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Escape to the middle of nowhere and enjoy a delightful haven from the stress of day-to day life. The original inn building is a turn-of-the-century farmhouse in a quiet wooded country setting. A guest house features three fireplace rooms and our two log-cabin style cottages offer the ultimate luxury retreat. Our gazebo is perfect for elopements, vow renewals and wedding ceremonies. Each room is unique, furnished with your comfort in mind. We serve hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners. In-room massages are available. Join us for an evening of fun at one of our special events such as a murder mystery. The inn is close to the Kokosing Gap Trail, Roscoe Village, Kenyon College and Longaberger Baskets. Nearby activities for guests to enjoy include winery tours, canoeing, golf, horseback riding, and touring Ohio's Amish area. Romantic dinner baskets for two are available by advance reservation. Two guesthouse rooms are pet friendly.
This cozy corner room overlooks the back yard of the inn. It features a queen-size antique bed with high headboard. The bathroom features double sinks and a shower.
The Cherry room is a cheerful corner room with a lovely view of the side yard and gazebo. It features an Amish-built Cherry headboard on a queen size bed. The room has a TV/DVD player, telephone jack and access to WiFi.
Our most luxurious inn room, decorated in tones of burgundy and gold. This room features a wood burning fireplace, two-person whirlpool tub and king bed. Three large windows overlook the back yard and woods.
There's nothing quite as romantic as snuggling in bed with a fireplace burning and hearing raindrops patter on the tin roof. The Dogwood Room is the largest of our guesthouse rooms. It features a woodburning fireplace, king bed and full bathroom. This is one of our pet-friendly rooms. The room also has a TV/DVD player and telephone jack. WiFi access is available in the inn.
The ultimate in luxury and romance. Our log cabin constructed cottages are anything but rustic inside. Each one has a bedroom with king-sized bed and living room with fireplace, whirlpool tub and entertainment center. A queen-sized sleeper sofa offers extra sleeping space if needed. Cottages also have a private deck, snack center and bathroom with shower. We offer special, "we want to be alone" packages with picnic meals delivered to the cottages. TV/DVD players. Telephone and WiFi access are available in the inn.
This Victorian style room has a bay window with love seat, high-back Walnut headboard on the king size bed, and private bathroom with shower. It has a TV/DVD player, telephone jack and WiFi access.
This second floor corner room faces west for wonderful sunset views. Decorated in forest greens and rust, it features a high-backed queen size Oak bed original to the home, and a private bathroom with shower. The room has a TV/DVD player, WiFi access, and telephone jack.
This second-floor cozy corner room on the back of the inn features a queen size high-back headboard and private bathroom with shower. It has WiFi access and a TV/DVD player.
With one queen and one twin bed, this second-floor room is perfect for groups of three guests or two companions who each want their own bed. It has a TV/DVD player, telephone jack and WiFi access.
For a little more seclusion, our guest house rooms are a short walk from the main inn building. Decorated in tones of dark rose and cream, this cozy room has a beamed cathedral ceiling, woodburning fireplace and king bed. It has a telephone jack and TV/DVD player. WiFi access is available in the inn common room.
Located in the guesthouse, a short walk from the main inn building, this room has an electric Franklin stove style fireplace, queen bed and full private bathroom. It has a telephone jack and TV/DVD player. Suitable for pets.
5 on October 27, 2013
We went back again to the White Oak Inn and as usual everything was superb! They are so gracious and the food is the best ever. We took our friends which have never been to a B & B before and they were a little nervous, but Yvonne and Ian made them feel so welcomed. They are already talking about going again. We will definitely be going back. If you haven't been yet please do and you will know why I think it is the best ever.
5 on March 29, 2012
We had our wedding/honeymoon (elopement) at the White Oak Inn on March 17, 2012. It was perfect!!! The cabin was so cozy and private. The food was freshly prepared and delicious. Our wedding took place in the gazebo beside the Inn and the ceremony was beautiful, as was the weather. We had a cute little reception with delicious home-made wedding cake and sparkling cider in the Inn right after the ceremony. Our wedding pictures turned out wonderful. The innkeepers took care of everything and made us feel so welcome and special. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend! Looking forward to visiting again soon!
4.8 on September 13, 2011
We just got home from "The White Oak Inn" and I can't stop talking to our friends about the wonderful time we had. We were greeted by Ian, which was very friendly and helpful during our stay. Later on we met Yvonne also very nice , but can she cook. Oh my!! the meals we had were just awesome!!! It was definitely a 5 star Bed"n Breakfast. All I can say you will not be disappointed at this Inn. You will feel like you have landed in paradise. We will go back again. We have not stayed at one that was we feel like compares to the White Oak Inn.
5 on June 02, 2011
We discovered the White Oak when we were celebrating our 25th anniversary. We loved it and have been back many times. We have attended the Murder Mystery weekends and the Christmas Carol play. The Murder Mystery weekends were fun and entertaining. The food is wonderful--Yvonne is a gormet cook. Ian and Yvonne are great hosts--warm and comfortable to be with. We feel like we are visiting friends when we stay there. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Can't think of a thing to complain about!!! This is our favorite bed and breakfast and we have stayed in many of them all over the country.
5 on April 12, 2011
Spotless accomodations, delicious breakfasts and lovely setting made our trip wonderful even in the gray dark winter. Our 7 year old loved the house dog and cat. Ian gave her crackers to feed the sheep which she has talked about ever since! It's a great get-a-way.
Amish area, Kenyon College, Knox County, Countryside
Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.) 60 miles
From Columbus, Ohio: take Rte 62 East to Millwood. Follow signs to highway 36 East. Go for 1 1/4 miles. Turn left on SR715. The inn is 2 1/2 miles, on the left.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Amish area, Kenyon College, Longaberger Homestead, Tree Frog Canopy Tours, Roscoe Village, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Bicycle and nature trail, In-room massage, Bookstore, Bald Eagle nest, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool
Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Internet Service, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , DVD players in rooms, Gazebo, Free Local Phone Calls, Pet friendly rooms, Concierge
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Bicycle and nature trail, In-room massage, Bookstore, Bald Eagle nest, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool
Ian & Yvonne Martin
1 Dog , Two pet sheep Others
Ian is a drummer with a local blues band. Yvonne is an avid reader, and even after 18 years of innkeeping still loves to cook.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic , Picnic Dinner Basket
Pork Medallions with Apple Cider Demi-Glace
We make this dish with lean centre cut Ohio Pork. Lightly dusted with an herb and mustard paste, medallions are lightly grilled, then gently simmered in a demi-glace sauce, flavored with apple cider and herbes provencale. Our favorite accompaniment to this dish is Potatoes Supreme - creamy garlicky mashed potatoes, baked to give a golden crust.