6 Bed and Breakfasts in Springfield Ohio to Visit in 2018

If you’re planning a few upcoming trips for the year ahead, look no further than your own backyard! Springfield Ohio is home to some of the most beautiful bed and breakfasts that are perfect for a staycation for yourself or even your out-of-town guests! As your local real estate experts in Clark County, 2 Marshalls Real Estate has rounded up 6 Bed and Breakfasts in Springfield OH to visit in 2018 and we’ve listed them for you below!

Be sure to add these must-visit Springfield Ohio B&B’s to your list this year:

Colonial Manor Bed and Breakfast
Bechtle Crossing

3774 Urbana Road

This scenic bed and breakfast is the perfect place to reboot after a long holiday season and refuel for the new year ahead! Set on private 11-acre grove, the Colonial Manor Bed and Breakfast is also a special part of Springfield history and will soon be celebrating its 100th anniversary!

Emma’s Bed and Breakfast
East Gateway
100 North Oak Street

With friendly staff, beautiful rooms, a serene garden complete with wildlife, and a hearty breakfast, this Emma’s Bed and Breakfast is one to write home about! Emma’s strives to make everyone feel like family and their accommodations make it possible— helping you relax as comfortably as possible.

Ohio Barn Bed and Breakfast
South Gateway
8790 Dayton-Springfield Rd

In addition to hosting many events and weddings, the Ohio Barn Bed and Breakfast is set on 21 acres and located just off of I-675 at I-70. Featuring a 2400 square foot historic barn, complete with large entrance deck, and historic 1834 Homestead, this bed and breakfast boasts a welcoming feel with spacious bedrooms and picturesque balconies!

Houstonia House
South Gateway
25 E Mound St

Why not step back in time in this Prairie Victorian bed and breakfast in South Charleston, that often hosted politicians and soldiers both pre and post World War I. Victorian hospitality abounds with a delicious country breakfast, including local products, and five guest quarters each with its own unique features and character!

Howell Farm 
Bechtle Crossing
2825 Collier Rd

Dating all the way back to 1826, the Howell Farm B&B is situated on the 450 acre Howell Farm, just outside of Yellow Springs. Here you will find 70 wooded acres, 13 acres of prairie, as well as premium bird watching, hiking, running, and biking, with access to the Little Miami Bike Trail!

Simon Kenton Inn
Bechtle Crossing
4690 Urbana Road

A popular destination for weddings in Clark County, the Simon Kenton Inn is also the perfect place to get away either for a weekend or just the evening! Here you will find a restaurant and pub, offering a Sunday brunch buffet, and dozens of lodging options including a caretaker’s cottage, barn on the hill, luxury tree houses, as well as the historic house!

You can count on 2 Marshalls Real Estate as your guide to Springfield OH real estate and the surrounding Clark County area! Give us a call today for more information about available properties in Enon, New Carlisle, South Vienna, South Charleston, and Springfield OH for tips on selling (and pricing!) your home!

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Springfield OH Museums to Explore in the New Year

Now that the weather is colder, we’re all looking forward to staying warm inside, leaving those low temperatures outdoors. But there is only so much you can do to entertain yourself at home, so what to do when you’re ready for a change in scenery? Take a trip to one of these Springfield OH museums! Learn a little more about the area, the state or community’s history, local artists, and do it all while staying cozy this winter!

Below are a few Springfield OH museums to explore in the new year:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House
85 South Greenmount Avenue
Springfield OH

The only Prairie Style home in Ohio and one of the best Wright house museums, the Westcott House was completed in 1908 and has been restored to its original appearance! Here you can find everything from hand-decorated walls, urns, art, glass, and more just like you would have observed those many years ago. Guided tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday.

Springfield Museum of Art
107 Cliff Park Rd
Springfield OH

The only Smithsonian Affiliate art museum in Ohio, our very own Springfield Museum of Art is a great place to explore revolving exhibits and a permanent collection of artists like George Bellows and A.T. Bricher. There is always something new and interesting to see here!

