Sunnydale, the well-known log cabin building on S. Trade Street in Tryon, is a Rustic Revival style design that was popular in the mountainous regions of western North Carolina in the early 20th century. The beautiful recently remodeled log building located at 334 S. Trade St. (also known as Route 176 or the main street) in Tryon, NC between the IGA Grocery and the Dollar General Store. It is said to have been designed by local architect J. Foster Searles, who also designed the Lake Lanier Tea House. It was built by local contractor J. S. Kell, who also built the Tea House in the mid 1920s and the clubhouse at the Tryon Country Club in 1921, both examples of the Rustic Revival style.
The building was renovated and then gifted to Tryon Little Theater late in 2011 by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lane, with the stipulation that it be used for community events. If you have an interest in renting Sunnydale, contact TLT at 828-859-2466. Leave a message and someone will get back to you. It is available on a first come first serve basis Monday- Sunday and must be reserved in advance. The fee includes use of chairs and tables plus the kitchen — which includes stove, microwave, re-frigerator and coffee maker. All food must be catered in or prepared off-site. A rental contract filled out and submitted with a $200 refundable security deposit and ½ of the rental fee (non-refundable) is required.