Very relaxing!!!!! Everything we needed was in the cabin. The food was wonderful. All of the staff made sure all of your needs were met. We had several conversations with Paula and Marjorie and Jerry even stopped cooking to step in to the dining room to check with us/the diners. It was quite obvious that their guests are their first priority. THANK YOU ALL!!!!
My BF found this place. I wasn't sure what I should expect, but it turned out to be a perfect retreat. Tom and Carole were friendly and gracious hosts. The meals Carole prepared were professionally prepared and delicious, yet it was as if we were dining at our friend's (or at your favourite aunt's) place. Marley, the dog, was a lovable treasure. Quiet retreat and peaceful environment, including morning dip in the pool, made our holiday a very special one. Thank you Carole and Tom.
It took us forever to reserve a room to celebrate our anniversary, we now understand why. Outstanding service, very comforting, and loved everything about the stay. Nothing beats a hammock with crossword puzzle lol...... Thanks again, see ya next time!!!
This was our first time at the Willis Graves Bed &a Breakfast and we cannot wait to go back! We are also planning on giving gift cards or nights to family and friends as future birthday/holiday presents. Highly recommend this B&B!
We so enjoyed our stay at the 1861 Inn. We stayed in "Jenny's Retreat," and it was such a pleasure to relax on the lovely private porch. The inn is very convenient to Cincinnati, and we took a delightful day trip to the art museum there. Carole and Tom are gracious hosts, and their dog Marley is an absolute sweetheart.
Amazing stay wish it could have been longer. Communication prior to arrival was exceptional. Greeting / service could not be faulted. Room comfortable, large, clean and amenities beyond what I would normally have expected. On-site dining one of the best meals we had in the US - fresh, home cooked, delicious, 4 courses. Swimming pool was an added bonus. Honestly this was an amazing oasis after a difficult day of travel, even if the travel hadn't been difficult I would wax lyrical about 1861 Inn. Would definitley come again and will be recommending the Inn to any friends etc travelling in the area
Unfortunately we only had the opportunity to stay 1 night. The Inn is breathtaking, the inn keepers are fantastic and the food was amazing! We really enjoyed our relaxing stay and will definitely return. Carole and Tom provide everything you will need and more.
It was our first getaway and couldn't say anything but amazingness. The room was clean and romantic - the bathroom was just perfect. For a couple from Cincy who wanted to lounge around in robes and eat fantastic breakfasts (the new owner is a chef!!) --- this is perfect! At night we walked the grounds enjoying the sounds of frogs and nature. There is nothing to do around the B&B and only two sit-down restaurants but for us that was all we wanted for our two-night visit.
It was a short stay while we were in town for a family member's graduation. Everything was perfect, including the hosts. From the minute we parked the car to the time we said good-bye, we had just the right amount of service and hospitality without feeling crowded. Some people get the hospitality business and some don't. These folks get it! Highly recommend!
We stayed here for a three day getaway to Cincinnati and wanted to get away from the city at night. I wish we had added one more day to spend just in Glendale. Wonderful little place. The Glendalia was excellent! We stayed in Glen Gables. Very big with a sitting room, dine in kitchen, bathroom and large bedroom. Lots of windows. No complaints, not one. This is the only review I've ever written and was so impressed I had too because I want this place to be around for years to come. We are already planning to come back.
Makes us wish we got to Ohio more often. Excellent service in a beautiful setting with outstanding rooms and facilities and without pretentiousness or superficial friendliness. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay beyond our expectations
Wonderful place to relax and unwind. The firepit was very enjoyable in the evening and breakfast was awesome! The bed was very comfortable and room/bathroom clean & spacious. Also, the staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. Great spot to get away from it all!.
