Hatchery House


In 1845, a gentleman named Benjamin Wood bought some land from the town of Weston and built this beautiful two story federal style home. Through the years, the house changed owners several times,one of which was David Holladay, Ben Holladay’s brother. David lived in the Woods home until the late 1800’s. It is believed that he lived in this house and ran the distillery, while his brother Ben went west and made his fame with the stage coach. The distillery is now known as McCormicks’s Distillery. In the 1930’s, the Woods’ home was converted into a boarding house. Quite often, due to the inexpensive rent, newlyweds and young couples occupied the rooms. As time passed, many of these young couples had their children while living here. Consequently the townspeople coined the phrase “”the hatchery”” for the hatching of the babies.

Today, this beautiful home is a Bed & Breakfast owned by Anne and Bill Lane. They have named each room after someone who has had a significant part, past or present, in this marvelous antebellum home. The home has four guest rooms, each individually appointed with a queen-size bed, antique furniture, private bathroom, a working fireplace and a few extra amenities in each room. There is a room with over a dozen quilts, a room with a private deck overlooking Weston, a two-room suite and a room with 12 foot ceilings, high off the ground, hand carved, antique oak bed. Rates include a full 4 course country breakfast. evening wine and hors d’oeuvres, and a night cap.

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