How it all started...
Long after the days of Oliver Hazard Perry and General Philip Henry Sheridan's eras, farming was a common source of livelihood in Southeastern Ohio. After harvesting corn and raising pigs, the Holekamp family decided to start a Christmas tree farm. In 1980 the first Christmas trees were planted. Around that time, Mr. Holekamp stumbled upon a barn sale just up the road. After a quick stop, he had made a deal to disassemble the barn that was built in 1838 and keep the wood. Later, a train ride in Nelsonville that showcased some log cabins turned into a trip to West Virginia where the cabin design was born. Soon after, they began building the log cabin. Log by log, the cabin was assembled with the help of some local high school kids and the neighboring farmer. Little did they know, this log cabin would be a central gathering point for decades to come!
Pictured above is the Holecamp family, original owners and operators of the tree farm. Thank you for your mentoring and guidance on this new venture!