LisaKae Smith, the operator of the Rectory on Fifth Inn, wanted to bring something different for visitors to the area looking for a place to stay. That is how she arrived at the two-story brick building that was built in 1929 to serve as the rectory for the priest and family of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, on Prichard St. in Williamson. “I had been looking for a place to open lodging for tourists when the Rectory became available for rent.”
After deciding to rent the location, she began looking for items related to the history of Williamson and the Tug Valley area, so that when they opened their doors, they would also be preserving the area’s history, and providing visitors with “a better picture of who we are and what we have to offer.”
LisaKae wanted to offer something a little different from a hotel room. “So I focused on what would make things easier for guests during their stay, so I made it a ‘home away from home.’” She says. “Meaning guests simply need to bring their clothing and food to come and have a good time.”
One special element of the Rectory is that it offers a variety of tools for those looking to make their own food. “Folks can bring family and friends, and plan and eat meals together. We offer everything from pots, pans, silverware, plates, etc., along with full size appliances and a gas grill at the guest’s disposal.”
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