Inn the News * Columbus Alive

http://www.columbusalive.com/entertainment/20170419/buxton-inn The Buxton Inn Wednesday Posted Apr 19, 2017 at 6:05 PM Ghosts of cats and cigar-smoking former owners haunt the long-running Granville tavern By Jim Fischer Assistant Editor Jennifer Valenzuela switched on the lights in The Tavern, the downstairs former speakeasy that is now an informal dining/bar space at Granville’s Buxton Inn (and also once a space for stagecoach drivers to bed down on a straw pile while their charges spent the night in one of the Inn’s well-appointed rooms). Within 10 seconds, a glass slid off a counter onto the floor of the previously unoccupied room. “That kind of thing happens all the time,” said Valenzuela, co-owner of the Buxton with other members of her family since 2014. The Buxton Inn has been a continuously running inn and tavern since it was built in 1812. “It’s always been operated as an inn and a tavern. It was a stop on the stagecoach line — the last stop for those traveling west before Columbus. There was always a warm meal, spirits to warm your insides and a comfortable place to rest.” Many of its owners were colorful, and some of them, it’s said, are still hanging around. Thus spirits of one kind or another have helped tell the story of the Buxton Inn throughout its 200-plus-year history. “They all left somewhat of an impression here,” Valenzuela said, adding that the inn’s resident ghosts offer “nothing haunting or evilor bad — more just mischievous or interesting.” Orrin Granger, one of a group of settlers from Granville, Massachusetts who helped found Granville, Ohio, built the structure in 1812, calling it, simply, The Tavern. Among the...

The 2016 Lodging Partner of the Year Impact Award Goes To….

Every year Explore Licking County host’s the IMPACT Awards. It is a way to bring together Licking County’s tourism family and celebrate its’ game changers. Here is what Explore Licking County had to say about The Buxton Inn when they announced us as the 2016 Lodging Partner of the Year!! 204 years is a long time. Easy math tells us that for more than 20 decades, or nearly 75,000 days, the lights have been steadily burning at 313 East Broadway. For all of those days, months and years an innkeeper has opened the door to one of Ohio’s most treasured landmarks and simply said …” Welcome” to whomever was on the other side of the heavy, wooden front door. Countless numbers of people have crossed the threshold of the 2016 Lodging Partner of the Year IMPACT Award winner’s doorway. Some of them notable figures in history, but more often than not, it has been people looking for a respite from the ordinary. With a renewed and renovated sense of place in the 21st Century and owners with determination of steel…the salmon colored paint, the parade of cats, the courtyard fountains and infamous room number 9 will continue to give up their stories of the past, for generations of comfort seekers to come. From all of us at The Buxton Inn to all of you who have stayed with us, ate with us, or stopped in for a quick drink….Thank you for making 2016 a great...

Inn the News

A wonderful article about what is going on at The Inn. Thanks for the great press Granville Sentinel! Granville Sentinel June 24, 2015 ...

Inn the News

One of the newspaper articles about the change of ownership at The Buxton Inn. A sweet good-bye to The Orr Family & and a big hello to The Schilling Family & Historic Buxton Inn LLC. Newark Advocate December 4,...