For the past 38 years, Karl Boehm and his family have brought Old World charm and gentle hospitality to the Peaceful Valley Lodge and Guest Ranch. Karl, now deceased, was born in a Tyrolean village in Austria. When the Nazis came to power, Karl was sent to Berea, Ky., where he attended school and met his future wife, Mabel.

In 1953, the Boehms settled in Peaceful Valley’s original lodge, a structure that burned down shortly after their arrival and which the family rebuilt from scratch. Their dream was to make Peaceful Valley Ranch one of the finest resorts in the United States.

Today, Peaceful Valley is known throughout the region for its beauty and hospitality. The latter provided by four generations of Boehms. Its mountainside chapel is a architectural and sentimental landmark, hosting regular church services and scores of weddings.