Mainstay Bed & Breakfast
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Please note that prices increase during hall of fame days and cancellation policy is 30 days during that time.
Step back a hundred years in time in our century-old Victorian home. The Mainstay bed and breakfast, built in 1886 and located in Louisville, Ohio, features richly carved oak, spacious rooms, and lovely tin ceilings. Its Queen Anne architectual style was most likely built from a design which appeared in Shopwell's Modern Houses, in 1886.
During the 20th century, the Mainstay has undergone outside alterations. The furnishings include many antiques throughout the house.
The Mainstay, located in Louisville, is easily accessible to both Canton and Alliance-less than ten minutes to the east and west. Several colleges (Malone, Walsh, Mount Union, Kent Stark) are located nearby. The National Football Hall of Fame is only minutes away.
Upon arrival, our guests will find a complimentary fruit and cheese basket, accompanied by sparkling espirit in their personal bed and breakfast refrigerator. This repast may be enjoyed in the comfort of their spacious air-conditioned room or in the adjoining sitting room.
All three guest rooms have a private bath and are filled with antiques. Le petit dejeuner or full country breakfast is served between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Secure, off street parking, nearby golf course, walking distance of downtown Louisville, laundry facilities and all the comforts of home are available to our guests.
We are eager to share our "old" home with you during your stay in Stark County.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Mary and Joe Shurilla for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Our guests often stay with us to see the Football Hall of Fame and celebrate family affairs (weddings etc.)
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are known for and take pride in our attention to detail and ability to meet guest needs.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Most people visit Louisville to experience the National Football Hall of Fame.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We have been praised for our great breakfast, décor and the history of our house.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Stark County has golf courses, museums, wineries and Amish country.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
A guest should take advantage of all that Stark County has to offer, including golf courses, museums, wineries and Amish country.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
There is a small town, churches and parks nearby.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We reccommend Gervais.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Contact Toni at the Stark County Visitor Center.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have three guest rooms, all with private baths.
Do you accept pets?
No pets. Louisville Kennels: 330-875-4445.
History of Louisville
Lousiville was formally located in 1834 in the township of Nimishillen (1809). However, the first pioneers arrived in 1802. It is believed that the township's name was derived from the Indian word "tree" -Misilla - as Black Elder grew abundantly in the area.
Louisville's first "bed and breakfast" came into existence in 1806. Throughout the early 1800's many settlers of European descent located in Louisville. Among the early citizens came a large number of French and German. They, with the help of a French architect, built a Gothic-style church which is, today, in the National Historic Register. It is named St. Louis, after the king of France.
In 1849 a French settler named Julliard was attracted to the California gold rush and returned east with gold. The Charles Julliard home was built in 1872 and it, too, is in the Historic National Registry. It is believed the Julliard family brought the first piano to Louisville, testifying to their love of music. The Julliard School of Music in New York City was established after Charles Julliard's death, as he had bequeathed in his will. Tours of the home are available by arrangement.
How to Find Us
Mainstay Bed & Breakfast
1320 East Main Street
Ten minutes west of Alliance and ten minutes east of Canton
Breakfast is served between 7:00 and 9:30 a.m. (other times by prior arrangement). Either choice will enjoy a loaf of freshly home-baked bread. Special dietary needs will be gladly met.
- Juice, coffee, tea
- Fresh fruit-cantalope, honeydew, strawberries, kiwi
- Muffins, rolls, banana or nut breads
- Toast, bagels, bread
- Waffles, quiche, coddled eggs
- Ham, bacon
- Rice or bread pudding
Two of our favorite recipes are Quick Creamy Rice Pudding and Cheese Baked Eggs. Both are available under Our Favorite Recipes section to the right of this page.
Area Website Link
Ohio Tourism: www.ohio.gov/tourism