Highlawn Inn History
Built as Highlawn toward the end of the 1890s by the Honorable Algernon R. Unger. The home was built for Chaffie Ziler, Unger’s bride. Unger was a member of the West Virginia state senate 13th district from 1885-88. He also constructed the Washington Hotel, a landmark in Berkeley Springs, which was destroyed by fire in 1974. After Unger’s death, his widow provided lodging out of Highlawn for people passing through town or staying to visit.
The inn has reopened, and we will continue Sandy’s tradition of hospitality as we welcome returning friends who have stayed with us many times and meet new friends who are just discovering us.