Graham Ordinary is the name we gave our colonial era, Appalachian, log cabin, farm homestead built in the late 1790s. The cabin has a one room main floor with a living space above as a half story. A separate building was constructed soon after to provide a kitchen and eating space. An addition was added post civil war to the opposite side of the cabin, creating two rooms, one on the main floor and one above. The property stayed in the family until the 1960s when it was willed to a local church. Purchased in the 1970s, the lodge became an active four room Bed and Breakfast until 2010. The Graham Family purchased the property in 2013 and are restoring the structure.
We chose the name Ordinary as it is an old English term for a rest stop. An Ordinary offered a room for the night, a stable for your horse and a warm meal. The Appalachians still had wild places and travelers through these parts looked for safe, overnight resting places as they journeyed through the mountains. Since the cabin dates back to the late 1700s, and as the Scots were known to settle along the ridges (and because we are of Scottish heritage), we wanted to abide with this Ordinary concept and be in keeping with the colonial period of our Nation’s history.
Our accommodations include one King Suite and two full service RV Campsites.