The Welsh Hills Inn is a top winner in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards.

Tucked away just outside the quaint town of Granville is a hidden gem. The Welsh Hills Inn, run by Jeff and Bobbi Noe, has landed in the top 10 of the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for the fifth year running. This year, the inn was named No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 4 in the world, based on TripAdvisor reviews from guests.

“The inn has been a dream of ours since being bitten by the B&B bug as a young couple,” says Jeff. “We have met such wonderful people over the last six-and-a-half years” since he and wife Bobbi opened the inn in 2010. Jeff adds that many of the guests have become “special friends who we look forward to seeing again and again.”

The inn earned the No. 1 spot back in 2015, and has earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence annually since 2011. Other awards include TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders Award, the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association’s B&B/Inn of the year and the Explore Licking County Impact Award.

The Welsh Hills Inn sits on a hill overlooking 15 acres of wooded grounds and rolling hills. The inn itself features more than 5,600 square feet of heart-of-pine floors, five spacious guest rooms and cozy gathering rooms. It has an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, gardens, a fishing pond, an outdoor stone fireplace, a lighted bocce ball court and outdoor table tennis and darts.

The Noes also host a complimentary wine and cheese social every day, and massage services are available as well.

The inn can accommodate events with up to 75 guests, making it an ideal location for a small wedding or even a laid-back bachelor/bachelorette getaway. Those hosting slightly larger events in Granville proper could use the inn as a “home base” of sorts, giving the bride and her ’maids space to get ready, acting as a backdrop for photos and serving as the private honeymoon suite of sorts for the newlyweds when the big day draws to a close.

If you’re going the weekend getaway route, add-on packages include a five-course private dinner and sparkling wine, couple’s massages and chocolates, and even a “Just Married” honeymoon add-on that comes with all of the above, plus fresh roses in your room.