4.0 on July 05, 2014
I'm a bit uneasy with the star rating system, since my expectations were that staying at the Gambier House would be a real treat, and in that sense, my expectations were met. However, were I to simply rate our stay as "met my expectations," the three stars would seem to imply a merely average place, whereas this B&B, like most, is a much better choice in my book than staying at a hotel or other impersonal spot. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay, and as a foodie, I loved the breakfasts, each a treat for a person who always starts his day with a morning meal. Mostly, we were out and about in Gambier, so didn't spend much downtime at the inn, but when we did, public spaces were just fine (though I'd have enjoyed a bigger screen TV for watching World Cup matches). Our room (Green) was fine, the beds comfortable, though having two doubles in a fairly small space meant not having room for an extra chair or couch, which would have been nice. I'd opt for one queen bed rather than two doubles given a choice. Nonetheless, everything was topnotch; we'll stay again when we return to Gambier.
5 on June 29, 2014
What a lovely and welcoming place to stay. Delicious breakfasts, If you are going to be in the area this is definately the place to sta.
3.6 on June 23, 2014
Perfect place to stay in this idealic location especially when visiting Kenyon College. Loved my walk along the Kokosing Trail. Saw my first cardinal and caught my first firefly.
4.6 on June 18, 2014
The breakfasts were delicious. Egg souffle, fresh blueberry muffins, and waffles were amazing. I am very fussy about my coffee, and this was fresh and strong. A great start to the day.
5 on April 30, 2014
Great stay! Thanks to Betsy for a wonderful weekend. Felt right at home.
4.4 on April 28, 2014
Beautiful, well-appointed, historic home. Comfortable guest rooms and friendly innkeeper. Best place to stay to visit Kenyon College, if you can get a room! Directly across the street from the college, with convenient free parking area behind the inn.
4.0 on April 25, 2014
Lovely location and a most pleasant stay in Gambier.
5 on April 20, 2014
To stay on campus during a visit to Kenyon, enjoy a beautifully appointed room, and start the day with a substantial breakfast, this place cannot be beat. The hostess is a real hostess. The house itself is charming. Could not have been happier.
4.0 on April 18, 2014
Very agreeable stay. Thank you.
3.8 on April 18, 2014
We recently stayed at Gambier house while looking at Kenyon. Betsy, the owner, was lovely and welcoming. She was very informative about the school and we felt right at home. The breakfast was delicious and there were also snacks and drinks available at all times. We would definitely stay there again!
4.8 on April 17, 2014
Couldn't be more convenient for college visits. Quiet, private, comfortable.
5 on April 16, 2014
3rd "Dad's Weekend at the Frat". Always stay here. Betsy a great host.
3.8 on April 15, 2014
Great stay in the rear carriage house room and loft. Betsy was great.
3.8 on April 10, 2014
The Gambier House B&B is convenient to everywhere in Gambier and provides a comfortable, homey atmosphere. The breakfasts are way beyond ordinary and worth a stay on that criteria alone. Take a bike and get your exercise nearby on the trail that runs by the beautiful Kokosing River.
4.6 on April 02, 2014
Great as usual. Dining score is meaningless as we did not eat there. Had to choose a number to complete this survey
5 on March 16, 2014
Friendly innkeeper, charming room and common areas, fabulous breakfast. We would definitely come again.
4.6 on March 05, 2014
The innkeeper is very friendly and explained all of the lovely amenities at the inn. We thoroughly enjoyed the public rooms for an evening of re-connecting with family. The breakfast prepared for us was pretty, delicious, and just enough gourmet to be fun but not enough to put off a pickier eater in the family. The price was reasonable as well. We will definitely return when we are in the area.
4.4 on March 03, 2014
Great place. Breakfast was excellent and vegan too!
3.6 on February 12, 2014
Great B&B in Gambier Ohio
4.0 on February 05, 2014
We had a lovely time staying at the Gambier House B&B. I would highly recommend it.
3.8 on January 15, 2014
After a Seven and one half hour drive bringing my 20-year-old daughter back to Kenyon College, I was looking forward to relaxing with my feet up on a coffee table,a good book to read and a cold beer before hitting the hay in a comfortable bed. The Gambier House Bed and Breakfast met these needs admirably, without the "staying at your Rich Grandmothers house/hands off" feeling that often comes with B & B stays. The 1st floor areas of the house (living room, dining room, Kitchen) were all tastefully furnished with an emphasis on comfort. During the tour the very kind proprietor made sure to show me the generous allotment of home made cookies, as well as sodas, fruits, juices, coffees and teas available on the house. My bedroom was of good size, much of which was filled by the queen-sized bed covered with bedspreads, comforter, pillows and decorative throw pillows. I was shown the very large private bathroom, which included a marble bath, toilet / bidet , two small make-up desks with mirrors and the softest, fluffiest towels I have ever seen.We returned to the kitchen to settle my tab. I then drove my daughter to her campus house ( Gambier is surrounded by Kenyon College! ) and stopped at the well-stocked grocer on campus for Belgian beer before returning to my room. My evening was pleasant, and I The only complaints were minor: the promised wifi continually disconnected. and the bed squeaked and groaned loudly whenever I climbed in or out of it. While this was not a problem for me alone, had my significant other and I been in the bed together with the romantic atmosphere, the loud squeaking and moaning of this bed might have made for a sleepless night for our neighbors, as well as a few snickers and side-long glances in the morning! All in all, the Gambier House made for a beautiful and comfortable stay on the Kenyon College campus.
5 on December 22, 2013
They only gave me the best service, and they didn't do anything less than that. They were timely, helped me with everything and the location was spot on. Loved it!
3.6 on December 01, 2013
We loved our stay. The hospitality was warm and friendly without being overbearing. Plan to be back.
4.4 on November 25, 2013
The only reason to go to Gambier, Ohio is to visit Kenyon College and the only place to stay is The Gambier House. Yes, you could stay at the Kenyon Inn or in Mount Vernon (8 miles away) but why bother when the Gambier House, run by hotelier extraordinaire, Betsy is directly across the street from the main part of the campus. Comfortable, roomy, pleasant facilities and excellent breakfasts w/free parking--what more could you ask for. We have stayed here in excess of a dozen times--Betsy rules.
