The Chimney Rock Villa opened on July 1, 1973.

The first residents were 15 persons who had been at the Darnall’s private Chimney Rock Rest Home.  During the first month Chimney Rock Villa was open, eight others came to make their home, the rate of occupancy to over 50% in the first month of operation.  Virginia Darnall was the very first Chimney Rock Villa Administrator with Elsie Schaffer as the Director of Nursing.


The Assisted Living was completed and new residents moved in.