Buxton Inn - Granville, OH

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Hotel at a Glance: Buxton Inn

A stay at the Buxton Inn is a true historical experience. It’s been in continuous operation since 1812 and remains one of Granville, Ohio’s most-recognizable landmarks. Its charming New England–inspired architecture imbues a quaint yet upscale vibe, which you’ll also find in the individually appointed guest rooms and luxurious dining room (complete with fireplace).

  • Where you’ll stay: Guest rooms are scattered among four historical buildings. You’ll stay in either the Main House or the 1840-era Founders Hall.
  • Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast.
  • Relax with a cup of coffee in the greenhouse, where sunlight pours in through the skylights and hanging plants add lushness to the space.
  • Spooky reputation: The inn was recently featured in an article on Cleveland.com for its haunted mysteries.
  • Go fishing at Lake Hudson, less than a mile from the hotel.
  • Most-famous guests: President Abraham Lincoln and William H. Harrison, two of three presidents to stay at the property.
  • Distance from Denison University: Less than a half mile.

Granville, Ohio: Historic University Town 34 Miles Outside Columbus 

About a 40-minute drive from downtown Columbus, Granville sets itself apart with its New England–style character and historical homes. Denison University, the alma mater of Hollywood heavyweights Jennifer Garner and Steve Carrell, acts as the town’s centerpiece. Jennifer Garner has even stayed at the Buxton Inn. The campus sprawls across 900 acres, including a 550-acre biological reserve, which makes for a great spot to take a walk. If you want to get away from civilization even more, keep heading south to Lake Hudson. There, you’ll find family-friendly campgrounds, swimming in the warmer months, and fishing.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a Founders Hall queen room, Main House suite or a Founder’s Hall king suite
  • Select options include a $25 dining credit
  • Dates into September

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable. No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Amenities

  • Onsite restaurant and tavern
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Individually decorated rooms
  • Private gardens
  • Free WiFi
  • Keurig coffeemaker in each room
  • Day pass for Fly Method Cycle

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points.

Other Details

Room Details

Founders Hall Queen Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Main House Suite or Founder’s Hall King Suite

  • Two double beds or one king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2(king suite) or 4(double suite)
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 9 and older; kids 8 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 12 p.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest Airports: Port Columbus International Airport (CMH; 29 mi) and Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK; 37 mi)
  • Distance from Columbus: 34 mi
  • Cab Fare: about $68 from CMH

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