4.4 on November 24, 2013
This is by far the best place for Kenyon Parents to stay when visiting. Nothing in Mt. Vernon compares.
4.8 on November 17, 2013
Gambier House was the perfect place to stay for my visit to Kenyon College. It was convenient to everything in town. The owner, Betsy, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. She is also a fantastic cook, having run a bakery in NYC. Breakfast was the most delicious I have had. The room and the public areas of the inn are welcoming and comfortable. It truly felt like home, only better.
3.4 on November 07, 2013
Betsy is a very helpful host, as always the people staying there are always nice and friendly and the breakfast is to dream about.
4.4 on November 07, 2013
Stayed 3 nights. Within 200 yards of Kenyon college. Comfortable bed, good shower, enough room to spread out. Public rooms are comfortable and pleasant. Parking right outside. Breakfasts are fresh cooked, graciously served, and delicious. Cookies and coffee, space in freezer and fridge. Some outside noise at night. Relaxed and enjoyable. Much preferred to hotels in the area. Old house with charm.
4.4 on November 06, 2013
The Gambier House is cozy and most convenient for Kenyon families. Betsy's breakfast was to die for!
4.2 on November 04, 2013
Right in the middle of the Kenyon campus! That made our college visit easy, as well as the offer to park all day in the lot even though we'd checked out already. Delicious food, comfy rooms and pleasant common areas were just what we needed, and Betsy is a charming yet unobtrusive host. We would definitely come back.
5 on October 28, 2013
This was my first stay at Gambier House. It was lovely! My room was cozy and comfortable, the Innkeeper was great. All in all a terrific stay. Thank you!
4.8 on October 27, 2013
Lovely bed and breakfast in the village of Gambier, Ohio. Very relaxing and peaceful. Gracious innkeeper. Delicious food. Will definitely stay here again.
4.8 on October 21, 2013
Our son is a Kenyon senior, and during the past 4 years we have stayed several times at the college inn, at a nice chain motel in Mt. Vernon, and at an upscale hotel near the Columbus airport. But Gambier House is by far the best and most enjoyable place we've stayed. The location is perfect, the breakfasts are delicious and filling (and vary each morning), and the house is extremely comfortable. There are two large sitting rooms with comfortable couches and chairs for reading, a front porch with rockers, and a lovely enclosed garden in the rear. The innkeeper could not be more helpful or knowledgeable about things to do in central Ohio (if you want to get away from campus for, say, biking or sightseeing). There's free kitchen access, with a section of the refrigerator dedicated to guests for beer, yogurt, etc. The house dates back to the 19th century (in keeping with Gambier and Kenyon), so the floors creak and some ceilings are lower than in a modern structure, but for us, at least, that's part of the charm of Gambier, where the Amish still sell baskets, preserves, and needlework on Middle Path each Saturday. All in all, a significant enhancement of the Kenyon experience.
5 on October 16, 2013
A small group of my alumna friends decided to gather in Gambier for a spontaneous reunion and the carriage house at the Gambier House appealed to us because of the small kitchen and living space. We had a surprise extra guest and Betsy was so understanding about her joining us. We only were able to eat one of our two breakfasts, but the waffles were delicious and Betsy provided an alternative fruit for me since I'm allergic to apple (really, I know!). We've all stayed at the Kenyon Inn, but the Gambier House provided to intimate and relaxed feel that we wanted for our visit. Thanks Betsy!!
4.2 on October 09, 2013
An excellent choice for visitors to Kenyon College or Knox County and the Amish country. Clean lovely rooms, charming property, excellent friendly service. location just across from entrance to the College. Quiet, except for lovely church bells!
4.6 on October 09, 2013
4.8 on October 08, 2013
Any visit to Kenyon College, we always stay at The Gambier House. It's a true gem in that area. The breakfasts are AWESOME!
4.0 on September 30, 2013
Stayed in the Old Library. Good-sized room, nice-sized shower, and obviously convenient to everything on campus. Very accommodating and friendly inn-keeper. Breakfast was wonderful, too.
4.0 on September 30, 2013
All the comforts of home. Clean, cozy,and a delicious breakfast too!
4.6 on September 27, 2013
"Dining" should be N/A because there isn't any, but the site won't allow that. Breakfast was excellent.
4.8 on September 13, 2013
The Inn is so charming and well kept, we felt right at home with tea and homemade cookies available in the kitchen. Our breakfast was delicious, fresh and took advantage of local ingredients. The innkeeper was the perfect mix of professional and friendly. We will definitely return.
4.0 on September 09, 2013
We totally enjoyed our 3-day stay. The room was very comfortable, and true to its heritage (no modern amenities). The hostess was excellent; very friendly. The breakfasts were gourmet quality. It was fun to meet other guests at each breakfast. The location was just off campus and town center - everywhere was within a short walking distance. We would definitely stay here again.
5 on September 08, 2013
Immaculately clean. Delicious breakfast. Friendly atmosphere. Accommodating after hours arrival. Excellent communication.
4.8 on September 05, 2013
My family has stayed at the Gambier House on two occasions to attend a family reunions in the area. Both times were great. The breakfasts were great and served in relaxing atmosphere. Betsy is a great hostess and is very friendly. She is a joy to know.
4.4 on September 01, 2013
I stayed at the Gambier House in late August. I had the Victorian Room, which was very pretty and comfortable. Gambier is a very small, safe town and I arrived to find a note on the door welcoming me inside and letting me know where to find my room key. Betsy's breakfast the next morning was superb, and I enjoyed the conversation with her and with fellow guests. Her dog, Hotspur, is very nice, enjoying affection but not forcing himself on anyone.
4.8 on August 30, 2013
I recently stayed with my son and daughter on a visit to Kenyon and was very impressed with this B&B. We stayed in the Green Room which was comfortable for three. The owner was very accommodating with our late arrival and served us a wonderful breakfast in the morning.
3.8 on August 25, 2013
Worth it just for the breakfast.Really amazing .So convenient for Kenyon as it is actually on the campus and the other option to stay is never available and more expensive.This is also barely available and even runs a lottery once you have stayed there so you have a chance of paying to stay there again!!
5 on August 22, 2013
Outstanding in all ways!
