The owners of the Hatfield Inn celebrated the official re-opening of the business Thur, August 7 with a special ribbon cutting. Guy and Dorothy Hatfield, along with daughter Julie King presented the newly remodeled inn the citizens of Grayson County with the ribbon cutting and lunch.
The Inn had been closed temporarily after water had damaged more than 50% of the room at the motel.
On Monday, January 6, 2014 the inn’s attic sprinkler system froze, causing the sprinklers to be pushed out of the ceiling. When the sprinklers burst from the ceiling, the water destroyed the rooms causing the hotel to close its doors while the re-modeling could be done. Dorothy Hatfield talked of the hotel in an interview after the ribbon cutting. “We had owned a chain of 160 hotels and when we sold them I wanted a hotel of my very own. Seventeen years ago I visited Leitchfield and decided this was where I wanted to build it.”
That was the beginning and now this is where the Hatfields call home.
“Sometimes when Guy and I travel I look at him and say , Lets go home. Then we arrive here and we are home,” Said Dorothy to the group that had gathered for the re-opening.
“We get about 2 offers a month to buy the hotel, but we are not selling,” said Dorothy. “we did sell it once but ended up re-buying it as soon as it came on the market.”
Hatfield told why her quests return time after time.
“We have the best guest here and we try to accommodate them,” said Hatfield. “One of the things we do for our truck drivers is serve breakfast between 4:30 and 5 a.m. so they can get to work on time.”
The last time the Hatfield Inn was remodeled was 2004 .