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Entire home · Thornville
The Lookout at Buckeye Lake
Welcome to The Lookout at Buckeye Lake! We stumbled upon this cozy cottage in the summer of 2018 and spent the next 12 months renovating the dream Buckeye Lake getaway. Our first project was an off-grid cabin featured on DIY Network’s Building Off The Grid. We took inspiration from that design to transform The Lookout into the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the lake. Located just 3 miles off I70, and walking distance to neighborhood favorite Papa Boos.
$268 per night
Entire home · Thornville
Sky Hi at Buckeye Lake
Welcome to Sky Hi at Buckeye Lake. This amazing private retreat comes with all the space you need inside and out. The home sits atop one of the highest hills in Licking County with peak-a-boo views of Buckeye Lake. Two decks offer an expansive look down on 20 acres of country living. Please note - we have broken ground on a pond at the base of the property. It’s a good distance from the house so does not affect your stay, it is just currently not pretty to look at (as of September 2022).
$339 per night
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Entire home · Thornville
NEW! Updated Buckeye Lake Retreat w/ Game Room!
Enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing modern comforts at this 3-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental in Thornville. Sip your coffee on the deck while watching golf carts drive by, then head to the lake or a nearby state park. Rainy days are no problem here — the home’s game room has everything you need, like a pool table and wet bar, for a fun night in. Plus, multiple Smart TVs and high-speed WiFi means there won’t be any fighting over the remote while you relax on your Buckeye State getaway.
$227 per night

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Buckeye Lake Winery21 locals recommend
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Pizza Cottage7 locals recommend
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Our Lakeside Diner5 locals recommend
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Dragon Village of Buckeye Lake3 locals recommend
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Buckeye Lake Brewery11 locals recommend
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Boat Yard at Buckeye Lake13 locals recommend

Lake side house rentals in Buckeye Lake

Entire home · Thornville
Still Water: Glorious Views ~ Tranquil Vibes
$221 per night
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Entire home · Thornville
Main Lake Cottage on Buckeye Lake
$188 per night
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Entire home · Millersport
PARADISE RETREAT ON BUCKEYE LAKE HOUSE
$445 per night
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Entire home · Buckeye Lake
Cozy Home by the Lake
$110 per night
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Entire home · Buckeye Lake
The Lake House for Family & Friends
$118 per night
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Entire home · Buckeye Lake
New Home - "See More" at the lake
$173 per night
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Entire home · Thornville
Stunning 3BR Waterfront home on Buckeye Lake
$399 per night
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Entire home · Thornville
2 BR ranch w/boat slip and big yard
$171 per night
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Entire home · Buckeye Lake
Beautiful Lake House in Buckeye Lake, Ohio.
$543 per night
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Entire home · Hebron
Home away from home - fenced yard a block to lake
$181 per night
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Entire home · Millersport
Rest and Relax at the Lakehouse on Buckeye Lake
$300 per night
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Entire home · Buckeye Lake
NEW! Lakefront Home w/ Rooftop Deck, Grill, Games!
$351 per night

Buckeye Lake house rentals

Entire home · Thornville
Beautiful Lake Front Home on Private Canal!
$300 per night
Entire home · Logan
Natures Crest Retreat, Hocking Hills
$242 per night
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Entire home · Millersport
Your home away from home on Buckeye Lake!
$430 per night
Entire home · Heath
Comfy, homey, relaxing - like visiting grandma's
$125 per night
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Entire home · Thornville
Buckeye Lake Escape Villa Thornville, OH
$564 per night
Entire home · Buckeye Lake
Buckeye Lake Getaway
$318 per night
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Entire home · Thornville
The Retreat at Buckeye Lake
$314 per night
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Entire home · Lancaster
Lancaster LuxuryColumbus Close Private Apartment
$99 per night
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Entire home · Thornville
Modern & spacious 5-bedroom home near the lake
$350 per night
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Entire home · Logan
The Kerlin House - Downtown Logan, Hocking Hills
$121 per night
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Private room · Nashport
Dillon Retreat
$48 per night
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Entire home · Newark
Lakeview Haven
$99 per night
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Buckeye Lake cabin rentals

