The beautiful Heritage Property known as Naismith Inn and Heritage House is being offered for sale. The Inn is best known as Naismith House after Colonel Andrew Naismith purchased the house in 1946 and was instrumental in the incorporation of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. He was the first Council Chairman as well as Magistrate and Coroner. The Main House, which currently serves as the Owners Residence, was once the area’s Court Room.
Today the property, which borders the Miami River is operating as a Heritage Inn/Vacation Rental. Over the years several buildings and accommodations have been added. There are originally 3 Guest Suites in the main house, one currently used for guest reception, one as a luxurious guest suite and one for the owner’s private use. Private entries enable these units to return to their original use as guest suites if so desired. On the property are 4 additional cottages including a modern duplex housing two modern cottages, one large renovated cottage and one smaller cabin.
The Naismith Inn & Heritage House is well known internationally and has accommodated guests from around the world for the past 28 years. Best known for their attention to detail, cleanliness and warm hospitality they boast a large repeat clientele.
Based on the work schedule of the current owners, the Inn focuses its main rentals on the weekends and during the busy summer season. With bookings taken for a minimum two-night stay there is significant opportunity for a new owner to increase occupancy and revenue. Zoned Commercial/Residential this nearly one acre property provides plenty of opportunity for growth through additional unit’s (subject to Village office approval).
The following is an overview of the Accommodations on the Property:
The Main House is approximately 3500 sq ft. and includes the owner’s private residence and the original three Guest Suites. The owner’s private residence includes 3 bedrooms, large eat-in Country Kitchen, Dinning Room (former Court Room), Office, Living Room with entrance to a large covered stamped concrete patio overlooking a pond with waterfall, and Games Room which opens onto a private covered deck. The main floor Master Bedroom has original hardwood flooring, open concept closet, and opens to a private deck. The 4-piece master ensuite includes a soaker tub under an original stained glass window, in floor heating, his & her bathroom sinks and separate shower with steam sauna.
This luxurious two room suite was added onto the original house in 1961. Romantic elegance and old world charm abound with beautiful hardwood flooring, kitchenette, living room with original wood burning fireplace, and bedroom with a large double jacuzzi tub nestled under a stained glass arched window. Baseboard heating throughout. This suite comes fully furnished.
The Willow and Riverside Cottages:
This duplex cottage was newly built in 2003 featuring modern day conveniences with old world charm. Situated along the river bank each cottage boasts 2 bedrooms, commercial grade laminate flooring throughout, living room with cast iron gas fireplace, base board heating, large eat-in kitchen, bathroom with double soaker tub and private patio. These cottages come fully furnished.
Tucked under old growth trees this quaint cottage is the oldest on the property. Fully renovated in 2005 it retains some of its original features such as rounded ceilings. In 2012 a new roof was added and in 2014 new windows installed throughout. Featuring two bedrooms, commercial grade laminate flooring throughout, 1 1/2 bathrooms, soaker tub, sunny eat-in full kitchen, gas fireplace and baseboard heating. Each room has wonderful views of the river which lies at its back door. Cottage comes fully furnished.
The smallest cabin on the property has commercial grade laminate flooring throughout and baseboard heating. Renovated in 2005 this one room cabin features 2 single beds, a 3-piece bathroom with shower, and newly built private deck overlooking the river. Cabin comes fully furnished.
All cottages have their own hot water tank, portable air conditioner, private patio and great river views. The property is located one street from the beach and is one of the few with direct river access. There are two kayaks for guests to enjoy a paddle along the meandering waterway.
The Inn is situated on a corner lot. With two driveways, there is plenty of guest and owner parking available.
There are also several maintenance and storage buildings on the property:
-Workshop / Garage