A suite place to rest, relax and party…reserve for two nights or the whole week.


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Stunning century home filled with timeless treasures and craftsmanship.

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Special Events

Bridemaid’s Luncheons, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby Showers or any other small intimate gatherings

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Historic Charm

All the features of a modern home. A wonderful alternative to hotels and motels for both business and leisure travelers.

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Our Inn has received the honor of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award that celebrates excellence in hospitality and consistent outstanding traveler reviews. See for yourself why our guests rate our accommodations so highly.

The Second Story

Overnight Accomodations

Business Clients, Out-of-town Guests, or anyone seeking a Private Retreat.  A great alternative to ‘average’ hotel room.

Schedule a Business Meeting

Business Retreats, Team-building, Client Entertaining or any other buisiness meeting.

Have a Party

Bridal/Baby Shower, Engagment Party and Holiday Parties . . . enjoy our beautiful kitchen and dining area to make your guests feel at home.

Hisotric Defiance Home

The Inn on Third

Historic Charm - Modern Conveniences

Duplex Historical home with modern amenities – internet, flat screen, new kitchen appliances. Free wifi and cable.

Location, Location, Location!

Conveniently located in downtown, within walking distance to several restaurants and two blocks from both the library and walking paths near the Auglaize and Maumee rivers. Securely park your vehicle in our two car garage available on-site. Free yoga and pilates classes are offered at Twist IT Yoga and Pilates just a few blocks away.

Business or Leisure

This beautiful home is aptly suited for a long term rental option. A wonderful alternative to hotels and motels for both business and leisure travelers. Long term stay/corporate rates available.



Twist It Yoga

Twist It Yoga

FREE session for our guests

While staying at “The Second Story” you are eligible to take a FREE  Yoga, Pilates or Zumba class at “Twist It Yoga & Pilates Studio”, check out our website for class information – Twist it Yoga

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They will be guests at the Second Story, I'm so excited to attend their concert! ...


October 5, 2017, 7:30pm - October 5, 2017, 8:30pm

Cadence, Canada's premiere vocal group, wows audiences with a mixture from bebop standards to 1980's hits. Cadence's shows feature a blend of complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity, and fun!

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Congratulations to Brooked Gordon on a successful Foodie Fest 2017 ! Zonta Club of Defiance could not be more pleased to announce that Brooke will be the opening speaker at this year's Luncheon for Women's Health! Brooke Gordon was a powerhouse athlete until health problems quickly slowed her down. At age 15, she found herself getting prescribed steroids and inhalers for breathing problems that spiraled into adrenal burnout, weight gain, and depression. To top it off, she tore both of her ACLs. After searching for answers for 10 years and seeing more than 15 doctors, she found food to be medicine. Brooke left corporate in January 2015 and started an educational company called Beetroot after having many inquiries about her plant-powered food photos on Instagram. She has big plans for Beetroot, all with the goal of teaching people how to eat to live well. Beetroot offers community events, corporate speaking, and famous granola bars sold at local retailers. Eventually, Brooke desires a storefront in Defiance with meal pick-up options, a snack bar, and events centered around real food. Be sure to get your tickets for the 10th Annual Luncheon for Women's Health! goo.gl/DJqTmf

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College Visit

Our daughters had their Defiance College Volleyball banquet here last year and we decided this season that we had to stay here one night. We wanted to stay two nights but senior weekend was the same as Halloween this year.  So we came for Friday night and had the team of a breakfast on Saturday morning. We had a relaxing Friday.. did a little shopping… guys played pool and hung out on the deck.  Thanks for a memorable weekend!   The Kain’s, The Dennis’s, and The Malfaffrey’s

The Kain’s, The Dennis’s, and The Malfaffrey’s

Perfect for a Family Gathering

Our large, generational family gathered to celebrate the life of a loved one that passed away too soon.  This was the perfect spot for us to get together and spend lots of time laughing, crying, and remembering. The Second Story made such a difference in the time we got to spend together and our start of healing. We hope we can make this our gathering spot for years to come. Thanks so much for what made our lives a little more bearable this weekend.

The Dunbars, Hancocks, Sulpizios, Bartons.

Wedding Weekend

We rented the Second Story for our wedding weekend.  The rehearsal dinner was beautiful up here and the bridesmaids enjoyed Friday night dancing and having girl time. Saturday the girls got ready here listening to music and preparing for the BIG day.  Our wedding day was so beautiful  and PERFECT.  That night we came back to the Second Story as the new Mr. and Mrs. Hughes!  We LOVE the Second Story and can’t wait to continue to come here for events.  THANK YOU SYLVIA for EVERYTHING!

– Mr. and Mrs. Kristan and Jeremy Hughes

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