Nelsonville, OH 

The Hyde House Bed and Breakfast

138 Fort Street
Nelsonville, OH 45764 US
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Rates: $125 to $150
Total Rooms: 4


Circa 1882. Formally The Mead House, the Italianate Victorian served as the Hyde family home for nearly 90 years before operating as a rental, student housing, and finally as a restored bed and breakfast. The estate features a fully-equipped kitchen, sunny dining room, cozy sitting room, parlor, and four guest rooms. The guest rooms, decorated in muted tones, boast private bathrooms; two feature clawfoot soaking tubs. Enjoy continental breakfast onsite or use the complimentary coupon for a hot breakfast at nearby Fullbrook’s Café. Take a short stroll to Nelsonville Square or relax on the large wraparound porch watching the world walk by. The inn is close to hiking and biking trails in Wayne National Forest and canoeing, fishing, and swimming in Lake Hope and is a popular stop for parents and alumni visiting Ohio University.Location: City/Urban and Country.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $125 to $150
Payment types accepted include American Express, Discover, Master Card and Visa.
Rooms: This property has 4 total guest accommodations, 4 with fireplaces, 4 total suites, including 2 two-bedroom suites and 16 cabins.
The types of beds available include Queen, King, Double and Twin.


Minimum Stay Requirements: 2 night stay required on weekends. 1 night stays Monday - Thursday. Call 1-740-856-7848 and ask about 1 night availability for weekends
Cancellation: All cancellations prior to 14 days of scheduled stay must pay a service charge of $50. Cancellations within 14 days of scheduled stay forfeit total of the deposit. No refund will be provided for cancellations 3 days or less. No cancellations or refunds due to inclement weather. Any changes made to a reservation after processing will incur a $50 processing fee. No shows are considered cancellations. We adhere to a strict cancellation policy due to any reason. We are not responsible for mechanical failures of non-essential or luxury items, including, but not limited to Hot Tubs, Television, DVD players, Wi-Fi, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Fireplaces, Air Conditioning, Jacuzzis or any other appliance that fails to operate properly during your stay. No refunds for mechanical failures out of our control. No refunds will be issued for disruptions of any utilities including, but not limited to, power outages, water outages, etc. These failures are beyond our control and no refund or rent reduction will be given. Unknown construction or road noise near our properties is beyond our control. If you experience noise during your stay, no refunds or relocation will be made. If a guest is disappointed or unsatisfied with a cabin due to differences in taste according to décor, accommodations, location, etc. and declines to stay at the cabin, this will be considered a cancellation and no rent reduction or refund will be issued. No refunds will be made in the event a person is required to vacate the premises because of disruptive conduct or failure to follow our rental guidelines

Services & Amenities

Types of meals: Vegetarian Breakfast, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments, Early Coffee/Tea, Full Breakfast, Country Breakfast, Continental Breakfast, Continental Plus Breakfast and We offer hot breakfast on weekends only.
Amenities In Room: Wireless Internet Access, Cable TV, Bath Amenities, Air Conditioning, Fireplace, Coffeemaker, Kitchen, Refrigerator and Heating.
Amenities On Site: Washer, Free parking on premise, Family/Kid Friendly, Suitable for Events and Dryer.
Languages Spoken: English


Events Hosted: Romantic Getaways, Family Reunions, Honeymoons and Meetings.
Other Activities: Bicycling, Shopping (Local Crafts), Parks, Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Live Theater, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Golf, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Sports Events, Major College, Wineries, Birdwatching, Stuart's Opera House, Rhapsody, Rocky Boots, Hocking Valley Scenic Train, Art Galleries, Hocking Hills, Final Fridays and Antique Stores.

Historic Interest

This beautiful National Register Italianate Victorian house (formerly known as The Mead House) was built in 1882 and became the home of Dr. Jerry Morris Hyde and the Hyde Family descendants for almost 90 years. Originally built by Dr. I. P. Primrose for his daughter Sarah and her new husband, it was sold to Dr. Hyde in 1890. The two doctors were friends, neighbors and also partners in several Nelsonville real estate ventures. When the last Hyde descendent passed away in 1977, the house became a succession of homes, rentals and student housing, until it was rescued and beautifully restored as a Bed & Breakfast by Michael and Sheila Mark in 2006. In 2009 long-time Bed & Breakfast entrepreneur and history lover Sue Maxwell became owner. Sue carried own the B&B tradition until 2016. Sue owns the Primrose Bed & Breakfast across the street. Carrying on Sue's tradition we hope you enjoy being able to “Sleep with History” at the Hyde House in Nelsonville!
Historic Awards: National Historical Site (Granted) and National Register (Granted).