Gambier House Bed and Breakfast

107 East Wiggin Street PO Box 308, Gambier, OH 43022 USA (Show map)


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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Innkeepers: E.J. Heer



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

Nice, comfortable spot

3.6 on June 11, 2016

We were visiting Kenyon College, and the location was great. And the owner was very helpful.

Love the Gambier House

4.6 on May 19, 2016

On a recent visit to Kenyon College, I once again stayed at the Gambier House. The house is charming, the rooms are cozy, and the innkeeper friendly, efficient and talented in the kitchen. In every way staying at Gambier House feels like home.

A pleasure to stay here!

5 on May 11, 2016

Comfortable lodging in a perfect location - the Gambier House is an ideal choice for visiting Kenyon. Betsy's hospitality, delicious breakfasts and cookies, and charming decor made my second stay here so pleasant. I will definitely return!

Wonderful Home away from Home

5 on May 08, 2016

What a wonderful place to stay while visiting Kenyon. The location is ideal, and the environment at the Gambier House makes it easy to connect with other Kenyon families. Betsy is a warm and welcoming hostess, full of useful information about the area. The delicious breakfasts are truly the icing on the cake.

Mixed Review

4.0 on May 01, 2016

The location cannot be beat. It is practically on campus. The hostess is lovely. I think the house would appeal to many people. The ground floor is quite nice, plenty of space to lounge and meet with others or enjoy the paper or read a book. The rooms are quirky, and will appeal to many, but not all. For example, in the room I had, the sink was in the bedroom, not the bathroom, and you needed to use a stepstool to use it – quirky, but that was fine with me as a single parent (it was a room for two). The main reason for dinging the ratings is that it is noisy – you can hear every step in the hall and every word of the steppers -- loudly. I had a room in the front of the house. I could literally hear every word of every person/couple/group who walked on the sidewalk in front of the house -- every word. I also heard all the music from the campus parties that seem to happen every weekend. If noise and quirkiness is not an issue, this is a great place to stay. Also, I must say, the breakfasts were quite tasty, and the hostess is very accommodating – she is lovely. The Gambier house may well meet, or exceed, your expectation. However, the noisiness was too much for me.

Lovely stay at Kenyon College

4.6 on May 01, 2016

We had a lovely stay at the Gambier House at Kenyon College. The innkeeper is extremely responsive, knowledgeable about the area, and provides an excellent breakfast. The B & B is located right on the Kenyon College campus so it was ideally located for a college visit. I would definitely stay there again!

Comfortable stay

4.8 on April 29, 2016

Stayed in the library room which was lovely, quiet, convenient to Kenyon where daughter was visiting. Would highly recommend.

a true gem!

5 on April 21, 2016

Nestled quietly in the college town of Gambier, Ohio, the Gambier House (circa 1845) is a warm & welcoming B & B. Innkeeper Betsy Heer has tastefully decorated the guest rooms with period pieces, and no two rooms look alike. Her vibrant personality & culinary skills make breakfast a wonderful addition to your stay as well.


4.8 on April 21, 2016

Wonderful place to stay while visiting Kenyon College. And the breakfast is outstanding!!!

College Visit

5 on April 17, 2016

Wonderful B&B right in the heart of Kenyon College. The proprietor Betsy could not have been more gracious or accommodating. The Inn is lovely with comfortable quarters and many "at home" amenities. As I arrived I was greeted by the aroma of fresh cookies from the oven. What could be better. Breakfast was excellent and I enjoyed a chat after breakfast with the owner which was delightful. Highly recommend Gambier House for your next stay in Kenyon. Made visiting my granddaughter even more enjoyable. .

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Location Type

Countryside, Rural, Small town


Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.)

Directions to property:

Please visit our website for specific directions from Columbus International Airport or points north, south, east or west.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos ,

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: First night of all multi-night and/or multi-room reservation is non-refundable adn willbe charged when the reservation is made. Remaining nights on such reservations have a 14-day cancellation policy. Single night reservations have a 7-day cancellation policy with a $25 non-refundable deposit included in the room rate.



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.