Italianate villa dedicated to art...

Nestled in a leafy vale, next to a 1000-acre nature preserve, and a mile outside Yellow Springs, Ohio (the oasis of the Midwest), Glen House Inn offers art-filled, luxurious bed & breakfast accommodations to visitors from around the world. And, thanks to our guests, we are ranked #1 in the Yellow Springs area on TripAdvisor.com!

This just in: we are included in Vacation Idea’s Dream Travel magazine as one of the top 20 weekend getaways in Ohio! Read about it here here.


The whole villa is an art gallery with the main hall featuring a rotating series of exhibitions of area artists, many available for purchase.

In addition to the luxurious rooms, guests have access to the living room, dining room and kitchen seating area, plus a veranda with tables and chairs and a 12' x 50' swimming pool in season. Chaise longues are available around the pool.

Across the pool from the 5000-square-foot villa is an historic remodeled barn dating to the 1700s, which was home to freed slaves during the Civil War.

Glen Helen, donated to Antioch College by Hugh Taylor Birch and dedicated to his daughter, Helen Birch Bartlett (herself the benefactor of a wing at Chicago's Art Institute), is directly adjacent to Glen House, and offers great hiking trails.

The 80-mile Little Miami Bike Trail, and John Bryan State Park are both less than a mile away.


Give a Gift Certificate for the GlenA gift certificate is a perfect gift for friends and family planning a holiday stay in Yellow Springs, or just to share your experience any time of year. Call 937.767.7899 or email to order today.

  • Something Wondrous

    "A house reminiscent of a European country estate, replete with imported Italian fountain, ceramic Thai pot, tiled fireplaces and plush furniture. The attention to detail is evident and speaks of the years this dreamy residence has been in the making."

    – Yellow Springs News

  • Five Stars!

    "Beautiful home in a peaceful location, excellent food, friendly owners, great pool and close to downtown Yellow Springs, tons of hiking spots and the bike trail. We really enjoyed our weekend – thanks for spoiling us!"

    – C. Rafales, Cincinnati

  • A Carefully Crafted, Perfectly Metered Sonnet

    "...far removed from the pressures of everyday life. It is an open invitation to escape, to sit quietly and enjoy the structure and poetry of the natural world, from the ever-changing landscape by day to the cool Milky Way at night."

    – House Trends Magazine

  • Surprising!

    "Who would have thought? Just outside tiny Yellow Springs is a totally European-feeling B&B. It was more than we possibly imagined!"

    – S. Martin, New York

  • Perfect!

    "Just spent a weekend at the Glen House, and I was delighted. Quiet, comfortable, delicious! Great hiking in Glen Helen."

    – R. Schwarz, Cincinnati

  • Living with Art

    "The place for artlovers. The paintings, photos, sculpture that fill this place really take you away from the mundane..."

    – L. Pugh, Dallas

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