An Historical Home nestled near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park: for sale

An Historical Home nestled near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Richfield, Ohio, United States of America


795 000 USD

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address:
Type: Bed and Breakfast
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Showers: 4
Parking: 15
Yield: Not Disclosed
TGCSA Rating: 4 Star


Richfield is a village in Summit CountyOhio, United States. The population was 3,648 at the 2010 census. The village and the adjacent Richfield Township are approximately equidistant between the downtown areas of Akron and Cleveland. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area. Richfield is the sister city of Wolfach, Germany.


Richfield was founded in 1809 and incorporated in 1967. The village was named for the richness of their soil.

Four of John Brown's children are buried in Fairview Cemetery. The children, Austin, Charles, Peter and Sarah, all died in 1843 due to a smallpox epidemic when he was living in Richfield. In 1850 William Cullen Wilcox was born here. He was honoured by the South African Government in 2009.

In 1970, Mayor Kenneth Swan signed an ordinance declaring Richfield Village the first "world city" in the United States.

Richfield was the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1974 until 1994. They played at the Coliseum at Richfield.


2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 3,648 people, 1,384 households, and 1,049 families living in the village. The population density was 391.4 inhabitants per square mile (151.1/km2). There were 1,471 housing units at an average density of 157.8 per square mile (60.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.4% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6%.

Of the 1,384 households 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.7% of households were one person and 8.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 46.4 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.


Ohio is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Of the fifty U.S. states, it is the 34th-largest by area, and with a population of nearly 11.8 million, is the seventh-most populous and tenth-most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus, with the Columbus metro areaGreater Cincinnati, and Greater Cleveland being the largest metropolitan areas. Ohio is bordered by Lake Erie to the north, Pennsylvania to the east, West Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Indiana to the west, and Michigan to the northwest. Ohio is historically known as the "Buckeye State" after its Ohio buckeye trees, and Ohioans are also known as "Buckeyes". Its state flag is the only non-rectangular flag of all the U.S. states.

The state takes its name from the Ohio River, whose name in turn originated from the Seneca word ohiːyo', meaning "good river", "great river", or "large creek". Ohio arose from the lands west of Appalachia that were contested from colonial times through the Northwest Indian Wars of the late 18th century. It was partitioned from the resulting Northwest Territory, which was the first frontier of the new United States, and became the 17th state admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803, and the first under the Northwest Ordinance. Ohio was the first post-colonial free state admitted to the union, and became one of the earliest and most influential industrial powerhouses during the 20th century. Although Ohio has transitioned to a more information- and service-based economy in the 21st century, it remains an industrial state, ranking seventh in GDP as of 2019, with the third largest manufacturing sector and second largest automobile production.

The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the governor; the legislative branch, consisting of the bicameral Ohio General Assembly; and the judicial branch, led by the state Supreme Court. Ohio occupies 16 seats in the United States House of Representatives. The state is known for its status as both a swing state and a bellwether in national elections. Seven presidents of the United States have come from Ohio. This has led to it receiving the moniker "the Mother of Presidents".


Archeological evidence of spear points of both the Folsom and Clovis types indicate that the Ohio Valley was inhabited by nomadic people as early as 13,000 BC. These early nomads disappeared from Ohio by 1,000 BC. Between 1,000 and 800 BC, the sedentary Adena culture emerged. The Adena were able to establish "semi-permanent" villages because they domesticated plants, including sunflowers, and "grew squash and possibly corn"; with hunting and gathering, this cultivation supported more settled, complex villages. The most notable remnant of the Adena culture is the Great Serpent Mound, located in Adams County, Ohio.

Around 100 BC, the Adena evolved into the Hopewell people who were also mound builders. Their complex, large and technologically sophisticated earthworks can be found in modern-day MariettaNewark, and Circleville. They were also a prolific trading society, their trading network spanning a third of the continent. The Hopewell disappeared from the Ohio Valley about 600 AD. The Mississippian culture rose as the Hopewell culture declined. Many Siouan-speaking peoples from the plains and east coast claim them as ancestors and say they lived throughout the Ohio region until approximately the 13th century.

There were three other cultures contemporaneous with the Mississippians: the Fort Ancient people, the Whittlesey focus people and the Monongahela Culture.[30] All three cultures disappeared in the 17th century. Their origins are unknown. The Shawnees may have absorbed the Fort Ancient people. It is also possible that the Monongahela held no land in Ohio during the Colonial Era. The Mississippian culture were close to and traded extensively with the Fort Ancient people.

