This beautiful National Register Italianate Victorian house (formerly known as The Mead House) was built in 1882 and became the home of Dr. Jerry Morris Hyde and the Hyde Family descendants for almost 90 years. Originally built by Dr. I. P. Primrose for his daughter Sarah and her new husband, it was sold to Dr. Hyde in 1890. The two doctors were friends, neighbors and also partners in several Nelsonville real estate ventures. When the last Hyde descendent passed away in 1977, the house became a succession of homes, rentals and student housing, until it was rescued and beautifully restored as a Bed & Breakfast by Michael and Sheila Mark in 2006. In 2009 long-time Bed & Breakfast entrepreneur and history lover Sue Maxwell became owner. Sue carried own the B&B tradition until 2016. Sue owns the Primrose Bed & Breakfast across the street. Carrying on Sue's tradition we hope you enjoy being able to “Sleep with History” at the Hyde House in Nelsonville! The Hyde House estate has a large wrap around front porch with plenty of sitting, lots of space for relaxing. The estate has a lovely dining area, sitting room, parlor room and four well appointed bedrooms & 4 1/2 bathrooms. Each guest will have a comfortable colorful room with private bath. Two bedrooms have a tiger claw soaking tubs. Only 1 block from Nelsonville Square and closely situated to Wayne National Forest and 18 minutes from Lake Hope State Park in Zaleski State Forest with miles of trails for hiking
1.4 on September 13, 2017
The hosts told my husband who made the reservations to bring our own soap. He did not tell me this or we would not have made reservations. There is a sign in the bathroom saying guests may use one towel per stay and for longer stays guests can wash their own towel. Almost no toilet paper so I took a roll from the public restroom. Seriously! The hosts did not arrive until 750a. Earlier I had fixed my own Keurig coffee and checked the fridge for creamer. There was none. Only past date milk. Another guest bought her own creamer and offered it to me. She said she had not seen her hosts all week even though there was supposed to be a continental breakfast and so she ate out every morning. Friday the host delivered donuts and muffins from the grocery store. The same baked goods were there the next day. For the price I expected to soap to wash my hands, an extra towel to dry my face, in date milk for my coffee and fresh bakery. Go anywhere else. GLR
4.6 on May 29, 2016
Each year my hometown of Nelsonville has a reunion for the classes who have graduated previously. For the past several years I have had the privilege of staying at the Hyde House and being served those delicious homemade breakfasts made by the hostess Sue Maxwell. Sue gives you the most welcoming feeling and a great place to stay while on your visit to Southeastern Ohio. Lots of historical information is provided by Sue and she can give some ideas(if needed) as to places to visit while in the area. And for dinner may I suggest the "Rhapsody" for your dining enjoyment. Although Nelsonville is a quaint little town you will enjoy the enormous adventures that await you. Give Sue Maxwell a call and tell her Nancy sent you. And NO, there is no money paid for my endorsement.
5 on February 11, 2016
Hyde House is one Bed and Breakfast you don't want to miss. We dined at Rhapsody and then walked the one block to Hyde House where we were greeted by Sue who had a nice warm cup of tea waiting for us. The B&B is very well kept and exceptionally decorated. Sue provided us with the house history and tales of wonderful critters. The soaking tub is a must and on a cold winter evening it was to perfect way to relax. The bed was most comfortable as we were in the Dogwood Room which was toasty warm. We woke up to the aroma of pumpkin chocolate chip muffins baking and coffee brewing. We enjoyed both while Sue prepared an extremely tasty ham and cheese omelet which was served with fresh watermelon and orange juice. Thank you Sue for making my Hubby's birthday surprise extra special. He said it was the best birthday gift ever. We are looking forward to our next visit.
5 on August 16, 2015
I had planned a trip from South Carolina to the Athens, Ohio area in order to visit a friend who recently moved there and was looking for my "new home away from home". And I surely did find just that with Sue Maxwell and her beautiful Hyde House in Nelsonville!!! I loved absolutely everything about my stay there, from the comfortable Tulip Tree Room, to the magnificent staircase, to the delicious breakfasts, to Sue's genuine and warm hospitality! I will most definitely be staying here again!
