The Urban Abode

The Urban Abode You can have your own private apartment with a spa bath in the middle of Downtown Cincy. Our charming abode is a perfect BnB experience for your next trip!
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A romantic little cityhouse for authentic experiences in downtown Cincinnati. Our urban oasis is a perfect place for celebrations and staycations or relaxing retreat and respite. Book your stay today!

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The butterflies are re-opening Krohn Conservatory  Thank you for all that you do to make our top-notch parks shine Ci...
04/26/2021

The butterflies are re-opening Krohn Conservatory

Thank you for all that you do to make our top-notch parks shine Cincinnati Parks 儭

We are beyond excited to announce that #KrohnConservatory will be reopening their doors to the public on May 8th with Butterflies of Bali. New this year, timed ticketing! Buy NOW: https://krohn.ticketspice.com/butterflyshow

Have you been to past butterfly shows? If so, which was your favorite? 唐

He looked like he could use a vacation so...
01/22/2021

He looked like he could use a vacation so...

"The first clues that the Queen City  a Rust Belt capital that was hard hit by the decline of American manufacturing  ...
12/18/2020
50 Best Places to Travel in 2021 for a Much-needed Vacation

"The first clues that the Queen City a Rust Belt capital that was hard hit by the decline of American manufacturing was poised for a comeback started a few years ago, when tech startups and small businesses moved into disused Over-the-Rhine warehouses, filmmakers flocked in to take advantage of tax breaks and early-20th-century architecture, and historic spaces like the citys Music Hall got a much-needed polish. Now, the urban revival is official but sneak in a 2021 visit and you can still claim to be a trendsetter. Check into the Kinley, which opened its doors in downtown Cincy in October with a much-buzzed-about restaurant from chefs Kevin Ashworth and Edward Lee. While youre in town, dine at restaurant standouts Please and Goose & Elder, explore new outdoor installations at the Cincinnati Art Museum, and pay a visit the lauded Cincinnati Zoo, whose animal dispatches on social media are the only reasonable justification for keeping your Twitter account. Lila Battis"

After a year of travel plans turned upside down, 2021 brings a new horizon for travel. Here are the best places to travel in 2021 for you to explore all year long. Our list of best vacation spots includes the Berkshires, Texas Hill Country, the Gulf Coast, plus the always lively New York City, Miami...

Outdoor entertainment expansion at The Banks will be an exciting addition to walkable entertainment options in our neigh...
12/17/2020
Mayor Cranley Announces Plans to Turn The Banks into a DORA District

Outdoor entertainment expansion at The Banks will be an exciting addition to walkable entertainment options in our neighborhood and a fun new feature for the riverfront.

By this spring, The Banks should be a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (aka you can walk around with an open container) and feature a new pedestrian walkway, closed to cars

11/06/2020

It's nice to walk down to the river's edge on a beautiful fall day. Fish were jumping out of the water, birds were chirping, and we were in the middle of downtown Cincinnati. Pretty amazing!

Autumn in Washington Park  with leaves turning it's a beautiful place to take a walk.
10/16/2020

Autumn in Washington Park with leaves turning it's a beautiful place to take a walk.

We're playing more music than ever these days. Sitting, listening, relaxing, tuning out. This pause is helping us reconn...
09/29/2020

We're playing more music than ever these days. Sitting, listening, relaxing, tuning out. This pause is helping us reconnect with some old favorite songs, too.

Of course we're missing live music like crazy!!! Tonight would've been the first of our two stops on @tenaciousd 's tour. Since we can't see them play live tonight, we're chilling out in cozy quarters listening to the greatest and best song in the world...tribute. 鳶

I'm visualizing how hard @jackblack and @theactualkylegass would rock, the electricity, the melting faces.

On the other side of this I'm rebuying those Tenacious D tickets ten times over. 歹

Favorite room of the house  still editing but making progress transitioning between seasons and looking forward to addi...
09/12/2020

Favorite room of the house still editing but making progress transitioning between seasons and looking forward to adding fall color in coming weeks! Going to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible and 2020 can't stop me.
I hope you've found your outdoor ShangriLa and look forward to hosting you in ours on the other side of this

Historic West Fourth Street is getting some new housing stock in a few short months. These brand spanking new apartments...
09/10/2020

Historic West Fourth Street is getting some new housing stock in a few short months. These brand spanking new apartments will be adjacent to all sorts of shops and loads of historic buildings and businesses, so you can have the best of both worlds: the old world charm of a historic district with the low maintenance of a new property. Won't you be our neighbor?

Tell your friends looking for places to live that we really love it here.

09/10/2020

Don't you just love a cool retro diner? One of the best is @eatsugarnspice where we walk for some of the best brunch in Cincinnati. Patios front and back, lots of outdoor dining space and colorful surroundings. You'll love it!

09/02/2020

Baked treats at @cherbourgcyprus are delicious AND gluten free - a must-try bakery! Quiche, croissants, pain au chocolat - everything you'd expect and more!

I hope you're using this time to grow whatever it is that you cultivate, and take joy in its evolution. Growth inspires ...
08/26/2020

I hope you're using this time to grow whatever it is that you cultivate, and take joy in its evolution. Growth inspires growth.
This morning I was excited to see the first Dahlia bloom of the season. Bee's Choice from @floretflower gave us a few dozen plants, so this bloom is the first of many. This was our first attempt at growing dahlias from seed and it's been rewarding watching them grow from indoor seed trays in March to full blown full grown Dahlia plants (each 3-4 ft tall 6 months later) 梗

You're not the only one who's missed getting a haircut: Here's a glimpse of our wild urban jungle before it gets a nice ...
08/23/2020

You're not the only one who's missed getting a haircut: Here's a glimpse of our wild urban jungle before it gets a nice healthy trim today in preparation for fall planting. @ Historic West Fourth

08/13/2020

This construction worker goes fishing in the Ohio River on his lunch break.

