Bailey House Bed and Breakfast

112 North Water Street , Georgetown, 45121-1332 USA (Show map)
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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
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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!

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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.

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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!

Great Stay

4.0 on January 16, 2017

Innkeeper was very knowledgeable of President Grant. We had great conversations.

Very Cozy and Comfortable

5 on January 16, 2017

Food was great. Mr&Mrs Purdy are wonderful. Enjoyed the history of the home and town.

Very nice informative weekend

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!

The Bailey House will exceed your expectations!

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.

Great Getaway!

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!

So relaxed it feels like home

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!

Deliciously delightful experience

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!

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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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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.