5 sur mars 28, 2016
Looking for a place to enjoy some much-needed time away, found Orchard House online; it was exactly what I had hoped for. Beautiful property with several places to sit outside, or walk the grounds & see the lovely pine forest in back... spotless room & bath, comfortable bed, delicious food. Owners Dean & Jodi were gracious and welcoming. Short drive to Granville with things to see & several places to enjoy lunch & dinner. Will definitely be back :)
4,6 sur janvier 05, 2016
My wife and I spent 2 nights at the Orchard House between Christmas and New Years Eve. The home is charming and full of character. Our room was very comfortable with a king size bed, extremely clean bathroom, and wi-fi. We slept well both nights. We will definitely plan on returning to the Orchard House and have already recommended it to our family members.
5 sur septembre 03, 2015
The owners were very nice, house was well kept, and would go back the next trip to the area. Highly recommend, Randy and Barb
5 sur août 17, 2015
A perfect stay. Loved the animals. Highly recommended. (Watch carefully for the sign; it's not obvious.)
4,6 sur août 10, 2015
dean offered a warm welcome and was extremely patient and lovely with our dog--who had been on a long car ride that day. We were given excellent service and loved every aspect of our stay. We had changed our plans just a few days before and they were able and willing to accommodate our needs. Next time, we will go for one of the other rooms where the bathroom is en suite. The one in the hall tat went with our room was fine but the other rooms were bigger and the in room bathrooms offer a bit more privacy for the price. The house is beautiful, well cared for and somewhere we want to return to.
5 sur juillet 21, 2015
Great B&B. Very reasonable price. Barbizon room was very roomy and comfortable. Breakfasts were exceptional, especially the pancakes. Late afternoon wine and cheese was a perfect start to an evening dinner at one of the nearby Granville restaurants.
5 sur juillet 12, 2015
My little Layla and I stayed here during our life-changing journey from New Orleans, LA to Ohio. It was peaceful and beautiful. Layla loved meeting the really really big big big dog (horse). haha Dean and Jodi were wonderful. We were extra lucky to meet "Mom" who was delightful. We took several pictures, which I've shared as well. I would highly recommend this lovely B&B to anyone! ¿
5 sur août 22, 2014
Our suite was spacious, clean, and very well furnished. The antiques throughout the house were a special touch. Breakfast was delicious and served upon request rather than at an appointed time. Just be aware that our mapquest and car gps took us several hundred yards beyond the inn and, due to city ordinances, the sign for the inn is quite small and is easily missed. Great experience over all.
5 sur juillet 15, 2014
We were so pleased with our stay. The breakfast that was prepared for us was amazing! We also enjoyed the Farm Experience feeding the animals. It was so nice to hear that all of the animals acquired on the farm were through rescuing. We will definitely stay with Don and Andrew again! ORCHARD HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
5 sur juin 30, 2014
Finally! This is what a B&B should be, other establishments should take note. The proprietors (Don and Andrew) are beyond hospitable and friendly without being intrusive. Because they live in a separate house behind the B&B you have a ton of privacy. Even with other guests around, the rooms are still very private (and clean) and the house is big enough to accommodate all. The house itself is beautiful and smartly decorated. My husband and I truly felt special because of our surroundings and the way we were treated. The complimentary wine and cheese hour was a perfect way to unwind before dinner, and breakfast was tasty (the eggs were taken right from the hens that morning!). Beyond that, there are all the little 'extras' like baked goodies, a keurig with an assortment of teas and coffees, a mini fridge, ice maker and water cooler at your disposal 24/7. We loved being able to walk the property and feed/pet the many farm animals! You're in the country but centrally located to Granville and other areas of interest so it doesn't feel like there is no where to go. I could go on and on. This was a great weekend getaway and I would recommend to anyone who needs a reset.
5 sur juin 12, 2014
We were so lucky to find this gem of a Bed and Breakfast. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. The entire house was beautifully appointed with antique furniture, pictures, art and other decorative elements. The bedrooms are quite large and the beds very comfortable. Everything is spotlessly clean.
5 sur avril 13, 2014
My husband and I recently stayed at the Orchard House for our second anniversary. We found the house charming and the accommodations very clean. The whoopie pies were amazing! The owner gave us a brief tour through the house when we arrived and then gave us our privacy which was the purpose of our trip away. The breakfast the next morning was delicious. If we ever find ourselves near Granville in the future, we will be sure to return.
