Need a little getaway that's not too far from home to melt away the stress? We took a trip up north for a peek inside one of the top-rated B&Bs in the country that's tucked away in the hills of Granville -- complete with pool, hot tub, hiking, wrap-around porch, wine and gourmet delights -- created by two retired road warriors who know a thing or two about what makes an excellent excursion.
Imagine a getaway to an idyllic bed and breakfast that offers breathtaking views of the rolling hills and countryside. Sound like a dream come true? It can be when you visit Welsh Hills Inn, an award-winning bed and breakfast inn located in historic Granville, Ohio.
Jeff and Bobbi Noe is the couple behind the Inn, a place that many people have called “The” place to stay in Central Ohio.
“There are over 5,600-square-feet of accommodation with wide plank, heart-of-pine floors, large guest rooms and suites, luxurious bedding, and spacious bathrooms,” says Bobbi. “antiques, oriental rugs, and an extensive collection of eclectic, original artwork adorn the Inn and guest rooms. Since opening the doors of The Inn in September 2010, we’ve been privileged to host guests from all 50 states and 27 countries around the globe.”
According to Jeff, the best time to visit the Inn is from May through early fall, when guests can relax and enjoy the outdoor heated pool and courtyard garden.
“Kick back in the Adirondacks and enjoy a roaring fire in the outdoor stone fireplace nestled next to the woods,” says Jeff. “Explore the wooded hiking trails, stocked fishing pond, lighted clay bocce ball court, target range, and clays shooting.”
Also on site are professional massage services offering aromatherapy, tension relieving hot river stone therapy, Swedish relaxation, deep tissue massage, and reflexology in the Inn’s Trem Pell Studio Spa.
The Noes say they were inspired to open the Welsh Hills Inn after they caught the “bug” of staying in small bed and breakfasts and inns while traveling throughout New England, more specifically Martha’s Vineyard and Maine.
“In the back of our minds we always though ‘maybe someday,'” says Bobbi. “Well, when we were looking for a home in Granville back in 2007, an 18-month adventure to find just the right place, we were looking for a property where ‘someday’ we could open up a small inn. That someday came a little over 3 years later, in September 2010, when The Welsh Hills Inn opened its doors to our first guests.”
There are many amenities available for guests at The Inn, including the following:
- Celebration Package
- Romance & Roses Package
- Elopement Add-On Package
- “Just Married” Honeymoon Package
- Proposal/Engagement Package
- Professional Photography Session at The Inn Add-On Package
- “Live Like a Local” Basket
- Private, Candlelight Dinner
- Al Fresco Fireside Dining Experience
- Romantic Picnic for Two on The Inn’s Grounds
- Massage Therapy
- Bicycle Rental
- Fresh Flower Arrangement for Your Room
- Handmade, Local Chocolates & Toffee
- Target Shooting
- Clay Target Shooting
- Fishing Rod & Reel Rental
- Outdoor Fire Beneath the Maple Tree Canopy
Keep an eye out for special Winter Getaway Packages as well as upcoming Murder Mystery events.
They’ll also introduce a new Professional Photography Package. “This is a great way to capture those special moments with your loved ones in a beautiful, natural setting while you’re here as our guests,” says Bobbi.
The photos are available for special events such as weddings, graduations, reunions, and other celebrations, and are taking by one of The Inn’s professional photographers in a variety of settings of your choosing. Each session will last for approximately an hour and will results in 75+ quality images that are delivered electronically.
The Welsh Hills Inn is located at 2133 Cambria Mill Road in Granville, Ohio. It’s approximately 30 minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio State, and the John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
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