One experience nearly all Kenyon parents share is trying to find a place to stay near the College. With a limited number of rooms available in Knox County, parents often find themselves in Granville, Mansfield, or Newark.
For major weekends—such as the opening or closing of a semester or Family Weekend—reservations should be made as early as possible. For Commencement Weekend, residence-hall rooms may be reserved.
The area around Gambier provides many different types of accommodations, from bed-and-breakfast establishments, to inns and motels, to large hotels in Columbus. Remember to make your reservations early, no matter where you decide to stay.
Please note that directions to the accommodations in the towns listed below are in relation to Gambier.
- Mount Gilead
- Mount Vernon
- The Kenyon Inn, Wiggin Street, 32 rooms, A/C, dining room, accessible accommodations, 800-258-5391, 740-427-2202. Please Note: the Kenyon Inn is not available for guest reservations during major College events such as Commencement Weekend, Family Weekend, and Reunion Weekend.
- The Gambier House (bed and breakfast), 107 East Wiggin Street, 6 rooms with private baths, no pets, no smoking, 740-427-2668.
- Harmony Hill Bed and Breakfast, 23560 Zion Road (3.5 miles from the village of Gambier), 5 bedrooms with 2 1/2 baths, 740-398-3329.
- The House on Caves Road, (3.5 miles east of the village of Gambier). This self-catering one-bedroom house will accommodate 2-4 people, 410-212-3468, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Harcourt Homestay @ Kenyon is a fundraising program sponsored by Harcourt Parish Episcopal Church on the campus of Kenyon College.
(17 miles north off Ohio 13 on Ohio 97 West)
- Bluebird Cottage Bed and Breakfast, 7326 Doup Road, Butler, OH 44822, private cottage with two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, 419-883-2697.
- Comfort Inn, Interstate 71 at Ohio 97, 855 Comfort Plaza Drive, 101 rooms, A/C, pool, hot tubs, exercise, continental breakfast, Splash Harbor waterpark, 419-886-4000.
- Knight's Inn/Economy Inn, Interstate 71 at Ohio 97, 48 rooms, A/C, pets allowed, continental breakfast, 419-886-2292.
- Quality Inn & Suites, Interstate 71 at Ohio 97, 1000 Comfort Plaza Drive, 66 rooms, A/C, indoor pool and fitness room, continental breakfast, accessible accommodations, 800-276-7415, 419-886-7000.
(12 miles southeast off Rt. 541)
- Indian Bear Lodge, 3483 McCament Road, Walhonding, OH. Lodge has 4 suites with private baths and dining rooms, fully furnished log cabins with two bedrooms and one bath, breathtaking views. Carriage house can accommodate 15 guests with fireplace and hot tub, horseback riding, wellness center, 740-668-2100.
- Stahl's Farm Vacations, 28655 McKee Rd, Frazeysburg, OH. Includes a rental house, 5 bedrooms, and 3 baths which will accommodate 8-10 people. The house is an 1830's restored log cabin with an additional 3000 square foot log home added to it, blending quaint history, with luxury and modern conveniences. The house is located on a 55 acre farm, which offers satellite tv and wireless satellite internet, 740-668-7075.
(29 miles northwest, off Ohio 13)
- Heartland Country Resort, 3020 Township Road 190 (Interstate 71, exit 151), 3 suites, 1 loft, A/C, dining room, breakfast, stables, farm activities, fireplace, kitchenettes, Jacuzzi, no smoking, pets allowed for a fee, 419-768-9300, 800-230-7030.
(50 miles southwest on Interstate 71)
- Best Western Columbus North, 888 East Dublin-Granville Road, Interstate 71 at Ohio 161, 180 rooms, A/C, dining room, health club, indoor/outdoor pool, pets allowed for fee, Internet access, microfridge in all rooms, 800-528-1234, 614-888-8230.
- Comfort Inn North, 1213 East Dublin-Granville Road (Interstate 71 at Ohio 161), 130 rooms, A/C, continental breakfast, indoor pool, health club, accessible accommodations, 800-221-2222, 614-885-4084.
- Embassy Suites, 2700 Corporate Exchange Drive, Interstate 270 at Cleveland Avenue, 100 suites, A/C, dining room, pool, complimentary breakfast, wireless Internet access, exercise room, refrigerator and microwave in each suite, accessible accommodations, 800-315-1051, 614-890-8600.
- Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 2124 South Hamilton Road, 205 rooms, A/C, restaurant on premises, pool, 800-797-9860, 614-861-7220.
- Hyatt Regency, Ohio Center, 350 North High Street, 631 rooms, A/C, pool, dining room, health club, wireless Internet access, 800-233-1234, 614-413-1234.