5 on August 18, 2013
Loved the 2 dogs. The breakfast eggs were truly yummy.
3.4 on August 15, 2013
Beds really comfortable. Food great. Host friendly and helpful.
4.6 on August 14, 2013
The house was wonderful and the inn keeper was delightful. We really enjoyed our stay.
4.8 on August 10, 2013
We stayed at the Gambier House for three days in August, 2013, while we were on a college tour of the "Ohio Six Colleges." The location is perfect (just across the street from Kenyon College), and the service was excellent. The breakfasts were wonderful, and took into account the fact that my child's a vegetarian (even though we are omnivores). The only negative is that the lighting is pretty dim inside; this may have something to do with it being an older house, with older circuitry, but I found this a little disconcering.
5 on July 15, 2013
Very comfortable, clean accommodations and one of the best breakfasts ever, homemade and lovely.
4.8 on July 10, 2013
I was in town for a wedding, and it was absolutely perfect. The inn keeper was a bit quirky, but extremely helpful and nice. When I was trying to get information on where a local bar was from the front at the Kenyon Inn (I was visiting friends), they couldn't help me out. The Innkeeper at the Gambier House knew exactly what I was talking about and exactly how to get there. The rooms were classy, the service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the dogs were lovely. Kind of expensive though.
4.0 on July 08, 2013
We came to Gambier for a college tour and stayed at Gambier House. We were treated very well and the breakfast(s) were wonderful!!...very healthy and fresh.
4.6 on July 06, 2013
This is an old house, so is a great place for those who like quirky spaces and a nice shady spot on campus. Delicious cookies always in the cookie jar. Very very clean.
4.8 on July 01, 2013
my daughter and I stayed in the Victorian Room the night before visiting Kenyon College. The bed is small for two people, but it was comfortable. The toiletries provided were very nice including glycerine soap. My daughter found a small trap door in the floor and their was a note inside. That was fun and she left a note for the next adventurous guest. Breakfast was delicious, and the location was right on campus so very convenient.
4.4 on June 29, 2013
I was looking for a one-night pit stop for a workshop I was attending at Kenyon College. Gambier is a quaint and vibrant small town with good food, a coffee shop, and bookstore, everything I need to feel completely content. Plus, the campus is more than lovely. The Gambier House is a block from the cluster of eateries and books. The hostess provides a generous breakfast of locally grown healthy and delicious food. The house is delightful, clean, cozy.. I stayed in The Master Bedroom which has a large soaking tub, complete with a brass swam spigot, and a vintage vanity. I hope to return one day and have a longer stay at Gambier House.
5 on June 24, 2013
Absolutely outstanding experience staying at the Gambier House. Room was charming and comfortable. Breakfasts were amazing. Best of all was the innkeeper who made us feel right at home!
4.0 on June 19, 2013
We had a wonderful stay. Great location, helpful staff and delicious breakfast! Would definitely stay again!
5 on May 18, 2013
fun rooms, quaint house, fantastic breakfasts If you need a B & B in Gambier, OH this is the one!
5 on May 12, 2013
Finally had a chance to stay at Gambier House when picking up my son this May and it was the nicest place I've stayed our dozen or so trips to Ohio. I will definitely stay there again.
4.6 on May 08, 2013
We met family members for the weekend and stayed at the Gambier House and it was perfect. We were able to get three rooms and our daughter joined us for breakfast both days were were there. The service was terrific, and the comfortable atmosphere made it easy for us to spend time visiting and relaxing. The rooms are nicely done and spacious, although as in any older home they have their quirks.
5 on May 02, 2013
It was very convenient to the campus of Kenyon College. I can't wait to stay here again. The inn keeper makes a nice breakfast and is very helpful with directions.
4.2 on April 19, 2013
Stayed here with my daughter while visiting Kenyon College. Wonderful breakfast and great location. Really enjoyed the whole experience. The owner was helpful and we had a memorable breakfast and enjoyed he conversation with our fellow guests.
5 on April 10, 2013
Lovely house, gracious host, fantastic location close to campus. Very comfortable place to stay.
4.4 on April 08, 2013
We arrived late in the afternoon for a college visit and found Gambier House a welcome respite from a long and tiring road trip.
4.6 on April 06, 2013
A beautiful B&B, friendly and personable innkeeper, delicious gourmet breakfasts, and lovely town. What more could you ask for?
5 on April 04, 2013
comfortable, clean rooms and inn; delicious, filling breakfast; awesome, friendly host I think I've stayed here 3 times so far and always enjoy it!
4.2 on March 22, 2013
I had never stayed at a B & B so I had preconceived ideas but I was pleasantly surprised. The breakfast was exceptional. Rooms were very comfortable and spacious. Each having a different theme. We stayed in the Master bedroom. Staff was very nice as were the fellow visitors.
5 on March 03, 2013
Very clean and comfortable. Breakfast excellent and homemade cookies (and fruit) for snacks. The innkeeper is very pleasant and knowledgeable about the area. If you are visiting Kenyon, you can't stay any closer to admissions.
5 on March 03, 2013
Clean, well kept, great food: what more could you ask for? Between my wife and I, we have stayed here 3 times and will continue to every time we're in Gambier or surrounding area after my daughter graduates from Kenyon. We have stayed in many B&Bs and this is at the top of the list. Keep up the good work, Betsy!
5 on February 27, 2013
We gathered to see our son in his senior music recital at Kenyon. The Gambier house made our weekend with wonder rooms and beds, spectacular breakfasts and a wonderful host who made sure that our kides were up in time for breakfast.
5 on February 20, 2013
Lovely room in a lovely house, helpful maps and information when we checked in, delightful breakfasts that so kindly covered a gluten-free diet - hope we can come back again!!
3.8 on February 20, 2013
Very quaint and cozy. Location is ideal to Kenyon College. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Breakfast both mornings was outstanding!! Would stay again.....
5 on February 03, 2013
Conveniently located to visit Kenyon College. Friendly, accommodating owner. Very flexible for allowing for a late arrival. Very clean and comfortable.
4.6 on February 01, 2013
Wonderful stay, beautiful home and warm and welcoming innkeeper. Loved being able to hang out in the parlor- really felt like home. Only downside was that the internet access was sketchy unless you were in the living room area. Hard to get it from in the bedroom. Other than that our stay was fantastic!
