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!

Some of our favorite guests are newlyweds, creating some of their first memories–and maybe even beginning traditions–here in Spring City. The Osborne Inn is only 17 miles from the Manti Temple, Spring City is a beautiful spot to celebrate before or after a wedding.

One of our family members came across a book with a picture of the Manti Temple, calling it a great American castle! While functionally “castle” might not be accurate, in form, the structure’s inspiration can easily be traced to the palaces of the French Renaissance. The inside is no less beautiful and is expertly maintained. Set atop a hill, the grounds also include a gorgeous little wood grove–where this particular couple took many of their wedding photos. Afterward, they rode a tandem bike down Spring City’s Main Street, complete with celebratory tin cans!

Into the Woods

A Bicycle Built for Two

We love making honeymooner’s visits extra-special and memorable!   The “Carnahan Suite” is typically our celebration room with 2 person jetted tub and gas fireplace,  we serve breakfast in bed, cookies and sparkling cider, flowers, carriage ride, etc. Make your request in advance so we can assist you in the planning of your special night.  We are also conveniently located for anyone attending a wedding in Manti and looking for accommodation, or for anyone celebrating an anniversary or birthday–we like to think we’re the best spot around for a bed, bike, and breakfast! :)  Call: 435-462-9338 or email:  innkeeper@osborneinn.com

*thanks to Carly and Jared for letting us share their photos!

Newlyweds, Abe and Amanda Chapman, have joined the ranks of matrimony and have agreed to be our innkeepers! They carry on the tradition before them of such illustrious innkeepers as Angie and Pat Wagner and Chris and Katie Chapman. It is a true test of a marriage. If they can successfully run a bed and breakfast together, they can handle the challenges of marriage! Much success to Abe and Amanda!

Nestled away between some mountains behind the farming community of Sterling, UT–about a 20 minute drive from the Inn–is Palisades State Park. It boasts a golf course, camping and picnicing sites, a reservoir that dates back to 1874 (originally known as “Funk’s Lake”), and a boating rental to boot! It was incredible! This is the most fun we’ve had in Sanpete County. We rented a canoe for 4 hours, at the very reasonable rate of 10 dollars. Paddleboats are also available for rental. My brother Abe caught some rainbow trout (too small to eat, though), we packed a picnic lunch to eat at one of the lakefront picnic tables, and Pat and I even swam from one end of the reservoir to the other (whew!). We criss-crossed the reservoir on the canoe, from pier to platform to nearly tropical trees growing on the shore, with oversized koi nibbling their roots. There’s even a gorgeous hike around the lake. All in all, we LOVED Palisades State Park! We are so glad we went and recommend anyone traveling to Sanpete County (during the summertime) to include it on their itinerary!
The view from the top of the hike around the lake! And above, we saw a beaver swimming (but weren’t quick enough to catch it on camera!)

The two studly men, blazing the trail.

Abe is below, checking out the crazy trees.

Abe is fishing from the niche in this rock!