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Rocking Horse Inn

248 W. Riddle Ave , Ravenna, OH 44266 USA (Show map)

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Four spacious guest rooms and friendly inn keeper welcome you to this Victorian mansion, begun in 1867 and taking nearly a decade to complete. Sprawling porches filled with ferns and white wicker furniture in the summer and changing seasonal decorations throughout the year are framed with gingerbread from Stick Style architecture. Antiques abound with Victorian decorations. Walk off your breakfast to the downtown shops just two blocks away, or take a short drive to the nearby Antique Mall, golf courses, Kent State, Hiram and NEOUCOM Universities, Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom Park, Aurora Premium Outlets, Parks and other attractions.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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Wonderful host.

4.4 on November 14, 2014

Comfortable place. Felt like being in a home rather than a hotel. Bob was hospitable but did not hover. Helped with directions in the area and was knowledgeable. Snacks and drinks, newspapers, all readily overall relaxing weekend.

gorgeous b&b

3.4 on November 14, 2014

Would definitely stay again in the future!

Beautiful Victorian B & B

5 on October 16, 2014

We needed a place to stay in the Stow, Ohio area and found this B&B at Trip Advisor. Everything about our stay was perfect. The owner emailed us a code for the front door so we did not have to worry about arriving by a certain time. The kitchen was open to us with all sorts of drinks and snacks. The room was beautiful. I was particularly impressed with how clean everything was, no dust anywhere! We enjoyed visiting with a couple from Florida at breakfast and talking with the owner Bob. We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area.

Great Place

5 on August 11, 2014

It was a very nice stay. In fact I extended my time as I was having a very relaxing time.

Wonderful place!

4.0 on June 24, 2014

Beautiful accommodations in a lovely area. Very convenient to Kent which was our destination. You pretty much are given open access to the house and the host is very generous with snacks and goodies. Would definitely return here if in the area (would be fun to try all the different rooms).

Sweet and Comfortable

4.2 on April 30, 2014

Bob was a super nice guy. The house was like a favorite grand-mom's with a kitchen full of snacks. A clean, comfy place to rest.

Enjoyed our stay

5 on December 12, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at rocking horse inn , we will definitely be back.

Beautiful B & B

4.6 on December 03, 2013

We enjoyed two nights here and will be back. The home is beautifully restored and maintained.

high school reunion 2013

4.2 on October 21, 2013

Bed and breakfast was a surprise once in the door. Very welcoming and like home. Really appreciated the use of the refrigerator and snacks available our entire stay. We had a wonderful stay and will stay there again. Thank you!

What a great surprise!

4.8 on September 29, 2013

My wife and I have never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, but with the Rocking Horse Inn being the only place to stay in Ravenna we decided to take a chance. Both of us agreed that our choice was the correct choice. Innkeeper Robert was extremely accommodating and saw to it that we were comfortable throughout our stay. Our room was clean, quiet, comfortable, and decorated with antique furnishings. The living room and dining room were furnished with antiques as well and were also very comfortable. Breakfast was ample with many items offered to satisfy any taste. The fresh berries were delicious. Needless to say we were extremely surprised with all the extras included in our stay. We will definetly plan to stay there in the future.

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen

Our deluxe Rooms have a queen size pillow top bed, cable plus television, private bath, decorated and furnished to reflect the Victorian era, central conditioning air system, and continental plus breakfast.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $90

Nightly Rate: $0 - $90

Standard Room

No standard rooms available.

Anne Room

The Anne Room is available as a deluxe private room for $90.00 night or as a suite for an additional $30.00. This room is a romantic space decorated in Victorian reds. An open veranda overlooks the grand south front lawn. A pillow top queen bed can be connected to the Suite with two twin beds; a bathroom connecting the two rooms; ideal for a family or group of three or four. Cable television with DVD/VCR with library movies awaits your slumber and sipping on the veranda.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Julianne Room

Deep romantic purples with a pillow top queen bed awaits your slumber. A private bathroom with modern amenities including a claw bathtub to soak away the day's events; or a stall shower. Cable television with VCR/DVD with library movies, seating magazines, fluffy white robes to slumber or check out the Hot Tub in the Florida Room.

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

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Victoria Room

A deluxe room decorated in soft greens and pinks, this room steps into the 1860's with furnishings. Queen size pillow top bed with soft silky sheets and pillows to rest the weary head. Robes provided to step out to the Hot Tub in the Florida Room or just lounge. This room overlooks the south outside patio.

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

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Paula Room

An angel victorian room that reflects the 1860 time frame with an eastern window view. Queen size bed with lush top and private bathroom with shower/tub unit. Room can open to adjoining suite of two single beds for a party up to four with bathroom in the middle; additional $30.00. Robes provided to step out to the Hot Tub in the Florida Room or slumber about the Inn. Library of movies or books to enjoy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

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Location Type

Antiques, Downtown, Small town


Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.) 43 miles

Directions to property:

From the north of property, exit 193 from Ohio turnpike, go south on St. Rt. 44 and cross over St. Rt. 14 to North Chestnut Street. Continue south to downtown Ravenna. At Riddle Avenue turn right, go 1.5 blocks to property on the right. From the south of property, head north on St. Rt. 44 from I-76(exit number 38B), to downtown Ravenna following Prospect Street, then turn left on Riddle Avenue, go 2.5 blocks to property on the right. Sign in front lawn. Park behind the Inn on the same side of street, off of Cherry Lane.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom Park, Portage County walking & biking trails, Kent State, Hiram and NEOUCOM Universities, West Branch State Park, Antique shops and Mall, Ravenna home tour 2008, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

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

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , iron and board in Laundry Room, porches with wicker seating, Wireless Internet, 24 hour beverages and snacks, outside private Victorian patio, Hot Tub in Florida Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Air Hockey in Florida Room, Board Games in Dining Room, Tanning Bed in Laundry Room, Dry Sauna in Floriday Room, Hot Tub in Floriday Room, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: After 1:00 pm
  • Check Out:: Before 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside of Inn.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Parents responsible for children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Honor system for repeat guests and 25% for new guests - nonrefunded.
  • Cancellations: Cancel early please; reimbursement based upon sell of room with 25% nonrefunded.



Robert Walker

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Pet free

About the innkeepers

Robert, your host, is a retired firefighter/paramedic in Ravenna, Ohio; continues to work in emergency work. He has assumed the positon and duties of innkeeper at the Rocking Horse Inn and lives on the premises. His sister, Sandy Pettigrew, is also a hostess.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 6:00am till 11:00am.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room


248 W. Riddle Ave , Ravenna, OH 44266 USA (Show map)

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