Zoar School Inn Bed and Breakfast

160 Third Street PO Box 509, Zoar, OH 44697 USA (Show map)


Visit the historic Zoar School Inn Bed and Breakfast circa 1836 the First school of Zoar Village, Ohio. Four private bedrooms with private bath ensuite have been decorated the ultimate in sheer pleasure and comfort. Double Jacuzzi tubs and Fireplaces in 3 Suites. Innkeepers Joe and Gayle invite you to stay where you're invited to step back in time to enjoy charm of our home. Warm hospitality awaits you along with a full gourmet breakfast and homemade treats. Leave feeling refreshed and relaxed like you had a weeks vacation!



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9


5 on December 02, 2015

We stayed here for the first two nights of our honeymoon. It was absolutely a wonderful place to stay. Gayle & Joe were the perfect hosts. It was a totally wonderful experience in this great historical town. Our room was so comfortable and the inn was absolutely beautiful!! The breakfasts were amazing!! We would highly recommend staying here in any season!!! Thanks for a wonderful time.

Great getaway! Peaceful location.

5 on February 18, 2014

We had a great overnight stay at the Zoar School Inn, we stayed in Leah's suite and we loved the fireplace and the jacuzzi tub. Breakfast was delicious and they even had sausage from the West Side market in Cleveland. We'd recommend this to anyone and we'll be back!


5 on February 02, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay. Was more than I could have asked for. Quiet and peaceful. Could not hear the other guests. Beautiful views of a Beautiful Village. Highly recommend Zoar School Inn to anyone!!! Hosts are Extremely nice and Breakfast was AMAZING!!!! Looking forward to coming back.

December Getaway

5 on December 29, 2013

Top notch in every way! We decided to do a Christmas getaway and we are now convinced it's a great to go to the Zoar School Inn. Cozy, wonderful smells, German flannel sheets on the beds and a superior breakfast to most that we've had. With the fireplace and jacuzzi we were in heaven. Zoar is quiet in December but if you want some quiet down time it's still a beautiful little place to visit.


5 on October 27, 2013

This was our first stay and it was above and beyond our expectations. Gayle cooks like a classicly trained chef. Every thing she served us was excellant. The room had a gas fireplace and a very large bathtub with jacuzzi jets. There was snacks and coffe available at all times and she bakes a dessert treat for her guests every night. The Village of Zoar offers so much there are tours, activities, and restaurants with good food within walking distance of the inn. The atmosphere was peaceful and relaxing. We will definitly be back!

Delightful Getaway

5 on October 08, 2013

We had another relaxing weekend with Joe and Gayle. The place is so peaceful and quiet; the food is gourmet; and the hospitality keeps us coming back. Thanks again Joe and Gayle! Maude and Tom from Lexington

What a stay

5 on September 14, 2013

History and luxury blended perfectly for me.

Simply Outstanding

5 on September 08, 2013

Joe and Gayle are wonderful attentive hosts and make you feel like family! This was our first visit but won't be our last! Thank you for making this weekend so special for us!


4.8 on August 22, 2013

Bliss is the perfect one word to describe this Inn. Yummy coffee available 24/7 and a scrumptious breakfast. Our attic loft was delightful and the innkeepers Joe & Gayle have thought of everything travelers might need. Highly recommend a stay here.

Another Stay with Gayle and Joe

5 on July 15, 2013

We love going to the Zoar School Inn and can't wait for another. We don't have the opportunity to get away much but when we can we love going to this bed and breakfast. Every aspect from the room to the over the top food and Gayle and Joe are perfect. Such attention to detail.

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Rooms & Rates

Sister Tessa's Suite

The room features a four poster king size bed. Decorated in appealing country style. Gas fireplace, refrigerator, flatscreen television and DVD player provided. Private Jacuzzi bath and hand held shower en suite complete the room amenities. $159 per night.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Lea's Suite

Lea's Suite splendid appointed room provides the ultimate hideaway. King bed, couch in sitting area with fireplace, flatscreen television and DVD. Private fridge, separate shower and large Jacuzzi tub tucked beneath a romantic window, all combine to create paradise under the starts. $179 per night.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

The Honeymoon Loft

Queen size poster rice bed under a luxurious bedding sets the tone for a romantic getaway. A storybook setting for anyone in love. This room offers a comfortable sitting area for reading and a cuddle, beside the fireplace enjoy your wine and cheese at the table; flat screen television and DVD player. A separate bath area provides private Jacuzzi bath and hand held shower, en suite refrigerator. $179 per night.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

Cousin Jason's Quarters

The understated distinction of this room is evident upon first entering. Three large windows provide a bright, inviting environment. Features a full size bed. Original Zoar bedroom set. Flat Screen TV with DVD. Private ensuite half bath with shower. Warm Wood beams create a soothing atmosphere. Its pleasant sitting area overlooking the yard creates a serene background for relaxing. The corner television, DVD player, cable TV and ensuite refrigerator complete its amenities. $119 per night.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

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Location Type

Historical Village of Zoar, Canoe livery, Golf, Local Wineries available, Walk our Tow path or bike, Lantern Tours, Airport, Countryside, Village


Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

I-77 South to Exit 93 (Bolivar/Zoar). Turn East onto Route 212 East. Continue for 3 miles to Zoar Village. 160 Third Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, Warther Museum, Mt. Pleasant Pottern, Schoolhouse Winery, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Atwood Lake, First Ladies Museum, Picnic area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill , 24 hr. Coffee-Tea area on 2nd Floor, Spring water & soda en-suite in Fridge, Back Screened in Porch with Rockers- Front porch, Bath salts for 3 Suites with Jacuzzi & Fireplaces, Personal Robes for use during your stay., 2 Course Gourmet Breakfast & Evening Snack

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Tow path walking or bike trail w/ bikes available, Ghost tours, Zoar Wetlands for picnics and walking, Fort Laurens Historical Site, Historical Zoar Village Tour, Antiquing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Guest are welcome to smoke outside near the barn.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please inquire for arrangements.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays and Festivals 2 day minimum. Please inquire.
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit cards are charged up to a week prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation prior to reservation for all holidays and festivals. 4 day cancellation weekends. 48 hour for any other reservations.



Joe and Gayle Potelicki

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About the innkeepers

Joe and I both have worked in the medical field for most of our adult lives and now are looking forward to meeting new friends and providing a hospitable experience in a historic setting that provides opportunities for the adventurous to take a step back in time. We have another family member "Teddy" our dog who will be happy to great you.

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  • Time Served: Breakfast 8 or 9 a.m. daily
  • Serving Location: Back Porch Seasonal Dining, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

My grandma Ruth made us a special treat for holidays. Eggs A'La Goldenrod. A family and friend favorite for years. The oldest recipe that I have found was 1896. A warm comfort food that is a satisfying start to the day. We offer many delicious dishes from our Peaches and Cream Stuffed Brioche French toast to our Quiche Lorraine, Homemade Granola Fresh Berry Parfaits and of course our Eggs McKinley!. You won't need lunch!