Famous for our 2 inch pork chops, mile high meringue pies, Bills Boatsinker pie and our flowerpot bread! Featured on ABC’s great Christmas light fight, we are known for over 1 million and a half Christmas lights. Our settlement with rustic cabins housing seven gift shops, beautifully landscaped gardens, animals, and miniature golf course appeals to both families and travelers going through our area. We have something for everyone in the family. A unique resort destination situated between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. We offer hotel and bed-and-breakfast lodging and two unique restaurants all in a quaint little town with a population 353 people. Step back in time as our waitresses wear unique Uniforms depicting the 1880’s."  Recently re-opened on November 26, 2019 after the devastating fire on February 5, 2018.

The Settlement Gift Shop History

The property behind the restaurant was originally owned by Bill Ridlen. This property was bought to form the Patti's 1880's Settlement as it is known today. The first portion of the property was purchased from Bill Ridlen in 1985, the rest of property including Mr. Ridlen's home was purchased 1999. In 1989 we began construction of the Mr. Bill's restaurant and we added the new offices above the kitchen. May 1992 - gardens were only completed along new sidewalks and the "Settlement" began. We started to move the cabins in that we purchased or were given to us. These cabins are now all of our gift shops that you see today. They each have their own unique story and history as how they came to rest on our grounds.