Philip W. Smith Bed & Breakfast

2039 E Main Street , Richmond, IN 47374 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

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Located in Richmond, Indiana, Philip Smith Bed and Breakfast is an 1890 Queen Anne inn specializing in Honeymoons, Girlfriends' Getaways, Family Reunions, Weddings, Receptions, Scrapbook Retreats Church Retreats, and Theater and Symphony Packages. This elegant Queen Anne Free Classic Victorian home located in the East Main Street-Glen Miller Park Historic District of Richmond, right on the Indiana-Ohio border off I-70. Built in 1890 by Philip W. Smith, the 2 1/2 story brick has Romanesque details and features 11 stained glass windows and ornate carved wood. Unwind in the evening with homemade snacks, coffee or tea. Awaken in the morning to a complimentary full breakfast served on fine china and linens in the dining room. All six rooms are individually decorated and include private bathrooms with either a shower or a shower/tub combination, 300+ thread count sheets, cable TV, writing surface , and free high speed wireless internet service.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

A Beautiful Victorian Near Earlham College

4.4 on December 11, 2016

I needed a place to stay near Earlham and the local hotels were a bit of a drive and not very interesting. Smith's B&B seemed much more what I was looking for. I wasn't disappointed. A beautifully restored grand Victorian home, a very personable innkeeper, and a comfortable room and bed. I recommend it!

Great two day getaway

4.2 on December 06, 2016

We had a nice two days to unwind a bit and do some shopping in some of the great antique shops in the area. Jill is a great host. I'm sure we will be back.

great one night stop

5 on November 23, 2016

I needed a place to stay mid way on a trip from Pennsylvania to Missouri. The room was cosy and comfy. The home is beautiful and quaint. The breakfast was delish! would recommend this grand home for a short or long stay

Excellent visit!

5 on November 15, 2016

Service was outstanding ... breakfast was great .... innkeeper was a joy to talk with. Very knowledgeable of the home and the community.

Beautiful historic home close to Earlham

4.8 on October 27, 2016

What a lovely historic home with beautiful historic furnishings. Breakfast was creative and delicious. Jill was happy to adjust breakfast for my daughters who are both gluten sensitive. This was our first stay in a Bed and Breakfast, and we will be back. We were in Richmond for Homecoming at Earlham College, where my youngest daughter is a sophomore and plays on the Women's Soccer Team. We had a very nice stay and especially enjoyed having breakfast with Earlham alumni of varying ages. Last year I stayed at a motel, breakfast included. I didn't meet or talk to anyone else staying there even though there were clearly many Earlham alumni at the motel and at breakfast. It's an additional advantage that the Philip W. Smith Bed & Breakfast is much closer to Earlham than the motel district. We had a great stay. The only negative is that the sign is difficult to see, so we drove around the block multiple times before determining that we were at the right place. Glad we found it! What a great weekend!

Labor Day Getaway

3.6 on September 17, 2016

Owners were knowledgeable of the area and made suggestions to visit. Kris was on his own the night we stayed but did a wonderful job.

Great stay

4.6 on September 07, 2016

We enjoyed the time we had at the Smith BnB. Very nice accommodations. Service was excellent and friendly. Would recommend staying here for a quiet time.

wonderful stay

5 on August 28, 2016

the room was charming and the breakfast was fabulous. We enjoyed meeting the host and talking about Richmond. I highly recommend it! The mansion is so well preserved and decorated. The evening snacks in the upstairs hall were a surprise treat!

Jill and Chris are dedicated and pleasant hosts!

5 on August 25, 2016

I have stayed with the Nelsons twice and they could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. I will definitely be staying with them again on my visits to Richmond.

Earlham Parent

3.8 on August 23, 2016

Very nice rooms, lots of cool antiques. This is a good option when you want to visit Earlham College. The only thing I would want to have changed would be to have more healthy options for breakfast.

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Rooms & Rates

Parry House- Guest Room #2

Located on the second floor, this room is furnished with a king sleigh bed, chaise lounge, private bath with shower, and period lighting.

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

Parry House- Guest Room #3

Located on the second floor, this room was the original master bedroom. Accommodations include a king size canopy bed, queen size pull-out couch, large storage armoire, blanket chest, private bathroom with original clawfoot tub-shower combo, and period lighting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Parry House- Guest Room #4

Located on the second floor, this large room is situated at the rear of the inn. Accommodations include a king four post bed, love seat, period lighting, and private bath with single occupancy air-pool tub with hand held shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Smith House- Guest Room #1

This room is located on the second floor of the Philip Smith B&B. Accommodations include two antique French twin size beds which can be converted into one king size upon request. The room also features a private bath with shower, arm chair and dresser. This room has the option of being rented as a suite with guest room #2.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Smith House- Guest Room #2

Located in the turreted corner of Philip W Smith B &B , this room features a king size poster bed, drop leaf table, armoire and over-sized armchair and ottoman. The private bath has a shower only. This room can be rented as a suite with guest room #1.

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

Smith House- Guest Room #3

Located on the second floor, towards the rear of the Philip W Smith B &B , the room has a large king size sleigh bed, chaise lounge, antique marble top dresser and settee. The large private bathroom has a period clawfoot tub with hand-held shower. This room can also be rented as a suite with guest room #4.

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

Smith House- Guest Room #4

Located at the rear of the Philip W Smith B & B, room #4 was the orignal sun porch. The room features a queen size bed, pie safe and arm chair. The private bath has a large walk-in shower. This room suits one guest most comfortably and can also be rented as a suite with room #3.

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

Smith House- Guest Room #5

The only room on the west side of the Philp W Smith B & B, this large king size room features a love seat, antique wicker desk, large armoire and chest. The adjoining room can be rented with a twin size sleigh bed for a triple occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Campbell House- Guest Room #2

Blue room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Campbell House- Guest Room #1

Large Brown room with whirlpool tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Campbell House- Guest Room #3


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

Smith House- Guest Room #6

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Campbell- Entire 3rd Floor

Entire 3rd Floor Rental including a three bedrooms, one king size, two twins and one queen.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

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Location Type



5 miles

Directions to property:

Take Exit 156A off I-70, go 3 miles west on US 40 (East Main St.) Located at the corner of East Main and South 21st St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk

On-site activities

Antiquing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4 -6 pm
  • Check Out:: 10 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is received 7 calendar days prior to arrival date, cancellation fee will not apply. If cancellation is received less than 7 calendar days prior to arrival, a cancellation fee will be applied at the rate of 1/2 the amount of the stay;Special event weekend cancellations received later than 7 days prior will be charged full amount of stay.
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Kristopher and Jill Nelson

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About the innkeepers

Kris and Jill have been innkeepers for 16 years, and operate three historic inns. Kris has retired from serving his country through military service in the Indiana National Guard. They have three children, Johannah, Teddy and Topher who also enjoy meeting the guests.

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  • Time Served: 8-9am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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