Heritage Center Museum
117 South Fountain Ave
Springfield OH

Built in 1890, the original City Building & Market is now the Heritage Center Museum! This museum extends an entire city block and tells the tale of early life in Ohio and the historic National Road. Here you will observe Richardsonian Romanesque design and eye-catching exhibits— all for FREE!

Pennsylvania House Museum
1311 W Main St
Springfield OH

As Springfield was the end of the historic National Road, many pioneers traveled through and stayed at the Pennsylvania House Tavern & Inn which is now a museum! Here you can see what the 24-room inn built in 1839 looked like, as well as antique dolls, furniture, and the largest antique button collection in the country!

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5 Springfield OH Restaurants to Take Your Holiday Guests

The holiday season is officially here and along with decking the halls, shopping for gifts, and filling the calendar with gatherings galore, you will undoubtedly have a holiday guest or two. Whether they are family or friends, Springfield OH homes tend to fill with guests this time of year and if you’re looking for ways to entertain them, why not visit a local restaurant?

Springfield Ohio is filled with must-visit restaurants, spanning the culinary gamut from cozy cafes to Irish pubs. As your local real estate experts, the 2 Marshalls team has included five local restaurants where you can take your holiday guests this year:

Bada Bing! Pizzeria
40 North Fountain Ave
Springfield OH

With wood-fired specialty pizzas and garlic knots, you can’t go wrong by bringing your holiday guests to this Springfield pizza place.

Fountain on Main
14 East Main Street
Springfield OH

Located in the historic Bushnell Building downtown, this 1950’s style soda shop is a fun blast from the past for out of town visitors.

Cecil and Lime Cafe
227 East Cecil Street
Springfield OH

A touch more formal, this Springfield cafe features steak, seafood, and even a live piano performance on the weekends!

Seasons Bistro & Grille
28 S Limestone Street
Springfield OH

Locally-sourced seasonal cuisine can be found in this family-owned Springfield OH restaurant. Whether you come for dinner or a visit to the bar and lounge area, your holiday guests will love the atmosphere.

The Winds Cafe
215 Xenia Ave
Yellow Springs OH

Take a trip to nearby Yellow Springs to visit this cozy cafe. The menu changes bimonthly, the wine list features products from their wine cellar next door, and you might just catch one of their special events (like wine tastings!) if you plan ahead!

There are dozens more great restaurants to try in the area, as well as holiday events to add to your schedule, so be sure to check back for more happenings in Clark County!

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Coming Up: Holiday Events in Springfield Ohio!

Tis the season to start thinking about your holiday plans in Springfield Ohio! After all, November is almost here and before we know it, we’ll be talking turkey and preparing to deck the halls. So what’s coming up in Clark County this holiday season? As your local real estate experts, 2 Marshalls Real Estate has included a few holiday events to add to your calendar in the coming weeks.

ELF: The Musical
November 9, 2017; 7:30 PM
Clark State Performing Arts Center
Springfield OH

You know and love the movie, so why not see it live in musical form this holiday season? Clark State Performing Arts Center in Springfield will be showing this Christmas classic in just a few weeks!

Holiday in the City
November 25, 2017; 5 PM
City Hall Plaza
Springfield OH

This must-visit Springfield holiday event is back again to start your holidays in style! Head downtown Springfield on November 25 for live music, food trucks, the arrival of Santa, SantaLand, lighting the community Christmas tree, and of course, the Holiday in the City fireworks!

The Midtown Men “Holiday Hits
December 2, 2017; 8 PM
Clark State Performing Arts Center, Kuss Auditorium
Springfield OH

The Midtown Men, featuring four stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys, will be back in Springfield this December to perform holiday hits from Motown to the Beatles and even the Four Seasons. Come enjoy entertaining sixties music with twists on your favorite holiday classics!

Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market
December 9-10, 2017; 8 AM to 4 PM
Clark County Fairgrounds
Springfield OH

What better place to shop for last-minute holiday gifts than the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market, named one of America’s Best Shows by CNN!

