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The gracefully elegant mixture of Victorian and Country charm is an invitation to relax, take a deep breath and enjoy all that surrounds you.

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The holiday season is upon us. We hope your Thanksgiving was full of family, food and fun. We enjoyed guests over the weekend here to visit friends and relatives.

So much has happened over the past few months. Another Family Weekend came and went with many activities. Halloween was nearly torpedoed by cold and rainy weather but the little gremlins still came out to beg for treats. Even better was the parade of costumes through the Village by the students at Wiggin Street Elementary School. And, of course, we all survived our first bitter cold spell and snow storm in mid-November. Ah, how I do NOT miss the icy walks and slippery roads. Oh, well, the first snow was beautiful and we hope to share some pictures of it on the website soon. Not to blow my own horn too much but I entered a photo in the BFEC’s annual Knox County Photo Contest this year and WON first prize! This photo can be found on the website. It is a nature picture, can you figure out which was the winner?

The swim meet, Chamber Singers and dance concerts are now sweet memories. Exams are nearly complete and the Village is getting ready for its ‘long winter’s nap.’ We’ll be taking time off to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with loved ones; catch up on paperwork and do a bit of sprucing up around the Bed and Breakfast. In other words, we’ll reopen January 10, 2015.

To all our 2014 guests, thank you for YOUR hospitality during the past year. I delight in making so many new friends and reconnecting with ‘old faithfuls’ and hope we’ll see many of you in the year to come. Wishing everyone all the best for this festive season, whatever your celebration may be. Remember, there’s a porch rocker waiting for you here in Gambier.

E.J. Heer, Innkeeper
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The 2015 Family Weekend lottery is open.  We are currently accepting entries for next October’s lottery. Please follow the link below to enter. Remember, only one entry per family. The drawing will take place in June — one room per family — and we contact only the winners. Should you not be one of the lucky 6 winners, we hope you will find another occasion to visit Kenyon and choose the Gambier House for your accommodations. We take reservations up to one year in advance (except for Parent and Graduation Weekends).

Graduation weekend rooms are secured ONLY by way of a lottery that requires previous stays. Don’t wait until Senior year to experience the charm of The Gambier House and get in on this special lottery. Graduation 2015 is fully booked.

Currently, we are taking a wait list for Reunion 2015.  Please call or email us with your contact information to get on the list.

Family Weekend Lottery

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