- Marriott Courtyard Easton, 3900 Morse Crossing off Hwy. 270's Easton exit, 126 rooms, nonsmoking, A/C, dining room, spa, pool, wireless Internet access, accessible accommodations, 800-228-9290, 614-416-8000.
- Midwest Hotel, 4900 Sinclair Road at Interstate 71, 268 rooms, A/C, dining room, pool, accessible accommodations, 800-272-6232, 614-846-0300.
- Quality Inn and Suites, 1001 Schrock Road (near the intersection of Interstates 270 and 71), 40 rooms, pool, complimentary breakfast, restaurant on premises, 614-431-0208, 800-228-5151.
(33 miles east on U.S. 36)
- Apple Butter Inn (bed and breakfast), 455 Hill Street, 4 rooms plus 2-suite carriage house, 888-279-0247, 740-622-1329.
- Super 8 Motel, 70 South Whitewoman Street, 48 rooms, 3 suites (2 with jacuzzis), A/C, indoor pool, continental breakfast, wireless Internet access, exercise center, no elevator, 800-800-8000, 740-622-8899
- Country Squire Inn and Suites, 275 South Whitewoman Street, 50 rooms, A/C, continental breakfast, pets allowed, accessible accommodations, 800-578-7878, 740-622-9823.
(12 miles east on Ohio 715, 4 miles from U.S. 36 and 62)
- Red Fox Country Inn (bed and breakfast), 26367 Danville-Amity Road, 6 rooms, private baths, A/C, no pets, no smoking, full breakfast, 877-600-7310, 740-599-7369.
- Sunset Ridge Log Cabins, 11772 Shoemaker Road, two cabins offering privacy and beautiful views, couples only, no children or pets, 740-599-2981.
- The White Oak Inn (bed and breakfast), 29683 Walhonding Road, 10 rooms, 2 cabins, private baths, dining room, no smoking, wireless Internet access, accessible accommodations, 740-599-6107.
(30 miles south on Ohio 661)
- The Broadway Guest House 664 West Broadway, (private home for rent on a nightly or weekly basis), email: email@example.com, 740-587-0321
- Buxton Inn (bed-and-breakfast complex), 313 East Broadway, 25 rooms, private baths, dining room, no pets, 740-587-0001.
- Granville Inn, 314 East Broadway, 30 rooms, continental breakfast, dining room, pub, 888-472-6855, 740-587-3333.
- The Welsh Hills Inn 2133 Cambria Mill Road, 5 guest rooms, private baths, heated swimming pool, many amenities, 740-321-1493.
(21 miles northwest, at U.S. 42 and Ohio 546)
- Blackfork Inn (bed and breakfast), 303 North Water Street, 8 rooms, private baths, 419-994-3252.
- Landoll's Mohican Castle, 561 Township Road 3352, 11 suites and 4 luxury cottages, game room, fitness center, pool, restaurant, 419-994-3427, 800-291-5001.
- Little Brown Inn-Motel, 940 South Market Street, 20 rooms, A/C, children under 12 free, nonsmoking, continental breakfast, accessible accommodations, 419-994-5525, 888-994-5525.
(30 miles north on Ohio 13)
- 42 Motel, 2444 Lexington Avenue (Ohio 42), 22 units, A/C, outdoor pool, 419-884-1315.
- Hampton Inn of Mansfield, 1051 North Lexington Springfield Road, 62 rooms, A/C, pool, continental breakfast, 419-747-5353, 800-426-7866.
- Holiday Inn Mansfield, 116 Park Avenue West (Ohio 430), 139 units, A/C, indoor pool, dining room and lounge, accessible accommodations, no pets, 800-HOLIDAY, 419-525-6000.
- Mansfield Inn, Laver Road and U.S. 30, 95 units, A/C, restaurant, 888-315-2378, 419-589-2200.
- Mansfield Fairfield Inn, 1065 North Lexington Springmill Road, 64 rooms, A/C, pool, continental breakfast, wireless Internet access, nonsmoking, handicap accommodations, 419-747-2200.
- La Quinta Inn, 120 Stander Avenue (at Interstate 71 and Ohio 13), 87 rooms, A/C, indoor pool and spa, continental breakfast, pets welcome, smoking-permitted rooms, handicap accommodations, 877-229-6668, 419-774-0005.
- Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages, 3230 O'Possum Run Road, 28 cottages with king or queen beds, cable TV, DVD player, microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster and wet sink area, Manor with five bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths with fully equipped gourmet kitchen, formal sitting and dining area, cozy chat room and study; Lodge with four bedrooms and three baths, perfect place for roughing it in style, comfortable great room, wrap-around deck, full kitchen with dining area, multi-purpose room for meetings or recreation, 419-756-2200.
