We love to return to the 1861 Inn, in any season, to experience a relaxing stay in this beautiful historic home. From the room décor to the morning table setting to the lovely grounds - everything is superbly managed by Tom & Carole. And, the gourmet food prepared by Carole is equal to her décor! This Inn is a treat for all of your senses!! AMF
To start with, we rarely stay in B&Bs except when we travel to or through Cincinnati. There, we always stay at the 1861 Inn. We once went to Cincinnati to see a football game and decided to do something different accommodations wise. We chose 1861 Inn because of its location and great access to the stadium(s) and Cincinnati’s many downtown activities. We go back often because we fell in love with the entire 1861 Inn experience. The property and house are beautiful. The sleeping rooms are private and spacious. The living room and library are very comfortable places to rest, relax, and unwind. The pool is an added benefit. But, the real attractions are the inn keepers themselves (Tom and Carol) and Carol’s wonderful food. Staying at 1861 Inn is like staying with very good friends. Tom and Carol are warm and attentive hosts without being intrusive during our stay. It is always a treat to spend time chatting with them and learning about more interesting places to visit and things to do (concerts, museums, golf courses, etc.) in and around Cincinnati. Whether you are looking for a good launch point for things to do, places to go in Cincinnati or if you just want to rest and recharge your battery, the 1861 Inn is a great landing spot. I highly recommend a stay there. Jim L.
We stayed in the Mr and Mrs Graves suite, which was a step back in time. Very historic property which was impeccably maintained. One of the nicest B & B's we have ever experienced! Staff was very warm and welcoming.
Love this place!!! We always stay in the log cabin and it is a great room with excellent service and food!! The new additions of a gas fire pit and a common area have only enhanced the experience.
My wife and I stayed here for three nights in February, and it was one of the best B&B experiences we have ever had. Jennifer and her staff were excellent hosts, the accommodations were very comfortable and immaculate, the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend!
My husband and I decided to stay here on a whim, since we would be in the Cincinnati area and wanted a place to stay overnight. The owners were very friendly. Ken was an exceptional host, and we both felt welcomed into their home. I truly enjoyed the jet tub in our room, as well. The breakfast was amazing! It’s not very often one gets to have geotta for breakfast outside of your own kitchen. Overall, great experience and will be back.
My wife and I were able to get away for a Friday night and this bed and Gateway was the perfect spot. Great hospitality and wonderful conversations that felt genuine, organic, and private. The owners do a wonderful job of helping you get settled in and out to your urban adventure without delay. Newport on the Levy has wonderful places to dine and entertain. We found ourselves parked in an oversized armchair with a stack of books at Barnes and Nobles (yes... very romantic, especially when you have three kids under the age of 6... reading is a novelty). The bathrooms were fantastic and the bed slept well, even for a large guy like myself. Breakfast was fantastic and checkout was effortless. A great experience that we hope to do more often.
My husband and I enjoyed a one night stay just after Christmas. We were blown away by how nice the room was- we stayed in the William Rouse Log Cabin Retreat on the second floor. The bathroom was ah-mazing. We had a delicious, gourmet breakfast the next morning. We only wished our stay had been longer. We will come back sometime when it is warmer out and we can take advantage of other amenities they have onsite, such as the fire pit and the community room.
The chef and owner served a 4 course dinner on New Year’s Eve and a 3 course complimentary breakfast on New Year’s Day. You could not have better food at a Cincinnati restaurant!! Only complaint was our suite was very cold in the morning (even with a space heater and fireplace going).
This is the second time we have stayed here. The cabin is wonderful. Gives you the old time feel with all the luxuries of current time. The oversized whirlpool tub is amazing! The food is amazing. The staff are so kind and helpful. We will definitely be returning!!
I avoided BandBs because I think they seem like a ripoff, but I cant even begin to tell you all what an incredible experience this place was. I now have a new Bday tradition. Jenn and the ladies took great care of me. Im excited about the new space!
The 1861 Inn is simply "The Best Bed & Breakfast in Clermont County". Carole and This was our second visit to the 1861 Inn and we will be back. Tom are the perfect hosts and go out of their way to please. The house itself is a mansion built in 1861 and never "restored"! Why no restoration? . . . Because all previous owners have kept the house repaired and modernized up to the present day. The history of the house is remarkable and Carole and Tom keep the house in grand style and scrupulously clean. Staying at the 1861 Inn is like stepping back into history, with all the modern conveniences of the 21st century. Plus, the breakfast is to die for!
