Kirkwood Inn & Historic Kirkwood House
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Welcome to Kirkwood Inn
Historic Kirkwood House (c. 1799)
Delicious Breakfast Buffet
Perfect for Business Travelers
Gift Certificates Available
Intimate Gatherings and Weddings
Perennial Garden and Nature Trail
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Encompassing six scenic acres, Kirkwood Inn is conveniently located only minutes from Kings Island amusement park in the heart of Southwest Ohio's great outdoors. Quietly nestled between thriving Mason and historic Lebanon, Ohio on US 42, this country inn provides access to a variety of local charms and attractions including dinner theaters, antique shops, golf courses, water parks, zip lines, canoe tours, laser tag arenas, bike trails and vineyards.
Unique to the property is the neighboring Historic Kirkwood House (c. 1799), a perfect place for afternoon teas, business meetings, luncheons, wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, and other small gatherings.
At Kirkwood Inn, each guest enjoys a complimentary country style breakfast buffet in the Historic Kirkwood House which includes biscuits and gravy; sausage, ham or bacon; eggs; fresh fruit; danish muffins; homemade poppy seed bread with peach butter; and much more. The 200-year-old, fully restored, two-story home and its surrounding perennial garden is a historical, family-owned alternative to larger venues for small gatherings.
Experience the best of both worlds; the privacy of personal accommodation and the colonial ambiance of a historic home while enjoying a hot, country style breakfast. Swim in the immaculate outdoor pool, relax in the garden side gazebo and explore the colorful flower gardens and nature trail. The top-rated property, which accommodated stagecoach travelers in the early 1800s, continues to offer a unique retreat for couples, families and business travelers.
Now offering a variety of lodging and attraction specials including new corporate rates, Kings Island bundles, Enchanted Evening dinners and intimate wedding packages, owner Kirkwood Inn's personable staff strives to provide a relaxing experience that makes each guest feel at home.
Only 2 1/2 miles from Kings Island
Complimentary Breakfast served in a Historical Home (c. 1799)
Lodging and Attraction Packages
Spacious Outdoor Pool
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Guest Laundry Access
Relaxing Brick Patios Surrounded by Lavender Gardens
Herbal Bath Amenities
Nearby Bike Trails, Golf, Tennis, Canoeing, Dinner Theatre and More
Convenient Lodging for Business Travelers
This country inn and historic home is a convenient, yet scenic retreat for business travelers. Sunday through Thursday Kirkwood Inn offers a special corporate rate for one guest staying on business. Major highways provide easy access to Cincinnati and Dayton and a complimentary, full, hot breakfast buffet served in the Historic Kirkwood House (c. 1799) helps guests recharge before a long day at work. Guests also gain access to Mason Sports Park, a 54-acre park featuring paved paths for running. With comfortable, clean guest rooms and complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi access, Kirkwood Inn offers modern amenities to suit one's business needs.
The Historic Kirkwood House is also a perfect location for business meetings and luncheons. Guests share a piece of colonial history with corporate clients while enjoying a delicious luncheon buffet served on gold-rimmed china in this centuries old home.
Complimentary Historic Kirkwood House Breakfast
Each guest at Kirkwood Inn receives a complimentary, hot, country style breakfast buffet served in the Historic Kirkwood House (c. 1799).
This meal includes:
- Biscuits and gravy
- Sausage, ham or bacon
- Fresh fruit
- Country apples
- Homemade poppy seed bread with peach butter
- Much more!
The Historic Kirkwood House (c. 1799)
The Eves family purchased the colonial farmhouse nearly a quarter of a century ago; however, it wasn't until several trips to the Ohio Historical Society in 2001 that Sandra Eves and her husband David recognized the home's historical significance. The two story, colonial home, which was built by who would later become Associate Judge Jacob D. Lowe circa 1799, served as a farmhouse inn and accommodated the Lowe family and stagecoach travelers. The inn was a routine stopping place for Congressman Henry Clay and other distinguished politicians traveling to Washington D.C. throughout the 1800s.
