The White Oak Inn

29683 Walhonding Road , Danville, OH 43014 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Escape to the middle of nowhere and enjoy a delightful haven from the stress of day-to day life. The original inn building is a turn-of-the-century farmhouse in a quiet wooded country setting. A guest house features three fireplace rooms and our two log-cabin style cottages offer the ultimate luxury retreat. Our gazebo is perfect for elopements, vow renewals and wedding ceremonies. Each room is unique, furnished with your comfort in mind. We serve hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners. In-room massages are available. Join us for an evening of fun at one of our special events such as a murder mystery. The inn is close to the Kokosing Gap Trail, Roscoe Village, Kenyon College and Longaberger Baskets. Nearby activities for guests to enjoy include winery tours, canoeing, golf, horseback riding, and touring Ohio's Amish area. Romantic dinner baskets for two are available by advance reservation. Two guesthouse rooms are pet friendly.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Romantic Weekend Getaway

5 on June 08, 2014

My boyfriend and I just stayed at The White Oak Inn on June 6-8th. It was absolutely wonderful! We stayed in Cabin B. It was clean, comfortable and very quaint and beautiful! We had chocolates and roses by the Jacuzzi tub, and rose petals scattered on the bed. They are very happy to answer any questions about the surrounding areas and if you need anything they are right there to help you! We had dinner one of the nights of our stay and it was wonderful! Everything is made from scratch, and delicious! Breakfast was just as delightful! The butterscotch pecan muffins were to die for! Thank you so much for our wonderful weekend!!!

Our Stay at the White Oak Inn

5 on October 27, 2013

We went back again to the White Oak Inn and as usual everything was superb! They are so gracious and the food is the best ever. We took our friends which have never been to a B & B before and they were a little nervous, but Yvonne and Ian made them feel so welcomed. They are already talking about going again. We will definitely be going back. If you haven't been yet please do and you will know why I think it is the best ever.

Perfect wedding and honeymoon!

5 on March 29, 2012

We had our wedding/honeymoon (elopement) at the White Oak Inn on March 17, 2012. It was perfect!!! The cabin was so cozy and private. The food was freshly prepared and delicious. Our wedding took place in the gazebo beside the Inn and the ceremony was beautiful, as was the weather. We had a cute little reception with delicious home-made wedding cake and sparkling cider in the Inn right after the ceremony. Our wedding pictures turned out wonderful. The innkeepers took care of everything and made us feel so welcome and special. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend! Looking forward to visiting again soon!

Our Peaceful Getaway

4.8 on September 13, 2011

We just got home from "The White Oak Inn" and I can't stop talking to our friends about the wonderful time we had. We were greeted by Ian, which was very friendly and helpful during our stay. Later on we met Yvonne also very nice , but can she cook. Oh my!! the meals we had were just awesome!!! It was definitely a 5 star Bed"n Breakfast. All I can say you will not be disappointed at this Inn. You will feel like you have landed in paradise. We will go back again. We have not stayed at one that was we feel like compares to the White Oak Inn.

Best Ever Bed & Breakfast

5 on June 02, 2011

We discovered the White Oak when we were celebrating our 25th anniversary. We loved it and have been back many times. We have attended the Murder Mystery weekends and the Christmas Carol play. The Murder Mystery weekends were fun and entertaining. The food is wonderful--Yvonne is a gormet cook. Ian and Yvonne are great hosts--warm and comfortable to be with. We feel like we are visiting friends when we stay there. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Can't think of a thing to complain about!!! This is our favorite bed and breakfast and we have stayed in many of them all over the country.

Wonderful even with child

5 on April 12, 2011

Spotless accomodations, delicious breakfasts and lovely setting made our trip wonderful even in the gray dark winter. Our 7 year old loved the house dog and cat. Ian gave her crackers to feed the sheep which she has talked about ever since! It's a great get-a-way.

What a WONDERFUL Place!

4.4 on February 06, 2011

We just spent a fabulous weekend at the White Oak Inn as part of their "Murder Mystery Weekend". So much fun! The breakfasts were delicious (french toast bananas foster, anyone?) and Saturday night's dinner was absolutely perfect. We also loved the "Chocolate Friday" evening buffet - a great way to start the weekend. Yvonne and Ian are perfect hosts; their staff is friendly and helpful, and the Inn itself is charming. We highly recommend this Inn to those who wish to experience a special weekend. Can't wait to go back!

We return and return again.

5 on November 28, 2010

The service is superb and the genuine personalities of the innkeepers are an added plus. If you need to rest and refuel this is the place to come. We have never been disappointed with our rooms our service or dining. We have enjoyed Murder Mystery weekends, & New Years was just grand too. Being veteran B & B enjoyer, since 1984, We know the goodones in the Midwest and White Oak Inn is one of the very best.