Indians in the Ohio Valley were greatly affected by the aggressive tactics of the Iroquois Confederation, based in central and western New York. After the Beaver Wars in the mid-17th century, the Iroquois claimed much of the Ohio country as hunting and, more importantly, beaver-trapping ground. After the devastation of epidemics and war in the mid-17th century, which largely emptied the Ohio country of indigenous people by the mid-to-late 17th century, the land gradually became repopulated by the mostly Algonquian. Many of these Ohio-country nations were multi-ethnic (sometimes multi-linguistic) societies born out of the earlier devastation brought about by disease, war, and subsequent social instability. They subsisted on agriculture (corn, sunflowers, beans, etc.) supplemented by seasonal hunts. By the 18th century, they were part of a larger global economy brought about by European entry into the fur trade.

Some of the indigenous nations which historically inhabited Ohio included the Iroquoian, the Algonquian & the Siouan. Ohio country was also the site of Indian massacres, such as the Yellow Creek MassacreGnadenhutten and Pontiac's Rebellion school massacre. After the War of 1812 when Natives suffered serious losses such as at Tippecanoe, most Native tribes either left Ohio or had to live on only limited reservations. By 1842, all remaining Natives were forced out of the state.

Colonial and Revolutionary eras

During the 18th century, the French set up a system of trading posts to control the fur trade in the region. Beginning in 1754, the Kingdom of France and Kingdom of Great Britain fought in the French and Indian War, with various Native American tribes on each side. As a result of the Treaty of Paris, the French ceded control of Ohio and the remainder of the Old Northwest to Great Britain in 1763.

Prior to the American Revolution, Britain thinly exercised sovereignty over Ohio Country by lackadaisical garrisoning of the French forts.[41] Just beyond Ohio Country was the great Miami capital of Kekionga which became the center of British trade and influence in Ohio Country and throughout the future Northwest Territory. By the Royal Proclamation of 1763, British lands west of Appalachia were forbidden to settlement by colonists. The Treaty of Fort Stanwix in 1768 explicitly reserved lands north and west of the Ohio as Native lands. British military occupation in the region contributed to the outbreak of Pontiac's War in 1763. Ohio tribes participated in the war until an armed expedition in Ohio led by Colonel Henry Bouquet brought about a truce. Another colonial military expedition into the Ohio Country in 1774 brought Lord Dunmore's War, kicked off by the Yellow Creek massacre in Ohio, to a conclusion. In 1774, Britain passed the Quebec Act that formally annexed Ohio and other western lands to the Province of Quebec in order to provide a civil government and to centralize British administration of the Montreal-based fur trade. The prohibition of settlement west of the Appalachians remained, contributing to the American Revolution.

By the start of the American Revolutionary War, the movement of Natives and Americans between the Ohio Country and thirteen colonies had resulted in tension. Fort Pitt in Pennsylvania had become the main fort where expeditions into Ohio started. Intrusions into the area included General Edward Hand's 1778 movement of 500 Pennsylvania militiamen from Fort Pitt towards Mingo towns on the Cuyahoga River, where the British stored military supplies which they distributed to Indian raiding parties; Colonel Daniel Brodhead's invasion in 1780 and destruction of the Lenape Indian capital of Coshocton; a detachment of one hundred of George Rogers Clark's men that were ambushed near the Ohio River by Indians led by Joseph Brant in the same year; a British and Native American attack on the U.S.' Fort Laurens; and the 1782 detainment and murder of 96 Moravian Lenape pacifists by Pennsylvania militiamen in the Gnadenhutten massacre.

The western theatre never had a decisive victor. In the Treaty of Paris in 1783, Britain ceded all claims to Ohio Country to the new United States after its victory in the American Revolutionary War.


The climate of Ohio is a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa/Dfb) throughout most of the state, except in the extreme southern counties of Ohio's Bluegrass region section, which are located on the northern periphery of the humid subtropical climate (Cfa) and Upland South region of the United States. Summers are typically hot and humid throughout the state, while winters generally range from cool to cold. Precipitation in Ohio is moderate year-round. Severe weather is not uncommon in the state, although there are typically fewer tornado reports in Ohio than in states located in what is known as the Tornado Alley. Severe lake effect snowstorms are also not uncommon on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, which is located in an area designated as the Snowbelt.

