Photos from our shoot at the @elkhorninn with Dan and Elisse for @hollowthefilm. The building was built in 1922 as a miner’s clubhouse for Empire Coal & Coke
Dan came with FEMA to respond to the 2002 flood and immediately became interested in the building. They decided to buy and restore the building to cater to tourists coming to McDowell County. “We knew that people were coming here, but they would always tell us that they weren’t staying here,” Elisse said of railfans, trout fishermen and other tourists. The couple have no regrets entering the “inn” business and see great potential for tourism growth in McDowell County.