sapphire valley north carolina history

Sapphire Inn on Sapphire Lake


One of five hotels built by the Lake Toxaway Hotel Group in the late 1890's, Sapphire Inn was just 5miles from Fairfield Inn -  but by horse and buggy - a long ride.


Today Sapphire Lake is known as Whisper Lake. Sapphire Inn was lost in the early 1930's by fire. The foundation of the Inn was still visible just a few years ago near Old Sapphire Post Office Road and the lake.

The History of Sapphire Valley

Sapphire VAlley Historical Society