The historic nature of the house and its furnishings were brought to life by our knowledgeable and personable host. The proximity of the B&B to the historic town square & the Grant homestead was another plus.
My family lived in Georgetown, OH when I was a child. Staying at the Bailey House brought back so many memories. We called the owner before arriving and they said to just walk in, the door would be unlocked. Very friendly atmosphere and breakfast was great. I would stay again
We mailed a card in; but our 5 out of 5 review didn't show up! We got two adjoining rooms. Very comfortable. The breakfasts were great. The first day's breakfast included nice fresh fruit. I couldn't eat mine as I'm alergic to bananas. The next day - no bananas!!! The Purdy's were awsome hosts. We felt right at home and will be back. Lisa, Chuck and Robert
If you are looking for a different venuse for a special occasion this is it. On October 12th my husband and I were married at the Bailey House. Stan and Nancy did everything they could to support us on our special day. My family stayed there and then as friends from Canada and the local area joined us, the celebration was exactly what we wanted. Accommodation for my maid of honour and my family, fabulous breakfasts (I am told), changing furniture placement to allow our guests to join us in the library and living room, extra decorations in the form of garlands, use of the screened in porch for fruit and cheese trays while pictures were taken on the property for the wedding party, work with the local caterer to accommodate our 30 plus gueses and of course use of their beautiful home and gardens made the day wonderful. Like others I am so impressed by the hospitality that Nancy and Stan provided to us. I would recommend the inn most highly not only for the hospitality but also for the tremendous knowledge of local history and especially of Grant and his importance in the local area.
From the moment my husband and I walked through the backdoor into the kitchen, we felt at home. Nancy and her pomeranian puppy instantly made us feel welcome. She gave us the grand tour of this historical home with all the fascinating details. We were introduced to her husband Stan who we later joined in the family room for the OSU game. Our room was lovely and so refreshing with its antiques and high ceiling. Everything about our stay was perfect! We took both tours of the Grant boyhood home and his schoolhouse. We loved the details and wealth of knowledge our guide provided. The animatron of Ulysses as a boy was awesome! Technology in action! The breakfast was delicious, and having time to talk and share made us feel like we were in the home of old friends. Nancy and Stan are so involved in their community and bringing history to life through many planned events. We will definitely be returning in the Spring when their next Civil War expert comes to Georgetown. Many thanks to Nancy, Stan, and their lovely pets for making our weekend memorable and fun! Debbie and Rick
Wow, we loved the Bailey House because of Nancy and her spirit of friendliness and kindness and knowledge of the Grant history. Her breakfasts were delicious, the bed was wonderful and I would love to come back. It was like staying with a dear aunt!!!
We spent 2 comfortable nights recently at the lovely Bailey House. Stan and Nancy are great to be around and have a wealth of knowledge about Grant and the history of this area. They provided us with tasty breakfasts and tips of places to see and experience. We would definitely recommend their hospitality and would return again. Thanks for everything! Bruce & Helen
Comfortable, hospitality abounds in this historic home. We were made to feel like family not guests. The food was great and our host took special care with my dietary (special) needs. It was a privilege to stay there.
My wife booked me a couple nights at the Bailey House Bed and Breakfast. A short distance from north of Cincinnati. A short drive from historical points of interest along the Underground Railroad (Ripley and Red Creek, Ohio, and Washington and Maysville, Kentucky). Walking distance to Grant's childhood home and schoolhouse and the charming downtown of Georgetown. Breakfast, coffee, and engaging conversation with Nancy and Stan was a refreshing part of my visit. Very enjoyable, very affordable. We'll be back!
My (22 yr old) son and I stayed 3 nights while visiting family in nearby Felicity. Nancy set us up in a large room with a roll away cot, queen bed and private bath. Everything you would need in the Bathroom is provided (toiletries, hair dryer, etc). Breakfast was not only an enjoyable meal (excellent food), but a great conversation with the hosts. Nancy also provides a tour of nearby Ulysses S Grant boyhood home - she is a wealth of knowledge about the local area. Would highly recommend this B&B for the location and value.
I stayed at the Bailey House in early August 2013. The house is full of history and a great place to stay when in southern Ohio. The rooms are very large and comfortable, with great bathroom facilities. Nancy and Stan are great hosts and have plenty of information about Georgetown and President Grants history in the area to share. Would definitely recommend!
My wife and I stayed at the Bailey House mid April for her 50th birthday. We had a wonderful weekend made even better by our stay at the Bailey House. Our hosts were the best ! The room was clean and cozy with a very comfortable bed. We had a very good breakfast both mornings and Nancy gave us a personal tour of the Grant home just down the street from the Band B. Her knowledge of the history of the Grant family and home made our time there very interesting, we were very impressed with the time she spent with us touring the home even though we were the only guests that day. If you are a Civil war or history buff you will find this B and B and Nancy to be a very interesting experience. Nancy is very accommodating and makes you feel right at home. The price is more than reasonable for the unique and historical setting and clean and comfortable accommodations. I would highly recommend this B and B.
I stayed at the Bailey House one night. I think the pictures on this site do not do the Bailey House justice. It is a beautiful house and the décor in the room I stayed in was very comfortable and classy. The bed was very comfortable and the room was spacious (which was nice because I spent a lot of time in it). The owners are very nice and responsive, they took care of a minor issue right away. Breakfast was great and it was interesting to hear the history of the house and the area. My only note as far as something that would need to be taken into consideration is in regards to how the shared bath works out. I knew it was a shared bath when I made the reservation. The bath is between two rooms so that there was a door from my room to the hallway and also a door from my room to the bathroom. The bathroom also had a door to the other bedroom. The bathroom locks from the inside so that it can't be entered from the bedrooms while in use. The difficulty is that there is no way to lock the bathroom door while you are in the bedroom. Thus you can lock the door to the hallway but there is no way when going to bed to lock the other door. If you are staying with family or friends and you have both rooms this would probably not be a big deal for you but staying on your own with someone you don't know in the other room, that may or may not be an issue for you depending on your personal comfort zone. That being said, I had a really good time and am very glad I got the chance to stay at the Bailey House Bed and Breakfast.
Bailey B&B is an excellent choice if your travels require an overnight stay in Brown County, Ohio. The hosts were friendly and accommodating. The room with the private bath had all the essentials and the bed a firm mattress - all of which made for a restful night of sleep. The floors creak a bit - but that comes with staying in a home of this era. Breakfast was satisfying with waffles, bacon, and fruit plus interesting conversation. Georgetown is centrally located in Brown County and the county seat, so whether you are there for business or pleasure, the Bailey B&B is a good home base. To top it off, the hosts agreed to give me a discount as a veteran, AARP and AAA member. Thanks :-)
Owner/Inn Keeper is very gracious and helpful. The owner/inn keeper's private tours of U.S. Grant's boyhood home and school were both very informative and delightful. Suggestions as to what to see and do in Georgetown, and nearby Ripley, Maysville and Point Pleasant were also most helpful. This is a great value, and we would happily return for another pleasant stay.
The Bailey House is a superb complement to the great history in Georgetown. Our hosts were attentive and experts on Grant. The Bailey House is a veritable museum of antiques. We loved our stay.
Both the house and the community have lots of history which the Purdys are quite knowledgeable of. They will gladly share as much or as little of that as wanted while providing clean and comfortable accommodations and an excellent breakfast. For me, the Bailey House was a base for exploring Georgetown history but I could also see it as a nice quiet getaway.