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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!

Spring City hosted the “Start and Finish Line” for the Sanpete Classic.  Excitement was in the air as bicyclists gathered early  at the old school and prepared for the forthcoming race.  Some participated in the fun ride and others vied for state championships.   The picturesque, rolling country side provided a beautiful and  challenging course for all levels.  We loved hosting participants of the Sanpete Classic and hope to see this race continue for many years to come.

 

We are experimenting with a new breakfast addition to our menu. 

Buckwheat is a good grain substitute, especially for those who are gluten intolerant.  It  is rich in dietary fiber and is considered a superb laxative food.

The Osborne Inn  recipe for Organic Buckwheat Waffles:

Makes 6 to 8 waffles, depending on size of waffle iron.

Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs, separated   (local Brunner’s Farm in Spring City)
  • 2 T. agave nectar
  • 2 T. oil
  • 1 1/2 c. milk  (soy or almond?)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 c. freshly ground organic buckwheat flour 
  • 1 1/4 c. freshly ground brown rice flour 
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 T. sunflower seeds (optional)
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon  (optional)
Preparation:

Beat egg whites until stiff. Set aside. Beat egg yolks with agave nectar or similar sweetener (sugar, honey, etc.) until light yellow. Add oil and mix. Beat in milk.

Sift together dry ingredients and combine with milk and egg mixture. Fold in egg whites.  The batter is somewhat runny.  The egg white gives  batter body and will make waffles more light and airy upon cooking.

Spread an appropriate amount of batter over the hot waffle iron. Sprinkle one or two teaspoons sunflower seeds and or cinnamon over the batter, if desired. Close lid and cook until waffles are done.

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!