Victorian Village Guesthouse is one of those places that satisfies a traveler who loves B&Bs—and their companion who hates feeling like they've intruded in someone else's home and has to spend breakfast talking to strangers. Built in 2005, the carriage house in the Victorian Village neighborhood isn't easy to find—local ordinances prohibit signage—but once you do, you'll be glad you chose to make this your urban home base in Columbus. The guesthouse has a bedroom with a luxurious queen bed, a large great room with a daybed and comfortable couch, and a full kitchen with granite counters, a dishwasher, and full-size washer and dryer. Spa robes, Kohler fixtures and luxe Parisian products pamper in the bath, and lots of windows wash the space with natural light.
A flight of stairs leads to the guesthouse, which sleeps three to four comfortably; the owners keep their cars in the garage beneath it. During our visit, the owners accessed their cars several times, but never late at night or early in the morning, so the quiet rumble of the automatic openers wouldn't bother us. The couple also has several outdoor cats that love to lounge in the beautifully landscaped courtyard; one loved cuddling with us, which gave our stay a relaxing feel we just wouldn't find in a hotel.
Prices run from $199/night and do not include breakfast, but the guesthouse is just minutes from foodie fave North Market and several local coffee shops. It's absolutely worth a stay next time you're in town.