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“Exceptional Food, Quiet and Peaceful Relaxation” 5 of 5 stars
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14940 Mt. Olive Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149-9736   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Rockbridge B&B and Inns
Columbus, OH
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“Exceptional Food, Quiet and Peaceful Relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

This quiet, romantic B&B is a short 50 minute drive from Columbus, but you quickly enter a different world where life goes at a slower pace. Glenlaurel feels like your own private getaway, deep in the woods, where you are pampered and surrounded by understated luxury and elegance. Our recent two-night stay provided a much-needed respite from "regular life," and though expensive, was well worth the money.

Our croft accommodations were spacious, sparkling clean, quiet, comfortable and elegant, with a gas fireplace, a kitchenette, overstuffed sofa,and easy chair, a separate bedroom with queen bed and very comfortable linens, nice bath with a two-person shower, not to mention a private deck and outdoor hot tub. Free Wifi is available. We opted for an in-room hot stone massage which was expertly administered by a polite masseuse in the privacy of our own cottage.

Best of all, however, were our meals. We have dined in many fine restaurants, and the food here is right up there with the best. On Saturday night we were called to dinner by the charming sound of distant Scottish bagpipes. Our multi-course dinner included assorted cheeses, a seared shrimp appetizer, duck confit in baked phylo, fantastic mushroom bisque, frenched lamb chops with potatoes and asparagus, creme brulee with fresh berries, -- all of it superb. . Everything was perfectly prepared, perfectly done, beautifully presented, absolutely delicious, and professionally served in intimate candlelit surroundings, leaving us charmed and delighted. The attention to detail was extraordinary. Chef Erik and his staff sould be proud of what they accomplish here. Remember that you also bring your own wine here, which the staff are happy to uncork and serve at no extra charge, which actually makes the dining experience quite affordable and a very good value considering the excellent quality. Be sure to inquire about the dinner menu in advance and bring your own selection of wine(s) to accompany your food. Breakfasts (which are served until 11 a.m.and included in the room rate) are equally delicious.

Our only suggestions: upgrade the ancient television sets (which they bring to your room on request to play movie DVDS at a nominal extra charge). Why not install unobtrusive flat screens in the bedrooms, and ditch the queen-size beds in favor of kings. Other than that, please don't change a thing! Expensive but worth it!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlenLaurelInn, Owner at Glenlaurel Inn, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
We really appreciate your positive review and are so glad you had an exceptional experience during your stay. We take great pride in the service, as well as the quality of food, that we extend to our guests. We feel privileged to have such a wonderful and talented staff.

We will be upgrading the TVs in the units this year to flat screen TV’s so the next time you visit, we hope you are able to enjoy this new feature. Since your visit, we now have our liquor license and have a fantastic selection of wine, beer and scotch, all of which complement the fine dining experience, as well as the social atmosphere at pub time.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

We stayed at glen laurel for an anniversary in oct 2009 and have been dying to go back ever since. Just loved the grounds, the lodging and the scones. We stayed at the inn at cedar falls the first night and glen laurel the second. Liked glen laurel better, but the food at inn at cedar falls (dinner at least breakfast was pretty even) was far superior. Thought dinner was ok at glen laurel just not spectacular. Can't wait to back for a weekend soon!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlenLaurelInn, Owner at Glenlaurel Inn, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
Thank you very much for your feedback. We value your opinion and strive to always make Glenlaurel a more special experience for all of our guests.Regarding our menu, we have a different style of service and food than the Inn at Cedar Falls and we are very disappointed to hear that you felt our food was less superior. We take great pride in all the selections, preparations and service that we offer and we get many guests who are blown away by our level of service and the European style of food that we serve. We would love it if you gave Glenlaurel another try. We are confident that you won’t be disappointed a second time.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We went for a 7 course dinner on a Saturday. The food was remarkable, and our server was very attentive and professional. He even lit the fire in the lobby for us when we were cold before dinner. This place really is a gem. Hope to stay over night sometime. Grounds are kept pristine.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011 via mobile

A perfect weekend spot, a private and romantic room and perfect service. Food was great and the setting was ideal.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Wonderful rooms. Excellent service. Delicious food. The grounds and trails are beautiful. Enjoyed everything about Glenlaurel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We had a great stay at Glen Laurel for our first anniversary and plan on going back. The cabin was great and the food and amenities were all first class. We enjoyed drinking some scotch with the innkeeper and he recited some Bobby Burns poetry for us. It was a wonderful weekend.

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We enjoyed two nights at the establishment in one of their private cottages for our anniversary. The cottages were beautiful, not overly extravagant but well decorated in a Scottish type of style. We had massages and food served to our cottage for all but one meal during our stay. The cottage has a private hot tub and a living area, bathroom and large comfortable bed. Overall the service was above exceptional, but it was lacking something for the hefty price tag of nearly $1,000.00 for a two nights stay. (The price of 1k includes all cash tips, additional tips on the bill, decent meals for 2 days, a couple’s massage and accommodations.)

Room Tip: It is a very expensive stay for just two nights.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlenLaurelInn, Owner at Glenlaurel Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate and take all guest comments with the utmost consideration. We are pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy one of our cottages, our fine dining & massage services and found all of them to be above exceptional. At Glenlaurel, we strive to create an unforgettable experience for each and every guest. We certainly do not offer the most affordable accommodations, but we believe that our exquisite 6 and 7 course meals, massage therapy, luxurious cottages, crofts & suites and 140 breathtaking acres warrant our prices in order to provide these exceptional types of amenities.
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Additional Information about Glenlaurel Inn

Address: 14940 Mt. Olive Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149-9736
Location: United States > Ohio > Rockbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Rockbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A visit to Glenlaurel is laced with romance; from the moment the Manor House comes into view at the driveway entrance until it fades into the tree line from the rearview mirror at departure...the warm welcome at the front door feels like arriving at the stately home of a distant but approachable relative where the children are all grown or away for the weekend.Welcome into the Legend...the Legend of Glenlaurel. Experience the look of the Scottish countryside and the feel of times gone by at our luxurious Hocking Hills accommodations (rooms, suites, crofts, and cottages) that are perfect for romantics and dreamers. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Glen Laurel Hotel Rockbridge
Country Inn Rockbridge
Rockbridge Country Inn
Glenlaurel Inn Ohio/Rockbridge

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