Log Cabin Christmas 2019
Time & Location
About The Event
What was it like to experience Christmas in an Indiana log cabin 160 years ago? Christmas in the Indiana wilderness was celebrated by some early settlers. The head of the pioneer family would read the gospel story of the Nativity, which was followed by the giving of home-made presents, articles that were useful and practical, for there were few frivolities in a cabin in the woods: "Father had tanned a hide in a trough cut out of a trunk of a tree, had taken the leather and made shoes, patterned and pegged by himself, for the boys and girls. Perhaps mother had been able to make some preserves and candy out of last year's maple sugar. They sometimes had wild turkey for dinner. The girls got new linsey-woolsey gowns or sunbonnets. Mother fashioned a doll out of buckskin and stuffed it with hay. The candle-lit Christmas tree was not known then in Indiana. Some little girls were fortunate to get some cabinet maker's little samples or some tiny china pieces. For the boys, homemade sleds, wagons, bows and arrows, slings, and whistles made of paw paw. Or a pair of ice skates or a gun made at the forge of the local blacksmith. For the Christmas goodies, there were home-made candies, -- taffy or 'lasses,' popcorn strings and balls, and fancy cookies." (from the December 27, 2005, Lowell Tribune, page 5).
We invite you to create your own special Christmas celebration in our vintage 1850's cabin this holiday season. We provide everything you need create a family night to remember:
- String popcorn and decorate the Christmas tree by candlelight and flickering oil lamps.
- Cozy up to a crackling fire in the fireplace.
- Enjoy a plate of homemade Christmas cookies.
- Roast marshmallows in the fireplace and make yummy S'mores.
- Play games or sing songs - create special memories. We'll provide some board games and Christmas Carol booklets.
- Experience a surprise visit by Santa Claus! (Santa will even bring gifts if you supply them in advance).
- Settle down for the night in the cabin loft under warm patch-work comforters. The loft sleeps six in two full beds and two twin beds.
- Enjoy a farm fresh breakfast in the morning complete with fresh homemade cinnamon rolls.
- Cost - $350 per family (up to six people).
Go to our booking page for more pictures and to reserve your night!