Gambier, Mount Vernon and the surrounding communities in central Ohio offer a range of lodging and dining choices convenient to Kenyon. The College operates the Kenyon Inn, right on campus, and a ten-minute drive brings you to Mount Vernon, with many more lodging options.

The Kenyon Inn100 West Wiggin Street, 30 rooms, A/C, dining room, accessible accommodations, 800-258-5391, 740-427-2202. Please note: the Kenyon Inn is not available for guest reservations during major College events such as Commencement Weekend, Family Weekend and Reunion Weekend.

The Gambier House(bed and breakfast), 107 East Wiggin Street, charming Victorian, 6 rooms with private baths, full gourmet breakfast, no pets, no smoking, no children under 12. 740-427-2668.

The Chester Lane Cottage. On a quiet one way street close to campus, this small, self-catering house will accommodate 2 or 3 people. 410-212-3468,

The Hoffmann Guest House10189 Quarry Chapel Road. The Hoffmann Guest House is a two bedroom, two bath, single story, fully furnished home with full kitchen, living room, dining area, washer and dryer, outdoor patio and plenty of parking, outdoor furniture and propane grill.  

The Gambier Loft. 20971 Hopewell Road (3 miles south of campus). This 1800's renovated barn sleeps 4-5. The 1200 sq. foot space is fully furnished with a full bath, kitchen, living and dining rooms. 614-578-5997,

The Log Cabin on Jacobs RoadLocated just south of campus, offers three bedrooms. The cabin sleeps 4 comfortably and includes 1.5 baths and laundry facilities. For reservations, contact, 740-358-3151.

Walnut Woods Bed & Breakfast, via Airbnb. An 1840's Federal style brick farm house available to rent on Grove Church Road in Gambier. Suitable for up to 4 guests with 2 bedrooms, 3 beds and 2 baths. Watch a video about the rental.

Homeowner's Alliance. Provides local lodging in and around Gambier for big event college weekends. Quality whole house and room rentals available. Contact: Susan Kahrl 740- 501-4892

Kenyon College Switchboard. An online space that brings all Kenyon communities together, Switchboard will allow you to make “Asks” or “Offers” for housing in the area. Follow the link to sign up!

Airbnb. A search for housing in Gambier, Mount Vernon or Apple Valley will turn up a number of local private residences available to rent for your stay.  

Gambier Guest House. Located just 2.5 miles outside the village of Gambier in a beautiful country setting, this guest house is separated from the main house by the garage and includes 2,000 square feet of living space with a private entrance. Home includes 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, complete kitchen, dining room, living room, common area with sofa bed. Contact Julie at 330-350-2924.

Rogan House Bed & Breakfast. Located at 401 Chase Avenue in Gambier, this charming and newly renovated farmhouse offers locally-sourced breakfast and rooms with all the comforts of home. Get in touch at or 740-427-3203.

Andorfer/Black House. Industrial/modern/Scandinavian, rural meets big city. Situated on 60 rolling and wooded acres with hiking trails throughout, overlooking 3-acre pond. On same acreage as Felicia’s Guest House, but with a different vibe. 3 bedrooms; 3 baths; full kitchen; living room; upper and lower decks; patios with grill and outdoor seating. Details and photos available by email at or text/call 740-501-0669.

The Bungalow on Belvedere. This quaint ranch style home located on State Route 229, 1/2 mile west of Mount Vernon, and 6 miles from Kenyon offers accommodations up to six. Two bedrooms each with king size beds, and an office/den with an inflatable queen bed for extra guests. 1 1/2 baths, living room, kitchen, sun porch, and deck. Non smoking and no pets please. No TV or WiFi available. Contact Cristia Small at 740-398-6794 for information. 

Comfort Inn 150 Howard Street. 58 rooms, 2 suites, indoor pool, continental breakfast, accessible accommodations, 800-480-8221, 740-392-6886. Please note that the Comfort Inn may be unavailable for guest reservations in the 2020–21 academic year.

Felicia's Guest House10996 Banning Road. Charming 1875 country guest house on 60 picturesque acres. 4 guest rooms; shared bath. Overnight accommodations or hourly rental for small meetings, seminars, retreats, or photo shoots. Please email or text/call 740-501-0669.

Holiday Inn Express Upper Gilchrist Road. 70 rooms, A/C, pool, wireless Internet access, onsite exercise facility, complimentary breakfast, accessible accommodations, 800-465-4329, 740-392-1900.

