About The Old Tobacconist Inn

The Old Tobacconist Inn is a 2,600 sqft vacation rental home built in 1870 and located in historic Milan, Ohio. The large private property sleeps 21 comfortably making it perfect for family gatherings. Just outside of Sandusky, Milan keeps you out of Vacationland traffic while only being minutes from Cedar Point. It accommodates multiple families with plenty of room indoors and out. Enjoy the very large eat-in kitchen with a dinning room table and breakfast bar that keeps people out of the cooking area. Or send them into the adjoining game room to shoot some pool. The bedrooms have plenty of room for a pack and play or even a full size air mattress. The large back hallway makes a nice play area. Outside, enjoy a cookout on the grill, gather around the firepit, or explore the 4.5 acre wood.

Some of it’s more modern amenities include central air, flat screen TV with satellite television & DVD player, wireless internet access, filtered water and a fully equipped kitchen. Some of it’s more rustic amenities include original hardwood floors, fireplace, patio & outdoor fire pit, an old fashion bar, and 4+ acres of land. Young or old, large group or small, this house is perfect for all types of gatherings. Just minutes from Cedar Point, Lake Erie, and Historic Milan, Ohio there is something in the area for everyone!

A home rich in history

Once the home of Henry R. Welschon tobacco grower and cigar maker. Henry made his fortune during a time when 87% percent of the adult male population smoked cigars, including a local inventor named Thomas A. Edison.  Come and sit in the parlor in one of the leather chairs facing the fireplace where Henry would spend his nights with his dog Jasper testing one of his newly blended cigars while sipping on a fine glass of bourbon. On bourbon and cigars, Henry was always quoted, “One cannot have a bride without a groom.”

Enjoy a game of billiards or perhaps a game of gin rummy at the card table (Henry’s favorite).  Or just relax at the bar with drink and conversation in the gaming room.  Sit on the front porch and view a brilliant sunset where Henry would sit and watch eager travelers pass by on horse and buggy.  Then take a stroll on the 4  acre estate.  The past is alive and well at the Tobacconist Inn.  Decorated in cigar memorabilia from the time period when the inn was constructed and U. S. Grant was president, smoking fine cigars and sipping on a great glass of bourbon. Book your time travel today! 


  • No Smoking
  • Pets Welcome
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

House Amenities

  • Wifi Internet
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Large Flat Screen TV
  • DirecTV & DVD Player
  • Linens and Towels Provided
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Pool Table
  • Board Games
  • Kids Games
  • Books
  • Fireplace

Property Amenities

  • Plenty of Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Large Patio with Seating
  • Fire Pit with Seating
  • Porch / Veranda
  • There is plenty of yard with this house. Set up a volleyball net, fill up a kiddy pool, or park the family RV in the side yard. Set up a few tents and invite all the relatives.

Take a look around

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