Victorian luxury and romance create drama at this restored bed-and-breakfast inn.
Columbus artist Garry Pound and his wife Mamie founded this inn by moving a substantial Second Empire Victorian home to this location. A high school marching band led the way. That was 1994. Today, the complex includes the main house and four cottages, plus a building at the opposite corner that hosts private parties and is the setting for rehearsal dinners or business luncheons. Rooms are opulently furnished with antiques but also modern amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi. The Golden Suite, upstairs in the main house, is the most spacious, and is used as the VIP or honeymoon suite. Furnished with a king-size bed, it also offers a whirlpool tub and separate shower. All rooms provide mini-refrigerators, coffee makers, digital cable TV with movie channels and an honor bar with wine. Some have microwaves and still others full kitchens. Breakfast is served either in the main house dining room or on porches as requested, and is a full Southern meal with dishes that were traditions in Mamie Pound's family. The Rothschilds responsible for this property were distantly related to those of Europe and made their fortune in the textile industry in Columbus.