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Benham School House Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Benham B&B and Inns
Somers, New York
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Step back in time”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Although we were in the area for a sad occasion our stay at the Benham School House Inn gave us an opportunity to relax and enjoy some true history. The staff was very accommodating and helpful with all our needs.
My wife had actually attended the school through her freshman year and was able to give a lot of information about the different areas in the school. The room we stayed in was her kindergarten room. The lockers are still in place in the hallways and she showed me her locker and shared lots of stories.
The first floor has had the high ceilings lowered I imagine to better control the temperature but a trip to the second floors shows the true architecture of the building and it is beautiful and a real treasure to preserve.
The history of the the whole town is worth exploring and it is a wonderful experience and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the area love to tell stories.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Thank you Sandy and staff for an awesome visit. My wife grew up in Lynch Ky and she wanted to revisit her childhood. I have to admit I was a little apprehensive about staying in a converted old school house but was pleasantly surprised. The school is wedged between (2) mountains with basically (1) road leading from Lynch to Benham, absolutely beautiful. Everything was great especially the warm conversations sitting on the benches out front of the building. Hope to come back soon. Thanks again Sandy.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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pompano beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

I loved my stay here. The "aura" was cool. It was clean and pretty throughout. The coal mine tour was interesting and there is a good Mexican (authentic) Mexican restaurant in Cumberland, the next town. All in all, a big "thumbs up"!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Olive Hill, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We have stayed here a few times in the past and always had a good time. Our room was a little run down, hole worn in the chair etc. We really like the Benham School House Inn but if they don't get their act together, they won't stay in business. I think the clerks working at the front desk could care less if we stayed or not.
On the good side, there was a bear in the parking lot the morning we left and we had to dodge a large pile of bear scat on our way out. How cool is that !

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Taylor Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Property: Benham School House Inn
Address: 100 Central Avenue, Benham, KY 40807
Region: United States > Kentucky > Benham
Amenities:
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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