Effie's Place Bed and Breakfast
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Welcome to our restored Victorian villa, located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Ohio. Conveniently located midway between Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, just off of Interstate 71. Built in 1871, Effie's Place is a two story Victorian with alabaster chandeliers, authentic leather wallpaper, stucco siding with a clay tile roof and a 7 foot stained glass window overlooking the grand staircase.
We have three well appointed guestrooms with private baths and serve a full, gourmet breakfast every morning at your convenience. Enjoy fresh baked cookies upon your arrival, and feel free to join us in the gathering room to meet your fellow travelers and experienced innkeepers. We named our Bed and Breakfast after Effie Fisher, a prior owner of the home. Effie was married to the local newspaper publisher, William Fisher, and together they purchased the house in 1911. After William died in 1916, Effie continued to live in the house by herself until her death in 1965. In the first half of the century, Effie remodeled the house to its current architecture, including some of the most prominent features. Because so much that Effie incorporated into the house has remained unchanged, we wanted to honor her by remembering it as her place.
Voted one of the "Ten Best Inns/B&B's for Breakfast in the Midwest" by Arrington's Inn Traveler Magazine - 2006 Book of Lists.
Phones in room/ free local calls
Warm cookies upon arrival
Free Wireless Internet
Walking distance to historic downtown and Murphy Theater
Close to area restaurants
Near Wilmington College
Parking on or off site
Individually controlled air conditioning
Complementary Video Library
How To Find Us
From Columbus or Cincinnati:
Take I-71 (South from Columbus, North from Cincinnati) to exit 50 (US Route 68). Go south on 68 into Wilmington. Once you get into town, 68 will take a sharp right turn. After this turn it becomes South Street. We are approximately 4 blocks down on the right side of the street. Look for our sign in the front yard.
Follow 35 East around Xenia to the Home Ave, Wilmington (US Route 68) exit. Turn right onto route 68. Travel approximately 16 miles to Wilmington. Once you get into town, 68 will take a sharp right turn. After this turn it becomes South Street. We are approximately 4 blocks down on the right side of the street. Look for our sign in the front yard.