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3 Ways to Celebrate Fall in Springfield OH

Fall is officially here in Springfield Ohio! Cooler temperatures are here, leaves are falling from the trees, and fall festivals are popping up all over the calendar, especially right here in Clark County! You can always count on 2 Marshalls Real Estate to share the best of what’s happening in our area, from opportunities to learn more about the rich history of Ohio to fun events like PugtoberFest listed below.

Here is just a sampling of ways you can celebrate fall in Springfield OH this coming month:

PugtoberFest
October 5, 2017; 5 PM
Champion City Guide & Supply
Springfield OH

This pup-themed event will have include representatives from Ohio Pug Rescue to answer questions about caring for pugs and adopting one of your own! These reps—some foster parents to pugs available for adoption—will also bring their pugs with them so you get a chance to play! There will be a food truck on site and free beverages, in addition to local pug owners with their pups in tow, so if you are a pug parent, you are encouraged to bring yours along!

Fall Fest at Snyder Park
October 14-15, 2017; 10 AM to 4 PM
Snyder Park
Springfield OH

This family-friendly event shows off the beauty of Springfield’s Snyder Park, our metro park system, in one of its most beautiful seasons! With activities for the kids, arts and crafts vendors, games, food and fun, this fall festival is not one to miss! All proceeds will go towards the development and construction of three themed gardens in Snyder Park— the children’s garden, Snyder Park maze, and an accessible garden.

Best of Springfield Celebration
October 19, 2017; 5:30 PM
Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Art Center
Springfield OH

Come see which area businesses were chosen by local voters as the Best of Springfield! There will be awards in 32 different categories, a variety of food options at the Taste of Springfield, Mother Stewart’s Beer Garden, live music and more!

Do not hesitate to contact our team at 2 Marshalls Real Estate for more information about buying a home in the Springfield area, selling your current property, home values or available properties in Clark County!

Have a wonderful fall!

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Explore History with These September Events in Springfield OH!

The summer is winding down here in Springfield Ohio, but that doesn’t mean the calendar is coming to a halt along with it! September will be a busy month in Clark County, filled with festivals, outdoor markets and more— including these happenings that allow you to get a dose of history in with your fall fun!

Below are five upcoming events in Springfield OH that will give you a chance to explore history right here in our area!

Fair at New Boston
When: September 2, 2017; 10 AM to 6 PM
Where: George Rogers Clark Park

Go back in time with the 35th Annual Fair at New Boston held at George Rogers Clark Park! This historical event will take you back 200 years for an adventure beginning with the raising of a 15 star flag, opening ceremonies, food vendors with specialities like Scotch eggs, local merchants showcasing their pottery, herbs, handmade furniture, jewelry, clothing from the frontier era, a Native American village and more! You’ll also find special activities like a balloon flight, comedy at the Cheapside Theater, puppets, magicians, a battle reenactment and cannon!

Ferncliff Cemetery: Sacred and Symbolic Walking Tour
When: September 2, 2017; 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Ferncliff Cemetary

With over 240 acres of beautiful landscape and rolling hills, this cemetery was planned during the Civil War as Springfield’s new rural cemetery. Come listen to a historian speak about those resting here and how Springfield’s history is preserved in stone. Tickets required.

MarketFEST ’17
When: September 7, 2017; 5 PM TO 8 PM
Where: Heritage Center Museum

You won’t want to miss the live music from M Ross Perkins, over 40 local artisans and produce vendors, the best food trucks from our Ohio region and more! MarketFEST will cover North Market Place and the esplanade downtown, next to the Heritage Center. This is a great chance to get to know the local vendors and try the local wares in Clark County!

Smithsonian Museum Day
When: September 23, 2017; 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: Springfield Museum of Art

This is a great opportunity to tour the Springfield Museum of Art, FREE of charge! The museum will be open to the public for free as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live! Explore the current exhibits and the popular Chakeres Interactive Art Lab! Tickets for two are available for download on the Smithsonian website.

CultureFest 2017
When: September 23, 2017; 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: City Hall Plaza

This event is a must-see every year! CultureFest brings together strolling musicians on the plaza, dancers, bands, choirs, drummers, acrobats and food of dozens of cultures! Including the Indian, Mexican, Greek, Italian, and Hungarian cultures (plus many more!), this is a fun experience for the whole family!

