Small-Town Charm in Granville, Ohio | Midwest Living

Small-Town Charm in Granville, Ohio

In the historic college town of Granville, Ohio, you'll find plenty of cute shops and snug spots to melt away winter's chill.

Granville: Where to shop

Goumas Candyland Try the sea-salt chocolate caramels. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 587-4726;

Goumas Confections We prefer the vibe at Candyland but love the toffee here. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 587-4905;

Green Velvet Frilly displays showcase stylish gifts, including Granville postcards made with photos by the owner's husband. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 587-0515

Kussmaul Gallery Part art gallery, part colorful boutique, this two-story shop is a gem. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 587-4640;

Petali Teas Sniff different loose-leaf blends to find your fave brew at this sweet shop. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 816-1500;

Readers' Garden Book Store Though small, this shop offers a nice mix of new and used titles. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 334-4792;

Wisp Knitter or not, you'll be tempted by the gorgeous skeins at this pretty yarn shop, which also sells a few completed projects. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 587-3593

Pictured: Owner Jennifer Young arranges a bright window display at Kussmaul Gallery.

Granville: Where to explore

Granville Millinery Company (pictured) Save your pennies for a workshop with hat maker Amy Hamilton. The $200 per day fee includes materials, food and, of course, your one-of-a-kind, handmade hat. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 587-3580;

Denison University Big map kiosks around the 900-acre campus make self-guided tours easy. (Check out the view down to the stadium.) The university is well-known for its arts programs and hosts many concerts, recitals and plays each year. A calendar of events can be found on the university's website. Note that credit cards are not accepted for ticket purchases. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 587-6527;

Granville: Where to eat

Acorn Pub at the Granville Inn (pictured) Warm up with a drink by the fire at this ornate historic hotel. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 587-3333;

River Road Coffeehouse Profs and students nurse coffee and scones in the thrift shop furniture tucked throughout this mazelike old building. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 587-7266;

Granville: Where to sleep

Welsh Hills Inn A stately country home blends amenities such as wide-screen TVs and terry robes with personal touches like vases of fresh flowers. Rooms and suites from $175, including breakfast made with farm-fresh eggs. See Midwest Living's review. (740) 321-1493;

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