Welcome to the Martin Country Store, a one of a kind Hocking Hills lodging experience located at Fiddlestix Village. This authentic country store was built approximately around 1920 by Samuel Jarrett Martin. The Martin Country Store once stood beside busy cross-country U.S. 50 as it passed through rural Vinton County , Ohio. For many years it provided its hospitality to local residents and travelers alike serving up food, groceries, and gas. This beautiful building was donated to Fiddlestix Village in 2012 and since has been preserved and restored for guest lodging.
The Martin Country Store now welcomes travelers with a tremendous historical charm with all the comforts and amenities of home. Inside you will find a king sized bed for the grown-ups along with flip chairs that become beds for the kids in sleeping bags. Lining the walls are some original and reproduction shelving to match filled with period country store artifacts you can carefully handle and play with. Your bathroom has modern water-saving fixtures along with an amusing little red cupboard re-purposed as a vanity. Step up to the counter of the adorable soda-fountain-style kitchenette and have yourself a drink while sitting on a vintage stool overlooking the restored pot-belly stove now used as decoration only.
Although our Martin Store was never used as a postal station many country stores did serve as locations for mail pick up. Within the walls of the country store you will find a antique postal station that purportedly once served the neighboring village of New Plymouth. Outside you'll find a large covered front porch very typical of the time period as well as a back deck with a view of the gardens and woods.
We hope you will come and "Sleep with History" and you'll help us preserve and share our local heritage. For more information please visit fiddlestixvillage dot com.