Restaurant/Pub, Banquet Center and Inn Available for New Ownership
Simon Kenton Inn
Simon Kenton’s Legacy
Much of our surroundings have changed since Simon Kenton roamed over 50,000 acres with the Shawnee, Tecumseh and Daniel Boone. Deeded to him by the US Government, the Simon Kenton farm became the first white settlement in Ohio. Simon’s cabin was situated adjacent to where the old Spring House still stands. A historical marker is all that remains today. There are many legends as to why Simon chose this land, but the truth has been clouded by myth and superstition.
Simon lost his land by the early 1800s due to financial misfortune, and it passed to Samuel McCord. Kenton’s daughter Sally married into the McCord family. As the land changed hands it was divided and redivided. The Hunt family of Princeton, NJ moved here in 1823 and built the current Federal Style Home and Spring House in 1828.
Over the years his property continued to be divided and sold, and its buildings fell into disrepair. On a dark and rainy December night in 2004, an experienced entrepreneur, Theresa R. Siejack, heeded our call and drove up the driveway by the derelict old house situated on a hilly 4.5 acre remnant of the original property.
Immediately drawn to the land and recognizing its inherent potential, she eagerly returned the next day, and after several more visits, negotiated a purchase contract. Six months after sinking her entire life savings into the required major renovations, she opened her fourth B&B in her 21 years of public service.
Now known as the Simon Kenton Inn, it has become a focal point for visitors that come far and wide to enjoy her renowned hospitality. The Inn and its beautifully manicured grounds are a favorite hot spot for parties, weddings, reunions, and other major life events. After opening, Theresa’s dream quickly became a gathering place for the local community. Following her passion, and encouraged by the community, she began a $1M expansion project that added a pub, restaurant, additional guest rooms, and 18 additional acres in April 2009. Theresa added Kenton Hall pavilion for up to 350 guests in the spring of 2017.
We, the spirits that inhabit this land, welcome your visit and remind you that this is sacred land and an Indian burial area. While walking the land late at night, one can still hear the howl of coyotes and sense our presence as we still dwell here – the very same spirits that drew this talented woman who answered our call to return the property to its once cherished glory in service to the community and sanctuary for travelers.
Who knows, you may even bump into Simon and his friend Tecumseh who watch over this cherished land and the beginning of Theresa’s legacy.
Simon Kenton Inn is in search of new ownership to continue the legacy of top-notch hospitality set in a historic location. The sale will include:
12 acre parcel
Over 16,000+ square feet of buildings
-The Historic Inn is the former homestead of the Kenton Family. Built in 1828 this historical gem has been meticulously restored; featuring a working historic kitchen, a separate commercial kitchen, a restaurant & pub open to the public, two outdoor patios, multiple interior dining rooms, and five private B&B style rooms.
-Three Luxury Treehouses overlooking Kenton Creek. Built in 2013, these are a guest-favorite due the secluded and unique experience provided. Plots for two more treehouses has been reserved for future expansion.
-The Caretaker’s Cottage featuring 3 bedrooms,2 full bathrooms, full kitchen, and living room. Perfect for a family of guests or a wedding party. Sleeps up to eight people.
-Barn On The Hill was built in 2009 and has 4 private rooms that have a more modern-day hotel layout. All rooms are ADA accessible with private entrances. The upper level is currently being used as the owner’s residence but could be converted for guest use.
-Kenton Hall, at 6,500 square feet with a capacity to hold 350 people, this is one of the largest banquet facilities within the area. Construction on the building was completed in 2017. It features vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, stone fireplace, full bar, two ADA accessible restrooms, sprinkler system, and a wooden pergola outside used for wedding ceremonies.
-The Springhouse, dating back to 1828 this is the oldest building on the property. Nestled between old growth trees, the spring flows from the building, under a bridge and into a pond.
Simon Kenton Inn is comprised of three separate businesses under one company umbrella: the pub & restaurant open to the public, the lodging resort, and the special events venue. Though these entities each require unique consideration, they work in confluence to provide guests a full-service experience. There is no other privately-owned destination in the greater Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati market that is capable of hosting large events and providing lodging for 30+ guests. Approximately 25,000 guests visit the property each year. By the close of 2018, Simon Kenton Inn will have hosted over 65 large events for the year, far exceeding that of other banquet facilities in the area. Current 2019 bookings forecast next year to be even busier.
The current owner has worked tirelessly to create a full-service destination venue that has a reputation for outstanding service. The next owner will acquire a piece of history that is also a profitable turn-key business with years of reservations on the books, a knowledgeable and experienced staff, with space to expand the company according to their own desires.
A 4% buyer's premium applies to the final negotiated sales price. Property is being offered for $2.5 million.