It was once the Family Inn. Before that it was the Thacker Christmas Inn, currently it is just an abandoned building in Caryville. This may finally change as the property was recently purchased at auction for $294,800.

Alley Auctions recently sold some of the lodging properties owned by former local hotel baron Ken Seaton. This included all of the Family Inns. Seaton said he was retiring from the lodging industry.

The fate of the building is uncertain. The facility has been closed for a number of years due to fire damage.