Georgian Manor Inn – B & B

  • $695,000
123 West Main Street, West Main Street Historic District, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, 44857, United States
Featured For Sale Inn / Bed + Breakfast
123 West Main Street, West Main Street Historic District, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, 44857, United States
  • $695,000

Description

Sale Information:

Regretfully, after 25 years as Innkeepers of our upscale INN and reaching our mid-seventies in age, we have placed our gorgeous property on the for-sale market as a turnkey sale opportunity.

Price of this turnkey, well established property with over 9000 sq. ft. on 1.3 acres with lots of upscale furnishings is $695,000.

Inspected and evaluated annually by AAA, the Georgian Manor Inn, since year 2000 has been rated a “AAA Four Diamond Lodging” and in 2021 received its consecutive “Four Diamond Award” placing itself among a very select small group of only 18 Ohio lodgings in 2021 (including Cleveland’s Ritz Carlton) to receive the distinguished award. Although there have been several really special guests, this one does stand out:  Special guest comment following stay in 2007: “This is the most wonderful and hospitable home I have ever stayed.   Thank you for your kindness and exceptional food.”  By Walter Scheib, Former White House Executive Chef, 1994-2005.

Our plans and pricing are based on our taking the innkeeper’s living quarter’s furniture but leaving the washers and driers, plus the kitchen items that are used extensively with the Inn such as double ovens, refrigerator / freezer, stove, dish washer, kitchen table and chairs.  Even a full set of China used for serving will remain.  In addition, items in the office will also go with the current owners.  Also, there are various pictures and special gifts that may appear in photos that have some personal connections that we may also take.

Location:

Norwalk, Ohio is located in north central Ohio one hour from Toledo and one hour from Cleveland and two hours from Columbus and 20 minutes south of Lake Erie. This great area is the vacation hot spot in Ohio with a large variety of attractions and things to do and see. The area offers small town friendly atmosphere with uptown small businesses that includes jewelers, antiques, bicycle shop, furniture store, and a special shop – When Pigs Fly store. There are two wineries on the out shirts of Norwalk providing wines but also dining but in addition there are six other wineries within 30 minutes. For the sports minded people several nice golf courses are nearby plus one of the nation’s leading Drag Strips. For those who enjoy history there are some special things to consider. Firelands Museum is the oldest museum in Ohio plus the Fireland Historical Society is the second oldest in the state. Both are within walking distance of the Inn. One of the finest Presidential sites, President Hayes Center, a plus 20-acre site with a large home and separate museum / library, is just 30 minutes away. Further, Thomas Edison’s birthplace is a few minutes north of Norwalk with a cozy town square and specialty shops.
Just minutes away is Lake Erie with naturally appealing water activities and site seeing such as the Marblehead Lighthouse or the Lake Erie Islands. We have tennis courts available in the next block, biking / hiking trails nearby, fishing.

Site Description:

Located on 1.3 acres on Norwalk’s historic and architecturally rich, tree lined West Main Street is a Georgian style home built for a local dentist in 1906.  For the first sixty years of the home’s existence there has been only three owners and in 1996 Gene and Judy Denney, the seventh owners, purchased the home with the intent of making it an upscale bed and breakfast like those properties they had visited in England.

West Main Street (also Ohio route 61) goes through the middle of town and the Georgian Manor is only blocks from the town center where the Huron county courthouse is located.  In the past, the beautiful street of large estates was so charming and held considerable Norwalk history that the historical society gave guided walking tours of the homes.  Some of the properties have been in the same family for many years like the five plus acre estate next to the Georgian Manor.

Details of home:

The Inn has four exquisitely decorated guest rooms (lots of wallpaper) with private baths, walk in closets, robes, TV’s with cable connection, web access, ironing boards and irons plus there is a fifth room that can be combined with the Georgian room for guest use.  The most frequently booked guest room is the Lady Anne room with a canopy four poster queen bed, a sitting area with two comfortable armchairs, two walk-in closets, and a private balcony overlooking the gardens, pond, and pergola. All guest rooms are located on the second level off a large hallway with a backstair in event of an emergency. There are two supply rooms for storage of bedding material, bath amenities, and cleaning supplies.

For the guests who wish to relax on site, there are five well-appointed public rooms including library, living room (with two comfortable sofas in front of a fireplace), a huge foyer where guests have enjoyed playing cards and enclosed porch overlooking gardens. Lots of refinished oak wood floors, pocket doors, mahogany paneled dining room. Two and half car garage with above patio, adjacent sandstone patio, small pond with water falls and stream, lots of gardens and a large pergola where small weddings have been held.

There are four levels to the stately mansion with just over 9000 square feet that provides private, well situated owner living quarters of approximately 1488 sf with stained glass, guest and public rooms totaling 4690 sf plus 2886 sf of storage space in the boiler room and forth level ball room.

Special features:

Architecture:

  • Georgian Style House
  • Has Stained Glass
  • Has Oak Floors with Kitchen & Butler’s Pantry oak parquet
  • Has large entry doors with one surrounded by leaded windows
  • Front air lock and half bath have old porcelain floors
  • Ceilings: First floor 10 ft., 9 ft second floor and ball room level 10 ft., Innkeeper qtrs. 8 ft.
  • Set of original blueprints
  • First floor pocket doors with LR to Dr doors – Oak on one side and Mahogany on other
  • Coffered Dining Rm. ceiling with Mahogany beams and Mahogany paneled walls
  • Large 2 groove dish trays in Dining rm.
  • Large cove moldings and Denial moldings
  • Beautiful stairs with mezzanine level padded seating
  • Walk in Closets in guest rooms
  • Large hallway at second level
  • Classic Bracketed Cornices under Eaves and half-moon windows
  • Inside Brick walls in walk out basement
  • Large fireplace with adjacent oak bookcases

Special features of Inn – B & B

  • Location on historic architecturally – rich street on 1.3 acres
  • Spacious home provides ample space for Innkeepers living quarters away from Guest rms.
  • Five public rooms for guest use
  • Intercom system for guest entry, first floor office, and Innkeepers quarters
  • Private baths and walk in closets in guest rooms
  • Upscale custom drapes
  • Two porches and one large patio and another large sandstone patio
  • Small waterfalls, stream, and pond with lily pads
  • Stones walking paths and several gardens
  • Large pergola
  • Ample parking for guests
  • Lots of storage space for Innkeepers including two and half car garage, boiler rm and gift room, ball rm
  • For over 20 straight years AAA Four Diamond Award winner
  • Cover page and large article in “Ohio Magazine”

Details

Property ID
392881
5
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
Square Footage
9064
Lot Size
1.3
Year Built
1906
Style
Georgian
Updated on July 16, 2022 at 9:15 pm

Address

  • Address 123 West Main Street, West Main Street Historic District, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, 44857, United States
  • City Norwalk
  • State Ohio
  • Zip/Postal Code 44857
  • Country United States

Contact Agent

Gene Denney
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