The oldest hotel in every state

SOUTH CAROLINA: John Rutledge House Inn, Charleston

This inn both looks and feels like an inviting Southern home.
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Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the John Rutledge House, built in 1763, is the only home of a signer of the Constitution of the United States that visitors can spend the night in, and only one of 15 homes of signers still standing.

Today, guests can stay in either the main house or two carriage houses that are part of the John Rutledge House Inn in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina.

TENNESSEE: The Peabody, Memphis

The Peabody Ducks are local celebrities.
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Since it opened in 1869, the Peabody has been an institution in the city of Memphis.

The hotel is perhaps best known for its daily ritual of The March of the Peabody Ducks, which takes place on the rooftop in the Royal Duck Palace. As the title suggests, the tradition involves ducks marching down a red carpet in an elegant ceremony.

TEXAS: Haunted Magnolia Hotel, Seguin

This establishment calls itself "the most haunted hotel in Texas."
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This hotel was simply named the Magnolia Hotel before it became known as the Haunted Magnolia Hotel, as it is today.

The hotel first opened in 1840 and went through many owners and restorations over the years. Today, the hotel owners say that 13 paranormal spirits have been identified on the site, making it a hot spot for ghost hunters.

UTAH: Moore's Old Pine Inn, Marysvale

Moore's Old Pine Inn hasn't changed much since it opened in 1882.
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This hotel was originally named the Pines Hotel when it opened in 1882, and owners have found copies of the New York Times from that year glued to rafters of the house.

The current owners renovated and reopened the hotel in 1995, dedicating themselves to preserving the property's history. In fact, even the tall trees on the front lawn can be seen as saplings in photos from the hotel in the early 20th century.

VERMONT: The Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock

This historic inn is beautiful any time of year.
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While the hotel has certainly modernized, it has not lost its historic New England charm, which dates back to its opening in 1793. From there, the inn quickly grew in popularity, especially after a train station opened in the town of Woodstock, helping it become the popular vacation getaway that it is today.

VIRGINIA: The Williamsburg Lodge and Colonial Houses, Williamsburg

This hotel is perfect for a visit to Colonial Williamsburg.
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History buffs flock to Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia, for its authentic recreation of life in the early days of the US.

The Colonial Houses date back to 1750, and give guests have the opportunity to stay in the same rooms where Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson have spent the night.

WASHINGTON: Tokeland Hotel, Tokeland

The Tokeland Hotel has beautiful harbor views.
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Located on the Willapa Bay, the Tokeland Hotel is a cozy spot perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway.

The house was built in 1885, and the owners opened the Kindred Inn in 1889. As the small town became more accessible for travelers, the inn, eventually renamed the Tokeland Hotel, became a popular beach resort.

WEST VIRGINIA: The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs

This resort sits on 11,000 acres.
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The Greenbrier is a luxurious resort in West Virginia's beautiful Allegheny Mountains. Guests first came to the resort in 1778 for the nearby mineral waters in White Sulphur Springs. By the 1850s, the Greenbrier was a popular vacation destination for government and military officials.

Over the Greenbrier's lengthy history, the resort has hosted a whopping 26 US presidents.

WISCONSIN: Historic Hotels of Lake Geneva, Lake Geneva

Maxwell Mansion was originally built as a lakefront private residence.
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The Historic Hotels of Lake Geneva are comprised of Baker House and Maxwell Mansion, which were built in 1855 and 1856, respectively.

Guests often feel as if they've been transported back in time when staying on the two properties, which are impeccably preserved and decorated. Since the inns are in close proximity to both Milwaukee and Chicago, they've long been a popular destination among the cities' political and social elite.

WYOMING: The Historic Occidental Hotel, Buffalo

The Historic Occidental Hotel is an authentic look into the Old West.
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Step inside the Historic Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, Wyoming, and you'll be able to imagine yourself in the Old West. Famous figures from the era, like Butch Cassidy, Calamity Jane, and Buffalo Bill were all known to frequent the hotel, and even President Theodore Roosevelt has been a guest.

Today, each room is uniquely decorated, so guests are able to choose which western-inspired room best suits their interests.

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