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The gracefully elegant mixture of Victorian and Country charm is an invitation to relax, take a deep breath and enjoy all that surrounds you.

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FALL 2015

With leaf blowing season in full hue and cry, the start of Kenyon’s fall semester seems a distant memory. Gambier is cleaning up autumn and getting ready for winter blasts as this is written.

It has been a busy few months here at The Gambier House. Lots of sports and college visiting. Family Weekend was a big success with reasonable weather and nearly peak leaf peeping. Halloween wasn’t rained out for a change and the elementary school students at Wiggin St. had a wonderful costume parade right by the bed and breakfast.

Seems that nearly all of Kenyon’s sports teams made it to the post-season, GO LORDS and LADIES and our favorite: Ladies basketball, is about to start up. Their season is way too brief.

Our CSA is done for the year so you are all off the hook for chard and kale in the breakfast frittatas, but the local potatoes will be around a while longer. As will the apples, yum!

We’ve been making use of the Indian Summer days to get windows cleaned and painted and the back fence is getting its last coat even as I write this. Unfortunately, painting and new insulation will have to wait until spring as 170 year old clapboards turn out to be tricky things to work with. The sacrifices we make for historical elegance.

The weekdays are quieting down and there are rooms available. Weekend nights are open in late November but the swim meet has the first weekend in December all booked up. Please feel free to call or email us if you want a room or to be put on the wait list. Until then, remember the porch rockers are a great location to watch the world go by. We’re a hop, skip and jump away from Amish Country and the Kokosing Gap Trail is just down the hill.

We’ve a new email address: info@gambierhouse.com. The old address still works but not for too much longer.

Hope to see you soon,

E.J. Heer, Innkeeper
Hotspur and Pogo


Graduation weekend rooms are secured ONLY by way of a lottery that requires previous stays. Don’t wait until Senior year to experience the charm of The Gambier House and get in on this special lottery. Graduation 2016 is fully booked.

Currently, we are taking a wait list for Reunion 2016.  Please call or email us with your contact information to get on the list.

Family Weekend Lottery

The 2015 Family Weekend lottery is now closed. We will open the lottery for October 2016 on January 1st. Should you not be one of this year’s lucky 6 winners, we hope you will find another occasion to visit Kenyon and choose the Gambier House for your accommodations. We take reservations up to one year in advance (except for Parent and Graduation Weekends).