Meet the Innkeepers
Come as a guest, leave as a friend.
As travelers and pursuers of first-rate experiences in life, we know a thing or two when it comes to luxury experiences. Having previously worked in the hospitality world, we know how to create a memorable space and a lasting experience.
We are established business owners in the community. Dan and myself, along with the rest of our family, want to help grow and share the history and attractions that the Morgan County area has to offer. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, we will make sure that your travel needs are met, including the fine amenities for a comfortable stay.
"True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests." Eleanor Roosevelt
We can't wait to meet you!
Dan & Amy Smith, Your Favorite Innkeepers
Stay Small. Stay Safe. Stay Inn
Meet Percy the Flying Pig! You will see Percy along with many of his friends, scattered throughout our home. They are a reminder of the stellar experience that we want to share with you, to make you feel more like a guest in our home rather than a hotel patron.
While working in the hospitality world of furniture manufacturing, Amy worked with designers worldwide. It was through solving problems and meeting design budgets for these designers that got her pinned with the adage of having the ability to make pigs fly.
Today, that phrase means so much more to Dan and Amy through the hospitality and friendships they have made being innkeepers here at the Inn. Through the years, Amy has received many gifts of flying pigs, and they are placed throughout the Inn. Now those gifts come from happy guests who have enjoyed the warmth and friendship of not only the Inn but Dan and Amy too.
Pigs really do fly at the Inns at 8th and Main!
The Inns at 8th & Main Today
It all started with a house, one too big for a family of today, but one that begged to be shared and its story still told. We are part of a group of creative community doers, helping to revitalize our town and county while saving this block of historic homes and their history.
Most people think we are nuts. They think business owners, like ourselves, tend to take on multiple projects like this. But we did it and made the dream of luxury overnight lodging in our community a reality.
All the dreaming and planning in the world could not have prepared us for the back to back double whammy in the very beginning. First, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer just after starting renovations on The Stone House in the fall of 201. Then COVID-19 came along with shutdowns and threw us a curve ball just as we started planning to open in the spring of 2020.
I am now happy to report that I beat cancer, and we made it through the pandemic.
There have been a lot of blood, sweat, and tearsalong the way. But there has also been a lot of laughter, high-fives, and hugs that have made this dream a reality. There has been a lot of community involvement that has helped us see it through as well. We couldn't have done it without a lot of help from our family, friends, and fellow community business owners. Whenever possible, we always use the goods and services found right here in Morgan County.
During 2021 and into 2022, we quickly expanded to 242 Morris. We added two extended-stay suites to help fill the ever growing occupancy need.
But the work is not done. As I write this, we are on to what we hope to be our final phase of restoration at 236 Morris. This is the biggest project to date. we will be adding two more guest rooms, for a total of seven, along with a much needed community event space.
We are onto another long list of projects. The completion of the big and little details seems never ending. We believe it's the details that make our home a boutique bed and breakfast that sets us apart from other overnight accommodations.
It has been a few years of renovations, a global pandemic, and a personal health scare, but we emerged butterfly like as a fully functioning, traditional, luxury bed and breakfast.
We hope you continue to join us for this ride and follow our journey on our website, blog, and social media.
Explore McConnelsville and Morgan County
Whether you are here for a getaway, visiting family, or a business trip, there are many attractions, activities, and events for your entertainment.
Rich in history and beauty, many of Morgan County's most noted attractions are related to its history. The county was formed in 1817 and named after General Daniel Morgan, a decorated officer in the Revolutionary War. Its location along the Muskingum River made it attractive to early pioneers. The development of the lock and dam system provided a wealth of opportunities in the 1840s, especially with the rich river bottom land and abundance of timber and furs.
Today, that same beauty and those abundant resources continue to draw visitors to the county. Steeped in history and rich in natural resources and wildlife, Morgan County is an authentic Appalachian community, one to be cherished and enjoyed.