Reservations made in advance must be secured with a deposit. At this time we only accept cash or check for payment.

To make a reservation please call 937-386-0143.

  • The John T. Wilson Homestead is a non smoking facility.
  • We now offer WIFI for our guests.

All Rooms have smoke detectors and privacy locks. Additionally smoke detectors are incorporated into the alarm system which automatically calls an alarm center. We have a state of the art heating and cooling geothermal system with the second floor on it’s own zoned system.


This room is the largest and was John T. Wilson’s personal bedroom and is entered from the north hall. The room still has the original grate working fireplace which was used for heat. We have plans to make this fireplace useable with simulated logs and flames. The hidden stairs from the lower Stephen Kelly room exits near the fireplace. This staircase is probably where the slaves were brought up to the room, then on to the attic stairway. This room has a queen size bed and is furnished with vintage antiques. The bathroom for this room is just off the landing and is full size with a bath and shower combination. The room has the original oak finished floors. There are two large windows that overlook the Tranquility Valley to the south.

2015 Rates

January –  March: (Weekends Only) $110/per night
April – November: Weekdays: $125 + Plus tax per night | Weekends (Fri,Sat,Sun) $125 + tax per nigh

Named after Wilson’s wife maiden name. This room enters from the second floor main landing and has two large windows facing a nice view of the Tranquility Valley. The room has a double / regular antique bed. The room has the original beautiful popular wood floors.

This is the smallest of the rooms at the homestead, but people like this room as it seems to be the most peaceful. Access to a bathroom is the full sized bathroom just off the second floor stairway landing or downstairs.

2015 Rates

January –  March: (Weekends Only) $100/per night
April – November: Weekdays: $110 + Plus tax per night | Weekends (Fri,Sat,Sun) $110 + tax per night.


Named after Wilson’s son who died in the Civil War at a young age. This room enters from the second floor main landing and is located to the west side of the homestead.

This room has an antique double / regular sized bed. The bed has a foot board and is not recommend for anyone over 6 feet tall. The room has one large sunny window overlooking the Tranquility Valley to the south. The room has beautiful finished popular floors original to it’s time and has it’s own private bathroom with a shower.

2015 Rates

January –  March:  (Weekends Only) $100/per night
April – November: Weekdays: $110 + Plus tax per night | Weekends (Fri,Sat,Sun) $110 + tax per night.


Stay in a historic cabin!

The W. A. Blair cabin is named after a young man Wilson took under his tutelage as an apprentice at age 15. Wilson apprenticed him in learning to operate a general store he became like a second son. Blair was very close to Wilson throughout their lives and was chosen as executor for Wilson’s vast estate. Because of his closeness and his interest in the Wilson homestead it was decided by the Alexander family to name the cabin after him. The cabin is the original first store built by Wilson in circa 1832. It served Wilson for more than 10 years and was the only store in a 10 mile radius. The cabin was the first building on the estate and not only served as a store downstairs, but Wilson and his wife lived in the upstairs loft of the cabin till the brick home was added in the 1840’s. After the brick home was built it is believed that the cabin than became the home of the lifelong house keeper Sarah Couser.

The cabin has a large stone cooking fireplace on the first floor level in addition to a handicapped accessible bathroom with a large shower. The cabin offers a wheel chair accessible ramp. Along with vintage furniture, there is a bed on the first floor. The second floor loft is accessed by a ladder type stairs and has a full sized bed. The cabin has it’s own electric heating and room air conditioning systems. The windows allow for natural ventilation and can be used during the summer months if the guests desires. The fireplace is available for use if the guests maintain fire safety. The cabin has sufficient space for a family or two couples. The cabin is well insulated but is not normally rented during the winter months of January & February unless the guests understand they are staying in a real historic log cabin that must use the fireplace to supplement heat during very cold weather. Guests must leave the cabin to enter the adjacent brick home to have breakfast or use that part of the homestead since they are not connected. However, the cabin is self contained and is removed from the rest of the homestead.

2015 Rates

April – November: 2 people $150 | 3-6 people $165 + Plus tax per night.

The Kelly Room. This room is named in memory of a local noted historian Stephen Kelly. From the mid 1840s to late 1850s the Tranquility Store was operated out of this room. The village post office was run out of the store as well. It is also the location of the hidden staircase entrance. This room is now used for the gatherings to have breakfast and occasional dinners.



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