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Chic Review: The Welsh Hills Inn

The Welsh Hills Inn is an award-winning bed and breakfast inn in Granville Ohio. Actually, that’s how we found it — TripAdvisor and BedandBreakfast.com have been naming it in their lists of top 10 B&B/Inns in the U.S. and the WORLD for the past several years, so we knew we had to check it out when the time was right. When I started thinking of something special but simple to do for our 10th anniversary, I knew this would be perfect!

Welsh Hills Inn is nestled on 15 gorgeous wooded acres in the rolling Welsh Hills along the equestrian and alpaca countryside. The owners Bobbi and Jeff are so sweet. This is a second career for them both — they both traveled a lot with their other jobs, so that prepared them perfectly to be on the other side of hospitality. And boy are they good at it. They just did so much to make it feel like home — like your dream home, seriously, this is our “if we win the lottery, we want a place JUST like this,” kind of home.

They have you fill out a short survey so they can learn a little bit about you, what you like/don’t like to eat, favorite wines/beverages, and any fun plans, activities, or little add-ons they can have ready for you to make it extra special…  like they can help dinner reservations, professional massage services, hand-made chocolates, a special bottle of wine, target or clays shooting at The Inn’s range, bike rentals, a bouquet of flowers, whatever you might need.

They have coffee, teas and light refreshments always out, and the YUMMIEST home-cooked breakfasts each morning. 

Every early evening, they do a little wine and cheese hour —  I loved that they had our my favorite wine that I mentioned in the survey — where you can mingle with the other guests or relax in a romantic little nook like we did. It was so nice to kick back in the Adirondacks and enjoy a fire in the outdoor stone fireplace nestled next to the woods… definitely don’t get to do that with three small kids at home!

Inside there’s 5,600 sq. ft. of accommodations with large guest rooms and suites, luxurious bedding, and spacious bathrooms. Antiques, oriental rugs, and an extensive collection of eclectic, original artwork adorn every inch of the Inn and guest rooms.  

We loved that there’s so much to do right there on-site! From May-early fall, you can enjoy the outdoor heated pool and courtyard gardens. You can schedule professional massage services to come to the Inn. Then explore the wooded hiking trails, stocked fishing pond, or relax in one of their hammocks under a shade tree. Or you can just hang out on the porch and make some four legged friends with the owners’ two dogs, Ellie and Wrigley. They also have a lighted clay bocce ball court, giant Jenga, and outdoor ping pong table! And if it’s not all play, and you need to get some work done while you’re there, they also have Wireless, high-speed Internet inside and outside if you need it. 

All of this is just minutes away from the heart of downtown Granville, where you can grab a bite to eat or shop. They actually have a great little gift shop at The Welsh Hills Inn, though, where they’ve curated specialty teas, candles, bath and body products, pottery, t-shirts, and lots more — many of the items were made by local artisans. It’s perfect for getting something to remember your trip or getting a gift for someone special. 

To learn more, visit www.welshhillsinn.com.

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