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Sitting on Halltop Mountain in Waynesville, North Carolina is a white farm house originally built in 1884 by the Hall family as part of an apple farm. In 1979, this home was purchased by Margaret and Russell Burson and became a Bed and Breakfast, named Hallcrest Inn.

 

Margaret Burson, a retired schoolteacher, collected recipes used at Hallcrest from many different sources, including family, friends, and even patrons of the B&B. Patrons would comment on the delicious food at the Inn, and when they asked for a particular recipe, she only asked that the patron exchanged one of their favorite recipe. She amassed quite a collection of Southern dishes that she cherishes and continues to cook at home today. Margaret claims that many of the Hallcrest favorites were made from recipes provided by returning guests.

 

The business enjoyed nearly two decades of success before high cost of overhead slowly started to overtake profits. The home on Halltop Mountain was sold and is now privately owned.

 
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