4,6 sur mars 25, 2014
Our stay here was too brief. I was on college tour with my son and we arrived very late and had to leave early but the place was so charming and the beds were so comfortable . I felt like I was sleepiing in my own bed. Really enjoyed the dacor, the art work and the whole vibe. The owners were incredibly easy to work with. We will be back and this time with more time to enjoy the entire place. I cant rate the dining because we left before breakfast - it sounded good though coffee and danish were available but we left to get to the college meeting
3,6 sur décembre 13, 2013
5 sur juillet 12, 2013
We rented the whole house as a place to convene with family and friends during the weekend of our daughter's wedding. Don and Andrew were very accommodating and flexible. Breakfast was delicious and the home was very comfortable with all the needed amenities. We are very pleased we booked Orchard House versus staying at neighboring hotels. It made our weekend even more enjoyable. Thanks!
5 sur juin 18, 2013
Don and Andrew have created an ideal B&B experience. The home restoration is excellent and the attention to all details is impeccable. The animal farm is fun, well tended and a unique bonus.
5 sur mai 07, 2013
A splendid mix of hi tech services combined with stunningly appointed period rooms. Warm welcome and a freshly made breakfast that hit the spot.
5 sur avril 26, 2013
We knew as we pulled in the drive that this would become our getaway from Columbus place. Only 40 or so minutes from Columbus, the Orchard House is a beautiful, quiet space to collect yourself and find peace. We stayed in the Whitman room--wonderful afternoon light, a spacious room and fabulous attached bath, along with a private outside entrance to a sitting area that offers a view of the farm. We were here in early spring, and tiny lamb Prince was an added charm. We watched Andrew feed the animals (after he fed us a fabulous breakfast) each morning, and then communed with the llamas for a bit. Each evening we were offered a yummy feast of wine and cheese from 5:30 - 6:30. Really, what more could you want? Book a room right away. : ) We can't recommend the Orchard House enough. If you are looking for a
4,6 sur novembre 19, 2012
I had been looking forward to visiting the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast for months. My anticipation grew greater each time I read Andrew's blog and viewed the gorgeous pictures on Facebook. I felt as if I already knew all of the residents (human and animal) of the Orchard House, prior to even meeting any of them. Not a single one was a disappointment. Each animal was friendlier than the last and we had so much fun wandering around the farm petting the animals and visiting with them. The grounds were immaculate and the pens were well-maintained. These barnyard animals were surely living a life of luxury. From the ducks, to the bunnies, pigs, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, dogs, peacocks, chickens ... I'm sure I'm missing a few. I truly appreciated Andrew taking the time telling me their names and how each one has a different personality. Don and Andrew were the most gracious of hosts! Because we were enjoying the lovely weather and shopping in downtown Columbus, we unfortunately missed wine and cheese hour. Andrew was extremely accommodating to our late arrival. The Barbizon room faced the front of the house which welcomed the most wonderful sunlight in the morning. The linens of the bed and bathroom were absolutely luxurious - I slept so soundly. The only thing I missed with staying in the Barbizon room was a bathtub in the attached bathroom. However, there was a shower with endless hot water, which was almost as relaxing. Breakfast in the morning was made-to-order and delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed sipping our coffee in the sunroom while planning our day and visiting with the other guests. I cannot wait to return to Orchard House and I'm even more excited about sending my family there so they can have the same fun and relaxing weekend as we did. Thank you Orchard House for exceeding my expectations!
4,8 sur octobre 16, 2012
I wish we had been able to stay longer at the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast. Our room was beautifully appointed and very large. Not only did they ASK about food preferences and/or allergies, they delivered my veggie sausage on my plate! The owners, both of whom we met, were so courteous and warm -- I really got the feeling they'd have done anything to make our stay more comfortable. If my daughter goes to college nearby, we'll be back!!!!
5 sur octobre 05, 2012
Great surroundings, laid back atmosphere, GREAT breakfast each day and the service from Don and Andrew was fantastic and most attentive. Would definitely return for another visit when I am in the area. Thanks so much for your efforts in making my daughters wedding a great success. You guys went out of your way to make it her special day..
5 sur août 20, 2012
You know that you had a great stay when you wake up and say I miss Orchard House. Our group stayed for three nights and we could have stayed longer. We drove into Columbus each morning to do our "business", but had the luxury of coming back to the Orchard House, and relaxing in a wonderful homespun farm B&B...great time to rejuvenate for the evening...wine and sunsets with the animals...delicious breakfast by Andrew...trust me...I haven't had this good of a breakfast for over 20 years...Thank you Don and Andrew!
