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Innkeepers Bill and Vicky Thomas
Bill and Vicky Thomas
2230 Irish Ridge Rd.
Philo, OH 43771
Email: cabinintheorchard@yahoo.com
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About the Cabin in the Orchard

The Thomas Family While Finishing the Cabin in the Orchard

Bill is retired after teaching for 30 years and we have been farmers all our married life. Over the years, we have vacationed with friends at cabins like ours. Our cabin is Bill's brain child. He decided that the cabins we had stayed in had nothing on us. So we built this cabin with encouragement, financial backing and LABOR from our son and daughter-in-law and daughter and son-in-law. I said "WE" built this cabin. The cabin is an Appalachian Log Home from Tennessee. The logs were shipped on two semi trucks and assembled by the company in one week. When the company left, the completion of the cabin was ours. The family did everything except the electric, sewer, water well and fireplace. We built this with the idea of providing a retirement supplement for us and if it didn't work as a Bed & Breakfast, it would be our son and daughter-in-law's new home. Being retail fruit farmers for years, dealing with the public comes naturally to us. We feel the private location, on the back of our property overlooking a pond, orchard and vineyard, and the tranquility of being in the country, and seeing wildlife allows our guests to get away from their busy lives, even if for just a few days to rest, relax, read a book, view a movie, soak in the hot tub, sitting on the porch swing, relax in our hammock, hike, fish, etc. Many of our guets have written in our memory book that "we have a little piece of heaven."

More High Work on the Cabin in the Orchard
Walking the Plank Working on the Cabin in the Orchard

Bill and Vicky Take a Break on the Future Porch of the Cabin in the Orchard

Applying a Protective Finish to the Cabin in the Orchard

Going to Great Heights to Finish the Cabin in the Orchard