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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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Welcome to The Gambier House website.  This year we are celebrating 25 years in operation: Gambier’s longest continuously operating bed and breakfast. 

The Kenyon school year is drawing to a close but there are still rooms available for early May prior to move-out, including the weekend of the 5th/6th.  The weather is fine and one could make a lovely evening or weekend of enjoying spring in Knox County.

The College has been busy this past month but a highlight (through May 19) is Kenyon’s senior studio art major exhibition.  Come see what amazing students the college has before they move on to real life.  Also on offer is a photo series from Professor Marcella Hackbardt.  All worthy of a look.  From the gallery you can dine at The Kenyon Inn or the Village Inn or travel into Mt. Vernon for the re-opened Alcove on S. Main St. or Ichiban Japanese (brand new) off Rte 36.

Our courtyard weeping cherry was spectacular this year.  Still to come: iris, peony and roses.  The dogwood trail is abloom but may not be for much longer.  It is a lovely drive on country roads and a must see.  There are many interesting hikes in the area (and the Kokosing Gap Trail), a scenic river (The Kokosing) to enjoy and lots of flora and fauna to catch the eye.  Amish country is just up the road and we can point you toward bald eagle and heron nests and, of course, the white-tailed deer wandering through the Village.

Just a reminder: Kenyon’s Graduation Weekend 2017 is full as is Reunion 2017 but the Family Weekend Lottery is open.  Please see below for more specifics.

The porch rockers are a wonderful way to watch the world pass our front door.  We hope you’ll join us.

E.J. Heer, Innkeeper



The 2017 Family Weekend lottery is open.   The drawing will take place on or about June 15th — 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).

Family Weekend Lottery

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 2017 is fully booked.

We will take a wait list for Reunion 2018 after May 15, 2017.  Please call or email us with your contact information to get on the list.