Spring has sprung! It's a time for renewal, growth and expansion. I just wanted to share with you all the wonderful things that are popping up here at the Inns and in Morgan County this season.
This past fall, we started work next door at the Morris House, and in November we opened up the Maria Suite. We will be opening up our newest two-bedroom suite, the Margaret, sometime around the first of May. This extra-large extended stay suite features a large kitchenette with banquet seating and tv, one king-size bedroom, one full-size bedroom and a luxurious private bathroom with original pressed tin ceiling and walls. You really have to see it to appreciate the historic beauty of the home.
Many of the pressed tin ceilings fabricated by tinsmith G.P. Morris still exist in the home. We have lovingly restored them where possible. Other jaw-dropping features in the Margaret include live edge seating, restored antiques and coffered ceilings.
The Maria and Margaret are both designed for extended stay guests, and they come equipped with fully stocked kitchenettes that include a mid-size refrigerator, a microwave, and a Keurig with Tayst Coffee.
The kitchenettes are outfitted with all the necessary comforts of home to make your multi-day stay easy, breezy - no need to pack the extras when staying in this suite. And the clean, grandmillennial decor is just right for relaxing.
Just like your stay at the Stone House, a homestyle breakfast is included in your stay and served each morning in the historic, Stone House dining room.
Fun Fact: the names Maria and Margaret come from original residents of the Morris House. Margaret was the wife of George Morris, first owner of the home, and Maria was their daughter. We enjoy preserving bits of history unique to the home.
What do we mean by extended stay? An extended stay can be two days or longer. These new suites are perfect for business travelers and vacationing families. The Morris House could be your summertime home-base for visiting area attractions like the Wilds, Muskingum River Parkway, Old Bridge Brewing Company and the Twin City Opera House.
It's that time of year to think about your Spring and Summer travel plans. Dates are already filling up. Book early for best room selection and best availability.
Morgan County is quickly becoming a prime summertime destination and there are plenty of ways to get here.
Enjoy the rustic beauty of southern Ohio while traveling by car along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachian Byway of Ohio passes through Morgan County and offers breathtaking views and exciting stops along the way.
Hand-operated locks and dams still play a role in how the Muskingum River is navigated today. A favorite pastime of many boaters is "locking through" down the river while enjoying the southeastern Ohio scenery and wildlife.
There are public docks on both the McConnelsville and Malta sides where boaters can easily tie off. We will even pick you and your guests up for your overnight stay at The Inns.
Morgan County is home to some of the best scenic byways and is a motorcycle mecca. Let us be your home base. Stay at The Inns at 8th & Main and get your wind therapy on with a thrilling Ohio’s Windy 9 ride.
Or, follow the Blue Blazes along the Buckeye Trail for some hiking adventure on wooded footpaths, historic towpaths and abandoned railroads.
Trail by foot, trail by bike, trail by car, trail by boat..... no matter how you get to the Inns at 8th & Main, always take the scenic route.
See you this Spring!
- Innkeeper Amy
Join my husband Dan and I as we remodel, cook, host and share an amazing life together in these old historic homes.
House Manager April
Let me show you around the Inns. You'll be treated to a first-hand look at bed and breakfast life as told by me.