Kirkwood Inn

4027 S US 42 , Lebanon, OH 45036 USA (Show map)


Nestled between Mason and Lebanon on U.S. Route 42, Kirkwood Inn offers a charming alternative to bed and breakfasts. Guests discover the privacy of personal accommodation when staying in this fully renovated, classic 1970s-style roadside motel that has been transformed into a quaint country inn. Tastefully decorated rooms featuring Williamsburg-style décor pay tribute to the colonial history of the on-site historic home, which served as a hitching post for stage coach travelers throughout the 1800s. This award-winning property is known for the complimentary full, hot breakfast buffet served in the neighboring Historic Kirkwood House (c. 1799), an unforgettable location for weddings and events. Offering a variety attraction packages, this family-owned and operated property provides a unique retreat for Warren County travelers.




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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Convenient and Beautiful

4.6 on August 18, 2013

We stayed here to attend the Western and Southern tennis tournament because the Kirkwood Inn is ideally located for that purpose. We loved the beautiful setting and the breakfasts served in the historic house. There were other tennis fans to talk to every morning. The Houston Inn restaurant is across the road, so you don't need to drive somewhere to eat at night.

Our family mini vaction

4.6 on June 21, 2013

Our family recently took a mini vacation to Kings Island. We live just 3 hrs away but did not wish to have that drive home after a long day at the park. We researched the package deals and decided to stay at the Kirkwood Inn. How pleased we were upon arrival to be able to pick up our tickets and register early (we chose to wait to get our rooms since they kindly offered to place us on a ground floor due to my arthritis) Not only that we were seeking a quiet spot to rest and explore. The grounds were well maintained and inviting. The rooms were clean, much cleaner than some of the more modern upscale hotels I have stayed in. The hospitality of the staff was excellent. We felt like we were visiting old friends,not meeting with cold impersonal hotel staff. The breakfast was an ample spread. I am gluten allergic and had no difficulty in finding a selection of foods I could eat (I brought my own food just in case. The ladies in the open kitchen were more than accommodating when I needed to heat an item.) They stopped what they were doing and kindly took care of my needs. My 4 yr old grand daughter declared at breakfast "We gotta come back here again!" and her little sister said "YUP!"Our family is planning a return trip next year.(with a request to make it 2 days so we could explore more of the surrounding areas) And the grands are all ready counting down.Thank you for making our mini vacation memorable,


5 on January 25, 2013

We love everything about the Kirkwood Inn! The staff is friendly, the breakfast buffet is wonderful, love walking in the gardens and the rooms are CLEAN !

Our Stay

4.6 on November 28, 2012

We were very pleased with our stay at Kirkwood Inn because of the friendliness of the staff, Cleanliness of the room and facility plus the brunch was very nice. We were referred to you by our friends and we would stay again.

Cozy little place off the beaten track...

3.6 on November 27, 2012

The Kirkwood Inn is a nice place. Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Quaint little breakfast setting. Decent food. Good price for what you get. Yes, the rooms do need some updating. Yes, it is a little misleading that you do not actually stay at the historic home, but in a small motel next to the home. Overall, I would visit again. We stayed the night before Thanksgiving and it was quiet and not crowded at all. Just what we were looking for. During breakfast I requested a recipe of one of the dishes they were serving. The ladies there were more than willing to share it with me. Four stars overall.

Stayed for Miami U Family Weekend

3.6 on November 14, 2012

Rooms were clean and comfortable. They are in a motel-style 2-story building. The original historic home is used only for the breakfast. The food was very good, and the staff was friendly. Would stay again.

Nice but.........

4.6 on November 13, 2012

I will start off by stating the overall stay satisfaction rate is 4 stars. The room was very clean and had plenty of room for a family of four. The room was quiet too, the Inn was full and we did not hear our neighbors. The breakfast that was served was incredible, great selection of freshly cooked food served with a smile, very nice!!!!! The staff was kind and friendly. My one and only complaint was the bed!!!! If you like a firm mattress then you have found the perfect place to stay, unfortunately my family and I are NOT into sleeping on a firm mattress so that killed the 5 star rating from us.


5 on November 05, 2012

Our stay was excellent. It was off season, so the area was very quiet. The breakfast and lady who prepared it very friendly. Would stay at this Inn again.


5 on October 28, 2012

the staff were exceptional; directing us to the establishment across the street for dinner; excellent choice & dinner was wonderful. Breakfast at the Kirkwood was exceptional! If we're in the area in the future, we will we sure to come back for another stay at the Kirkwood!

Great Bed And Breakfast

4.0 on October 23, 2012

This was our third time that we stayed at the Kirkwood Inn. It is a great place for a family to stay. It is located close to Lebanon and Waynesville. This makes it a great location for antiquing. The rooms are very clean and the breakfasts are exceptional.

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Rooms & Rates

Double Queen

Spacious double rooms feature two queen beds, a private bathroom, and cherry desk or small table with two chairs. All rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, duvet comforters, flat screen TVs, coffee makers, herbal bath amenities and more. Double rooms are perfect for families, friends and other small groups.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $69 - $219

Single Queen

Single rooms feature one queen bed, a private bathroom, and a small activity table OR arm chair. All rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, duvet comforters, flat screen TVs, coffee makers, herbal bath amenities and more. Single rooms are perfect for couples, single travelers or guests traveling on business.

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

Nightly Rate: $69 - $219

Jacuzzi Suite

Enjoy a luxurious night's rest in a spacious room featuring one king bed, a relaxing Jacuzzi tub (corner OR rectangular), and a charming electric fireplace. Perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway or celebrating a special occasion.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $219

Jacuzzi Suite

Enjoy a luxurious night's rest in a spacious room featuring one king bed, a relaxing Jacuzzi tub (corner OR rectangular), and a charming electric fireplace. Perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway or celebrating a special occasion.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $219

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Location Type

Championship Caliber Golf, Professional Sporting Events, Water Park, Dinner Theatre, Amusement Park, Antiquing, Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Small town

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Kings Island, Great American Ballpark, Valley Vineyards, The Golden Lamb, La Comedia Dinner Theater, Cincinnati Premium Outlets, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Parking, Pool, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Gazebo Rentals, Herbal Bath Amenities, Perennial Gardens and Nature Trail, Outdoor Pool, Dining and Entertainment Packages, Patio Areas with Fountains

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Camp Kern Ozone Zipline, Morgan's Outdoor Adventures, Little Miami Scenic Trail, Mason Sports Park, Lindner Family Tennis Center, Lindner Family Tennis Center, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking only in designated areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No pets
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations held with credit card
  • Cancellations: Requires 48 hour notice
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Sandra Eves and Debbie

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About the innkeepers

History and Gardening

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  • Time Served: 6:30 a.m to 10 a.m
  • Serving Location: Historic Kirkwood House (on site)

Signature Dish

Homemade Poppyseed Bread with Peach Butter

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