A dance hall was added in the 1930's, and the inn became a popular Saturday night location. recorded music. For years, many considered it the Saturday-night place to be. Music was provided by a juke box or by jazz musician Clondike Tucker.
The inn also had a reputation for being a spot where one could find bootleg liquor and prostitutes.
After Heltonburg's death in 1931, his wifre ran the inn for a few years before selling it to Jes Ferguson.