The Welsh Hills Inn

Select Registry Member Since 2019

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The Welsh Hills Inn

Select Registry Member Since 2019

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The Basics

Award-winning, blissfully relaxing, romantic boutique Inn in the heart of the historic, New England-like Village of Granville Ohio’s idyllic Welsh Hills equestrian countryside. Spacious, beautifully appointed guestrooms, luxurious linens, en-suite baths, antiques, and a collection of original artworks. Relax by the pool and hot tub, enjoy massages, private yoga, candlelight dinners, bike rentals, gardens, hiking trails, fishing, bocce ball court, clays/target shooting, outdoor fires, bike rentals, picnics, elopements, intimate weddings, executive retreats, and more!

Things We Love

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An eclectic, extensive collection of original art displayed throughout the Inn

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We provide guests unique, add-on special touches, and packages

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15 acres boasting varied outdoor and indoor activities

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Smoke-Free Property
  • Fireplaces in Some Guestrooms
  • Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
  • Turndown Service
  • Onsite Spa Services
  • Weddings & Events Available

Best For

  • Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
  • Spa & Relaxation
  • Wedding/Special Occasion/Celebration

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Shop in the quaint local-owned shops and take a walking tour of some of the 126 homes and buildings on the National Historic Register in the Village and Denison's Campus
  • Be Sure Not to Miss the Saturday Morning Granville Farmer's Market from 8:30 til Noon from May-October
  • Enjoy a Show at Weathervane Playhouse Professional Summer Stock Theatre, a Concert at The Midland Theatre, or One of the Many Concerts on the Green in the Summer
  • Stop by the Original Whit's Frozen Custard (Try the Almond Joy if They Have It!)
  • Try the Black Radish Creamery Cheese Curds with Bacon Jam at Ghostwriter Public House (Forget the Ranch and Get Two of the Bacon Jams!)


The award-winning Welsh Hills Inn is one of the world’s top-rated bed & breakfast accommodations nestled on 15-wooded acres in the beautiful, rolling Welsh Hills of Granville, Ohio amidst the idyllic equestrian countryside.

Wide plank heart-of-pine floors, five large guest rooms (including three suites), luxurious bedding and linens, and spacious bathrooms highlight this bed and breakfast in the picturesque, New England-like Village of Granville. Antiques, oriental rugs, and our 30-plus year collection of original artwork adorn the Inn throughout. In May thru early fall, enjoy the outdoor heated pool, hot tub spa (open year-round), and courtyard gardens. Explore the wooded hiking trails, stocked fishing pond, lighted clay bocce ball court, shooting and target ranges, outdoor table tennis, darts, and roaring fires around the outdoor stone fireplace nestled beneath the maple tree canopy. Massage & spa services available with advance notice – as well as private candlelight dinner at The Inn, personalized, private yoga sessions, bike rentals, target & clays shooting, picnics, off-site horseback riding lessons, fishing, and more!

The Inn is located just minutes from prestigious Denison University and the historic Village of Granville – and 30 minutes or less from Ohio’s vibrant capital city of Columbus. Enjoy our complimentary Signature Inn home-cooked breakfast to start your day - focusing on locally grown produce & dairy products. A wine & cheese gathering awaits our guests late each afternoon.

The Inn is proud to have been awarded TripAdvisor’s coveted Travelers’ Choice Award for the past seven straight years as one of their Top 25 B&Bs/Inns in the U.S. and World. In January 2015, The Inn was rated the #1 Bed & Breakfast/Inn in the U.S. and, in 2017, #4 in the World. Awarded a Proclamation of Achievement from The General Assembly of the State of Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio’s Bed & Breakfast of the Year from the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association in 2013, 2015, and 2017. The Inn received the 2016 Lodging Partner of the Year by the Explore Licking County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

The Welsh Hills Inn has been featured in CNN, Midwest Living, Columbus Monthly, Capital Style magazine, Country Living, Columbus Business First, CityScene Magazine, Experience Columbus, Ohio Magazine, Columbus Chic, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In March 2018, named The Inn to their Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in the World for 2017. Also, in the spring of 2018, Rue La La magazine, with over 1.1 million followers on Facebook, named The Welsh Hills Inn to their Top 20 B&Bs/Inns in the country. Renowned travel writer, Gwen Pratesi, included The Inn in a story for the September 2018 issue of U.S. News and World Report. The Inn was featured in the October 2018 issue of Ohio Magazine - plus voted by their Readers as their favorite B&B/Inn for 2019.

Relax to a simpler time and feel the stress melt away at The Welsh Hills Inn. Come find out what our guests mean by - Relaxation. Redefined.


