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The Rustic Inn has a new owner.  Vera Fairall visited Ely for the first time over a year ago. She quickly fell in love with the town and the community and purchased a home here in Ely. Vera began working at the Rustic Inn as the desk clerk and was told that the property was up for sale. She quickly purchased the motel earlier in July and has been refurbishing a lot of the rooms by giving each room a different theme. The lobby area is in the process of being updated as well to give it a “Rustic Chic” look.10-21-rustic-inn1