4.4 on January 23, 2013
Walking into this B&B reminded me so much of my grandparent's home from childhood. I loved it. The only complaint I have is that in my particular room it was very cold. Initially, I found a window cracked and vents closed but even after resolving both issues I still found it quite chilly throughout the night and by morning. Other than that, Betsy was quite accommodating and I would return if my son chooses Kenyon College.
5 on January 16, 2013
Charming furnishings, clean shower, old-fashioned bedding with eiderdowns which reminded me of my grandmother's home. Comfortable beds also...
4.0 on December 27, 2012
I have no complaints whatsoever about this place, and we enjoyed our stay.
5 on December 12, 2012
This is a wonderful B&B virtual on Kenyon's campus. We have stayed a couple of times, and would do it again. The house is early to mid 19th century, warmly decorated, and quite cozy and comfy. The innkeeper doesn't live in the house, so isn't "all in your business" but she lives right next to the house, and is very attentive! Breakfast is "to die for"!!!! We have only stayed in the Master and the Old Library, which had very nice private bathrooms, with very nice soaps and shampoos, and really, really nice towels! I understand the other rooms have private baths as well. No TV in bedrooms, but there is one in the common family room. Not sure if this is typical, but my husband was pretty pleased. I don't have a lot of B&B experience, but I would certainly recommend Gambier House, and would stay again!
3.6 on December 09, 2012
We stayed in the Carriage House. Was very pleasant and comfortable. Downstairs is nice size sitting area, bathroom and kitchen. So, would be great if you want to bring a couple of guests in for some food or drinks at your room. Quirky set up with bedroom upstairs and bathroom downstairs. There was a 2nd bed in the loft area at the top of the stairs, but I don't think there was a door between that and the main bedroom. The bathroom seemed a little old, but everything worked fine and was clean. Very welcoming when we arrived. Breakfast of fresh fruit, bacon and waffles was very nice. The common sitting areas seemed very nice, although we di not have time to use them. The price was a little high for primarily just spending the night there, but if we wanted a kid of "home base" while visiting Gambier, it would be very good.
3.8 on November 29, 2012
Had a lovely 1 night stay to visit my daughter at Kenyon. Breakfast was truly delicious, consisting of baked oatmeal with fruit and chicken sausage, freshly baked pastries, juice and tea. Had a wonderful time with the other breakfast guests, chatting about life and our kids at Kenyon. Very comfortable place and I plan to definitely return.
4.6 on November 15, 2012
It has become our home away from home in daughter's college town
4.8 on November 07, 2012
This place is a pleasant respite and the innkeeper is a wonderful cook/baker!
5 on October 21, 2012
My wife and I stayed in the Green Room at Gambier House on a recent October weekend. It was beautiful fall weather with nothing really big happening on campus. Several other rooms were occupied, but I believe the house was not entirely sold out. Our stay was very pleasant and quite satisfactory in every way. Our room was very comfortable, just as pictured on the web site. The weather was cool enough to leave the windows open during the day and enjoy the heat from the space heater at night. One thing that is perhaps not obvious from the web descriptions it that this house is very close to downtown Gambier and the Kenyon College campus. Both weekend nights, there was the noise of young people walking by until midnight or later that was clearly audible through the closed windows. As a Kenyon, alum, it was just like good old times, but some might find issue with it.
4.2 on October 19, 2012
Lovely home. Inn keeper very gracious. Beautuful time of the year to visit. Outstanding breakfast!
4.2 on October 18, 2012
Gracious, hospitable and charming innkeeper. Fantastic college campus (Kenyon). Inn perfectly located in center of things.
4.6 on October 15, 2012
During a recent visit to see Kenyon College with our high schooler, we stayed at this lovely B&B. Other than the beds being a "hotel-sized" queen-sized bed (smaller than our queen bed at home), we had no complaints. The room was graciously appointed and everything about our stay was wonderful. We would glad stay here again, if our child decides to come to Kenyon!
3.4 on October 15, 2012
Gambier House was lovely, charming, and very convenient for our overnight stay during a college visit. The friendly hosts served a delicious breakfast, and we enjoyed visiting with other guests. Our only complaint was that the ground floor room was quite chilly, and there was no obvious way to adjust the temperature. As a consequence, we had to sleep in our jackets.
4.0 on October 04, 2012
I recommend The Gambier House to anyone visiting Kenyon College.
4.4 on October 01, 2012
The Gambier House is a charming B&B on the campus of Kenyon College. The rooms are adequate, but the public spaces offer many more opportunities for enjoyment. On a beautiful early fall evening, we enjoyed the back patio and courtyard for a dinner we picked up at a carry-out along with a bottle of wine. The breakfast the next morning was elegant and excellent. It was an egg soufle of some type, served with excellent fresh fruits and coffee cakes. It was served on fine china in the main dining room, which created a full experience. Overall, this was good value for the money, mainly because the location was excellent for visiting Kenyon College and we really felt we were getting something of value in the breakfast.
4.2 on September 27, 2012
The Drawer Room was perfect for one (the double bed was a bit small, in my opinion, for two unless you like to snuggle). The bathroom was beautiful, hidden behind a false door of drawers. Not the perfect choice if you want a lot of light, but great if you prefer a dark room to sleep in. Breakfast was delicious and I really appreciated their flexibility in start time. Very clean and comfortable, lots of antiques and creaky old floors. Completely enjoyed my experience.
5 on September 27, 2012
The town is charming.The rooms are beautiful and immaculate. The gourmet breakfasts are delicious and satisfying. Can't wait to return next year for a longer stay!
3.4 on September 20, 2012
We stayed here one night while my daughter was visiting Kenyon. The prices in the area are all high. I have a feeling there are too few rooms available. The house is old and comfortable. The wifi worked well. The bathroom was small but livable. The beds were clean and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent. It was really nice that we were able to keep our car in the lot even after check-out. Overall, it was a good experience and I will likely stay there again if our daughter is accepted.
5 on September 19, 2012
Everything about our stay was wonderful. The room was great, breakfasts were delicious and it just was an all-around great weekend. Thanks.