5 sur juillet 28, 2012
My best friend and I wanted a cozy place to stay while we were in town. The Orchard House far exceeded our expectations. The Orchard House is charming with contemporary touches. We stayed in the Barbizon room and it had everything you needed for a pleasant stay. The entire house is clean, quiet, and very comfortable. The breakfast was great, the best blueberry pancakes we ever had. There is a orchard garden, hammock, and farm out back with llamas, alpacas, goats, peacocks, ducks, chickens and more! The inn keepers were friendly and inviting but not in your face like other places. We really enjoyed ourselves and are already planning to come back for a longer stay! Thank you guys! -La and Tay from Florida and Pittsburgh
5 sur juillet 17, 2012
my hubby and I had the pleasure of celebrating my birthday in this wonderful place, very callm and peaceful, we had our own separate suite. we are used to hotels, this was a wonderful surprise, the breakfasts were so good. the place is clean and very welcoming. the town of Granville is very charming w/many shops to explore. loved seeing the animals-llamas, alpacas, goats, pigs, dogs, and a few I am sure I have missed, very welcoming place to stay, thank you Don and Andrew, we had a wonderful time.
5 sur juillet 12, 2012
Our two nights at the Orchard House last week will keep on our minds for a looong time. Peaceful around and tranquility into the house with the incredible decoration. Owners cannot be better on this kind of business. Hopefully we can repeat our experience at the Orchard House. M. Pilar Espada
5 sur juillet 10, 2012
My husband and I were searching for a peaceful getaway to celebrate our anniversary so after eliminating the thought of big city bustle we decided on a bed and breakfast within a half days drive from home. We found Orchard House after searching Living Social Getaways and made our decision based on the excellent reviews across the board on various travel sites. The grounds were beautiful. The house sits back off the main road and is surrounded with mature trees. There is a courtyard garden full of beautiful flowers to the rear of the main house which is the guest house. The hosts reside in the carriage house behind the main. The back grounds house the barns and wonderful Llamas, Alpacas, Sheep, Goats, Chickens, and Pigs. Occasionally the hosts adorable dogs will be out there too. When we arrived Don greeted us and gave us a tour. We felt right at home immediately. The house was a delight and a mixture of antiques, eclectic decor and modern amenities all beautifully co-mingled. It was also perfectly immaculate with not a speck of dust in sight. There are home made cookies and tea, coffee, or soft drinks available. They also offer a wine and cheese hour daily which we truly enjoyed. The morning breakfasts were delicious. On the first morning we had blueberry pancakes and there were more blueberries than pancake! Day 2 was angel food cake french toast. Amazing creation! This bed and breakfast was certainly a rare find and we are going to make it our annual anniversary trip. Thank you Andrew and Don for being such gracious hosts!
5 sur mai 06, 2012
It’s been a couple of weeks since I stayed at the Orchard House in Granville, Ohio, and each morning I wake hoping to still be tucked away at the quaint inn. If you are looking for a weekend getaway where you have the opportunity to meet others but don’t feel the pressure of having to engage or be smothered – Orchard House is may be the perfect place for you. The innkeepers, Andrew and Don, have struck the right balance of being welcoming and pleasantly visible and invisible. I had the pleasure of staying in the spacious Whitman Room which is perfect for a couple alone or traveling with small children.Each night, I melted into the heavenly bedding and ample supply of pillows covering the room’s queen-sized bed, and then I found myself lingering as long as I could the next morning only being lured out by the delectable aromas that permeated my room from the kitchen. Besides my heavenly bed, breakfast was served according to my schedule, and portions were plentiful including a blend of fresh breads, fruit, a protein as eggs or meat, juice and an unlimited supply of coffee. Besides Andrew’s preparation of the bacon which is by far the best I’ve ever had, the evening wine and cheese hour was certainly a highlight that I planned my day around. It was a lovely opportunity to meet other guests, try different wines and sample local cheeses and learn more about the community.My weekend ended with me feeling refreshed and grateful for discovering this gem – a rare combination of quality of service, charming accommodations and tasty delights for a great deal. If you are looking for a place to escape and enjoy the beauty of the farm setting, Orchard House should top the list –- it certainly is mine. -Amee R
5 sur avril 27, 2012
We were weary after travelling several hours from Missouri and looked forward to a restful night. The accommodations we lovely, and we were served a fabulous breakfast of French toast, bacon, strawberries, juice and coffee. We also loved the farm there. Highly recommend!
