College House Bed and Breakfast

134 College Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805
Innkeeper(s): Kathy Kollar
  • Introduction

    College House Bed and Breakfast in Ashland Ohio

    Welcome to College House Bed and Breakfast, located in Ashland, Ohio!

    Relax in one of our four beautifully decorated rooms and enjoy playing games or puzzles near the fireplace in the dining/sitting room. Our screened-in patio and library are perfect for reading a book. The backyard is fenced-in, great for toddlers and children to play. We also have a cozy Smoking Salon.

    College House Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located near Ashland Theological Seminary and Ashland University. Our home is also near many Ohio attractions, such as:

    • Mid-Ohio Race Track
    • Kingwood Garden
    • Malabar Farm State Park
    • Mohican Forest State Park
    • Charles Mill Lake
  • 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 Kollar for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Because they're visiting Ashland, Ohio, attending conferences at the University, seminars, dropping kids off at school, football games, weddings, funerals, class reunions, Ohio Amish country, weekend getaway, or visiting family.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are a modern, family friendly bed and breakfast. We take children. All rooms have private, en suite bathrooms, flat screen TV with high def cable boxes, our niche is nice but comfortable, unpretentious, relaxed.

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

    Ohio Amish Country, Ashland University and Ashland Theological Seminary.

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

    It's very peaceful, a restful home like environment to come back to at the end of the day.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    It's a restful, beautiful area.

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

    Day trips to: Ohio Amish Country, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cedar Point, Ohio Islands (Put in Bay and Kelleys Island), Football Hall of Fame, Roscoe Village. Go to Loudonville/Mohican State Park and go hiking, mountain biking, or canoeing.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are within walking distance to Ashland University, Ashland Theological Seminary, and a few restaurants.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Pump House Grille, a ministry with a restaurant with great food.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?


    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have four rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We don't accept pets.

  • Breakfast, Beverage and Snacks

    College House Bed and Breakfast mornings

    Breakfast is included with your stay, made from scratch and served each morning. Entrees are composed of locally sourced eggs and breakfast meat, accompanied by fresh fruits and juices. Throughout the day and at night we offer hot chocolate, coffee, tea, homemade cookes, as well as other goodies.

    Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences so we can prepare a breakfast to your liking!

  • More About the Home

    College House Bed and Breakfast in Ashland, Ohio

    The College House Bed and Breakfast is a 1910 Colonial Revival American Foursquare, renovated in 1951. In part as a reaction to the excesses found in the Victorian era, the home was developed in true American style architecture. Instead of the large covered porch typically found in Colonial Revival American Foursquare homes, the house features a smaller porch with wrought iron railings. The outside of the house is painted in white with black shutters, and the inside is decorated with touches of colonial.

    Since buying the house in 2006, many restorations and modern features have been installed, such as:

    • New siding, roof and gutters
    • Blown-in insulation
    • All new windows
    • Garage installations include a new roof, siding and gutters
    • Central air conditioning
    • Refinished hardwood floors
    • Repainted all the walls and trim
    • Updated the electrical wiring
    • Reconfigured a hallway
    • Updated the patio
    • Complete renovation of the first floor bathroom for the Music Department guestroom, opened July 2007
    • Complete renovation of the third floor to create the Art Department guestroom, opened October 2007
    • Renovations of the second floor bathroom to give the English Department guest room a spacious whirlpool tub, opened June 2008
    • Addition of private bathroom and shower to the History Department guest room, opened June 2008
  • Green Bed and Breakfast

    College House Bed & Breakfast-Composting recepticles

    The College House Bed and Breakfast is environmentally friendly. We have incorporated some green habits into our operations, which include:

    • Promotion of reusing towels
    • Using compact fluorescent light bulbs
    • Composting
    • Recycling paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal
    • Installation of a high-efficiency furnace and heat pump
    • Installation of a high-efficiency washer and dryer that uses less water
    • Replaced individual plastic bottles with soap dispensers
    • Replaced individual plastic bottles with distilled water dispensers
  • Ohio Attractions in Ashland

    • U-Pick Orchards: wonderful orchards within 20 minutes of College House B&B
    • Fall Festivals
    • Family-Friendly activities
    • Honey Haven Farm Fall Festivals in October
    • Scenic Ridge Fruit Farm hosts an Apple festival the last weekend of September, and first two weekends of October
    • Prairie Peddler in Butler, Ohio
    • Ashland University: art gallery, athletic events, and frequent music concerts
    • Ashland Theological Seminary: prayer garden, seminars, and lectures
    • Ashland Ohio City Parks: baseball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, etc.

    Brookside Park is the city's largest park that features the Myers Band Shell, free summer concerts, golf and mini-golf, tennis, and a public pool.

    Visit the Ashland Visitors Bureau, the Absolutely Ashland County website, for a calendar of events and more local information!

  • Corporates Rates

    College House Bed and Breakfast Guest Room

    Ask Kathy for this discount when making reservations!

    Stay with us when you're on a business in Ashland. Bring your laptop and work from your room with complimentary wireless internet access.

    The College House Bed and Breakfast can be your home away from home with a filling homemade breakfast with fruit, entrée, and side dish each morning. Enjoy unlimited beverages, with bottled water, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, homemade cookies and other goodies available 24 hours a day.

    Each guest room has a high definition TV, cable and DVD/VCR. All rooms are equipped with keypad entries for security.

    $110/night, single occupancy only, Sunday thru Thursday.

  • Kid Friendly!

    Let us know the ages of the children in your party when making reservations. We will make every effort to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.

  • Reviews from Our Guests

    "Kathy is wonderful. Breakfast was great - the area is peaceful and beautiful. Can't wait to come back next year."

    -Rob & Mary, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

    "Thank you very much for your hospitality. It was a great stop for our bike trip across Ohio. The breakfast was delicious and a great way to start our 60 mile journey for the day."

    -Dan & Lynn, Tiffin, Ohio

    "Thanks for the great visit with our daughter. Your location makes it a perfect place for Ashland families. We could walk to anywhere on campus we needed if necessary. We'll see you again."

    -Cincinnati, Ohio

    "A wonderful place filled with wonderful people. The house has great energy and the attention to detail is remarkable. I didn't want to leave!"

    -Raj, Louisville, Kentucky

    "Thank you so much for a wonderful, wonderful stay. After spending 4 nights in a non-descript motel a few months ago, I knew when I came back to Ashland for my second Formational Prayer Seminar that I wanted to stay someplace nice! So glad I found you!

    Loved my room! Thanks for re-making the bed for me. The fluffy duvet was just perfect for me. Slept like a baby after the long seminar days. And the tub!! My first bath since my knee replacements. Will never forget it and how the Lord spoke to me about His lavish love as I enjoyed the lavish bubbles.

    Breakfast was a treat every morning... I felt right at home (though we don't have heated tiles in our bathroom--WOW! What a luxury. I loved it!) Thanks for pampering me. This will definitely be my 'home away from home' whenever I come to Ashland."

    -Tucson, Arizona