Originally built in 1832, The Martha Washington Inn has seen many different uses. When the armies of the Civil War battled in and around Abingdon, the building served as a hospital for wounded soldiers, and romantic stories of nurses and soldiers still endure to this day.
After the Civil War The Martha became a women’s college and today is an elegant hotel, paying homage to its gracious Southern roots and enduring historic legacy. The Inn now offers to its guests, The Spa at The Martha. The newly completed salt water pool, and a sundeck off the pool provides the perfect spot for a quiet read or warm relaxation in the sun. The Spa features beautifully appointed treatment rooms, the latest in equipment technology plus an adjoining fitness area, conveniently close to dressing and locker rooms.
The Martha now offers the Creeper Trail Express. Our Creeper Trail Express will take you, for a scenic 50 minute drive, to White Top Mountain, with bicycles, helmets, bottled water and if you choose a tasty picnic lunch to the start point. Three wonderful hours later we'll meet you at the ﬁnish to bring you safely back to the hotel.