About The Buckeye and The Frog

Our Bed & Breakfast Inn is a renovated Victorian brick home registered as a historic landmark with the City of Oberlin. This home has been privately owned as a residence since its construction in 1880 by timber magnate James Wright. He gifted the house to his daughter, Harriet, an Oberlin Conservatory graduate, upon her marriage to Howard Carter in 1892.

In Oberlin, our home is frequently known as the "Ganzel house" after the Oberlin College professor and his family who lived in the house for more than 30 years.

The Buckeye and the Frog came into being as the realization of our long-held desire to open a Bed & Breakfast residence in a small town with an active cultural, intellectual, and political life. Oberlin fits the bill perfectly. We purchased the home in 2011 and began extensive renovations on the second floor in 2012; we opened for business in May 2012 and successfully negotiated the busy commencement weekend period. Now we’re off and running!

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"I was so happy I stayed at this place! It was like I stayed in a family. Thank you for your hospitality and everything. Your breakfast was always delicous! I always ate a lot! I hope I will come back to Oberlin and visit this place again without research. Thank you for everything!"

Minami, Japan