Welcome to Bramble Creek Bed and Breakfast, historically The Porter-Riggs Inn.
Bramble Creek Bed and Breakfast is 212-years old. The home was built overlooking the Ohio River by Ebenezer Porter, a Revolutionary War veteran, and Lydia, his wife. The couple came to the area with the first wave of Ohio Company settlers. On their 82 acres, the Porters and their descendants built a home, an imposing bank barn and many outbuildings that supported their farming ventures. Porters lived in the home for about 80 years before, like many Ohio families, moving west.
In 1880, Joseph and Isabella Riggs moved their family to Little Hocking and firmly established their orchard, vegetable and coopering business. Riggs family descendants lived in the house through most of the 20th century.
In 1913, Mr. Riggs and his son-in-law, salvaged the pilot house from the sunken steamer, Tell City, providing a summer house for the family and a tourist attraction for local residents. The refurbished pilot house is at the Ohio River Museum in Marietta, Ohio.
Mike Neeley and Jackie LeBerth are the fourth family to own this historic home. Many Porter and Riggs descendants have visited the house from all reaches of the United States. If you're interested in genealogy you'll find a wealth of information gathered by Mike and Jackie, and shared by contemporary Porter and Riggs family members.