Sometime around 1825, David Crabill built this tavern south of present-day Maurertown, Virginia, to serve travelers on what would become the Valley Turnpike. Crabill would have provided them food, a hot bed, and spirits of their choosing.
The tavern, which was called a hotel later in the 19th century, operated until around 1900. It is a classic example of Federal-style architecture from this period. Today it is a private residence.