The magnificent stone building is nestled in the pleasant community of Providence and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in recognition of its "Architectural and Historical significance and to encourage its preservation." Its rich history goes back to the early settlement of Cache Valley.
The first permanent European settlers arrived in the valley in 1856. Construction of the "Rock Meeting House" began in 1869. The original part of the building was constructed in 1869 by pioneers who crossed the country by covered wagons and handcarts. They quarried the rocks, milled the lumber and forged the iron to construct what is now known as the "Old Rock Church." It was an inspired project that testifies to the architectural skills and craftsmanship of these early Mormon settlers. It is the oldest building of its stature in Cache Valley and indeed one of the oldest in the state. It was completed in 1871, 13 years before the Logan Temple was dedicated, and 22 years before the dedication of the Temple in Salt Lake City. The building has now affectionately come to be known by all as the "Old Rock Church."
In 1926 a wing was added to the Old Rock Church. It was constructed in gracious Georgian style. This wing, and the entire grounds, are also in the Historic Register. The Georgian Wing has been exquisitely furnished and decorated to complement the provincial charm of its peaceful Providence setting.
Providence Inn Bed and Breakfast is a member of BBIU (Bed & Breakfast Inns of Utah) and PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International). Providence Inn is located in Northern Utah only minutes from Logan, home of Utah State University. Come visit us and see why we are Cache Valley's Hidden Paradise.