The Signal House
Historic Bed and Breakfast

Overlooking the Scenic Ohio River  

234 North Front Street, Ripley, Ohio
Phone (937) 392-1640

Closed for the winter January until May

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w-betsylogo.jpg (167426 bytes)Share historic charm and warm hospitality while visiting this 1830's home on the scenic Ohio River. Experience relaxing porches and beautiful sunsets for romantic get-aways or rural business trips. Enjoy spacious rooms furnished with family antiques. We opened in 1989.

Enjoy our  suite overlooking the Ohio River. 
The perfect getaway, private bath, and a cozy additional room for an extra adult 
or curling up to read a great book. 
Click "Tour the Rooms"  for room photos
View from the side porch, June

Mary McCarty (Dayton Daily News) writes... "At the Signal House, daily stresses and worries seem to float away with the barges. The river's steady gurgle and the Victorian decor make problems seem so irrelevant, so transitory. It's comforting to know we can retreat to the illusion of a less complicated, more romantic world. It's comforting to know that Betsy and Vic are waiting to greet us like long-lost children, waiting to cater to our every whim."

Marcy Hawley, Author of "Particular Places" writes...
"Waking up with the windows open to the distant sound of river traffic, a Kentucky rooster and fish jumping by the dock below, is a close encounter with "Gone with the Wind", Buckeye style; and there's still Miss Betsy's breakfast waiting for you downstairs."

Message from your Hosts
We invite you to share our home and friendly little dog Gus! The Signal House was opened as a small home-stay bed and breakfast in 1989. We have enjoyed meeting our guests from all over the world. Step back in time to experience a piece of history that is visible in our quaint village of Ripley, Ohio. There are covered bridges, specialty shops, restaurants, museums and water recreation waiting for you. We hope to see you soon.

Vic and Betsy

Your hosts, Vic and Betsy Billingsley.

Greeted by a beautiful river view!

Downtown Ripley

Downtown Ripley. For more about Ripley, see

Cincinnati Magazine Best of the City: Signal House one of the top five Bed and Breakfasts, October 2001. Click here for travel writer reviews.

The Signal House is featured in "The Freedom Stairs" by Marilyn Senguin.

Also featured in "Insiders Guide to Cincinnati and Day Trips From Cincinnati and Ohio Off the Beaten Path 10th edition.

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