The House on Harmar Hill

300 Bellevue St. , Marietta, OH 45750 USA (Show map)


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.

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Innkeepers: Judy and Doug Grize



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

You CAN go home again!

5 on March 30, 2017

From the moment we stepped up to the vast veranda of the 1901 Queen Ann masterpiece greeted by Judy and "Cooper", the most laid back black Lab around, to the moment we walked through the period wrought iron fence by the road when we had to leave, it felt as if we were home again. Its been 20 years since we've stayed at a B&B and we were so lucky to find The House on Harmar Hill. Huge, clean, comfortable and private rooms are on hand as you walk around and are amazed at the houses architecture, natural woodwork and period furniture. Oh, did I mention food? Giant home cooked breakfasts are the norm. Stop in, say hello, stay a night or six! This Inn just proves, you CAN go home again. We will be back.

Historic Charm and Service at House on Harmar Hill

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.

Awesome weekend!

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.

Sweet Dreams

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!!

There will never be another quite like this one!!! :)

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

Like family

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

Awesome Visit

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.

Can't wait to come back!

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!

Castle in the Sky

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.

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Location Type

Small town


Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.) 115 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Piano, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Room amenities

Bath robes, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Turndown Service

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 4 to 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No limited smoking on the verandah
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Over 14 only, or if special arrangements are made in advance
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: credit card number is taken to reserve room
  • Cancellations: Deposits will be refunded, less a $15 processing fee, with 7 days notification.



Judy and Doug Grize

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About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 TO 9:00AM
  • Serving Location: Coffee/tea can be served on the verandah, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

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.