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Benham School House Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Benham B&B and Inns
Taylor Texas, United States
1 review
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Thank you Sandy and Benham staff! The Inn is very charming and staying in an historic school building was so cool! The location, tri-city area is worth visiting so much history and beautiful quaint. We had a beautiful view from our bedroom. The is a coal mine tour you can take and a museum of coal mining that is worth seeing. Black mountain is a must breath taking views!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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bluegrass state
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Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed here one night on our coal mining tour weekend. Went to lynch, ky where portal 31 is. The coal mine tour.
Our room has 2 double beds , fireplace, bathroom w/ tub. Quaint decorations. Such a great idea to make use of an old historic building. Other towns should take note. Great price. Remember you are in the mountains, so the roads are curvy. The town itself has Pizza Hut , rite aid , dollar general etc.
We walked all over the school investigating. Our son was intrigued with the lockers.
They do serve breakfast also. Tasty!
Trust me for a great time on a weekend come here for a step back in time to experience an aspect of what the coal town boom was like. Kudos to the residents here who have had the foresight to restore such an important part of coal mining towns in eastern ky.
Tip: eat @ Charlotte's hoagie shop

  • Stayed June 2013
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Worth, Illinois
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

We were quite pleased with our stay here. The room was nice with a comfortable king size bed. Decorated in a nice style. the employes were very nice as well. Breakfast was good as well served in a spacious room that used to be the Principal's Office. They have a little reading room stocked with books. We wandered around the town park and loved the town as well. Historic coal town has a coal mining museum that was unfortunately closed when we were there.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Coshocton, Ohio
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

My husband and I stayed at Benham Schoolhouse Inn mid September. We spent a night in the Honeymoon Suite (room number 1960.). It has a king size bed and large jacuzzi tub. It is a very small and quite town but we loved the stay. We loved the mountains although we didn't see any bear. We also loved Portal 31 Mine in Lynch that you can tour. It is amazing to think this was a very active mining town. We enjoyed it so much we went back with other family in October.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Berea, Kentucky
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Located in the old coal town of Benham, Kentucky, the School House Inn functioned as a school from 1926 to 1961. In 1992, it was turned into a hotel. The setting of the Inn helps you to visualize of the early 1900's Hollywood’s movies. Both the aspects of old school and residence hall are brought together to offer you one of the comfortable accomodations in the surrounding area. The rooms are large and the beds are comfortable.

After a long drive from Williamson, West Virginia to Benham, I could not ask for a more comfortable place to stay. In addition to that, the staff is ready to offer you any extra thing that will make your stay memorable. At first, I was skeptical about the location of the place, especially at night, but when you get in the room, you see a different aspect of the Inn. I loved and will probably return some other day if I have the opportunity.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 October 2012 via mobile

We love quirky places! Our stay was a step down memory lane even though we didn't go to school here. The blocks in the building were the same as my childhood school. Check in was the office. The hallways looked like school hallways lined with lockers. However, the rooms were very up to date and like any hotel. Bed was firm and bedding was soft. Furniture was nice wood materials. There was a fireplace but it did not work. I overheard from another person asking about them that they don't work. The only thing that made you remember you were in a school house was the blocks around the window. Hot water seemed to run out quickly so be advised. They do not have a resturaunt as advertised but do serve a continental breakfast. There are nearby restaraunts. Staff was very friendly and knowledgable about the history of the building. We even got a tour of the place! We will stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Charles Town WV
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

I don't know how things are now but I stayed at the Inn some years ago. I had the first room on the right after making the left turn in to the main hallway. It was the size of the original classroom.
It was a somewhat hot day and the classroom was so cool and the entire place so quiet that I still remember the great night's sleep I had. The museum in what was the US Steele Company store was very well done in it's replication of rooms in earlier homes. It was worth the time. Everyone in the town was extremely nice.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Benham School House Inn
Address: 100 Central Avenue, Benham, KY 40807
Region: United States > Kentucky > Benham
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Benham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Benham School House Hotel Benham

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