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With all this sex talk going around here at Cincy Chic this week, it’s only appropriate to get the lowdown on all the cool and unique bed and breakfasts in the area. Now, when someone says to you and your mate “Get a room!” you actually know where to get one!


Check out the following B&Bs, which have all the modern amenities of a Hyatt, but offer an experience that will make you feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of life — all the while rekindling the passion and connection with your loved one.


The Clifton House Bed & Breakfast
500 Terrace Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 221-7600
(888) 347-7486
Fax: (513) 221-4999
Nancy Niehaus, Innkeeper

This 1900 classical revival manor home built by Cincinnati financier Henry Morgenthaler — located in the unique neighborhood of Gaslight Clifton
offers a “home away from home” for both travelers and business guests.

Guests can choose from five rooms such as “The Romantic Room, “The New Orleans Room,” “The Tuxedo Room,” “The Garden Room” or “The Clifton Cottage,” which provides two floors of elegance, Jacuzzi, fireplace and king-sized bed. Breakfast served in the cottage or main dining room. Perfect for wedding nights, anniversaries, birthdays and special getaways.

Gaslight Bed & Breakfast
3652 Middleton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(513) 861-5222
Fax: (513) 861-5222
Scott and Maria Crawford, Innkeepers

Situated on a hilltop site in the historic gaslight district of Clifton, this elegant four-story home, built in 1990, draws you up under the branches of its gently waving willow, calms you with the murmurs of its bubbling waterfall and fills you with feelings of leisure and coziness.

Guests can choose from four rooms such as “Rebecca’s Room,” “The Jewel Room,”  “The Margaret Rose Room” or “The Swiss Family Robinson Room,” which could be called the treehouse of the rich and famous because this fourth-floor bedroom is at the peak of the house above all neighboring rooftops and surrounded by trees. With a skylight above the king size bed and almost wall-to-wall windows, the atmosphere of this room makes you feel like you are worlds away on an exotic vacation. It has its own private bath with a surprise in view from the bathroom window.

Another plus: A full, homemade breakfast is served each morning in the kitchen!

Grace & Glory Bed & Breakfast
3539 Shaw Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
(513) 321-2824
Lorraine and Bill Downing, Innkeepers

This turn-of-the-century colonial offers comfort, charm and hospitality, just two blocks from Hyde Park Square. Choose from three rooms such as “The Glory Suite,” “The Glory Suite Extension” or “The Grace Room.”

“The Glory Suite” which includes an antique four poster feather bed in a charming Victorian bedroom and an adjoining sitting room for reading or watching television. You may also wish to use the writing desk to complete business or write family and friends. To complete the suite, you may wish to enjoy a bath in your private claw foot tub or relax with a soothing shower. 

The motto of this B&B? “Be not forgetful to welcome strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unaware.” – Hebrews 13:2 and “Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.

Six Acres Bed & Breakfast
5350 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224
(513) 541-0873
Fax: (513) 541-0029
Kristin Kitchen and Laura Long, Innkeepers

Built between 1850 and 1860 — the 6,500 square foot mansion is located on six lovely acres in College Hill — this beautiful home has a unique connection to the Underground Railroad since it was owned and built by Zebulon Strong, noted abolitionist and participant in the Underground Railroad. This home honors the spirit of that tradition offering food and shelter to weary travelers. Well-appointed bedrooms and common areas are able to host guests for overnight stays and are also available for weddings, conferences and corporate retreats, workshops and private parties. The house also is the venue for educational seminars, quilting and cooking classes.

Six Acres has five rooms to choose from such as “Grandma Sallie Mae,” “Grandma Grace,” “Grandma Helen,” “Grandma Beatrice” or the “Grandma Dixon” room. An additional six rooms are also available at 7th Acre, another house located on the property. The whole house can be rented for $1,500 for special occasions such as weddings or family retreats.

Six Acres offers a unique twist from other B&Bs with its Summer Concert Series, as the B&B becomes the newest location for live music in the summer!

Enjoy premier local artists in a unique, scenic, wooded and serene patio setting. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, as seating is limited. And if you really want to make your experience truly one of a kind, take advantage of our concert overnight stay package. Six Acres and Emerge Salon & Spa are having a complimentary Tea and Spa from 2-6p.m. on the day of every concert. Emerge Salon & Spa will be on site providing makeup applications, manicures and chair massages to the first 50 people who purchase two tickets to any of the six concerts. Sit back relax and enjoy delicious teas and treats before the performance!

Kirkwood Inn & Historic House
4027 US Route 42
P.O. Box 644
Mason, OH 45040
(513) 398-7277
(800) 732-4741
Fax: (513) 398-7277
Sandy and David Eves, Innkeepers

Built around 1799, this historic colonial’s farmhouse and inn were used as a hitching post and stopping place for stagecoaches, back in the day. Henry Clay and other historical figures would routinely stay in the historic home. Iowa’s governor Ralph P. Lowe was born in 1805 and reared there as well. Nowadays, guests will find all the modern conveniences in any of the “Jacuzzi Rooms” or “Deluxe Suites.”

Make your stay complete with one of Kirkwood’s specially designed packages such as the “Sweetheart Package,” which includes breakfast in bed and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Maplevale Farm Bed & Breakfast
3891 Oxford Millville Road
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 523-8909
Toll Free: (877) 506-2753
John, Malinda and Duke Anderson, Innkeepers

Innkeepers John and Sarah Martindell, originally raised their family while operating a dairy farm that provided dairy products to the students of Miami University, which is only five minutes away.

Now their home has been transformed into a charming B&B that serves as a home away from home to hundreds each year.

The Maplevale has garnered national recognition after being featured in several publications such as Best Recipes from American Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts Cookbook by Kitty and Lucian Maynard, How to Open a Financially Successful Bed & Breakfast or Small Hotel by Lora Arduser and Douglas R. Brown, Ohio Magazine and Real Simple Magazine.

Guests can choose from four rooms such as “The Wallace Room,” “The McChesney Room,” “The Common Rooms” or “The Martindell Room” which is furnished with a queen-size bed, a loveseat, a 19th-century trunk and a flat screen TV with DVD. A VCR is also provided and a library of DVD/VHS tapes is available or bring your own. Enjoy the shower stall in the bathroom or relax in the Jacuzzi. This gracious 400 square foot accommodation offers the charm of yesterday with the technology of the 21st century.

Check out the “Romantic Getaway Package” which includes the following for two: accommodations for two nights, full gourmet breakfast, two wine glasses, two bottles of sparkling beverage, entertainment card for Oxford restaurants, movies plus ($120 value), massage for two (1/2 hour each), chocolates and a rose!

Cascade Lakes Bed and Breakfast
489 Emerson Road
Middletown, OH 45042
(513) 425-0015
Diane Butler, Innkeeper

The colonial home, used to be the home of Thaddeus Sendzimir, known for having one of the most creative minds in the metals industry. Cascade Lakes is tucked away on 47 rolling wooded acres visited by wildlife where you may even see deer visit the property’s secluded lake for a refreshing drink at dawn.

Choose from four rooms such as “The Charleston Grand Chamber,” “The Garden Retreat,” “The Bahama Breeze Getaway” or “The Cascade’s Grand Suite,” which promises to be a “very romantic, most luxuriously decorated, 5-star honeymoon suite with a fireplace, stately furniture and even a bathroom with a waterfall, will pamper you royally.” It is located on the ground floor and is attached to a large screened-in porch.

Susanna’s Guest House on the Ohio River
314 Susanna Way
New Richmond, OH 45157
(513) 553-7262

Built circa 1860 in the Early Victorian Italianate style, reflects the era of the War between the States and the early prosperity of the Steamboat era when steam powered boats, similar to the Delta Queen, were the primary means of transportation up and down the Ohio River. During these years, Susanna’s Guest House survived a nearby raid by Confederate troops.

Choose from five rooms such as “The Thomas Ashburn Room,” “The Shawnee Room,” “The O’Rourke Room,” “The Ohio River Room” or “Captain Ernest Wagner Room.”

At Susanna’s Guest House, you will experience warm hospitality, with those special touches added that are so hard to find. The Innkeepers work hard to make sure that your stay is one you will always remember — whether it’s a delicious breakfast or a waxed car, you are sure to receive special treatment. Custom amenities are also available at an extra charge, including private gourmet dinners, car and driver services and spa gift baskets, just to name a few.

