Thanks to The Calhoun County Journal and Joel Mcneece for publishing this article about our inn.

November 1, 2007

Cart Barn Inn Opens At Yoda Creek


The long hallway dividing the 10 luxurious rooms is lined with tin and features the original large pan light fixtures, an ode to the building’s past as a cart barn for Yoda Creek Golf Club. Located just beyond the driving range, tucked against a wooded area just off Sam Nation Road sits Calhoun County’s newest luxury inn.
 

 

 

 

Cart Barn Inn Opens At Yoda Creek

By JOEL McNEECE
The long hallway dividing the 10 luxurious rooms is lined with tin and features the original large pan light fixtures, an ode to the building’s past as a cart barn for Yoda Creek Golf Club.
Located just beyond the driving range, tucked against a wooded area just off Sam Nation Road sits Calhoun County’s newest inn.
“We wanted something that would benefit Calhoun County,” said Kay Tyler, who owns the unique Cart Barn Inn.  Kay  is married to husband Paul. They leased the property from Yoda Creek Properties.
“Instead of people just passing through, we wanted a place where they could stop, stay and enjoy,” Kay said.
Kay feels she has accomplished that with uniquely designed accommodations that include six King rooms, & four Queen suites with two queen-size beds in each.
All of the rooms are complete with amenities such as microwaves, refrigerators, comfortable seating, computer desks, flat screen televisions, wireless internet and a fine chocolate candy resting on each pillow.
“We wanted all the rooms to be distinctly elegant,” Kay said. “We didn’t want it to look like just any hotel. We wanted it to be a very unique experience that would keep people wanting to come back.”
The beds are one of the biggest features of the inn.
“We have down under all the sheets and on top,” Kay said.
Every room has its own color theme, furniture style, and original artwork painted by Kay Tyler.
Pictures of various Calhoun Countians also adorn the walls in the public areas. Visitors are served coffee and a full breakfast in the lobby each morning.

The idea for the inn was spawned this summer and work began the first of August. Five of the rooms were booked for Sept. 21, the weekend of the Ole Miss Florida game.
The first four weekends the inn was open, they hosted visitors from 14 different states.
“People were wanting to come to Bruce,” Paul said. “They just had no place to stay.”
“Our county has a lot of great assets that haven’t really been tapped into,” Kay said. “People can stay here and golf, visit the Bollinger Family Theatre, and hunt and fish.”
Paul said a large part of the early traffic has been people visiting for Ole Miss home football games. Others have been out of town guests coming to the Bollinger Theatre, working on genealogy projects, or just here to visit friends.
The interior still lacks some minor finishing touches, while the outside has some major projects still on the to do list, including a gazebo, courtyard, and portico across the front.
Kay said they hope to have a nice area for weddings, anniversary celebrations and gatherings of local clubs.
“We wanted a place where you would never have to apologize for sending someone over here to stay,” Paul said. “I think we got it.”
 

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