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The Gilded Swan

Step into the 19th century yesteryear at The Gilded Swan Bed and Breakfast.

Great memories and fun times are waiting for you. . Come visit The Gilded Swan.

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Welcome to The Gilded Swan

Welcome to The Gilded Swan Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the Charming Lake Erie Harbor Town of Ashtabula. Every romantic at heart will love the escape to Victorian elegance in rooms designed for romantic interludes and magical memories but with modern day amenities like FREE WiFi. For over 20 years, the inn has provided top quality service to our guests. We are situated in the heart of Ashtabula close to area attractions, the shores of Lake Erie and many wineries and covered bridges. A top level of hospitality awaits you.


Our Rooms

Enjoy being pampered with freshly baked cookies or scones, chilled bottled water and coffee or tea. Each morning enjoy a sumptuous gourmet breakfast served in the elegant dining room.

Melons and berries on a plate

Vintage Suite

Grapevines trail across the walls and ceiling of this lavishly appointed suite featuring a stately handcarved king bed, relaxing whirlpool bath with shower, crackling gas fireplace, cozy sitting room, and private entrance.

Vintage Suite $125 plus tax

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Celestial Chamber

A combination of privacy and serenity awaits the discerning traveler in this Queen room with half bath. The tranquil handpainted sky ceiling will soothe the soul, and the many cherubs offer a warm greeting.

Celestial Chamber Room $85 plus tax

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Lake Erie Harbor

Every nook and cranny of this beautifully appointed Queen room with full bath is filled with nautical treasures depicting the history of our great Lake Erie. The full bath has a garden whirlpool tub for two and hand painted lakescape wall murals.

Lake Erie Room $115 plus tax

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Arbor Room

A memorable experience awaits you in this charming King/Twin room with half bath decorated with an entire summer of beautiful roses and other blooms. It invites romantic interludes and magical memories of the gardens of long ago.

Arbor Room $85 plus tax

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The rates at The Gilded Swan Bed and Breakfast range from $85 to $125 plus tax.
A full gourmet breakfast is served in the main dining room. We will make every effort to meet special dietary needs if the information is provided at the time of your reservation.

The Gilded Swan in winter


Policies include:

  • Please check if after 3pm and out by 11am.
  • Smoking is permitted on the porch.
  • We regret that we are unable to accomodate children or pets.
  • Payment is by cash or credit card.
  • Reservations must be canceled  10 days prior to arrival date for no charges to occur. Cancellations made within the 10 day period will be charged the room rate unless the room can be rented to another guests. Every effort will be made to do so.


  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi/ Internet
  • Whirlpool tubs
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee makers
  • Blow dryers
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap
  • Plush towels
  • Fluffy bathrobes
  • Welcoming front porch
A full gourmet breakfast is served in the main dining room

Area Attractions

Ashtabula is a Native American word for “river of many fishes.” The historic Ashtabula Harbor district provides a glimpse of the rich history of one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Take some time to view Lake Erie and enjoy time on the lake. Stroll the historic streets and visit the charming shops and other attractions the Ashtabula area has to offer. The Gilded Swan is conveniently located for exploration of the harbor, wine country, the many covered bridges, museums, trails and Amish culture. Northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania are full of adventures and new travel experiences. Come visit us soon!
Lake Erie boat in the seashore

Lake Erie

Our Great Lake Erie is the 4th largest of the lakes and the shallowest. The lakes were carved by glacier ice Millions of years ago. Ashtabula has several beautiful sand beaches where you can enjoy swimming, water sports and fishing as well as shell and beach glass hunting. Lake Erie is known for perch and walleye and has many charter boats for a day of fishing. The sunsets during the summer months are not to be missed.

Covered bridges wood design

Covered Bridges

Ashtabula County is home to 18 covered bridges including the shortest and the longest in the United States. The construction of these rustic bridges dates back to the 1850’s. Seven of the bridges are new but of the style and time of the past. They are romantic and scenic and well worth the ride to visit.

The 2nd weekend in October the bridges are decorated for the Annual Bridge Festival. All bridges are staffed by volunteers to tell the history of each bridge and to answer questions. Many bridges also feature historic campers, local food, entertainment, crafts and a parade.There are organized tours or driving maps to explore these rustic beauties while in the county.

County Trails beautiful pattern

County Trails

The Western Reserve Greenway Trail commences two blocks south of the Gilded Swan and runs 44 miles (27 miles are in Ashtabula County) through Ashtabula and Trumbull county. Bike your way through scenic bridges, rural villages and waterways. Motorized vehicles are NOT permitted but snowmobiles may be used during winter months with a permit. Come and enjoy the many peaceful miles of biking pleasure and then soak your tired muscles in one of the inviting jacuzzi tubs at the Gilded Swan.

