Hickory Creek Lodge

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Church Rd, Urbana, OH 43078, United States

Honoring our Nations grand, natural wonders

Your host, Brad
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Honoring our Nations grand, natural wonders

The Space

NOTE: Please inquire for one night rentals. They may be possible especially for larger groups and/or weekdays.

Welcome!! this is a rustic, yet elegant, Amish crafted log cabin. Amenities include 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. There is one king and two queen beds in the bedrooms. The lodge sleeps 10 total by utilizing the full sleeper sofa and the awesome bunkhouse. The bunkhouse is an upper level in the upstairs bedroom that has two twin mattresses set with sleeping bags for the kids to snuggle into(fun adults like this too). The full sleeper sofa is in the "Bears Den" where you can drift off next to the ambiance of a cozy fireplace. The kitchen is an open layout and adjacent to the great room. It has an island and a 2 place sitting bar.

30 Minute Swedish Massage - $35.00
50 Minute Swedish Massage - $45.00
60 Minute Swedish Massage - $55.00
90 Minute Swedish Massage - $95.00
Pregnancy Massage - $55.00
Chair Massage - $1 a minute
Hand and Foot Exfoliation - $55.00

Add Hot Stones - $15.00
Add Exfoliation - $15.00
Add Aromatherapy - $5.00
(subject to availability. Please try to book appx two weeks in advance)

For the fun spirited, feel free to pitch tents in the woods around the cabin during the warmer months. An outdoor fire ring is great for those summertime bonfires and smores.

Breakfast ready? bring the buckaroos running by ringing the triangle dinner bell. Then, swing your legs into the rugged saddle bar stools while savoring your favorite western entrees. Outside, brand your steaks on the grill with the Wyoming bucking horse brand!

A wonderful, spacious great room with a river rock chimney rises 28 feet to the ceiling! The vintage ski lodge loft (email hidden) where apres' skiing you can enjoy a specialty themed drink like "Snow Shoe" or "Pain Killer". The ski loft is complete with a 1950's vintage ski lift chair from Breckenridge, CO! Its situated neatly in front of a daunting ski slope mural that will make you feel as if you are really there!!

An outdoor stone fireplace graces the large wrap around deck for all your social gatherings. The fireplace reaches towards the sky 35 feet. It is adorned with twenty river rocks from the Yellowstone River commemorating the historic 1988 wildfires of Yellowstone National Park. A Hot Spring, 4 person hut tub with waterfall is on the deck situated in front of the outdoor fireplace. Pour a glass of wine and it doesn't get much more romantic, or relaxing, than this!

Forget your wine? Wine is available on-site for a 10$ per bottle donation.

I just completed a 16x24 foot outdoor patio with patio lounge chairs and table.

A mature, hardwood forest encompasses the lodge (three acres owned, but part of a larger forest) with a creek to the rear. A hammock swings from the towering trees near the creek. It is secluded in the summer and sits about 250 feet from the road. There is central air, heat pump furnace, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, iron with ironing board, microwave, appliances, blender, gas grill, 42 inch LED TV in great room and 32 inch LCD in master bedroom(both with DVD players), cable, internet, small DVD library, utensils, pots, pans, linens, towels, blankets, ping pong table and board games.

A balcony off the upper bedroom is great for the morning coffee/tea. There is a 2 1/2 car attached garage. Firewood will be stocked in plenty.

The unfinished walk out basement houses the washer and dryer, a full bath, wash basin, and two person sauna.

Enjoy the Ansel Adams art display and as you browse, under your feet you will find USGS Benchmarks embedded in the natural slate floor. These are of your favorite peaks; Longs, Clingmans Dome, Grand Teton and others.

The master bathroom spa tub is surrounded by actual petroglpyhs etched in the tile which are located in several western parks such as Arches, Canyonlands and Death Valley. There are plenty of interesting books and periodicals on hand to waste away a relaxing weekend, or week, here at the Hickory Creek Lodge.

Area activities within 35 minutes of lodge include; ECO corridor in Springfield (bouldering, whitewater kayaking, biking), Mad River Mt ski resort, Mad River canoeing/tubing/kayaking (with rentals), renowned Mad River trout fishing, Piatt Castles, Zip Lining at Markin Farms, Ohio Caverns, quaint shops in West Liberty, Urbana and Yellow Springs, Youngs Jersey Dairy (putt-putt, dining, petting farm), Amish Country tours, Cinemas, Marmon Valley Farms (horseback riding/wagon rides) Kiser Lake, John Bryan, Indian Lake and Buck Creek State Parks and Glen Helen Nature Preserve for fishing, boating, rock climbing, Rappelling, hiking and biking. There are many paved bike trails branching out from Urbana where one can travel miles. Note that the nearest town of Urbana is appx. 10 min from the lodge with all fast food restaurants, super walmart, hospital, Kroger,bowling alley, and all basic life needs.

Within 1 hour is Urban Krag indoor rock climbing, Air force museum, Wright Patterson Air force base, Dayton and Columbus International Airports, COSI, Ervin J. Nutter Center and Nationwide Arena for major concerts. Major shopping/dining/night clubs in Dayton and Columbus.

Within 2 hours is Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati Reds), Ohio Riverboat gambling, waterparks, Kings Island Amusement Park, famous Hocking Hills Region.

