Below is a limited list; an Airbnb search will turn up a number of local private residences available to rent for your stay. Other options including chain hotels are also available in Mount Vernon and other nearby cities.

The Kenyon Inn at 100 West Wiggin Street. Contact: 740-427-2202.

Clark Guest House on State Route 308; home with 3 bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, laundry, patio, deck and garage. Contact 740-973-3309.

Chester Lane Cottage; house for 2 - 3 guests. Contact 410-212-3468 or

The Gambier House Carriage House Cottage at 107 East Wiggin Street; newly renovated 1800’s carriage house for up to 3 guests. Contact

The Gambier House Cottage Apartment at 107 East Wiggin Street; newly renovated second-floor cottage apartment for up to 4 guests. Contact

The Gambier Loft at 20971 Hopewell Road; renovated barn for 4 - 5 guests with a full bath, kitchen, living and dining areas. Contact 419-708-1562 or

Hoffmann Guest House at 10189 Quarry Chapel Road; modern 2 bedroom/2 bath home with living, dining and full kitchen for up to 4 guests. Visit

Homeowner's Alliance provides lodging around Gambier for big event weekends; whole house and room rentals. Contact 740-501-4892 or

Home Sweet Home is a private whole home rental located in the village and a 6 minute walk to campus; sleeps 8 (inquire for additional people); 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, full kitchen, laundry, screened in porch and fenced in backyard. Contact

Log Cabin on Jacobs Road; cabin with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, laundry for 4 guests. Contact 740-358-3151 or

The New Gambier Nest at 19027 New Gambier Road; 1.3 miles from the village, this recently renovated split-level home features multiple bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, outdoor space, ample parking and more.

Old Yeller riverfront property within walking distance of Kenyon; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully stocked kitchen; contact 740-501-2037 or

Rogan House Bed & Breakfast at 401 Chase Avenue; a newly renovated farmhouse. Contact 740-427-3203 or

Walnut Woods Bed & Breakfast on Grove Church Road; farmhouse with 2 bedrooms, 3 beds and 2 baths for 4 guests.

Bungalow on Belvedere on State Route 229; ranch-style home with 2 bedrooms, office/den, 1.5 baths, living room, kitchen, porch and deck for 6 guests. No smoking, pets, TV or WiFi. Contact: 740-398-6794. 

Coleman Family Gallery Apartment at 218 S. Main Street; 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, small kitchen, sitting room and parking space. Contact 740-501-0308 or

Felicia's Guest House at 11001 Banning Road. Renovated 1800’s country house on 12 acres with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath for up to 6 guests. Contact

Guest suite at 6 Orchard Drive; private entrance, king bed, full bath, family room and shared porch.

Kepple Country Manor on the east side of town; furnished home with 4 bedrooms. Contact 740-393-3594.

Mount Vernon Grand Hotel at 12 Public Square. Hotel with a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, business center, 2 conference spaces and breakfast. Contact 844-700-1717, 740-397-4268 or

Mount Vernon Inn at 601 West High Street; 12 units, including 2 houses, 1 cottage and 1 suite, kitchens, A/C, continental breakfast, Contact 740-392-9881.

Sanctuary at Wild Rose Acres on Newark Road; bed and breakfast inn and stables. Contact 740-507-7718.

Warwick Farm Cottage at 16620 Wells Road; cottage with full kitchen, laundry, king bed and living/dining area. Contact 740-507-6663.

Welcome Stay in the East Historic District; home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, laundry and office space for 6 guests.

Woodland Legacy at 10676 Tucker Road; apartment with 1 bedroom, kitchen, living room, private bath, patio and private entrance.

APPLE VALLEY / HOWARD (6 miles northeast)

Apple Valley Lake House: Cozy home in a quiet cove on Apple Valley Lake. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, fully stocked kitchen, A/C, TV, Wifi and parking. Walkout lower level with additional living and dining room. Furnished back deck with gas grill. 

The Inn at Haven Hill: Large home transformed into an inn with rooms containing standard hotel amenities. Visit Kevin and Marla's AirBnB page to view all available rooms.

The Pines of Apple Valley: Featuring 31 condos, each sleeps up to 6 guests. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, living room and private deck. Apple Valley guest pass for pool and beach use included for Kenyon visitors. Call or email with any questions: 740-202-3829,

• Basement rental with 2 bedrooms, family room and 3 exercise machines.

