The Harkins House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Celebrating 25 Years!! 1994-2019 715 West. St., Caldwell, Ohio 43724
Innkeeper(s): Stacey, Robbie & Aaron Lucas
  • Introduction

    The Harkins House Inn Bed & Breakfast


    Come spend an enchanted evening in this restored Princess Anne Colonial inn. The Harkins House Inn is located in beautiful Southeastern Ohio, on Interstate 77, exit #25 between Marietta and Cambridge.

    When passing through the beautiful countryside of Southeastern Ohio take a moment to relax with us in the comfort of our restored 1905 home. Our home was built by V.E. Harkins, an upstanding citizen in the community and one of the founders of the First National Bank. His son, Donald, lived in the house until his death in 1974 and his wife, Bea, Stacey's grandmother until 1991.

  • About the Inn

    The Harkins House Inn, Fireplace

    This B&B has been lovingly restored during the 1990s. The home has been painstakingly brought back to life (with the help of the original floor plans found hidden in a closet) to exceed the ambiance, and the eternal beauty of the early 1900s.

    The foyer greets you with a wonderful view of the grand oak staircase, seen through leaded glass doors.

    The Harkins House Inn has loads of white oak woodwork; including columns in the parlor, a tiger oak fireplace in the master suite, complete with electric logs. Or, enjoy the library with all its books and while the time away in front of a real wood fire.

    You'll enjoy your stay in one of our beautiful guest rooms, each with a private bath and air conditioning. Enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee in front of the fireplace on a winter's evening. In the summer sit out back on the patio or take advantage of the old-fashioned front porch.

    Then savor the next morning's breakfast (of your choice) in the formal dining room. Arousing you from your sleep is the smell of fresh coffee and bacon, and the sun glistening through the elegant twin stained glass windows, while you enjoy your homemade meal. Even though we offer a unique get-away from the hustle and bustle of life ... stay connected, if you wish, with free wireless internet access.

    The Harkins House, Living RoomThe Harkins House Inn, Dining Room

  • Insider's Info

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

    they want to get away from the city and experience small town USA.

    What are you best known for? 

    Pampering our guests...going out of our way to accommodate whatever special needs they have whether it is diet or check in times

    What makes your inn unique?

    Historic inn, located in the "Mayberry" of Ohio

    What do you love most about your inn?

    The fact that the house is my grandmother's home and our family is the only occupants of the house through time. My grandfather's parents had the house built in 1905, now I share it's beauty and history with guests.

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

    Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. RELAX with us but if you want to stay connected I77 is minutes away as well as free wireless internet. .

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

    It is so quiet here and painstakingly clean.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The scenic beauty that's still within driving distance of many metropolitan areas.

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

    Check out our history and scenic drives, go to the Wilds, explore the antique shops, glass museums and state parks all within 30 minutes from our relaxing front porch.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Downtown Caldwell, shops and restaurants.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Locally owned diner, 3 blocks from here and another 2 miles away.  Great home cooked meals, inexpensive pricing, generous portions and homemade desserts

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 4 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We don't normally allow pets, but sometimes will make an exception. We have allowed small animals under 25 lbs. sleeping in crates to stay.


  • Guest Reviews

    7/1/18 Dear Stacey,

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful place with us. We admire your antiques. The breafast was delicious. Hope to see you again. God Bless you, 


    We enjoyed the beautiful accomodations and the time we had to visit with Stacey & Remington. Breakfast was delicious. Everything just perfect. Loved the freshly picked black raspberry muffins. You are so blessed. Betty & Don, Brownsburg, IN


    I had a lovely stay at this beaufiful home. I loved hearing about the history and appreciated the attention to detail. The host was warm and friendly and the breakfat was delicious. (Loved the berry jam!!). I wish you all the best. 

