Now, it is not only open, but there is a restaurant inside.
The restaurant opened for business Monday.
The manager says he wanted to skip any large grand opening ceremonies, and get straight to work.
Work is not a new concept for the Travis Warf, who says his first job was at the schoolhouse years ago.
"It's got the hospitality feel that I remember us providing when I was a staff member back years ago, but we're updating. The restaurant still has that nice, quaint country restaurant feel, but it's modern,” said Appalachian Hospitality Group President, Travis Warf, who operates the restaurant.
The restaurant is known as the “Dinner Bucket”.
More than 25 people showed up on the day after Christmas to eat.
Managers hope it's a way to provide good food, but also to help preserve the area’s historic past.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
We’re told there will be a buffet on Sundays from noon until 3 p.m. at the Schoolhouse Inn.