Built in 1847, when West Virginia was the western part of Virginia, the hotel was known as the Moorefield Hotel Company and the stockholders included Charles Carter Lee, eldest brother of Robert E. Lee. After the Civil War, it was operated by Captain C. B. Mullin, who made it into a renowned hostelry famous for its food. During Captain Mullin's tenure in the 1860' and 70's, known as the Golden Days of Moorefield, old hotel registers indicate that many men of note and distinction were guests. The building carried the name "The Mullin Hotel" for over 80 years and is West Virginia's oldest continuously operated hotel, serving as such for over 110 years