Greetings from Springfield, indeed! We’ve never properly explored Springfield despite all our time in Ohio, so the folks from Greater Springfield kindly hosted us over a beautiful fall weekend.
Our arrival brought us first downtown, where we spied out a few pieces of public art and renovated historic buildings.
We were put up at the Simon Kenton Inn, just a few miles north of downtown Springfield.
The Inn sits on the land initially settled by Simon Kenton, making it the first white settlement in Ohio. Simon Kenton was buddies with Daniel Boone, and ranged the Ohio and Kentucky frontier with Boone and the Shawnee and Tecumseh tribes.
Today the original Federal-style house, dating to the 1820s, still remains. The grounds have been expanded to include a full restaurant, event space, and now a series of three treehouse cabins in an adjoining field.
We stayed in one of the treehouses, a…