As your local real estate experts in Springfield OH and the surrounding communities, you can count on 2 Marshalls Real Estate to provide you with up to date information on everything in Clark County, from available homes for sale to upcoming events! Give us a call today for more information about buying a new home or selling your current property.

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Springfield OH Rotary Food Truck Competition Returns August 12!

If you enjoy sampling local food and spending a summer afternoon outdoors, you will want to mark your calendar for the annual Springfield OH Rotary Food Truck Competition! The competition returns on August 12 from 11 AM to 9 PM in the Veteran’s Park Amphitheater and will feature 35 regional food trucks all competing for the grand prize of $10,000! This year’s event will also include live music throughout the day and a beer garden.

The 2017 Springfield Ohio Rotary Food Truck Competition marks its fourth year and with the addition of a mobile app, attendees can vote for their favorite food truck much easier than ever before! Attendees of the competition can simply download the Springfield Food Truck app and vote for one truck from the beginning of the event until 30 minutes prior to the awards— with this year including a “People’s Choice” award!

Below is a comprehensive list of the food trucks competing for the grand prize in this year’s Rotary Food Truck Competition:

Springfield OH is home to numerous events, from the Clark County Fair to the Springfield Farmers Market, Fair at New Boston, MarketFEST, CultureFest and more! Contact 2 Marshalls Real Estate today for more information about calling Clark County your home!

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Celebrate the Fourth of July in Springfield Ohio!

Now that summer has officially begun here in Springfield Ohio, next up is the Fourth of July! There are dozens of events to attend in Clark County and the surrounding areas, from fantastic fireworks displays to patriotic parades, and as your local real estate experts2 Marshalls is happy to share them!

Below are a few events happening this Fourth of July in Springfield Ohio!

4th of July Parade
When: July 1, 2017; 10 AM to 12 PM
Where: Huber Center, Huber Heights OH

Line up to watch the display of floats in this patriotic parade and stick around to find out which wins after the judging!

Star Spangled Heights Celebration
When: July 1, 2017; 10 AM to 11:30 PM
Where: Thomas Cloud Park, Huber Heights OH

This fun, family-friendly event begins at 10 AM with the parade down Brandt Pike, then continues at Thomas Cloud Memorial Park with live music, a kids zone, and food trucks!

A Grand Old Independence Day
When: July 2, 2017; 12 PM to 5 PM
Where: Carriage Hill MetroPark, Dayton OH

Celebrate our country’s independence with this community festival featuring period games, contests and more!

Old Fashioned Country Fireworks
When: July 3, 2017; 7 PM
Where: Clark County Fairgrounds

There is no better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than with a sparkling display of fireworks! This free, family-friendly event will include live entertainment and food vendors before the fireworks begin at dark, approximately 10 PM. The rain date for this event is July 6.

Annual Rotary BBQ and Fireworks
When: July 4, 2017
Where: Grimes Field, Urbana OH

There is nothing more patriotic than celebrating the Fourth of July with great BBQ and a fireworks display! Music will be provided by the Arts Council and should it rain, the venue will change to the Gloria Theatre.

Fourth of July Car Show and Swap Meet
When: July 4, 2017; 8 AM
Where: Green County Fairgrounds, Xenia OH

There is so much to do and see at this Fourth of July event! Awards will be given at the car show including the Best of Show, Oldest Car, Memorial Award and People’s Choice, and door prizes will be given every hour! Awards will begin at 2 PM.

Red, White & Boom!
When: July 3, 2017; 12 PM
Where: Downtown Columbus OH

Don’t miss the largest fireworks display in Ohio! Festivities begin at 12 PM on Monday,  July 3rd and include a parade, children’s park, fireworks and after party!

Let 2 Marshalls Real Estate be your guide to the Springfield Ohio market this year, whether you’re buying a home or ready to sell your current property! Give us a call today with any questions on your next home buyer steps, finding your home value, or for a list of available homes in the area!

