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Herb Garden School of Cooking and B&B

Jefferson, OH 44047 USA (Show map)
23 Reviews
$82 - $92
per night

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Guests can feel free to roam around the gardens, porches and bricked arbor area. There is an herb garden surrounding the kitchen to greet you. Be mesmerized by a windmill at the pond, or take a nap in a hammock under the pines. Located far enough away to enjoy the sounds of nature, yet within a half hour of numberous wineries and covered bridges. Take a step back in time at the Jefferson Depot Village just six miles away. This 1848 farmhouse has undergone many renovations and continues to show its charm. The house has been in the family for almost 100 years. Hosts, Chris and Paul Martello enjoy sharing interesting stories about the house.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.9

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Charm and Relaxation

4.6 on August 18, 2014

We loved everything about this b and b. Chris and Paul were welcoming and so enjoyable to talk with. Our room was quiet, very clean and very comfortable. There were so many cozy places to sit and relax in addition to our room. The breakfast was delicious. Thank you, Chris and Paul, for a memorable stay!

Fortieth Anniversary

4.6 on August 12, 2014

My wife and I had limited funds to celebrate our fortieth anniversary but we stayed one night with Paul and Chris and really enjoyed the visit. They make you feel welcome and comfortable. The accommodations are very nice and the food is terrific.Even a casual look around gives you some idea of how hard they have worked to provide a beautiful setting and relaxing atmosphere to take in and enjoy. Thank you Paul and Chris.We'll be back again. Bill and Maggie 7-26-2014

Very comfortable stay

4.6 on August 10, 2014

My wife and I booked a last minute room on the way to a fun day at Geneva-On-The-Lake. Chris and Paul were very friendly and accommodating, even gathering up firewood for us for the backyard fire pit. Our mattress was ultra-comfortable, and the room was extra clean and cozy. We hit it off with the other four house guests, and all 8 of us had a great time together!

a week of retreat

5 on August 06, 2014

I stayed at Herb Gardens B&B so I could attend my high school class reunion. Since I was traveling alone, I wanted to stay in a place that offered a safe environment. The B&B more than met my expectations. It is highly likely that I will return soon to enjoy a writer's retreat where I can work uninterrupted. Chris and Paul made me feel more than I was visiting family!

Wonderfully relaxing!

5 on July 06, 2014

My husband found this B+B online when looking for a place for us to stay while visiting some of the wineries along Lake Erie in the Geneva area. What a wonderful place to stay! It was scrupulously clean and beautifully decorated, in a quiet farm setting with beautiful gardens and patios. The innkeepers were lovely and friendly - they were attentive without being intrusive. The rooms are gorgeous and the area was so quiet at night, hard to believe. We had a choice of what to have for breakfast and when, and it was delicious. We will definitely stay with them again the next time we are in the area!

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful historic home

5 on April 28, 2014

My mom and I had a wonderful time learning how to make BBQ ribs and lemon cheesecake with Chris. We picked this B & B because cooking classes were offered, and took away some yummy recipes! Breakfast was lovely and filling. The innkeepers had a resident cat that was so friendly. The cat actually added to our stay. We enjoyed ourselves thouroughly and hope to make it back this way again sometime. Jennifer & Rita

Wonderful B&B in NE Ohio

5 on April 22, 2014

We needed a place to stay to visit extended family for the weekend (mind you, it was Easter weekend no less!) in the nearby NE Ohio area and came across Chris & Paul's quaint B&B. They were the most friendly and accommodating hosts! We had delicious breakfasts prepared for us each morning and even pitchers of water provided in each of our rooms upon our late night return. Chris & Paul are both so thoughtful & considerate. We highly recommend. - The Pope's

Moments to Remember...

5 on November 22, 2013

... Chris and Paul, wonderful hosts ... A superb dining experience ... Restful accommodations beyond expectations ... Beautifully restored home ... Jefferson, Ohio, a quaint town, worth visiting Thank you, Sharon & Bill Bedford, Ohio

Wonderful relaxing get away.

5 on October 05, 2013

Met and exceeded our expectations. Chris and Paul were great host. This B & B is wonderful inside and out - the grounds are beautiful. If you want good food this is the place. We highly recommend. Judi & Peter

Charming Home in the Country

5 on August 12, 2013

We needed a place to stay overnight while photographing a wedding in Jefferson, OH. There were a few chain hotels 15-20 minutes away but we wanted to stay at a homey, local place. Found Herb Garden and Chris was so accomodating for our late arrival. When we got there, she had a glass of wine for us both and her and Paul talked to us for a while about their place and their family. In the morning, they had a homemade breakfast of waffles and hot peach compote that was better than a 5-star hotel breakfast. Then they took us on a golf cart ride around their huge farm where their extended family lived. You felt like you were back in time to the 19th century where hospitality and charm were still alive. And she has cooking demos and classes several times per month too.

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.)

Directions to property:

I 480 east to 271 north to Rt.90 east. Exit 90 east at Rt. 45 (Austinburg, OH). Take Rt. 45 to Rt. 307 east, turn south at Rt. 46 (Jefferson, OH). Continue south through Jefferson, travel 6 miles. We are located on the west side of the road, there is a sign out front.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Greenway Trail, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Internet Service, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Sight-seeing

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Christine and Paul Martello

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Cat

About the innkeepers

Gardening, Cycling, Cooking

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special diet accomodations

  • Time Served: to meet guest needs
  • Serving Location: Herb Garden, Arbor or Porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Details Diamond Collection

3699 State Route 46 South , Jefferson, OH 44047 USA (Show map)

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