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.
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.
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!
4.0 on January 16, 2017
Innkeeper was very knowledgeable of President Grant. We had great conversations.
5 on January 16, 2017
Food was great. Mr&Mrs Purdy are wonderful. Enjoyed the history of the home and town.
5 on January 16, 2017
This place was amazing. If you want to go somewhere to learn so much about the history of this area, this is the place to go. The owner was absolutely a doll and full of information about her house and the area surrounding it. Every item in the house was a conversation piece and a story about her family. You could see how excited she was to tell every story about each item. It is located on a quiet, beautiful and peaceful street, A must see is Grant's home, right across the street. Full of history with a great informative tour. Beautiful - will go again!
5 on January 04, 2017
We had a wonder three night stay at the Bailey House. The house is charming and Nancy and Stan are gracious hosts. Breakfast was homemade and they even opened their kitchen for us to make dinner.
5 on February 12, 2016
Lovely home with gracious hostess. Breakfast was delicious. Nancy gave us a private tour of the Grate home! We had a wonderful time!
5 on February 08, 2016
My husband and I have specific dietary needs and Nancy takes good care to accommodate them. She and Stan made us feel like family and the Bailey House is a fantastic piece of history to enjoy!
5 on February 04, 2016
The Bailey House is an experience. Nancy Purdy brings the local history alive in her home and in the local area. Not only is breakfast delicious but she'll serve a BLT if that's your request. I've stayed there many times and all I can say is, my family should be so gracious and friendly and hospitable and clean. Don't forget to ask about the Grant home and schoolhouse!
5 on February 04, 2016
The innkeepers made us feel like we were family and look forward to visiting there again soon...
1850 full size bed with canopy with T.V. and WIFI. antique wing back chairs and chests
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.
Walnut full size bed, wardrobe, marble top wash stand, and comfortable wing back chair. Private stair way to kitchen!
Dayton, OH, Lexington, KY, Columbus OH, , Rural, Small town
Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.) 45 miles
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.
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
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer , Afternoon herbal tea, pre-breakfast coffee, tea served in rooms
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station
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
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.