Gambier House Bed and Breakfast

107 East Wiggin Street PO Box 308, Gambier, OH 43022 USA (Show map)


Ideally located just across the street from Kenyon College, The Gambier House, with 5 bedrooms and an attached suite, has been lovingly restored and decorated. It features a formal parlor, family room, fireplaces, antiques and hidden staircases. Enjoy the tranquility of the weeping cherry courtyard or watch the world go by on a front porch rocker. Ask us about events at Kenyon College or access to the Kokosing Gap bike trail and scenic river, Amish Country and antiquing.

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Innkeepers: E.J. Heer



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Excellent visit all round

4.8 on May 05, 2017

Had a lovely breakfast--perfect place for my son's visit to Kenyon college as an admitted student

Lovely weekend at Gambier House

4.2 on April 27, 2017

We had a very nice weekend with the highlight being the breakfasts. I am not really a breakfast person but these were outstanding!! the house is lovely also.

classic B & B!

5 on April 24, 2017

A stay at the Gambier House is clearly worth a trip to central Ohio. My wife & I have visited several times & have now stayed in every room. All are delightful & chock full of distinctive character. The inkeeper, Betsy Heer, provides delicious & hearty breakfasts, along with engaging conversation. Don't miss the Gambier House!

Very pretty and comfortable B&B

5 on April 24, 2017

I stayed in Master room, liked the decoration and it is very clean. Breakfast is delicious. House location is the best.

A Great Place to Stay When Visiting Kenyon College

5 on April 02, 2017

Visiting my granddaughter, a student at Kenyon, I found that I could stay at Gambier House, right not the campus, for about the same price as a motel several miles away. The house is charming and comfortable, and the hospitable innkeeper invited me to have my granddaughter join me for breakfast.

Home away from home

4.0 on March 24, 2017

This was my second stay at the Gambier House Bed & Breakfast and Betsy was very welcoming. I travel extensively and have high expectations when it comes to lodging. This B&B is becoming my home away from home when I visit our daughter at Kenyon and I will continue to stay there on future visits to Gambier.

Gambier House Aims to Please

4.4 on March 13, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Carriage House of the Gambier House. The breakfasts prepared by Betsy, the owner, were out of this world. We very much enjoyed the freedom of coming and going out the back entrance, but mostly enjoyed talking to Betsy and meeting her wonderful dogs.

Another great stay at the Gambier House

4.8 on February 25, 2017

I have a daughter at Kenyon College and have stayed at the Gambier House on several occasions. I am never disappointed. The house and rooms are cozy and comfortable, the breakfast delicious, and the hospitality is outstanding.

great stay!!!

5 on February 04, 2017

innkeeper was funny and honest, and a great chef! rooms were just great and location unbeatable.

Home for the Holidays

4.6 on December 28, 2016

Our stay was great, we enjoy staying at the Gambier House. The breakfast is great! and the rooms have a lot of charm and character. Access to the Keyon College Athletic Center is a great perk. We love the college town atmosphere. There is no gas station in Gambier so no random people passing through.

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Location Type

Countryside, Rural, Small town


Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Please visit our website for specific directions from Columbus International Airport or points north, south, east or west.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Amish Country, Kokosing Gap bike trail, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos ,

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Fireplace, Radio, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3pm to 10pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No children 12 and older are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: selected times of year a 2-night weekend minimum stay in effect
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $25 non-refundable for single room/single night stay, included in room rate, charged in event of cancellation. First night non-refundable for multi-room/multi-night stay charged upon confirmation of reservation.
  • Cancellations: First night of all multi-night and/or multi-room reservation is non-refundable adn willbe charged when the reservation is made. Remaining nights on such reservations have a 14-day cancellation policy. Single night reservations have a 7-day cancellation policy with a $25 non-refundable deposit included in the room rate.



E.J. Heer

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  • Time Served: usually 8:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Challah French Toast
This delicious house specialty is a bread pudding french toast made with local organic eggs, cream and challah bread. Smothered in local maple syrup and served with gluten-free apple/maple chicken sausages, guests rave about our french toast.