Larry & Nancy Merrill – Asheville B & B Innkeepers
Making Your Romantic Getaway Truly Memorable
Innkeepers are Larry & Nancy Merrill
Our innkeepers are Nancy and Larry Merrill. Larry (a six generations Buncombe County/ Asheville native) and Nancy (a native of Kansas and a Registered Nurse) are the owners and hosts, along with Miss Maggie (their Australian Silky Terrier), of this cedar shingled, turn of the century, two-story North Carolina bed and breakfast.
Nancy was born in Kansas and went to grade school in Lima, Peru; high school in Wellesley, Massachusetts; University of Kansas; and Beth Israel School of Nursing in New York City. She is a certified Critical Care Registered Nurse, having left the Cardiac Cath Lab at High Point Regional Hospital to join with Larry in their new owner/innkeeper endeavor at the AppleWood Manor, an historic Asheville inn.
Larry’s ancestry in North Carolina dates back to his Great…Great Grandfather, Captain Benjamin Merrill, a North Carolina Regulator who was executed in Hillsborough (now Hillsboro), North Carolina under the auspices of the British Province Governor Tryon on June 19, 1771 for anarchy against the Troy government and British Crown. The death decree asserted:
“That the prisoner should be carried to the place from whence he came; that he should be drawn from thence to the place of execution and hanged by the neck; that he should be cut down while yet alive; that his bowels should be taken out and burned before his face; that his head should be cut off, and that his body should be divided into four quarters, which were to be placed at the King’s disposal, and may the Lord have mercy on your soul.” (Col. Rec. of N. C., Vol. 8, p. 643.)
Please be assured that EXECUTIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE MANOR!!!
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