Big Oak B&B

2501 Campbell St , Sandusky, OH 44870-5310 USA (Show map)


A 1879 Victorian farmhouse with 14 rooms furnished with antiques & family heirlooms, four rooms are guest rooms. Enjoy the sunken family great room with fireplace, games and books. Also patio, terrace, horseshoe pit, fire pit, and several small gardens, including a herb garden. Playground for children. Hiking trail. The hosts will happily provide you with tips for your visit to Cedar Point and local museums, cruises to Lake Erie Islands, golfing, swimming, dining, shopping and entertainment.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8


4.2 on July 02, 2016

The family that operates the b&b is very nice. The house was a bit cluttered and not their fault, but it was 95 outside and they did not have A/C. The food in the morning was simple, but very good. So, if is not 95 outside, I would stay there again, but if it is hot, than I would find somewhere else to stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review. We do indeed have full house air condition, however, due to the size of the house the B&B bedrooms remain warm . We do have window air conditioning in all but one room, due to size of windows cannot find one to fit. Do have ceiling fan , box fan and a cooling system, which I negliected to remember because of the turmoil we were going thru. I do start the other rooms AC in that area that does help cool the area., but again had my mind in the turmoil. Thank you for understanding the clutter, things happen.

- Jeanne Ryab (innkeeper)

A great stay!

5 on May 20, 2016

A wonderful two nights! Bed was comfy, breakfast was delicious and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

My Review

5 on February 05, 2016

I loved it! Very welcoming and caring people. Loved the Silhouette room!

Home Away From Home

5 on February 05, 2016

We absolutely loved staying at the Big Oak. It truly felt like we were staying with family. The love and hospitality from Jeanne and Jim was wonderful!

Quaint and comfortable with gracious hosts

4.0 on August 21, 2015

Jim and Jeanne are very friendly hosts. Their rooms have everything you will need for a comfortable stay and the breakfast is delicious.

Great stay

4.0 on August 13, 2015

Great stay! The owners were so friendly. They stayed up late to welcome us in since we weren't able arrive till almost 10pm. She made us a wonderful breakfast, and was very accommodating with our two young boys. It was like staying at grandmas house! :)


5 on June 08, 2015

My husband and I stayed for bike week 2015. We enjoyed our stay, Jim and Jeanne made us feel welcome, they are completely adorable! Breakfast was FABULOUS! I wanted her recipes! They are wonderful people and we want to stay again to spend more time with them, they are unique and talented. You don't find people like this anymore, they are gracious hosts, down to earth, easygoing, and fun to be around. They are very knowledgable about the surrounding area. It was nice to learn the history of their home and about them. We look forward to seeing them again! It was our first bed and breakfast experience and it was like being home with family instead of a stuffy hotel room. Our only regret was not staying longer. Sincerely, Joshua and Jackie Zickefoose Steubenville Ohio

warm and welcoming

5 on May 28, 2015

Our stay at Big Oak was Lovely. Very warm and inviting, it felt like we were staying with family. Breakfast was yummy and filling. Bed was comfortable. Jim, Jeanne and their Grandson were warm and welcoming. Looking forward to our next visit.

Great place to stay

4.8 on April 22, 2015

We had a great stay at this B&B we would definitely stay here again.

Love this place!

5 on April 21, 2015

The Big Oak B&B was definitely an amazing find! It was affordable, charming, homey, and the service was fantastic! The room and bathroom were very clean, the owners were friendly and kind and the house itself was beautiful.... I would definitely come back!!

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Rooms & Rates


The Godey room features an antique brass bed, and antique dresser Godey prints, and a pink and blue color scheme. Also, two comfortable chairs and a television This room may take a third guest on a layaway bed. It is $10 for the additional person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double


The Silhouette Room is a large comfortable room with a king size bed and is decorated in jade and peach with many old silhouette pictures, color TV, balcony, and private bath. This room can accommodate one extra person on a roll away bed. There is a $10.00 charge.

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

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Location Type

Countryside, Suburban


Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Rt 80 - OH Turnpike West - Exit 7 North to Strub Rd - West to Campbell St - North. Long blue house on left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Edison Birthplace, McBride Arboretum, Huron Playhouse, Programs at Sandusky Pavilion, Music at Sandusky Gazebo, Beautiful downtown parks, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer , Several small gardens, patio, terrace., playground, hiking trails

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, TV

On-site activities

Canoeing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes

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  • Check In:: 1:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited with prior approval and arrangements. Call for information
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment in advance.
  • Cancellations: One week notice is required for cancellations. A service charge will apply.
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James & Jeanne Ryan

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Travel, antiques, gardening, crafts.

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  • Time Served: 8:30to 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Dutch Babies
Egg puff served with strawberries.


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