Kepple Country Manor. Four bedroom, beautifully decorated 1800's fully furnished home, located on the east side of Mount Vernon convenient to the shopping plaza and Kenyon. Contact: 740-393-3594.

The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel12 Public Square, The newly constructed hotel with Victorian décor. The Grand offers amenities such as a fitness center, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, business center, two conference spaces and an upscale breakfast. Call 844-700-1717 or 740-397-4268 or email at

Mount Vernon Inn601 West High Street (U.S. 36), 12 units, including 2 houses, 1 cottage and 1 suite, kitchens, A/C, continental breakfast, 740-392-9881.

Super 8 Motel Coshocton Avenue48 units, A/C, pool, non-smoking rooms available, continental breakfast, accessible accommodations, 800-800-8000, 740-397-8885.

The Coleman Family Gallery Apartment218 S. Main St. (5 miles from Gambier) 2 bedroom, 1 bath, small kitchen plus sitting room, back entrance, parking space 740-501-0308

The Sanctuary at Wild Rose AcresNewark Road, an exclusive bed and breakfast inn and stables in a rural, private, tranquil setting with a luxurious room, king size bed and Japanese soaking tub, 740-507-7718.

Warwick Farm Cottage16620 Wells Road, country cottage with a full gourmet kitchen, washer & dryer, walk in shower, king bed and a large living room/dining room area. Two roll away beds available, 740-507-6663.

Private Entrance, via AirBnB. 6 Orchard Drive, private entrance into lower-level living quarters and shared screened-in porch, family room (can sleep 2+ on couches), bedroom with king-size bed, full bathroom with shower. Currently nightly rate: $99.

Norwood Inn and Suites. 1213 East Dublin-Granville Road (Interstate 71 at Ohio 161), 130 rooms, A/C, continental breakfast, indoor pool, health club, accessible accommodations, 800-221-2222, 614-885-4084.

Embassy Suites. 2700 Corporate Exchange Drive, Interstate 270 at Cleveland Avenue, 221 suites, A/C, dining room, pool, complimentary breakfast, wireless Internet access, exercise room, refrigerator and microwave in each suite, accessible accommodations, 800-315-1051, 614-890-8600.

Hyatt Regency. Ohio Center, 350 North High Street, 633 rooms, A/C, dining room, health club, wireless Internet access, 800-233-1234, 614-463-1234.

Marriott Courtyard Easton. 3900 Morse Crossing off Hwy. 270's Easton exit, 126 rooms, nonsmoking, A/C, dining room, spa, pool, wireless Internet access, accessible accommodations, 800-228-9290, 614-416-8000.

Courtyard by Marriott New Albany. 5211 Forest Drive, New Albany, OH 43054, indoor pool, fitness center, free WiFi, 614-855-1505.

Hampton Inn New Albany. 5220 Forest Drive, New Albany, OH, 43054, indoor pool, fitness center, free breakfast, free WiFi, 614-855-8335.

Beautiful Apple Valley home. Full basement rental offers two bedrooms, one king and one queen, as well as a large family room with three exercise machines. Contact Stephen Morris at 740-390-0892.

Comfort Inn Interstate 71 at Ohio 97. 855 Comfort Plaza Drive, 99 rooms, A/C, pool, hot tubs, exercise, continental breakfast, Splash Harbor waterpark, 419-886-4000.

Quality Inn & Suites. Interstate 71 at Ohio 97, 1000 Comfort Plaza Drive, 66 rooms, A/C, indoor pool and fitness room, complimentary breakfast, accessible accommodations, 800-276-7415, 419-886-7000.

Wishmaker House. 116 Main Street, Bellville, Ohio 44813, 8 guest rooms, all with their own bathrooms. Several of them also have balconies and fireplaces. All of the rooms have wireless internet and flat screen televisions,, 419-886-9463.

Indian Bear Lodge & Cabin Rentals. 3483 McCament Road, Walhonding, OH. Lodge offers lodging for every size group.  We have a restaurant on site as well as a winery and vineyard.  This 200 acre resort has everything you need for the perfect getaway.  For more information please visit our websites and, or call 740-668-2100.

