A Historic Home with a prominent past...

THE CHRISTIANSEN FAMILY...at Watersedge

C.M. Christansen and his wife, Leta, purchased the assets of the dissolved Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Company, a prominent lumber mill in the town of Phelps.

With that, they lived and operated their lumber mill from the house that we now call Old World Charm Bed & Breakfast.

Still today, we have relics of what was once a booming company in the lumber industry in the early 20th century. Even more information and pieces of the past can be found at the Phelps Museum.

Now called C.M. Christiansen Company, C.M. Christiansen was the head of the business for 5 years. It provided over 400 jobs for families, making it one of the largest lumber operations in the country at the time.

In 1922, their son, Philip, was born.  P.C. as many knew him, helped develop the Phelps Historical Museum and continue the legacy of his family and the town of Phelps. He was the president of the C.M. Christiansen Company, founder of Sylvan Products Company, and the Smoky Lake Reserve Hunt and Fish Club.

What's left of the family and company can be found throughout Old World Charm B&B and also at the Phelps Historical Museum.

The Museum can be toured Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and Thursdays from 4pm to 8pm.

We are thrilled to provide our guests with the historical value this property has to offer.  Many stories surround the connection of well-known people throughout history visiting this area, Al Capone comes to mind!  2 U.S. Presidents have also had an opportunity to visit this home.