One of the state’s best kept secrets, although Vernon is not located right on the rim, it still plays an important role in the overall vitality and health of the rim country culture. Founded in the late 19th century by hard working and industrious people, Vernon has never lost the reputation of being able to get the job done. It is well known for its sawmill which ran at the heart of the town for under a century but even without the famous sawmill working away, it is still a place of beauty and serenity perfect for romantic families seeking a place to get away and for those who want access to wide open spaces and raw and unadulterated wilderness. A defining role in Vernon is the weather that comes from being situated at nearly 7,000 ft above sea level. At this height, it can get rather chilly in the winter, and it can still get hot in the summer being a lower overall latitude compared to typical places of the same elevation in the country.
With the crazy annual changes in weather, comes a tougher outcome on the things that make up a home in Vernon. When the elevation changes rapidly or reaches extremes it can cause significant wear and tear on a home or cabin. As this process continues, it can cause refrigerators to break, microwaves to malfunction but also pipes to burst and water heaters to falter. When a pipe bursts, uncontrolled water can literally flood living space that is absolutely not suited for water. Water can be the elixir to life but can also cause unbelievable damage in a short amount of time especially if the primary material the home is constructed out of is made of wood or is filled with wood furniture. No matter what a home is made out of, floods of water are not what they are made for, especially in a fun yet unforgiving place like Vernon.