My partner and I have been staying with Columbus' "Hostess with the Mostest" for about three years now, since he started in the Ph.D. Program at OSU. Our first trip we stayed at a competing B&B on Neil Ave. (which was fine in all respects, but the innkeepers were a bit aloof (or just busy with other occupations) and poor at returning phone calls and making reservations, so for our second trip to the city we sought alternative accommodations and found Harrison House, to our unending delight). When we were unable to stay with Lynn on one subsequent trip, we spent an evening at another competing B&B in the Short North district (also quite fine indeed but, except at breakfast, there is little contact with the innkeeper, who was very pleasant, and the home is just a bit 'clinical,' and less lived-in comfortable). Harrison House is just more relaxed and friendly in all respects. It is eclectic, reflecting the personality of the gracious and gregarious owner/hostess, who has opened her heart to us, introduced us to her friends and lovely daughter, and in short made us feel like members of her family and household. This is a priceless gift. We hope everyone will have the same experience here as we have had. J & C
The only struggle I have in reviewing The Loft is that I want to keep it for myself! This is my favorite place to stay in Granville. Perfect location and hip, cozy room. Love it. Onsite dining rating based on availability of great food in the town.
This B&B is located in an ideal location, the owners are as pleasant can be, the rooms are modern and comfy, the breakfast is very tasty, and the hospitality is five stars all around -- thanks Lesli for a wonderful second stay at the Bexley B&B!!!
I loved staying at this historic house. It had such a great feel to it. The front porch was a wonderful place to sit on the swing and read. The breakfast was splendid and the hosts made everyone feel right at home. Highly recommended!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our entire weekend with Jill & Peter at Timbrook. We were made to feel welcome from beginning to end. The home is top quality from the smallest detail on up. Quiet, clean rooms all tastefully decorated all contribute to a home away from home feeling we've not experienced at other inns. 10/10 would recommend! Half of me wants to keep it secret, but it's to nice not to share.
This beautiful home is walking distance to OSU campus with plenty of private parking for guests. We having been staying at Harrison House for years during our annual trips to see the Buckeyes. Lynn is a gracious, fun hostess who provides well for her guests without hovering. The breakfasts are delicious! Harrison House is our Columbus home. Ron, Linda and Mark
We recently (Oct 2016) rented the entire B&B out to host our extended family while in Columbus for a family wedding. The welcoming, warm, personal stay we experienced will likely ruin us for any other B&B. The ability to have our whole family with us (several grown children, Grandparents, and Aunt) and to feel like we were in a nicer version of our own home, with the careful and warm care of Jill & Peter was absolutely fantastic. At the end of the weekend we found ourselves at the breakfast table with Jill sharing wedding photos from the day before as though we'd been friends for decades. We truly felt like we'd been welcomed guests in their shared home, rather than merely occupants of rooms. If you ever have a chance to spend time at The Timbrook Guesthouse, do it, we're now looking for excuses to be in Columbus again to stay with them again.
Ron and Linda are excellent hosts, and their breakfasts alone make this a "can't miss" destination for true B&B aficionados. Add to this the tastefully decorated rooms, plush linens, and quiet location and you have a true 5-Star stay at 2-Star prices. Our only regret was not staying longer!
The hosts were great and knew when to offer service and when to let us be. The food was amazing, and the brief history of the property offered by the hostess at breakfast made us feel part of something cool. The beds caused a deep and relaxing sleep, and the DVD collection contained only quality material suitable for any age. We picked "Second Hand Lions." Well done! This is what a BnB should be like. Harding & Mattie
My sister and I stayed at the Hawthorne while celebrating our Mother's 95th birthday. This was my second and my sister's first stay and we both loved how we were wonderfully cared for by the owners. We've already decided to come back for our next family get together.
