Many of our guests are pleasantly surprised at the peace they feel here at The Osborne Inn and the small rural town of Spring City. Coming inside the historic Osborne home- is like stepping into an old photo of another time that was more simple and free, guests can be transported to a different place in their minds and forget about their “real life” for a while.
One guest recently wrote:
“It was very needed in my life to have your service. Our stay was just what I needed and you treated us just right. Thank You.”
Comments like this make our work here at the inn satisfying. We are happy knowing that our service can bring healing and peace to our guests.
Another comment from a guest:
“Thank you for such a lovely place to land-warm, inviting environment-cozy spaces, a comfortable bed, unlimited hot water in your deep tub (!), a lovely breakfast, hospitable service, good books and – best of all-deep, wonderful QUIET. That was really the best of all. Also – friendly dogs in the driveway! We will tell our friends about this hidden gem of a retreat.”
Orson and Ben Kimball are incredible wood craftsmen. The Kimballs love traditional building skills and the history associated with them. We have enjoyed their attention to detail, fair business practices and excellent workmanship, in addition to their good-natured personalities. We are drawing towards the end of our projects, so I thought it was time to “sing their praises” to the world. They have a long waiting list, so you might have to wait, but they are worth it. Their website is www.kimballcarpentry.com. They have helped us restore a log cabin that was on the back of the property, oak wood stairs in the Innkeeper’s quarters and restoration of the granary. Orson has helped us regulate all the old locks on the antique doors in the inn. He is quite expert at making sure the old keys work in the locks. For what good is a lock on a door without a key that opens it? The door knobs all have a durable, sure feel to them now. He polished the metal workings on the doors and hinges. On the top story of the inn, someone much earlier “slapped together” three screen doors, unlike the beautiful ones on the lower level. Orson made replications of those beautiful original screen doors on the main floor for the top floor balconies. They are beautiful and make a difference in the exterior appearance of the Osborne Inn. It is like wearing a well-made, tailored shirt with a one-of-a-kind suit…it makes all the difference! Thank you Orson and Ben!