Wecoming and homey, beautiful furnishings, great stories about Taylor family history. Yummy breakfast and a host who truly loves to cook and meet anyone's food requirements. Large guest room and bath (no stand alone shower though); excellent linens and towels. Hosts treat you as member of family, not strangers stopping for a stay. Close to most anything one would want to enjoy in the Newport/Covington/Cincinnati area.
We travel to Murphin Ridge Inn once or twice a year as a "getaway from it all" kind of stay. We always rent one of the cabins and we cannot say enough positive things about the innkeepers, the staff, the breakfasts and dinners and the coziness and comfort of the cabins. Murphin Ridge Inn is a definite "must do" kind of place in Adams County.
PROS: Cool mix of vintage and modern aesthetics. Super friendly staff. Very clean. Room had loads of "nice touches" and features. AMAZING BREAKFAST. Ability to add on things like flowers and chocolate to spoil your significant other. This is a great B&B that gets the Bed AND Breakfast very, very right. CONS: The chocolate strawberry's and flowers were well done. However, the charge for them, in my opinion, was a bit much. I've stayed at other B&Bs and it's been more reasonable elsewhere. This is a very nit-picky thing, though, and again, overall this place is amazing.
Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Cozy and comfortable and relaxing. Couldn't have asked for nicer or more accommodating host. Especially enjoyed all the history of the home and the vintage instruments. Will definitely be back!
We have stayed here just after Thanksgiving four or five times over the past dozen years of so. We love Catherine's Room. It's small but very comfortable and just right for us. If that wasn't enough, the breakfasts are worth the stay by themselves.
Stayed overnight in Margaret's Porch while visiting for a concert and this place is almost heaven. Such a great place to enjoy the evening. First visit to a B&b and we will be back this summer. Thanks for your hospitality. James
My wife and I took a weekend getaway and couldn't have asked for a better stay. We stayed in the "My Cabin" Cabin and loved every minute of our stay. We enjoyed walks on the many trails, enjoyed quiet time by the onsite fire outside and couldn't have asked for better food! You won't regret it!
We stayed the weekend following Thanksgiving of 2016. As usual we had a great time with wonderful hosts. It's always a great trip for us and we were welcomed into the home and hearth of the 1861 Inn. It is always the very first place we think of for a getaway.
We had a wonderful 2 day stay at the 1861 Inn! The accommodations were great, breakfasts amazing ,they were so welcoming & the history on the house so interesting. We plan to return when the weather is better so we can enjoig the pool!
I had never stayed at a bed and breakfast prior to this. We stayed in the Mr. and Mrs. Graves suite which was quite spacious. The jacuzzi was lovely and Mary was very accommodating. The only thing I would note is that this suite is directly off of the dining room which made me feel a little awkward, but we didn't really have any issues. The food was excellent.
Cozy stay for our anniversary in the suite room in a historic setting. Very comfy and well decorated. The inn keepers were super and breakfast was made to order. We love staying at these places; it's like being back in time.
My wife and I have visited several times and have loved it every time. It is such a peaceful place to get away from life for awhile and relax. The rooms are clean and the food is great. We plan to return.
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Willis Graves B & B. The home was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast (selection of choices) was fantastic. We would definitely stay there again.
We stayed in Jennie's Room and had a great time. Tom and Carole told us all about the history of the place and the food was perfect. They made us feel at home and Marley was so well behaved and made it even more special. It was an anniversary getaway and we spent Saturday visiting Main street in Milford. We highly recommend 1861 Inn and plan to try and visit in the spring when the area is in bloom.
My wife and I stayed in the Marguerites porch suite last week and had one of the best times ever. I could say the food (stuffed French toast and overstuffed burrito) were out of this world but everything about this B&B was outstanding. We look forward to coming back next year.
My wife and I had a nice visit at First Farm Inn. We stayed Oct 24 while visiting the Creation Museum which happens to be at the same freeway exit and only about 3 miles away. We stayed in the Treehouse room on the second floor which was spacious with a big private bathroom. The breakfast was tasty with crisp bacon, french toast, juices,and fresh fruit.
We heard many good things about Murphin Ridge and wanted to see for ourselves. My husband and I stayed at The Donald cabin. It was a beautiful room set inside the woods with walking trails next to us. The rocking chairs in the room are very comfortable. Unfortunately, the queen size bed mattress needs to be replaced. We did not sleep well at all. The bed is worn so that you roll into the middle and it was hard like the padding was all gone. I mentioned it to the front desk and she offered to move us to a different cabin, but we chose to go home the following night because we live less than an hour away. If the mattress gets replaced, I'd give this cabin 5 stars. This is the best food ever! The pumpkin soup was amazing! They even gave me a copy of the recipe :-) I had their fried chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans. The best! The breakfast had home made granola like I've never had before. I absolutely loved it. And the pancake we great. As I said, the food----amazing!
Probably our 5th or 6th visit. Each one has been charming. If you're going just as a couple you must try one of the cottages (1 BR) if any are available. A little pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for. The food has always been lovingly prepared and well presented. Under relatively new management (4 yrs +/-) and it's even better than before. Quite an accomplishment!