Christopher's Bed & Breakfast

604 Poplar Street , Bellevue, KY 41073 USA (Show map)


Voted by inngoers for three consecutive years as one of the Top 15 B&Bs/Inns for Best Design and Décor. Christopher's Bed and Breakfast, the former late 1800s Christian church, is named after the Patron Saint of Travelers. Located near the Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee and downtown Cincinnati. There is a private guest entrance and guests can choose from three spacious guest rooms; each room is beautifully decorated, has stained-glass windows, private baths with jacuzzis and in-room phones. Christopher's Bed and Breakfast is located in Bellevue, KY's historic district, Taylor’s Daughters. Enjoy the small town atmosphere with the conveniences of downtown Cincinnati. Christopher’s is less than one mile south of downtown Cincinnati, and is easily accessible from I-71, I-75, I-275 and I-471. "Whenever you are in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati, you are never far from a "Home Away From Home". Come as guests and leave as friends."



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4


4.6 on November 30, 2015

Thank you for sharing your very special place, company, furnishings and food - it is an integral component of a very special time and memory for both of us. Mary Kay and Greg

Like visiting a friend

5 on October 13, 2015

As the title suggests it is as if you are a guest in Brenda's home - which of course you are! Every need is not only met but anticipated. A beautiful and thoughtful restoration managed by someone who cared enough to save the edifice while changing its purpose!

Great weekend away!!

5 on November 03, 2014

This was our second time staying at Christopher's B&B!! Great room, very clean and Brenda was great for going out of her way with our nutrional requests !

great stay

5 on June 07, 2014

Our stay was very nice. Great place to stay at. Inn keeper is very accommodating and pleasant. Have stayed here many times and experience has been great. Lots to do in area.

Amazing experience!

5 on May 15, 2014

My family booked this room for my wife and I's first married night together and I must say, they could not have picked a better place! The service is top notch, the place is beautiful, the room is amazing and the breakfast was delicious! Everything about the room was amazing, including the hot tub, TV, big bed, fresh robes and spacious living quarters! if you haven't been here, you should definitely give the Governor's Suite a try!

Such a unique experience!

4.4 on December 15, 2012

My husband and I spent two nights in the Governor' s Suite and it was truly a lovely experience. The room was so spacious and clean and the bed was divine! We really enjoyed the jacuzzi tub and used it both nights.We just had to close the curtains in front of the stained glass because my husband felt silly looking at Jesus while in the jaccuzzi:) My husband loved that there was a big screen TV and I loved the antique furniture. I thought maybe the wallpaper could use some updating, but other than that the decor was fabulous. Brenda was so hospitable and welcoming and we felt right at home. The whole place was decorated for Christmas and looked stunning. We will definitely put this on our list of places to visit again!

A Very Nice/Convenient Place To Stay

3.6 on September 12, 2012

The Inn Keeper does a great job with keeping her establishment fresh and clean. Being housed in a former church provides an experience much different from other B&B's...which for us was a very good thing. The location is but steps away from the shops and restaurants that line the main road through Bellevue. Additionally, it is a very short distance to the heart of downtown Cincinnati, its sports venues, shopping and restaurants. Additionally, and just across the river, are the museum of art, conversatory and Eden Park, which has a high point that looks down upon the Ohio River. Additionally, the hilly and chic area of Mt Adams is adjacent to the park and there are several restaurants, shops and historic homes. We have been going to this area on a yearly basis as we particularly enjoy Octoberfest in nearby Covington and the Art in the Park event in Bellvue during early September.

Beautiful Church B&B!

4.8 on August 04, 2012

My daughter's and my stay at Christopher's B&B was top-notch. Very beautiful, safe, close to shopping and nightlife. Brenda & her breakfast were wonderful!

Wonderful Weekend

4.8 on July 19, 2012

We visited Northern Ky to take in a weekend of Cardnal's vs. Reds Baseball. We were looking for a better value than the institutional hotels in the area and we found it. Christopher's is wonderful. We traveled with another couple so we had two of the three rooms in this wonderful Inn. A converted church, Christopher's is trult unique. Brenda is a wonderful host. Our stay was casual, friendly and as comfortable as we could ask for. ALL I CAN SAY IS IF YOU LIKE B&B'S YOU WILL LOVE CHRISTOPHER'S

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3.8 on June 16, 2012

The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Food was great. Beautiful room.

