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Cottage in Buckeye Lake
Relaxing 2 bedroom cottage near lake w/ hot tub
Welcome to Lakehaven Cottage! Relax and have fun at this peaceful 100 year old cottage close to the lake with modern amenities such as a flat-screen smart Roku tv, 300 Mbps WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen and comfy beds with lots of pillows and blankets. Within walking distance to the beach, marina/boat launch, 4.1-mile lakeside path, bars, and restaurants. Play air hockey/ping pong or relax in the fully fenced in yard with hot tub, fire pit or gazebo for grilling, dining and relaxing.
$154 per night
Cottage in Millersport
Cozy 2 Bedroom Buckeye Lake with Lakeview
Welcome to the Chelsea Cottage at buckeye Lake: the cleanest cottage with the most comfortable beds on the lake! Enjoy the easy-going side of Buckeye Lake! Updated cottage with a gorgeous water view of Buckeye Lake from the front deck! Brand new furnishings, high end beds and updates throughout. This cottage is on the quieter side of Buckeye Lake but right by the marina, restaurants and all the entertainment the lake has to offer. Wake up to a warm cup of coffee and enjoy the view.
$163 per night
Home in Thornville
Main Lake Cottage on Buckeye Lake
Welcome to Duck Inn Too! Duck Inn Too is completely renovated with all new appliances and is a perfect place to relax and enjoy all seasons. There is no better way to relax than sitting on the deck and enjoying the amazing views of the lake. Even though Buckeye Lake is known for summer fun, the off-season vibe and relaxing and quiet atmosphere make Duck Inn Too a great place to recharge! Summer dates are currently available and we are accepting bookings!
$185 per night

Stay near Buckeye Lake's top sights

Buckeye Lake Winery40 locals recommend
Pizza Cottage18 locals recommend
Our Lakeside Diner9 locals recommend
Buckeye Lake Brewery26 locals recommend
Dragon Village of Buckeye Lake6 locals recommend
Donatos Pizza3 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Buckeye Lake

Cottage in Buckeye Lake
Newly renovated 2-bedroom cottage by the lake
$99 per night
Cottage in Thornville
Little House on main lake of Buckeye Lake
$200 per night
Vacation home in Buckeye Lake
Cheerful 3-bed vacay home w/free car &boat parking
$146 per night
Tiny home in Millersport
Bungalow on the Canal
$93 per night

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.

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.

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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