Buried deep in the mountains and perched on the North Fork of the Blackwater River, Thomas feels of a frontier town at the turn of the 20th century. Historic brick buildings with wooden windows and gingerbread trim look out onto the mountainside and slow river across a wide main street. Above the main avenue, houses are arranged in neat rows watching over the town. A once bustling coal town with immigrants from all over Europe, Thomas has unmistakable energy with homegrown businesses like bright coffee houses, eateries and breweries, quirky boutiques and antique shops, and art galleries. Known for its friendliness and charm, Thomas is not only an art gallery mecca and home to one of the largest microbreweries in the state, but also home to a well-known music venue, The Purple Fiddle, which boasts a full schedule of nationally-touring professional acts every weekend of the year. The town's riverfront connects to a bounty of biking and hiking trails within the 175 acre city park and to the picturesque Douglas Falls along the rail trail through the Blackwater Canyon. Art and music have revived this historic town into a one-of-a-kind destination where people seem to be the best versions of themselves.