Appalachian Quilt Cabin: Historic Lodging- A Bed and Breakfast Stay


24180 St. Rt. 93 ~ Creola, OH 45622   

Welcome to The Appalachian Quilt Cottage…one of our Historic Host lodgings.  This is a self-catering Vacation Rental where you can relax with your own family or friends.  By renting a Historic Host for your vacation, you are helping preserve a part of the history and culture of our scenic Appalachian  area.

This cabin dates from the 1920s, and old-timers in the area tell us that the family who lived here then also operated a gas pump out front and sold sundries and basic goods from what is now the living room!  Old advertising signs from long-ago products are now part of the living room’s décor to highlight this history. The house was once the hub of a 160-acres farm. owned by an early Vinton County family since the late 1800s.   Later, another industrious family raised nine children on the farm, and operated a successful truck garden for many years. (In fact the soil in the lawns is still some of the best you’ll ever see!) 

Now the little red house is on 5 acres split off about 1970, the hub of Fiddlestix, a complex of gift shops featuring Appalachian arts and traditions.  In fact, if you like some of the accessories, they just might be for sale!  For several years, there was even a small café here, called “The Red Cottage.” 


You’ll find a notebook with plenty of information when you arrive. You’ll be very near all of the Hocking Hills State Parks, Lake Hope State Park, and the Zaleski State Forest.  Besides outdoor pursuits at the parks, there are plenty of antique and craft malls and shops, artist studios, covered bridges and ‘Quilt Barns’ to explore.  You’ll also be very near Ravenwood Castle, a great place to reserve dinner, or stroll about the grounds.


You are renting the entire house consisting of a cozy living room with an ‘old-fashioned-style” electric black stove and a game table with ‘primitive’ board games and puzzles, a large kitchen/family room, two bedrooms ~ one with a queen bed and one with two twins ~ and a bathroom with double shower big enough for two! Bedding and towels are provided.


Your kitchen is equipped with a range, refrigerator, sink, microwave oven,, coffeemaker, plenty of dishes and silverware and serving pieces.  The dining area has a handcrafted table and benches and a primitive hutch with more games and puzzles.  For more evening entertainment, you might want to bring a laptop and your favorite DVDs. You’ll receive lots more information about “Staying at a Historic Host” when you reserve a lodging.



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The is a Bed and Breakfast Stay!


We provide breakfast for our Appalachian Quilt Cottage Guests A supply of coffee, decaf, cream and sugar, whole grain bread, fruit or juice, half gallon of milk, and homemade granola is placed in your cottage before arrival.


We must add applicable Ohio Sales Tax (currently 7 %) and Local lodging tax of 6% to all reservations.  Reservation must be paid in full prior to your visit.  If you pay by check or money order, there is a $100.00 security deposit from which any damages will be deducted.  A deposit refund  check, minus any damages,  will be mailed to you within two weeks after your departure.  If you pay by credit card, any damages will be charged to the card with which the  reservation was made.

Historic Lodging: historic lodging and unique vacation rentals in interesting places.

Historic Host was started in 2007 by Sue and Jim Maxwell who have more than 20 years of experience in hospitality and tourism. Over the years they have developed several Bed & Breakfasts, most recently Ravenwood Castle in the Hocking Hills area of Ohio.

Delightfully different lodging
with a twist of history

Historic Rental by Historic Host - Historic Bed and Breakfast Hocking Hills Cabins, Cottages and Historic Lodging

106 East North St.  |  P.O. Box 31 |  McArthur, OH 45651
Phone: 1-877-Do-History  | Local: 740-596-2408