Stahl's Farm Vacations. Two cabins available. The Weston House at 28655 McKee Rd, Frazeysburg, OH, accommodate 9-14 people with 2 king, 3 queen, and 4 twin beds. The cabin is situated on 55 acres of private and secluded land, has 3 fishing ponds, indoor fireplace, hot tub, outdoor fire pit and mowed hiking paths. The Jug Run Lodge at 29186 Jug Run Road, Frazeysburg, OH, accommodates 8 people with 1 king, 4 queens, and 1 twin bed (with option for another twin bed). This cabin is on a 120 acre farm with 4 fishing ponds, hot tub, pool table, fireplace, outdoor fire pit. Both properties are completely stocked and move in ready. Please visit website or call 740-668-7075 or 740-507-5356.

Scenic Ridge Guest House. 6 bedrooms, A/C, fully equipped kitchen, grill, parking for horse trailers, library and board games, fire pit, flower gardens, no smoking, pets considered, 419-564-4226,

Luftberg Farm Bed and Breakfast. 6600 Bunkerhill South Road, Butler, Ohio 44822. 5 rooms in a modern country farmhouse including a full breakfast. 38 acres with 15 acres of woods, bird watching, camp fires and outdoor/indoor games, 3 porches, picnic grove, easily accessible on main highways. 419-883-2232, visit their website or book through AirBnB.

Heartland Country Resort. 3020 Township Road 190 (Interstate 71, exit 151), 3 suites, 1 loft, A/C, dining room, breakfast, stables, farm activities, fireplace, kitchenettes, Jacuzzi, no smoking, pets allowed for a fee, 740-513-1990, 800-230-7030.

Apple Butter Inn (bed and breakfast). 455 Hill Street, 4 rooms plus 2-suite carriage house, 740-622-1329.

Super 8 Motel South Whitewoman Street. 48 rooms, 3 suites (2 with jacuzzis), A/C, indoor pool, wireless Internet access, exercise center, no elevator, 800-800-8000, 740-622-8899.

Country Squire Inn and Suites. 275 South Whitewoman Street, 50 rooms, A/C, pets allowed for fee, accessible accommodations, 740-622-9823.

Sunset Ridge Log Cabins. 11772 Shoemaker Road, two cabins offering privacy and beautiful views, couples only, no pets, no smoking in cabins, 740-599-2981.

Taigan Hills Bed & Breakfast. 26367 Danville Amity Rd, B&B, vineyard, event center and winery. Visit or book through Airbnb.

The White Oak Inn (bed and breakfast). 29683 Walhonding Road State Route 715, 10 rooms, 2 cabins, private baths, dining room, no smoking, wireless internet access, accessible accommodations, 740-599-6107.

Buxton Inn (bed-and-breakfast complex). 313 East Broadway, 26 rooms, private baths, 4 dining rooms, no pets, 740-587-0001.

Granville Inn. 314 East Broadway, 30 rooms, dining room, pub, 740-587-3333.

Studio 555. 555 West Broadway, is a unique offering within walking distance to Denison and downtown Granville.  Industrial in style, Studio 555 offers 1000 square feet featuring two bedrooms, a fully equipped modern kitchen and a heavenly bathroom with custom shower and soaking tub facing a wall mounted television, email:, 740-877-3186.

The Broadway Guest House. 664 West Broadway, beautifully renovated home within walking distance to downtown Granville, dining, & shops.  Modern in style, the Guest House offers 1800 square feet featuring three bedrooms, one bath, a fully equipped kitchen and open living spaces. Renting to one party at a time, the guest house can comfortably accommodate six guests, email:, 740-877-3186.

The Loft. 107 North Prospect, conveniently located in downtown Granville, the Loft offers 400 square feet of modern living space with a luxurious king bed, open living area with designer furnishings, and a cozy work area overlooking the streets of downtown Granville.  Dining choices are endless as eight different dining alternatives are within steps of the Loft.  The Loft offers a true boutique lodging experience in the heart of downtown Granville, email:, 740-877-3186.

The Welsh Hills Inn. 2133 Cambria Mill Rd, Granville, OH - award-winning, select registry lodging in historic Granville's Welsh Hills, equestrian countryside. Complimentary breakfast and late afternoon wine & cheese gathering. Five guest rooms & suites, private baths, swimming pool, hot tub, and many more amenities! Easy 25-30 minute drive to Gambier. Kenyon College loyalty program includes 10% savings on rooms & suites and 10th room-night free. Use promo code KCLORDS when booking. 740-321-1493.

