Some time after the tannery closed a sawmill opened in its place. After refurbishing the dam and erecting a new building, the first log was sawn on January 26, 1889. The frost was so bad that first winter that it nearly blew out the new dam. Brrrr! Sawmill is a spacious 1st floor room featuring wide plank pine walls, a seating area, a queen sized poster bed, hand braided rugs, primitive hand built furniture, luxury bedding and a private bath with wainscot walls and a large tiled shower.
The common rooms at Dillon Hill Inn include the Adirondack room with its' beautiful stone fireplace, a library equipped with satellite TV, games, music and puzzles, a music room with baby grand piano, dining room and a cozy screened porch.
The Hemlock Room is named for the type of bark used in the tanning process at the Wevertown Tannery. Rich in tanic acid and abundant in the area at the time, hemlock bark was used to soak the hides. The spent bark could then be used for heating fuel. Seems nothing was wasted in those days. The Hemlock Room is a cozy 2nd floor room featuring corner windows, a full sized iron bed covered in a patchwork quilt and plumped with pillows, hand built wardrobe, antique desk, and an ample private bath with shower.
Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable and carefree as possible. Reserve a room today for a one of a kind experience that will be remembered forever.
It may sound strange but one corner of our property is Dillon Hill Cemetery and the fine Ms Kitty is buried there. Married to a commercial artist of some renown, Ms Kitty is remembered as being a bit eccentric in her own right. She spent her time here on Dillon Hill with her two children while her husband lived and worked in NYC. Artist’s Wife is a cozy 2nd floor room featuring an antique full sized four poster bed covered in a patchwork quilt and plumped with pillows, a beautiful antique bonnet dresser, a hand braided rug and an ample private bath with shower.
Tannery is named for a business that thrived here in Wevertown in the early 1800s. One that was in fact owned at one point by the man that built this house, Linus. B. Barnes. In those days it was called the Linus Barnes Company. Tannery is a spacious 2nd floor room featuring wide plank pine walls, a seating area, a rustic queen sized Adirondack log bed, primitive hand built furniture, hand braided rugs, luxury bedding, and private bath with wainscot walls and a generous tiled shower.
Back in the day, Millcreek, located just below our property, was called Beaver Brook. On a quiet night you can hear the rush of the waterfalls on Millcreek next to the old mill that influenced that name change. These days the old mill and waterfall are the subject of many photographs and paintings. Beaver Brook is a cozy 2nd floor room with an antique full sized iron bed covered in a patchwork quilt and plumped with pillows, a gentleman’s dresser, antique chest and a private bath with shower.
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