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“Great place to stay if visiting Oberlin College”

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The Buckeye and the Frog
Ranked #2 of 3 Oberlin B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Great place to stay if visiting Oberlin College”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

My daughter and I stayed in the Buckeye Room for 2 nights while visiting Oberlin on Junior Visit Day. The location is fantastic. We were able to walk to the campus and to the Main Street area even in unusually cold and snowy weather. This allowed us to get a much better feel for the town than if we had stayed farther away and had to drive everywhere. The Buckeye Room is small, but it was very clean, nicely decorated and very comfortable. Although it's in a historic building, the bathroom in our room appeared to have been updated very recently which we really appreciated. The breakfasts were delicious and Janet and Dominique were very gracious hosts.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Janet M, Owner at The Buckeye and the Frog, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Thank you, KB. So glad you enjoyed your visit here; we certainly enjoyed having you and your lovely daughter stay with us. Best of luck with the college search.
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband, daughter and I recently came to Oberlin to see our son's Junior Recital. We were so delighted that we booked The Buckeye and the Frog instead of a hotel. it was welcoming, comfortable and very convenient for the same price (or better) than a hotel. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Will definitely be staying there again the next time we come to Oberlin.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Janet M, Owner at The Buckeye and the Frog, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Better late than never, right? Thank you so much for the lovely review, it's much appreciated.
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

My son and I just stayed 2 pleasant nights as he auditioned at Oberlin College. The location is just one block from campus and 2 blocks from Main street/downtown where you find all of the restaurants. Janet and Dominique are genuine hosts allowing you space (as I had one evening watching tv) or engaging in conversation. Breakfast is wonderful and served in a very roomy dining room. Over 2 days we enjoyed eggs, sausage, ham, pancakes and fresh fruit (cereal, yogurt, toast, etc, available as well). We stayed in the Frog room and added a twin bed. The bathroom in the Frog is remodeled and very stylish and comfortable. The temp one night was a record 1 degree outside but we were nice and cozy in our room. The extra "host" is a friendly Australian Shepherd named Sunny. Highly recommend this historic home !

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Janet M, Owner at The Buckeye and the Frog, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
The impromptu concert made your visit super-special for us; your son is very talented. Hope he decides to come here and that we'll get to see you both again. Thank you!
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Visiting my daughter for three nights at the end of January term, I found the accomodations to be ideal. The hosts, Janet and Dominique Michal, were most gracious, thoughtful and helpful. The setting is beautiful and quiet in the best way, so close to the Conservatory, yet in a nice residential neighborhood. The historic home has been beautifully restored to preserve its character, and updated inside to provide all of the comforts that one might wish all bed and breakfasts or hotels could have. (The clean, clean glass shower, for example, in a very new and attactive style--no plastic here!--rather than the standard hotel tub, is just what most of us wish for.) The bed has the best mattress. The breakfasts (freshly baked individual quiches, the best homemade not-too-sweet granola) were the freshest, most healthful and delicious that one could wish for. Having "The New York Times" waiting at breakfast was really welcome, too. The hosts, Janet and Dominique, are easy to reach when you need them and fun to chat with. I'm timid around dogs, but Sonny's gentle welcome always made me glad to come in. Dominique kindly backed my car out of the driveway after a new snow.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Janet M, Owner at The Buckeye and the Frog, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you so much! It was truly a pleasure to host you here.
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

I just spent a night at The Buckeye and the Frog, on a visit to Oberlin for business. Janet is warm and welcoming, and very easy going. The home is a beautiful old Victorian, the room was comfortable (radiant heat on bathroom floor..mmmm on a winter morning), and spotless. Eggs from their own chickens - can't be beat. Location is perfect, just a block from campus and the main street. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Janet M, Owner at The Buckeye and the Frog, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Just saw your review and I am so touched!! Thank you very much and please do come back soon, you will be more than welcome.
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We spent two nights at this lovely B&B while visiting our daughter at Oberlin College. From the moment we arrived we felt right at home -- Janet and Dominique are the perfect hosts! The house is beautiful - with lots of wonderful common space, and our room was very nice - with a super-comfortable bed. Breakfasts were absolutely delicious - and we were so delighted to be able to include our daughter (for a small price). It was a real treat for her to have home-cooked meals. We drove up to Cleveland on Saturday, and Dominique and Janet gave us lots of good suggestions for restaurants and activities. I highly recommend the Buckeye and the Frog and look forward to another visit myself!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Janet M, Owner at The Buckeye and the Frog, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We can't wait to see you back here again, you were absolutely lovely guests.
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We just spent a weekend at the Buckeye and Frog and really enjoyed our stay. If you are visiting Oberlin College, the location cannot be better, as the house is right next to campus. The house itself is beautiful, and, as has been mentioned by others, the hosts Janet and Dom are very friendly, but also respectful of as much privacy as you want. The breakfast both mornings was great, and there was home made granola, if you did not want the cooked option. As our son attends Oberlin, we are excited about now having a place to stay right in town.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Janet M, Owner at The Buckeye and the Frog, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
We so appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Please come again!
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Additional Information about The Buckeye and the Frog

Property: The Buckeye and the Frog
Address: 171 Elm St, Oberlin, OH 44074-1553
Location: United States > Ohio > Oberlin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Oberlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a newly-renovated 1880 Victorian brick home less than a block away from the Oberlin College campus, The Buckeye and the Frog offers two second-floor bedrooms with separate entrances and en suite bathrooms. Price includes a full breakfast using local and/or organic produce when available, including eggs from our very own free-range organic chickens. Free off-street parking and free WIFI are offered. ... more   less 
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