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

Quaint Victorian

3.8 on February 05, 2018

I had an overnight while my son was exploring Earlham campus as a potential student. The home is full of wonderful antiques and details. I wish I could have stayed a few more days just to sit in the garden or read in the living room. My room was a bit drafty But they provided an effective space heater. I did some work on my computer and found few outlets to charge my devices. Old house, old technology. The bathroom was clean, the water was hot, the bed was comfortable, the breakfast was delicious.

Our home in Indiana

4.2 on November 02, 2017

We love staying with Kris and Jill when we're in Richmond visiting our son in college. It's a gorgeous and lovingly restored house full of beautiful antiques. It's quiet and peaceful and comfortable. We've already booked our room for May.

McCormicks' stay at the Philip W. B&B

4.8 on November 02, 2017

We loved our stay at this quaint B&B.Our host, Jill, was very hospitable. The breakfast that Jill served was very elegant and delicious. May I add, that we loved being just a walk away from downtown Richmond. loved

Lovely Victorian home!

5 on September 06, 2017

Innkeeper was passionate about historic preservation and the area where the inn is located. The home was warm and inviting. All our needs were met. We were quite comfortable.

Lovely home

4.2 on August 24, 2017

This B&B is in a small city with traffic, but once you're inside, everything changes & you're in another era!

Guest room #2

4.6 on August 17, 2017

Classic corner room with a king size bed, very comfortable.

Wonderful Experience

5 on July 23, 2017

The house is gorgeous and the service outstanding. The breakfast and dessert were fantastic. Would go again and recommend to anyone!

Relaxing and Wonderful Stay

5 on July 22, 2017

We stayed in the Philip Smith House. Kris and Jill are wonderful engaging people who help make the stay enjoyable. Great stimulating conversations and wonderful pride in the city. They keep the rooms clean and are pretty good cooks.


5 on July 22, 2017

My friends and I went there for a girls getaway weekend. The place was perfect for us. The owner was friendly, rooms spacious and breakfasts were amazing. Highly recommended!

WIsh we could have stayed longer....

5 on July 18, 2017

Jill, the owner and hostess was awesome. Made us feel welcomed and like family vs. guests! Room was just like picture! (Room 1). Breakfast was outstanding - Jill's an awesome cook! Met other guests at breakfast and had delightful conversations. Wish we could have stayed longer!

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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
  • 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 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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