Harrison House Bed & Breakfast

313 W 5th Ave , Columbus, OH 43201-3111 USA (Show map)


Welcome to HARRISON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST, a historic inn where you will experience a unique ambiance for rest and relaxation. HARRISON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST, located in Columbus' Victorian Village, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Inn is located at 313 W 5th Avenue, in a neighborhood where tree-lined streets and parks beckon guests to the outdoors. The Inn’s lodging accommodations have the charm of an era gone-by with all the comforts and conveniences of modern times. Throughout the Inn, you will find an interesting mix of authentic antiques and eclectic decorations. In addition to plush furnishings, enjoy complementary snacks and beverages, freshly baked treats from the kitchen and, a full gourmet breakfast! Our guest parlor is a comfortable setting for visiting or reading a favorite book. Relax on the front porch with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. We offer free on-site parking and wireless Internet service throughout the Inn. HARRISON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST is ½ mile south of The Ohio State University, ½ mile west of The Short North Arts District, 2 miles north of Downtown Columbus and 15 minutes from Port Columbus International Airport. We invite you to experience the comfort of HARRISON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST, your “home away from home” during your visit to Columbus. Whether on business or vacation, you'll arrive as a guest and leave as our friend!



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on November 17, 2015

We had to cancel our trip to Columbus and our room at The Harrison House and we are heartbroken about it. We love the hospitality Lynn gives us and look forward to seeing her every year. We feel like we come home again every time we visit. Definitely a gem! We shall return! Thanks Lynn ¿¿

Innkeeper Response
Ahhhh....we missed seeing you this weekend my friends! Hopefully you survived the snow storm...see you next year!

Perfect Location for OSU Visit

4.2 on October 20, 2015

We chose this inn based on its location for a visit to OSU and couldn't have been happier. OSU was an easy, safe walk as was High Street/Short North for evening dining. But the greatest asset at Harrison House is host Lynn whose warm welcome set the tone for our visit. We enjoyed breakfasts with Lynn and other guests at the big table and the verandah seating in the evening. Highly recommended.

Home away from home

5 on January 07, 2015

I stayed at the Harrison House for two nights as a mini-vacation. The stay was outstanding. The house was clean and many rooms in the house had fresh paint! Breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit, coffee cake and the most delicious maple bacon I've ever experienced. The parlor is my favorite room to hang out in and Lynn has a closet full of games to enjoy. Can't wait for my next stay!

Outstanding Hospitality!

5 on January 02, 2015

Repeat Guest.Enjoyed a great stay at Harrison House over the holidays. The room was great. The bathroom was clean and convientently located in the suit. Lynn was a great host as usual and provided us with everything we needed to enjoy our time. What a unique way to enjoy the city.

5 star B&B in the heart of Columbus

5 on July 08, 2014

What a great experience it was for my daughter and me to stay at this lovely Victorian B&B. The owner made us feel like family the moment we arrived and provided great conversation and insight as to places to go and things to see. Our room was spacious, clean and very comfortable (I slept like a baby). If you want to stay at a great B&B in the heart of Columbus you've got to check out the Harrison House. Definitely 5 stars all the way!!

Just the best B&B Vibe for us

4.8 on May 04, 2014

We've stayed with Lynn at her Harrison House B&B a number of times now. We love it because there is no better location closer to OSU (5 blocks away) and High Street South (where all the action and great restaurants are). Here's what we like especially--you want a certain vibe when you stay at a B&B: laid back atmosphere, helpful owner, cozy lodging in a historic place, clean rooms, comfortable beds, good rates and a nice breakfast. We've had all of that--and what we really love is Lynn. She's all heart and a solid storyteller and around-the-table debater, all in one and a good breakfast cook to-boot. This is a place to relax, and super convenient location. But most of all the vibe--that's what makes this place different and special.

Consistently excellent

5 on November 05, 2013

My name is Noah and after 3 stays I can't imagine staying anywhere else to visit my brother in college. I'm 15 and yet I felt compelled to leave a review as my family and I enjoy every aspect of the Harrison House. Lynn makes you feel like family an provides breakfast like no other. I love the atmosphere and the stay here only makes my trip from jersey to Ohio a whole lot better

Great stay in a perfect location

5 on October 20, 2013

As innkeepers in Ann Arbor, MI, it was high time we visited U-M's rival Columbus during a road trip through Ohio. What luck to have chosen Harrison House. We appreciated Lynn's warm, down-to-earth, comfortable approach to the B&B life, which happens to match our own. The house and the surrounding neighborhood is charming and welcoming. We could not recommend it more highly.

An Ideal Location

4.8 on April 19, 2013

The Harrison House is a gem and the location outstanding for a getaway in Columbus. Charming inkeeper, clean, comfortable and inviting guestrooms and great food. Recommend a stay for business for pleasure!

Just Perfect

5 on March 20, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit: accommodations impressive, food wonderful, sense of community and quiet were just perfect. Will surely stay again next time I am in Columbus.

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Rooms & Rates

Room #1

Located on second floor. Large "suite" with queen bed and twin daybed. Accommodates 1-3 guests. Rates depend on number of guests. Large private bathroom with tub/shower combo. Dressing area with built-in desk and large closet. Overlooks front of house with bay window area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $129 - $169

Room #3

Located on second floor. Lovely room with no view! Very quiet. Large bathroom with tub/shower combo.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $150

Room #4

Located on second floor. Large room with beautiful carved antique bed. Sitting area with loveseat. Overlooks back gardens. Also available is an additional room with full size bed across hall. Room #5 can be rented for additional family members and will share bath with room #4.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $150

Room #6

Located on 3rd floor. Fondly dubbed as the "Honeymoon Suite" Only room on 3rd floor, affords privacy. Sofa sitting area. Overlooks front of house. Bathroom is located in the turret of the house.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $150

Room #2

Located on 2nd floor. Cozy room overlooks side of house.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $150

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Location Type



Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.) 7 miles

Directions to property:

From I-70,I-71 or I-270 take I-670West to the Neil Ave/Goodale St. Exit. Turn right on Neil Ave, turn left on 5TH Ave. to the second house on the left-at the corner of 5TH Ave. and Harrison Ave.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, The Ohio State University, Short North Arts District, German Village, Schottenstein/ Value City Arena, The Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Memorial Institute, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer , FREE use of rec center/pool/weight/fitness

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Scrapbooking, Berry picking, Classes and courses, Short North Gallery Hop, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 1:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be received 14 days before reservation date. Any changes less than 14 days of reservation will be charged 100% of total reservation amount.



Lynn Varney

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian