The Empire House Historic Hotel
For nearly a century, the Empire House has perched majestically along the Ohio River, and during that time, it's worn a number of hats. Now a hotel, it's been a private residence, a general store, and a tavern. It's also played host to a number of Ohio River steamboat captains.
Inside, the intimate guest rooms—all named for important local historical figures—are decorated with period furnishings. Some have cozy accents, such as quilted bedding, faux fireplaces, and claw-foot tubs that sing you to sleep. River view rooms afford a sweeping panorama of the Ohio River. The hotel's Empire Café also overlooks the river. The intimate eatery serves up hearty, down-home fare such as fluffy three-egg omelets, grilled sandwiches, and meatloaf.