Ashley's Island House - Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Ashley's Island House

"Distinctive in style, warm in hospitality, and an exceptional location."

Ashley’s Island House is one of the most recognizable Bed and Breakfasts on the South Bass Island. Located across the street from the Put-in-Bay School and Put-in-Bay EMS Station, we’re just a short walk to all of the downtown action.

Stepping inside, guests immediately feel transported back in time.  The home retains much of its Old World charm. Ashley’s Island House is the largest and oldest bed and breakfast on Put-in-Bay.  Our commitment to quality has resulted in a great number of repeat guests, come and see what keeps them coming back!  Comfortable rooms, lovely grounds, and a location near all of the best Put-in-Bay Attractions and Bars. 

We welcome guests with a variety of room choices, including the Carriage House that sleeps up to 6. All of our rooms have Queen sized beds, private bathrooms, Cable TV, central air and free Wi-Fi. A complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast is served every day in our dining room. Our guests especially enjoy the lovely wrap around porch.


The Doller Cottage

Built around 1863

One of many built on Put-in-Bay by Distinguished architect and builder George Gascoyne, who designed the Put-in-Bay Town hall and other South Bass Island structures .

At the turn of the century, prominent citizen John Doller became the owner, and it became a popular boarding house for ships officers while in port.

In 1993, then owners Bob and Judy Bransome renamed it “Ashley’s Island House,” a bed and breakfast, after their daughter Ashley. After staying there 20 times in 5 years, Laurie & Dave Schafer purchased the property in 2017 and still operate it as Ashley’s Island house. Dave is now retired and makes Put-in-Bay his home. Laurie is a financial planner.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions

Here are some of our most common questions. If you have more questions please feel free to email us using the contact form on our contact page.


Check In:  3:00 P.M.   

Check Out:  11:00 A.M.

If you arrive before check in time you can leave your bags in the parlor till your room is ready.

We have golf carts available to rent.  They are the least expensive golf carts on the island. Please contact us for further details and availability at 419-285-2844. Golf carts are usually sold out  most days so make sure to reserve yours. 

Every room has a queen size bed along with its own bathroom. Each room also has a ceiling fan and cable TV. We have several bikes for our guests to use, a guest refrigerator and microwave in the main kitchen area. Upon request we do have an iron and ironing board for your use. There are blow dryers in every room. We have access to several of the local pools so please bring your swimsuits. Also we have a gas grill that you also can use along with 2 picnic tables. We want you to feel like you are at home. 

You must cancel your reservation 15 days prior to your arrival in order to receive a refund of your deposit less a 15% cancellation fee. If its within the 14 days of your arrival you may lose your deposit unless we are able to re-rent the room for the entire period reserved.


We value our guests and want to ensure that you enjoy your time spent as Ashley's Island House.
make sure you go to South bass island state park and get your picture by the put-in-bay sign!

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