The 2017 Open House is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 1, 2 & 3. See below for additional information.​

Holiday Open House


An annual tradition for over thirty years, the Holiday Open House is sponsored by the Trail End Guilds, Inc., and is always held the first full weekend of December. The event features live entertainment (see schedule below) and holiday decorations throughout the spectacular 1913 Kendrick Mansion.

Open House hours are always from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of December. Admission is two dollars for adults. Children are admitted at no charge, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 


Our bevy of musical guests begin their performances at 4:00 and continue through 7:00:


  • 4:00 - Sam Hoffman on the piano
  • 5:00 - Cathy Storm on the historic reed organ
  • 6:00 - Recorder Consort


  • 4:00 - Just Harmony 
  • 5:00 - Steve & Cathy's Sing-a-long
  • 6:00 - Patchwork Singers


  • 4:00 - Bells of the Bighorns
  • 4:30 - Bells of the Bighorns encore performance
  • 5:00 - Juliet's Muse 
  • 6:00 - Terry Garrison on the guitar



One of the most popular aspects of Trail End's Holiday Open House over the past several years has been the presence of our very own Father Christmas. The Big Man in Red will be at the mansion throughout the open house to listen to Christmas wishes from children of all ages. 

Either before or after listening to the music or visiting with Father Christmas, step into the Kitchen to enjoy some of our legendary Figgy Pudding and Hot Cider (food and drink are not allowed in any other part of the house)


The lights! The greenery! The poinsettias! The Kendrick Mansion was just made for Christmas! With seven nine-foot trees decorated to the hilt and fanciful decorations throughout, Trail End is truly a holiday wonderland.

By the way - decorating for the 2017 event was done on Saturday, November 18. Twenty-six volunteers donated over 100 hours to put the home together. Next year, why not plan to join in on the fun!  


Undecorating is set for Saturday, December 16th, at 10:00 a.m. Any and all help would be appreciated - and bring a ladder if you can! â€‹If you have any questions about Undecorating, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 674-4589! 

 (Prout, TESHS)

Trail End

 State Historic Site