4.4 on September 05, 2012
The Gambier House has fantastic staff, excellent breakfast and cookies, and a wonderful atmosphere. The beds are a little stiff for my taste, and the house is beginning to show its age. Everything is clean and tidy.
5 on September 01, 2012
This lovely inn was perfect in every way. We stayed in the master bedroom, which had a queen bed and very large bathroom. The room and rest of the home were beautifully decorated. The innkeepers were very friendly and offered a delicious and healthy breakfast each morning. The off-street parking was an added bonus. Everything on the college campus is an easy walk from the inn, which is centrally located in Gambier.
4.0 on September 01, 2012
Betsy was a wonderul host and we felt quite at home. Our room, including the bathroom, was very nice, and the rest of house (dining room, living room, family room) was very comfortable. We had all-hours access to the kitchen, with its refrigerator, coffee/tea and cookies, which was appreciated! Breakfast was a delight. Did not have a chance to enjoy the terrace in the back. We look forward to our return! Kevin and Julie Granville
5 on August 31, 2012
We could not have been happier with our stay, the continental breakfast was delicious and there was a great variety to choose from. We had problems with our son's laptop and did not have time to fix it at home, Kim helped us by asking around for local computer repair shoprs. She went the extra mile. We would definitely come back again, the rooms were very clean and the beds comfortable.
3.8 on August 28, 2012
Set in the beautiful town of Gambier, just off the Kenyon College campus--one of the most beautiful in America, the Gambier House B&B offers quiet and clean accommodations in historic surroundings, in and out!
3.8 on August 25, 2012
Betsy was wonderful and could not have been more nice. She was warm and friendly and made us feel like we were visiting a friends home.The food was homemade and delicious for our breakfast. Everything in our room was spotless and provided warmth & comfort. A great experience !! I'd stay here again.
5 on August 16, 2012
We only stayed one night. However, they were very accomodating with our dietery requests and the food, presentation, and service were superb. The room was very clean and comfortable with all the amenities needed and the home touch. If my child decides to attend Kenyon, I would make sure to reserve a room there way ahead of time. Thank you!
4.6 on August 14, 2012
Everything was at/above expectations! I would recommend this B&B to anyone traveling in this area; especially visiting Kenyon College. Check-in and check-out were super easy, there was plenty of parking, and the food was great! I would choose a different room next time as there were minor inconveniences in the one we stayed in (Victorian Room - floors inhibited easy opening/closing of doors, weird bathroom setup), but it didn't detract from the experience. Thanks for a great stay!
4.8 on August 06, 2012
Friendly atmosphere, tempered with Betsy's flexibility (thanks again) , made our stay memorable. The French Toast alone will keep us coming back
4.4 on August 01, 2012
We had a wonderful stay. A quiet retreat within walking distance of everything on campus. Great service and food.
2.8 on July 11, 2012
We stayed in the carriage house suite for two nights. We chose this room because it was the only one with a TV, and we wanted to have that feature "just in case". The room itself was fine - nothing spectacular, but certainly acceptable. The TV had a very small screen (19", I'm guessing), which turned out to be less of a "plus" than I had anticipated. With the low prices for TVs today, I would suggest the innkeeper put in a somewhat larger set - it would be a small investment which would undoubtedly have a favorable impact on those who rent this room.
4.6 on July 05, 2012
The room was lovely, the innkeeper was wonderful, and the food was fantastic!
3.6 on July 01, 2012
We had a very enjoyable stay. Breakfast was all that was promised. We would recommend the Gambier House whenever you have the opportunity to visit Keyon College.
5 on July 01, 2012
We were in Gambier to do a college visit to Kenyon. The location was perfect - a two minute walk (if that) to Admissions. The room was comfortable and quiet - and breakfast the next morning was terrific! - individual cheese souffles, fresh fruit salad, homemade blueberry muffins, homemade jam -- Parking was available in the back of the house, and Betsy said it was OK to leave the car there until we were done with out tour of Kenyon. Even the other guests were fun to talk to!
5 on June 22, 2012
The location, accommodations, and innkeeper will not disappoint you. You'll find a reason to return!
3.4 on June 20, 2012
The pros: friendly, clean, comfortable (beds), quiet & quaint, excellent breakfast, walking distance to everything Gambier has to offer The cons: meager provisions for early risers, tiny bathroom, clogged sink
4.8 on June 11, 2012
Great place to stay. Food was excellent as was overall service. Friendly owner and interesting house also make it one I would go back to.
4.0 on May 21, 2012
Had a nice visit with family and a wonderful stay at Gambier House.
4.8 on May 16, 2012
We stayed in the carriage house which was our own little cottage with windows that open and a kitchen with supplies. Our breakfast was a gourmet feast which was not only delicious, but beautifully presented. The innkeeper was fun and friendly and very accommodating. I highly recommend this place!
5 on April 30, 2012
I stayed to attend the Dad's weekend at my son's Kenyon fraternity. I arricved Friday about 5PM and left Sunday at 11AM. The Gambier House is right there on campus which meant I had easy back and forth access to the events and to the bed, for napping (Can't keep up with the Frat Boys.
5 on April 26, 2012
We've stayed at the Gambier House at least seven times since 2005. Every visit has been a pleasure. It's a very comfortable place, breakfasts are delicious and the innkeeper is marvelous.
5 on April 26, 2012
I recently stayed at Gambier House while my daughter attended a Kenyon College accepted students weekend. What a wise choice that turned out to be. Not only was the B&B comfortable, charming and in very close proximity to the college, but being able to converse with the other guests, most of whom had a connection to the college, was very helpful to me. However, I would have enjoyed my stay at this B&B no matter where it was located. The breakfasts were outstanding. The rooms were scrupulously clean and very comfortable. The fact that it offered wireless internet was way beyond my expectations!
4.8 on April 25, 2012
Feels more like a stay at a family member's house than your typical bed and breakfast experience. Betsy was very sweet and welcoming, taking the time to explain everything around the house before we checked in. A great taste of midwestern hospitality!
5 on April 10, 2012
Our room was lovely and breakfast was delicious. We would definitely stay there again.
