Bailey House Bed and Breakfast

112 North Water Street , Georgetown, 45121-1332 USA (Show map)


The Bailey House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a Greek Revival brick home built in 1830. The three story house features four large pillars in front and a large central hall with winding staircase. The spacious rooms have Federal-style mantels, woodwork and original ash flooring. The Bailey House offers small town friendliness,in an historic area, and a full breakfast to start the day. Museums, art gallery, antique shops, and gardens all within comfortable walking distance. Private tours of Ulysses S. Grant's Boyhood Home available. Hiking and bike trails nearby. In 2007 the stone wall in front of the house was repaired and many artifacts were found that are now on display. The wall was probably built with stone U.S. Grant and his father hauled to the site. Amish community near by for shopping & site seeing. Court house square has a new U.S. Grant statue. The court house square is on the National Register list.



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

Oops With a Smile

4.8 on May 24, 2018

East Cincinnati hotels were full so we ended up in Georgetown needing a room as the sun set. We were accommodated pleasantly in a room reminiscent of a Garmish, Germany stay many years ago. The city electrical grid failed at 5:15 AM so our host adjusted the breakfast menu delightfully and the morning conversation was delightful. I must admit I was not inclined to do B&B stays. This one will certainly change that attitude.

Lovely place!!

5 on April 15, 2018

So open, airy and clean! Nancy and Stan are so accommodating. We had several schedules to keep and they were so flexible. Comfy beds and beautifully decorated.

Loved my stays!

5 on March 23, 2018

This place is amazing! I have stayed here twice now. I am blessed to get the opportunity to stay on a work trip. I have never done a B&B before and this was a great start! You can’t get anything like this place. You seriously feel like you have stepped back in time and treated like a queen! Breakfast is out of this world. You dine like you are royalty, SERIOUSLY! Wonderful couple that own this place. I can’t wait to go back and play wit Bailey the pet dog!

A wonderful stay!

5 on February 28, 2018

We had a wonderful stay! It was very clean and homey! The Purdy's were so hospitable and warm. We loved the historical decor and furniture! But the best of all was their cat Cato! We just loved how he greeted us when we came back. We felt llike we were home! We would recommend it to anyone and especially to families! We didn't get the opportunity to dine in so we will do that the next time!

Delightful weekend stay! Will exceed your expectations!!

5 on January 12, 2018

This is such a fabulous choice for anyone near or visiting the Cincinnati area! The owners are friendly, accommodating; just superb & kind hosts! Can't say enough about the comfortable rooms & fabulous meals! Wish I would have stayed longer for time enough to tour the "Grant House". I will definitely go back!

Like visiting Home

4.8 on August 22, 2017

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Bailey House. Mrs. Purdy was a wonderful host. The rooms were very nice and it felt more like coming home than spending a night in a hotel. The breakfast each morning was great and Mrs. Purdy made sure you didn't leave hungry. If we are back in the area we would definitely stay at the Bailey house.

Hometown Visit

5 on July 27, 2017

We came from Oregon to Georgetown for a family gathering. My husband grew up in Georgetown. The Bailey House was recommended by family members who have stayed there before. We were told it was a wonderful place to stay. We were not disappointed. The delicious, hearty, nutritious breakfasts were beyond expectations. Not only were the accomidations exceptional but Nancy and Stan were so delightful to visit with. Their knowledge of local history and their passion for the story telling were enthralling. Such a homey Bailey and kitties..... We felt so welcomed and at home. We highly recommend The Bailey House and will stay there next time we return to Georgetown.

Like Coming Home

5 on April 24, 2017

The Bailey House is in a quiet neighborhood just a stones throw from the Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home and a short stroll from downtown. It is a convenient jumping off point for excursions to Cincinnati area attractions. The proprietors, Nancy and Stan, make you feel like you just came home for a visit with family. They are friendly and helpful and of course very knowledgeable regarding local history and attractions. The room was clean, well kept and furnished with antiques. The grounds were well kept and inviting. Breakfasts were wonderful home cooked fare. For history enthusiasts like me, the Purdy's keep a stocked library with a special focus on Georgetown's Native Son U.S. Grant. Come for the history and hospitality it's well worth the trip!


5 on March 06, 2017

My daughter and I just returned from our weekend at Bailey House. Nancy & Stan were very hospitable and friendly. My daughter enjoyed playing with their animals. We THOROUGHLY enjoyed the history of Georgetown and private tours that Nancy gave us!!

Home Stay

5 on February 08, 2017

A great historical stay! friendly service and a quite getaway with a home town feel.

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Rooms & Rates

The canopy room

1850 full size bed with canopy with T.V. and WIFI. antique wing back chairs and chests

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

The queen room

Very large room with antique queen size bed. Two desks comfortable wing back chair. T.V. and WIFI. Adjoining room with full size antique bed connected with bath for children or other family with surprise staircase leading to kitchen.

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

Yellow room

Walnut full size bed, wardrobe, marble top wash stand, and comfortable wing back chair. Private stair way to kitchen!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

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Location Type

Dayton, OH, Lexington, KY, Columbus OH, , Rural, Small town


Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From the Intersection of State Rt. 32 and US Rt. 68, go South on US 68, 12 miles, to Georgetown, OH. Turn right at the first business district exit onto Mt. Orab Pike. At second traffic light turn left. Go two blocks east to Water Street and turn right. Bailey House is in the second block on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Historical interests, Nature area, Gerogetown historic district, Late 1700's log cabin, 1850 county court house, U.S. Grant boyhood home, U.S. Grant schoolhouse, Brown County fair (September), Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer , Afternoon herbal tea, pre-breakfast coffee, tea served in rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, U.S. Grant Boyhood home tours, 15 Acre historic district, 1780 log cabin, Wildlife artist John Ruthven , 1850 County Court house, Antique shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis racket rental

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 12 Noon
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes not in guest rooms
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash



Nancy Purdy

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Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Nancy is a retired teacher. Her hobbies are herbs and making herbal wreaths, decorations and herbal bath products. She has great interest in and knowledge of the US Grant boyhood home and gives tours.Husband, Stan is Ohio State football enthusiast & US Grant authority.

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  • Time Served: at your convenience
  • Serving Location: Dining room, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Apple French Toast
Casserole of French Toast, topped with apples, brown sugar & cinnamon.