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JIM: Beula Villa Hotel story from Knob Lick newsletter 1902

Story dedication: This is for Mrs. Marcum and her son-in-law's favorite first wife.

By Jim

"We understand that Mr. C.W. Thompson is now building or preparing to build a commodious Hotel at Sulphur Well. Mr. Thompson never does things by halves, and if he undertakes this enterprise, the seekers of health and rest, may be assured of finding accommodation at that popular health resort, next Summer." -- From the Knob Lick newsletter, Adair County News, August 27, 1902.


The Beula Villa Hotel fivescore and five years ago

(Construction on the Beula Villa started in 1902 and was finished in time for the 1903 season. The following advertisement appeared in the May 2, 1906 Adair County News.)

This hotel is new and is situated on a beautiful plateau surrounded by a dense and virgin forest where a pleasant breeze is always blowing. The hotel is constructed with a purpose single to the comfort of guests. All the rooms, being outside rooms, the ventilation is necessarily perfect. The hotel is elegantly furnished throughout and has a most splendid bath-room where guests may have hot or cold baths at pleasure.

The table will be supplied with the very best of everything that can be found at any first-rate hotel. Our facilities for entertaining guests has been enlarged and improved since last season, and we feel no hesitancy in assuring the public that no better accommodations can be found at any Summer resort in Kentucky.

All of the amusements usually found at first-rate Summer resorts will be found here and an abundance of good music is always on tap in the parlors and on the grounds of this splendid hotel.

We also have first-rate arrangements for taking care of horses and vehicles, which will be done at reasonable rates.

The country around Sulphur Well is picturesque to a degree, and the natural scenery grand and interesting. The streams abound in fish and the forest with small game. The water is artesian and is a happy combination of sulphur, iron, salt and magnesia and is almost infallible cure for diseases of the stomach and liver and diseases arising from a disordered stomach as well as all nervous troubles. This water is famous for its cooling and refreshing effect, and is not surpassed for its medicinal qualities by any water in the world.

The rates at the Beula Villa Hotel this year will be $5.00 per week or $1.00 per day. The fare and accommodations will be kept up to the excellent standard heretofore established by this hotel. A half rate will be made to children under 12 years of age.

The Beula Villa Hotel will be open for the accommodation of guests on the 1st day of May, 1906.

C.W. Thompson, Prop., Sulphur Well, Ky.
E.E. Wren, Manager.
Miss Beula B. Thompson, Clerk.

Submitted and edited by Jim


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