The homestead hotel was built in the 1700's by John
Vandiver. It is Burlington's oldest
structure, as well as one of the oldest homes in the area and within
the county. This large brick mansion was the farm on a plantation of
several hundred acres. Mr. Vandiver kept over several hundred slaves
of his own.
Materials used for this mansion were brought from England. The bricks were used as ballast for ships. Woodwork is all black walnut and the doorknobs are the original ones. One room was used as a public bar for those travelers passing by.
Across Rte.50 from the hotel were the original horse stables for the hotel as stage coaches made their stopes there.