The Iron Gate Inn Bed & Breakfast on Main Street has been in operation in Madison since 2005 and is under new ownership with Chad and Amy Nichols from Cincinnati, Ohio. The new owners began enjoying the quaint river city of Madison back in 2016 on their visits to Hanover and get-away visits from their lovely home area of Cincinnati which they dearly enjoy. But change of scenery, culture, and people does the soul good and helps you to regenerate. So during the summer of 2020, Chad and Amy wanted a get-away during the height of the Covid situation so Chad booked a room at the Iron Gate Inn. When they drove up they saw the for sale sign which peaked Chad’s interest. Before you know it, they fell in love with the Inn, their host Dee Comstock, and the idea of a new adventure at the mid point of their lives.
Upon the purchase of the Inn in Oct 2020, they began planning minor updates to the Inn to improve the guest experience while keeping the traditions the previous owners had created in developing the wonderful brand of the Iron Gate Inn. Over the winter months, the Inn was closed to implement improvements such as an additional King size bed, simplification of the layout of the Secret Garden Room suite, new paint and stairway carpeting in the common 2nd floor stairway, new paint in 2 of the bedrooms, the addition of Smart TVs in 2 of the rooms, new automated indoor and outdoor lighting for improved ambiance and safety, improved guests security with rotating codes with new keyless entry door locks and on-premise video security, super high speed Wi-Fi throughout the Inn, and a robust new online reservation website.
Chad and Amy are excited to keep the rich history of the Iron Gate Inn evolving for the visitors of Madison and to plug into the exciting initiatives across the Madison community to keep it evolving as an even better small town getaway destination for the expanding regional areas that it serves. Chad and Amy and their Inn Keepers, Gordie and Maria Hickey from Columbus, Ohio, are excited to meet the residents of Madison and welcome visiting guests to the rich traditions and comfort of the Iron Gate Inn Bed & Breakfast.