My wife and I just finished an excellent stay (4 nights) at Don & Andrew's Orchard House B&B in Granville, OH. We prefer selecting B&B's to stay at for most of our domestic travel, and were suprised to find what seemed like a cool option near my wife's hometown of Newark. We are SO GLAD we booked at the Orchard House!
The rooms (all upstairs) at the farmhouse style home were larger than most we've seen ... we chose the Barbizon, and it was the "just right" sized option of the 3 choices. The bed & bedding were GREAT, big windows throughout, closet space for miles, and the bathroom was plenty large enough (although the standard size shower would be a bit tight if you're traveling with a taller person). As the house is original and quite old, we could hear folks coming in the front doorway at night from our room (above) one night, but each of the rooms are well spaced and separate from each other so there wasn't any room-to-room noise.
The house has original wood flooring throughout, with throw rugs -- and let me tell you -- the eclectic assembly of artwork and floral arrangements had us wandering about for an hour! The common areas really stood out compared with other B&Bs we've seen ... two living rooms with TV/Roku/Wii/etc. and a bar area full of complementary teas, coffees, sodas, water and baked goods. I'm sure Don & Andrew were disappointed to come back each morning to find that I'd devoured pretty much every cookie or cake they came up with! :) It made it hard to stick to a diet, that's for sure!
Andrew was the breakfast captain, and each day was something different ... french toast (my fave), pear Pfannekuchen, breakfast burritos, choc-chip pancakes ... fresh fruit, coffee, juice ... that's what you're looking at for breakfast each day. Very well done, and made to-order when you want it (which is a nice touch). Both of the guys are up for wine and cheese each evening, which we were only able to take advantage of once due to our holiday family schedule, but it was cool hanging with them. FYI - I highly recommend pairing the carrot-cake jam with the brie.
Before the cold rains kicked in, I went out and visited the animals out back ... highlight for me was Bacon the big pig, and Roosevelt the alpaca who had the coolest buck-tooth grin!
All in all, a great stay and we have already booked a stay for the next family holiday trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on 12 beautiful acres of farmland outside the Village of Granville, Orchard House Bed and Breakfast blends timeless farm style with the modern comforts of today. Our gourmet breakfasts are locally sourced and highlight products from central Ohio farms and businesses. Whether you decide to walk the grounds, feeding the animals and collecting chicken eggs, or explore the local downtown, Orchard House is prepared to make your stay as relaxing as possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Orchard House Bed And Breakfast Granville, Ohio