It eventually closed in 1931 and became a Methodist camp for a couple of years. In 1936, a man named Ralph Hankinson bought the building and used it to house Daytona race car drivers. Between 1939-1954, Wittenburg University owned the building. Then from 1954-1973, it was used as a nursing home until newly instituted building codes stated that wooden-frame structures could not be used as nursing homes. The building's owner, Carol Forrer, decided to open stores selling crafts, recreational vehicles, and sporting goods. The building was converted once again into a hotel in 1995 and remains so today.