Hyde House is close to the city center, art and culture, and great views. Good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families, and big groups. Only 1 block from Nelsonville Square and closely situated to Wayne National Forest and 18 minutes from Lake Hope State Park in Zaleski State Forest with miles of trails for hiking and biking. Guests will definitely want to visit Nelsonville's Historic Arts District with Stuart's Opera House, Hocking College and Nelsonville Music Festival.
This beautiful National Register Italianate Victorian house (formerly known as The Mead House) was built in 1882 and became the home of Dr. Jerry Morris Hyde and the Hyde Family descendants for almost 90 years. Originally built by Dr. I. P. Primrose for his daughter Sarah and her new husband, it was sold to Dr. Hyde in 1890. The two doctors were friends, neighbors and also partners in several Nelsonville real estate ventures. When the last Hyde descendent passed away in 1977, the house became a succession of homes, rentals and student housing, until it was rescued and beautifully restored as a Bed & Breakfast by Michael and Sheila Mark in 2006. In 2009 long-time Bed & Breakfast entrepreneur and history lover Sue Maxwell became owner. Sue carried own the B&B tradition until 2016. Sue owns the Primrose Bed & Breakfast across the street. Carrying on Sue's tradition we hope you enjoy being able to “Sleep with History” at the Hyde House in Nelsonville!
The Hyde House estate has a large wrap around front porch with plenty of sitting, lots of space for relaxing. The estate has a lovely dining area, sitting room, parlor room and four well appointed bedrooms & 4 1/2 bathrooms. Each guest will have a comfortable colorful room with private bath. Two bedrooms have a tiger claw soaking tubs.
Guests have access to most parts of the house including the Parlor room, Dining Room, Large Wrap Around Deck and Kitchen. Only 1 block from Nelsonville Square and closely situated to Wayne National Forest and 18 minutes from Lake Hope State Park in Zaleski State Forest with miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. The 120-acre Lake Hope is perfect for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking and swimming. Our guests will definitely want to visit Nelsonville's Historic Arts District with Stuart's Opera House, Hocking College and the Nelsonville Music Festival.
At Hyde House cyclists are a few miles away from one of Ohio's most challenging climbs, Lick Run Hill, with it's double 's' turn at a 19% grade. ATV enthusiasts are just minutes from the Dorr Run Trail Head with over 75 miles of designated trails for off-road vehicle riders, mountain bikers and hikers through the Wayne National Forest. The Hyde House is 15 minutes west of Athens and Ohio University and 15 minutes east of Old Man's Cave. It's perfect for parents and alumni visiting OU and perfect for a weekend visiting Ohio's famous Hocking Hills, named as one of Buzzfeed's stunning under-the-radar destinations to add to your bucket list.Hocking Hills and all the beauty the State Parks have to offer is only a short 15 minute drive to Old Man's Cave, Conkle's Hollow, and RockHouse.
Interaction with guests
Guests must check at our 1st Choice Cabin Rental Store and Welcome center to get keys and sign in. After you get to the Bed and Breakfast and settled in we will stop by and make sure you are comfortable.
Other things to note
Price includes 13% Lodging Tax. We have a two night minimum stay & three night minimum stay for Holidays. Weekend Pricing is Friday/Saturday, Saturday/Sunday
Parties and events allowed
Please read our rules and policies on 1st Choice Cabin Rentals
You can always call us at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Pets considered with permission
We expect guests to treat our property and belongings with care and respect.
The house will be cleaned to quality standards prior to your arrival and after your departure. You will be responsible for the cleaning of your unit during your stay and for leaving the unit in good condition at check-out. We respectfully request that you remember that you are staying in someone's home during your stay; please treat it with care.
Please empty all trash into the cans in the garage and replace bags. Please also strip the beds and put all linens and towels in the laundry basket provided in the laundry room.
Absolutely no smoking inside or out. If evidence of smoking is found, guest will be expected to pay an extra charge for cleaning.
Be kind and respectful to neighbors
Guests of guests are not allowed without permission from the owners
We will not be held responsible for acts of theft or vandalism or other damages to the guest's personal property or items left on the property.
Internet: High Speed WiFi is available and the password will be provided to the guests.
No burning candles
Check-in: Anytime after 3PM