Shopping and Antiques
The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region offers great places for shopping and antiquing. From boutique stores in quaint towns to extensive shopping malls, our guests enjoy a wide variety of interesting places to spend the day. In addition to the charming business district of Bellevue just a short stroll away, our guests can travel a few miles to other historic streetscapes like Newport, Covington, Over the Rhine, and Hyde Park Square to find specialty stores, art studios, and antique shops with original and eclectic items. Our central location is perfect for the serious antique shopper. Besides the regional antique stores, we are just a short drive to the Burlington Antique Show (Midwest’s premier antiques show with over 200 dealers every third Sunday of the month from April – October), and less than an hour drive to Lebanon, Ohio and Augusta, Kentucky. Other noteworthy areas include the shopping meccas of Kenwood Towne Centre and Rookwood Pavilion, where you will find well-known retailers. Below are some of the shopping and antiquing activities in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region in alphabetical order:
Antique Areas – Within a 45 minute radius of the bed and breakfast, you can visit Augusta, Kentucky; Lebanon, Ohio; and Metamora, Indiana where you will find antiques within the town and surrounding areas.
Bellevue, Covington and Newport – The main streets of these three river towns offer several boutique stores mixed with a few antique shops.
Downtown Stores –Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Tiffany & Co. are located around Fountain Square in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.
Ft. Thomas Antique Mall and Bourbon Bar – Multiple dealers rent space in this antique mall that includes a coffee shop, bourbon bar, and live music on designated evenings.
Hyde Park Square – Quaint town square with boutique stores and eateries in an upscale neighborhood adjacent to Rookwood Pavilion shopping.
Kenwood Towne Centre – Higher-end shopping mall complex within a 20 minute drive; features retailers such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, Arhaus, Restoration Hardware, and Kenneth Cole.
Over-the-Rhine – Historic area with exceptional architecture, featuring boutique shops, restaurants, and bars. Includes a vintage-inspired industrial home décor and accessories shop called Elm & Iron, and the Rookwood Potter Company Store, which sells ceramic art tiles and art pottery under its original trademarks.
Riverside Centre Antique Mall – The antique mall and resale center offers over 30,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles and has a diner within the space.
Rookwood Pavilion – Shopping and restaurant complex within a 15 minute drive of the bed and breakfast; includes well-known stores and eateries including REI, Gap, Eddie Bauer, P F Changs, Seasons 52, and Capital Grill.
Wooden Nickel Antiques – Located downtown, the shop specializes in Victorian and Continental furniture as well as architectural items, restored chandeliers, iron fencing, and stained glass windows.