Mills Park Hotel

About Us

Welcome to Mills Park Hotel

Luxury and Comfort Combined

Mills Park Hotel offers award winning hospitality and luxurious accommodations that blend the comforts of home with state-of-the-art amenities. Our stately suites and spacious rooms provide a relaxing haven with an exceptional attention to detail. From vintage-styled shutters, oak floors, and pillow top mattresses to Amish crafted furniture. At Mills Park Hotel, we pride ourselves on pairing classic design with modern influences.


Award-Winning Historic Luxury Hotel

Explore Our Extensive Facilities and Prime Location

Standing three stories tall, Mills Park Hotel encompasses 31,000 square feet of luxurious space designed to meet a variety of needs. Our facilities include a charming restaurant where guests can enjoy delicious meals, a unique gift shop featuring local treasures and souvenirs, a spacious banquet hall ideal for weddings and special events, a modern conference room equipped with state-of-the-art technology for meetings and corporate gatherings, and a well-equipped fitness room to help you maintain your exercise routine during your stay. Our hotel supports the capacity for Yellow Springs to host large groups of visitors, making it an ideal venue for conferences, weddings, and other significant events. The site also features 81 convenient parking spots and bike racks for guests who prefer to explore the area on two wheels. Mills Park Hotel is perfectly situated just steps away from the vibrant attractions of Yellow Springs, a charming town known for its unique shops, dining, and arts scene. Additionally, we are located near premier hiking destinations like Glen Helen, offering guests easy access to beautiful trails and outdoor activities. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, Mills Park Hotel provides the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and local charm.

Our Facilities

Experience unparalleled amenities including a charming restaurant, unique gift shop, elegant banquet hall, modern conference room, and well-equipped fitness room, all designed to enhance your stay and meet your every need.


Banquet Hall

Fitness Gym

Conference Room

Congratulations to new owners, Ryan and Alex!

To learn more about the sale and the future of Mills Park Hotel, please view the below video.

Our History

The 28 room hotel is modeled after the 19th century home of William Mills (1814-1879), a local settler who first came to Yellow Springs in 1827 with his father Elisha after purchasing several hundred acres of land. Mills’ intention was to build the finest resort destination in Ohio while also financing the railroad through Yellow Springs and helping to build the town’s infrastructure. The original railroad station is still standing only a few hundred yards from the hotel.

The home he built was erected in 1842 after Mills’ father deeded him the land. The house was constructed on former swampland which would often see water depths of up to three feet.

The original house had only two stories with a third being added by the Means family after they purchased the property. In addition, the Means added the mansard roof and tower, both of which are emulated on Mills Park Hotel. An ornate fence and elaborately gingerbreaded gates arched over the entrances to the lawn surrounding the property. The lawn, with gardens filled with lush flowers and fruits, was always open to college students and was a frequent gathering place for community events.

In 1921 the president of Antioch Academy moved the school into the Mills House, while adding an elementary program to their courses, now making it Antioch School. In 1951 Antioch then turned over the property to the local school board and it was then used as a community center until it was razed in 1966.

While the hotel is not an exact replica, it imitates the mid-to-late 1800’s style of the original three-story Victorian Mills’ home, which is currently the site of Mills Lawn Elementary.

When visiting the property a walk around our hallways will surround you with artwork depicting the history of Yellow Springs and William Mills. In addition, much of the woodwork in the property was crafted from ash trees sourced from the property. Keep your eyes peeled as these trees grew on top of a limestone slab and some of the fixtures feature streaks of mineral deposits. The tables and bar top in Ellie’s, ice chests, luggage carts, coat racks, and wine racks were all crafted from this wood. The cherry and walnut wood found in the property, including the front desk and the elevator, was sourced from the original property or the Yellow Springs area.

Mills Park Hotel is a pet free facility, so please make boarding arrangements prior to arrival. Additionally, we are a smoke-free facility and do not allow smoking inside the hotel, on balcony or front porch areas.