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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IHeartMedia 2018 Easter Egg Hunt!

March 24, 2018, 10:00am - March 24, 2018, 11:00am

EASTER EGG HUNT PRESENTED BY ESTLE CHEVROLET CADILLAC When: Saturday, March 24th 10am-Noon Where: Triangle Park; Downtown Defiance What: This FREE community event will feature Easter Egg Hunts for kids up to 13 years old, along with other great games, activities, and photos with the Easter Bunny! One lucky family will WIN A TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD! Presented by Estle Chevrolet Cadillac. Ages 0-13 are welcome to play. There will be one Golden ticket hidden in each age group. 0-4 will be at 11:00 am. 5-8 will be at 11:15 am. 9-13 will be at 11:30 am. Finding a Golden Ticket put you in our drawing for the Grand Prize Trip to Disney World. While ONLY ONE family can win the trip, the two other Golden Ticket Finders will not walk away empty handed. They will win ticket packages to enjoy over the summer. EASTER EGG SPONSORS: Estle Chevrolet Cadillac Credit Adjustments Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau Farmers & Merchants State Bank MetaLINK Technologies Midwest Community Federal Credit Union Northwest Real Estate Realty Five of Defiance Vision Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM

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I know I posted this a while ago but I'm amazed everytime at what a spray bottle of bleach and water can do! Second picture is immediately after spraying and I'm not sure I got the right spot for the last picture because I couldn't see any stain. Great short term fix until I get the roof re-sealed. 10% bleach, 90% water ...

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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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