Hummingbird Gardens and Retreat Bed & Breakfast
7933 St. Rt. 48 
Waynesville, OH 45068

(937) 886-9744
Tim and Debbie Galaise, Innkeepers

See the hummingbirds and hear the birds sing and feed, along with other wildlife in the 2 1/2 acres of woods the B&B is located on. Take a leisurely walk through trails enjoy a roast with your personal fire pit or just sit in the woods and relax around the fire.

Check out the “Romantic Getaway” package, which Includes a massage, sparkling juice, gift bag with lotions, long-stem roses and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Sugar Camp Cottages
711 Collet Rd
Waynesville, OH 45068
(937) 382-6075
Dianne and Mac Collett, Innkeepers

Enjoy this farmhouse in the country, all to yourself, for a weekend or a week. Located on a large working farm in Southwest Ohio, these two old (but beautifully refurbished) cottages will take you back to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when time ran at the speed of horses, not Internet. The Sugar Camp name refers to the maple tree forest and the syrup making that used to take place there. On the farm there are miles of walking trails, fields of birds and flowers, and a lake with swimming dock and paddleboat. Guided tours can be arranged with the proprietor.

Choose from either of the four bedrooms (five total beds) and two baths for an ideal retreat for groups up to 11; “The Maple Suite” used to be the “stable” of the larger cottage, but now is a unique one bedroom (queen) honeymooner. It has a living room (sleep sofa), dining area, covered terrace and kitchen, all in “spring flower” motif.

The Queen Anne II Bed & Breakfast
243 South Broadway
Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 932-3836
Toll Free: (877) 932-3836
Paul and Mildred Crane, Innkeepers

Located a short walk south of downtown Lebanon, the circa 1885 Queen Anne is located in a lovely residential area offering a safe atmosphere for an evening stroll. Antique and other specialty shops predominate and complement the Golden Lamb, Ohio’s Oldest Inn and Hotel. Train rides and museums add to the special character of Lebanon.

The house features three guest rooms with antique furnishings with spacious beds, private baths and beautiful stenciling. The guests of The Queen Anne II may enjoy both central heat and air conditioning. A full breakfast on a flexible schedule, which features homemade specialties, prepared and served by your resident owners/hosts.

Susan’s Bed & Breakfast
10790 Deerfield Rd.
Montgomery, OH 45242
(513) 891-5399
Fax: (513) 891-5399
Cell Phone: (513) 515-2893
Susan and Gus, Innkeepers

The B&B overlooks a nature preserve and even has a butterfly garden, humming birds and a goldfish pond underneath the dogwood canopy.

The house is a contemporary two story with modern decor and has two rooms available.

Plas Cadnant Bed & Breakfast
P.O. Box 9
Shandon, OH 45063
(513) 738-4180
 Siân and Jon Stow, Innkeepers

Located in historic Shandon, Ohio — settled more than 200 years ago in the lush Miami River Valley. Welsh immigrants originally built Plâs Cadnant in 1832 as a general store. A residence was added in 1848 and the home has since been used as a post office, school house, dry goods store, supper club, ice cream parlor and an antique shop. Remodeled recently into a quaint country B&B specializing in the rich Welsh heritage of Shandon.

Spend an evening with the innkeepers, conversing in English, or Welsh if you wish. Choose a book from the library and spend a few hours on the 50′ porch with a view of nothing but green. Catch a few ZZZZs on one of two hammocks stretched between 100-year-old trees. Choose from two rooms filled with turn-of-the-century antiques for “The Romantic Getaway Weekend” which includes a special dinner for two, menu pre-arranged at the time of booking that will be served in the “private dining room.” Then wake up to the smell of freshly made Welsh cakes on the griddle.

The B&B even has a local no kill animal adoption shelter.

The Hatfield Inn Bed & Breakfast
2563 Hatfield Road
Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 932-3193
Robert George, Innkeeper
Bob and Penny Haas, Owners

The Hatfield Inn was the original residence belonging to one of the sons of Chester Hatfield, who settled there in 1791 as a farmer. The Inn has been in the proprietor’s family for more than 50 years. Even today, walking the streets of the village, you may encounter a descendant of the ever-present Hatfield family.

