20-year-old Willie McKay grew up in New York, with no ties to his hometown of Kentucky. When he receives a letter that he has inherited his father's estate in his home village, he jumps on the first and best train there. On the train, he meets a charming woman, Virginia Canfield. What the two do not know is that there is a feud between their families and that the Canfield family hates the McKay family above all else on earth.
Our Hospitality is inspired by the real feud between the two clans, and has been called Keaton's first masterpiece.