THEN & NOW
Built in 1914 by Ralph E. Murphy, this large, two-story house has a high gabled roof and a front porch framed with Wisteria. The Inn was originally a home for families and later a home for teachers and nurses during WWII.
In the late 1940’s the Episcopal Church (which use to be next door) purchased the home to use as a refectory. The home was converted to a Bed and Breakfast in 1984 and has been home to Don, Valerie and Taylor Patterson (pictured at right), since 1999, who lovingly restored the home in 2006.
Their love for innkeeping centers around each guest. Meeting people from all over the world, helping people relax in a quality environment, guiding guests as to the best places to taste wine, shop and dine … making lifelong friends, this is their joy.
Meet our friendly Havanese pups – Bailey (black) & Madison (brown) – pictured here.
Awake each morning to the aroma of freshly baked goods wafting through the house. A self-serve, expanded Continental breakfast buffet is available between 8-10 a.m. in the dining room every day. Each breakfast is complimented with fresh fruits, juices, jams, jellies and baked goods. Please let us know in advance of any special dietary needs.
Coffee and the daily newspaper are available in the parlor by 7:30am. Tea and coffee selections are available 24 hours a day at our self-serve bar in the dining room.
Around the Inn
- Relax by the fire with a book or play a board game with your loved one.
- Before leaving for dinner, take part in the wine and cheese reception for all guests.
- Ask about our craftsman kitchen – a work of extraordinary art and fine craftsmanship.
- Spend time in the inn’s living room – a great setting for both solitude and making friends.
- Enjoy a glass of wine and good conversation on the open-air front porch.
- Relax by the swimming pool with a loved one, ood book … or simply take a nap!
“We loved the Hidden Oak Inn. The inn itself is beautiful, well-kept, clean and architecturally significant, and has a beautiful pool and backyard for your use. Valerie, the great innkeeper/hostess was very communicative, friendly and hospitable as well as a great cook (of the delicious breakfast in the morning). Also, we considered it to be a great value as the breakfast was included and we also received vouchers for approximately 18 vineyard tastings.”
– Wander & Wonder, Chicago, Ohio