Rider's Inn
Welcoming Friends ~ Since 1812
Joseph Rider opened Rider's Inn in 1812. Over the years, the tavern expanded, providing
fine accommodations and food for travelers in northeastern Ohio traveling to new
ventures out west. Situated on the rough-and-tumble stagecoach route from Buffalo, New
York to Cleveland, Ohio, Rider's soon became an oasis of hospitality in the Western
Reserve. Later, the Inn became a stop on the underground railroad and a retreat for
returned Civil War soldiers. The Rider Family operated the hostelry until 1902 when it fell
on hard times. After the discovery of a short-lived hot spring, George Randall, from New
York, bought the Inn and in 1922 added a dining room and speakeasy, and enlarged
traditional Sunday Stagecoach Breakfast which is continued today.  After their
retirement, the Inn saw several difficult years until 1988 when owner Elaine Crane and
her mother, Elizabeth Roemisch, completely refurbished the establishment into a beautiful
country inn located in the college town of Painesville
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Phone (440) 354-8200 for more information and reservations,
or email us at
ridersinninfo@yahoo.com