The Timbrook Guesthouse

5811 Olentangy River Road , Columbus, OH 43235 USA (Show map)

About

The Timbrook Guesthouse is special is so many ways. Our one-of-a-kind estate offers 4 acres of luxurious amenities such as: lush gardens, exotic birds, swimming pool, hot tub, beautifully decorated guest rooms and homegrown ingredients for delicious meals. Our Guesthouse is perfect for guests that are visiting the Columbus area for business, family reunions, romantic getaways, conventions, special events, staycations or just visiting family and friends. At The Timbrook, our goal is to ensure that all of our guests feel right at home and enjoy all of the wonderful amenities that our estate has to offer. Come visit our tropical oasis hidden away just minutes from downtown Columbus.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Dream home away from home!

5 on June 19, 2016

My husband and I stayed here a few nights celebrating our anniversary on our way to Niagara falls. We have a clean house but I've never seen one this clean. And the grounds are beautiful, from the flowers to the vegetable gardens. Food was delicious with a personal touch from Jill. The location was good too. Several malls and attractions near by. We will definitely visit again!!


Beautiful, clean & delicious!

5 on April 07, 2016

My boyfriend and I booked a stay to visit some friends in columbus and celebrate his April 1st birthday. We chose The Timbrook Guesthouse because it seemed to match our style the most based on online photos and we loved that there was a greenhouse, pool & hot tub on site as well as a park across the street. We forgot our swimsuits, so we didn't get to use the hot tub, but we didn't have much time to spend hanging around the house anyway. We did enjoy checking out their impressive garden and chickens, though! Spring is a beautiful time to visit! Jill & Peter were a pleasure to have as hosts and the breakfasts were wonderful. We are healthy eaters and had never been to a bed and breakfast before, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I enjoy cooking and experimenting with new recipes and was pleased to discover that Jill enjoys the same! We had something different both days and were very pleased with the quality, taste and thoughtfulness that went into each breakfast! Jill also graciously accommodates vegan eaters and other special diets. Attention to detail was very apparent throughout the home. The rooms and bathrooms were impeccably clean which is always wonderful. We ended up booking a different room for each night due to availability, but were happy to be able to experience two rooms. We tried the West Wing Suite and then the Bluebird Suite. Both rooms were great, but the Bluebird suite was our favorite. It felt like we were floating in a cloud! Beautiful lighting and decor and soft, cozy carpet! We are also somewhat sensitive to perfumes as we use only my own handmade and natural personal care and household products, so I was pleased at how fresh the rooms/house smelled without being clouded up with toxic air fresheners. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it. If we travel to Columbus again this is where we will stay!


Fantastic Getaway. Lots of Amenities. Friendly atmosphere.

5 on April 03, 2016

The Timbrook was the best part of our visit for our anniversary. Breakfast was awesome, the people were friendly. Rooms and attention to detail were high. Everything had a proper theme. There are a few things to do on-site if you need to kill an hour or so in between visiting the city. There is a hot tub outdoors, pool for the summer (did not try it), garden to look at and lots of exotic birds. The location is close enough to town to get you in and out but just out of reach of the city in case the highways are a problem. Would definitely reccommend.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you chose the Timbrook for your special anniversary celebration! We are glad we could be a part of it. Thank you for your kind review! We will hope to see you again in the future!


Relaxing, beautiful, welcoming!

5 on March 26, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for one night and my parents for two - we were all in town for a family wedding. From the start Jill worked hard to make sure we were all comfortable. The rooms were absolutely lovely, appointed perfectly and so clean! Breakfast was tasty and fresh. Thank you to our hosts for opening up their beautiful home! We would highly recommend to anyone.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a kind review! We truly enjoyed having you stay with us and we hope you'll be back!


Rural charm, great location

5 on March 11, 2016

We just stayed at Timbrook Guesthouse and were very impressed. The accommodations were delightful, and the common areas are as welcoming as any we've ever visited. Coming down to breakfast in the morning the fireplace in the common-area living room was running and adding charm to a peaceful morning. Breakfast was delicious and the coffee bar with all the fixings was like being at home, able to linger over a cup while getting ready to greet the day. We loved visiting with the birds, but if you're in a rush to get out the door, don't visit with this flock of delightful parrots! I popped in to meet them all, and 30 minutes later I couldn't believe I was still enjoying their antics. What a great addition to a B&B experience! We will be back, you should visit as well!

Innkeeper Response
We can't thank you enough for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll be back again!


Fantastic!

5 on October 05, 2015

The room was spotless, the view was amazing, and the host was very warm and welcoming. The house is quite lovely and the grounds for which they provide is amazing. A great place to get away for sure and very reasonably priced as well. The breakfast was DELICIOUS!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review! We hope to see you again in the future!


A surprising and amazing find in Columbus!

