The Hardware Inn of Stockport Bed and Breakfast

3320 2nd Street
Stockport, Ohio 43787
(740) 559-2222

Scrapbookers, Quilters, Men's and Women's groups, Couples Retreats...

Get your group together and check out our great deals for your event. Whether you need one night or the whole weekend, we are the place to go for your event. Rent our upstairs suite (sleeps 8 comfortably), with free breakfast and access to the large lobby and meeting room that seats 50 on the lower level. Call us to book your event at (740) 559-2222 or email

daylight pic Located in Stockport, Ohio, halfway between Zanesville and Marietta on the Muskingum River at the intersection of state routes 376 and 266, the Hardware Inn is the breathtaking remodel of a hardware store constructed in 1851. The rustic charm has been preserved even though the structure has been updated to include the most modern conveniences. The entire facility is scrupulously clean, being pet and smoke free and featuring clean bedspreads with each new guest. The inn has two large rooms on the main floor off of the lobby, three rooms on the second floor with a complete kitchen, a finished lower level that is ideal for large family reunions, and a separate apartment off the lobby complete with its own kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bath. The inn has many options available to serve you, from a quiet romantic getaway to a crafter's weekend to your small corporate meetings.

Directions to The Hardware Inn of Stockport

From Columbus, Ohio, take I-70 East to Zanesville, Ohio. Follow Ohio Route 60 South to McConnelsville. Take Route 376 South to Route 266 into Stockport.
From Cambridge, Ohio take I-70 West to Zanesville, Ohio and follow Ohio Route 60 South as in the directions above.
From Marietta, Ohio, take Route 60 North to Route 266 West to Stockport.

The Rooms

The lobby of The Hardware Inn has plenty of space to visit, watch television, or enjoy a cup of hot coffee. From the bay window seat , you can see the Muskingum River going over the dam. The downstairs meeting room is perfect for groups to work on scrapbooks, quilts, or other crafts, or to hold meetings or classes, and can be arranged to meet your needs. There are two bedrooms on the main floor,the Beswick and Garrett suites. Both have their own adjoining baths. Upstairs, the Smith suite has two bedrooms. , two baths, a kitchenette and a sitting room with a Murphy bed.

The History of The Hardware Inn of Stockport

The original hardware was built in 1851 by Seaman and Thomas. J.E. Thomas sold it to Arthur Taggart for $500.00. In 1869, James Gormley purchased it. Around 1900, Seymour Beswick and Everet Scott operated the hardware eventually selling it to Salon and Walter Ellis. Ray Devitt purchased and ran it for several years. During WWII he sold it to the Standard Supply Company which was owned by B.P. Hammond and Cecil Glass of McConnelsville. Charles and Maxine Smith came to work for Standard Supply in Stockport in 1946, and purchased the business in 1953. They sold the hardware to Russell and Helen Garrett in 1986. The hardware business closed in 1999. It had been a hardware for the area from 1851 to 1999. The building then was purchased by Jim and Lucia Ely. Over the next several years, they renovated the building and opened it as The Hardware Inn of Stockport in May of 2002.

Other Area Attractions

Stockport is the home of Big Bottom State Park. This park marks the site of a massacre of early Ohio settlers by a group of Delaware and Wyandot Indians. Just outside of Stockport, you can visit the grave of Captain Isaac Newton Hook, who ran supplies for the Union Army on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers during the Civil War. Fifteen minutes north is McConnelsville, the county seat, home to the restored Twin City Opera House where musical performances and movies are held on a regular basis. Parkersburg, West Virginia is forty five minutes south. From there, one can take a sternwheeler to Blennerhassett Island, the center of an 1805 plot by Aaron Burr to break western territories away from the United States. Even closer is the 2600 acre Burr Oak State Park near Glouster, ideal for fishing, boating, or hiking. Click the following link for pictures of some of the nearby attractions.