ARE YOU A "BED AND BREAKFAST?"
Hearthstone is not a "bed & breakfast" as such, but rather an independent, family-owned, "country inn"- style limited service hotel (NOT a "motel") which provides a B&B "feel" together with the luxury and amenity similar to those "H-type" nationally branded lodging properties. You really do get the best of both at Hearthstone Inn & Suites! No catchy TV commercials. No funny elves in pointed hats. You WILL find that we are listed on several "B&B" internet search sites as well as numerous hotel/motel lodging internet search sites. In either case, we truly strive to redefine "hospitality" beyond the norm! (When booking, be sure to book directly at this website in order to avoid unexpected surcharges added by those well-known hotel search engines.)
HOW MANY ROOMS DO YOU HAVE?
Hearthstone Inn features 20 rooms: Nine (9) King Rooms (one King-size bed), Nine (9) Double Queen (2 Queen-sized beds), and Two (2) Deluxe Jacuzzi King Suites (1 King-sized bed and 1 Queen-sized sleeper sofa). For handicap accessibility, one (1) King Room and one (1) Deluxe Jacuzzi Suite are ADA-designed, however there are no roll-in showers. We have three (3) connector rooms - one (1) King/King and two (2) King/Double Queen.
"WHAT QUALITY LEVEL IS HEARTHSTONE INN & SUITES?"
Hearthstone, not being a national-branded franchise, is a one-of-a-kind lodging property with very high-level quality standards. Some folks consider us to be a "big B&B", while others classify us as a bonafide "world-class hotel" in quality. We regularly host VIPs from local universities, companies, and professional organizations. From the Senator/Governor of Ohio to the traveling business guest to the family just "visiting the area" or checking out a local college, Hearthstone seeks to provide a level of quality far above the typical chain-lodging property! We've been recognized by the Travel staff of the Cincinnati Enquirer , Ohio Magazine's "Long Weekends" publication, and Fodor's© "Where to Weekend Around Ohio" (but we also make a great get-away during the week!). Just read some of the happy guest comments below!
WHAT DO PREVIOUS GUESTS SAY ABOUT HEARTHSTONE?
Signed, A.P., Littleton, Colorado
HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT FROM ORDINARY HOTELS / MOTELS?
Being independently managed and family-owned limited-service hotel allows us to be really "fussy" when it comes to our level of guest service, room cleanliness, guest amenity, and down-home "warmth". Just walking into our lobby entrance you'll feel the Hearthstone difference. Step into your room and you'll immediately see the difference. Ever feel "anonymous" while registering at a national "chain" property? Not here! The vast majority of guests thoroughly enjoy our distinctive design and departure from the typical modernist/business stoic feel of most national brands.
WHAT KIND OF BREAKFAST DO YOU SERVE?
Our "Deluxe Continental Breakfast" is a delightful assortment of tasty items such as Bob Evans© sausage biscuits, non-fat fruit yogurts, seasonal fruit salad, cinnamon rolls, cheese danish, hard boiled eggs, blueberry & banana muffins, assorted cold cereals, juices, Quaker© Oatmeal, locally roasted and custom-blended coffee, regular and raisin bagels, and an occasional surprise. You'll not be disappointed!
DO YOU HAVE A POOL?
As a small independent country inn based on a "bed & breakfast" model of service, we do not offer a pool. Most Hearthstone guests keep pretty busy with the numerous tourism attractions in our area, hiking, biking, dining out, antiquing, etc.! We are located adjacent to the popular Ohio-to-Erie Bike Trail system and have bikes for rent.
WHAT IS YOUR SMOKING POLICY?
While the vast majority of our guests are not smokers, our front porch (or anywhere else outside our building) is available. We do not, however, offer any "smoking rooms". Violation of our smoking policy will result in a significant surcharge being levied. We were the first area hotel to establish this policy in 2001. Most others have followed suit.
ARE THERE NEARBY RESTAURANTS TO EAT AT?
