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24070 Front St, Grand Rapids, OH 43522, View on Map

Each spring we not only work on our garden out back, we add flowers to the front of The Mill House using flower boxes.  I love the look of overflowing flower boxes and each year I try to do something a little different, still keeping in mind colors and cascading plants to draw attention.

Every year I worry that my boxes won’t be as pretty as the year before. This year was no exception.  They started out just great and kept growing through July, even with all the hot weather we have had.  I water each day and use Miracle Grow one time a week.

With the hot summer and the afternoon sun, my poor flower boxes have struggled.  I even had to remove some of the plants from the boxes.  I love the colorful look of the flowers, they are a nice welcome as our guests arrive. But….

I am tired of watering them, tired of trying to keep them alive, and ready for some good ideas!  I was thinking of purchasing some unique rod iron plant stands or holders, maybe moving the plants back closer to the front door so they are not always getting the hot afternoon sun.  If anyone has any creative ideas for me, that would fit in with this old mill, let me know!  I love reusing old things…giving something a new purpose all the while standing up to the outdoor weather!

Lets give The Mill House a unique look next summer!


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The wife and I stayed here for our one year anniversary and had a great time. The owners are so nice and caring. It is a quiet and romantic place to stay, with great views and quaint historic rooms with a lot of character. We will definitely be back again!

We visited the Mill House for our second time in the Grand Rapids area. Ron and Kathy even made sure to have the local bald eagle put in an appearance on one of our river walks. Clean spacious room, pleasant company and bacon scones. A slice of heaven in NW Ohio.

One of the best overnight stays we have ever taken. First, you are greeted with warmth and kindness. The Mill House is a true getaway from the rush and stresses of life. The rooms are all very inviting and a place of refuge. The snacks are best around and the breakfast felt like home with relatives. Will recommend this place to everyone and returning very soon!

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