Roland's Bar closed for the season
It was a great summer on the deck; thanks to all who came to see us. Roland's will open again in the spring!
A few things to note:
This is an outdoor bar with very little overhead cover, but we’ll stay open unless it’s pouring down rain. Closure announcements will be made via social media.
How to Enter
Entry is via the driveway on the S. Main St. side of the hotel. Please do not enter from the back or Town Square side. If the sidewalk/driveway needs to be blocked off for construction, we will redirect entry through the front door of the hotel!
The hotel is still very much under construction, so please obey all cones, caution tape, and signage restricting access to off-limits areas.
Well-behaved dogs and children are welcome at Roland’s, but for their safety and the consideration of others, dogs MUST be kept on a leash and with their owner at all times, and children must never be unattended. Please clean up after your pet.
Our outdoor bar is located in the hotel's original smokehouse, where thousands of hams were smoked and cured each year to supply the famous family-style feasts the NuWray was once known for. Will Roland was the chef at the NuWray for 40+ years in the first half of the 20th century, and his family has deep ties to the NuWray and Burnsville. Some of his recipes are included in the old NuWray cookbook, and it was Will who perfected the method of smoking and curing hams.
We chose to name the bar after him, with permission from his family members who still live in the area, as a way of honoring his contribution to the culinary traditions of the NuWray. There’s something really special about sitting at this bar, where you can look up at the original beams, still charred from ages-old smoke.