This stately home was built in the 1840's at the height of the Classical Revival Period. The stone cornice is unusual and tradition has it the bricks used in the facade were brought from Baltimore. The remaining bricks were made in a foundry in the basement. The Fullerton Family purchased the home a few years later and brought with them the exquisitely carved Federal Mantle in the home's parlor. The home stayed with the Fullerton's for the next 150 years. Being passed down through the women of the family- "Fullerton, Day & Dick". During the 40's the home was turned into three apartments. Bill Hirsch bought the house in 2002. Restoring it to its original floor plan. It opened in July, 2003 as the, "Atwood House Bed & Breakfast". The house is furnished to reflect the style of the times. Handmade oriental rugs adorn the Northern Pine floors. Walnut, Cherry and Mahogany antiques are used throughout the house. Converted gas Chandeliers hang in the parlor, Dining Room and Ballroom. A collection of Blue & White, and Rose Medallion China grace the breakfronts. THe owner's Presidential Memorabilia appear throughout the house. The Atwood House welcomes you to come and visit.
Furnished with Presidentail memorabilia from the owner's private collection acquired while working for President Nixon. This room has a King size canopy bed with period cherry furniture and a private shower.
Name for Governor's Worthington and Tiffin, this room boasts a Mahogany Queen Rice bed, private bath with claw foot tub and second story porch access through a window door. The porch has a view of the Franklin Museum next door with Tiffany-style stained glass. Room also has working fireplace.
The Hunt room is decorated with nostalgic British hunting scenes, with a beautiful marble and walnut dresser, and a large spacious queen size bed. This room has a full bath down the hall and comes with luxurious terrycloth robes and working fireplace.
The coziest room in the house was redesigned in 1898 when the bathroom facilities were added. The bathroom was subway wall tiles and authentic Hexagon floor tiles while the bedroom is furnished with an Eastlake Walnut bedrrom suite.
5 on August 28, 2014
This was our second stay at The Atwood House and it was as wonderful as our first stay. Mr. Hirsch is a remarkable inn keeper - knowledgeable and interesting conversation always. Immaculately clean, incredibly peaceful, and very comfortable rooms. We look forward to returning next year.
5 on July 14, 2013
A great, friendly bed and breakfast set in the most interesting portion of Chillicothe. The room was impeccably clean, comfortable and decorated to a high standard. Breakfast was excellent and Mr. Hirsch is an incredible host. We look forward to visiting The Atwood House again. Overall, highly recommended.
5 on March 05, 2013
This was a wonderful experience! I needed a stress-free weekend and I certainly got one! The house is wonderful, the bed dreamy and the service impeccable! I will return. Thanks for a great time!
5 on October 25, 2011
My wife and I spent the weekend at the Atwood House and thoroughly enjoyed our time. The home itself is beautifully decorated and impeccibly maintained. Rooms are large and beds are comfortable. Bill Hirsch makes every guest feel special and serves a magnificent breakfast in an elegant dining room. Chillicothe is very much worth a weekend of sightseeing. Jeff & Karen O'Mara
5 on September 14, 2011
My husband and I got married here in 2008. It was amazing. the food was great, the service was awesome. The place looked beautiful. I had no worries at all. we even spent the night here. So after the wedding we went upstairs. It was perfect
4.0 on August 22, 2011
I'd highly recommend this B&B for your visit to the Hocking Hills or Chillicothe. We stayed here after a production of Tecumseh (about 10-15 minutes away) and a day of hiking in the Hocking Hills (about 30-45 minutes away). It's a quiet place, extremely well appointed and has a fantastic gourmet breakfast. The host is incredibly interesting and a fantastic cook. You can't go wrong with this B&B and we look forward to returning for another adventure another day.
4.8 on July 25, 2011
After Bill showd us our room / bathroom (we stayed in the Hunt) we set our things down to relax a bit. Mr. Hirsch had previously asked us if we had a place in mind to eat and recommended the Smokehouse. It was an easy walk downtown. After dinner, we attended the outdoor drama “Tecumseh”. We returned to the home around 11:30 p.m. and headed for our room. The bed was soft and inviting. I LOVE FEATHERS and had plenty. My husband admitted the bed was nice, even though he is not a “squishy bed” fan. If you like an overly firm bed, you may not have gotten a good nights’ sleep; but I sure did! It rates as one of my top 3 favorite beds ever. The bathroom was roomy and in excellent working order. Breakfast the next morning at 9:00 was homemade and excellent. We had waffles, fruit and cream, sausage, coffee, tea, and juice. The other couple staying in the home was on a more extended stay and asked what they would like the next morning (which would be their last morning). I thought that was a nice, personal touch. Breakfast was served on fine china. Things that stood out about my (too) short stay at the Atwood: - It was amazingly clean. Everything from the bed to the bathroom to the décor was clean and fresh. - It was friendly and inviting. The service was excellent; the (too) short stay was peaceful. I can easily see myself spending a few days at the Atwood in the winter, cozyed up in the parlor with my nook. - The gardens were beautiful. As you can see in the pictures, obviously Bill has a knack for not only decorating and restoring a home, but gardening and landscaping. - It was affordable. $80 for all of this? Best deal in Chillicothe. Period. Overall, I can easily see why it was rated the best Bed and Breakfast in Ohio (Ohio Magazine, 2008). I wouldn’t hesitate to come back and recommend to others to check it out. Don’t wait until you’re “in the area”. Make it your destination.
5 on June 27, 2011
We stayed here in April while traveling with my 93 year old mother. She is still talking about it. Bill is a wonderful host and the breakfast was superb. He painstakingly restored this house and it is magnificent. Bill is from this area and gave us some great suggestions for touring the historic sites. We had a great time and hope to return in the future.
5 on June 13, 2011
We stayed overnight here to see Tecumseh. Bill was full of great suggestions and had brochures about other interesting places that we had not planned to visit. After hearing his suggestions, we visited the Adena mansion and enjoyed the architecture of the Caldwell Street walking tour - both were wonderful additions to our vacation site-seeing. The breakfast was elegantly served and delicious. We saw the ballroom that was beautifully set up for a party of 50 - what a wonderful place this would be for a wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Don't miss this wonderful place to stay in Chilocothe.
5 on August 28, 2010
The location, comfort and hosting provided at the Atwood house made our stay most satisfactory. Even the smaller of the available rooms was comfortable and well furnished.
Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.)
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