Things that hadn’t been invented when The Old Angler’s Inn first opened: typewriters, telephones, metal detectors, machine guns, and Coca-Cola. Hopefully that puts "old" in perspective. The Inn’s original purpose was to serve those coming and going along the C&O Canal, but big names like Teddy Roosevelt also stayed there (for hunting and fishing of course). A DC attorney purchased the Inn in 1957 as a gift for his wife, Olympia Reges, who took charge through the 1980s. When she passed, the second generation of Reges took over. Recently, while doing restoration work, hidden paintings were discovered on the walls behind layers and layers of paint and plaster. Ask about them on your next visit.