The Sinclair House Bed and Breakfast

161 Edwards Rd. , Waynesville, Ohio 45068
Innkeeper(s): Kathy Worley
 
  • Introduction

    The Sinclair House Bed and Breakfast is a quaint, circa 1840s Quaker farmhouse located in historic Waynesville, OH. Nestled on over two acres with rambling gardens and towering pine trees, we are the perfect getaway for relaxation. We have two lovely guest rooms, one with a king bed and one with a queen bed, both with private baths. A delicious breakfast is served each morning in our breakfast room and is included with your stay. Enjoy our expansive deck and watch the squirrels, hummingbirds and finches play in the shade of the 150 year old maple tree.

    We are within walking distance to downtown antique and specialty shops, and are a short drive to the Scenic Little Miami Hike/Bike Trail and Caesar Creek State Park. River kayaking and canoeing are also popular attractions.

    The area just outside Waynesville offers everything from a dinner theater to an outdoor concert theater, and so many nature parks that you could easily spend a week just trying to get it all in!  

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Kathy Worley for sharing her secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We are one of only two bed and breakfasts in town and I like to think that guests would feel they are treated like old friends here at our inn. A casual and friendly atmosphere is our calling card.

    What are you best known for? 

    I want to be known as a nature lover’s retreat. I have two acres that I am gardening and I have 100+ year old shade trees scattered around the property. There is a large front porch perfect for relaxing and chatting and we are within walking distance to the heart of downtown, where one will find a variety of antique and specialty shops. We are also close to a 55 mile long scenic bike trail following the Little Miami River.

    What makes your inn unique? 

    My inn is unique because I am also an artist. Guests can find my work and collected works of other artists inside and outside the property. We are quietly nestled above the touristy Main St. of downtown and many varieties of birds share our land.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    What I love most is sharing my art, my home and my love of people.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The biggest reason people come to Waynesville is because it is known as “The Antiques Capital of the Midwest”. We have quite a number of antique and specialty shops in our historic little town. Quakers settled this town in the early 1800s and have lived and farmed here ever since.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The best compliment is that people say they feel so relaxed and welcome at my inn. It’s a compliment that requires no effort to maintain, as I love visitors and try hard to make their stay a memorable one.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret is that Waynesville and the surrounding area has so much to see and do! So often, people get tied up in the mundane things of daily life and much of the magic of discovery is overlooked or forgotten. At our inn, we offer a chance to step out of your everyday skin, be pampered, and discover the world around you.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    At our inn, we have worked to put together a list of new and exciting things to appeal to everyone from the outdoor enthusiast to the science and history lover. One could go for a plane ride, a train ride, a canoe/kayak ride down a river, a zip-line ride through the forest, horseback riding, boating, biking, or hiking. There are historic museums, an Air Force museum, a World War II museum, an artist colony, a working dairy farm and ice cream shop, a state park, two outlet malls, two huge flea markets, a gaming casino, and two amusement parks, all within a short drive from our inn. There is so much to do here you will wonder why you waited so long to come!

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    At our inn, we have worked to put together a list of new and exciting things to appeal to everyone from the outdoor enthusiast to the science and history lover. One could go for a plane ride, a train ride, a canoe/kayak ride down a river, a zip-line ride through the forest, horseback riding, boating, biking, or hiking. There are historic museums, an Air Force museum, a World War II museum, an artist colony, a working dairy farm and ice cream shop, a state park, two outlet malls, two huge flea markets, a gaming casino, and two amusement parks, all within a short drive from our inn. There is so much to do here you will wonder why you waited so long to come!

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We have several fine eating establishments and choosing just one would be difficult. The Cobblestone Café serves a wonderful gourmet breakfast and lunch in a gift shop atmosphere and the Hammel House Inn offers meals in an historic hotel, while the Village Family Restaurant serves food all day in a casual, friendly, home-style atmosphere. The Stone House Tavern is the gathering place for viewing sporting events on their wide-screen televisions while enjoying casual food and brews.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The Warren County Convention and Visitors Bureau website: www.ohioslargestplayground.com would be the best source for information on what is going on seasonally. The Waynesville Chamber of Commerce website: www.waynesvilleohio.com is also a good site for local interest. The annual Sauerkraut Festival is a huge attraction, drawing hundreds of thousands of people each year, as does the Renaissance Festival.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Two, located on the second floor.

    Do you accept pets?

    No, but we can refer nearby kennels.

     

  • Things to Do in Warren County, Ohio

    There are so many things to do in our area you could easily stay for days and not run out!

    Begin your day with our delicious and filling breakfast before heading downtown to visit Waynesville's many antique and specialty shops, all within walking distance from our inn. Maybe you would like to purchase some fudge, take an airplane or train ride, visit some museums, or set out for a day of hiking or biking on a scenic bike trail. With Caesar Creek State Park so close, you could spend a day fishing, boating, or horseback riding. You could even pack a picnic to take to the beach for some swimming.

    Perhaps you would like to sample some wine at a nearby winery, or enjoy some local musical talent while dining on the patio of a local restaurant. Maybe a dinner theater is more your kind of thing, or perhaps, a see a summer concert at a nearby pavilion. And don't forget The Sauerkraut Festival, The Reniassance Festival, and a Bluesfest, just to name a few more exciting things to see.

    Two outlet malls, two huge flea markets and a gaming casino are only a short drive away, as well as King's Island Amusement Park and The Beach Waterpark.

    Warren County's historic Lebanon is not far from us, with even more antiques shops and museums.

    Please visit our web site for a complete list of things to do in the area at www.thesinclairhousebnb.com/the-area.htm.