Hisrich Hills House Bed & Breakfast and ArtFarm
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Enjoy a truly unique lodging experience in this relocated and resurrected c. 1820 log house and c. 1840 addition. Moved from Coshocton County, Ohio to our location in Tuscarawas County, the main structure recreates a pioneer atmosphere with authentic period furnishings and a romantic cooking fireplace. The adaptive reuse of the timber frame addition combines historic and contemporary aesthetics with modern conveniences.
Whatever your style or preference, we aim to make your stay at Hisrich Hills House Bed & Breakfast and ArtFarm a truly unique and aesthetically pleasing experience.
Located near the heart of Ohio's Amish Country, our 130 acre farm offers convenience to great area attractions, but most of all prized, private tranquility and seclusion. Come, get away to a different era or relax with modern amenities. Sit in the log house and feel what it may have been like to live on the Ohio frontier. See the workings of an authentically reproduced stone cooking fireplace or use the well equipped up-to-date kitchen. Experience sleeping on an authentic rope bed or spread out on a contemporary queen-sized mattress. We offer a great location to read, write, make art, hike, observe nature or just relax.
Whether you are looking for a getaway by yourself, as a couple or with your entire family, we can accommodate you. The air conditioned log house provides sleeping arrangements for up to six people. The main room has a full-sized rope bed and the second floor bedroom contains a queen-sized bed. A fold down futon couch is located in the sleeping loft of the addition.
The timber frame addition has a fully equipped eat-in kitchen with solid wood counter tops, sitting area with comfortable reading chairs, and a private bathroom with great corner shower. There is also a washer and dryer for your convenience.
The loft space, decorated in a retro 1970's genre, has satellite TV with a DVD player. There are bean bag chairs, a futon and wonderful period artwork to create a comfortable funky atmosphere.
Hisrich Hills House Bed & Breakfast and ArtFarm is located on 130 acres of rolling farmland in the Stucky Valley, of Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Originally settled in the 1830's by the Moomaw family, the farm was purchased in 1903 by Doug's great-grandparents, German farmers, Jacob and Emma Hisrich. It has remained in our family for over 100 years.
The farm subsequently passed down to Doug's grandparents, Laura and Vernon Hisrich who lived, raised a family and farmed the property for many decades. After their deaths the buildings and land remained underutilized for many years and fell into decline until we purchased them, along with Doug's parents, Ed and Pat (Hisrich) McGlumphy in 1997.
In addition to the built environment, the farm consists of approximately 60% tillable land and 40% woods. In an effort to preserve the property as farmland, a local farmer uses the fields to plant crops for his dairy farm. The remainder acts as a bird sanctuary, as well as habitat for local wildlife.
We enjoy our farm and its family history and invite you to come and enjoy its peacefulness and tranquility with us. It is a labor of love and continues to be an ever-evolving endeavor. There is always something new to look at with each subsequent visit as we always have a new project in the works.
Art and Antiques
We have been collecting art and antiques for nearly two decades and enjoy the recreation of antiquing, foraging for a good deal and salvaging architectural materials for reuse. Jen has the eye for a bargain and Doug is a local artisan. He creates work that captures the essence of antiquity and folk art. His studio is located in the nearby barn. Trained as a fine artist in ceramics and painting, he now works in printmaking, sculpture, stone masonry and carpentry. You can find his creations all over the property.
If you like the outdoors
There are also numerous opportunities to get in touch with nature. Recline on the side porch and balcony and enjoy the farm views. Relax on the patio and cook dinner on the outdoor grill or sit on the front stoop and enjoy the fern and hosta garden, planted among the glacier stones. You can also take a hike in the woods on marked trails, walk though the fields or up the lane, and take in the country air. The possibilities for indoor and outdoor relaxation are endless, so come and enjoy!
Hisrich Hills House sits in the heart of Amish Country, scenic farmland and shopping, culinary, historic and cultural entertainment. We can guide you to the best locations to satisfy your interests. Driving through Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Holmes and Wayne Counties, visitors can discover the beauty of Ohio's rolling hills and the agricultural splendor of Amish and modern farms. While enjoying the local scenery, shopping enthusiasts will be in heaven. Here the antique malls, gift shops, cheese houses and Amish furniture and basket shops abound. Local restaurants range from Amish eateries to historic pubs. History and culture come alive with restored villages and theatrical productions all within 30 miles of our farm. The area is rich with opportunities to make your stay with us a truly enjoyable, unique and memorable experience.