    Tracy, Kenai, Alaska

    June, 2018

    Stacey, Thank you so much for your caring attention and hospitality. We enjoyed our stay over our 41st wedding anniversary in this peaceful Inn and area. We love the outdoors and beauty of this area. Your porches, flowers and beautiful home just added to the respite and abiance we needed to refresh.

    Thank You! Dennis & Barb


    Lovely house. We loved staying here. The host is so friendly and we really enjoyed our time. We will tell others.

    Matt & Missy


    Great stay. The house is beautiful and the Christmas decorations are great. Stacey is a wonderful host. Breakfast was very tasty. Would definitely return.

    Josh &  Hannah, Cincinnati, Ohio


    Enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home - great breakfast  & conversation! Thank You!

    John & Joanne, Clarkston, MI


    Thank You for providing a beautiful warm, & friendly atmosphere for my dauhter and I. Breakfast was delicious! 

    Laura & Amanda 


    Thanks Stacey for the great creation of Harkins House you have provided. From our warm welome, your hospitatlity, our clean and comfortable room and your attention to detail is both inside and out. This has made for a very enjoyable rest. Thank You and May God Bless you and yours now and always.

    Lee & Cindi, Shelby Township MI

    June 9, 2017

    Thank you very much for everything. I love this place!


    May 29,2017

    Although it was such a short trip for us; it was such a nice experience that we plan to revisit! Came to stay after a visit to The Wilds. Your home is so beautful! That was my favorite part of our whole trip! Thank you for accomodating our carzy schedule and for patience with all our questions! It was definitely worth it and hope tocome back soon!

    Trent & Anna 

    May, 2017

    Stacey, you were wonderfu. We appreciate everything you have done for us to make us feel right at home. The breakfast has been delicious and the service has been great! We will have to keep you in mind on our next visit! You have such a beautiful home, Just like I've always dreamed of. Take Care! We wil miss you. 

    The Bertrands


    Wonderful as always! Welcome stop as we travel. Arrive exhausted and leave refreshed. Thank you for the lovely stay!

    Dave & Marce, Florence, KY


    We entered Caldwell from the back roads and wondered what have we done? Then we rode down the street and saw your  beautiful home and were so excited. We loved it! Thank you for being so accomodating in room choices and thanks for making us so comfortable. The room had everything we needed and the breakfast was delicious. You are a great Hostess! Thank you! Thank you!

    Brian & Toni, Springfield, Ohio

    October 15, 2016

    We had a pleasant stay in Harkins House as we visited family in the area. Comfortable room and tasty breakfast made our stay a memorable one.

    Alton J. Ball

    April 5-6, 2014

    "We loved the room, it was lie being at home. Very, very nice. Every detail of the house is great! Our son loved the bed. (the daybed) Wish we could stay longer to visit and see the town. Better than a hotel!" Thanks,

    Karen, Jim & Charlie 

    March 20th-24th, 2014

    "Beautiful home. Quiet, comfortable and excellent customer service."

    Evelyn, Denver, Colorado

    01-14-14 "The stay here in this grand house was a very pleasant one. Have spent some time at a few other bed/breakfast homes but his one has them All beat by far as the nicest in furnishings Sent pictures home to wife and she commented she wish she was here! I rested very well.

    Thanks for allowing me to stay. Look forward to another trip here."

    Danny, Bedford County, VA

    Christmas 2013 "Thank you for the great room. It was real nice, put me into the Christmas spirit. Love the tree and fireplace. Nice, very nice. thanks you and God Bless You!"

    Mr. Yankovich

    December 6-8, 2013 "We really enjoyed our stay @ Harkins House. Thank you for an excellent breakfast, a warm room and a quiet atmosphere. Hopefully we will return in the spring. Everything about our weekend was perfect and it started with or stay here." Grace & peace, Jay & Renee

    November 23 & 24, 2013 "When leading a gypsy lifestyle, it is often difficult to feel at home anywhere other than that house one visits once a month. Its refreshing to com across that rare cottage that just feels like Gran's house!! Thank You!"

