Rocking Horse Inn

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


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

Anniversary Getaway

4.2 on May 13, 2016

Very nice place. Bob was gracious host. Very clean. Enjoyed the free beverages and snacks.

Very nice experience

4.6 on March 19, 2016

A very pleasant experience. Clean and well equipped. Bob was a great host

Great Place to Stay

4.6 on October 11, 2015

Just like home. Very comfy, clean and the owner is very hospitable! I will stay there again.

amazing visit

5 on August 28, 2015

We only stayed for one night but thats all it took for us to want to come back again...the owner is awesome and the room was very quaint...had an awesome time will be visiting again...

Best Kept Secret

5 on July 31, 2015

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Bob's sister who made us feel right at home. It was like staying at grandma's house. The entire house and our room was exceptionally tidy and clean. They were attentive to our every need. We will be staying again and would recommend them without hesitation to anyone looking for a B&B in the area.

Ravenna's Best Bargain

5 on June 22, 2015

Loved this place and our stay here.

Great place to stay

5 on May 27, 2015

Great place to stay quiet, homey felt like we were at home!!

a wonderful fine and restful "home"

4.4 on May 03, 2015

Bob and Ted were so warm and welcoming upon my very late at night arrival and the next morning and mid-evening the second night too. If ever I relocated to Portage County I would for sure start my new life with a week under their roof. I know I'd be well supported and oh-so-well rested.

The nicest place to stay in Ravenna

3.6 on April 30, 2015

When you first walk up to the Rocking Horse, you ask if it can be as good as the reviews say it is, because it looks a bit tattered on the outside. It is not tattered on the inside. It is very comfortable. Everything you need and much beyond that is there. Owner Bob is usually available only around breakfast time, but it isn't hard to figure out what isothere and how things work.

Overnight stay was very nice

4.0 on March 27, 2015

The house was quiet and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed the hot tub in enclosed "garden room". Nice touch with wine basket in room with two wine glasses. Breakfast was a wonderful array of foods and beverages. We loved the fresh fruit! Thanks so much for helping us have a nice anniversary get-away.

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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

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

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

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

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

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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