“Get Away” at A Cincy B&B
Does the thought of going in to work make you groan every time your alarm goes off? Are you tired of spending every weekend at the bar that’s five minutes away from your home? If so, it may be time for a refreshing “staycation.” Staycations are a great way to replenish yourself and get away without the cost of actually getting away. Try hiring a car service to take you to one of these beds and breakfasts, and see if you don’t feel better when you return to your usual routine.
The Clifton House
Here guests can treat themselves to a complimentary cup of tea or glass of wine; and the B&B isn’t far from great restaurants, shops, and the city’s oldest movie theater. Breakfast is cooked up by Chef Brian Potter, a graduate of the Midwest Culinary Institute and an eight-time winner of the American Culinary Federation medals. Guests consistently praise innkeeper Nancy Niehaus for her friendly and accommodating nature. But don’t just take our word for it; make a reservation and see for yourself.
500 Terrace Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
This bed and breakfast is housed in a former mansion that’s close to the Cincinnati Music Hall, so if you want a nice place to rest after seeing a symphony performance, this business is perfect. Monday through Thursday, there’s a complimentary breakfast, but the weekend is when you want to be there—sleepy guests can wake up to a gourmet breakfast. You can complement your delicious morning meal with a dinner at the on-site gourmet restaurant. It emphasizes local and seasonal ingredients, so the food is guaranteed to be fresh.
210 West 14th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Gaslight Bed and Breakfast
The original home that this business occupies had an “in-law” entrance on the second floor. When the building was remodeled, this additional entrance was kept so that guests could feel free to come and go as they pleased. In addition to this luxury, Gaslight also offers rooms with 310 thread count sheets made from Egyptian cotton and a complimentary snack basket. The stone fencing at the front of the building gives this business a quaint look, and at nighttime, the lights add a soft charm to Gaslight’s façade.
3652 Middleton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Six Acres strives to give guests a truly homey and comfortable experience. Proof? Its six rooms tout names such as “Grandma Beatrice” and “Grandma Grace,” and the classic interiors of each have the look of a bedroom in your grandparents’ house. It’s fifteen minutes away from the downtown area, and it’s also close to The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, if you feel like learning more about Cincy’s history.
5350 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45224
The Parker House
If you want to step back into the past, look no further than the Parker House, a Victorian-style home where the interior boasts 19th century paintings and decorations. Just one mile north of the downtown area, The Parker House is a great place where you can get away but also be close to all the action of the city. Guests can look forward to fresh pancakes, waffles, or fruit platters, and the staff is also open to suggestions for breakfast time.
2323 Ohio Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Staycations can be a great and low-key way to give yourself a vacation without spending too much money. Pick a weekend to treat yourself to everything Cincinnati has to offer, and you’ll end your stay with memories of great food, excellent service, and a newfound knowledge of a quaint bed and breakfast spot.
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