True Colonial Inns were built along the major trails and toll roads of Early America. So it is with the Inn at Narrow Passage. Its oldest section was built about 1740. The Inn at Narrow Passage has been welcoming travelers along the Great Wagon Road (now U.S. Route 11) for over 250 years.
The Inn's sturdy log walls made it a safe haven against Indian attacks at the "narrow passage"- where the roadbed was only one wagon wide and traveling was very dangerous.
Later, it became important as Stonewall Jackson's headquarters during the Valley Campaign of 1862. Historians like to note that it was here General Jackson commanded Jedediah Hotchkiss to "Make me a map of the Valley."
From settlers seeking refuge from Indians to present day travelers looking for a haven against the stresses of modern life, the Inn at Narrow Passage has kept its promise of comfort and hospitality, continuing to be a welcome sight to travelers from all over the world.