The Timbrook Guesthouse

5811 Olentangy River Road , Columbus, OH 43235 USA (Show map)

About

The Timbrook Guesthouse is special is so many ways. Our one-of-a-kind estate offers 4 acres of luxurious amenities such as: lush gardens, exotic birds, swimming pool, hot tub, beautifully decorated guest rooms and homegrown ingredients for delicious meals. Our Guesthouse is perfect for guests that are visiting the Columbus area for business, family reunions, romantic getaways, conventions, special events, staycations or just visiting family and friends. At The Timbrook, our goal is to ensure that all of our guests feel right at home and enjoy all of the wonderful amenities that our estate has to offer. Come visit our tropical oasis hidden away just minutes from downtown Columbus.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room5.0
  • Service5.0
  • Value5.0
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Tmbrook Guest House

5 on September 04, 2017

We were told about Timbrook by a friend and it turned out to be one of those hidden gems that you want to keep going back to. It is an old historical house (one of my weaknesses) that has been totally renovated into a comfortable home. The beautiful gardens (my wife's weakness) surround the house and give a pleasant stroll to the aviary with a selection of psittacine birds. Comfortable and relaxing. What we enjoy Just one word of caution. Jill does ask that you remove your shoes at the door and does provide house slippers for you. Since we have the same rule in our house we had no issues with this and actually appreciate it as it reduces dirt int eh house.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your sweet review! We hope you'll be back to see us again soon!

- Whitney Thompson (innkeeper)


Welcoming and Lovely!

5 on May 22, 2017

I visited the Timbrook Guesthouse twice previously with my daughter. This was the first visit for my husband and he loved it! He suggested that we stay at the guesthouse a few days for our anniversary. The setting is peaceful with gorgeous gardens, our hosts Jill and Peter were gracious and welcoming, and our breakfast was wonderful. The parfait had delicious cherries, blueberries, and other fresh fruit. The French toast had cinnamon and orange. My husband enjoyed the sausage. There was a choice of different coffees and juice. We stayed in the West Wing which has a nice sitting area and views of the gardens. The house and grounds are incredibly lovely and well maintained. We were attending a ceremony at Ohio State and emailed to see if we could check-in a half hour early. Whitney responded in less than a few hours with “absolutely!” Jill has suggestions of nearby places to dine and visit. It’s a warm, comfortable, beautiful environment!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your sweet review! We hope you'll be back again!

- Whitney Thompson (innkeeper)


What a great experience!

5 on March 23, 2017

Everything from the cleanliness, comfy bed, delicious breakfast and the friendly staff were 5-star. This is definitely a hidden gem that everyone should know about! I'll be sure to find a reason to come back to Columbus to visit and stay at The Timbrook.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review!

- Whitney Thompson (innkeeper)


Amazing but..

4.8 on December 14, 2016

Loved the whole experience, super clean, great food, awesome inn keepers.. Only catch being that they did not accept the bedandbreakfast.com gift certificates. Will visit again regardless.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review!

- Whitney Thompson (innkeeper)


Most beautiful B&B on our trip

5 on November 05, 2016

We had such a good time at The Timbrook Guesthouse! Beautiful location with beautiful surrounding and great hosts! The house itself is beautiful and our room was perfect. Everything was very clean and we liked the fact that all guests had to take their shoes off as soon as stepping in the house. That's like coming home right away :-) We loved the garden although we were staying there in autumn you can imagine how wonderful it must be during summer time with the pool, the parrots & their own hens flying and walking around. Jill and her husband were very friendly and we had some nice chats, got helpful recommendations and an awesome fresh and delicious homemade breakfast in the morning. Everything was perfect and we will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review!

- Whitney Thompson (innkeeper)


Incomparable

5 on October 11, 2016

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review!

- Whitney Thompson (innkeeper)


Extended Family Weekend Bliss

5 on October 11, 2016

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review!

- Whitney Thompson (innkeeper)


CHICAGO TO THE TIMBROOK

5 on September 29, 2016

An overall awesome property !

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review!

- Whitney Thompson (innkeeper)


Extremely clean, decorated to perfection, peaceful; the perfect romantic get-away

4.8 on September 12, 2016

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review!

- Whitney Thompson (innkeeper)


Dream home away from home!

5 on June 19, 2016

My husband and I stayed here a few nights celebrating our anniversary on our way to Niagara falls. We have a clean house but I've never seen one this clean. And the grounds are beautiful, from the flowers to the vegetable gardens. Food was delicious with a personal touch from Jill. The location was good too. Several malls and attractions near by. We will definitely visit again!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review!

- Whitney Thompson (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Blue Bird Suite

The Blue Bird Suite is our beautiful top floor accommodation that gives you plenty of space to make yourself at home. It is furnished with a Stickley style queen sized bed with luxurious bedding. The en-suite in this room includes your regular amenities, a standing shower, and plush towels. In the living area there is a flat screen TV and blu-ray player with Netflix streaming capability to enjoy. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout The Guesthouse.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

East Wing Suite

In the East Wing Suite you wake up to the beautiful sunrise that appears over Antrim Park. This spacious room is furnished with a gorgeous Cherry queen sized bed with luxurious bedding. The en-suite in this room includes your regular amenities, a double sink vanity, standing shower, and soaker tub. In the living area there is a gas fireplace, as well as a flat screen TV and blu-ray player with Netflix streaming capability to enjoy. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout The Guesthouse.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

South Siesta

The South Siesta is nestled on the south side of the house overlooking the beautiful Timbrook elipse pool area. The room is furnished with an antique metal frame queen sized bed with luxurious bedding. Your private bathroom is located across the hall only steps away from your room and it includes your regular amenities with a shower/bathtub combo. The room is equipped with a flat screen TV and blu-ray player with Netflix streaming capability to enjoy. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout The Guesthouse.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

West Wing Suite

The West Wing Suite is a spacious suite located on the west end of the house. It is full of windows overlooking the beautiful gardens the property has to offer. The room is furnished with a Cherry queen sized bedroom set that was handcrafted by the Amish, and it is covered in luxurious bedding. The en-suite in this room includes your regular amenities including a shower/bathtub combo. The living area will you make you feel at home and relaxed while you enjoy the flat screen TV and blu-ray player with Netflix streaming capability. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout The Guesthouse.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

North Nest

The North Nest is a cozy room located on the north side of the house. The room is furnished with a queen sized bed made of solid Oak and covered with luxurious bedding. Your private bathroom is located across the hall only steps away from your room and it includes your regular amenities with a shower/bathtub combo. The room is equipped with a flat screen TV and blu-ray player with Netflix streaming capability to enjoy. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the Guesthouse.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

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Location

Location Type

Urban

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, University, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Pool, Sports equipment rental, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 - 8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Standard Cancellation: Reservations cancelled at least 14 days prior to check-in will be fully refunded. Any reservation cancelled 14 days or less before its starting date will be charged in full, unless The Timbrook Guesthouse is able to resell the room on the guests behalf. No shows will also be charged in full. All cancellations will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee unless the guest rebooks at the time of cancellation. Holiday and Special Event Cancellation: Reservations cancelled at least 30 days prior to check-in will be fully refunded. Any reservation cancelled 30 days or less before its starting date will be charged in full, unless The Timbrook Guesthouse is able to resell the room on the guests behalf. No shows will also be charged in full. Special Events are reservations where the entire Guesthouse is booked. All cancellations will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee unless the guest rebooks at the time of cancellation. Special Event cancellations will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee per room.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jill Dole and Whitney Thompson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs , 7 parrots

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Meals

Breakfast

Homemade

  • Time Served: 7 A.M to 9 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Outside patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free


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