Call Bramble Creek Bed & Breakfast at 740-440-0264


Welcome to Bramble Creek. Rest with the peaceful scent of sunshine-dried linens. Enjoy our view of the legendary Ohio River from Bramble Creek's front porch. Wake to the aroma of your deliciously prepared breakfast, with fresh, local ingredients when available.


Both rooms are $99 per night, plus tax

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OU and Marietta College Families

We welcome all parents and family members of Ohio University (Athens) and Marietta College students. We are located only 30 minutes away from each campus!

Attention: Musicians

Musicians are always welcome at Bramble Creek. Our in-house studio is available. We are dealers of vintage stringed instuments. Contact Mike 740- 440-0264 for inquiries on current inventory or your wish list. Bramble Creek is internationally known for its any-hour-day-or-night-sit-down-and-play sessions.

Handmade soap from Plaid Butterfly

made especially for guests

at Bramble Creek Bed and Breakfast


Always served

at Bramble Creek:

Handcrafted, local

Herbal Sage Tea


Our Rooms

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Cummings Suite

The Cummings Suite was named after the first lady of the house, Lydia Cummings Porter, the room is reminiscent of turn-of-the-century opulence. Furnished with a queen and twin bed, private bath, and private entrance.

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Ebenezer's Room

Ebenezer's Room is named after the man who built our house. Decorated with a nautical theme, Eb's Room has a queen bed and private bath.

Our History

Welcome to Bramble Creek Bed and Breakfast, historically The Porter-Riggs Inn.

Bramble Creek Bed and Breakfast is 212-years old. The home was built overlooking the Ohio River by Ebenezer Porter, a Revolutionary War veteran, and Lydia, his wife. The couple came to the area with the first wave of Ohio Company settlers. On their 82 acres, the Porters and their descendants built a home, an imposing bank barn and many outbuildings that supported their farming ventures. Porters lived in the home for about 80 years before, like many Ohio families, moving west.

In 1880, Joseph and Isabella Riggs moved their family to Little Hocking and firmly established their orchard, vegetable and coopering business. Riggs family descendants lived in the house through most of the 20th century.

In 1913, Mr. Riggs and his son-in-law, salvaged the pilot house from the sunken steamer, Tell City, providing a summer house for the family and a tourist attraction for local residents. The refurbished pilot house is at the Ohio River Museum in Marietta, Ohio.

Mike Neeley and Jackie LeBerth are the fourth family to own this historic home. Many Porter and Riggs descendants have visited the house from all reaches of the United States. If you're interested in genealogy you'll find a wealth of information gathered by Mike and Jackie, and shared by contemporary Porter and Riggs family members.

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