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

Beautiful Vicotorian house with very nice host

4.8 on August 21, 2016

In a nice and quite neighborhood this Victorian house is a wonderful retreat for relaxing and sleeping. Room No 1 is a large room with a comfortable queen bed, large closet in an extra room with desk and bathroom with a tub. The decoration of the house is very nice with a lot of original pieces. Breakfast is outstanding with fresh fruits and homemade joghurt followed by a hot dish which varied every morning. Very delicious are the own raised tomatoes and grilled avocados. There is a parkinglot next to the house but public transportation is also very easy to access because there are three bus lines running almost direct in front of the house. And Lynn was always very helpful with information about sightseeing and dining. Booking and the correspondance before my arrival was very easy and always very fast. I`m really sorry that I was so busy during my visit. I would have loved to spent more time in the house. And thank you very much for taking me to the blue grass on the last evening!

Great B&B!

5 on August 10, 2016

We had a great stay and Lynn was awesome! I love staying in B&Bs because they feel like an extension of home. Harrison House was just that. Everything was perfect from reservations, check in, the room, breakfast, to check out. My only regret was not being able to stay longer. If you are looking for a great place to stay in downtown Columbus, look no further!

Home away from home

4.8 on August 05, 2016

My husband and I love visiting the Harrison House. Lynn is so welcoming. She truly makes it feel like a home away from home. We cannot wait to visit again. The house is beautiful with lots of character and the breakfast is excellent. We look forward to visiting again very soon!

Overnight Stay

3.0 on June 07, 2016

Our stay at the Harrison House was pleasant. We did not spend much time there, but the bedroom and bathroom were clean and well decorated. We slept soundly without interruption. The breakfast was delightful. Lynn was a gracious host. I recommend the Harrison House to anyone traveling to Columbus.


5 on May 04, 2016

I stay here once maybe twice a year. I just love it! It is my home away from home. I can walk to get whatever I need. The rooms are very very comfy and beautiful! Lynn is a very good hostess and cook. Sandy from Cincinnati

OSU Nursing program weekend

5 on April 26, 2016

Our Host, Lynn Varney, and other guests make this B&B visit always enjoyable and the convenience to the OSU activities close and convenient. We look forward to staying again soon.

A Victorian Village Treasure

5 on March 15, 2016

I was in desperate need of a night away. How lucky I was to have chosen Harrison House. Lynn is an awesome host! She welcomes her guests as you would a friend to your home. The rooms are beautiful, the bed comfortable, and somehow, even when there are multiple guests, once you get in your room, it's peaceful and quiet. On top of all that, Lynn is a great cook! Where else can you go and get homemade yougurt or bread?


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!

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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: $139 - $175

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: $139 - $175

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: $139 - $175

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: $139 - $175

Room #2

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

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $175

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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

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • 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 Vegan and gluten-free