Always Welcome Inn - Winter

Posted Dec 16, 2003
Last Updated Nov 2, 2011
frosty morning
framed bird feeder

Our family returned to the Always Welcome Inn near Killbuck, Ohio between December 12-14, 2003. We didn't do any fishing this time because the ponds were frozen with ice, and it was too cold to go hiking through the woods as we did during our Summer visit. Still, we had a great time.

Those upstairs got a pleasant surprise during the first morning--a troupe of around thirty wild turkeys crested a nearby hill. Unfortunately, I was not present at the moment to photograph the display. I did find the tracks afterwards, though.

Owner of the Always Welcome Inn Nancy Miller spent some time talking to me about the area. She recently lost her beloved husband Del, and she was feeling a little lonely. She shared some of her beautiful wildlife photos, including pictures of deer, pheasants and local fungus. I didn't get a chance to see her photos of a rare orchid growing in the area.

The kids had a great time frolicking in the snow, and the adults enjoyed hovering around the fireplace to talk about good old times.

The Always Welcome Inn is a really cozy place to spend a weekend with family and friends. If you're interested in renting it out, I'm sure that Mrs. Miller would be happy to have you.


2011-11-02 I have lost contact with Mrs. Miller and no longer have a current contact.

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frozen pond

The ponds were too frozen for any fishing in mid-December.

snowy morning

On our third day, we woke to a heavy blanket of snow over the countryside.

snowy branches

Snow-covered trees reaching out like hungry fingers.

distant trees

A couple of trees hugging like pals in the distant hillside on a cold December morning.

miller home

Nancy Miller's home setting behind a frozen pond. A lone Canadian Goose wanders aimlessly around the pond. He could not make the annual migration with his comrades due to a broken wing.


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