5 sur avril 11, 2012
This was our favorite romantic getaway ever! It's just what we needed to rest, refresh and revitalize. The breakfast was awesome, and the wine and cheese hour was a nice touch. We enjoyed walking the large grounds, visiting the animals. The room was so luxurious and was very clean. We would definitely visit again. C and L
5 sur avril 07, 2012
This little gem of a B&B is tucked up in the fields and forests between Columbus and Newark and is worth a stop. Alpacas and a host of other animals are hanging around the fenced in field you can walk to or see from the breakfast nook and the innkeeper is gardening up the place remarkably efficiently given the short time they've owned the place. Keep an eye out for the herb garden's produce since it is bound to appear in the breakfast somehow. My room was comfortable and the bed luxurious, except for the strong soap smell of the laundry which I found hard to sleep with. Breakfast was sublime and nicely balanced (corn pancakes, sausage, fresh blackberries when I was there), the coffee strong enough, and the view of the domestic and wild animals was refreshing to the spirit. Thanks, guys.
4,4 sur avril 02, 2012
I recently stayed at the Orchard House for the first time and fell in love with ever aspect of hospitality. I honestly felt like I was at a magical home away from home from the property to the rooms to the dining. The entire house had a modern appeal while maintaining its old world heritage, which is why I had chosen it in the first place. In addition the dining was more than I could have ever hoped for. My boyfriend had prearranged a dinner to be prepared for just the two of us, and at first I was skeptical if I would enjoy this, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was romantic, personalized to my vegetarian diet, and absolutely delicious. I can't wait to return to the Orchard House!
4,0 sur mars 09, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Orchard House....we met our son and his family there, and our grandchildren could not get enough of the outdoors with the bunnies, the llamas and all the other fun sites and experiences. Huge front yard accommodated frisbee and generally running around for young legs :) Accomodations were top-notch and food was plentiful and delicious. We plan a return visit soon~
3,2 sur mars 05, 2012
My friends and I stopped for one night at this beautiful B&B. We were late in arriving but were welcomed warmly by one of the owners. Our rooms were beautifully furnished but the windows were painted shut so there was no fresh air for sleeping. Breakfast was indeed very good, fresh fruit and maple syrup on their version of French toast. I was surprised that Andrew, the other owner, did not want to chat with us but went on with the household chores while we were there, not the usual friendly manner I associate with B&B owners.
Réponse du propriétaire
Hello! I just wanted to apologize for not stopping by to chat in the morning. We find some of our guests like to chat, and some do not, and in this case I must have misjudged. Since I also have the animals to feed in the morning, I sometimes need to rush out after breakfast is served. Again, I apologize, and hope you are able to come back and enjoy a conversation over wine and cheese!
- Andrew (innkeeper)
4,0 sur février 16, 2012
The Orchard House Bed & Breakfast offered us a much needed retreat. We felt like we had escaped to our country home. The place is charming and welcoming. The room offered a quite place to retreat to, the dining room a place to enjoy a glass a wine, with or without company. Breakfast was delicious.
5 sur janvier 16, 2012
I had a lovely stay at the Orchard Inn and would highly recommend this charming and lovely B&B. The rooms were immaculate and beautiful and I immediately felt welcome and comfortable; Don and Andrew are fabulous and kind hosts. The breakfast was excellent and creative as well. Additionally, there are beverages, snacks, and cookies available throughout the day. The 5:30pm wine and cheese spread was an enjoyable way to spend the evening. I can't wait to go back!
3,4 sur novembre 29, 2011
I enjoyed a lovely, albeit, quick stay here en route to my family's house for Thanksgiving. The room and bathroom were extremely clean and well-appointed. Very comfortable and welcoming. Since I was departing early the next morning, I had requested a breakfast to go. It was comprised of a bagel, cream cheese, orange juice, and a banana, and I found it a bit lacking--a nice homemade scone or something of the sort would have been more on-par with the B&B experience. But overall, I had a fabulous time and look forward to passing through again! Hopefully I'll be able to stay a bit longer next time :)
Réponse du propriétaire
Hi! Thank you for your feedback! We're sorry that your takeaway breakfast wasn't up to the rest of your experience, and you are right, we can do better. We will definitely enhance our takeaway option in the future! We do hope that you can come back and get the full breakfast experience with us next time you are passing through Granville! Best, Don and Andrew Innkeepers Orchard House Bed & Breakfast
- Don & Andrew (Innkeepers)
4,6 sur octobre 11, 2011
The only thing disappointing about Orchard House was that we could only stay one night - we like it so much we would have skipped our Saturday night plans if another guest had not already booked our room. We arrived a little later than their wine and cheese hour, but instead of telling us "too bad, you just missed it" Don greeted us, showed us to our room, and opened another bottle. We quickly made friends with the other 2 couples staying there and the Irish Setter "Bob Evans." Stay at Orchard House - you will not be disappointed.