In fact, the Historic Kirkwood House is also the birthplace of Governor Ralph Phillips Lowe. One of Judge Lowe's sons, born on November 27, 1805, Ralph Phillips Lowe went on to auspiciously serve as the Governor of Iowa in 1858. He also held official positions as an elected member of the first Constitutional Convention, District Attorney for the state of Iowa, District Judge for the state of Iowa, Judge of the Supreme Court and the Assistant United States District Attorney.
Two decades after the home's construction in 1820, Postmaster Kirkwood opened a post office at Lowe's farmhouse inn and hitching post, saving locals a half-day trip to Lebanon to pick up mail. The Eves family has honored the home's historical significance by keeping the name “Kirkwood” and delicately restoring the colonial farmhouse's authentic character, including custom colors and furnishings.
The home has been renovated, offering modern conveniences and versatility for a wide variety of small social gatherings including dinner parties, teas, business meetings, luncheons, wedding ceremonies and receptions. Despite renovations, many of the home's original features remain in tact. Structural hand-hewn black walnut beams, hardwood floors and iron fireplace hardware add a quaint, old-world charm to this immaculate establishment making it a unique venue your guests won't forget.
Whether you're looking for an intimate wedding ceremony under a gazebo, an elegant tea, a delectable country style breakfast buffet or private business luncheon, the 200-year-old Historic Kirkwood House is the perfect location for your next event.
Kirkwood Inn: A Getaway That Feels Like Home
Scenic yet convenient, Kirkwood Inn is a clean and quiet 48-room lodge featuring modern amenities with a classic feel. Rooms are tastefully decorated featuring Williamsburg-style décor and cherry furnishings. All rooms are equipped with cable television, refrigerators and high-speed Wi-Fi access and some suites are accented with fireplaces, timeless light fixtures and crown moldings.
Kirkwood Inn also offers a special corporate rate for guests traveling on business.
Kings Island amusement park and La Comedia dinner theater bundles are available for families on a budget. For couples seeking a romantic retreat, Kirkwood provides enchanted evening dinners served on elegant china in a relaxing Jacuzzi-fireplace suite.
Walk out of your room to view the sparkling outdoor pool and surrounding countryside or the two story Historic Kirkwood House and perennial garden. Admire the fragrant, colorful flowers and explore the wooded nature trail. Have lunch at one of our many garden side tables, read a book in the quietly nestled gazebo or take a swim in the spacious and immaculate outdoor pool. This country inn is a scenic, locally-owned alternative to large hotel chains.
Perennial Gardens and Scenic Nature Trail
Kirkwood Inn's scenic landscape is as unique as its interior. Guests have access to six acres filled with a wide variety of colorful, fragrant flowers and plants.
On the outskirts of the gardens are wooded walking paths where guests often spot wildlife.
Kirkwood Inn is equipped with a charming brick patio, lavender lined brick walkways, benches, a gazebo and tables and chairs for dining, providing a quiet outdoor retreat for guests.
The Historic Kirkwood House is the ideal location for intimate outdoor wedding ceremonies and elegant indoor receptions. Kirkwood's charming white gazebo and lavender gardens provide a scenic backdrop to any ceremony. Indoors guests enjoy an authentic piece of colonial history. The centuries old, two-story Historic Kirkwood House (c. 1799) is the perfect setting for a variety of intimate indoor gatherings including wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, showers, luncheons and afternoon teas.
Whether one's dream wedding is a ceremony under a gazebo, a delectable dinner reception in the 200-year-old Historic Kirkwood House or a private Enchanted Evening honeymoon stay in a Jacuzzi-fireplace suite, Kirkwood Inn's event staff is pleased to help couples choose a special wedding experience that best suits them.
Kirkwood Inn provides convenient access to Southwest Ohio's most exciting and unique attractions. Click on the links below to explore all there is to see and do at Kirkwood Inn.
SHOPPING - There are many great places to shop in the Mason and Lebanon area including Cincinnati Premium Outles, IKEA, specialty antique stores and more.
