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
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Bailey House is an Outstanding Experience

5 on August 29, 2018

The house is large, historic and well maintained. While Georgetown is certainly not a thriving tourist spot it is quaint, quiet and charming. This is a great place to just escape from the busy world. The proprietor is very friendly and the price can’t be beat. Stay at the Bailey House - you’ll love it.

Beautiful historic house

5 on July 22, 2018

I grew up in this town, but now live 800+ miles away. Still have family there and love to visit 2 or 3 times a year. We always stay at Bailey House and thoroughly enjoy our time there. Nancy and Stan are such gracious hosts, we love the delicious breakfasts and visiting with them (and their pets, too). Bailey the dog is always "in charge" of the pet friendly house, and the cats Cato and JR help also. Love staying there - seems like family - great hometown atmosphere.

Friendly, Comfortable, and Homey

4.6 on July 13, 2018

The last four days at the Bailey House have been wonderful! First, though, if you are using Google maps to find the place, put in the name, ‘Bailey House Bed and Breakfast’ NOT the actual address. While using GPS with the address takes you on a lovely drive through the countryside and along a sweet, gurgling creek, the end destination is about 6-7 miles from the house on a lonely, single track road with not a building in sight. That said, there are many great things about this bnb. The hosts are kind, knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. The breakfasts were delicious, varied, and traditional American. Be sure to tell Nancy if there is anything you don’t care for or especially like. She will accommodate. The room was large, airy, air conditioned when needed and had lots of windows that I could open at night for fresh air and the occasional refreshing breeze. The bed was comfortable and everything was clean and well kept. The grounds are park like and shady. The Grant house is just down the street and the house and whole area is a history mecca. I have been on the road for a while so it was a special treat to ‘visit’ with the family pets who were comforting, friendly, and generally well-behaved. I will definitely stay here again.

Bailey House Stay

5 on June 30, 2018

We spent three days and two nights in Georgetown, Ohio, at the Bailey House B and B. Nancy and Stan Purdy were excellent hosts and very knowledgeable about the house (built in the 1820s!), the town (where U.S. Grant grew up) and the area (full of Underground Railway sites). The accommodations were comfortable and spacious, the breakfasts were excellent, and we particularly liked Bailey, the house Pomeranian! We would certainly recommend this B and B to other travelers.

Bailey House stay

5 on June 28, 2018

Lovely home and friendly innkeepers. Had a great stay.

Transport yourself into your vacation

4.2 on June 21, 2018

My Dad lives in Georgetown and put my sister and I up here during our visit and it was such an inviting wonderful educational experience! Nancy, the hostess and Bailey the adorable Pomeranian greeted us with a tour of the mansion. The rooms are spacious and fitted with antique and original furniture! I felt like I exited a time machine except there was plenty of air conditioning electricity and hot water. My sister and I shared the room to the right with the bathroom attached, I loved all of the windows and the trees shaded this part of the house even after the afternoon sun came to that side. Every morning eating breakfast with Nancy and her husband was my favorite part. It was a nice change of pace to be served in a formal way, starting with fruit before the main course. We would drink coffee and chat for a while before starting the day and it was such a nice way to begin the morning. I actually felt like I was truly on vacation from life. I cannot wait to stay here again during my next visit.

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!

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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

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  • 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.