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Hobson Guesthouse also on Home Tour

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Hobson Guesthouse is part of the 2010 Rockville Home Tour on Saturday, from 1-6 p.m. Courtesy Photo.
ROCKVILLE -- The annual Rockville Home Tour will take place from 1-6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4.

Tickets and maps are available at the Art Gallery on the north side of the square in Rockville. Tickets are $8 with early sales discounted to $7.

For more information, call 1-765-569-9422.

Gallery hours are daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (except closed on Tuesdays) and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m.

All five places are very different and unique.

All proceeds will go toward the gallery and scholarship fund.

The cabins at Hobson Farms have been in the Hobson family for 60-plus years.

It was originally purchased by Ervin Hobson in 1917.

In the late 1940s, Roy Hobson and his frequently visited Parke County and stayed at Turkey Run State Park.

When the property was up for sale in 1950, he bought it back because he loved the area so much. He built a five-bedroom house, and the property became a cattle farm where he raised Angus.

For 25 years, Russell and Edith Neef managed the property until they retired in 1975. Even though the Hobson family lived in the Chicago suburbs, they managed to spend time in Parke County until everyone moved out west.

The farmhouse was leased, but when they returned for visits, found it difficult to find a place to stay.

Five years ago, several cabins were built for the family. Asked by many friends if they could rent the cabins caused The Cabins at Hobson Farm to become a reality.

The Cabins are dedicated to the Hobson parents.

The location is near Turkey Run and gives visitors an outstanding view from any window.

October 2009 was the completed transformation of the guesthouse and opening for visitors. The Hobson's have decorated their house and the cabins with a great deal of local art from the Covered Bridge Art Gallery in Rockville.

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