Hotel Floyd was built by Jack Wall and Kamala Bauers who bought the land in 2002 with the idea of bringing "green" lodging into downtown Floyd. Wall and Bauers are committed to the intentional growth of the beautiful town of Floyd and to introducing responsible tourism to the area. The couple has also donated a piece of land to the town to be used as a pedestrian walkway for the area near the Jacksonville Cemetery, a very interesting place visitors will want to see.
Across the back fence is the Historic Jacksonville Cemetery. Headstones date back to the early 1800's. A kiosk highlights the histories of these early Floyd residents. The rare soapstone tombs are especially impressive. The Town of Floyd is assessing options for the potential historic restoration of the Old Jacksonville Cemetery. The Town has made plans to construct a trail to the cemetery. The trail would connect Route 8 and Highway 221 and crosses Hotel Floyd and proposed Conference Center. Local businesses are also expressing interest in a larger community development project.