(40 miles northeast on Ohio 62)
- Hotel Millersburg, 35 West Jackson Street, 26 rooms, A/C, dining room and tavern, 800-822-1457.
- The Inn at Honey Run, 6920 County Road 203, 45 rooms, A/C, dining room, no children under 12, cottages, kitchens, pet friendly, accessible accommodations, 800-705-9394, 330-674-0011.
(28 miles north, off Interstate 71 on Ohio 95)
- Best Western, 3991 County Road 172, 33 units, A/C, outdoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast, no pets, wireless Internet access, accessible accommodations with special rates, 800-528-1234, 419-768-2378.
- Rose Heart Inn, 88 East High Street, bed and breakfast, 3-hole putting green, TV/game room, exercise area, free wireless Internet access, 419-946-6668.
(4 miles west on Ohio 229)
- Chaney Manor (bed and breakfast), 7864 Newark Road, 3 guest rooms with baths, 740-392-2304.
- The Cider House (modern country retreat), 13041 Vincent Road, 2 bedrooms with private bathrooms, spacious great room, peaceful setting, 740-398-9607.
- Comfort Inn, 150 Howard Street, 60 rooms, 2 suites, indoor pool, sauna, continental breakfast, accessible accommodations, 800-480-8221, 740-392-6886.
- Felicia's Guest House 10996 Banning Road, 4 guest rooms with shared bath, 740-397-2279.
- Heritage House (bed and breakfast), 307 North Main Street, 4 guest rooms, 2 baths, 2 non-smoking rooms, no pets, 740-392-9301.
- Holiday Inn Express, 11555 Upper Gilchrist Road, 70 rooms, A/C, whirlpool/pool, wireless Internet access, offsite exercise facilities, accessible accommodations, 800-465-4329, 740-392-1900.
- Mount Vernon House (bed and breakfast), 304 Martinsburg Road, 3 guest rooms with private baths, children welcome, no pets, 740-397-1914.
- Mount Vernon Inn, 601 West High Street (U.S. 36), 12 units, including 2 houses, 1 cottage, and 1 suite, kitchens, A/C, continental breakfast, 740-392-9881.
- Russell Cooper House (bed and breakfast), 115 East Gambier Street, 6 guest rooms with private baths, A/C, hot tub, no children under 12, no pets, owned by a Kenyon alumnus, 740-397-8638.
- Super 8 Motel, 1000 Coshocton Avenue, 49 units, A/C, pool and health spa, non-smoking rooms available, continental breakfast, accessible accommodations, 800-800-8000, 740-397-8885.
- The Coleman Family Gallery Apartment, 218 S. Main St. ( 5 miles from Gambier ) 2 bedroom , 1 bath , sm. kitchen plus sitting room, back entrance, parking space 740-501-0308 firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Sanctuary at Wild Rose Acres, Newark Road, an exclusive bed and breakfast inn and stables in a rural, private, tranquil setting with a luxurious room, king size bed, spa-like bath.
- Warwick Farm Cottage, 16620 Wells Road, country cottage with a full gourmet kitchen, washer & dryer, walk in shower, queen bed and a large living room/dining room area. Two roll away beds available.
(29 miles south on Ohio 13)
- Cherry Valley Lodge, 2299 Cherry Valley Road, 200 rooms, pool, dining room, spa, Internet, 740-788-1200, 800-788-8008.
- Courtyard by Marriott, 500 Highland Boulevard, 84 rooms, A/C, nonsmoking, exercise facilities, buffet breakfast, Internet access, accessible accommodations, 800-321-2211, 740-344-1800, 740-344-1311 (fax).
- Hanover House Bed and Breakfast, 3286 Licking Valley Road, 1860s house with five bedrooms, 800-377-6229, 740-763-4952.
- Holiday Inn Express, 775 Hebron Road (Ohio 79), 63 units, A/C, indoor pool, exercise room, continental breakfast, 800-465-4329, 740-522-0770.
- Newark Budget Inn, 176 West Church Street, 38 rooms, A/C, 740-345-9721.
- Quality Inn, 733 Hebron Road (Ohio 79), 100 units, A/C, pool, dining room, night club, continental breakfast, pet friendly, accessible accommodations, 800-528-1234, 740-522-1165.
(32 miles northeast on Ohio 39)
- Mohican State Park Resort, 1098 County Road 3006, 96 units, A/C, 2 pools, dining room, fitness room, nature trails, accessible accommodations, 800-282-7275, 419-938-5411.