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Gambier House Bed and Breakfast

107 East Wiggin Street PO Box 308, Gambier, OH 43022 USA (Show map)
209 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
  • Dining4.7

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209 Reviews

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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.

Prime Location for Visiting Kenyon

4.4 on November 11, 2014

For parents and prospective students, this location offers a good sense of living on campus, with access to all campus buildings and ancillary services as typically experienced by the Kenyon community. The breakfasts, assuming there are other other parents and prospective students resident at the same time, provide a useful roundtable discussion and comparison of the college application visit and process, and the food is creative and excellent.

Kenyon Visit

3.8 on November 05, 2014

The house is cute. It could use a bit of upgrading, though I believe it is trying to be a period B&B. Also, it was a bit chilly in the room. The innkeeper was very nice and made a great breakfast both days I was there! And the shower in the "Old Library" was divine. It would be nice if it had a full length mirror in the room. Thank you.

Great Place for a Kenyon Visit

3.6 on October 28, 2014

Location, location, location. If you are visiting Kenyon, this is the place to stay. Hard to beat for convenience and comfort. Only drawback is that TMobile doesn't work in Gambier but that isn't anything the B&B can do other than let you know in advance.

Cute and Convenient

4.2 on October 22, 2014

I really appreciated the access to the kitchen fridge and microwave and dishware. Made it very convenient to accommodate my food allergies. Also super convenient to campus. Makes for a perfect stay while your child is visiting Kenyon College.

Great location

3.6 on October 20, 2014

In the middle of the Village, Gambier House gives the filling of being part of the college community/ A charming house with an open kitchen and wonderful common areas. You feel like you are at a home without the burden of being under the constant scrutiny of ahostess, who lives off-site.

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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 (209) 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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