In our immediate vicinity you'll find several "small town" options. Directly across the street from Hearthstone is Main Street Station family diner/restaurant, featuring great burgers, plus steak, fish, and even home-made pies (Closed Sundays). Our town also offers Colonial Pizza, Beans 'n Cream Cafe, Stony Creek Roasters cafe, Double Dragon Chinese restaurant, Subway®, and Mom & Dad's Dairy Bar. In the nearby Village of Yellow Springs (just 10 minutes away) you'll find an array of locally-popular eateries from basic to gourmet - with even some neat "organic"- type restaurants in the mix! Two of the most popular restaurants in our region are Young's Jersey Dairy and the Golden Jersey Inn , both of which feature Ohio's #1 rated ice cream. Yummmm!
DO YOU HAVE A MEETING / CONFERENCE ROOM?
Indeed we do! We can host your next small group meeting, club social, church retreat, business training retreat, special event, family reunion, graduation reception, etc. Up to 40 people can be accommodated for a sit-down activity. Even more are able to use our Conference Room if your event is "come-and-go". Hearthstone can even cater your meal, whether it is "plated & waited", a buffet selection, or simple, self-serve hors d'oeuvres for a quick reception!
WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN / AROUND HEARTHSTONE INN & SUITES?
Our beautiful area of Greene County, Ohio offers a truly wide selection of recreational attractions including the acclaimed Ohio bike trail system (we're located on the Ohio-to-Erie Trail), easy hiking in several outstanding parks (Indian Mound, Clifton Gorge, John Bryan State Park, and Glen Helen Nature Preserve). We offer antiquing in Waynesville, Ohio (20 minutes) and Springfield, Ohio (15 minutes), a visit to the historic Clifton Mill (5 minutes),concerts and shows (Fraze Pavillion, Springfield Arts Council, Ervin J. Nutter Center, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra), canoeing down the Little Miami River (20 minutes), museums (including the fabulous National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (25 minutes), the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (5 minutes) and the Heritage Center of Springfield, Ohio (15 minutes). Shopping? Tanger Outlets of Jeffersonville, Ohio is just 15 minutes away!
Our Courtesy Game Room (A.K.A. "Gathering Room") is available on our second floor, beside our balcony area. It features board games, an online computer, a big screen TV, videos for the kids, several tables, chairs, and table-top games. Get together with your in-house friends and/or family, close the door, and enjoy your own private time of social interaction, have a pizza. watch a movie or a TV program. This room may also be rented at very reasonable cost for access to non-guest friends and family.
DO YOU ALLOW PETS?
We do understand that - on occasion - it is difficult to find safe & reliable "sitting" for pets while travelling. Therefore, we have established specially-designated rooms for pets and their owners. This allows us to better control for cleanliness and potential allergens - as a courtesy to other guests.
If you desire to bring your pet, please note that we limit our policy to dogs. We will provide you with a PET POLICY information sheet, along with a second, follow-up Confirmation Letter, once your initial reservation has been received.
Animal weight is typically restricted to 30 pounds (call us for any weights above this). It is expected that your pet will be well-mannered, not a "barker", will be kept off room furnishings/bedding. Smaller dogs should have a portable kennel/travel cage. Larger dogs are not required to have a portable kennel (although highly recommended), must have own bedding, must not be allowed to be on room furnishings/bedding, and should not eat children. No dogs are to be left alone in the guest room at ANY TIME, with the sole exception of breakfast time (assuming pet is well mannered and does not go on furniture/bedding.)
We require that those planning to bring pets indicate such by including this information under "SPECIAL REQUESTS" during the reservation process.
Our nominal pet fee is $15.00 for the first pet, $10.00 for each additional. Additional days after check-in are $10.00 per pet per day.
Detailed guidelines and restrictions are found in our PET POLICY.
There is no pet fee for licensed Service Dogs and they are exempt from the above weight restrictions.
Evidence of guests keeping non-declared pets in their room will be surcharged $50.00 per pet/per day in ADDITION TO the standard pet fee guidelines above.