Bailey House Bed and Breakfast

112 North Water Street , Georgetown, OH 45121-1332 USA (Show map)


The Bailey House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a Greek Revival brick home built in 1830. The three story house features four large pillars in front and a large central hall with winding staircase. The spacious rooms have Federal-style mantels, woodwork and original ash flooring. The Bailey House offers small town friendliness,in an historic area, and a full breakfast to start the day. Museums, art gallery, antique shops, and gardens all within comfortable walking distance. Private tours of Ulysses S. Grant's Boyhood Home available. Hiking and bike trails nearby. In 2007 the stone wall in front of the house was repaired and many artifacts were found that are now on display. The wall was probably built with stone U.S. Grant and his father hauled to the site. Amish community near by for shopping & site seeing. Court house square has a new U.S. Grant statue. The court house square is on the National Register list.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful! Home like atmosphere!

5 on September 03, 2015

Wonderful! Home like atmosphere! Nancy and Stan are wonderful! We stay every year for the horse show.

Comfort and History

5 on September 02, 2015

Staying at Bailey House combines comfort in a Historical setting and you cannot ask for a more friendly atmosphere than that provided by Nancy. We have returned to Georgetown numerous times and always stay with Nancy.

Comfortable and Homey!

5 on September 02, 2015

Comfortable and Homey. Excellent stay with historical and friendly conversations.

A Trip back in Time

5 on September 02, 2015

On the east coast it is not unusual to find homes that date to colonial times but finding one in Ohio was great. Nancy and Stan are wonderful hosts, knowledgeable about the area & Ulysses Grant, and serve a great breakfast.

Full of Wonderful History!

4.2 on June 02, 2015

Enjoyed our very helpful hosts, Nancy, Stan, & Ellen. Spacious rooms full of antiques! Breakfast was fantastic! Walking distance to Grant's home & town. We LOVED it!

Wonderful Getaway in Historical Georgetown

4.4 on June 02, 2015

The Bailey House B&B is a charming & historical place to stay. Our hostess, Nancy, was wonderful. We enjoyed hearing about the history of her family, who has owned it since 1876. We also enjoyed the history of US Grant :-)

History, Hospitality and Comfort all wrapped up into one!

5 on June 01, 2015

My wife and I have known Nancy and Stan for nearly a decade now and we are always amazed by their friendliness, hospitality and willingness to make our stay a pleasant one. The rooms are spacious and furnished with interesting period pieces and the homemade breakfast in the formal dining room is nothing short of wonderful. In short, the rooms, service, value, cleanliness and dining were first rate!! Outstanding all around!!

Perfect Stay

5 on May 20, 2015

We spent four nights at the Bailey House when attending a family reunion nearby. Our time there was perfect in every way--clean and spacious rooms, our own bath, a beautiful home in a lovely setting, excellent breakfasts, and an exceptionally gracious and knowledgeable hostess. Thank you, Nancy!

Bailey House

4.2 on April 28, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Bailey House and we were overwhelmed by the hospitality and historic importance of the inn.

Historic Bailey House

5 on April 28, 2015

The quality of the room and service was excellent. The hosts were very great and very easy to get along with.

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Rooms & Rates

The canopy room

1850 full size bed with canopy with T.V. and WIFI. antique wing back chairs and chests

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

The queen room

Very large room with antique queen size bed. Two desks comfortable wing back chair. T.V. and WIFI. Adjoining room with full size antique bed connected with bath for children or other family with surprise staircase leading to kitchen.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Yellow room

Walnut full size bed, wardrobe, marble top wash stand, and comfortable wing back chair. Private stair way to kitchen!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

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Location Type

Dayton, OH, Lexington, KY, Columbus OH, , Rural, Small town


Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From the Intersection of State Rt. 32 and US Rt. 68, go South on US 68, 12 miles, to Georgetown, OH. Turn right at the first business district exit onto Mt. Orab Pike. At second traffic light turn left. Go two blocks east to Water Street and turn right. Bailey House is in the second block on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Historical interests, Nature area, Gerogetown historic district, Late 1700's log cabin, 1850 county court house, U.S. Grant boyhood home, U.S. Grant schoolhouse, Brown County fair (September), Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer , Afternoon herbal tea, pre-breakfast coffee, tea served in rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, U.S. Grant Boyhood home tours, 15 Acre historic district, 1780 log cabin, Wildlife artist John Ruthven , 1850 County Court house, Antique shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 12 Noon
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes not in guest rooms
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash



Nancy Purdy

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About the innkeepers

Nancy is a retired teacher. Her hobbies are herbs and making herbal wreaths, decorations and herbal bath products. She has great interest in and knowledge of the US Grant boyhood home and gives tours.Husband, Stan is Ohio State football enthusiast & US Grant authority.

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  • Serving Location: Dining room

Signature Dish

Apple French Toast
Casserole of French Toast, topped with apples, brown sugar & cinnamon.