In the village of Granville there is a unique part of American history called the Buxton Inn. Over the last 200 years many people have visited, eaten a meal, and stayed overnight at the Inn. Some people have been more notable then others, like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Yo-Yo Ma, and yes, even President Abraham Lincoln. The Buxton was an early stagecoach stop, saw the War of 1812, and was part of the Underground Railroad. The history is intriguing and the future is exciting.
The Inn was purchased from the long time owners, Orville and Audrey Orr in December of 2014. As the new owners, we have been working continuously on renovating all 25 guest rooms, undergoing a major restaurant overhaul and developing event space. The look and the feel of the Buxton Inn has changed all the while preserving its past.
The setup of the Inn is distinctive because the 25 guest rooms are spread out between the main inn and 4 historic homes; also each room has a different layout and style. The houses span almost the whole village block on the corner of Broadway and Pearl Street. You can pick to stay in the main inn, in one of the original guest rooms or the Warner House that dates back to 1815 or Founders Hall that features mid-19th century architecture or you can stay in the newest
home which was purchased right out of the Sears Catalog and built in 1920.
As for the restaurant, a major overhaul doesn’t do it justice! The Buxton is now open for lunches during the week and is featuring an all-new menu that includes some of the long time favorites as well as some newer more modern fare. Entrees like Seafood Chesapeake have stayed on the menu while new items like Apple Braised Osso Bucco and Shrimp & Grits bring new flavors. We also offer an extensive wine list as well as a variety of handcrafted cocktails and local beers. All desserts are made in house by the
pastry chef. The Inn prides itself on being a ‘scratch-kitchen’ providing our guests with fresh, quality ingredients and a high level of service.
Consider having your next family reunion, birthday, wedding, anniversary party or business meeting at the Buxton. The Inn can now accommodate parties up to 150 guests in the newly renovated outside courtyard. Imagine exchanging vows under the lattice pergola located in the center garden overlooking the fountains or enjoying a party with family & friends in the Lincoln Dining Room in front of a roaring fire and what about conducting a power session with you employees in the William Henry Harrison Room. All in all you can’t go wrong with planning your next celebration or business meeting at the Buxton Inn.
We are so fortunate here in Licking County to have a place with so much history in our backyard. Come and step back in time and help write the new chapter of the Buxton Inn. This special piece of history is Ohio’s oldest continually operating Inn and Tavern in the state and it is Granville’s oldest business. Come to the Buxton Inn and Feel the History!