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Arcadian Inn Bed & Breakfast

328 East First St. At First & University, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
Innkeeper(s): Gary & Martha Hall
  • Introduction

    The Arcadian Inn is a Four Season GetawayYour story is waiting to be written at Edmond, Oklahoma's Arcadian Inn, a boutique bed and breakfast inn with history, panache for hospitality and a style for personal service. As a family-run Oklahoma B&B, the Arcadian Inn has been honored to be voted the best by Oklahoman Reader's Choice for the last 16 years as well as receiving many other awards. Known for fabulous breakfasts, intimate romantic getaways such as honeymoons and anniversaries, but also great for travel and business. We are at your service, come on in and pick your getaway.

    Is your getaway for romance or relaxation or for business and travel? Let us help you plan your stay with many indulgent packages..."Over the Top" where you get it all or "Breakfast Opt-out" where you get the basics. Let us show you around our hometown of Edmond, the excitement of Oklahoma City, or the best of Town & Country, our countryside Aaron's Gate Country Getaways. So for the memories you are looking's the Arcadian Inn, Edmond, Oklahoma boutique bed and breakfast experience.

    Arcadian Inn Bed & Breakfast- Enjoy A Delicious Breakfast In The Privacy Of Your SuiteThe Arcadian Inn is a Four Season Getaway

    The Arcadian Inn is famous for their fabulous, in-room breakfasts. A beautiful presentation of Fresh Fruit, savory egg dish to satisfy that hearty appetite topped off with our signature Waffles or Pancakes covered in our "to-die-for" Vanilla-Butter Sauce and a dollop of whipped cream! Your innkeepers deliver to your room at the appointed time, set up your table for breakfast, light the candles and announce breakfast... then slip out.

    Please Visit Our Sister Inn ~ Aaron's Gate Country Getaway

  • 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 Gary & Martha Hall for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    The Arcadian Inn specializes in Special Occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and honeymoon. Plus we can make any getaway a special occasion.

    What are you best known for?

    Private candlelight breakfast that includes our Vanilla Butter Sauce

    What makes your inn unique?

    Private romantic getaway with personal service

    What do you love most about your inn?

    Serving our guests privately in their room

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

    Oklahoma City attractions and events

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

    The incredible attention to detail and personal service

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Route 66

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

    UCO Jazz Lab & Hideaway Pizza, Guthrie, OKC Bricktown, Arcadia Round Barn and Pops!

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    University of Central Oklahoma, Downtown Edmond

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Lottinvilles, Hideaway Pizza, Ted's Escondido

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have six rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets. We suggest Kickingbird Boarding.


  • History

    Martha's Dream

    Arcadian Inn Bed & Breakfast-The Big Yellow HouseAs a young teenager, Martha, dreamt of having a big house with lots of people in it.Being a poor widow's oldest daughter, that could only be a dream.

    In 1979, God answered another dream of Martha¦ she was wed to her childhood crush, Gary Hall. Gary was flipping houses and building new homes. Martha quickly learned about his trade and immersed herself in home magazines. Martha discovered that her dream of a big house with lots of people was a bed and breakfast! It took awhile to convince Gary that he wanted to get an old house with lots of people in it. On a birthday night out in Chautauqua, New York, Martha took him to a Bed and Breakfast where Paul and Joann Newman always stayed. Gary loved it! Now it was Their Dream.

    The Big Yellow House

    Meanwhile, Gary and Martha lived in a little fixer-upper on the west side of the tracks in Edmond while they hunted for a place to have a bed and breakfast in Cloudcroft, New Mexico where they got married.

    Arcadian Inn Bed & BreakfastYet everyday, Martha was watching the big yellow house on First and University in downtown Edmond. It was the home of Dr. Arthur Masters Ruhl, M.D. and his wife, Edith, built in 1908. Their only child, Floranna, was born in 1911. In 1928, Dr. Ruhl enlarged his home by having it jacked up 12 feet and then building a new first floor underneath the jacked up house! When that was completed, they sat the original house down on the new first floor, creating a 3 story home. The doctor added the sunrooms on the first and second floors on the south and east at that time.

    The doctor died in 1936 and Mrs. Ruhl lived by herself in the big yellow house til 1977. At that time, her grandson, John, moved in with his family. After they moved out, the house fell into disrepair and it was put on the market.

    In 1984, an oilman bought the home from Herman and Floranna Zeimer in California. He gutted it to make a office building out of it. His plans fell through and the home went back to Herman and Floranna. Martha watched as the walls came down inside and the grounds were bulldozed.

    In 1989, the big yellow house went on the market again. Now, just a shell of a home... broken windows, no life in it. Gary and Martha walked through it and saw a gem! The doctor had put in closets that could hold the commode and a shower. They could use antiques to hold the sinks out in the rooms! There was a extra front door that guests could come and go through. Mom and Dad Hall, Hurshel and Edith, got the dream too. After a visit to the City to okay a Bed and Breakfast, the Halls put an offer on the big yellow house.

    Opening in the Fall of 1990, the Arcadian Inn has always been a family-run Bed & Breakfast. Starting with 5 guestrooms on 2nd and 3rd floor, the Inn has now grown to 8 guestrooms in 3 buildings. Martha and Gary found their niche in romantic getaways being the first to add whirlpool tubs for two in each of their guest rooms and serving breakfast privately to each guestroom. As times and culture changes, the Arcadian Inn has grown into a full-time accommodation and attraction in Edmond, meeting the needs of many guests.

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  • Awards and Accolades

    Arcadian Inn Bed & Breakfast-The Arcadian Inn with SnowVoted Oklahoman's Reader's Choice for #1 Bed and Breakfast, 16 years continuous.

    Voted by Oklahoman's Reader's Choice Awards as one of the Top 5 Bed and Breakfast, 22 years continuous.

    Voted as Edmond Life and Leisure Favorite Bed and Breakfast and Edmond Sun Favorite B&B

    Oklahoma Magazine's Best of Best by Tulsa Readers

    Named a charter member by Top 10 Inns