Spencer Aubreys finds more than inspiration while visiting this most famous inn in Abingdon, Virginia. Separated from the love of his life, and then losing his career job, he desperately seeks a way to put his life back in order as he attempts to write his second novel.
Captivated by a young girl, (Katherine Broadwater), Spencer believes her to be an actress from the local theater since she is dressed in clothing indicative of the 1860’s, her southern dialect and a story she weaves about herself and a boy named Sam. Her story details events that took place during the Civil War when the inn was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers.
Doubt and confrontation challenge Spencer as he tries to convince everyone that the illusive Katherine does exist, while seeking to learn the outcome of the passionate love story she shares.