This 19th-century farmhouse — that sits on fifty-five acres and thirteen rods historical farm — features six guest rooms such as “The Red, White, and Blue Room,” “The Ivy Room,” “The Sunshine Room,” “The Rose Room,” “The Honeymoon Suite” and the newly opened “Ohio State University Suite.” All rooms have a queen-sized bed, a private, full bath, magnificent view and use of an outdoor hot tub. “The Honeymoon Suite” even has its own Jacuzzi and fireplace.

Hardy’s Bed & Breakfast Suites
210 Wright Avenue
Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 932-3266
Al and Phyllis Hardy, Innkeepers

Enjoy four beautifully furnished Victorian homes and gardens — March Manor, Hardy’s Haven, The Wright Place or The Floraville Inn***all at one location in historic Lebanon, OH. Located between Cincinnati and Dayton, you’ll experience one of eight private bed and breakfast suites for a romantic special weekend, a relaxing get away or adult group event accommodating 18 overnight guests. Each suite is spacious with three to five rooms. You can choose from double, queen or king sized bed. In your suite is cable TV, designer robes, coffee and tea, refrigerator. All have private baths. You can even have an entire Victorian cottage all to yourself.

You are welcomed with a smile and handshake and fresh baked dessert in your suite. The innkeepers, Al and Phyllis Hardy, invite you to slip back in time in our Victorian homes on a quiet tree lined street in historic neighborhood. Come to renew mind, body and spirit. Relax on one of the comfortably furnished porches or curl up on a cozy sofa with a cup of tea or coffee and a good book. Walk through gardens or sit on the patio and watch the birds. Soak in claw and ball foot tub or enjoy the two person marble shower. A massage is a must.

Check out “The Ultimate Package” which is designed for pleasure and includes a two-night stay in one of the professionally designed suites, a silver tray placed on your bed with champagne, fresh flowers and chocolates. You will dine at the historic Golden Lamb in the evening and begin your mornings with a gourmet candlelit breakfast served on fine china and crystal.

There’s even a “Murder Mystery” evening that includes solving an intriguing murder mystery while enjoying hor d’oeuvres, candlelit dinner and dessert served elegantly with fine china and crystal. After the culprit has been found out relax in your comfortable suites. A full breakfast will be served Sunday morning. Dinner, Murder Mystery and one night stay is typically $132.50 per person (based on double occupancy).


The Rossville Inn
117 South B. Street
Hamilton, OH 45013
(513) 868-1984
(888) 892-0871
Fax: (513) 785-2221
Jackie and Bill Groth, Innkeepers

This Victorian-style, pre-Civil war home is elegantly and comfortably furnished, with beautiful gardens, game room, special breakfasts and flexible scheduling. Choose from three rooms such as the “Garden Room,” “Fleur de Lis Room” or the “Manor Room” which is the largest of the guest rooms with a king sized, four poster rice bed and gracious sitting area with crewel-covered armchairs. A state-of-the-art Jacuzzi Jcare steam shower makes the private bath special.

The White Garden Inn
6194 Brown Road
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 524-5827
Toll Free (800) 324-4925
Fax: (513) 523-0123
John and Linda Alexander, Innkeepers

A beautiful Victorian-style bed and breakfast, The White Garden Inn allows guests to take in a breath of fresh air on the Inn’s wraparound verandah or gazebo that overlooks many gardens on nearly all of the five acres of property. An all-white garden lies directly in the backyard and serves as the signature attraction. Five spacious bedrooms, all with their own private bath and different garden theme, extend throughout this 9,000 square foot home.

Each room has a different garden theme that is accentuated with multiple antiques, hand finished wooden cabinets, patterned carpeting, as well as Linda’s hand woven bedspreads and shower curtains. Names of the rooms include “Autumn Rose,” “Butterfly,” “Periwinkle” and “Iva’s Garden.” “The Queen Ann Suite,” nearly 700 square feet, features cathedral ceiling, working fireplace, a tub for two, ample seating and numerous windows that illuminate the immense room. This room was the temporary home of actress Geena Davis for a short period this past summer.

When John and Linda Alexander opened The White Garden October 2007, the couple pledged to offer Oxford visitors more than just a lodging alternative. “I guess you can say our motto or creed is that ‘you arrive as a traveler and leave as a friend,'” John said. “We treat people like it’s their home.” Linda adds. “It’s just like staying with a friend or family.”


