According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting The Timbrook Guesthouse, you are, on behalf of yourself or any invitees, voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 or any other disease. We are excited to welcome you back and we are committed to the health and safety of our employees and guests. In accordance with CDC, state, and local guidelines, we’ll be implementing a number of COVID-related safety precautions this season. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a shared responsibility, so we ask you to join us in working together to keep our home safe for all to enjoy! Please note at this time we have resumed adhering to our cancellation policies.
Check-in after 8 P.M. is possible with prior arrangements. If your travel or flight is delayed by more than an hour from the check-in time specified on your reservation, please contact The Guesthouse via e-mail or text to let us know the new estimated arrival time. If arriving after 8 P.M. please call the innkeeper’s direct phone line located on the plaque outside the main entrance.
We require that you clear your guest room of all personal belongings by 11 A.M. to insure the room is ready for any new guests arriving at 3 P.M.
Same Day Reservations
Please contact The Guesthouse directly at (419) 560-3263 to make a reservation with less than 24 hour notice.
Parking & Security
The Timbrook Guesthouse is in one of the safest rated locations in Central Ohio. Our private parking is well-lit and secure located just steps from the main entrance. We also offer a car charging station to accommodate all vehicle types. Please follow the parking arrows upon arrival. The Innkeepers live in the house and are available 24/7 for any questions or concerns.
Other transportation needs can be provided if appropriate notice is given so arrangements can be made.
Rates are for double occupancy and include a gourmet homemade breakfast. All rates are subject to change without notice. Weekly rates are also available upon request for a considerable discount. Please call for more information.
Our hot homemade breakfasts are different every day as Jill loves to cook and bake and is always trying new recipes for guests to enjoy. Breakfast also includes coffee, tea and juices along with fruits, yogurts, bagels and freshly baked breads and muffins. We are happy to accommodate all special dietary needs, restrictions and allergies. Please contact The Guesthouse directly at (614) 634-2166 so we can make appropriate arrangements for breakfasts if needed.
We are very sorry but we can not accept children. Guests must be age 18 or older.
Non-Inn Guests During Your Stay
While many guests may be visiting the area to see friends and family, attend a local event, or visit students at local colleges and universities, we require our guests to PLEASE CONFIRM WITH THE GUESTHOUSE BEFORE INVITING ANY OTHER PARTIES WHO ARE NOT GUESTS TO THE TIMBROOK. Additional breakfasts for non-inn guests are $20 per person.
Food & Drinks in Guest Rooms
That experience includes maintaining high standards when it comes to providing clean facilities, linens, artwork, antiques, and furniture. We ask that all guests please refrain from eating and/or bringing beverages into the guest rooms. Coolers are not permitted inside. We have a refrigerator in the Munching Moku that guests are welcome to utilize. All food consumption, outside of our breakfasts, should be in the dining room, common room and designated outside areas of The Guesthouse.
Guest Room Damages
Please refrain from using any bleaching night creams that may cause damage to our sheets and towels. Any damage caused by guests products or negligence will result in a cleaning or replacement charge.
Bring Your Own Slippers
Please feel free to B.Y.O.S. “Bring Your Own Slippers!” or take advantage of a complimentary Timbrook pair located just inside the front door.
Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services
No prior arrangements necessary. Full laundry care (washed, dried, folded) is provided same day at $10 per load. Dry cleaning services are provided by a local company for the cost of the dry cleaning bill plus an additional $15.
Guesthouse Bicycle & Fishing Poles
We are happy to provide complimentary bicycles along with helmets, a map and water bottles to enjoy what the 13.75 mile trail has to offer. Additional bikes are $15 per person. For more information on the trail click here. If you would like something on a quieter note you’re welcome to grab one of our fishing poles and head over to the fishing hole. They stock the lake with trout twice a year. Antrim Lake also has a foot path along it measuring 1.2 miles. It is a great way to get in some fresh air and exercise and see what our area of Columbus has to offer.
Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
The depth of the pool varies from 4 feet in the shallow end to 10 feet in the deep end. Swimming and hot tubbing are at the sole risk of The Timbrook guests; there is never a lifeguard on duty at any time. We provide complimentary beach towels and robes for the convenience of our guests. The pool and hot tub hours are from 7 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Our amazing parrots, Opu, Ono, Okole, O’o and Charlie, are always around if you need an animal fix and they would love any attention you’re able to give them. They also love to entertain with their playfulness and talking.
Smoking and vaping is strictly prohibited anywhere on the Guesthouse Estate. Guests who would like to smoke may due so from the comfort of their own car. Any smoking inside The Guesthouse will result in an immediate request to leave along with an additional $250 cleaning fee to go with the room and any incidental charges that may need to be applied. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation regarding this policy.
Reservations are charged to credit cards, in full, at the time of check-in. If paying by check, the check must be received by The Guesthouse at least 14 days prior to the date of arrival. If you are paying in cash, it will be collected at the time of check-in.
Any reservation cancelled 14 days or less before its starting date will be charged in full, unless The Timbrook Guesthouse is able to resell the room on the guests behalf. No shows will also be charged in full. All cancellations will be subject to a $35 cancellation fee charge per room. The Timbrook Team does sympathize when life gets in the way and cancellations have to occur. However, please understand that due to the small and intimate nature of our business, we must adhere strictly to this policy. We apply our cancellation policy fairly to all guests regardless of personal situation, acts of nature or airline complications. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Holiday & Group Cancellation
Any reservation cancelled 30 days to 15 days prior to check-in will be charged 50% of the total bill. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less will be charged in full. No shows will also be charged in full. All cancellations will be subject to a $35 cancellation fee charge per room. The Timbrook Team does sympathize when life gets in the way and cancellations have to occur. However, please understand that due to the small and intimate nature of our business, we must adhere strictly to this policy. We apply our cancellation policy fairly to all guests regardless of personal situation, acts of nature or airline complications. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
We are very sorry but we can not accept children even for group reservations. Please notify The Guesthouse during the time of booking of the total number of guests and the possibility of any non-inn guests coming during the reservation. A 20% gratuity fee will be charged for all groups booking or occupying 3 rooms or more.
Valentine’s Day (includes the closest weekend)
Mother’s Day Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend
Father’s Day Weekend
Independence Day (includes the closest weekend)
Labor Day Weekend
Thanksgiving Day (includes the closest weekend)
Christmas Eve / Christmas Day (includes the closest weekend)
A Rich History of Relaxing Stays
The Timbrook Guesthouse began as the Old Jack Antrim Farmhouse, built in 1875. Jack Antrim lived here from 1921 to 1945, when he sold it to the Timmons family and the property became known as Timbrook. Jill and Peter Dole became the owners in 1988. After raising their children, they decided to convert part of their Ohio home to the guesthouse you see today. We look forward to having you stay with us and experiencing the property’s rich history for yourself!
The Perfect Location
Conveniently located in Central Ohio, The Timbrook Guesthouse is just a few minutes from downtown Columbus, about two hours from Cleveland, Ohio via I-71 S, and just under two hours from Cincinnati, Ohio via I-71 N, making it one of the great options for romantic weekend getaways.
While we may not have beaches or a castle, we do have gorgeous gardens and a beautiful building full of island flair. Our inn is the perfect location for weekend getaways: just minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio but miles from reality. Book one of our couples suites for the weekend today.