It’s a nice feeling to create an atmosphere where guests can relax and unwind from the noise and chaos of everyday life. We believe we have succeeded in creating that atmosphere here at The Collins House Inn in Marion, VA.
Our inn is equipped with all of the “nice-to-haves” and creature comforts any traveler would expect and appreciate. In addition to our many amenities, we also wanted to offer something unique for those guests who like to take home a memento of their stay with us or for those looking for a special, one-of-a-kind gift for a friend or family member. So, we created an artisan Gift Gallery in our inn – highlighting the beautiful and unique one-of-a-kind woodturnings created by innkeeper, Dave Fields.
Dave is an accomplished woodturner specializing in one-of-a-kind creations made from salvaged woods oftentimes destined for fireplaces and wood stoves. Family, friends, and even inn guests have given many of the woods to him. It’s not unusual to have guests bring Dave wood, for which they have a sentimental connection, and commission him to make something special out of it for them. So, it has been a rewarding experience for Dave to be able to channel his skill and creativity into making one-of-kind items for which others are able to share and enjoy for many years to come.
Many of Dave’s turnings are also displayed at other artisan galleries and gift shops throughout Marion – including The Black Rooster Lounge and Gallery, Appalachian Spirit Gallery, Handsome Molly’s Bistro and Small Wine Shoppe, and Main Street Gifts and Eatery.