Philip W. Smith Bed & Breakfast

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

Wonderful stay!

5 on August 27, 2018

Staff is very friendly and loves to talk over coffee.

Lovely home, brunch, and company

5 on August 22, 2018

We had a brief stay at the B&B en route through Richmond and found it really charming and comfortable. Our night on the "porch" was quiet and peaceful. Comfy bed, nice large bathroom, and Jill's yummy brunch in the morning. Highly recommend!


5 on August 21, 2018

What an amazing home and host! The owners worked with me to accommodate an early check in, and the breakfast was delicious.

Surprise, but Pleasant Stay

3.2 on August 20, 2018

We had reserved a room at the Campbell House, a sister house owned by the same family that owns the PW Smith House. Upon arriving at the Campbell House we soon discovered that there was no one there to greet us. After knocking on all of the doors and receiving no answer, we phoned the 800 number where we were told that we had been moved to the PW Smith House. After recovering from that surprise, we had to find the PW Smith House. It was only 2 or 3 houses down from the Campbell House. Once we adjusted to the surprise move, we found the PW Smith House to be very pleasant. Our hostess, Jill, was friendly and helpful, our room was clean and attractively decorated and our breakfast was delicious. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but would have preferred to be notified prior to arriving at the Campbell House that our house/room had been changed.

Great room with amazing breakfast

5 on August 16, 2018

Friendly staff that love to visit with guests over coffee.

Great stopover on a long journey!

4.8 on August 06, 2018

The Philip W. Smith was a welcome and comfortable break in a long 700 mile trip. Chris, the innkeeper, was a gracious and pleasant host and he fully accommodated our traveling needs. The inn was definitely a wise choice!

Historic glamour near antique alley

5 on August 04, 2018

Our host attended to every detail. The house is gorgeous and so was our very comfortable room. This B&B is located on the National Road and close to lots of antique shops, beautiful Tiffany windows, historic restaurants, a candle company and breweries/wineries. We will be coming back!

Eastern Indiana’s best B & B; No Orher is close.

4.8 on June 30, 2018

Historical Home with modern conveniences. Hosts are genuinely careing of their guests and attentive to their needs.

Just a lovely Place

5 on April 24, 2018

I try to stay here every time I am in town...which is once a year. The beds are comfortable and breakfast is wonderful.

Cambell Inn

3.8 on March 01, 2018

We stayed at the Campbell Inn guest room #1 - we stayed for a weekend getaway - overall experience was good. Very nice hosts and good breakfast. My only issue was the sheer volume of traffic that passes by the house all night long. I was not aware of how busy the road is that this house sits on. We were not use to hearing vehicles every 15 sec driving by - needless to say we bought ear plugs for the second night.

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Rooms & Rates

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Campbell House- Guest Room #1

Large Brown room with whirlpool tub

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

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 2 Twin

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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 30 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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