Charming home with an elegant dining room and cozy parlor in a comfortable neighborhood. Our room and private bath were well appointed, neat, and clean. Very convenient parking with easy access to The Ohio State University. Lynn is a gracious and caring host with attention to detail and a genuine interest in providing the best experience for her guests. Al
My husband and I enjoyed our one night stay at Timbrook in the West Wing suite. The grounds and home is absolutely gorgeous. Our room was spotless. We enjoyed the extra touches, including use of freshly laundered robes and the thickest beach towels I've ever encountered! The house rules included, removing shoes upon entering (you could at that point take advantage of the slippers provided), and only water in your room. Because we ate a big late lunch before coming, we had a simple snack (we brought) with coffee (provided) in the dining area in the evening. Our room was located on facing the west, so we had a good amount of sunshine in our room. We came in the late summer and the AC was not at all lacking, (I would guess the second floor has its own AC unit). If you are a freeze-baby, you should bring a throw and or a sweater along, especially in the case if you plan to watch T.V. or Netflix. Speaking of Netflix, we couldn't quite figure out how to turn on the blue ray player to play Netflix. Our hostess helped us. It tuned out the player was on a switched outlet, in our room. We enjoyed a refreshing dip in the lovely pool with the pool temperature in the mid eighties. The hot tub was very relaxing. In the grounds, they have beautiful well maintained perennial flower beds and vegetable raised beds. We also enjoyed a tour of their beautiful exotic birds. Our hostess, Jill thoughtfully inquired about our food preferences for breakfast. After helping ourselves to coffee with the use of the Keurig, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast consisting of an egg scramble, sausage, hash browns and muffins. I would definitely recommend this Bed and Breakfast and hope to return ourselves. Next time, we want to try out the East Wing room, although the Blue Bird room looked very romantic tucked away in the attic.
This short stay was like a dream for me. I left Granville in 1969 and have been wanting to take my wife and daughter back there to show them where I grew up. This little apartment was nearly perfect for us. It provided a base to venture from and a place to sleep at night. The house is quiet and comfortable and you couldn't ask for anything more. We were disappointed at first when it seemed so dark even with all of the lights on. Then we discovered every light switch had a dimmer on it and they were turned down to the darkest setting.
I'm so glad we found Harrison House and met the owner/innkeeper Lynn. We had a quick 2-day get away and this was the perfect place to relax and visit the city. Lynn is such an enjoyable person and really loves being a great host. Had a lovely visit -- hope to see Lynn again sometime. Debbie & Greg
What's not to love? From the charmingly historical exterior to the tasteful classic decor to the cleanliness and amazing breakfasts, this was certainly a home away from home. The innkeepers are exemplary hosts with warm hospitality, always thinking two steps ahead for anything I might have needed. Will definitely be seeking this wonderful B&B out again when I return to Columbus.
We were warmly welcomed and everything was just right in the home. The yard was beautiful and the home was very clean and well appointed. We were able to take a nice walk to the quaint downtown for dinner. Would definitely stay again.
In a nice and quite neighborhood this Victorian house is a wonderful retreat for relaxing and sleeping. Room No 1 is a large room with a comfortable queen bed, large closet in an extra room with desk and bathroom with a tub. The decoration of the house is very nice with a lot of original pieces. Breakfast is outstanding with fresh fruits and homemade joghurt followed by a hot dish which varied every morning. Very delicious are the own raised tomatoes and grilled avocados. There is a parkinglot next to the house but public transportation is also very easy to access because there are three bus lines running almost direct in front of the house. And Lynn was always very helpful with information about sightseeing and dining. Booking and the correspondance before my arrival was very easy and always very fast. I`m really sorry that I was so busy during my visit. I would have loved to spent more time in the house. And thank you very much for taking me to the blue grass on the last evening!
Here on business and to visit my son and his girl. Bexley is the coolest little town. The B&B was way over the top. Stayed in the Miami room. Lesli was the best hostess. Breakfast top notch with home made zucchini bread. Like being at home!!¿¿¿¿
We had a great stay and Lynn was awesome! I love staying in B&Bs because they feel like an extension of home. Harrison House was just that. Everything was perfect from reservations, check in, the room, breakfast, to check out. My only regret was not being able to stay longer. If you are looking for a great place to stay in downtown Columbus, look no further!
The Inn Keepers are super friendly and made us feel at home from the start. The house was amazing looking with lots of rooms. Extremely clean and well kept. Breakfast was great the following morning. Recommend the whole wheat crape. It was delicious.
My husband and I love visiting the Harrison House. Lynn is so welcoming. She truly makes it feel like a home away from home. We cannot wait to visit again. The house is beautiful with lots of character and the breakfast is excellent. We look forward to visiting again very soon!