Where do I begin.....I have never stayed at a B and B before because I think theyre a little weird, but this changed everything for me. Jennifer and the ladies were so gracious, greeting me and giving me a personal tour of the grounds. The Room was beyond spectacular, EXCELLENT linens and so uniquely furnished, and CLEAN, The best part was hands down the food. Jennifer can cook incredible things in that kitchen. Think about this: you could spend a lot of money just to try to find a meal as amazing as this chef can prepare, and here you get a room the Best breakfast in Kentucky, I think that is what they should put on their sign. "Best Breakfast in Kentucky" -Anonymous I went for my birthday, and it was honestly one of the best times I've ever had, which probably means I need to get out more, but hey, I don't think so, I just think there's something going on at this place that is really unique, and I'm so excited to say I experienced it. Thank you!
My husband and I stayed for one night in the Riverview room and thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay. Carole and Tom were very welcoming, everything was beautifully kept and Carole"s cooking is to die for! Tom was very knowledgeable of the history of the home and explained it all to us over breakfast. Their dog Marley was the sweetest natured dog and loved being paid attention to. We plan on staying again soon. Jonathan & Christina Raby
We recently enjoyed a great weekend staying at the Willis Graves B&B Inn in Burlington. Stayed in the Thomas room and it was very comfortable. Took day trips into the nearby towns as well as downtown Cincinnati and enjoyed a romantic dinner at the Tousey House Tavern just down the street. The Inn keeper Jennifer could not have been nicer and attended to our every request. The breakfasts were wonderful and she offered a menu of great choices. For us this was the perfect Anniversary setting to get away from the rat race and spend time with just the two of us. We will be back.
It was COLD in KY when we arrived! Especially for two Floridians. But we received a warm welcome and we're taken to our cozy cabin room. We soon had the fire going and later enjoyed the steam shower! Everything about the Willis Graves Inn is perfect! As others have said, the breakfast was outstanding! We only wish we could have stayed more than one night.
From the moment we got there, we were greeted at the front door by Jennifer. From that point on we had lots of privacy, something we enjoy. Our first at a B&B, hopefully not the last.
We had the best stay at Burlington's Willis. It was the perfect way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We stayed in the William Rouse room on the lower floor. The gas fireplace was wonderful to use with temperatures in the 30's at night and the bed was so comfortable. The double person whirlpool and steam shower were so relaxing. Jennifer spoiled us with the breakfast in the mornings. My husband and I fell in love with the banana and blueberry parfait with homemade granola on top. I really loved the Orange Crème Brûlée French Toast too. We had cookies and chocolate waiting on us in our room after check in and cleanings. Jennifer was so sweet and so was her staff. Wonderful hospitality! We definitely plan on coming back. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Everything was so simple from the online registration to the check in and on through with our visit. Very interesting house, great hosts, and the location made it easy to get to raraurants and movie theater. Food was great and the large claw foot rub was just what the doctor ordered. Can't wait to go back.
I recently stayed at this Bed and Breakfast in Northern Kentucky with my husband. We only stayed two nights. I say only because I would have happily eaten many more breakfasts at this delightful place. The owner and chef is creative and well trained, as are her staff. The rooms are super clean and cozy. They provide wonderful robes in each room. They also have and extensive video library for those who want to just relax in their room in the evening.
Our friends Tom and Julie Wood brought us to the 1861 Inn where we met Tom and Carol the proprietors of the 1861 Inn, and Marley the English Springer Spaniel. We were welcomed warmly, toured the Inn, had delightful conversations, ate yummy food, and were amazed at the beauty of the antiques/photos/ceramics. We stayed in the pool cottage and the bed was 'just right' for a very good nights sleep. Coffee and Tea service was brought to our room the next morning which was unexpected. The breakfast Carol made for us allowed us to eat a breakfast that was Gluten-Free and free of other foods that my husband could not eat. Everyone enjoyed the food immensely. And after breakfast Tom regaled us with the history of the Inn and the surrounding area. We will come again and stay longer. Kym and Fred Gordon Portland, Oregon