Effie's Place

Welcome to our restored Victorian villa, located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Ohio. Conveniently located midway between Cincinnati , Columbus and Dayton, just off of Interstate 71. Built in 1871, Effie's Place is a two story Victorian with alabaster chandeliers, authentic leather wallpaper, stucco siding with a clay tile roof and a 7 foot stained glass window overlooking the grand staircase.

We have three well appointed guestrooms with private baths and serve a full, gourmet breakfast every morning at your convenience. Enjoy fresh baked cookies upon your arrival, and feel free to join us in the gathering room to meet your fellow travelers and experienced innkeepers. We named our Bed and Breakfast after Effie Fisher, a prior owner of the home. Effie was married to the local newspaper publisher, William Fisher, and together they purchased the house in 1911. After William died in 1916, Effie continued to live in the house by herself until her death in 1965. In the first half of the century, Effie remodeled the house to its current architecture, including some of the most prominent features. Because so much that Effie incorporated into the house has remained unchanged, we wanted to honor her by remembering it as her place.

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Voted one of the "Ten Best Inns/B&B's for Breakfast in the Midwest" by Arrington's Inn Traveler Magazine - 2006 Book of Lists.