4,6 sur septembre 26, 2011
We felt at home the minute we walked in the door! Our suite was great - spacious and comfortable, with a sitting area, and even a balcony to relax on. The home was very nicely decorated, with several sitting areas to relax in, or watch television. Food was delicious. We appreciated the Wi-Fi, wherever we wandered. Views are beautiful, and the Orchard House is in a quiet, peaceful location. We are already planning future stays at this lovely B&B, whenever we have events to attend in Granville!
5 sur septembre 07, 2011
My husband and I went to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary and to relax. The grounds were amazing, and the breakfasts and baked goods were phenomenal! We've already booked our next visit with Don and Andrew.
4,6 sur août 24, 2011
We really enjoyed our 2 night stay. Our hosts were most welcoming and the wine and cheese hour made an extra special start to each evening. Breakfast was served at our convenience and was excellent! The antics of the farm animals was entertaining.
4,8 sur août 17, 2011
I enjoyed the Orchard House immensely, and only wished I could have stayed more than one night. The house itself is gorgeous -- a nineteenth century, graceful, large house on a beautiful acreage. The owners are welcoming and relaxed; the whole atmosphere, in fact, is welcoming and relaxed, like a real home away from home. Each afternoon Andrew places fresh cookies or other scrumptious items out for guests in the huge first floor, filled with cozy spots to sit and talk or read or watch t.v. The dining room is lovely, with windows looking out onto a meadow, and the breakfast Andrew made was superb: homemade corn pancakes, yummy, with the best bacon I have ever tasted, and great coffee. I'd recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone; it would be especially fun to have a family group here, filling the 3 rooms.
5 sur août 10, 2011
One of the best I've ever stayed in! The first b and b stay for/with my daughter - something I hope will be an annual tradition for us. Her comment to me on the way home - "The bar has been set very high.." and ".. not sure I'd want to stay anywhere else". Great host, beautiful home, great food.
5 sur juillet 31, 2011
I mean that in the absolute best of ways. Orchard House is a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The rooms were charming, clean, and tastefully decorated. I tend to avoid B&B stays because I find that most have overwhelming Victorian décor…much too busy for my tastes, and Orchard House was just what the décor doctor ordered. I chose the Whitman room for my stay, which I found to be incredibly comfortable. The bed wrapped it’s arms around me like a cloud. The linens were soft yet crisp. The bathroom was Immaculately clean and modern, complete with Gilchrist and Soames products. Interesting conversation was at the top of the order during wine and cheese hour with the wonderful proprietors, Don and Andrew. And talk about a fabulous breakfast? Try hot corn cakes served with hot pure maple syrup, perfectly done brown sugar bacon, a heaping bowl of fresh strawberries, cold fresh orange juice and hot coffee. The food is heavy on natural local products and the quality shows. Andrew also makes some killer jams in his kitchen, and I managed to take away a jar of what is sure to be a blue ribbon winner at the Ohio State Fair this year…Carrot Cake Jam. My elderly mother has managed to down the whole jar…she thinks it is just this side of heaven! My only regret was that I had to check out early when a possible appointment in Columbus became a reality and I had to quickly pack and be on my way. You can be assured that I will be visiting Don and Andrew at Orchard House again.
4,8 sur juillet 24, 2011
Thanks so much to Andrew and Don for a lovely visit! The house is beautiful and so inviting. the breakfasts were delicious. It was close enough to Columbus but we could still enjoy the small town of Granville. I plan on returning soon with friends.
5 sur juillet 04, 2011
The room was spotless, the bed extremely comfortable, and the hospitality superb. There were so many delightful details attended to...beverages and cookies available at all times, a welcome tray with water and even treats for our dog in our room and a bedside internet viewer to mention a few. The setting is peaceful and Granville is about a five minute drive away.
