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Gambier House Bed and Breakfast

107 East Wiggin Street PO Box 308, Gambier, OH 43022 USA (Show map)
214 Reviews
$110 - $165
per night

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Ideally located just across the street from Kenyon College, The Gambier House, with 5 bedrooms and an attached suite, has been lovingly restored and decorated. It features a formal parlor, family room, fireplaces, antiques and hidden staircases. Enjoy the tranquility of the weeping cherry courtyard or watch the world go by on a front porch rocker. Ask us about events at Kenyon College or access to the Kokosing Gap bike trail and scenic river, Amish Country and antiquing.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Charming house and innkeeper; delicious breakfast!

5 on February 25, 2015

The Gambier House was a perfect spot to stay while visiting our daughter at Kenyon. This stay was in the Carriage House, which was a comfortable suite, with its own sitting room and small kitchen. The bed was very comfortable, and despite the subzero temps outside, we were warm inside. We had (as always) the most delicious breakfast. The B&B is in the heart of town and right across the street from the Kenyon academic buildings (I was closer than my daughter's dorm). Betsy knows the town and gives great suggestions for dinner, etc. They have a great little parking area right behind the house, and you can walk anywhere in town with ease. All in all, I highly recommend the Gambier House!!

Fantastic place to stay.

5 on February 25, 2015

Fantastic place to stay. It was warm, friendly and well taken care of. Breakfast was fantastic both mornings. Highly recommend staying here for anyone visiting Kenyon.

An amazing comfortable place

5 on February 18, 2015

A beautiful bed and breakfast with an amazingly warm innkeeper who caters to your every need. Definitely a great place to stay at Kenyon!

Home away from Home

4.4 on February 13, 2015

Very clean, very peaceful. Breakfast always a big treat.

Pleasant stay

4.6 on February 12, 2015

Spent one night for a mother-daughter college visit. We stayed in the green Room which has two double beds. The beds were comfortable. The private bath was small but very clean and completely adequate. The room has reading lights by both beds and throw rugs. A chair to sit on would be a nice addition. Sitting in the room is bed-only. The temperature would have been chilly but our innkeeper provided a modern space heater with a thermostat and we were very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. It's very nice to have access to snacks and beverages in the evening. The parlors and library on the first floor are pleasant for sitting and reading or using the computer provided for guests. The location is perfect for a college visit to Kenyon. The walk to the admissions office is one block or less.

Everything good

5 on December 17, 2014

Great central location in Gambier, within easy walking distance to anything in town. Everything was in great order and the house is wonderfully old and quirky. The innkeeper was very accommodating and helpful. French toast was great.

Delightful stay!

4.6 on December 16, 2014

We stayed in the old library, which was beautifully furnished and clean. The fireplace is a lovely touch, but the hearth sticks up and without a lot of room around the bed, made us nervous about tripping. I also prefer a bedside light so that I can read at night, but the light in this room was above the bed and one one switch (not a problem if you have a kindle). The service is fantastic, and the innkeeper is delightful. Breakfast was outstanding and different each day. The patio is lovely to look at in winter and we have also enjoyed sitting out there for drinks in warm weather.

A charming and well-kept inn with a great manager

5 on December 02, 2014

We stayed during Thanksgiving and were greeted by the wonderful owner/manager Betsy Heer who looked after our every needs. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. The converted large house is charming with respect to a hotel experience. From the great morning coffee and homemade pumpkin scones (on Thanksgiving) our every comfort was looked after. Overall, a great experience.

Revisit the college

5 on November 29, 2014

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed a visit of my old college. Staying in the Gambier House was icing on the cake.

Very Nice Stay at the Gambier House

4.8 on November 19, 2014

My son and I had a great stay here while visiting Kenyon College. The owner was very accommodating, and the house lovely and perfectly located fright across the street from the school. An unexpected surprise was the benefit of sitting around the breakfast table with others in various stages of the admissions process-including an admissions director from another school. Delicious food and valuable conversation. This is the kind of experience you just can't get at a hotel.

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Location Type



Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.)

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Amish Country, Kokosing Gap bike trail, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos , hairdryers and iron/board available, coffee/tea/snack facilities, limited refridgerator access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Fireplace, Radio, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3pm to 10pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No children 12 and older are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: selected times of year a 2-night weekend minimum stay in effect
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 7-day cancellation policy for single room reservations, 14-day policy for block bookings of 3 rooms for 1 night or more. $25 processing fee for all cancellations.



E.J. Heer

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  • Time Served: usually 8:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Challah French Toast
This delicious house specialty is a bread pudding french toast made with local organic eggs, cream and challah bread.

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Innkeepers: E.J. Heer


  • Nightly Rate $110 - $165
  • Reviews (214) 4.5
  • Rooms 5
  • Phone 1-7404272668 1-7404272668
107 East Wiggin Street , PO Box 308, Gambier, OH 43022 USA (Show map)

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