We have been voted "the best porch view in Ohio" and are listed in the top 35 B&Bs and Country Inns in the Great Lakes States by "The Unofficial Guide to B&Bs etc...,Mary Mihaly, Hungry Minds Press. We are situated on a ridge high on Harmar Hill;the house enjoys a panoramic view of the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers and the city of Marietta. The woodwork throughout the house, from the first floor hall to the third floor ballroom reflects the finest in master craftsmanship. The intricately carved mantels, dentil molding, tower archway, and acorn finials on the grand staircase are of a bygone era. There are four well-appointed bedrooms and 3 full baths. The house is furnished with Antiques and interesting pieces collected from several corners of the world. The garden area blooms from early April to late October, giving guests colorful views from their rooms.
5 on August 24, 2016
We really enjoyed the exquisite charm of this German-built Victorian house, especially the beautiful decor of our spacious room and the incredible view of Marietta on the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. Our hostess gave us great tips on where to eat that night. On the next morning we woke to the perfume of fresh coffee and tea placed on a table outside our door, and then enjoyed a delicious and hearty home-cooked breakfast. Klaus + Virginia
5 on May 30, 2016
This was our first time at a B&B and we could not have had a nicer experience. The home is beautiful and gives you the feeling you have gone back in time. The spacious front porch looks out over a wonderful view of Marietta. Judy was a gracious host and we were treated to a delicious breakfast and great conversation about the history of the home. We will be coming back and recommending it everyone we know.
5 on October 09, 2014
My husband and I met two other couples here for a weekend get-together. Doug and Judy are wonderful to talk to and the story of the house is so interesting. The food could not be beat and the price was better than a hotel. The only addition I would have liked, was a table accessible to play games on.
5 on November 23, 2013
My visit to Marietta, OH, was made extra special by my heart-warming stay at this B&B. What a wonderful experience I plan to enjoy many more times in the years to come. Judy makes the most delicious breakfasts you will ever eat and Doug is always handy for stories and helpful information about this historical area. The rooms are beautiful and soooo comfortable. I slept very well every night and especially enjoyed a nice soak in the clawfoot tub - ahhhhh! The home is breathtaking as is the view. This is by far the most comfortable B&B I have had the pleasure to enjoy. I can't wait to plan my next stay. Judy and Doug are the best hosts!!
5 on September 22, 2013
My husband and I were first timers to the whole bed and breakfast thing before staying here on Harmer Hill. I must say that we were quite spoiled right off the bat! The house was absolutely charming and Judy and Doug were so down to earth it seemed like we were old friends :) Judy made a fantastic breakfast and Doug provided the entertainment with stories from the past. We are so glad to have visited here and will always return if we are in the neck of the woods! Thanks again to such a wonderful couple :) Jon and Leanne
5 on July 17, 2013
We have stayed here several times, and each time it feels like coming home to family. Doug and Judy are the best!! It feels like Heaven every time we stay. It is so peaceful. Judy makes a breakfast you will never forget. Outstanding does not describe how wonderful they or the B&B really are. Gene and Becky
5 on July 11, 2013
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The House on Harmer Hill. The house and rooms are beautiful, clean, and roomy. Breakfast was fantastic, as is the view from the spacious porch. The hosts, Judy and Doug, were awesome and made us feel welcome in their home. We will definitely return.
5 on July 02, 2013
I've stayed her twice and have sent friends over. Judy and Doug have a most beautiful home full of exquisite artifacts from their world travels. Their friendliness and warmth make you feel like you are old friends, and the breakfast is 5 star plus!
5 on May 05, 2013
What a wonderful gracious place Judy and Doug the hosts have. They go out of their way to provide a awesome place to get away from it all. Only was able to stay one night, but plan on going back for at least a two night stay The Boathouse is a wonderful place to eat. Great safe atmosphere if you are traveling along. The sumpticious breakfast is a feast. I finished my scones and pineapple on the road for my lunch. Like a retreat back to the early 20th century.
5 on November 13, 2012
We felt like we were treated as family! Doug and Judy are the greatest! They treated us to an evening getaway and a wonderful breakfast. Since it was Veterans day, they offered us a free night and refused to take our money. I would recommend this place to anybody. Its like stepping back into the early 20th century and Doug is knowledgeable about every aspect..
Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.) 115 miles
From I-77 take Exit One. At Pike Street, follow signs showing Route 7 south, turn right onto 3rd St., then left onto Washington St., cross bridge over Muskingum River, following Rte. 7 south, then turn right onto Maple St. House is at top of hill on left side where Maple, Bellevue, and High Sts. meet. Using any routes heading east, turn onto Rte. 7 north. Turn left onto Maple. House at top of hill where Bellevue, Maple, and High Sts. meet.
Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blennerhassett Island, Lee Middleton dolls, Fenton Glass Factory, Sternwheeler rides, River lock system, Indian burial mounds, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Fax Machine, Piano, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bath robes, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Turndown Service
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Lee Middleton Doll Factory, Antiquing, Fenton Art Glass, Underground Railroad Tour, Museums, Marietta College, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Judy and Doug Grize
We enjoy antiquing, reading, meeting new people, traveling, history, spending time with family, and Doug enjoys fishing. After spending 23 plus years as an Air Force family, we chose to settle in Marietta because of the people friendly community that we found here.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Baked French Toast
Thick slices of French bread baked in a rich caramel sauce, with just a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Served with a dollop of whipped cream.