1861 Inn

300 N. Riverside Drive , Batavia, OH 45103 USA (Show map)

About

Looking for a relaxing weekend getaway? Maybe a mini-vacation? The 1861 Inn is your retreat. The 1861 Inn provides the leisure and business traveler with a unique alternative to the traditional hotel experience. Situated on seven and a half acres in the Village of Batavia, the Inn offers a comfortable base to explore the many attractions that the metropolitan Cincinnati area offers. Two well-appointed and spacious guestrooms and a poolside guest cottage enhance the intimacy of your stay at the historic Penn Estate, which was completed just prior to the Civil War. All rooms offer private baths and countless amenities and the inn’s many common areas – from porches to pool to library – will guarantee a memorable B&B stay.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Christmas Holiday

5 on January 03, 2018

While visiting family, my daughters and I stayed at this lovely inn. It was a delight. The home was picture perfect and our hosts could not have been more accommodating! We all would stay here again and again!!


The Best Bed & Breakfast in Clermont County

5 on December 13, 2017

The 1861 Inn is simply "The Best Bed & Breakfast in Clermont County". Carole and This was our second visit to the 1861 Inn and we will be back. Tom are the perfect hosts and go out of their way to please. The house itself is a mansion built in 1861 and never "restored"! Why no restoration? . . . Because all previous owners have kept the house repaired and modernized up to the present day. The history of the house is remarkable and Carole and Tom keep the house in grand style and scrupulously clean. Staying at the 1861 Inn is like stepping back into history, with all the modern conveniences of the 21st century. Plus, the breakfast is to die for!


Overnight getaway

5 on November 30, 2017

My husband and I stayed for one night in the Riverview room and thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay. Carole and Tom were very welcoming, everything was beautifully kept and Carole"s cooking is to die for! Tom was very knowledgeable of the history of the home and explained it all to us over breakfast. Their dog Marley was the sweetest natured dog and loved being paid attention to. We plan on staying again soon. Jonathan & Christina Raby


Perfect getaway for city couple

5 on November 13, 2017

Everything was so simple from the online registration to the check in and on through with our visit. Very interesting house, great hosts, and the location made it easy to get to raraurants and movie theater. Food was great and the large claw foot rub was just what the doctor ordered. Can't wait to go back.


Beautiful, Delightful, Delicious, and Welcoming Stay

5 on October 23, 2017

Our friends Tom and Julie Wood brought us to the 1861 Inn where we met Tom and Carol the proprietors of the 1861 Inn, and Marley the English Springer Spaniel. We were welcomed warmly, toured the Inn, had delightful conversations, ate yummy food, and were amazed at the beauty of the antiques/photos/ceramics. We stayed in the pool cottage and the bed was 'just right' for a very good nights sleep. Coffee and Tea service was brought to our room the next morning which was unexpected. The breakfast Carol made for us allowed us to eat a breakfast that was Gluten-Free and free of other foods that my husband could not eat. Everyone enjoyed the food immensely. And after breakfast Tom regaled us with the history of the Inn and the surrounding area. We will come again and stay longer. Kym and Fred Gordon Portland, Oregon


Great Bed and Breakfast for anniversary get away!!

5 on October 09, 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2-night stay at the 1861 Inn. The claw-foot soaking tub in the Riverview room made for very relaxing evenings. The steam shower was a wonderful continuation of our Swedish massage by a great Masseuse that Carole recommended. Carole served two very delicious breakfasts! We look forward to visiting again in the future.


We love this place!

5 on September 26, 2017

This was our third visit to 1861 Inn and it was as delightful as we remembered. The Innkeepers attention to detail and thoughtfulness is so refreshing.


lovely stay

5 on September 25, 2017

I was in Batavia for an event that did not allow me to spend much time at the Inn. However, I loved my little cottage and the hosts were wonderful. The Creme Brulee Peach was just heavenly.


Country Charm close to the Big City

5 on September 19, 2017

To celebrate our anniversary, we looked for a place that would feel homey yet romantic. The 1861 Inn exactly fit our expectations. We stayed in the household smokehouse that has been recreated as a cozy English cottage. Adjacent to the pool and hot tub, it felt well suited to any special occasion. Carol and Tom, our hosts, welcomed us with a glass of wine and snacks. If we had it to do over again, and I hope we do, we would enjoy one of Carol's gourmet dinners. Breakfast assured us that we would be well fed for the day's adventures. Not only is the food tasty, bit also her presentation rivals an expensive restaurant. Learning the house's story gave insight into its place in local history and its owners. Give The 1861 Inn a try a taste of Ohio hospitality at its best.


Heaven in Ohio

5 on September 15, 2017

The proprietors are the type of people with whom you want to do business. My wife and young baby were in town for a wedding and stayed in the guest house just off the pool. It was lovely and I support this business.


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Rooms & Rates

Jenny's Retreat

This Parisian inspired room honors Jenny Penn, lifelong resident of the Penn estate. Originally her bedroom, this corner room looks out over the area that was once her beloved rose garden. Today, guests at the Inn enjoy a private screened in porch that provides a spectacular view of the swimming pool with easy access to the deck via a private spiral staircase. Cherry queen sleigh bed, heart of pine floors, high ceilings and a charming European bathroom guarantee an enjoyable stay. Visit www.1861inn.com for complete details.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Guest Cottage

When the 1861 Inn was known as the Penn Estate, this small brick building was the smokehouse for the Penn family. Today, this poolside guest cottage provides the perfect setting for a relaxing and romantic getaway. Features charming cottage style decor, a queen size bed, working fireplace, shower and an adjoining sitting room with exposed brick - just steps from the main house and heated pool and spa. Visit www.1861inn.com for complete details. NOTE: POOL AND HOT TUB ARE OPEN DURING SEASON - MID-MAY TO MID-SEPTEMBER

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Riverview

A favorite accommodation for those celebrating a special occasion or just looking for that special ambience. Decorated in relaxing shades of ivory and rust and soothing hues of green, with a splendid claw foot-soaking tub facing the fireplace. Snuggle under a warm comforter in the queen size bed overlooking a cozy fire. An adjoining private bath with steam shower completes this comfortable, spacious suite. Visit www.1861inn.com for complete details..

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Metro Cincinnati

Airport

Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.) 32 miles

Directions to property:

I-275 to OH-32 East [Exit 63-B]. Exit OH-132-222 Owensville. Left on North Riverside. Left at 300 North Riverside.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lindner Tennis Center, Nascar Raceway, Horse Trails, Golfing, Creation Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Swimming pool/hot tub, Newspaper delivery, Boat and horse trailer parking, Apacious porches

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A one night deposit is required to confirm all reservations.
  • Cancellations: A 14 day cancellation prior to stay is subject to a $20.00 handling fee. Cancellations with notice of 7-days or less will result in a 50% charge of the room rate. Same day cancellations or a no-show reservation will be charged 100% of the rate. Rescheduling is considered a cancellation.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Carole & Tom Cottrill

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Cooking,reading, walking, bridge, tennis and historic preservation.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Poolside during season, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

An ample array of fresh baked scones and cakes.


Recipes

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