Inn Amenities: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services

Food & Wine

Breakfast is sure to be a highlight of your stay at the Welsh Hills Inn. While not professionally trained, Jeff is a passionate, creative cook who enjoys using local, fresh ingredients directly from the farm or supporting local sources when.

A delicious gourmet breakfast is served each morning between 9:00, and 10:00 am to our guest’s personal schedules. During mid-spring through fall, our guests enjoy breakfast on the large wraparound veranda of the Inn. During the cooler months, we serve in the beautiful, art-filled dining and gathering rooms. Art and beauty abound at The Inn in every corner! Tables are set with an eye to the season and make you feel like it’s always a special occasion.

To every extent, locally grown foods, produce, and products are served… farm fresh eggs from free-range birds, garden-fresh fruits and vegetables, local produce, local-made award-winning jams, fresh biscuits, scones, and artisan-made bread. Enjoy such specialties as our made-to-order omelets, apple-smoked & maple-cured bacon, creative, delicious frittatas, healthy French toast with fresh berries, and too many more to mention. All are artistically plated to please the eye and the palate.

Our one-line coffee is freshly ground and brewed, and our assortment of locally blended loose leaf, private label teas are not to be missed any time of the day. Of course, there is always a nice assortment of juices to choose from.

If you’d like to add a special picnic lunch for the day or a private, candlelight dinner for two to your stay, our care on attention to quality, taste, and eye-catching presentation are equal to that of our breakfast. Be sure to check out the following Welsh Hills foodie options such as our Romantic Picnic for Two, The Inn’s Live Like a Local Basket, or spoil yourselves with one of our Private Candlelight Dinners that are available with several of our packages or a 3-night or more stay.

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Restaurant on Premises: No

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Communal, Flexible Times

Pub/Tavern on Premises: No

Alcohol Permits: Wine

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Evening Cocktails, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Picnics Available

Rooms & Suites

Accommodations: Suites, Adjoining rooms/Suites

# of Rooms: 5

Beds: Twin, Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV, DVD Blu-Ray Players, iPod Docking Station, Music Library, Video Library

Safes: Front Desk

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service, Rollaway Available, Turndown Service

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, Business Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services

Location Type

Location Type: Small Town/Village, Rural


Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays, Peak Season

Pet-Friendly: Limited

Innkeeper's Pets: Inside

Smoking Policy: Smoke Free

Family Friendly: Over 12

Weddings & Events

The Welsh Hills Inn is the perfect place to elope in Ohio, renew your vows, or host an intimate wedding. Our small wedding venue near Columbus, Ohio, brings you the charm of Granville Ohio’s Welsh Hills countryside in a location that’s just 30-minutes from Columbus and 2-3 hours from metropolitan areas such as Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Indianapolis, and Detroit.

We designed the inn’s Ohio elopement package for couples who want an intimate personal wedding without all of the hooplas that comes with planning a big wedding. When you elope to our luxury bed and breakfast, in Granville, Ohio, you have a few decisions to make (such as the flavor of the wedding cake, the color of the flowers in the wedding bouquet, and your dinner selections) and then all of the details are taken care of by us.

The Welsh Hills Inn’s Wedding Elopement Package in Ohio is priced starting at a very affordable $985 which includes:

• Justice of the Peace/Officiant
• Bridal bouquet and boutonniere
• Candlelight dinner for two – (4-course, including gratuity)
• 6” wedding cake
• Bottle of champagne or Prosecco
• Original, hand-blown glass heart from St. Louisville Glass to remember your special day

Wedding/Events Capacity: 50-99

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopement

Wedding Services & Amenities: Wedding Planner, Officiant, Caterer, Florist, Photographer

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Reception Seating: Indoors - Up to 25 | Outdoors - Up to 50-75 Depending on Location

Max Capacity Outdoor: 75

Business Travel & Events

Owners Jeff & Bobbi each spent 30-years in the business world prior to starting The Inn, including planning & attending countless events and participating/leading training. They know what it takes to make an event successful. The Inn provides the perfect backdrop for a business retreat near Columbus Ohio. Our facilities offer privacy and discretion in an inspiring, comfortably unique setting. Whether it’s a leadership team updating & developing strategic plans, or a project teams combining work plan development & team building, the Inn provides a special atmosphere and environment for success. Experienced facilitation and team-building skills are available to help maximize the output of your event - from planning thru execution. Group sizes up to 10 for multi-day stays or 20 for single-day events are ideal. Activities are tailored to your event and can include the use of the many indoor/outdoor facilities and activities on-site, including meals created in our own kitchen or local fare.

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 10

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