Hyde House Bed & Breakfast

138 Fort Street , Nelsonville, OH 45764 USA (Show map)


So conveniently located! One block from the Historic Square Arts District, upscale dining and Stuarts Opera House. Three blocks to Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Rocky Outdoor Gear, and new bike trail. Near Hocking College, all Hocking Hills State Parks, Athens and Ohio University, Wayne National Forest, Lake Hope, 'haunted' Moonville Tunnel, unusual shopping and so much more! Four rooms, wi-fi, full breakfast.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Four years and still going STRONG...

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.

Exceptional birthday surprise!

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.

My new home away from home!

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!

Weekend Getaway

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.

What a great way to experience the Hocking Hills

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.

Warm and charming with a personal touch

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.

We enjoyed our two nights stay at the Primrose B&B

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.

A great stay in a grand home!

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!!

Wonderfully Cozy and great stay

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

Hyde House Experience

5 on January 02, 2014

The home was beautifully maintained and Sue gave us a tour and a history lesson on the house and the area. We even got a tour of her other house across the street that was still being renovated. It was an excellent experience that we will repeat.

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Location Type

Small town


Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.) 70 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Library, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Antique furnishings, Big front porch for sitting, Ice machine available, Secluded garden, Afternoon cookies and tea, Unusual spiral staircase

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Internet Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 4-8 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Steep stairs, parental supervision required at all times
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Must be kept in a kennel/cage while in the house.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Generally two nights
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Generally one night, if booked by phone. If reservation is booked online, the system will require the entire amount by credit card.
  • Cancellations: Generally one week for a refund. Valid emergencies are understood.



Sue Maxwell

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About the innkeepers

I love History, Historic Preservation, bluegrass and classical music, museums, theatre, arts and crafts (especially quilting), hiking in the woods, and shopping for antiques for my historic lodgings.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

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