Gracious Granville: A Mid-Ohio Gem!

We recently spent a weekend in Granville Ohio, a town that I’ve wanted to visit ever since my college days! We were on our way to pick up our new pup and decided to treat ourselves to a stay at the Granville Inn – a last hurrah of sorts before our social life got restricted to temporary lock-down.

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The Granville Inn

Located 30 minutes east of Columbus, the Granville Inn was built in 1924. It’s situated right in the downtown area of Granville, within easy walking distance to the shops/cafes and Denison University.

The rooms, while cozy, are well laid out and comfortable! I especially enjoyed the charming view from our window, overlooking one of the property’s patios. An amenity station with coffee, tea, snacks, etc. is located near the elevator on each floor.

King Room

Elegant, old-world details combined with modern amenities make the Granville Inn a popular choice for both wedding parties and parents visiting children at the adjacent Denison University.

The weather was perfect the weekend we were in town so we enjoyed dinner on the patio of the Oak Room Restaurant. Our waitress, Wendy, was super-friendly and attentive and suggested the steak Diane and scallops as a good surf & turf combo since we typically share entrees. Both dishes were fantastic and the dessert we chose, a cookie baked in a small cast iron skillet and topped with ice cream, was the best dessert I’ve eaten in a long time!

We stopped in the Tavern for a night cap and were thrilled to discover that the couple sitting next to us were the parents of Twitter sports personality McNeil (@reflog_18)! He was amazingly kind and supportive when I was in the Play CLE Twitter contest this spring and, after meeting his parents, I see where he gets his friendly demeanor. NOTE: Always sit at the bar and talk to the people next to you. I’ve met more interesting people that way!

Me with McGrandma1 (aka McNeil’s mom)!

Things to Do in Granville Ohio

Granville, Ohio is often cited as one of Ohio’s best home towns and it’s easy to see why! Packed with New England charm, a unique variety of shops and eateries and a variety of cultural activities, it’s certainly a place I’d have no trouble calling home. Take some time to walk the downtown area and find your own gems. A few specific places that we enjoyed are listed below:

If cultural pursuits are more your thing, check out the Avery-Downer House & Hunter Robbins Museum, the Bryn Du Mansion, the Denison Museum or the Granville Historical Society For those that prefer outdoor activities, try Alligator Mound or nearby Buckeye Lake State Park.

No matter what you choose, there is more than enough to guarantee a full long weekend in the Granville area! For more fun things to do in Ohio, check out these posts! Until next time,

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Author: Betsy Ramsey

Betsy Ramsey is the author of Natty Gal. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, she now lives there with her husband and Bichon-Frise, Dolce. A mindful fashion & capsule wardrobe enthusiast, she travels extensively, visiting 56 countries to date. Betsy is committed to helping others live their most fulfilling life!

2 thoughts on “Gracious Granville: A Mid-Ohio Gem!”

  1. I am glad to hear that you had a great trip. I haven’t been to Granville but boy, oh boy, does this make me want to go! I wouldn’t mind a steak Diane and scallop right about now. 🙂 That’s so awesome too you were able to spend time with McNeil’s mom – so cool!

    Maureen |

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