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Primrose Bed & Breakfast

Traditional American Victorian Primrose Bed & Breakfast

The exuberant 1892 Queen Anne Traditional American Victorian Primrose House Bed & Breakfast is the perfect romantic getaway for any couple visiting the beautiful Hocking Hills State Parks and nearby attractions. It sits across the street from our Historic Hyde House Bed & Breakfast. Located in the heart of Nelsonville, guests are 1 block away from the charming Historic Square, HockHocking Adena Bikeway, Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Rhapsody Restaurant, Stuart’s Opera House and numerous other quaint restaurants and storefronts. Guests are just a short drive to Hocking College, Hocking Hills State Parks, Lake Hope State Park, and Ohio University. Stay at our beautiful National Register Victorian House to explore, experience, and enjoy all nearby attractions in Athens, Logan, and Nelsonville, Ohio.

At the Primrose Bed & Breakfast, guests are welcomed to a beautiful peach colored home with a large, spacious front porch with a porch swing. This 1892 home was built by Dr. Isaac Porter Primrose. It was once his doctor’s office and the home to his family. After being a residence for over a century, the home was completely restored as a beautiful Bed & Breakfast. The Primrose House, along with the Hyde House, are two of the oldest homes in Nelsonville. 

Upon entering the home, guests will notice the gorgeous oak trim, hardwood floors, colorful stained glass transoms, original kitchen cabinets with marble countertops, and the beautiful antique stove/oven. There is a dining area where homemade breakfast is served each morning, a sitting room where guests can play a game of chess, and lovely outdoor spaces with patios, decks, and a beautiful botanical backyard garden where guests can spend time relaxing, unwinding, or enjoying a take home meal from a local restaurant.


Primrose House Bed & Breakfast is located 1 block away from the Historic Nelsonville Square

Located in downtown Nelsonville, our guests can enjoy the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Rhapsody Restaurant, Stuart’s Opera House, and many other quaint restaurants and shops!

Nelsonville Square Hocking HIlls

About the Rooms

In the Primrose House, the Garden Room and Terrace Room are located on the main floor. The Lane Room, Path Room, and Posy Room are located on the second floor. Each room comes with an ensuite bathroom. There is a half bath located off the sitting room.


  • Air Conditioning
  • No Smoking
  • Heating
  • Children Welcome
  • TV in room
  • Satellite/cable
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Electric Fireplace


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils

Dining Area

Monday – Friday we serve breakfast at our Hunger Hiker Cafe & Deli located at Adventure Pro Outdoors. We are doing this to help prevent food waste. Each guest will receive a $10 voucher to use towards the menu (breakfast, lunch or dinner)! Check out the menu here. On Sat and Sun, we serve breakfast at the Bed & Breakfast from 8 AM – 9 AM.

Homemade Breakfast 2 Hyde House


  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Outdoor Furniture


End your night relaxing in the warm Jacuzzi. The hot tub is located by the parking lot in a fenced in area. Great star gazing opportunities!

Hyde House Bed And Breakfast Hot Tub

What’s Nearby?

  • Hocking College 1.3 mi
  • Ohio University 11.8 mi
  • Lake Hope State Park 11.4 mi
  • Hocking Hills State Park 17.2 mi
  • Wayne National Forest Athens Unit 3.6 mi
  • Fun Barn 4 mi
  • Stuart’s Opera House 0.3 mi
  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway 0.5 mi
  • Zaleski State Forest 8.3 mi
  • Robbins Crossing Historical Village 0.6 mi
  • Rocky Factory Outlet Store 0.4 mi
  • Court Street 11.4 mi

Bed & Breakfast FAQ

  • Is this a traditional Bed & Breakfast?
    This is not a traditional Bed & Breakfast where the owner or innkeeper of the home stays on the property. However, our business is family owned & operated and our team is just a phone call away for assistance. Our main headquarters is just 1-mile away from the Bed & Breakfast. The owners live in the area & are typically the ones cooking breakfast on the weekends.
  • What’s Included with Stay?
    For weekday stays, breakfast vouchers to the Hunger Hiker Cafe & Deli.
    For weekend stays, homemade breakfast directly at the BnB.
    Hot Tub – shared among all guests
    Bath Towels
    10% discount on outdoor adventure at Adventure Pro Outdoors
  • What Should Guests Bring?
    Small cooler to keep in room & to take on activities
    Beach Towel for the Hot Tub and additional outdoor activities
  • Can guests use the kitchen?
    Guests can utilize the microwave to warm up food.
    Guests can store some supplies in the refrigerator or freezer, but our chef’s food is located there. We recommend bringing a small cooler.
    Guests CANNOT use the stove/oven.
  • Can we bring our pets?
    No pets are allowed to stay in the Bed & Breakfast UNLESS they are service animals.
  • Are there any curfews?
    There are no curfews at the Hyde House Bed & Breakfast. We just ask that guests be respectful of the other guests staying in the house.
  • Is the hot tub shared?
    Yes, the hot tub is shared among all guests.
    Guests are not allowed to take glassware into the hot tub with them!
  • What time is breakfast served? Is breakfast the only meal served throughout the stay?
    On weekdays, guests will visit the Hungry Hiker Cafe & Deli (link to website). We offer in house dining or to-go style. On weekends, we serve breakfast between 8 AM – 9 AM. We typically do a buffet style serving. Breakfast is the only meal we provide throughout a guest’s stay. Guests are responsible for lunch and dinner. We highly recommend Rhapsody Restaurant, located on the Historic Nelsonville Square.
  • What is served for breakfast in the morning?
    At the Hungry Hiker Cafe & Deli, you can select from the items off the menu! Known for its giant sub sandwiches! On weekends, we typically serve eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, and fruit. However, that will vary depending on the season and what is being prepared that morning.

Primrose House

Lane Room Primrose bed and breakfast

Lane Room

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Garden Room Primrose bed and breakfast

Garden Room

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Path Room Primrose bed and breakfast

Path Room

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Posy Room Primrose bed and breakfast

Posy Room

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Terrace Room Primrose bed and breakfast

Terrace Room

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