I surprised my husband with a weekend getaway and we couldn't have dreamed up a better weekend away. Tom, Carole and Marley were charming and made us feel like their guests rather than lodgers. The guest cottage was quaint and full of everything you'd ever need--right down to drinks, snacks and even Q-tips. The attention to detail was out of this world right along with Carole's meals. Warm scones on a Sunday morning thrilled my Scottish husband to no end. Tom was full of history about the estate and one of my favorite things at the Inn was where Jennie Penn carved her name in the glass of the library window when she was a child. Many items from the Penn family still exist and have stayed with the house--which is amazing. I have a lot of respect for the history staying there and our hosts sharing it with us. Tom and Carole were so gracious with their home, time and conversation and we truly enjoyed ourselves. Marley can't be skipped--all B&B's need a loveable ambassador like him! Overall, we couldn't have asked for anything more and we are already planning our return soon. You can't go wrong here.
My wife and I recently stayed here to observe a quiet weekend for our 45th Anniversary. The food was well presented and delicious. The inn room was comfortable and clean. Sitting around the fire pit in the evening and visiting with the other guests is always enjoyable. The Innkeepers and staff are dedicated to making your stay as perfect as can be. We will be planning our next visit for the Fall very soon.
With the house set back from the road the setting is quite park-like. The grounds have delightful sculptures set in garden beds and under trees. From the entrance hall the beautiful taste of Tom and Carole is evident. The hosts are completely relaxed and put you at ease at once. Their dog Marley adopts you at once. With their high ceilings and long windows each room is airy and cheerful. Lovely paints and photos cover the walls including art by a former owner. The breakfast was superb. Who wouldn't want to return? 5 stars. MB
A very clean and quiet B&B in a small town in Kentucky that is close to multiple food and shopping outlets as well as the interstate. The inn keepers are very friendly and helpful with finding local points of interest. We stayed at the log cabin which was wonderfully rustic and still well appointed while providing a private boarding experience. The breakfast offerings were wonderful and delicious, my favorite being the breakfast pie. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone. My only problem is that we live over 700 miles away making repeat visit difficult for us, but I definitely would if I were to return to the area.
The Celebration cabin was the perfect first anniversary spot: no TV, lots of birdsong, a jacuzzi tub and fireplace. Wave after wave of thunder and lightning on our first night simply enhanced the cozy magic. The food was delicious and cheerfully served, accommodating my vegetarian requests without hestitation. The trails were a pleasant diversion and the nearby Edge of Appalachia Preserve areas offered more challenging hikes. If you can, stay two nights to really unplug, try the pizza fired in their hand built oven if it's offered, and father with other guests around the fire pit after dinner. It wasn't until we were checking out and I read other guests' notes inthe little notebook in our cabin that I saw they'd have been willing to deliver breakfast to our room; I might have tried that if I'd known. Everyone we met had been there before, and I'm sure we will return.
We stayed in one of the cabins. Every part of the cabin inside and out was clean, comfortable and inviting. We had a little greeter on our porch by the name of Jack (cat), he walked the trails on the property with us that day. We like that extra touch whether it is a cat or dog! That evening we had one of the most delicious meals we have had in a long time at a B&B. There was no television in the cabin, cards, checkers and games a Jacuzzi; it was wonderful. The first night it rained and you could hear it on the roof top. After a delicious breakfast we came back to the room, pulled our chairs over in front of the fireplace, had another cup of coffee and relaxed more! We will be back for sure, already talking about coming back in late fall. Last but not least the staff was friendly and very efficient and the chef made outstanding dishes! We would like to thank them all for what was truly the best experience at a B&B we have had in a long time!
We had such a great time at this bed and breakfast. Tom and Carole are great hosts. The cottage was beautiful and beyond our expectations. The breakfast was outrageous, so delicious! We cannot wait to stay there again in the near future. Highly recommend.
The cabin was amazingly--comfy, bright with all the amenities. The food at breakfast and dinner was superb -- tasty and fresh. The mushroom soup was the best I have had! The people were friendly and welcoming. All in all, a wonderful place to spend a fun, relaxing weekend.
This was our second stay at the Willis Graves and had another great time. The warm welcome, fantastic room and the wonderful care was second to none. We loved our room in the cabin with the beautiful decor and great amenities made the stay perfect. Nancy make your stay so comfortable and with Sandy make every thing great. We look toward to our next visit!!