4.0 on February 24, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The room and bathroom were spacious for one person and very clean, quiet, and charming. The innkeeper graciously lowered the cost of my room because of my significant dietary concerns that limit my ability to eat most breakfast foods. The location was perfect for my visit with my daughter, a Kenyon student, and was a walk from restaurants. Also, the price was right.
3.0 on February 23, 2012
This is an old establishment that needs some work. Wallpaper is taped up and paint is peeling. Location is great if you are visiting Kenyon . Bed was comfortable. Breakfast was early but good.
4.0 on February 08, 2012
My first stay at the Gambier House and I wish I had stayed here sooner! Lovely, comfortably-appointed rooms with a fabulous breakfast. From arrival to departure, my expectations were exceeded. Enjoy your stay!
4.6 on January 29, 2012
We stayed in the suite that included a small, but fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, WiFi reception, and considerable privacy (being separated from the main building by an enclosed, plant-filled breezeway). The bedroom is upstairs with an extra bed on the upstairs landing. The inn is utterly charming as in the proprietress. The common areas are comfortable and sehr gemütlich!
5 on December 20, 2011
I have stayed at Gambier House several times over the three years our daughter has been a student at Kenyon College. Innkeeper Betsy makes a great breakfast, whether the best whole wheat blueberry pancakes you ever ate or a frittata loaded with fresh vegetables. I am looking forward to returning in the fall!
4.6 on December 14, 2011
The innkeeper was very accommodating. The house was quiet and spacious and extremely convenient to campus. Our room was lovely although the bed groaned (loudly) when getting in and out--I guess all antiques have their idiosycracies. We would definitely stay there again.
4.2 on December 03, 2011
Gambier House is a great combination of comfortable, down-to-earth, and elegant! I loved each of the rooms I stayed in on two visits (Drawer and Victorian). Betsy is a great innkeeper. I recommend it highly!
4.2 on December 01, 2011
Very clean, convenient and cozy. Great for Kenyon visitors.
4.6 on November 29, 2011
I feel like I am in my own home only I don't have to clean or cook. It is so cozy and inviting.
5 on November 17, 2011
What a wonderful place! In addition, Betsy was friendly, helpful, and a great cook!
4.8 on November 17, 2011
Staying at Gambier House was like being a guest in someone's home. The room was so comfortable and clean! We totally looked forward to breakfast each morning because it was fabulous, and always different! Our host was friendly and a wealth of information on what to do in the area, her recommendations were spot on! Everything was a real treat.
4.8 on November 06, 2011
We love this place! Betsy is a great innkeeper and she is a baker extraordinaire! She is also full of information about the area and her recommendations were excellent.
4.0 on November 03, 2011
I stayed in the carriage house. It was nice and clean. I had a fabulous breakfast and wonderful late night chocolate chip cookies.
4.0 on October 26, 2011
The Gambier House was cozy and clean, friendly and picturesque. Add in the terrific gourmet breakfast made by charming owner, Betsy, and you get the total B&B experience: a home away from home, minus the domestic chores! And it's affordable! With an on-campus stay like this at your fingertips, why go anywhere else?
5 on October 19, 2011
The Drawer Room was more spacious than the picture depicts. The breakfasts were very delicious especially the oatmeal. The Gambier House was very cozy, comfortable, and quiet.
3.8 on October 06, 2011
The innkeeper, Betsy, goes out of her way to make you comfortable. She provided excellent service. The common areas are inviting. I would stay there again in the future.
4.4 on September 25, 2011
The perfect place if you want to enjoy the town of Gambier, ride the Kokosing bike trail, and have a great place to stay with a wonderful breakfast!!!
5 on September 07, 2011
We were very comfortable and were very impressed with how accommodating everything was. It made our visit to Kenyon College so much the better. Thank you!
4.8 on September 05, 2011
I've stayed at the Gambier House on three occasions, and my daughter is only beginning her sophomore at Kenyon. This comfortable, homelike bed and breakfast is right against the heart of Kenyon's beautiful, small campus. The breakfasts are delightful, the hostess is extremely helpful and kind, and her breakfasts are first class.
3.8 on September 05, 2011
Rooms are a little quirky, but food and hospitality are very good.
4.6 on September 05, 2011
The location is perfect for visiting Kenyon College, or spending a weekend on the Kokosing Gap Trail and exploring Amish country. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable, and the breakfast is fabulous and ample. The innkeeper was a professional baker, so the menu changes daily and a weekend visit offers lots of variety. There are many amenities to make your stay very welcoming, including suggestions of activities in the surrounding area if you can drag yourself away from the rocking chairs on the front porch.
5 on August 30, 2011
My wife and I have stayed at the Gambier House at least 10 times over the past four years. Every single time the stay was perfect. The rooms, the location, the breakfast...everything is a 10!
4.8 on August 27, 2011
the room was comfortable and the common areas were spacious. Every room was nicely decorated. The breakfasts were great! The ideal place to stay during a visit to Kenyon.
4.4 on August 25, 2011
Warm welcome and much help with advice about local resources from our hostess. Our room (Victorian) and bed were very comfortable, breakfast was terrific, and the location perfect, with Kenyon right at our door. The price was reasonable for all the pluses. I don't like the rating system of this site, though, where 3 stars means "met my expectations"--I had high expectations for Gambier House, and they were met, but 3 stars seems like such a lukewarm endorsement.
5 on August 22, 2011
If you are visiting Kenyon College or are passing through the area around Gambier this is the place to stay--ideally located directly across the street from Kenyon (2 min walk) in a wonderful old Victorian run by Betsy Herr. Betsy is a great innkeeper, with rooms that are pristine, full of Victorian character and including a great breakfast and off-street parking. This is our "go to" residence when we visit Kenyon.
5 on August 17, 2011
We so enjoyed the stay at the Gambier House. Betsy was so knowledgeable of the area and made the stay extra special. We look forward to another visit. Mt. Vernon and Kenyon College offered a perfect spot for this bed and breakfast.
3.8 on June 22, 2011
The room was large and quaint, the bathroom was a little cramped. The service was courteous and helpful - but only available for limited hours. The service at breakfast was fast and attentive. The bedrooms and common area were neat and clean. The breakfast was superb - tasty, freshly made waffles, eggs, fruit, muffins, etc. They were the best meals we had all weekend.