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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10 June Events This Month in Springfield Ohio

Living in Springfield Ohio offers you some of the best access to culture, entertainment and fun whether you stay in Clark County or head to nearby Columbus or Dayton. This month, the calendar is packed full of summer events like boat races, neighborhood walking tours, and farmers markets! Start your summer off the right way by enjoying the following events:

Urban Renewed: Cemetery and Brewery TourJune 7; 6 PM to 7 PM; Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company. This interesting event allows you to explore both the Old Columbia Street Burying Ground and Springfield Metallic Casket Factory. Listen to stories of the earliest Springfield residents, Revolutionary War soldiers, and a member of the Boston Tea Party before taking a tour of the new Mother Stewart’s Brewery.

Solar Splash Boat RacesJune 7 -11; Clark County Fairgrounds. The world championship of intercollegiate solar/electric boating, Solar Splash hosts 5 on-the-water competitive events.

Springfield Farmers MarketJune 10; 9 AM to 12:30 PM; Heritage Center Museum. What better way to spend a summer day than at the Springfield Farmers Market? With over 30 vendors, fresh produce, meats, eggs and more, you can enjoy live music and local food trucks every Saturday now through September!

College Hill North Walking Tour. June 10; 10 AM to 12 PM; Begins at North Fountain Avenue and West Ward Street. This tour—part of the Summer Tour Series in Springfield—will look deeper at the architecture and history of the College Hill North neighborhood and its late Victorian era details.

Symphony Orchestra – Summer Arts Festival 2017. June 11; 8 PM; Veteran’s Park Amphitheater. This free outdoor event is one of many in the Springfield Arts Council’s Summer Arts Festival and will feature baroque era music and a fireworks display.

Annie Jr – Summer Arts Festival 2017. June 14-15; 8 PM; Veteran’s Park Amphitheater. Watch as a local cast of young people in grades 1-12 perform the musical Annie Jr in this free outdoor event.

Springfield Antique Show. June 17-18; Clark County Fairgrounds. With hundreds of regional and national antique dealers, you are sure to find something you’ll love at the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market.

Mid-Century Modern West Bicycle Tour. June 17; 10 AM to 12 PM; Begins outside the Heritage Center. This bicycle tour will explore some of Springfield’s best mid-century modern designs, including the George and Frieda McCann House, Columbia Gas Building, Bauhaus-inspired Building X at Crowell-Collier, and more!

FatherFest Juneteenth Celebration. June 17; 11 AM to 7 PM; Gammon House. This free event will include live music, historical tours, food and more!

Victorian Happy Hour Tour. June 21; 6 PM to 7 PM; Begins outside the Heritage Center. Explore Springfield’s Golden Age of Architecture including buildings like Warder Library, City Building and Market, the Bushnell Building and more!

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Memorial Day Parade and Events in Springfield Ohio

The unofficial beginning of summer has arrived and with the long weekend ahead of us, you can be certain there are plenty of events to attend in Springfield Ohio. For instance, the annual Memorial Day parade in downtown Springfield will be held on Monday morning heading north up Fountain Boulevard.

Below are three events you can add to your calendar for this Memorial Day weekend in Springfield OH:

Springfield Car Show and Swap Meet
May 26-28, 2017; 7 AM
Clark County Fairgrounds

Get the summer started with one of Springfield’s most popular events and the Midwest’s largest swap meet and car show! This year marks the 33rd year for this attraction that draws both car enthusiasts and collectors alike. There will be over 4000 vendors present featuring cars and parts.

Memorial Day Parade
May 29, 2017; 9 AM
Downtown Springfield

The theme of this year’s parade—one of the largest in the country—is Duty, Honor, and Country with Grand Marshall Mr. David A. Monroe. The parade will begin by heading North on Fountain Avenue to McCreight, turning left and moving on to Ferncliff Cemetery.

Memorial Day at Young’s Jersey Dairy
May 26-29, 2017
Young’s Jersey Dairy
Yellow Springs

What better place to spend the beautiful long weekend than at Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs? You can enjoy ice cream, miniature golf, slides, batting cages, driving range and a carnival complete with rides!

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