Gateway Bed & Breakfast
326 East 6th Street
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 581-6447
(888) 891-7500
Ken and Sandy Clift, Innkeepers

Voted “Best of the City” by Cincinnati Magazine, this 1878 Italianate townhouse has been through a fire, tornado, conversion to a multi-family rental and years of neglect, but was fully restored and featured on HGTV.

Choose from three rooms such as “The Camille Room,” “The Nancy Room” or “The Henry Schriver Room” which is named for the builder of the townhouse, has hardwood floors and tastefully decorated antique oak furnishings. Your comfort is assured with a queen-size bed, desk and chair and a cozy comfortable sofa. Indulge yourself with a wonderful bubble bath in the large claw foot tub, which also has a shower. You will love the ambiance of this room with the old travel trunk used as a side table and the Crosley radio on the desk.

Make sure you check out the “Romantic Package” which includes a romantic evening in either “The Nancy Room” or “The Camille Room” furnished with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates waiting in your room when you check-in.

The Gateway offers a unique option for women wanting to do something special for their mates in the “Special Occasion for the Man of Your Life” package which includes a night’s stay along with a basket of goodies, either of a food or sports theme. Let him know that you are his only love with one single rose — $40 may be added to any room of your choice.

The Wallace House Bed & Breakfast
120 Wallace Avenue
Covington, KY 41014
(859) 261-2717
(888) 942-8177
Fax: (859) 261-2919
Jenni and Bill Woodruff, Innkeepers

Located in historic Covington, this Queen Anne Victorian mansion was built in 1905 for Robert B. Wallace, son of the man whose homestead encompassed the historic area known as Wallace Woods. Although originally built as a single-family residence, this home has been a boarding house and a multi family home before being lovingly restored to preserve the ambiance of a by-gone era while providing every modern convenience for our bed and breakfast guests.

The Wallace House is featured in HGTV’s “Tips for Attending the World’s Longest Yard Sale.” The Longest Yard Sale is scheduled for Aug 7-10, 2008.  It runs from Defiance, OH thru Covington, KY to Gadsden, AL. The B&B has also been featured in the February 2003 issue of Kentucky Monthly.

Choose from three rooms such as “The Room with a View,” “Madeleine’s Room” or the popular  “Holmes Room/Suite,” which has the largest and everyone’s favorite bath. The private (keyed) bath is located just across the hall and has an antique claw foot soaking tub in addition to an oversized walk-in tile shower; Robes and bubble bath provided.

First Farm Inn
2510 Stevens Road
Petersburg, KY 41080
(859) 586-0199
Call 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST
Jennifer Warner and Dana Kisor, Innkeepers

Known as “Kentucky’s bed and breakfast for people and horses,” First Farm Inn is an elegantly renovated 1870s farmhouse, 20 minutes outside Cincinnati, that offers a quiet refuge for two-and four-footed friends who enjoy tasty, healthy food, comfortable surroundings and warm companionship. Animal lovers rejoice since the B&B is home to seven cats and horses and one dog!

Holder of several awards and distinctions such as “2003 Arrington’s Inn Traveler Recipe Contest Winner,” “2005/2006 ‘Best for Rest & Relaxation’ Arrington’s Inn Traveler” and Northern Kentucky’s Chamber of Commerce’s only five-time “Small Business Success Award Finalist” — sits on 21 acres set in Kentucky’s rolling hills above the Ohio River where Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio join. First Farm is also one of the very first local hotels/B&Bs to “go green.”

Choose from only two rooms, either “The 1870s Room” or “The Treetops Guest Room” for your stay. Both are spacious and attractive rooms with queen-sized beds and private baths accessible from inside the room. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of special activities everything from horseback riding and lessons, in-room massages (couple or individual) by certified therapists and even an “Innkeeping 101” seminar.

The Inn offers a variety of couples-focused packages — as well as a plethora of other options — such as the “Sweets for your Sweetheart” which includes a heart-shaped brownie and box of chocolates in your room, your favorite champagne chilled to be enjoyed in the hot tub, or customizing your romantic escape to your preferences.