Although predominantly not in a subtropical climate, some warmer-climate flora and fauna do reach well into Ohio. For instance, some trees with more southern ranges, such as the blackjack oakQuercus marilandica, are found at their northernmost in Ohio just north of the Ohio River. Also evidencing this climatic transition from a subtropical to continental climate, several plants such as the Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)Albizia julibrissin (mimosa), Crape Myrtle, and even the occasional Needle Palm are hardy landscape materials regularly used as street, yard, and garden plantings in the Bluegrass region of Ohio; but these same plants will simply not thrive in much of the rest of the state. This interesting change may be observed while traveling through Ohio on Interstate 75 from Cincinnati to Toledo; the observant traveler of this diverse state may even catch a glimpse of Cincinnati's common wall lizard, one of the few examples of permanent "subtropical" fauna in Ohio.

Major cities

Ohio's three largest cities are ColumbusCleveland, and Cincinnati, all three of which anchor major metropolitan areas. Columbus is the capital of state, located near its geographic center and is well known for Ohio State University. In 2019, the city had six corporations named to the U.S. Fortune 500 list: Alliance DataNationwide Mutual Insurance CompanyAmerican Electric PowerL BrandsHuntington Bancshares, and Cardinal Health in suburban Dublin. Other major employers include hospitals (among others, Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital), high tech research and development including the Battelle Memorial Institute, information-based companies such as OCLC and Chemical Abstracts Service, manufacturer Worthington Industries, and financial institutions such as JPMorgan Chase and Huntington Bancshares. Fast food chains Wendy's and White Castle are also headquartered in Columbus.

Located in Northeast Ohio along the Lake Erie shore, Cleveland is characterized by its New England heritage, ethnic immigrant cultures, and history as a major American manufacturing and healthcare center. It anchors the Cleveland–Akron–Canton Combined Statistical Area, of which the cities of Akron and Canton are constituent parts. Mansfield and Youngstown are also major cities in the region. Northeast Ohio is known for major industrial companies Goodyear Tire and Rubber and Timken, top-ranked colleges Case Western Reserve UniversityOberlin College, and Kent State University, the Cleveland Clinic, and cultural attractions including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Big Five member Cleveland OrchestraCuyahoga Valley National ParkPlayhouse Square, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Cincinnati anchors Southwest Ohio and the Cincinnati Tri-State area, which also encompasses counties in the neighboring states of Kentucky and Indiana. The metropolitan area is home to Miami University and the University of CincinnatiCincinnati Union TerminalCincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and various Fortune 500 companies including Procter & GambleKrogerMacy's, Inc., and Fifth Third BankDayton and Springfield are located in the Miami Valley, which is home to the University of Dayton, the Dayton Ballet, and the extensive Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Toledo and Lima are the major cities in Northwest Ohio, an area known for its glass-making industry. It is home to Owens Corning and Owens-Illinois, two Fortune 500 corporations. Steubenville is the only metropolitan city in Appalachian Ohio, a region known for its mixed mesophytic forests.

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Description by the Owner

Location, location, location. You have found your opportunity to manage a successful Bed & Breakfast while living in a completely renovated 1867 Victorian Italianate home.

The Property is currently being used as a Bed & Breakfast that can also host small events.

Our Inn is named for its proximity to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park which attracts over 2.6 million visitors per year, and is just 20 minutes to downtown Cleveland.

The Inn features 4 well-appointed guest rooms with two baths, with the potential for 2 additional guest bedrooms. Two rooms feature decorative-only fireplaces and library-like shelves. The grand entrance features a stunning ornate cherry floating staircase. Guests enjoy the common area Music Room featuring a Boston Chickering Baby Grand Piano and high bay windows as well as a well-equipped dining area for 10 with a stunning chandelier.

Off the dining area, is a catering kitchen with NSF rated commercial grade equipment designed for light guest use or for prepping catered-in food.

Guests can enjoy two grand porches and a ornate garden patio with their own outdoor grill, and a fenced corral with fire pit. The corral has been used for 50 person weddings that can hold a spacious tent.

