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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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FALL 2017

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

Well, the hazy, crazy days of summer are upon us, but it is now, officially, Autumn!  Kenyon’s fall semester is off to a rousing start and Homecoming is upon us.  Lots of sporting activities this weekend in summer-like heat and humidity.  Bring a thermos full of iced coffee to the games.

Of special note for 9/27 and 28 at the College: The Center for the Study of American Democracy is holding its biennial conference.  This year “Free Speech/Civil Discourse” is the theme.  Highlights of the event include the participation of Jeff Rosen, Teresa Bejan, Stanley Fish, Nadine Stroessen, Laura Kipnis and Howard Dean.  We still have rooms available for Wednesday night should you wish to join in the discussion.

 As always, there are many interesting hikes in the area (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.

The College’s construction boom in downtown Gambier continues, which means, some traffic challenges and fewer dining options but business is still booming at the Kenyon Inn and Village Inn.

 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 has closed.   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).

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 2018 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.