Nestled in historic Cherry Valley, New York approximately 500 yards off the road on four acres of secluded, shaded lot. The Tryon Inn is located here with fond memories and new traditions. Cherry Valley is packed with historic attributes that captivate any given person that drives through the town. The scenic area itself is breath taking.
For a detailed historic reading on Cherry Valley, please visit the following websites:
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Valley,_New_York (I don’t care for wiki at all but this does have a great insight of the town and village).
The Tryon Inn was established around the late 1780’s by Thomas Whitaker. The Tryon was known as Whitakers’ Tryon Tavern. The Tavern was located in the historic square which is now occupied by the Cherry Valley Turnpike. The original building stood for almost 100 years before it was burned with almost half of the town at the time in 1866.
The above photo is the original Tryon Tavern. Around the 1900’s Mr. William C. Waldron purchased the Tryon Tavern at the current location it is today. The tavern itself was the home to Mrs. Hall and her children. Part of the home was torn down and burned by Mr. Waldron before he moved an old carriage barn from four houses down East of the restaurant location. The barn and the remaining home was created to the structure it is today. With some modifications from the newest owners, of course.
The name was changed from Tryon Tavern to Waldron’s Grove at the Tryon when Mr. Waldron owned the place. In the late 1960’s, newspapers indicated that the change of hands also came with a new name, the Tryon Inn. Now, Mr. Waldron used the Inn behind the restaurant as a “Tea House”. His restaurant and inn was nestled on 20 acres of land. Currently it is only settled on four.The restaurant when Mr. Waldron owned it was known for the correlation to the Loomis gang, it was the place to go for many drama theater plays, and even the circus!
The new owners had a lot of restoration to be done when they bought the place that had been unoccupied for over 12 years! The kitchen got a new facelift with new appliances, the bar got a new facelift as well. The original house is now the banquet room that is rented out for various banquets. The dinning room currently uses the chairs from the 1920’s that Mr. Waldron himself used with some from over the other change of owners. The Inn currently is under renovations. If you would like to donate to see the Inn be restored please comment below and I’ll give you an address! As being in the Inn myself, I have seen the amount of work that needs to be done. It is an easily $50-80,000 project.
The current restaurant is pictured below,
Here are some historical photo’s of the Inn and Restaurant, please do comment below.
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