The hotel stood on the site of today's Mocksville courthouse. For 70 years the hotel represented the hub of social activity in Mocksville, hosting many balls, dances, skating parties, and receptions. The Western Carolinian first advertised the hotel on February 14, 1839: "New Establishment in Mocksville, Davie County. Thomas Foster informs the public that he has removed from his former stand to his new building on the public square in the town of Mocksville where he will continue to keep a House of Entertainment. His house is roomy and commodious, attached to which are six comfortable offices for gentlemen of the Bar, all convenient to the Court House. The subscriber pledges himself to the most diligent exertions to give satisfaction to such as may call on him. His Table, Bar and Stables are provided in the best manner that the country will afford, and his servants are faithful and prompt." On December 14, 1904 the hotel went up in flames. Fortunately, the fire only cost the life of Holloway Pass' bird dog.