The Old Log House was originally owned by William Todd, a Scottish immigrant, who settled in Bedford around the time of the Revolutionary War. A copy of the original deed dates the property to 1762. The house was later operated as a tavern. Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of president Abraham Lincoln, was the niece of William Todd and was said to have visited The Old Log House as a child. Since the store opened in September 2012, many Bedford County residents have stopped to "take a look inside" since many of them had driven by The Old Log House for years but were never inside. We are glad we have been able to preserve this beautiful structure for others to enjoy since we have many memories from our time living in The Old Log house.
Much thought has gone into the renovation of The Old Log House, simply trying to retain the historical integrity of the home. The construction of the carriage-style garage, renovation of the bathrooms, the addition of the custom hickory cabinets in the kitchen and the addition of appliances that would reflect the age of the home all added to the beauty of the structure. Since the floors were in poor condition the decision was made while renovating the kitchen to overlay the entire first floor with hand-made hickory floors constructed by the same local craftsman who made the hickory cabinets.
In addition to the inside of the home, many hours have been spent constructing and tending to the many gardens throughout the property. We hope you will stop and see us again! We have lots of plans and hope you will check our website frequently for seasonal events and special features at The Old Log House.