Harrison House Bed & Breakfast

(614) 421-2202 | View Website

313 W Fifth Ave, Columbus, OH | Directions   43201

39.987316 -83.014093

 
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Neighborhoods: University District

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Reviews for Harrison House Bed & Breakfast

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

...like staying with relatives you enjoy being around! – I remember staying with aunts and uncles, grandparents, in-laws, and assorted other relatives during my youth when traveling out of town with my parents. It was always a great time to socialize and catch up on the things going on in each others lives and discuss the events of the day. The hosting relatives would always cook a great breakfast, even made-to-order eggs at times. So in essence the bed-n-breakfast concept is an extension of something from my past, or at least I could hope it would be.

The proprietor of Harrison House Bed and Breakfast, Lynn Varney, is an example of everything that can be right with a B-n-B. I was made to feel welcomed, given the tour of the home and the various unexpected amenities of staying at Harrison House. There's a separate refrigerator in the kitchen for guests to keep their own chilled snacks or specialty items. It is stocked with 2-3 different types of white wine (Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Proseco during my visit), Pellegrino water, and a large bowl of fruit for the guests to enjoy. Red wine (3 styles to choose from) is kept to the left of the refrigerator along with a huge assortment of teas (more than 15 different types) and coffee.

All of the inclusives in your stay are nice. The rooms are well-appointed and immaculately clean. The circa 1890 structure is architecturally beautiful and maintained in perfect condition. The main differentiating point about Harrison House is Lynn. She is a witty, intelligent, and interesting conversationalist capable of discussing a broad range of topics and displays genuine interest in the people central to her guest’s life.

A bed and breakfast is much like a house in that it is nothing more than the lumber that frames, the shingles that roof, and the glass that provides view. Lynn Varney makes Harrison House bed and breakfast a "home" and truly places the motto "come as a guest, leave as a friend" into living practice.

Thank you for an excellent stay. It is my hope that I may return with my sweetheart Lorie in the future and can assure you that we will not consider any other place to stay in Columbus, because staying at Harrison House is like staying with relatives you enjoy being around.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

pricey for us but a very nice place to splurge – My husband and I stayed here for one night. The bed was so warm and comfy and the house was lovely. It's in a very walkable area with other beautiful homes. Breakfast was delicious and the hostess was congenial.

Recommends
over a year ago

This huge turquoise-and-cream 1890 Queen Anne home would stand out anywhere except where it's located--Victorian Village. – In Short
As the name Victorian Village implies, the neighborhood on the north side of Columbus is heaven for lovers of Victorian architecture. One of Columbus' first gentrified communities, it was once part of the seedy underbelly of the city. Now that all the houses have been renovated, it's a hip place for artists, entrepreneurs and old hippies. Each room features a private bath, cable TV and queen-sized bed. Breakfast is hearty and the proprietors are helpful and friendly.

 

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