Welcome to The Willis-James

Inspired by the former 19th century builders and owners of the home, great care was taken to restore the house and continue to tell their stories. The home is grounded in its federal/classical revival architecture, yet adorned with modern amenities. Our approach of "old meets new" provides a unique opportunity for the traveler who appreciates a boutique lodging experience in a historic community.  


As the weather starts to heat up, so does our desire to escape the indoors and adventure out to a new place. The Willis-James and Chillicothe, Ohio will welcome you with spring flowers, budding forests, and plenty of things to do to satisfy your craving for a spring weekend. Take a morning hike at one of our nearby state parks, tour the Hopewell Ceremonial World Heritage sites, as well as the Adena Mansion and Gardens and The Ross County Historical Society. In the late afternoons, stroll the quaint shops in Chillicothe's downtown historic district and grab a meal at one of our local restaurants. Your journey home each evening to The Willis-James will reward you with elegance, comfort, and serenity. We can't wait to see you soon!