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Elliot Rose Guesthouse

814 South Clinton Street , Defiance, OH 43512 USA (Show map)
17 Reviews
$90 - $120
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The Elliot Rose Guesthouse offers upscale, family-friendly accommodations in a lovingly restored c.1900 home just south of Historic Downtown Defiance. Close to everything you need to do and want to do during your visit, the Elliot Rose Guesthouse costs no more than the best hotels in town, but provides you with luxury, privacy, and style unmatched. Bridal Suite with private luxury bath, second-floor Family Suite with kitchen sleeps 6 or more, full hot breakfast featuring our family recipe scones, and more. 100% cleanliness guarantee.



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  • Guest room5
  • Services5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining4.9

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Gracious attention to detail

5 on October 14, 2013

A relaxing, elegant four days spent in a charming house with warm welcoming hosts who make you feel at home.

Best bed and breakfast we have stayed at in Ohio

5 on September 30, 2013

Great outdoor patio. Full service kitchen that we were welcome to enjoy. Had fresh ground coffee each morning with outstanding healthy breakfast and fabulous scones! Enjoyed clean, comfortable rooms with updated bathroom facilities. Hosts were so accommodating. Visitors from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Absolutely wonderful B & B - a cut above the rest!!

5 on September 12, 2013

My husband and I, along with my 2 daughters, their spouses and children, (ages 8 mos., 2, 4 and 5 yrs.) spent 5 wonderful nights at the Elliot Rose Guest House in early June 2013. It was amazing! We rented the entire house and were completely wowed upon arrival and inspection. My daughters were thrilled to have the sound machines in each bedroom (for the youngsters it was a godsend), and Diana & Paul had set up the crib and toddler air mattress for our youngest grandchildren, complete with a soft animal in bed to greet the 2 yr. old. What nice touches! Everything about the house was just so nice - it was clean, spacious, lots of amenities, well equipped/stocked bathrooms, and both kitchens were neat and also well equipped. There were freshly pressed pillow cases, and lush towels and bathrobes. The decor was also very tastefully done and not crowded with chotzkies like some B&Bs can be. The backyard was also delightful, a great place to gather with other family members staying in the area and for the youngsters to catch fireflies. Great old tree, swing, deck with table and chairs. Very nice. And last but not least - the breakfasts were scrumptious! Those scones are to die for! (I want that recipe.) - They kept our coffee cups full and had juices, scones, fruits, egg dishes, cereals, milk, - all different items on different days - something for everyone. We just couldn't have been happier with our stay. Great hosts and a great house. We will definitely be staying again and cannot recommend it more highly. Thanks Diana & Paul for a wonderful home away from home. Peggy Mohr Christiansen, Fernandina Beach, FL


5 on April 24, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the guesthouse in April 2013. We felt right at home, and we had a wonderful time. Thanks, Diana and Paul!!

A fantastic stay

5 on March 24, 2013

I have stayed at the ERGH on two separate occasions; a two night stay in November of 2012 and a three night stay in March of 2013. The rooms are inviting and clean making it easy to relax and unwind at the end of the day. However, the best part of the ERGH is at the beginning of each day - breakfast! Diana really goes above and beyond making delicious scones and egg dishes. Fresh fruit, yogurt, hot coffee, and an array of juices are also always on hand. If you'd like to see something special added to your breakfast menu all you have to do is ask - Diana and Paul put their guests' comfort at the top of their list of priorities. I would not hesitate to recommend the ERGH to anyone traveling to, or through, the Defiance area.

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Location Type

Auglaize Village & Farm Museum 5 miles, Just south of downtown, Residential neighborhood, Sauder Village 25 miles, Stoney Ridge Winery 20 miles, Small town


Toledo, OH (TOL-Toledo Express) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Exit Toledo Express Airport, turning north on Airport Highway. Take I-475 East, then exit right at Maumee/Napoleon exit, exiting right immediately again toward Waterville/Napoleon. Continue on US 24 to Defiance, exiting left onto ST RT 66 toward town. At Triangle Park, road angles slightly right. Continue past Thurston St., we are 5th house on the right. Park on street for check-in.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Auglaize Village Farm & History Museum, Schomburg Series Concerts, Historic Homes Walking Tour, Community Theater, Historic Downtown gallery shops, Arts and Media Center Events, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Copier, Fireplace, Library, Videos , Microwave & guest fridge in kitchenette, Flat panel LCD TV in every guest room, SoundMate sound conditioners in each guest room, Whole-house water filtration, DVD library, Coffee/tea facilities in both kitchens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4pm to 8pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Babies and children welcome, pack-n-play, toys, booster seat
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Can arrange for boarding of your pet during your stay

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of charges for entire stay needed to secure reservation



Diana and Paul Bauer

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

none Others

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  • Time Served: when guests prefer
  • Serving Location: "Table for 2" on 3-season back porch, Outdoor deck off back porch (seasonal), Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic , Gluten-free

Signature Dish

Simply Perfect Scones
Our guests unanimously agree: these scones are fabulous! Served warm right out of the oven, they are simply delightful. They're even better, we're told, the next day, when the natural flavors of the ingredients have had a chance to meld. Either way, we're sure you'll find that these are like no other scones you've tasted. The texture is flaky and light, but hearty - due to the wholesome 100% whole wheat pastry flour, real butter, and natural yogurt that make up the pastry. Each batch is a flavor sensation, with combinations of dried fruits and nuts, such as: Apricot-Orange-Pecan, Cranberry-Orange-Walnut, Pomegranate-Plum-Orange, Kiwi-PIneapple-Lime-Coconut, and Cherry-Chocolate Chip-Pecan. We use only the best ingredients: Eggland's Best eggs, real citrus zest, hand chopped nuts. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger are used liberally in various combinations to highlight the taste and aroma. Hand made, sparkling with demerara sugar topping, crisp on the edges and tender in the middle....can't you just taste them already?

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814 South Clinton Street , Defiance, OH 43512 USA (Show map)

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