There have been plans to build a marina downtown. Imagine boating into the city and docking at a proper marina! 伐

If you're walking from West Fourth Street down to the riverfront it's impossible to miss the cranes erecting @IconMusicC...
08/12/2020

If you're walking from West Fourth Street down to the riverfront it's impossible to miss the cranes erecting @IconMusicCenter - downtown Cincy's newest live music venue. It seats 4,500 indoors and 8,000 outside on the lawn they'll be building, which will integrate the concert hall with Smale Riverfront Park. Concert-goers will have an extraordinary riverfront view. How cool it has been watching this new venue come together, and how convenient it will be to catch bands and shows out our back door! We are all ready for live music again. 歹儭
This shot was taken from one of the glorious pollinator beds in the loving care of the flower menders at @cincyparks - horticultural excellence is your work standard and it shows. 蛛

Just for fun, a party for one.
08/11/2020

Just for fun, a party for one.

08/10/2020

Sound on: Listening to the birds that live in our trees and ivy walls and wishing I could understand what they're saying. 佞佞 We see a lot of wildlife in our little city garden and try to make them feel right at home here. 歹

You can eat ice cream for lunch - no one's stopping you   This turtle sundae is from Pendleton Parlor, which I love for...
08/10/2020

You can eat ice cream for lunch - no one's stopping you This turtle sundae is from Pendleton Parlor, which I love for their soft serve and strawberry malts. You can eat great ice cream downtown at @hellohoneyicecream (sweet corn ice cream with homemade marshmallows) and @myfountainsquare @graeters (mint chocolate chip milkshake) 歹

Mornings on Main Street
08/05/2020

Mornings on Main Street

08/04/2020

Waving hello to you from our downtown rooftop, big bright pink zinnias! The bees are all over it Did you know we have a certified pollinator habitat here in the city? 蛛

A @reds memory from one of our beautiful trips to Arizona  we're about as big of fans as you can be. (Eddie is totally ...
07/24/2020

A @reds memory from one of our beautiful trips to Arizona we're about as big of fans as you can be. (Eddie is totally in his element in the batting cages.) Here's to a safe and fun season. Go Redlegs!

Yum!
07/24/2020
Cincinnati's 25 Best Restaurants for Carry-Out Right Now According to Yelp

Yum!

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Queen City restaurants have very quickly and rather seamlessly adapted their business models to offer their meals to-go, in addition to dine-in and delivery at certain restaurants. According to everyone's favorite crowd-sourced ratings aggregate site Yelp, th...

Plant people out there: Over the fireplace, a wedding gift from dear friends - this painting. Kudos to you if you can ID...
07/23/2020

Plant people out there: Over the fireplace, a wedding gift from dear friends - this painting. Kudos to you if you can ID the plants!

Goodnight from West Fourth Street
07/23/2020

Goodnight from West Fourth Street

07/19/2020

Summertime oasis

Tonight Lucy is giving the 50 cent tour to her friend Buddy Becker @thebarkinbeckers 樹 Buddy can usually be found at @t...
07/07/2020

Tonight Lucy is giving the 50 cent tour to her friend Buddy Becker @thebarkinbeckers 樹 Buddy can usually be found at @thebldgrefuge - one of our favorite art galleries and creative spaces. I really do love my BLDG editions, like Abe Lincoln / Napoleon with Antlers that you see behind Buddy Becker.

A Comprehensive Guide to the Many Skywalks of Cincinnati
06/17/2020
A Comprehensive Guide to the Many Skywalks of Cincinnati

A Comprehensive Guide to the Many Skywalks of Cincinnati

Skywalks, skyways, skybridges whatever you call them, their purpose is clear: tolink two buildings within an urban setting together by way of covered, elevated walkways.

Swipe to rewind this bloom from our garden娠e've recently enjoyed a wonderful bloom of the first peonies we established ...
05/30/2020

Swipe to rewind this bloom from our garden

We've recently enjoyed a wonderful bloom of the first peonies we established here in the garden. Patience is the key with these, as once they are established they can bloom for 100 years.

They're also planted in a mass along the new Art Climb up to @cincyartmuseum
which we visited last week. When they grow into the hillside and begin to bloom it will be a flowery sight to behold!

Aren't you glad there are still so many gorgeous outdoor spaces here in Cincy? @ Cincinnati Art Museum

Here's the lifeguard deck @zieglerparkotr pool, caught on our morning walk  We are now talking about a pool. Wouldn't i...
05/25/2020

Here's the lifeguard deck @zieglerparkotr pool, caught on our morning walk

We are now talking about a pool. Wouldn't it be great to go for a dip in the courtyard? Dreaming over here....Hope you're having fun in the sun wherever you are!

Just a short walk away from several of our city's nationally-recognized parks!Smale Riverfront ParkWashington ParkFounta...
05/20/2020
Cincinnati Parks Rank Fifth In National Park Survey

Just a short walk away from several of our city's nationally-recognized parks!

Smale Riverfront Park
Washington Park
Fountain Square
Lytle Park Historic District

Moving up three spots from last year, Cincinnati's parks rank fifth among the nation's largest 100 cities by the Trust for Public Land.

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Henry Probasco and Tyler Davidson both owned our house during the years the fountain was commissioned.
Walk to most all of these fabulous attractions from one of our guesthouse apartments
Our lovely neighbors right across the street at Switch have the most amazing shop - worth a trip if you're staying with us!
if it has your fingerprints on it, it must be beautiful.