4.4 on June 14, 2011
Betsy did a tremendous job and I enjoyed my stay thoroughly!
4.6 on June 04, 2011
The Gambier House is ideally located in the village of Gambier. If you like to walk everywhere, browse a variety of reading materials, and enjoy the history of the area, get ready for a relaxing stay. Betsy welcomes her guests with freshly baked cookies and anything you might need to settle in. Oh, did I mention the best breakfast in Ohio!
5 on May 05, 2011
My family of three stayed in the Library Room at The Gambier House in April during a visit to Kenyon Clollege. The B&B is right in the middle of the small town and wonderfully convenient to the college. Our room was very comfortable, fantastic bed and sheets, and the breakfasts were beyond delicious. It was so nice to relax in the common rooms after our long drive from Vermont and since it was rainy we didn't walk around as much as expected. The innkeeper was attentive to our needs, but gave us our space as well. She always had cookies fresh from the oven ready for us all, and loaned us an umbrella for our tour. We met some very interesting people at breakfasts, even another prospective student from Vermont! All in all a FANTASTIC place to stay! We loved it. One tiny minus...if it's rainy the raindrops play the drums on the bulkhead outside the Library window and kept us awake one night. Didn't have the heart to tell the innkeeper, but I'm sure she would've made it right if we had told her.
5 on May 01, 2011
We arrived late, so there were post it notes everywhere telling us how to get to our room and to ask us what we wanted for breakfast. The Green Room is very large, the 2 queen beds comfortable and cozy. The breakfast was plentiful and excellent. What a wonderful place to stay when you are visiting Kenyon College...it is right next to the campus.
4.6 on April 29, 2011
We love the Gambier Inn - great location, accomodations, and very friendly atmosphere.
5 on April 27, 2011
A wonderful experience since the first time (this was our 3rd visit), I love the house and its surroundings, the nature and the atsmosphere around it. the service was excellent, and the breakfast was all homemade and very delicious, of a different variety each morning. Thank you I loved it and will come again. The grandparents Ensing"s
5 on April 27, 2011
The Gambier House Bed and Breakfast is a place I have stayed many times. The proprietor, Betsy, is always welcoming, helpful and makes a wonderful breakfast, even for those of us with dietary problems. It is charming, comfortable, and could not be more conveniently located when visiting Kenyon College or the surrounding area.
4.4 on April 25, 2011
Our two children both attended Kenyon College in Gambier so we've stayed at the Gambier House many times. Without exception every stay has been great. Innkeeper Elizabeth Heer is most welcoming and accommodating. Her breakfasts are delicious. The rooms are all beautiful and very comfortable. A highlight of our last visit was the game of Scrabble we played in one of the common living rooms. We feel very much at home staying there.
3.6 on April 21, 2011
Ideal location for Kenyon College; other guests were friendly and either visiting students/family or on college trips with parents. Innkeeper (Betsy) was wonderful and helpful. Each breakfast was different and tasty. Library and rooms were well stocked with books and magazines. Bed and chairs were comfortable. Only minor point of inconvenience was showering in the narrow, freestanding tub.
4.6 on April 14, 2011
Such a wonderful bed and breakfast with the most amazing breakfast ever! My guests and I could not remember the last time we ate so well before noon. From this point forward, I will only stay here when I am in Gambier! It was truly cozy enough to be a wonderful home away from home.
5 on April 10, 2011
For us, Gambier House exceeded our expectations. The rooms were great - well-apportioned, quiet, and clean. What made our two-day visit special was the service and attention to detail. One example - on our way in, we got lost (GPS didn't cut it that far off the beaten path), and our host literaly talked us in, staying on the phone a good 15 minutes. I'd heartily recommend Gambier House.
4.6 on April 06, 2011
Gambier House is a lovely place, warm and inviting. The breakfasts were a little carb-heavy... but maybe that's just me being picky since I prefer lighter fare to start the day. (I did eat everything in front of me and it tasted great.)
4.6 on March 10, 2011
Gambier House is a lovely place to stay. Betsy is a warm welcoming innkeeper. Can't wait to visit again
4.0 on February 23, 2011
Whether an alum returning to the Hill, a prospective student, parent, or visitor, staying at the Gambier House is far and away your best bet for a visit to Kenyon. It is convenient, clean, reliable, and relaxing.
3.6 on February 22, 2011
Have stayed here before and always enjoy our stay. Would like to see a mirror in the upstairs bedroom in the Carriage Room.
4.4 on February 18, 2011
I placed a reservation as a surprise anniversary gift for our wedding anniversary. The innkeeper did a great job helping me keep it a secret and made us feel very welcome. The room was even better than I remembered from a previous visit, and we loved having the option of watching videos and playing games in the family room. The decor is elegant, yet homey and inviting. I hope to go back for our anniversary next year!
4.2 on February 12, 2011
A charming, well-kept B&B, practically in the middle of campus. Breakfast is superb, and the host goes an extra mile to be helpful. In case you forgot reading material there is a library that is better than the airport bookstore!
3.8 on January 27, 2011
Gambier House is the best place to stay in Gambier/Mt. Vernon. Betsy (the innkeeper) was a wonderful host, who provided great breakfasts and excellent restaurant advice.
4.6 on January 17, 2011
Charming and impeccably cared for, Betsy, the innkeeper, has created a wonderfully welcoming and cozy ambiance. From the moment you walk through the door to be greeted by the smell of her freshly baked cookies, to waking to the aroma of her outstanding freshly brewed coffee and her fabulous breakfast, Gambier House is the best!
4.4 on December 27, 2010
this is a lovely alternative to the standard, and lesser, choices in Mt. Vernon, which are either borderline, or acceptable with no character. Gambier is a lovely town, the campus is beautiful and quiet. the room in the Drawer Room was just fine for me on my own, and the breakfast food was fabulous. This will be my standard choice next time I visit my mother in Mt. Vernon.
3.6 on December 21, 2010
We booked the Master Bedroom as it had the tub and fireplace. We were sad to learn (when we got there) that the tub was not a Jacuzzi tub, and the fireplace in the room did not work. We did have a warm, cozy real fire in the game room. It was a nice evening away.