5 sur juin 07, 2011
Everything from beginning to end was picture perfect. The house is decorated wonderfully- modern yet country, not chintzy at all like so many B and B's. The house is full of complimentary snacks, games, Netflix, etc., plus you can visit the animals on the farm, including llamas and bunnies. The room was comfortable and quiet and the owners are so welcoming. We had a complimentary breakfast and wine and cheese hour- be sure to ask about their homemade jam. A wonderful place if you want to get away from the city or just the everyday without having to go too far.
5 sur juin 07, 2011
The house is beautiful and very historic. Our room was decorated very well and included the attached bathroom. Our bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was delicious and very fresh, as the eggs used came from the coop, the strawberries from the field. Would definitely recommend a stay here, and will be back should we be in the area again. The hosts are personable and welcoming.
5 sur avril 09, 2011
Our visit to Orchard House was perfect. The owners attention to detail made us feel pampered. They have mastered the art of hospitality in a perfect setting.
5 sur avril 02, 2011
I was tired of staying in the traditional hotel and was looking for something unique. I found it at Orchard House. It really is like staying at a farm, without the work. The rooms are decorated tastefully, while maintaining the integrity of the centuries old farm house. You have your privacy, as the owners live next door, but don't worry, they are never far away if you need something. Just ask and they will take you to see the animals out back (llamas to baby chicks...don't miss the lamb, he's precious). The evening wine and cheese gathering is the perfect time to relax and casually chat with Andrew and Don about Orchard House, as it seems like everything, including the names of the animals, has an interesting anecdote to accompany it. Find out the history of the farm house and all that went into the renovation. Waterloo, the baby lamb, was born there, so you can hear about that first hand. From animals and artwork, to the interesting lamps, old books, hand crafted and antique furniture (the dining room table is spectacular), you can spend hours browsing this B & B as if you were in a museum. Homemade breakfast and fresh baked goods, combined with the unique charm and comfort you will find at Orchard House will keep you coming back when you are in Granville or just need a short respite from City life. For those of you who are wondering, the rooms are clean and very nicely decorated; the bathrooms are fully renovated. Sure, it looks and feels like country, however it is only a few short miles to the Denison campus. I highly recommend Orchard House to any Denison parent or visiting alumni. Students at Denison love family visitors, but they are still plenty busy on the weekends and typically can't entertain you every minute. You will have plenty to keep you occupied during your visit to Orchard House. What a great place to stay!
5 sur mars 29, 2011
My wife and I stayed 3 nights for a nearby wedding and could not have asked for more. They've got all the big things sorted – beautiful rooms, amazing home-cooked breakfasts, beautiful common rooms, all the usual amenities in high quality – but what makes this place particularly special is their attention to small details: like complimentary home-cooked pastries, quality coffees and teas available at all times; a superb and original decorative/artistic sense; Netflix and Pandora on demand; making and then turning down the bed morning and eve; and much more… And the setting is also special, with animals around but by no means invading or causing allergic reactions for my typically quite sensitive wife. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and take a walk through the fields out back before going about your business in Columbus or quaint Granville. A pleasure all around!
5 sur mars 27, 2011
Beautiful historic home with very comfortable bedroom and bathroom.
4,8 sur mars 10, 2011
I stayed here with my wife in early 2011, in the Walden Room. The bedroom was nicely decorated and cozy, with lots of light and plenty of space. Orchard House was just opening at the time, so some of the other rooms were works-in-progress, but it is clear the Andrew has a decorator's eye and will outfit them nicely. The breakfast was delicious (we had waffles one morning and spinach souffle the next), and correctly-sized (i.e. not gluttonously large). Being a new place, I'm sure Andrew will be working through new recipes for a while, and ironing out kinks, but there were no kinks while I was there. It was fun walking around the farm and meeting all of the animals. While the typical measures of a B&B (the room & food) were spot-on, the farm aspect of Orchard House is what makes it distinctive. Two new sheep had just arrived the day we also arrived, and we spent a while just watching them chase the llamas around. Add in all the other animals (chickens, dogs, rabbits - I could go on) and it's impressive that Andrew has the time to run the B&B AND take care of all of them. Children will get a kick out of the animals (hopefully not literally!) and will probably be able to help feed them. I liked the distance from Columbus - it was far enough that you felt like you had escaped from the city, but was close enough that we were able to go out there one Saturday night. Granville and Davidson are right down the road, and if were visiting someone at Davidson, Orchard House would be my top choice. Overall, Orchard House is a great place to stay right now and I imagine it will only get better with time. We'll try to stay here whenever we are in the area.