Gambier House Bed and Breakfast

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


Celebrating its 25th anniversary as Gambier's longest continuously running bed and breakfast, The Gambier House is ideally located just across the street from Kenyon College. With 5 bedrooms and an attached suite, the House has been lovingly restored and decorated. It features a formal parlor, family room, public 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
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Oct 6-7 2017

4.8 on October 22, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The proprietor was friendly and the accommodations were wonderful.

Central Ohio Gem

5 on October 12, 2017

The Gambier House remains a central Ohio nugget. From the well-appointed rooms to the scrumptious breakfasts, it is well worth a visit. Sporting any number of "back in time" touches, the Gambier House provides both a stimulating yet relaxed atmosphere. The innkeeper is engaging and overlooks nothing. A truly superior experience!

Superb Gambier House stay

5 on October 06, 2017

The Gambier House and hostess were perfect for making our visit to Kenyon a wonderful experience. The room was excellent and the delicious breakfasts were a treat. Betsy had information on Gambier, Kenyon and sites to explore in the surrounding area. We had a great time and hope to visit again.

Mid-Ohio Gem

5 on September 05, 2017

The Gambier House is everything you'd want in a B & B - and more. From tastefully antique-decorated rooms to scrumptious breakfasts prepared by the innkeeper herself, the Gambier House offers an extraordinary experience. An added bonus: the innkeeper is a delightful conversationalist! Don't miss it when in central Ohio. It's well worth the trip.

Gambier house review

5 on August 27, 2017

Great place and lovely host J and W Hayes

Wonderful B&B

5 on August 26, 2017

The Gambier House is my go-to place to stay in Knox County. The rooms are charming, the beds comfortable, and the breakfasts outstanding.

Perfect place to stay while visiting Kenyon

5 on August 23, 2017

Room was charming, breakfast was delicious and you can't beat the location.

A Perfect Stay

5 on August 22, 2017

We absolutely loved our stay here! I do believe my daughter will be back to visit her new friend, Pogo, Breakfast Supervisor. :) We stayed in Carriage House, and I truly can't think of anything one would ever need beyond what is provided. Great air conditioning, plenty of space, a very nice shower, and a cute little kitchen with everything provided. We didn't use the kitchen because we took advantage of the wonderful breakfast on Move-In morning and ended up enjoying some delicious corn pancakes as well as great conversation with fellow guests. I guess what I am saying is, "We'd move in, if we could!"

A night at Gambier House

4.6 on August 07, 2017

Host was wonderful -- very friendly, welcoming, helpful, upbeat. Very relaxed, homey space in a lovely spot.

Alumni back on campus for a summer wedding

3.8 on July 10, 2017

My partner and I both attended Kenyon and returned for a summer wedding of two alums. I had always been curious about the Gambier House but had never been inside during my time as a Kenyon student. The Gambier House is cute, cozy, and welcoming. We did not get to spend much time in the cottage, as we were busy with wedding festivities, but I would have loved to curl up on the couch downstairs with a book for a quiet afternoon. Betsy was very flexible and provided us with clear, simple instructions for our after-hours check in. We awoke to the smell of bacon and homemade cinnamon Belgian waffles and thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast chat with Betsy, who caught us up on all of the latest village news. Our room (Drawer Room) was clean and comfortable (plus, it has a huge bathroom). We will definitely stay here when we next visit Kenyon.

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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: A deposit equivalent to the first night's stay, including tax, is required.
  • Cancellations: All single night room reservations are subject to a 7-day cancellation policy. All multi-room or multi-night reservations have a 14-day cancellation policy. If a reservation is cancelled more than 7 or 14 nights prior to arrival, a refund will be issued for the amount of the deposit less a $25 processing fee. If a reservation is cancelled within the 7 or 14-day policy period, the deposit is forfeit and the guest will be charged for any remaining amount that we cannot re-sell or book to another guest. All cancellations MUST be confirmed by phone or email by the innkeeper.



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.