5 on November 13, 2010

While I was deployed, my husband and I traded emails on "the perfect vacation" to pass the days. He put together a baseball trip to Cincinnati that was great fun, but I looked for the perfect bed and breakfast. I found the White Oak Inn and decided it was The One. Yvonne and Ian were incredibly helpful from the first time I contacted them through checkout- I really felt that we were treasured guests. The Acorn Cottage was the perfect getaway to shut out the world and just enjoy being with my husband after so many months of separation- the little kitchenette was perfect for us to pack a few snacks and drinks, the bathroom was plenty toasty (I HATE cold feet in the morning!), the bedroom was very homey, and the living room was perfectly stocked with great touches! As for the food? Lovely! We had the dinner basket the first night, and it was just what I had hoped for. I remember the DELICIOUS muffins at breakfast the next day, and everything was just wonderful. It's been a couple years- I've been remiss with this review- so I don't remember details well, just the lingering memory of tasty and filling food with great company. If you're considering some time away from hustle and bustle, this is the perfect place to slip away to!

Great honeymoon experience!

4.2 on October 14, 2010

As a surprise honeymoon vacation my then fiance, now husband, planned a two night getaway at The White Oak Inn. We had a wonderful experience! Our room was in the upstairs of the main house, it was very quaint, clean, and quiet. The main living room was cozy and inviting and was a perfect spot to enjoy our morning coffee and meet some of the other guests. All the meals we had there were delicious, full of variety, and we never left the table feeling like we needed more. We will definitely come again!! Thank you Ian and Yvonne. :)

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Rooms & Rates


This cozy corner room overlooks the back yard of the inn. It features a queen-size antique bed with high headboard. The bathroom features double sinks and a shower. Also available are a TV/DVD player, individual air conditioner, and free Wifi.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $170

Cherry Room

The Cherry room is a cheerful, corner room decorated in hues of dark red with a lovely view of the side yard and gazebo. It features an Amish-built Cherry headboard on a queen size bed. The room has a TV/DVD player, telephone jack, individual air conditioner, and access to WiFi.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $170

White Oak Room

Our most luxurious inn room, decorated in tones of burgundy and gold. This room features a wood burning fireplace, two-person whirlpool tub and king bed. Three large windows overlook the back yard and woods. It also has a TV/DVD player with DirecTV, an individual air conditioner, and free WiFi access.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $205

Dogwood Room

There's nothing quite as romantic as snuggling in bed with a fireplace burning and hearing raindrops patter on the tin roof. The Dogwood Room is the largest of our guesthouse rooms. It features a woodburning fireplace, king bed and full bathroom. This is one of our pet-friendly rooms. The room also has a TV/DVD player with DirecTV and a telephone jack. WiFi access is available in the inn.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200


The ultimate in luxury and romance. Our log cabin constructed cottages are anything but rustic inside. Each one has a bedroom with king-sized bed and living room with fireplace, whirlpool tub and entertainment center. A queen-sized sleeper sofa offers extra sleeping space if needed. Cottages also have a private deck, snack center and bathroom with shower. We offer special, "we want to be alone" packages with picnic meals delivered to the cottages. TV/DVD players are available with DirecTV. Telephone and WiFi access are available in the inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $255 - $285

Walnut Room

This Victorian style room has a bay window with love seat, high-back Walnut headboard on the king size bed, and private bathroom with shower. It has a TV/DVD player, telephone jack and WiFi access.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

Oak Room

This second floor corner room faces west for wonderful sunset views. Decorated in forest greens and rust, it features a high-backed queen size Oak bed original to the home, and a private bathroom with shower. The room has a TV/DVD player, WiFi access, and telephone jack.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $180

Maple Room

This second-floor cozy corner room on the back of the inn features a queen size high-back headboard, private bathroom with shower, and an individual air conditioner. It has WiFi access and a TV/DVD player.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $180

Ash Room

With one queen and one twin bed, this second-floor room is perfect for groups of three guests or two companions who each want their own bed. It has a TV/DVD player, telephone jack and WiFi access. Private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $165 - $195

Redbud Room

For a little more seclusion, our guest house rooms are a short walk from the main inn building. Decorated in tones of dark rose and cream, this cozy room has a beamed cathedral ceiling, woodburning fireplace and king bed. It has a telephone jack and a TV/DVD player with DirecTV. WiFi access is available in the inn common room.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200

Willow Room

Located in the guesthouse, a short walk from the main inn building, this room has an electric Franklin stove style fireplace, queen bed and full private bathroom. It has a telephone jack and a TV/DVD player with DirecTV. This is also a pet-friendly room.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $185

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Location Type

Amish area, Knox County, Kenyon College, Countryside


Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

On Sr 715, off highway 36, 12 miles east of Mount Vernon.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Amish area, Longaberger Homestead, Roscoe Village, Kenyon College, Tree Frog Canopy Tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Tours, University, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Cabin

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Free Local Phone Calls, DVD players in rooms, Concierge, Gazebo, Pet friendly rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching

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  • Check In:: 18:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets in Willow and Dogwood rooms only. Fee applies.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

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Ian & Yvonne Martin

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , A pet sheep

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  • Time Served: 8.30 or 9.30
  • Serving Location: In-room breakfast available for a fee, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Picnic Dinner Basket, Diabetic, Gluten-free

Signature Dish

Pork Medallions with Apple Cider Demi-Glace
We make this dish with lean centre cut Ohio Pork. Lightly dusted with an herb and mustard paste, medallions are lightly grilled, then gently simmered in a demi-glace sauce, flavored with apple cider and herbes provencale. Our favorite accompaniment to this dish is Potatoes Supreme - creamy garlicky mashed potatoes, baked to give a golden crust.


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