The 1000 sqft owner's quarters features a large bedroom, two closets, wardrobe and an large bathroom with walk-in tiled shower. The owner's quarters are separated with its own private side entrance and two secure sliding barn doors.

The combined renovated owner’s kitchen and great room features a brick hearth, wood burning fireplace for cozy winter nights. Laundry operations with two washers and two dryers are downstairs along with stock shelves.

Owners can also enjoy a three season sun room and spacious garden patio.

The grounds are freshly landscaped and well planted with stunning flowering bushes, hostas, lillies and spring blooms, a large pond with goldfish with stone reading nook feature, majestic pines and maples, exterior flood lighting and landscape lighting, and a large historic three story Ohio red barn.

Guests can use a Level I electric car charging station. Built in 1867, and renovated in 2019-2022, including exterior paint, 2 high efficiency HVAC units, water heater, updated basement electric and plumbing, 10 new custom Anderson windows, whole-house Wifi, whole-house interior painting, nature stone flooring in sun room, new upstairs guest bath fixtures and Bath Fitter shower/tub combo, and new kitchen appliances. Complete list of improvements available.

Proximity to Cleveland Clinic main campus and Cleveland International Airport is 25 minutes.

Minutes to hometown bar and grilles, wineries and elegant fine dining.

All social media, digital assets such as website and naming rights will transfer. Over 69k Google views and a 5 star rating. Over 150 page views per day on Air BnB and a 4.91 rating. Also listed with Expedia hotel partners. Over 700 FB & Instagram followers.

This is a turn-key opportunity with all guest-facing inventory and furnishings as part of sale with the exception of some owner personal furniture and belongings.

This commercial property sits on two acres in the commercial historic district of Richfield Village. Coaching and mentoring available for Inn operations. Well established maintenance and cleaning crews very familiar with the property. Take over our book of business and begin earning money right away!

About Us

We offer four uniquely decorated, well-appointed bedrooms and many cosy amenities. We are located five minutes to the National Park Borders and ten minutes to the Cleveland MetroParks. Come and visit the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park and enjoy a relaxing stay!

Available year round for singles, couples, partners, families and business travelers. We focus on all the comforts of home, including robe & slipper service, balanced self-serve protein and carb breakfast choice tray, all day coffee, sodas and tea, and cozy spaces to relax! Microwave & fridge available for your take-out meals! Private baths not shared by other reservations though they are not en-suite.


Parlour Room

This first-floor room features a high Queen Bed, a comfy lounge chair, a faux fireplace, a gigantic Internet TV and CD Player, close proximity to the grand entrance, and overlooks the front country porch. Kuerig Coffee machine in room. This room most often chosen by business travellers.

Library Room

This first-floor most popular room features a Queen Bed, a vast library of CD Library and player and amenities such as in-room Kuerig Coffee, room darkening drapes, and a huge Internet TV. Enjoy the decorative fireplace and relax in a private setting. This room most often chosen by those who want the Victorian experience.

Minot Room

Ascend to the second-floor via our floating staircase, and enjoy a private, wood trimmed room with a Queen Bed and a window seat, room darkening shades, huge TV with CD Player, Keurig Coffee and a ladies writing desk plus all the amenities of home.

Oviatt Room

The Oviatt Room is on the second floor and is spacious & cozy. Sleep well on a firm King Bed. Relax with a book in the upstairs reading nook or sink into an arm chair and relax after your day’s adventure. Enjoy your own gigantic streaming TV, movies and CD Player, room darkening shades and a private table and reading area just outside bedroom. This room is most often chosen by honeymooners!

Owner's Residence

Owner is in residence here at the Inn with a private suite, private pond and our own entrance and parking. We have two dogs, a beagle and a retriever.

Weddings at our Inn

Make our Inn your venue for your special day! With the back drop of our Victorian bay windows and Grand Piano, exchange or renew your vows in an intimate, romantic setting.

We offer venue and officiate services. Perfect for small gatherings of 10-20 family members and friends. Enjoy a champagne toast in our dining room while taking wedding party and family photos. We can accommodate the bride and groom for their wedding night, and additional well-appointed bedrooms for guests.

Stay with us the night before your wedding and have the bridal party dress here and take pictures before your ceremony! Friends and Family welcome for pre-wedding photography.

Wedding services can be conducted in a nondominational ceremony. 

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283

Skype: cliff.jacobs


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