Zoar School Inn Bed & Breakfast

160 3rd Street P.O. Box 509, Zoar, Ohio 44697
Innkeeper(s): Joe & Gayle Potelicki
  • Introduction

    Zoar School Inn Bed & BreakfastHistoric Zoar School Inn - the First School of Zoar, Ohio, Circa 1836. Four private bedrooms with bath in suite have been decorated for your pleasure and comfort. Innkeepers Joe and Gayle invite you to stay where you're invited to step back in time to enjoy charm of the village of Zoar. Warm hospitality awaits you. A full and varied sumptuous two course breakfast served every morning. Privacy and luxury abound in each of our four spacious bedroom suites. Each is air-conditioned with ceiling fans. Featuring deep and comfortable bed(s), a sitting area, and baths in suite (most with Jacuzzi tubs and romantic fireplaces). Large windows in each of the rooms provide a view of the grounds, providing brightness and comfort to your stay.

    Zoar School Inn Bed & Breakfast Dining RoomOther amenities include:

    • 24 hr. coffee, tea, and cocoa
    • Complimentary bottled water & soda
    • Cozy personal robes
    • Bath salts
    • Candles
    • Flatscreen T.V. with cable service and DVD player

    We like to observe the European Custom of no shoes in the house. We ask that you bring slippers or indoor shoes for your stay. Screened back porch for three season use. Lantern Tours, Wetlands, Village Museum Tours, Canoeing and more available.

  • Insiders' Info

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

    Our guests come from all walks of life for varied reasons from a romantic getaway to attending a wedding or a family reunion. We have many teachers both working and retired that stay with us also. Travelers have stayed from the town next door and as far away as Africa.

    What are you best known for?

    Our hospitality, cleanliness and the gourmet two course breakfast.

    What makes your inn unique?

    Our home is the first school of Zoar built in 1836. As you know all innkeepers are different and we hope we add that special touch for our guests to make them feel welcome and pampered.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    People come here tired and stressed and without fail they leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. We like to say: "Stay with us 1 or 2 nights and feel like you've had a weeks' vacation".

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

    Zoar is very unique in that it's so much as it was in the 1800's. It's a museum but yet people live and work here. It's a chance to step back in time away from this hustle and bustle of their daily lives.

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

    We've heard this compliment several times "We stay at bed and breakfasts all over the world and yours is the best we've ever stayed at". That's the most humbling compliment we've had.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Tuscarawas County has many historic areas, The Towpath trail and Many activities.

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

    The list is very long from Zoar Village site tours, antiquing, Amish shopping to canoeing to wineries and more.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We're in the heart of Zoar so there are little shops, historic site tours, festivals, the Zoar Garden and a beautiful little lake all in the village.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

     I will name 3 but there are more - The Canal Tavern of Zoar, Shy Cellars and Sublime Smoke.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    historiczoarvillage.com and traveltusc.com are two excellent resources.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Three suites with gas fireplaces & Jacuzzi tubs and one smaller room that all have private baths.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets but Oak Shadows Kennel is a few minutes' drive from here or there's always http://dogvacay.com/www.petvacay.com a more homey alternative.


  • Your Innkeepers

    Zoar School Inn Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers

    Joe and Gayle Potelicki both have worked in the medical field for most of their adult lives. They are now looking forward to meeting new friends and providing a hospitable experience in a historic setting that provides opportunities for the adventurous to take a step back in time. Another family member their dog "Teddy" will be eager to greet you.