Laura Johnston Cleveland Plain Dealer 09/16/07 — Article Columbus — Picking my path down Beck Street, my feet thumping the bricks and my iPod pumping a Jock Jams anthem into my ears, I stop. There, behind that wrought-iron fence is a storybook garden with a wooden trellis, deck chairs, curtains and lamps. And there, that next house, lush pink and greenery surrounding a glittering pool. And there, across the street, a forest of flowers in Frank Fetch Park. Like charms on a silver bracelet, they beckon. “Aren’t I darling?” “Look at me!” “No, no, look at me!” I look. And I marvel at the narrow brick road and wavy brick sidewalks, the magazine-spread gardens and stunningly restored brick homes. I’m not in Ohio anymore. This must be Charleston, S.C. Or Back Bay Boston. Or some hidden corner of Brooklyn. It feels too cosmopolitan, too old and too stylish to be… Read more »
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German Village at Christmas Time is Magical – Come Stay with Us! The Tennessean — Old-world vibe brightens Christmas in Columbus By Kathy Witt – The Tennessean (11/18/07) — Article Visit Columbus, Ohio, this holiday season and you’ll be greeted with a city twinkling with 10,000 candles in its German Village and dazzling with the works of a French Impressionist in its downtown. The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal will be on display at an indoor garden railway, and the North Pole experienced at the zoo. All this, plus shopping and gallery-hopping in a winter wonderland give travelers a world of reasons to explore Columbus. Soon it will be cheaper than ever: Skybus begins a Chattanooga-to-Columbus route in December, with fares as low as $10 each way. Look at the lights Add an old-world touch to your holidays with a visit to German Village, a 233-acre neighborhood… Read more »
Run off with your sweetheart for a romantic weekend where you can really reconnect. By Caitlin Barnett German Village Guest House Historic German Village is the jewel of Columbus. Delightful in its quaint, small town character, the neighborhood also boasts a convenient location (it’s just south of downtown) and hip lodging. John Pribble III and his wife, Darci Congrove, offer the quintessential urban getaway at the German Village Guest House. Renovated in 2005, the building features exposed brick walls, modern décor, and a fresh take on accommodations. Both Pribble and Congrove have day jobs, so they give you a key and stock the communal kitchen with plenty of breakfast goodies and snacks, like homemade banana bread. Borrow a book or DVD from their library and spend the night in, cozy in your complimentary terry robes. For an evening on the town, marvel at the architecture as you stroll hand-in-hand through… Read more »
In Columbus, Ohio, Discovering the Charms of German Village By Zofia Smardz, The Washington Post Published: December 5, 2013 “But doesn’t it sort of remind you of Georgetown?” I insist. “Don’t you think it looks a little like Greenwich Village in New York?” I think it does, but “no,” replies my husband, very firmly. (Or should I say stubbornly?) “I think it looks like German Village in Columbus, Ohio.” Well. Talk about a hard nut. But you know, maybe he’s right. This place is different. If you go: German Village We’re walking down one of the many tree-shaded, brick-lined streets of, yes, German Village in Columbus, Ohio. To either side of us, neat brick bungalows — a grander Federal or Victorian occasionally elbowing in among them — present their tidy facades and immaculate front yards to our admiring gaze. Here and there, a lintel sports some carved curlicues, a chimney flaunts a… Read more »