MUSEUMS - Explore an area rich in history when visiting one of several area museums including the Glendower State Memorial, Cincinnati Museum Center, U.S. Air Force Museum and more.
GOLF - Located only minutes from Warren County's best courses while offering inclusive golf packages, Kirkwood Inn is the ultimate golf getaway.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LEBANON - Less than five miles from Kirkwood Inn, shoppers stroll brick sidewalks and enjoy quaint shops and fine dining in Historic Downtown Lebanon. Find out why USA Today called Lebanon one of the “Ten Great Places to Browse for Antiques” when browsing stores like Broadway Antique Mall, Exotic Art and Antiques, The Pink Hippo, Gerhardt Tribal Art, Miller’s Antique Market, Oh Suzanna, William and Mary and other specialty shops.
KINGS ISLAND - Kings Island is the largest amusement and water park in the Midwest, offering more than 80 state of the art rides, shows and attractions. Located approximately 2 ½ miles from the park, Kirkwood Inn offers inclusive Kings Island packages for families and couples.
LACOMEDIA DINNER THEATRE - Guests enjoy a mouthwatering dinner buffet when attending one of six Broadway-style shows per year. Kirkwood Inn offers LaComedia Dinner Theater packages for couples and families.
MASON SPORTS PARK - Kirkwood Inn is approximately 300 feet from Mason Sports Park. This 54-acre park features paved running paths, lighted ball diamonds, football and soccer fields, 9-hole disc golf course, playground, trails, picnic shelter, charcoal grills and more.
VALLEY VINEYARDS WINERY, CELLAR AND RESTAURANT - Discover great food, wine and beer when visiting this family-owned Valley Vineyards. This winery and brewery produces nationally award-winning table and dessert wines and Cellar Dweller craft beers. Kirkwood Inn offers Valley Vineyards packages for couples which include a grill-your-own steak or salmon dinner for two.
WILDFLOWER CAFE AND COFFEE HOUSE - Located less than three miles from Kirkwood Inn in downtown Mason, this family owned and operated cafe offers organic dining using fresh and seasonal ingredients from local and organic farms. Kirkwood Inn offers an "Organic Escape" package for couples which includes dinner for two at Wildflower Cafe.
LITTLE MIAMI SCENIC BIKE TRAIL - Kirkwood Inn is conveniently located approximately four miles from the Little Miami Scenic Trail in South Lebanon and Kings Mills. This “rails to trails” bike trail, commonly known as The Loveland Bike Trail, follows the original route the Little Miami Railroad ran in 1937.
OZONE ZIPLINE ADVENTURES - A department of YMCA Camp Kern, at Ozone Zipline Adventures guests suit up and breeze through and above the canopy of the Little Miami River valley on ziplines. On this educational canopy tour guests learn gain insight about 500-million-year-old fossils, 2000-year-old Native American earthworks, current issues of water conservation and habitat loss, and local flora and fauna from professional guides.
CINCINNATI ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS - Featuring more than 500 animal and 3,000 plant species, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second oldest zoo in the U.S. Rated by peer zoological parks as one of the best zoos in the nation, every year over 1.2 million people visit the Zoo.
NEWPORT AQUARIUM - Located only two minutes from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee, the Aquarium features thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water.
FT. ANCIENT STATE MEMORIAL - This American Indian hilltop enclosure was built nearly 2000 years ago overlooking the Little Miami River. Excavations have revealed 18,000 feet of preserved embankment walls, which enclose the ceremonial space. This memorial features scenic hiking trails and an educational indoor museum.
MORGAN'S CANOE AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - When visiting Morgan’s Canoe Livery at Ft. Ancient, guests may canoe or kayak down the Little Miami River through scenic Oregonia, Ohio. Rentals range from a short three-mile trip to full day, 18-mile journey.
THE WORKSHOPS OF DAVID T. SMITH - crafting museum-quality reproductions for over 20 years. His collection of furniture, chairs, lighting and redware pottery reflects the look and feel of America's past. 3600 Shawhan Rd, Morrow, Ohio.