Guide to the The Mimosa, Tryon, North Carolina, Papers, 1909-1977

Summary Information

Title: The Mimosa, Tryon, North Carolina, Papers, 1909-1977
Collection: AC.1075
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection includes an original booklet about The Mimosa, a grand mansion in the Pacolet Valley near Tryon, North Carolina, which served as an inn/resort in the early twentieth century. There are also several original and photocopied newspaper articles and auction ads about The Mimosa, dated 1971-1977.

Creator: The Mimosa

Biographical/Historical Note

The Mimosa Inn was a large, mansion-type home that served as an inn/resort in Tyron, North Carolina in the early 1900's. Reportedly it had all the modern conveniences for that time.

From the Autumn and Winter in the Land of the Sky, Southern Railway (U.S.). Passenger Traffic Department, 1915 (online): "The Mimosa Hotel--W. H. Stearns, proprietor--is located in a grove of Mimosa trees about a mile and a quarter from the Southern Railway station. It caters exclusively to winter travelers and tourists, being open to guests from December 1st until May 1st. It is heated by a furnace, lighted by electricity, and is equipped and furnished throughout in a modern and comfortable fashion."

When it was built, The Mimosa could accommodate up to 100 people. The booklet tells of guests coming in 1908, and the articles advertise its sale in 1977.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a brochure on The Mimosa in its heyday, papers and articles regarding sales of the house, and a complete issue of The Tryon Daily Bulletin, July 16, 1971.


All materials in this collection are filed in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1075: “The Mimosa,” Tryon, North Carolina, Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.

Container List

The Mimosa, Booklet, 1909

Copied and Original Articles about The Mimosa, 1971-1977