    Dave, Santa Maria, CA

    11/3-11/6, 2013 "Dear Stacey, Thank you for your hospitality and for opening your home and providing all the comforts of "home away from home." For a few days it was wonderful to "live the dream" of what it would have been like to live in such a time and place. Breakfast was delicious - your apple coffee cake is second to none! Should I ever find myself back in Caldwell again....I would love to return to the Harkins House!"

    Sincerely, Barbara, Tuscaloosa, AL

    10/19/13 "Stacey, What a wonderful place to stay! Sure have enjoyed another stay here. Thank you for being such a wonderful host. Hope to come back in the spring sometime. RJ & Valerie

    10-4-13 My wife and I booked a few nights here, and had a wonderful time. Place stays quiet and the daily breakfast is GREAT! Would recommend to everyone!" Rober & Molly B.

    8-17-1013 "We are so grateful for such comfortable accommodations during our travels. Clean, warm & welcoming. Could not have been more pleased and felt more at home. Thank you". Truly, Nick & Chelsea (Maryland & Texas)

    8-9-13 "Kaye & I enjoyed our stay very much. You have a wonderful house. We will make this a bicycle destination." Mike, Newark, Ohio


    "Really enjoyed our stay in your home. So cozy, relaxing and peaceful.And of course the Breakfast was AWESOME!!" Thanks, Greta & Billy, Indiana

    7/29/13 "Stacey, You have a beautiful home. Everything is so nice, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and walk around Caldwell last night. Breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed your hospitality." Mark and Trina 

    6-16-13 "Stacey, We enjoyed our stay in your lovely home, with your handmade quilts, homegrown flowers and lovely antiques. It's gorgeous! We also enjoyed the choices and flexibility at breakfast. What a treasure!" David & Karen, Amhurst, OH

    "Stacey, At first we were not sure about staying at a B&B, but you made our stay comfortable and pleasant. Breakfasts were definitely better than a continental breakfast at a motel. Thank You again for the hospitality, breakfasts and conversation. You have a great B&B home." Rick & Sandy, Akron, OH

    Sept. 7th & 8th, 2012 "Stacey, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I can't thank you enough for booking the rooms for us on short notice; for your warmth & kindness. I woke up, stepped out of my room and the aroma of bacon was amazing. This house is gorgeous"! Cherri Street & family


    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
    5.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 18 traveler reviews
    TripAdvisor Ranking #1 of 1 B&Bs in Caldwell
    3 weeks agoReviewed by gbowers1
    Very friendly and accomodating to the race times we needed to leave. Great breakfast and nice room. I would come back for sure. Sitting on the porch in the mornings and after the race was really nice.
    Most Recent Traveler Reviews
    • 2 days agoReviewed by Lisa K
      Great stay at a beautiful home. Very comfortable stay in a little town in Ohio. You can tell Stacy, our host, has been doing this for awhile. If ever in that neck of the woods and looking for a place to stay, you won't regret it!Apr 10, 2015: “We highly recommend The Harkins House Inn Bed and Breakfast. Stacey is a wonderful hostess. We...” more
    • Jan 19, 2015: “We traveled to Caldwell from Alabama for a visit with my husband's family. We had never...” more
    • Nov 19, 2014: “Neil & I came for a visit to a person who lives slightly across the street....” more
    • Nov 1, 2014: “The Harkins House is a three story house built in 1905 and it's on one of...” more


  • How to Find Us

    • Easy On-Off I-77
    • Located just 1 1/2 miles from I-77
    • At the Caldwell exit #25, turn east onto S.R. 78
    • Proceed to the second traffic light and turn left onto S.R. 821
    • This will take you into town where you will need to go through the next three traffic lights
    • You will find us on the left at the corner of West and Fairground Streets
    • Our guests can enjoy a small town stay with the convenience of interstate travel
    • Guest parking is available in the back of the home

    The Harkins House Inn, Map