Entire cabin · Buckeye Lake
Little Red Cabin @ Buckeye Lake
$130 per night
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Entire cabin · Walhonding
Black Gables Aframe (wooded location w/ hot tub)
$328 per night
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Entire cabin · Rockbridge
The Box Hop - Hocking Hills
$429 per night
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Entire cabin · Logan
Hillside Hideaway #countryconvenience
$175 per night
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Entire cabin · Buckeye Lake
*Waterfront Log Cabin On Bike Path, Private Dock*
$550 per night
Entire cabin · Rockbridge
Dunlap Hollow A-Frame
$673 per night
Entire cabin · Rockbridge
Cheerful 1-bedroom cabin with hot tub
$160 per night
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Entire cabin · Logan
Sweet Serenity - Cozy Cabin on 18 Acres
$221 per night
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Entire cabin · Logan
Lovebirds Landing
$195 per night
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Entire cabin · Logan
Aspen Cabin-Hocking Hills (Free Fishing Available)
$154 per night
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Entire cabin · Logan
The Wren 2 bedroom 2 bath with enormous porch
$315 per night
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Entire cabin · South Bloomingville
Idyll Reserve 4 | The Hillside
$258 per night
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Your guide to Buckeye Lake

All About Buckeye Lake

Just east of Columbus you’ll find the village of Buckeye Lake, where summer cottages surround the shore of the tranquil lake that shares its name. Family-owned businesses line the town’s quiet streets, and near the town’s center you may come across microbreweries and the Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum, whose collection of memorabilia invites visitors to take a journey through the area’s past.

Buckeye Lake itself was constructed in 1826 to serve as a feeder canal for the famous Erie Canal. Among the countless islands that dot the narrow reservoir are the Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve, a floating island created when the surrounding swamp was flooded in the 19th century. Buckeye is a popular place for boating and fishing for perch, catfish, and largemouth bass. Around the lake, you’ll also find a few smaller villages, a winery, and Buckeye Lake State Park, Ohio’s oldest state park.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Buckeye Lake?

Summer is unsurprisingly the busiest time of year, especially on weekends due to the lake’s proximity to Columbus, so it is a good idea to secure your Buckeye Lake rental with that in mind. The weather is hot and sunny then, making it a great time to be out on the water. With fall, the leaves surrounding the lake begin to change, creating a kaleidoscope of colors, and although it is starting to get chilly, you may be able to still get out on the water until mid-October. During the Annual Buckeye Lake Singer-Songwriter’s Festival takes place in early October, many concerts are held on the lakeshores.

By the end of November, you may begin to see the first flakes of snow as the temperature continues to drop, and some local businesses close for the winter. Although January through late March can be extremely cold, you may have a chance to see the lake covered with ice, as well as ice fishermen trying to catch saugeye and crappie.


What are the top things to do in Buckeye Lake?

The Dawes Arboretum

With nearly 2,000 acres of themed gardens as well as wilder natural areas, this tranquil arboretum is an attractive place for nature-spotting and picnicking. Twelve miles of gently sloped hiking trails wend their way through the park, and as you meander along the crisscrossing pathways, you can visit the Japanese garden, azalea garden, and one of the country’s northernmost cypress swamps.

Buckeye Lake State Park

The Buckeye Lake State Park, which encompasses the 3,100-acre Buckeye Lake and 400 acres of surrounding shorelines, is perhaps the main draw for visitors. You’ll find three swimming areas and picnic spots around the park, as well as the paved, four-mile Buckeye Lake Dam Trail. This trail takes you from the village along the shoreline to the Leibs Island Trailhead, passing by cottages and boat docks as you take in sweeping views of the lake and its islands.

Great Circle Museum

Built by a people now known as the Hopewell culture between 100 B.C. and 500 A.D., the Great Circle Earthworks has been a sacred site for Native Americans for more than two millennia. A site for ceremonies honoring the dead or social gatherings, the Earthworks are the world’s largest set of geometric earthen enclosures. The four-square-mile complex also once served as a cathedral, cemetery, and astronomical observatory. This fascinating outdoor museum is located just 20 minutes from Buckeye Lake.

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