The Headley Inn, has been a historic landmark in Muskingum County, Ohio since the construction of the National Road (America's first federally funded highway) made its way through Zanesville in 1831. Built between 1833 to 1835, the Headley is a beautifully restored, historic sandstone Inn listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Uzal Headley built the Inn to provide lodging for workers that were building the National Road. After the road was completed the Headley became a regular stop for travelers migrating West in stage coaches and conestoga wagons. Since that time it has served many roles from tavern to five star restaurant (rated by Mr. Duncan Hines). It has special architectural features such as, board and batten doors with original hardware, original hand decorated baseboards, corner staircases, six fireplaces and 18 inch thick sandstone block walls cut from nearby cliff rock.
We re-opened the Headley as a historic Bed and Breakfast in 2016. Our goal is restore the Headley Inn to it’s role as a must visit destination in Muskingum County and on the Historic National Road. Come experience some American history and create a bit of your own on the Historic National Road in Zanesville, Ohio.