The Buxton Inn helps to welcome Hollywood to Granville – The shooting of “First Kill”

It all started in late July. A gentleman, by the name of Kris, came to visit the Buxton Inn. He said “I’m scouting for a movie.” I just thought it was a small movie. Maybe something affiliated with Denison or an independent film. Both of which we’ve had in Granville before. As we walk through the Inn Kris became more and more excited about the possibilities of using The Buxton for his film. We showed Kris all around the property. Including some of our vacant homes that are slated for renovation here shortly. Kris, Tony and myself seemed to have a lot to talk about. It was quite apparent that Kris really did understand and like The Buxton! As our visit ended he mentioned that this wasn’t just a little film.  That this was a Bruce Willis feature. We couldn’t believe it! The possibility of Bruce Willis coming to the Buxton Inn, possibly staying with us,  and shooting a scene was very exciting….to say the least!! Kris assured us that he would be in touch. Letting us know either way what the director was interested in or had decided. We were under the impression, at the time, that the movie was slated to begin shooting in 2017. But we quickly came to realize it wasn’t going to be 2017…it was going to be this year.  As the days went by we waited on pins and needles to see if The Buxton had been chosen for a scene or even multiple scenes. Then the call finally came. There I was, one random Monday afternoon, I received a text from Kris saying, “Hey we are in town with the director and the production...
Renovations! Renovations! Renovations!

Renovations! Renovations! Renovations!

A lot of headway has been made here at the Inn since we last blogged.  2 event spaces, 2 dining rooms, and 6 guest rooms have been renovated. 2 king guest suites have been added, 4 buildings have been painted, and a new chef and pastry chef have joined us. Our heads are spinning with all the great things happening here.  We look forward to seeing you here throughout the year to check out the wonderful...

The Buxton Inns’ Haunted History

There is nothing more All-American than Fall in Granville, OH.  The leaves are changing, the community is bustling with visitors, and village homes are decorated with carved pumpkins and spooky spider webs.  Setting the perfect scene for a visit to The Buxton Inn. As you may or may not be aware The Buxton Inn is known to be one of the most haunted places in Ohio.  Making us the perfect October destination. The most talked about ghostly experiences stem from two of our more infamous proprietors.  Bonnie Bounell (aka The Lady in Blue) along with her cat Major and Major Buxton (whom the cat was named after).  Both Buxton Inn owners dedicated their lives, some would also say their after-lives, to this place.  Bonnie and her cat, Major, are typically experienced in their former residence which is now known as room #9.  The smell of Bonnies sweet perfume is said to linger while many of our guests have claimed to be awoken by what felt like a cat snuggling up to them in the middle of the night. Major Buxton, owner from 1865-1905, seemingly prefers to be encountered in the main dining areas.  There was a time here that sightings of him were so prevalent that employees would set a spot for him in the dining room.  While we don’t do that any more his presence has still been seen meandering the downstairs hallways. Personally, I find the odd going’s on of late a bit more interesting.  This summer we were working on one of our guest houses.  Our maintenance man placed a furniture dolly on the grass next...