I wonder how the cash outlay compares to a current week at Disneyworld? The "hack from Huntsville" traveled a distance of approximately 20 miles, depending on where the Tennessee River crossing was made.
ATHENS HERALD, June 13, 1856, p. 3, c. 2
White Sulphur Springs.
Morgan County, Alabama.
This celebrated Watering Place formerly kept by J. Wallace Manning & Co., has been put in repair, and will be opened to visitors on the 1st of July, 1856. The different Mineral waters, and their efficacy in curing Rheumatism, Dyspepsia, and diseases of the Skin, are too well known to require further notice here, and the water of the new spring has also proved highly beneficial in several instances. The rooms have been fitted up with entire new furniture, beds and bedding; a vineyard and pleasure grounds have been laid off, and a stable and carriage house put up. For the young and gay a succession of amusements will be provided, and fine hunting and fishing grounds can be found in the immediate vicinity of the springs. A Hack will run from Huntsville to the Springs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and a conveyance will be sent to Bower’s Landing, (3 miles) for those coming by the boats.
Rates of Charges.
Board by the day, $1 25
“ “ “ week 7 00
“ “ two weeks 6 00
Children according to age. Servants half price.
J. J. Giers & Co.
Huntsville, May 31, 1856.
I state with pleasure, that by the use of the waters at the White Sulphur Springs, last season, I was entirely cured of a very severe attack of Rheumatism, which had paralized [sic] my arm, and that another member of my family was restored to health at the same place.