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Bailey House Bed and Breakfast

112 North Water Street , Georgetown, OH 45121-1332 USA (Show map)
115 Reviews
$65 - $70
per night

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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.



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

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Bailey House

5 on July 10, 2014

The historic nature of the house and its furnishings were brought to life by our knowledgeable and personable host. The proximity of the B&B to the historic town square & the Grant homestead was another plus.

Brought back memories

4.0 on June 30, 2014

My family lived in Georgetown, OH when I was a child. Staying at the Bailey House brought back so many memories. We called the owner before arriving and they said to just walk in, the door would be unlocked. Very friendly atmosphere and breakfast was great. I would stay again

Land of Grant

5 on June 03, 2014

This home is the pride of the Purdy. Perfectly situated for "all things Grant" tour. House is comfortable and beautiful. Bed quite comfortable. Amenities were perfect. Enjoyed our 2 night stay.


4.0 on February 24, 2014

Small country town but lots of historic things to do

Great Stay

5 on February 17, 2014

We mailed a card in; but our 5 out of 5 review didn't show up! We got two adjoining rooms. Very comfortable. The breakfasts were great. The first day's breakfast included nice fresh fruit. I couldn't eat mine as I'm alergic to bananas. The next day - no bananas!!! The Purdy's were awsome hosts. We felt right at home and will be back. Lisa, Chuck and Robert

Great B&B Experience

4.8 on December 20, 2013

We stayed 5 days to visit family in the area and it was a great experience. Definitely exceeded my expectations.

Bailey House Bed and Breakfast

4.0 on December 20, 2013

Stand and Nancy were wonderful hosts.

Bailey House

5 on November 25, 2013

Everything was excellent.

Hospitality Abounds!

4.2 on November 05, 2013

If you are looking for a different venuse for a special occasion this is it. On October 12th my husband and I were married at the Bailey House. Stan and Nancy did everything they could to support us on our special day. My family stayed there and then as friends from Canada and the local area joined us, the celebration was exactly what we wanted. Accommodation for my maid of honour and my family, fabulous breakfasts (I am told), changing furniture placement to allow our guests to join us in the library and living room, extra decorations in the form of garlands, use of the screened in porch for fruit and cheese trays while pictures were taken on the property for the wedding party, work with the local caterer to accommodate our 30 plus gueses and of course use of their beautiful home and gardens made the day wonderful. Like others I am so impressed by the hospitality that Nancy and Stan provided to us. I would recommend the inn most highly not only for the hospitality but also for the tremendous knowledge of local history and especially of Grant and his importance in the local area.

Weekend Getaway at Bailey House

5 on October 23, 2013

From the moment my husband and I walked through the backdoor into the kitchen, we felt at home. Nancy and her pomeranian puppy instantly made us feel welcome. She gave us the grand tour of this historical home with all the fascinating details. We were introduced to her husband Stan who we later joined in the family room for the OSU game. Our room was lovely and so refreshing with its antiques and high ceiling. Everything about our stay was perfect! We took both tours of the Grant boyhood home and his schoolhouse. We loved the details and wealth of knowledge our guide provided. The animatron of Ulysses as a boy was awesome! Technology in action! The breakfast was delicious, and having time to talk and share made us feel like we were in the home of old friends. Nancy and Stan are so involved in their community and bringing history to life through many planned events. We will definitely be returning in the Spring when their next Civil War expert comes to Georgetown. Many thanks to Nancy, Stan, and their lovely pets for making our weekend memorable and fun! Debbie and Rick

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Location Type

Dayton, OH, Lexington, KY, Small town, Village


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

Directions to property:

Take 275 east, then exit on Route 125 to Georgetown, 60 minutes.

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, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, U.S. Graant 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
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes

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Nancy Purdy

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


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.


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

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