About the Inn



In 2010, area resident Richard Thompson had dedicated himself to preserving the community’s heritage and farmland. Realizing the architectural importance of the house, the significant contributions of the Allen family to the field of medicine and the architectural genius of the builder, Thompson decided to take the enormous step to save the house for posterity. The Richard and Rhonda Thompson Foundation was created to restore historic buildings and the Allen House selected as a primary project.


Wishing to preserve the home’s historic heritage, Dick and Rhonda meticulously restored its rooms—mixing in only enough modern furnishings to allow for a guest’s comfortable stay.  They then expanded its potential use by adding a kitchen, conference and banquet room, tavern and gardens. Today, the pair can often be found working on the latest Puzzle Room challenge or mingling with guests during a Friday evening Tavern night.



Katherine Dodd


The Peter Allen Inn & Event Center would like to introduce our General Manager, Katherine Dodd.  Katherine is responsible for overseeing the everyday happenings at the Peter Allen Inn. She is a graduate of Youngstown State University with Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting.   Katherine brings with her many years of experience in the restaurant and event industry.  She has worked at places such as The Youngstown Club, Magic Tree Pub and Eatery, and Salem Gulf Club to name a few.    


Katherine and her family  have made the move from Berlin Center, Ohio to Williamsfield to be closer to work.  She is the mother of 4 children,  Destiny, Hailey, Chase, and Bobby, and a new grandmother of 3 grandsons whom she loves spending time with.  In her free time. Katherine enjoys going camping, fishing, baking and cooking for her large family.


“I am excited to be here and I look forward to growing with the Peter Allen Inn & Event Center.  The building speaks for itself and the possibilities here are endless!”


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