Property Address: 123 W Main St.
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
Contact: Gene Denney, Owner
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Telephone: (419) 663-8132
Contact Toll-free: (419) 681-3462
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Property URL: https://www.georgianmanorinn.com
Date Business Established: 01/01/97
Trade Association Affiliations: AAA
Financials Verified: Yes
Area Description: 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 a small-town, friendly atmosphere with uptown small businesses that include jewelers, antiques, a bicycle shop, a furniture store, and a special shop – When Pigs Fly store. There are two wineries on the outskirts of Norwalk providing wine and dining. In addition, there are six other wineries within 30 minutes.
For sports-minded people, there are several nice golf courses 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, and 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 have 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, the historical society gave guided walking tours of the street. Some of the properties have been in the same family for many years like the five-plus acre estate next to the Georgian Manor.
Structural Description: The Inn has four exquisitely decorated guest rooms (lots of wallpaper) with private baths, walk-in closets, robes, TVs 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 back stairs in event of an emergency. There are two supply rooms for storing cleaning supplies.
For the guests who wish to relax on site, there are five well-appointed public rooms including a library, a living room (with two comfortable sofas in front of a fireplace), a huge foyer where guests have enjoyed playing cards, and an enclosed porch overlooking gardens. Lots of refinished oak wood floors, pocket doors, mahogany paneled dining room. Two and a half car garage with above patio, adjacent sandstone patio, small pond with waterfalls 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 9,000 square feet that provides private, well-situated owner living quarters of approximately 1,488 sq ft. with stained glass, guest, and public rooms totaling 4,690 sq. ft. plus 2,886 sq. ft. of storage space in the boiler room and forth level ballroom.
Offering: In addition to the large house, we have a Carriage house at the rear of the property that is used to house lawn equipment, ladders, and umbrellas. Our plans and pricing is 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. 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.
Inspected and evaluated annually by AAA, the Georgian Manor Inn, since the year 2000 has been rated a “AAA Four Diamond Lodging” and in 2021, the inn 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
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 is $695,000. You may view additional details the “For Sale” listing at: Georgian Manor Inn – B&B – Norwalk, OH Inn for Sale (innshopper.com)
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