This is truly a one of a kind getaway and has been a life passion for me that I devoted many hours of hard labor to. Its my tribute to our country's national parks and wonderlands. Upon arrival you can browse the welcome guide with area brochures, maps, dining suggestions and menus. This is a new home completed in 2011.

This is a non -smoking residence and free of any pets (pets will be accepted on a case by case basis with a 10$ cleaning fee per dog). Please "Like" the Hickory Creek Lodge on site with a face.

You may also view my Guidebook on this site for area attractions; things to do, places to go.

NOTE: This site will charge a small fee for making a reservation . I also get charged a small fee. This is how they make money. Also, note the extra nightly charge for more than two guests. PLEASE SEE HOUSE RULES.

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
― John Muir

Guest Access

The entire house, garage and 2.7 acres of forest.

Interaction with Guests

I normally do not meet guests in person. communication is by text, email or phone. I'm easily accessible 24/7 by all three. If you need an in person orientation I will try my best to make that happen if you give me prior notice.
Thank you.

The Neighborhood

Quiet and peaceful farming community. Rolling pastures and mixed woodlots. Neighbors help neighbors and behold traditional values.

Getting around

No public transportation . Nearest town 10 miles away.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $925 /week
Monthly Price: $3500 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This place is amazing. It had everything we needed for the weekend, and was very clean and comfortable. The AC wasn't working on our first day there, but Brad got someone to come fix it the same day - no issues after that! He's a great host, and I strongly recommend staying at his lodge.

    June 2014
  • We rented the cabin for a girls weekend and had a fabulous time! The cabin was beautiful and the location was great. The attention to detail throughout the cabin was amazing. We can't wait to book again! Definitely recommend for friend and family gatherings for an intimate experience.

    June 2014
  • The lodge was wonderful. We had everything we needed to enjoy our Annual Miller Sisters' Weekend. The 6 of us had plenty of room and all the beds were comfortable. When Brad says fully stocked--he means it, from paper towels to trash bags, also lots of towels and linens. Our host was very quick to respond to our reservation inquiries. The cabin was clean and in very good repair. We would recommend this listing to anyone. We would also recommend getting massages. Our masseuse Katie was professional and skilled. Thank you Brad. Your home is beautiful.

    June 2014
  • We had eight guys for an annual camping trip that we have been doing for the last ten years. This year we decided to rent a cabin instead of tent camping. Needless to say the cabin was perfect. Plenty of space, beds and all the little details were awesome. Hot tub was a great perk at the end of the night. Brad answered all our question and was easy to work with. Everyone wants to come back next. GREAT CABIN!!

    May 2014
  • I don't know where to start, what a beautiful lodge! It was the perfect getaway for my family. The kids loved the stage coach bed and fireplaces and all the small details that were put into making this place feel like home. Brad stayed in touch with us through email and answered his phone when we needed him. I would recommend this place to anyone!

    April 2014
  • This was our second stay at Hickory Creek Lodge. Brads home is not only beautiful it has all of the comforts of home and then some. Brad has gone to great lengths to make sure his guests are comfortable. Thanks Brad for allowing us to use your home agaiin this year. We will be back Spring of 2015.

    April 2014
  • The perfect place for our annual adult getaway. The cabin was very comfortable and clean, and the décor very interesting. It had all the comforts of home - kitchen is very well equipped. Really enjoyed the hot tub. The host was very accommodating. Thanks Brad!

    April 2014
  • We stayed at Hickory Creek Lodge for a few days with our three children. We were looking for a place close to Columbus to spend some fun, relaxing time together during our sons' spring break. We loved it here!

    The cabin is lovely, cozy, and very well maintained. There are so many interesting details in the structure and decor. Our 6 and 8 yr old boys were taken with the bunkhouse, covered wagon bed, and saddle stools. We all enjoyed the hot tub, ping pong, multiple fire places with firewood, and the beautiful natural setting.

    Brad was very helpful, easy to communicate with, and responsive to our inquiries.

    We recommend The Farmers Daughter for home style comfort food and pie! Fusion was delicious and had great service.

    We imagine it would be a great place to hang out during ski season and wonderful here in the summer and fall. We may have to come back and find out and bring some friends and family along too!

    March 2014
  • Hickory Creek Lodge was an amazing getaway for our family. The kids loved it! Inspiring inside and out! Thanks to Brad for being so prompt and attentive to details! We will be back!

    March 2014
  • Excellent cabin! We had a blast!

    March 2014
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Tiffin University, Masters in Criminal Justice Administration
I'm an outdoor enthusiast with way too many hobbies. I very much enjoy the history of the western US and specifically National Parks. I am an avid book reader on these topics. I also have a passion for sking. I love to travel and have been to all 50 states,almost all major national parks and most major ski resorts in the US. I'm a work hard ,play hard,pray hard type of guy. I am currently a deputy sheriff, however have been a horse wrangler, hunting guide, stage coach driver, rafting guide and National Park Service Ranger throughout my life. I recently got into the Airbnb business since I completed by dream home back in July. Ienjoy sharing my space with others and giving them a chance to be inspired by our national landscape. I hike, bike, camp,rock climb, adventure race,canoe,kayak, ride horses and backpack. John Muir,Teddy Roosevelt,Steve Mathers, John D Rockefeller Jr and Horace Albright inspire and enrich me!
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