Glen House Inn

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The Glen House Inn in Yellow Springs, Ohio is like an Italian villa without the hefty airplane ticket. This charming bed and breakfast also doubles as an art gallery. The Glenn House Inn fosters the area artists with a focus on local talent featured within the exhibitions.

The property includes a large historically accurate 18th-century barn which was integral to the freedom of former slaves after the Civil War. The surrounding landscape includes a large nature preserve. Guests can feel as if they are truly escaping into a small slice of the past. This is the perfect stopover for historians, nature bugs, and art lovers. Photo: Glen House Inn


»Rooms & Suites

Rooms & Suites


This delightfully cozy location has only three rooms, each with a unique sense of décor. The Terra Cotta, which contains a fireplace, a king-sized bed, and access to a private patio. The Linen offers a king sized bed and a pull out couch for extra sleeping options. The Violet contains a king sized bed and a single. The Linen and the Violet room also contain a fireplace and bath.

Each room offers luxurious sleeping accommodations with high-thread-count bedding, Egyptian cotton and high-end artisan toiletries provided in the bathrooms. All rooms are smoke-free, but pets are allowed with a cleaning fee and advanced notice. Guests can also enjoy the use of the pool between the months of May and September.

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Dining


Between 8 and 10 am, guests can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast. The ingredients are fresh and meals are prepared to order with local ingredients. Even the coffee is unique with a popular house blend, hailing from a local roaster. Vegan and vegetarian meals are offered to meet all guest's needs and preferences.

Children

Children ages 6 and up are welcome with no prior notification, however for the comfort of all guests, there is a strict quiet time between 10 pm to 8 am. Those traveling with younger children and infants should be aware of this policy. Families with young children may call ahead for approval.

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In addition to the art displayed at the Glenn House Inn, there are a number of events and activities in the surrounding area which visitors can enjoy during their stay. The town of Yellow Springs boasts a number of shops, restaurants and events, beckoning those who would enjoy walking the provincial sidewalks. The neighboring nature preserve, Glen Helen, spans a space of one thousand acres, with bike trails and hiking. Visitors can spend the day enjoy stunning views along cliffs, waterfalls, and the town's namesake, the Yellow Springs. For the more indoor types the Nature Shop, Trailside Museum, and Raptor Center are also an enjoyable and educational stop over.

The Little Miami Bike Trail is a challenging 80-mile ride extending from Yellow Springs to Cincinnati. This bucket list event is a way to enjoy the scenic views of the countryside and come out the other side with bragging rights. Another park nearby includes the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve with a glacial canyon, stuffing views and hiking trails. This park is a view into pre-history with a post-glacial canyon cutting.

The John Bryan State Park is a great place for fishing, hiking, canoeing and any number of outdoor activities. This area is named as having the “most scenic” views in this part of the state. A number of hiking trails are available for any skill level.

The Springfield Museum of Art is another perfect stop for art lovers. The Center for the Arts at Wittenberg University houses a range of galleries including rotating exhibits, local artists and permanent exhibits year round. Another museum available to visitors is the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Visitors can take a glimpse into the rich history of military aviation. There are over three hundred exhibits of vehicles and missiles. Guests can peruse historical artifacts and learn about the Wright brothers unforgettable influence on aviation history.

Events

Depending on what time of year it is, guests can also take part in some of the local events which take place in Yellow Springs. Twice a year in June and October the Yellow Springs Street Fair occurs with a variety of vendors, local artisans, crafts. Not to mention the Music and Beer festival.

The Summer Arts Festival offers a timespan in which visitors can enjoy special openings at a variety of galleries. With a reception on May 20th, this year's festival takes place between that date and extends through June 12th. On the weekend of October 15 and 16 of this year, visitors can get a behind the scene's glimpse of the creativity. On these dates, select artists will open the doors to their studios to allow visitors to watch and stroll through for the Open Studios event.

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1221 Glen Road, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387, Phone: 937-767-7899 Glen House Inn in Yellow Springs, Ohio - Photo:

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