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Rooms & Rates

Governor's Suite

Perfect for celebrating that special occasion or romantic getaway. Relax in the spacious living room with a video or take a massaging soak in the double Jacuzzi. The Governor’s Suite features the original pressed tin ceiling and a magnificent stained-glass window. The traditional style furniture includes a four-poster king-size bed and pillow-top mattress as well as the dresser and night stands with marble tops. Additional amenities include two private “his and hers” half baths and a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

Beverly Rose Jr Jacuzzi

Named after the innkeeper's mother, this room has romantic charm and brilliant stained-glass windows with a burgundy décor. Room amenities are private bath, shower and a one-person Jacuzzi tub. The bedroom furniture with a queen-size bed and pillow-top mattress is of a bygone era in excellent condition; a desk/dresser with a swivel mirror; and an antique Cricket rocking chair.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Loretta Rose Jr Jacuzzi

This room is named after another family member of the innkeeper and features a queen-sized bed with a pillow-top mattress, private bath, shower and a single-person Jacuzzi. The bedroom furniture is of the “art deco” era matched with a hunter green décor. Both the bedroom and bath have incredible stained-glass windows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location Type

Covington, Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Newport, Downtown Cincinnati, Bellevue, Airport, City, Downtown, Small town


Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From I-75 (North/South/Airport): Follow I-75 to Downtown Cincinnati to I-71 North (Ft. Washington Way). Take the I-471 bridge to the first exit Route 8 (Bellevue/Newport). At traffic light, turn right onto Route 8 East (Cowens Drive). Note: Cowens Drive changes to Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue. Travel approx. 8 blocks through 6 traffic lights. After last traffic light (Foote Street), go straight one block to Ward Avenue and turn right. Go one block to Poplar Street and turn left. Christopher's is located on the corner on the right side of Poplar Street. From I-275 (East/West): Follow I-275 to I-471 North (Downtown Cincinnati) to Route 8/Bellevue-Newport (last exit before crossing over bridge). At traffic light turn right onto Route 8 East (Cowens Drive). Note: Cowens Drive changes to Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue. Travel approx. 6 blocks through 4 traffic lights. After last traffic light (Foote Avenue), go straight one block to Ward Avenue and turn right. Go one block to Poplar Street and turn left. Christopher's is located on the corner on the right side of Poplar Street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium, Newport Aquarium, Creation Museum, OmniMax and IMax Theaters, US Bank Arena, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Secretarial services , DVD Movies, Refrigerator in common area, Snacks, soda and water cooler in common area

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Fishing, Golfing, Cincinnati Zoo, The Beach Waterpark, Newport Aquarium, Creation Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, King's Island, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed outside only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Sorry, only children over 12 years old accepted.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's rent requested as deposit.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policy requires 7-days notice for a full refund minus a $25 cancellation charge per room per night. For cancellations with less than 7 days notice, guests are responsible for the full amount of their stay.



Brenda Guidugli

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About the innkeepers

Decorating is definitely a favorite along with gardening, making crafts and flower arrangements.

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Full breakfast on weekends;

  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Absolutely the Best Egg Casserole...Ever!
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray or grease a two-quart rectangular casserole dish with cooking oil. Ingredients: 12 eggs 1 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (or, to taste) ¾ stick butter or margarine 2 cups shredded hash brown potatoes (thawed; ¼ cup (or less) 1 tablespoon chopped onion 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese Beat eggs, yogurt, and salt together. Melt butter and lightly sauté onion. Add thawed potatoes. Stir to mix. Pour in egg mixture and lightly stir to blend ingredients. Pour into casserole dish. Sprinkle grated cheese over casserole mixture. Bake at 350° for approximately 35-45 minutes or until knife comes out clean when inserted. Cut into 8 squares.