When the reservation was made no one specifically asked about the using the fireplace, which, at this time, is not functional. We are working to remedy the situation. This room has a lovely bathtub but we do not have, or advertise, any jacuzzis at The Gambier House.
4.8 on December 12, 2010
This is a great place to stay in Gambier, especially if you want to be close to Kenyon College. Betsy, the owner, is a wonderful cook and provides more than you can eat at breakfast. The rooms are confortable and clean. The only drawback was that the house seemed colder downstairs in the living areas than what was comfortable.
5 on December 07, 2010
This was an excellent choice; I couldn't have felt more at home during my two night stay. Betsy was very personable and a gracious hostess. Although my home is only a two hour drive away, I will definitely consider staying over during my future visits to Kenyon College.
4.4 on November 17, 2010
My wife and I had a most pleasant stay at the Gambier House. Room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was propmt and delicious. We will stay again.
4.8 on October 24, 2010
This is the second time I have visited the Gambier House. Several of my relatitives have stayed there over the years. Attraction rather than promotion. The rooms have a most warm and comfortable feel to them. Not ornate and overstuffed with things, as is the case with many B&B's. The rooms to me are spacious enough. I stayed in the Victorian Room, just right for a parent and child, who might be visiting the tree-lined, old New England-looking Kenyon College, famous for its Kenyon Review. I visited in the fall and the maples were in their full colors. The breakfast was pure organic and healthy, clear down to the free range chicken eggs poached in pastry shells, one day, and whipped in a cake slice size piece of a french toast dish like something I have never tasted before, covered with locally tapped pure maple syrup. The inkeeper is highly organized and helpful. I found myself sitting with my coffee each morning in either of two common areas that were furnished like the old elegant Ohio houses that I am s familiar with. It is a minute's walk to the heart of the Kenyon campus and coffee shops and a fabulous bookstore. There are some famous writers who frequent this area regularly. There is no hustle and bustle in this tiny, elegantly simple village. The inkeeper lets her beautiful, well-behaved English Setter lay around during breakfast. He doesn't bother you. Though he is the only dog allowed, he adds a country touch to the wooden floored cherry dining room. That, and the homemade ginger cookies to snack on made my visit memorable. It is by far the best in the area, and I have stayed in 4 of them.
4.6 on October 24, 2010
Stayed in Library room--spacious wih nice updated bathroom and Queen and twin bed so easy for three people. The breakfast was outstanding with homemade goodies and congenial company. Common rooms pleasant and welcoming. Would stay again any time of year.
5 on October 20, 2010
My husband and I stayed two nights in the Master Bedroom at the Gambier House while visiting our daughter at Kenyon College. We were welcomed by our hostess and immediately made to feel at home. Our room was lovely, and included a gas fireplace and a full bathroom complete with a large tub and a bidette. Guests also have access to two spacious sitting rooms, the kitchen refrigerator, and a cookie jar that is always filled with home made treats. Breakfasts were served between 8:30 and 10:00 each morning and included a choice of hot chocolate, tea or coffee, that we had specified the night before. Each meal also included a fruit dish and orange juice. Saturday breakfast consisted of a warm, spiced apple compote followed by Belgian waffles and crisp bacon. Sunday brought a fresh fruit cup with a touch of mint, followed by an exceptional mushroom and red pepper fritata served with wheat toast and an avocado-cilantro salsa. Needless to say, I was too full to sample the nut bread! The Gambier House has been a home away from home for us as we have visited our daughter at college. She is a senior this year, and we will miss the good food, warm hospitality and small town comfort of this B&B after she graduates.
5 on October 17, 2010
I stay here often when visiting my daughter at Kenyon. It's the best b&b I've ever been to: fantastic breakfasts, charming rooms and even more charming innkeeper. A home away from home--and for dog lovers, a lovely English Setter.
3.0 on October 15, 2010
Simple, straight-forward, comfortable, clean. Location, location if you need to be in Gambier.
4.6 on October 14, 2010
The whole stay was an adventure to our 17 year old son. He loved the quaint historic home (and hearing the chapel bells in our room), and as it was essentially on campus, the location really contributed to the overall impression/quality of our stay. Breakfast was superb! Way, Way beyond a cold croissant and tea.
4.0 on October 13, 2010
When we visit our daughter at Kenyon we love staying at the Gambier House. It is nice to be able to walk to her dorm, to the coffee shop and to all of campus.
5 on October 07, 2010
I was on campus for the Kenyon College Off-Campus Studies fair the three nights I stayed at The Gambier House. As an alum, it was such a gift to be able to stay on campus in such a wonderful environment. Quiet and cozy, I slept like a log and the breakfasts were absolutely fabulous. I would return here in a heartbeat-and will!
4.4 on September 13, 2010
I did not realize there was a specific time when breakfast was served and was out walking and meeting my daughter. I felt bad that I was late.
5 on September 05, 2010
We had a very nice stay -- comfortable room and a great breakfast.
5 on April 27, 2010
We stayed at the Gambier House last June while my husband attended barbershop singing seminars at Kenyon College. When some of the other men realized that he was staying with his wife at a lovely B&B instead of suffering in a dorm room, the last rooms filled quickly and are all filled for that same weekend this year! We stayed in the beautiful master bedroom last year, but have opted for the carriage house suite this year. Great breakfasts, lovely rooms, adorable English Setter, and Betsy, the perfect hostess. She does everything you need, but is unobtrusive yet friendly. We'll be coming back every year.
4.8 on February 12, 2010
Conveniently located in this delightful college town, within walking distance of everything you could possibly want to see or do. Betsy made us feel welcome and breakfast was beyond special. If we pass this way again or even close, we would make this a must stop on our list.
5 on October 08, 2009
We were Very impressed with the orderliness, great breakfast, detailed restoration, Very comfortable bed, nicely appointed and decorated, owner good to talk to. Have stayed at many and this is highly recommended!! Pat and Bryce
4.2 on May 26, 2009
Our only negative was the bed and mattress. It was a little too soft for us, and more so than you would find in a hotel. But, this one thing aside, we had a wonderful time. Betsy, the owner was delightful and interesting to chat with. You could not meet a more friendlier and helpful host. We will certainly return if we have an opportunity to do so.