Best Western Plus. 122 Arrowhead Blvd. (Ohio 79), 70 units, A/C, indoor pool, exercise room, full hot breakfast, 888-323-3643, 740-928-1800. Two miles to Buckeye Lake State Park.

Somewhere In Time B&B. 1150 State Rt. 97, 4 bedrooms, full breakfast included, 419-884-8885.

Landoll's Mohican Castle. 561 Township Road 3352, 11 suites in castle, 2 luxury cottages and 4 suites in their Highland Building, pool, restaurant, 419-994-3427, 800-291-5001.

Mohican Little Brown Inn-Motel. 940 South Market Street, 20 rooms, A/C, children under 12 free, nonsmoking, continental breakfast, accessible accommodations, 419-994-5525, 888-994-5525.

42 Motel. 2444 Lexington Avenue (Ohio 42), 22 units, A/C, 419-884-1315.

Hampton Inn of Mansfield. 1051 North Lexington Springmill Road, 61 rooms, A/C, pool, continental breakfast, 419-747-5353, 800-426-7866.

Holiday Inn Mansfield. 116 Park Avenue West (Ohio 430), 139 units, A/C, indoor pool, dining room and lounge, accessible accommodations, no pets, 800-HOLIDAY, 419-525-6000.

Mansfield Fairfield Inn. 1065 North Lexington Springmill Road, 60 rooms, A/C, pool, continental breakfast, wireless Internet access, nonsmoking, handicap accommodations, 419-747-2200.

La Quinta Inn. 120 Stander Avenue (at Interstate 71 and Ohio 13), 87 rooms, A/C, indoor pool and spa, fitness room, continental breakfast, pets welcome, all non-smoking rooms, handicap accommodations, 800-531-5900, 419-774-0005.

Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages. 3230 Possum Run Road, Mansfield, Ohio, offers 28 cottages with king or queen beds, deck or bay-window sitting area, 2-person jacuzzi tub, TV, kitchenette, stove-oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster and wet sink area; Victorian Manor with 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths with fully equipped gourmet kitchen, formal sitting and dining area, family TV room, outside porch for bonfire and cook-outs; Country Lodge with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, perfect place for roughing it in style, comfortable great room, wrap-around deck, full kitchen with dining area, multi-purpose room for meetings or recreation. Contact us for special rates for students and parents. 419-756-2200

Hotel Millersburg. 35 West Jackson Street, 32 rooms, A/C, dining room and tavern, 800-822-1457.

The Inn at Honey Run. 6920 County Road 203, 39 rooms, A/C, dining room, no children under 12, 2 cottages, accessible accommodations, 330-674-0011.

Best Western. 3991 County Road 172, 33 units, A/C, outdoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast, no pets, wireless Internet access, accessible accommodations with special rates, 800-528-1234, 419-768-2378.

Heritage House. 6639 State Route 95, Mt Gilead 43338. The Heritage House is a fully remodeled farmhouse with 3 spacious suites. Uniquely furnished rooms include a full bath, work space, TV, wifi, keypad locks and A/C. Breakfast included, with access to a living room, dining area, outdoor seating area and plenty of parking. Phone: 419-751-2008. Email: Website:

Rose Heart Inn. 88 East High Street, bed and breakfast, 5 guest rooms with private baths, TV room, free wireless Internet access, 419-946-6668.

Cherry Valley Lodge. 2299 Cherry Valley Road, 200 rooms, pool, dining room, spa, Internet, 740-788-1200, 800-788-8008.

Courtyard by Marriott. 500 Highland Boulevard, 84 rooms, A/C, nonsmoking, exercise facilities, cooked to order bistro, internet access, accessible accommodations, 800-321-2211, 740-344-1800, 740-344-1311 (fax).

Comfort Inn & Suites (Ohio 79). 63 units, A/C, indoor pool, exercise room, continental breakfast, 740-522-0770.

The DoubleTree Hotel. 50 N 2nd Street, Newark, Ohio 43055, 117 guest rooms and suites, indoor pool, complimentary self-parking, fitness room, on site full service restaurant, business center and meeting rooms, complete on-site catering and more, 740-322-6455 or 800-222-TREE.

Mohican State Park Resort. 4700 Goon Road, Perrysville, Ohio, 96 units, A/C, 2 pools, dining room, fitness room, nature trails, accessible accommodations, 419-938-5411.