Herb Garden School of Cooking and B&B

3699 State Route 46 South , Jefferson, OH 44047 USA (Show map)


Guests can feel free to roam around the gardens, porches and bricked arbor area. There is an herb garden surrounding the kitchen to greet you. Be mesmerized by a windmill at the pond, or take a nap in a hammock under the pines. Located far enough away to enjoy the sounds of nature, yet within a half hour of numberous wineries and covered bridges. Take a step back in time at the Jefferson Depot Village just six miles away. This 1848 farmhouse has undergone many renovations and continues to show its charm. The house has been in the family for almost 100 years. Hosts, Chris and Paul Martello enjoy sharing interesting stories about the house.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great Getaway!!

4.8 on October 10, 2016

Our stay at the B&B was delightful, the owners are very friendly and made us feel welcome right away. We were greeted in the driveway and offered coffee and a snack. We had a lovely 2nd floor room and our own private sitting area, it was very comfortable. I would recommend a visit here to everyone. The food was extremely good and there was plenty of it. There was also plenty of beverages and a special chocolate treat for us in the room. :) I look forward to going back again to spend a little more time. The owners are definitely friendly and make it so that you want to come back again. Thanks Chris and Paul for your warm hospitality!!

Wonderful place!

5 on July 24, 2016

My family and I needed to find a place to stay while we attended a family wedding nearby. Paul and Chris run a lovely bed and breakfast that far exceeded our expectations. The location is convenient to local points of interest. The place was spotless and beautifully decorated. The beds were so comfortable that I got a great nights sleep. Chris served a healthy and very tasty breakfast both days i was there. The outside porches and patios offer beautiful views of the yard and gardens. We could not have been more pleased and will definitely be coming back again.

Innkeeper Response
Carol, Thank you so much for your review. It was our pleasure to be your host. It is guests like you that makes it all worthwhile to operate a bed and breakfast! Look forward to seeing on your next visit. Chris

Relaxing and Zen

5 on December 30, 2015

We spent three nights and were incredibly refreshed and relaxed. The room was beautiful and comfortable and the sheets smelled amazing. Breakfast was wonderfully tasty and filling. The hosts are lovely people who are totally in the right business!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you kindly for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to host your visit. I hope your work while you were here has helped you to meet your goals. Look forward to seeing you again. Chris

Halloween Birthday Getaway

5 on November 07, 2015

This was our first stay at a B&B and it exceeded our expectations! Upon arrival we were welcomed with hot tea, cheese and crackers. We chatted with Chris about the historical background of the home and received a tour of the property. The surrounding area includes a pond, a barn (with turkeys, bunnies, and chickens), and plenty nature to enjoy. The fall foliage made it especially scenic. Chris was very accommodating to dietary needs. Dinner and breakfast were delicious and included fresh herbs from her garden. The conversations with Chris, Paul, and the other guests were pleasant. The spacious bedroom fit all three of us (Chris and Paul set up a very comfortable air mattress to accommodate our group of three). The entire home was tastefully decorated-historical charm with modern convenience. Chris and Paul made our stay memorable and we will certainly return!

Innkeeper Response
We were so honored to be your first B&B hosts. It is guests like you that restore our faith in the human race. Looking forward to your next visit! Chris

Wonderful weekend!

5 on October 05, 2015

What a wonderful place to stay! Christine and Paul are excellent hosts. Very friendly and suggested things to do and places to visit, which I took advantage of. Very clean and spacious. Delicious meals! Beautiful property - relaxing and homey! Definitely hope to go back again sometime and take advantage of the biking in the area.

Great Girls Weekend Getaway

5 on September 06, 2015

Couldn't say more about Chris and Paul's hospitality. What a wonderful couple. Very warm and inviting. The food was superb. The house and surrounding area has so much history. Felt welcome and at home. Would definitely - highly recommend a stay at this bed and breakfast. Hope to go back and visit again.

Charm galore!!

5 on July 15, 2015

What an absolute delight! Chris and Paul went above and beyond to make our stay so memorable! Drove us to the Greenway Bike Trail - picked us up, had a map all prepared for us showing us the route for the Covered Bridge Tour! The property is delightful - so full of whimsy, character, and warmth! We were welcomed and made to feel so comfortable. Late night chat with Chris and Paul on their beautiful wrap around porch, which overlooks this grand property! Would definitely stay here again! Kathleen Satullo, Avon Lake, OH


5 on July 06, 2015

This was our first stay at a B&B and it couldn't have been more perfect. My husband and I felt so welcomed by Chris & Paul. The property's charm is only outshined by Chris' culinary prowess. The food was exquisite and obviously made with love. We would definitely recommend the Herb Garden to anyone looking for a more perfect weekend away.

Best B&B Experience Ever!

5 on July 04, 2015

Chris and Paul made us feel very welcome. Delicious breakfasts were served every day! Chris went way beyond the "call of duty" and when asked, prepared a dinner meal (for a very reasonable fee), so that our family and relatives in the area could get together one evening. The food was exceptional!!! If you enjoy watching birds, you will not be disappointed, there are many birds that visit this B&B. We also had fun touring the area, visiting shops, covered bridges and nearby beaches. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Don't miss this gem of a B&B. We highly recommend it.

Beautiful family farm B&B

4.6 on May 28, 2015

While visiting family and friends in Ashtabula County, I was looking for a comfortable room at a good price. Herb Garden B&B proved an excellent choice. Chris and Paul Martello are warm and inviting hosts; I felt like family after sharing breakfast at their table. I stayed in the Vinyard Room, which was spacious and comfortable. Chris is an excellent cook, and she was more than accommodating when I told her about food allergies and preferences. Chris specializes in the personal touch: a snack when you arrive, a pitcher of iced water with lemon each evening in your room, fresh cut flowers in the bedroom and at the breakfast table. Herb Garden B&B offers a warm, family setting that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys meeting new people or who wishes to experience genuine Midwestern hospitality. Perfect for the solo traveler. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.)

Directions to property:

From Cleveland: Take I90 East to exit 223 (Rt. 45) Austinburg, OH/Go south short distance to Rt. 307 (east) to Rt. 46 (Jefferson, OH)/Travel south six miles south of the village of Jefferson, our sign is on your right. From Warren, OH: Take Rt. 11 North, exit Rt. 6, go west to Rt. 46, travel 3 miles north, our sign is on your left (about 30 miles total)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Greenway Trail, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Internet Service, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Sight-seeing

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Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: If you must cancel a reservation we require 7 days notice to your scheduled day of arrival. If rebooked, there is no charge. If we are unable to rebook you will be charged 50% of total room charge.



Christine and Paul Martello

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About the innkeepers

Gardening, Cycling, Cooking

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special diet accomodations

  • Time Served: to meet guest needs
  • Serving Location: Herb Garden, Arbor or Porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian