Our First Stay at a Bed & Breakfast
I have wanted to stay at a bed & breakfast for quite a few years now, but we’ve never really had a chance. (I did research practically every B & B in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area for a trip we took years ago, but we ended up staying at the Fulton Steamboat Inn instead, which luckily for us, turned out to be one of my favorite hotel stays ever.) When Gary got us tickets to a hockey game in Columbus, Ohio I found a B & B located relatively close to the arena in the trendy area called Short North. Here is a photo tour of our first ever stay at a bed & breakfast at 50 Lincoln Short North.
We visited for an overnight stay in March. A few dedicated parking spaces for the B & B was available in back. We snagged a spot, entered the code that was texted to me to get us in, and we found the free jelly beans in no time.
In the living room area you can grab a book, a board game, or a Columbus guide to familiarize yourself with the area. If we were staying longer I would have taken advantage or using some of these. Like I said, this was just an over-nighter, but there’s always next time!
The dining room is off from the living room, and then you can see the kitchen entrance from this photo. Here is where we found a few treats, and our room key left in an envelope on the table. This is where we dined for breakfast the next morning. We wandered into the kitchen where we filled out a card to indicate what time we wanted to have breakfast in the morning. We also found a note saying to help ourselves to a complimentary glass of wine. Yes please! (Notice the Hidden Mickey wine stopper?!)
With key in hand, we made our way up to the third floor to see our room. I booked us “Room 5” (it would be fun if the rooms had names) which is described as a “medium sized suite.”
Directly above the bed was a skylight. I thought it would bother me (this is someone who has black-out curtains in her bedroom) but it didn’t. Of course it was a dreary weekend in March so not much sun was coming through in the morning anyway.
The TV had a lot of channels, unlike some hotel rooms.
I loved the salt lamp on the dresser. Cute!
We walked to Nationwide Arena from here (yay, no arena parking fees!), which according to Google Maps is .8 of a mile. Not a bad walk at all. Except. IT POURED. We were completely drenched by the time we got to our seats at the game. And hockey games are cold. 😉 So it was a little uncomfortable sitting in cold wet clothes during a cold hockey game.
Luckily the weather was fine for the walk back. My jeans were still wet however. I put them on a heating vent when we got back to the room. The next morning at breakfast, I mentioned how we got soaked the night before to the innkeeper, and she reminded me to treat this place like home and that I could have used their washer and dryer. D’oh. I didn’t even think of that!
So speaking of breakfast.
This was a nice assortment of fruit, oatmeal, and juice. We were also offered tea and coffee.
I had French Toast. It was really good! I hardly ever eat French Toast so it was a nice treat for me.
Gary got French Toast along with bacon. We were offered seconds on anything we wanted too.
So in a nutshell – our room was great. The bed was comfy, no complaints on anything there. Breakfast was tasty. We didn’t really interact with any guests and it was quiet the whole time we were there. There was another group who came down for breakfast about 10 minutes after we got to the dining room, so it was just 2 tables at breakfast for our designated time.
You can’t beat the location of this B & B. We walked to everything. There is a Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream on the corner – seriously, you can’t go wrong there! You can walk to the North Market, the arena, and the convention center. Tons of shopping, restaurants, and art galleries in the Short North. I would definitely stay here again on a future trip!