HideAway Country Inn truly offers it all – from scavenger hunts and private dinners to massages and everything in between. It’s even been named by bedandbreakfast.com as one of the premier couple’s resorts and top Ohio romantic getaways in Ohio and the world. The Inn is ready to help with your next vacation and handles everything from business retreats to weddings.
Let us pamper you with impeccable service and a customized experience. HideAway Country Inn is the ideal place to stay, both for you and your significant other. Our beautiful B&B is tucked away in nature, surrounded by peaceful fields and gorgeous scenery. We’re a few minutes away from the town of Bucyrus and offer a charming atmosphere along with modern amenities. Browse our accommodations today to find the one you prefer. To enhance your experience, we also offer an in-house spa so that you can relax and a delightful restaurant that’s ranked as one of the best in the area!
We also have specials and packages to enhance your stay. If you have any questions or would like to discuss event hosting, please let one of us know and we will be happy to help you.
Before becoming HideAway Country Inn, a well-known inventor and industrialist, Mr. S.H. Smith, established the location as HideAway Farms in 1938.
The second owner of the HideAway, Dr. Dan Arnold, used today’s library space for patients although he was known for making frequent house calls. In addition to being a doctor, he enjoyed owning a farm and retained the name of HideAway Farms. He became famous for his well-bred dairy cattle in the United States and Europe.
The third owner, Mr. Velmer Carpenter, acquired the land in the 1960s and lived on the farm for 13 years before retiring to Florida. That’s when HideAway Farms became split into two properties. In 1973, Fred and Jane Fischer purchased the house now known as the HideAway Country Inn. The farmhouse on the hill, which used to house Bucyrus Township school teachers, was once part of the HideAway property until it was sold to a local farm family that still farms the land today.
In 1990 the current owners, Steve and Debbie Miller, purchased HideAway Country Inn with the dream of turning it into a bed and breakfast. They envisioned a getaway resort where couples, families, business travelers, ministers, and missionaries could come to relax, renew and reflect.
There were 4,000 board feet of solid oak and cherry flooring and paneling, something that’s not found in many Ohio hotels. In the library, you’ll find hidden doors on each side of the fireplace that adds to the mystique of the hotel. In the basement, you’ll discover an old bomb shelter with 24 inches of concrete on the ceiling and walls that were converted into the HideAway Country Inn wine cellar.
In the beginning, Debbie, with their three small children, visited auctions and antique shops to find treasures to fill the gem of a house. It took an investment of time, energy, patience, and funds but finally, the rooms were filled with rarities like the mahogany sleigh bed in the Carpenter Room or the burled walnut Victorian bed in the Smith Room. The Garden Room was the brainchild of former employee Debbie McCoy who transformed the ordinary room into a beautiful portrait of a spring garden. The bed in the Inventor’s Escape Room was designed by Debbie Miller and built by a local carpenter, Chuck Rossman, with a unique feature – it converts from a king-sized bed into two extra-long twin beds.
By February of 1991, the bed and breakfast was up and running. However, remodeling efforts began to make the inn more ensuite-friendly. In 1992, a Jacuzzi and a bathroom were added to the Carpenter Room. That same year, a fire destroyed the kitchen and in its wake, came a modern commercial workstation, efficient for preparing large meals. As the 1990s progressed, more upgrades and renovations took place, including plumbing to the Inventor’s Escape Room and the creation of the Eagles Nest suite and the Cherry Suite in the basement. Even the family quarters expanded at this time to give the owners more space.
The 1938 barn re-construction began in September 2000. The purpose was to create a homey atmosphere along with a theme hotel vibe with suites such as Country Oak Loft, Out of Africa, Cherry Blossom, Hunters Loft, and Louis XIV. It also included a meeting room to hold up to 165 guests and a 40’ X 60’ brick patio. Debbie designed the rooms in the middle of the night on a piece of scrap paper and then consulted over 50 ‘road warriors’, people who travel over 100,000 air miles a year, to ask their opinions on which hotel designs offered the most comfortable stay.
The following year, in October 2001, Steve and Debbie decided to purchase a home nearby and part of their living quarters became the popular Tree House Suite. Six years later, in August of 2007, a new kitchen was designed so the HideAway Country Inn could host cooking schools, large parties, and events.
The wine cellar was created after the inn went on the ballot to acquire a liquor license since Bucyrus Township was still in prohibition status with no sales of any wine or other spirits. After receiving the license, and several years of trying, the Award of Excellence (given to wine cellars with 130+ different varieties of wine) from Wine Spectator Magazine was awarded to the HideAway Country Inn Restaurant. Today, the Inn offers a wine tasting class every day of the week except for Sunday.
As the next decade approached, The 1938 Restaurant & Pub was born in 2012 out of a need for a less formal dining experience and a fun, light atmosphere. In the winter of 2014-2015, fabulous artist and general manager, Victoria Hicks painted the stairs to the wine cellar and remodeled many of the suites and rooms of the hotel. Wonderful finds from a local friend downsizing from a Victorian Mansion to a condo brought incredible antiques into the overall decor.
In 2018, Debbie lost Steve to kidney cancer. Debbie returned to the inn and became actively involved in updating and renovating many of the suites. The long hours of physical labor helped her to heal and with the help of all her GREAT past guests and NEW friends, she knows that she will continue to heal.
In January 2020, Debbie, trained by a 5 Star Michelin Chef, stepped into the kitchen. Her talent and compassion for our guests have created a fabulous dining experience. Debbie is planning to offer cooking staycations in the near future. Stay tuned!