Out with King George II? Amid economic woes, one of nation's oldest inns up for sale in Pa.

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — The owners of an inn that opened in 1681 are selling the historic property, leaving some to worry that Bristol and the U.S. may lose one of its oldest continuously operating inns.

John and Geri Caparrelli have owned the 16-unit inn since 2004 and are putting it up for sale because of a slowdown in business caused by the economy. The asking price is nearly $1.4 million.

The Caparrellis already have been forced to close the inn's restaurant and have been unable to refinance the property.

The inn's history is long and colorful. Local lore has it that Continental Army soldiers shot down its sign amid the Revolutionary War when it was called the King George II.