Renovation and restoration began immediately. The house was in sad repair and in need of new plaster work, heating, lighting and plumbing. Decades of wall coverings had to be replaced and wood floors needed sanding. There were home furnishings, clothing as well as papers and records dating back to the time of their original owner, Alexander Noble. Nothing had been thrown away it seemed. Noble's blacksmithing tools were still in the garage and the deed signed by Fish Creek founder, Asa Thorp, was discovered in Noble's papers.
Everything was painstakingly sorted, catalogued, and cleaned by many volunteers. Former owner of the Thorp House Inn, Chris Falck-Pedersen, researched and spearheaded the team responsible for the authentic interior decor. The house proudly opened for business in summer of 1998.