Who knew there was such a must visit historic bed & breakfast in Springfield, Oh?
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love a vacation where I can learn so much history about the place I am visiting. I think that is also so important when traveling with children. The vacations from my childhood that resonate with me the most – the ones that brought my history books to life.
We recently visited Springfield, Ohio for the second time and it was unlike the first time. There really is a lot to do in Springfield! You can visit multiple times and make each trip completely different. Our first visit was full of adventure and play – this second visit was full of history and tradition. Staying at a Historic Bed & Breakfast set the tone for our trip – it brought so much life to what we already knew of Springfield, Oh.
Did you check out my blog post on our previous Springfield visit ?
Springfield is about an hour and a half from Cincinnati & about 45 minutes to an hour from Columbus. It’s a beautiful drive that could be a great day trip or weekend getaway.
Greater Springfield CVB hosted our visit, but as always, all opinions are my own.
The littles and I decided to take my mom with us on this trip. I knew she would absolutely love it based off of the bed and breakfast we were hosted to stay in. Like myself, my mom has a fascination with old homes, history, and superstition. If you do too – Springfield, Oh needs to be on the TOP of your Ohio bucket list.
Thanks to the Heritage Museum Center we learned so much about Springfield during our visit! The Heritage Museum Center is a beautiful city building and market built in 1890 that is now home to the museum. The building spans the length of an entire city block! This place is FULL of history and fun – oh and it’s FREE! It was one of our favorite things to do. It was so great experiencing the museum with my mother and the kids. She was like our own little tour guide sharing so much about what she grew up with or what her family did. It really added to the history and tradition. Did you catch my IG story from our Springfield trip? I saved a highlight of our entire trip on my IG page. We had so much fun sharing with you what we found at the Heritage Museum Center. You have to go watch this story to see how my followers helped me find out what a “fiji mermaid” was!
We stayed in the most beautiful, historic Simon Kenton Inn. We were in one of their three Luxury Treehouses. They are so nice and the boys really thought it was so cool! The treehouses have a nice little kitchen area with coffee pot (most important ), fridge, sink, and microwave. The bathroom also has a nice dual head shower. The boys LOVED that!
The Simon Kenton Inn has such a great history. I highly encourage you to check it out and give it a read.
Staying at the Simon Kenton Inn was the highlight of our trip. We will definitely be back to spend more time enjoying the tree house and explore the grounds. As we explored Springfield my mom kept saying, “your dad would love this!” I know that she’s already planning a trip back with my dad. Being on sacred Indian burial grounds was just sooo cool!
This quote in our tree house welcome guide really stuck with me:
We, the spirits that inhabit this land, welcome your visit and remind you that this is sacred land and an Indian burial area. While walking the land late at night, one can still hear the howl of coyotes and sense our presence as we still dwell here – the very same spirits that drew this talented woman who answered our call to return the property to its once cherished glory in service to the community and sanctuary for travelers.
Simon Kenton Inn is a beautiful bed & breakfast. It’s unlike anything else. If you’re looking for something outside of the box – this is it. From the spiritual presence of the land, to the welcoming “family style” breakfast – – – the Simon Kenton Inn left a mark on our family. We loved it and can’t wait to return.
So, now you know where to stay: Simon Kenton Inn – A historic bed & breakfast right in Springfield, Oh. Check back on the blog for another post rounding up the things we did while we visited Springfield.