Rider's 1812 Inn      
792 Mentor Ave, Painesville, OH 44077-2516, USA    
(440) 354-8200
  • Free Night Participating Inn


- $120

Book a Room $90 - $120

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Elaine Crane, Gary Herman

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Circa 1812. In the days when this inn and tavern served the frontier Western Reserve, it could provide lodging and meals for more than 100 overnight guests. Restored in 1988, the pub features an original fireplace and wavy window panes. Most of the inn's floors are rare, long-needle pine. A passageway in the cellar is said to have been part of the Underground Railroad. An English-style restaurant is also on the premises. Guest rooms are furnished with antiques. Breakfast in bed is the option of choice.

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$90 to $120

Payment Types Accepted Include Personal Checks, American Express, Travelers Checks, Master Card, Visa and Discover.


This property has 10 total guest accommodations, 9 with private bath, 1 suite and 3 conference rooms. The types of beds available include Twin, Queen, King and Double.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Cable TV
  • Child Care
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Free parking on premise
  • Pet Boarding
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Meetings
    • Graduations
    • Wedding Showers
    • Baby Showers
    • Grandmother Showers
    • High Tea

Foreign Languages Spoken



Private lot

Inns Of Interest

    • African-American History
    • Civil War
    • National Historic Register
    • Stagecoach Stops
    • Taverns
    • Tunnels, Caves, Secret Passageways
    • Underground Railroad

Liquor License

    • Full

Pet Restrictions

  • Innkeepers pets on premises
  • Pets Allowed
  • Limited

Romantic Interest

Rider's Inn has been welcoming guests since 1812. Included in the Inn's history is reputation of being a stop on the underground railroad and a hospital for returning civil war soldiers. In addition to the romance of the history of the Inn, Rider's offers charming romantic guest rooms as well as a grand historic backdrop for weddings, receptions and other special events.

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Describe Garden and Grounds

We offer guests a chance to relax on our shaded deck while enjoying a glass of wine as evening sets. The deck and gardens have also been the setting for numerous weddings as well as casual events such as BBQ and Beer Tastings.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:


within 48 hours of arrival date


Outside Only.

Other Activities

    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Bicycling
    • Beaches
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Lake County Captains Baseball
    • Rock Hall Of Frame
    • Cleveland Indians

Historic Interest

Included in the Inn's history is the passageway in the cellar that has the reputation of being part of the underground railroad. The inn once served as a hospital for returning Civil War soldiers.

Historic Awards:

  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • National Register (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • State Historical Society
  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Lawnfield (home of President Garfield), Historic Fairport Harbor Light House, Historic Kirtland, Kirtland Temple (Originally Mormon, currently Church of Christ), The Lake County History Center, Historic Downtown Painesville

Nearby College/University

Lake Erie College

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Sunday-Friday, year round, not valid on Saturdays.

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.

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A Wonderful Time

I recently went to Rider's Inn to attend a wedding reception. Even tho our party was small compared to your average wedding, only about 25 people, we received all the service of a large party. Kudos to the chef, our chicken cordon bleu was amazing!
Kate Smith

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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The Best Vacation I've Had!

This Inn was the most comfortable and inviting place! Elaine, the Inn Keeper, took me on a tour of the facility and shared all its wonderful history with me. My room was cozy and I slept very sound. This facility also has a full service restaurant on property for lunch and dinner, plus a full Pub for a night cap once I came back from exploring the area. All the staff was friendly and went out of their way to be sure I have a great time on my stay! I would recommend Rider's Inn for anyone traveling.
Anna Manos

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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