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1 room

1 bed

1 bath


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

OURS IS A HISTORICAL 14 ROOM VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE IN THE VILLAGE OF LEXINGTON OHIO, NEAR MANSFIELD. BUILT BY RENOWN INVENTOR HARRY SMITH THE HOME HAS HOSTED HENRY FORD, WILBUR AND ORVILLE WRIGHT, THOMAS EDISON, CHARLES KETTERING AND LOUIS BROMFIELD


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Weekly Discount: 4%

Description

The space

THE INN ON SMITH'S HILL IS A HISTORICAL VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE BUILT IN 1903 BY NATIONALLY RENOWNED INVENTOR AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, HARRY SMITH. MR SMITH HELD OVER 400 PATENTS AND WHILE ASSOCIATED WITH GM/DELCO REMY/FRIGIDARE AND CHARLES KETTERING, INVENTOR OF THE ELECTRIC STARTER FOR THE AUTOMOBILE IN 1909. GUEST OF THE SMITH HOME INCLUDED MR KETTERING, THOMAS EDISON, HENRY FORD , BROTHERS WILBUR AND ORVILLE WRIGHT, AND LOUIS BROMFIELD. AT AGE 19, SMITH BUILT, MANAGED AND OWNED THE OHIO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY WHILE STILL AN ENGINEERING STUDENT AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. HE LATER SOLD THE PLANT TO THE OHIO EDISON COMPANY IN 1917. FROM 1918 THRU 1939, HE WAS THE CHIEF ENGINEER FOR DELCO/FRIFIDAIRE IN DAYTON OHIO. THROUGHOUT THEIR LIFETIME, MR SMITH AND HIS WIFE CARRIE WERE GENROUIS LOCAL PHILANTHROPISTS , BOTH WITH THEIR TIME AND RESOURCES. THEY HAD 4 CHILDREN AND THEIR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN ARE STILL PROMINENT BUSINESS PEOPLE IN THE LEXINGTON AREA.
THE INN WAS AQUIRED IN 2014 BY PAMELA AND DAVID WALERI, WHO HAVE MANY EXPERIENCE IN THE HOSPITALITY FIELD. THE INN HAS 14 ROOMS AND 6 BEDROOMS, EACH WITH ENSUITE BATHROOMS, AIR CONDITIONING, AND PERIOD DECOR. BREAKFAST , AFTERNOON TEAS AND COCCKTAILS ARE SERVED IN THE SUNROOM , ON BACKYARD DECK OR EXPANSIVE FRONT PORCH OVERLOOKING SMITH'S HILL, RENOWN BY EVERY 10 YEAR OLD FOR THE LAST 115 YEARS AS THE BEST SLEDDING HILL IN LEXINGTON. THE INN HAS ONE SUITE WITH 3 EXTRA LONG TWIN BEDS, THREE ROOMS WITH QUEEN BEDS, AND A KING SUITE WITH ROMANTIC TURRENT OVERLOOKING CLARFORK VALLEY (ALL WITH INROOM BATHROOMS) . THE PROPERTY INCLUDES 2 ROLLING ACRES, 2 SECURE GARAGES AND A OUTDOOR PARTY ROOM WITH KITCHEN. IT IS AN IDEAL QUIET RETREAT FROM THE DISRUPTION OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE.
THE INN IS VERY ACTIVITES ORIENTED, BEING ONLY 2 MILES FROM THE MID OHIO RACE COURSE WHICH HOSTS 26 WEEKENDS OF RACING INCLUDING NASCAR, INDY, VINTAGE AND AMATUER SPORTS CARS. IT IS ALSO ONLY 5 MILES FROM SNOW TRAILS SKI RESORT, OHIO'S PRIMIER SKI SLOPES, 10 MILES FROM MOHICAN STATE PARK, THE OLD OHIO REFORMITORY, SITE OF THE FILMING OF "THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION", MALABAR FARM, HOME OF PULITZER PRIZE AUTHOR LOUIS BROMFIELD AND SITE OF HUMPHREY BOGART AND LUAREN BECALL'S WEDDING IT IS .ONLY 2 BLOCKS FROM THE 1/2 POINT OF THE 18 MILE B & O RAILROAD BICYCLE PATH. THE INN IS 50 MILES NORTH OF COLUMBUS AND 65 MILES SOUTH OF CLEVELAND.
THE INNIS IDEAL AND AVAILABLE FOR A WHOLE HOUSE RENTALS. IT ACCOMODATES 12 PEOPLE IN 8 SEPERATE BEDS AND IS WELL SUITED FOR SKI CLUBS, CHURCH RETREATS, WEDDING PARTIES, CAR CLUBS AND RACING TEAMS, AND FAMILY REUNIONS. RATES FOR 3 TO 7 DAYS ARE AS LOW AS $325 PER DAY AND CAN ARRANGED WITH A PRIVATE CHEF, DRIVER AND MASSGE THERAPIST.
RATES FOR SINGLE ROOMS RANGE FROM $125 TO $150 PER NIGHT .RACE WEEKENDS MAY REQUIRE A 2 OR 3 NIGHT STAY AND RATES FROM 175 TO $250 PER NIGHT.. CALL FOR A RACE WEEKEND QUOTE
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Guest access

Each room has individual key. Access to front door 0220

Interaction with guests

Wine and cheese served most evenings 6 pm to 8 pm on front porch or rear deck. Outdoor BBQ most Saturday evenings on rear deck weather permiting

The neighbourhood

Inn is situated on 2 rolling acres in rural Village of Lexington miles from Mansfield Ohio


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 5PM

Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

4 Reviews


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Jody User Profile
August 2016
This B & B is great. The hosts are extremely welcoming and friendly. It was very close to I-71 with easy access to many places. The room was well decorated as was the entire house. The breakfast was amazing along with the conversation with the hosts and other guests. I would highly recommend staying here.

Pamela User Profile
July 2016
Very welcoming! Breakfasts were great. Sitting out back chatting with everyone was nice. Quiet and relaxing. Thank you!

Destinee User Profile
June 2016
I had a wonderful stay at the Inn--the bed was incredibly comfortable, the house impeccably clean, and the neighborhood was adorable. I was there to run a race in the neighboring town, and was accommodated with an exceptionally early breakfast that met my particular need for the day. I will be staying here again next year for the race, and probably extend my stay for the entire weekend just to extend the enjoyment.

Karahm User Profile
May 2016
The listing was very accurate to what we were told. We were actually quite surprised to find that there was a room with three twin beds available, which worked perfectly for our purposes. They were very friendly and welcomed us into the inn. They were also very cordial and got to know us on a personal level. Pamela also cooked us a homemade breakfast the next morning before our tough mudder, which was very thoughtful and delicious!

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Mansfield, Ohio, United States · Joined in September 2015
Pamela User Profile

Seasoned travelers. Mid 60's. Live in our RV Oct thru April. Have home base in Ohio from April thru Oct.

Response rate: 90%
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