4.6 on February 11, 2015
The house is beautiful and well presented with a perfect location in relation to downtown Nelsonville. We chose Nelsonville as a quick getaway from Columbus for a weekend and lucked out with nice weather. It was great to explore the town on foot and we enjoyed shopping at the antique stores and spending time at the local coffee shop. The experience at Hyde House was excellent and Sue was a very welcoming host.
4.8 on August 06, 2014
We stayed here for our 10th anniversary, and loved it. The house was charming, and Sue was a fantastic host. She had great suggestions for how to enjoy the area, made wonderful breakfasts, and made sure we were comfortable. Our room was spacious and clean. At first we weren't sure if we'd enjoy staying outside of the parks, but it was really nice being so close to the historic square in Nelsonville. There's a great restaurant (Rhapsody), a nice coffee shop, a couple sandwich shops, a pub, a gallery, several shops and a train(!). Nice to be able to walk to this. If we go back to the region, we'll certainly stay here or at one of Sue's other properties.
4.4 on July 10, 2014
We stayed here somewhat at random because we were traveling through the area and the town met our "we expect to be here at the end of the day" qualification. Wish we had more time to stay and explore, as it looks like a rather fun-in-the-outdoors type of place. The accommodations were very nice, and it's so refreshing to have a personal touch and learn about where you're at that we would definitely stay here again if we decided to make a proper visit to the Hocking Hills.
3.2 on May 05, 2014
Our room was small but adequate. Very quiet. We were impressed with the lady that owns and cares for property. Value: In comparison to other B&B it really is a great value. Cleanliness: The room was clean. Dining: Both mornings we had lots of fresh fruit and great muffins as well as a hot casserole.
4.8 on April 08, 2014
We had a wonderful stay in the Dogwood Room while visiting the area for the MOGA (Geocaching event) this spring. Our room was lovely and very spacious; the bed was super comfy with a really nice large bathroom; and the ambiance throughout the house was great! Breakfast was filling and tasty, served in a friendly atmosphere. The free WIFI was a nice bonus. The "parlor" is filled with beautiful books and magazines to read in a relaxing atmosphere. The price is very reasonable. Sue is a wonderful hostess; her passion and pride for her historic home and the lovely little town of Nelsonville is evident in everything she does. We would DEFINITELY stay here again, and will recommend it to others!!
5 on March 16, 2014
Wonderful accommodations and Sue was a great hostess. We will be sure to stay again when visiting the area. Thank you! Highly recommend
Countryside, Rural, Small town
Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.) 70 miles
We're easy to find from other major attractions and cities. Just follow St. Rt.33 east from Logan and the Hocking Hills Parks just past the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway station in Nelsonville. Turn left at the light at Rocky Outdoor Gear and cross the Historic Square; go one block on Fort Street to the large brick Victorian on the next corner. From Athens and Ohio University, follow St. Rt. 33 west about 12 miles to the light at Rocky and the Train Station and turn right. Cross the Square and go one block to 138 Fort Street.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hocking Hills, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery
CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Radio, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Antique furnishings, Big front porch for sitting, Ice machine available, Secluded garden, Afternoon cookies and tea, Unusual spiral staircase
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, walk to Scenic Railway, Near Hocking Hills State Parks, One block to art galleries & 'Final Friday' events, Near Ohio University and Hocking College, Near 19-mile bicycle trail and Moonville Rail Trai, Walk to upscale and casual dining venues, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Bernie and Jennifer Roell
We both love owning and operating a cabin rental and bed and breakfast business. We spent many years in the area and met while in college.Our homes are clean, comfortable and cozy. We offer all amenities and will continue to upgrade all properties on an ongoing basis. We are certain when you stay at our cabins, lodges or bed and breakfast, you won't want to leave. We are not satisfied unless you leave with memories of a lifetime.