BELLVILLE (17 miles north)

Wishmaker House: 8 rooms with baths, WiFi, TVs.

BUTLER (15 miles north)

Scenic Ridge Guest House: 6 bedrooms, A/C, kitchen, grill, parking, library, fire pit, garden, no smoking.

Luftberg Farm Bed and Breakfast: modern farmhouse with 5 room, 3 porches, picnic grove.

COSHOCTON (33 miles east)

Apple Butter Inn: B&B with 4 bedrooms and 2-suite carriage house. 

DANVILLE (12 miles east)

Sunset Ridge Log Cabins: 2 cabins with no pets, no smoking, couples only.

White Oak Inn: B&B with 10 rooms, 2 cabins, private baths, dining room, WiFi, no smoking.

GRANVILLE (30 miles south)

Buxton Inn: B&B with 26 rooms, private baths, 4 dining rooms, no pets.

Granville Inn: 30 rooms, dining room, pub.

Studio 555: 1000 square feet with 2 bedrooms, kitchen and full bath.

Broadway Guest House: 3 bedrooms, bath, kitchen and living area for 6 guests.

The Loft: 400 square feet with a king bed, living and work areas.

Welsh Hills Inn: 5 guest rooms and suites with private baths, swimming pool, hot tub, free breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese. Use promo code KCLORDS.

FREDERICKTOWN (13 miles northwest)

The Farm View Suite: 2 bedrooms, (1 king, 1 bunk) 1 bath and kitchen; sleeps 4. Located a short drive from I-71.

LEXINGTON (21 miles northwest)

Somewhere In Time B&B: 4 bedrooms, free breakfast.

LOUDONVILLE (28 miles northeast)

Landoll's Mohican Castle: 15 suites, 2 cottages, pool, restaurant.

Mohican Little Brown Inn-Motel: 20 rooms, A/C, children under 12 free, no smoking, continental breakfast.

MANSFIELD (30 miles north)

Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages: 28 cottages with kitchenettes; manor with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, kitchen, sitting and dining area, TV room and porch; lodge with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room, deck, kitchen, dining area and multi-purpose room.

MARENGO (20 miles west)

Guest house on a small farm: Entire house for up to 4 guests, 1 bedroom plus pull-out bed in living room, beautiful grounds including a pond and fire pit.

MILLERSBURG (40 miles northeast)

Hotel Millersburg: 32 rooms, A/C, dining room and tavern.

The Inn at Honey Run: 39 rooms, A/C, dining room, no children under 12, 2 cottages.

MOUNT GILEAD (28 miles north)

Heritage House: farmhouse with 3 suites with full baths, work spaces, TVs, WiFi, keypad locks and A/C; access to living room, dining area, outdoor seating and parking.

Rose Heart Inn: B&B with 5 guest rooms with private baths and WiFi; access to TV room.

NEWARK (30 miles south)

Cherry Valley Hotel: event center and hotel with 200 rooms that includes onsite dining, a botanical garden, fitness facilities and indoor pool.

WALHONDING (12 miles southeast)

Camp Because I Said I Would: 92-acre camp and event space with a main lodge, a ranch and smaller cabins.

Accommodation is also available at chain hotels in nearby cities including:

  • Bellville (23 miles via OH-13 N)
  • Columbus (50 miles south on Interstate 71)
  • Coshocton (33 miles east on U.S. 36)
  • Fredericktown (29 miles northwest off Ohio 13)
  • Hebron (35 miles south on U.S. 13)
  • Mansfield (30 miles north on Ohio 13)
  • Mount Vernon (4 miles west on Ohio 229)
  • New Albany (35 miles southwest on Ohio 661 and 62; on route from the airport)
  • Newark (29 miles south on Ohio 13)
  • Perryville (32 miles northeast on Ohio 39)

Temporary Closure of the Intersection of Route 229 and Wiggin Street

The Ohio Department of Transportation is installing a roundabout at the intersection of Route 229 and Wiggin Street to improve safety at the main entrance of Gambier. The intersection will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles from June 3 - Nov. 1, 2024. Visitors should plan to arrive at Kenyon via Route 308. Please check Google maps and review our directions to campus and the Ohio Department of Transportation website for updates.