5 on June 02, 2015

Last week I stayed at Timbrook for one night during the week; I was in Columbus for work and would usually stay at a hotel downtown, but wanted something a little different. Timbrook was absolutely incredible. The rooms were beautiful, comfortable, well-appointed, quiet, private. The grounds are totally beautiful, the garden beds and the apiary and the pool are stunning. I would absolutely stay here the next time I'm in Columbus. Thank you so much!


Great find!!

4.8 on May 27, 2015

We recently spent two nights at the Timbrook as a getaway weekend. The property is gorgeous---the house is beautiful, and was spotlessly clean. We loved walking the gardens, and seeing the birds in the inn's aviary. Breakfast was really good both days. We borrowed the inn's bikes and enjoyed the Olentangy Bike Trail out the door. Jill and Petar, and Whitney could not have been more welcoming, and were helpful with suggestions of local attractions and places to eat. All in all, a great experience. We will highly recommend to friends, and hope to visit again. We found everyone we encountered in Columbus to be warm and friendly, and proud of their city.


A wonderful experience!

4.6 on April 27, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at The Timbrook Guesthouse very much! We felt special from the moment we arrived. Our room was pleasantly decorated and contained a nice, firm bed. There were even fresh flowers in our room! The only downside being our bathroom was across the hall from our room, but robes were provided for our use, so that was only a minor inconvenience. The included breakfast was good. There was coffee (Keurig if it matters to you), fresh fruit, some kind of coffee cake, and quiche. The quiche was a little salty for me, but my wife (and the 6 other guests) had no issues with it!


BEST B&B EVER!!!

5 on March 23, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 17th Anniversary at the Timbrook Guesthouse. I can't use enough accolades to describe our experience. Owners are accommodating and so personable. The home and grounds are lovingly taken care of by the owners and are maintained to the highest standards. Our breakfast was delicious. It was a fantastic stay. I only wish we stayed longer.


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Rooms & Rates

Blue Bird Suite

The Blue Bird Suite is our beautiful top floor accommodation that gives you plenty of space to make yourself at home. It is furnished with a Stickley style queen sized bed with luxurious bedding. The en-suite in this room includes your regular amenities, a standing shower, and plush towels. In the living area there is a flat screen TV and blu-ray player with Netflix streaming capability to enjoy. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout The Guesthouse.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

East Wing Suite

In the East Wing Suite you wake up to the beautiful sunrise that appears over Antrim Park. This spacious room is furnished with a gorgeous Cherry queen sized bed with luxurious bedding. The en-suite in this room includes your regular amenities, a double sink vanity, standing shower, and soaker tub. In the living area there is a gas fireplace, as well as a flat screen TV and blu-ray player with Netflix streaming capability to enjoy. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout The Guesthouse.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

South Siesta

The South Siesta is nestled on the south side of the house overlooking the beautiful Timbrook elipse pool area. The room is furnished with an antique metal frame queen sized bed with luxurious bedding. Your private bathroom is located across the hall only steps away from your room and it includes your regular amenities with a shower/bathtub combo. The room is equipped with a flat screen TV and blu-ray player with Netflix streaming capability to enjoy. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout The Guesthouse.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

West Wing Suite

The West Wing Suite is a spacious suite located on the west end of the house. It is full of windows overlooking the beautiful gardens the property has to offer. The room is furnished with a Cherry queen sized bedroom set that was handcrafted by the Amish, and it is covered in luxurious bedding. The en-suite in this room includes your regular amenities including a shower/bathtub combo. The living area will you make you feel at home and relaxed while you enjoy the flat screen TV and blu-ray player with Netflix streaming capability. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout The Guesthouse.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

North Nest

The North Nest is a cozy room located on the north side of the house. The room is furnished with a queen sized bed made of solid Oak and covered with luxurious bedding. Your private bathroom is located across the hall only steps away from your room and it includes your regular amenities with a shower/bathtub combo. The room is equipped with a flat screen TV and blu-ray player with Netflix streaming capability to enjoy. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the Guesthouse.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

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Location

Location Type

Urban

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Pool, Sports equipment rental, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 - 8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Standard Cancellation: Reservations cancelled at least 14 days prior to check-in will be fully refunded. Any reservation cancelled 14 days or less before its starting date will be charged in full, unless The Timbrook Guesthouse is able to resell the room on the guests behalf. No shows will also be charged in full. All cancellations will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee unless the guest rebooks at the time of cancellation. Holiday and Special Event Cancellation: Reservations cancelled at least 30 days prior to check-in will be fully refunded. Any reservation cancelled 30 days or less before its starting date will be charged in full, unless The Timbrook Guesthouse is able to resell the room on the guests behalf. No shows will also be charged in full. Special Events are reservations where the entire Guesthouse is booked. All cancellations will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee unless the guest rebooks at the time of cancellation. Special Event cancellations will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee per room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jill Dole and Whitney Thompson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs , 7 parrots

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Meals

Breakfast

Homemade

  • Time Served: 7 A.M to 9 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Outside patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free