Cincinnati Weller Haus Bed & Breakfast, Inc.
319 Poplar Street
Bellevue, KY 41073
(859) 431-6829
(800) 431-4287
Fax: (859) 431-4332
Leanne Saylor, Innkeeper

Savor the charm of the 1880s with a stay in this Preservation Awarded “Bed and Breakfast” listed on the National Register of Historic Places, featuring original millwork and eighteenth century period pieces. Weller Haus is two side-by-side Victorian Gothic homes in Taylor Daughter’s Historic District, a little more than a mile away from Downtown Cincinnati. Enjoy a small town atmosphere while you view church steeples, stained glass, city streets and rooftops from the antique-appointed guest and sitting rooms with private baths. The recently renovated Carriage Haus will provide the perfect setting for a gathering of friends, family or colleagues. Conference style seating and a hospitality suite help create a unique getaway. It beats a stuffy hotel conference room any day!

Choose from five rooms such as “The Church Steeple Suite,” “Dream Suite,” “The Garden Room,” “Rendezvous Suite” or  “Margaret’s Porch Suite,” which features dramatic art deco furnishings and bold colors that set the mood for a memorable escape into the faceted era of the 1920s. Enjoy the comfortable Jacuzzi bath for two and dream in your four poster queen bed alongside an electric stove fireplace. This room offers breakfast in-room. Cable TV/DVD/VCR, in room coffee service, dual sinks. Private entrance porch complete with rocking chairs is the perfect spot to watch the happenings of our “Mayberry” town.

A romantic night at The Weller Haus, includes a gift certificate for dinner at Brio’s Italian Grill located at Newport on the Levee and two tickets to a movie right down the street. What a great evening! If you plan to dine at Brio’s on either a Friday or Saturday night or during special events, reservations are recommended.

Or for a fun alternative, remember your Weller Haus getaway buy being photographed within your Victorian surroundings in vintage clothing! Choose clothing from the Victorian or Civil War Era, or transform yourself into a Gangster or Southern Belle! Photography can be taken in your suite or in our Gardens.

Burlington’s Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn
5825 Jefferson Street
Burlington, KY 41005
(859) 689-5096
(888) 226-5096
Nancy and Bob Swartzel, Innkeepers

Experience a taste of sophisticated charm between two masterfully restored early- and mid-1800s buildings: the 1850s William Rouse log cabin and the 1830s Willis Graves Federal brick homestead.

Featured in Cincinnati Magazine’s Antique Road Show article, Willis Graves offers five rooms such as “Thomas’ Room,” “Catharine’s Room,” “William Rouse Suite,” “William Rouse Retreat” or the “Mr. & Mrs. Graves’ Suite” which has a19th-century apartment feel with soothing wall tints, queen-sized canopy bed, tasteful period furnishings, brick gas fireplace. In the private bathroom, steam away your tension in the custom-built steam shower. Or share the luxury of the generous whirlpool bath, trimmed in Italian earth-tone marble. You’ll also find board games in the closet and volumes of reading material on the bench.

Christopher’s Bed & Breakfast
604 Poplar Street
Bellevue, KY 41073
(859) 491-9354
(888) 585-7085
Brenda Guidugli, Innkeeper

Voted by inngoers for three consecutive years as one of the Top 15 B&Bs for “Best Interior Design and Decor” in Arrington’s Bed & Breakfast Journal’s Book of Lists, Christopher’s Bed and Breakfast, is a ravishing 19th-century former church named for the patron saint of travelers. The Guidugli family transformed Christopher’s from a place of worship to a place of winsome respite in 1996.

Choose from three rooms such as “The Beverly Rose Whirlpool Room,” “The Loretta Rose Whirlpool Room” or the “Governor’s Suite” which was designed for guests celebrating special occasions or romantic getaways. Relax in the spacious living room with a video or take a massaging soak in the double Jacuzzi. The Suite features the original pressed tin ceiling and a magnificent stained-glass window. The traditional style furniture includes a four-poster king-size bed with a pillow-top mattress; the dresser and nightstands have marble tops. Additional amenities include two private “his and hers” half baths and a shower.