The Barn Quilt Trail is fast becoming a fun tourists attraction. Replicas of quilt patterns are displayed throughout the county on the sides of bridges and businesses. Visitors are provided driving directions and interesting stories behind each quilt. Make sure to experience this while visiting the county.

Wineries front of the winery


Ashtabula County is wine country. There are 32 award winning wineries within A short drive from the Gilded Swan. Many also feature great food options from full meals the delicious snacks. Each winery is unique in setting, décor, and history. All are nestled in the rolling grapevine fields and on the lake and river shores. Fun awaits visitors as many feature local music and events like hot air balloon rallies, car shows, and special tastings of a wide variety of wines. Be sure to try the ice wine, a speciality of this region. It is known for its sweetness and pairs well with cheese and desserts.

Ashtabula County Museums

Ashtabula County Museums

Ashtabula is known for its rich history. The museums in the county reflect this diversity. Museum topics range from bridges to railroads, Civil War and underground railway To tales and artifacts of life on the Great Lakes and local rivers. Explore the history of the area thru visits to the many unique museums.

Things to Do

While staying be sure to dine at one of the many local restaurants.   No visit to Ashtabula would be complete without a tour of the covered bridges. There are 19 in the county including the longest and the shortest covered bridges US.

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The Harbor historic district has many great places to eat. View them here.
Also, check out Allesandro’s

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Ashtabula County is know as Ohio Wine Country and has the most wineries in Ohio.  Rolling hills  give this unique growing region the feel of Napa Valley. During the really, cold winter, ice wine is created.  Berries are frozen solid then pressed to release the sweet juice.   Fermented and decoratively bottled, Ashtabula County is fast becoming a premier area in the production of ice wine. Laurentia Winery , Harpersfield Winery , Hundley Cellars

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Covered Bridges

Ashtabula, Ohio is the home to the longest and shortest covered bridges in the United States. There are 19 covered bridges in all. Visit them separately or take a tour but whatever you do, don’t miss it. Visit all of them here

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Ashtabula Arts Center offers great theater locally. To see the full season schedule visit here.

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Whether it is a Brew Festival, a wine festival, covered bridge festival or a beach glass festival, Ashtubula has it all. Keep up with the ever changes events in our area.

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County Fair

Held every August, this Fair is fun for everyone. Great food and entertainment for people of all ages.

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Parks & Trails & Beaches

Ashtabula has an abundance of hiking trails, beach and parks.  Combine your love for quilts with the great outdoors and take the Ashtabula County Quilt Trail or just head to Lake Erie for some relaxation.  See all that we have to offer.

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Barrels & Bridges Tour

To get the best of both worlds, take a wine and bridge tour. They handle all the planning and driving and you enjoy all the wineries and covered bridges in the area. Read more.

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The Harbor Historic District is great for shopping. All the stores are unique and the Harbor was the winner of America’s Best Main Street in 2018! It is lovely location with friendly shop keepers, unique items and beautiful flowers.

Ashtabula Bridge

Ashtabula Bridge

Caine Road Ridge

Caine Road Bridge

Ashtabula Winery

Ashtabula Winery

Lake Views

Lake Views

View from Trails

View from Trails

Erieview Park, Geneva on the Lake

Erieview Park, Geneva on the Lake

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    From Cleveland and West or Erie and East:

    1. Follow Route 90 to Route 11. Turn NORTH on Route 11 toward Ashtabula.
    2. Follow Route 11 to Route 20. Turn WEST (left turn off the ramp) toward Ashtabula.
    3. Follow Route 20 about 2 miles to West Avenue. Turn LEFT. The Gilded Swan is 2 blocks down on the left at the corner of West Avenue and 51st Street. Parking is in a fenced lot behind the home.

    From Pittsburgh and South:

    1. Follow the Turnpike West from Pennsylvania to the Route 80 exit in Ohio.
    2. Follow Route 80 East to Route 11 North. Turn NORTH on Route 11 toward Ashtabula.
    3. Follow Route 11 to Route 20. Turn WEST (left turn off the ramp) toward Ashtabula.
    4. Follow Route 20 about 2 miles to West Avenue. Turn LEFT. The Gilded Swan is 2 blocks down on the left at the corner of West Avenue and 51st Street. Parking is in a fenced lot behind the home.