The White Oak Inn

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

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About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

Perfect for our honeymoon.

5 on May 21, 2018

Ian & Yvonne went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed. They create a home-like atmosphere with clean rooms and delicious breakfasts. Ian & Yvonne also were warm and kind, and engaged us in pleasant conversation. I would heartily recommend this bed & breakfast to anyone who wants to “get away” in the country. And we are not a couple of starry-eyed “kids;” instead, two baby boomers who appreciate great accommodations and delicious meals.


Weekend getaway

5 on April 30, 2018

My wife and I spent the best weekend with Ian and Yvonne. They made us feel like family. We are already planning our next visit this summer. The food was amazing! Thanks so much Ian and Yvonne.


WE LOVE THIS PLACE

5 on May 11, 2017

This is undoubtedly our all time favorite bed and breakfast. We have always felt welcome and enjoyed our stay. We have been going there since our 25th wedding anniversary and we are ready to celebrate our 50th (at the White Oak, of course). Ian and Yvonne are the best and we always get dinner because she is a fantastic cook. We've introduced many of our friends to the White Oak and would recommend it to anyone for any occasion.


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!


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Rooms & Rates

Cherry Room

Located on the front of the inn on the second floor, this bright and sunny corner room gives a panoramic view of the inn's gazebo and the river valley across the road. Gentle floral patterns with burgundy accents highlight the queen-size, Amish-built, Mission-style cherry bed. Private bathroom with shower. TV/DVD player with basic channels.br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

Walnut Room

Guests enjoy the serenity of this pretty room during Ohio weekend getaways and vacations at our Berlin area bed and breakfast. Decorated in ivory and rose with Victorian furniture, this is one of the most requested rooms in the inn. It features a bay window with Victorian loveseat, dresser with marble top, and Amish-made king size bed. Located on the second floor of the inn, facing the road, the bay window offers a view of the river valley.br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

Oak Room

Cheerful colors and a high-backed oak headboard make this second-floor room on the front corner of the inn a welcoming retreat. Windows on two walls give a great view of the glorious sunsets across the valley. This room has a queen bed, a private bathroom with shower and a TV/DVD player with basic channels. br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

Maple Room

In the quietest corner of the inn's second floor, this cozy corner room overlooks the shade garden in the backyard. Soft shades of sage and mauve complement the warm tones of the Maple furniture.br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

Ash Room

This second-floor room has a queen and a twin bed, making it perfect for girlfriend getaways, a group of three friends, or for two travel companions who would each like their own bed. The window overlooks the woods behind the inn. For more convenience and privacy, the washstand is located in the room, separate from the shower and toilet area. TV has basic channels and a DVD player. br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

Poplar Room

This corner room on the second floor of the inn is decorated in bold blues. With windows overlooking both the backyard and the wooded hillside beside us, you'll have twice the chance to catch a glimpse of birds, deer and other wildlife. br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

White Oak Room

The perfect setting for romantic getaways, our luxurious ground-floor room is decorated in deep tones of burgundy and navy to complement the original oak woodwork. The large bathroom has a two-person Jacuzzi-style whirlpool tub. A cozy wingback chair and Victorian fainting couch invite you to settle in and enjoy the wood-burning fireplace. Large airy windows give a spectacular view of the back yard and the wooded hill behind the inn.br With its oak high-backed king size bed, this is the most beautiful and romantic room in the inn. This room is for the guests who want to be at the center of the activity in the inn. Those looking for more seclusion are advised to choose a cottage or guesthouse room.br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

Redbud Room

The coziest of the Guest House rooms at our Ohio country inn, the Redbud Room is decorated in tones of burgundy, rose and cream and features a beamed cathedral ceiling. The high-backed oak king-size bed lends warmth and drama to this room.br Spend your day exploring all that Holmes County and Ohio's Amish Country has to offer or just relax here at the bed and breakfast. A cozy wingback chair by the wood-burning fireplace offers a great place to snuggle and read a good book.br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

Dogwood Room

Guests experience truly relaxing Ohio vacations in the Dogwood Room at our Millersburg area bed and breakfast.br The largest room in the Guest House, the Dogwood Room has a wood-burning fireplace and high-backed king-size bed. Soothing shades of brown, taupe and gold complement the oak furniture. The oversized, stuffed easy chair is so comfortable that we have a waiting list of guests who want to adopt it if we ever give it up! Pets are welcome in this room.br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

Willow Room

A charming Franklin Stove-style fireplace casts a welcoming glow over this room in our guesthouse. A beamed cathedral ceiling adds space and light to the room. The Willow Room has a queen size bed, full bathroom with tub and shower,and a TV with DVD player and DirecTV. It is a pet-friendly room. br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

Acorn Cottage

Our romantic cabins were built to give our guests the ultimate getaway experience. They offer luxurious privacy and seclusion. br The living room features comfortable seating, a fireplace and a two-person whirlpool tub under a picture window facing out into the woods. A separate spacious bedroom has a king-size bed appointed with luxurious linens. The fully stocked snack center has a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and bar sink. Each cottage has a full bathroom with shower. A private deck behind the cabin is perfect for sunbathing, relaxing, or enjoying a romantic picnic basket for lunch or dinner.br Acorn Cottage has a ramp for wheelchair access, and a shower with bench and adjustable shower head. For guests who are unable to negotiate the steps into the inn dining room, meals will be delivered to the cottage.br Wi-Fi access is available in the inn.br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

Pine Cone Cottage

Our romantic cabins were built to give our guests the ultimate getaway experience.br Pinecone Cottage features an oversized Jacuzzi-style whirlpool tub for two, a woodburning fireplace in the living room and a separate spacious bedroom with a king-size bed appointed with luxurious linens. The fully stocked snack center has a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and bar sink. Each cottage has a full bathroom with shower. There is a TV/DVD player with DirecTV. Snack centers are stocked with soft drinks, bottled water, microwave popcorn, chips, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Wi-Fi access is available in the inn.br Note: If you have a gift certificate please do not use online booking. Call the inn at 740-599-6107

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

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Location

Location Type

Amish area, Knox County, Kenyon College, Countryside

Airport

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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Policies

  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • 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

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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ian & Yvonne Martin

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , A pet sheep

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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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