The Brookville Inn
1049 Main Street
Brookville, IN 47012
(765) 647-5522
Keith and Taya Abbott, Innkeepers

The Brookville Inn has been a local landmark since it was first constructed in 1900 as a private residence. Easily recognizable with its wrap-around front porch, 2nd floor balcony and extensive moldings, this handsome Victorian has greeted residents and visitors alike for more than 100 years.

All five rooms are designed and decorated to provide both comfort and convenience for guests with plush carpeting, spacious wardrobes, side chairs, high ceilings, central air and fine amenities are standard in all guest rooms. Choose from either “The Delft Room,” “The Rosemary Sprig Room,” “The Savannah Sage Room,” “The Blue Hydrangea Room” or “The Willow Green Room” which includes a three-sided alcove with antique wicker sofa is the centerpiece of our largest room, decorated in greens, golds, and reds. The king-size bed features a Select Comfort (Sleep Number) mattress allowing guests to select their individual mattress firmness. A spacious private bath in gold hues completes this exquisite room.


The Doctor’s Inn
100 West Liberty Avenue
P.O. Box 663
West College Corner, IN 47003
(765) 732-3772
Toll Free: 8773 Drs Inn
Fax: (765) 732-3772
Shirley Hellem, Innkeeper

Enjoy the charm of this lovely old home built in 1876, which was originally a doctor’s office and residence from 1931 until 1990.

Awake to the smell of fresh baked goods and breakfast being prepared. The gourmet breakfast is served in the formal dining room at 9 a.m. Miami students are welcome to have breakfast with their parents at no additional charge.

The Doctor’s Inn offers many “Just What the Doctor Ordered” specials including “The Romantic Getaway” which includes a one night stay with a gift basket, candlelight dinner, sparkling juice, chocolates and other goodies.

Philip W. Smith B&B and Martha E. Parry B&B
2039 East Main Street
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 966-8972
(800) 966-8972
Jill and Kris Nelson, Innkeepers

An elegant Queen Anne Victorian home located in the East Main Street-Glen Miller Park Historic district, the Philip W. Smith Bed and Breakfast has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur. Built in 1890 by Philip W. Smith, the 2 1/2 story brick house has Romanesque details and features stained glass windows and ornate carved wood. Philip W. Smith features six lovely guest rooms. Each room has a private bath, in-room telephone, cable television, traditional decorating, fine linens and comfortable seating. Weekly rates are available. Business travelers are encouraged. Wedding, receptions and private meetings are welcomed.

Located 1 1/2 blocks to the east of Phillip W. Smith B and B, the Martha E. Parry Bed and Breakfast is situated across from the scenic Glen Miller Park. This early Colonial Revival home has recently been lovingly restored and features four luxurious guest rooms, each with a private bath. Martha E. Parry B&B features four lovely guest rooms. Each room has a private bath, cable television, traditional decorating, fine linens and comfortable seating. Weekly rates are available. Business travelers are encouraged. Wedding, receptions and private meetings are welcomed.

Check out the “Relax & Renew: Antique Lovers’ Getaway” package that includes a wonderful dinner for two at one of three local restaurants. Come back to the B&B to relax and renew. Evening refreshments and gourmet breakfast is included. Plan a full day to explore Indiana’s Famous Antique Alley along the Old National Road.

The Potters Wheel Bed and Breakfast
4495 Park Elwood Road
Richmond, IN 47374
TOLL FREE: (877) 445-1335
(765) 966-1651
Marcia and Bill Pendley, Innkeepers

You will be the only guest at this informal get-away located on four secluded acres just a short drive from shopping, restaurants and antique stores in downtown Richmond. Your semi-private entrance takes you directly to the large bedroom with fireplace and sitting area or to the Common Rooms.

Your hosts, Marcia and Bill Pendley, will greet you with complimentary beverages and casual conversation in the Common Rooms for check-in. This reservation gives you access to the private bedroom, indoor and outdoor dining areas, rose garden and secluded grounds with mature trees. Check-in after 4 p.m. or by appointment. Relax throughout our house and grounds until 11a.m. the following day.

Guests of the Potter’s Wheel Bed and Breakfast get a 15 percent discount on any of the artistic, hand-thrown, functional pottery pieces made by Marcia Pendley who specializes in reflections of nature, shaping and decorating with leaves gathered from the property’s wood.

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