About this listing
Off the beaten path, and a bit off the grid. Enjoy all the beauty of Southern Ohio in an affordable cabin at the end of Vicksville Lane near Dock #3 at Burr Oak State Park.
This cabin is nestled at the end of Vicksville Lane in full view of the Buckeye Loop Trail. Easy Hike to Dock 3. Please be aware this is a step above camping, but still roughing it. An inexpensive way to enjoy running water (in spring, summer, fall) and electricity, but there is no phone or Internet on site. There is however a radio and record player. Full size fridge and stove. Large toaster oven, and drip coffee maker (cone filter).
You will see giant birds, hop on Ohio's finest lake loop trail, and float in the middle of Ohio's hidden gem in the middle of Wayne National Forest.
There is a Kroger grocery store in nearby Trimble, which is an easy 20 minute drive from the Cabin. There is also a Walmart in nearby Athens (home of Ohio University) which is about 40 mins drive. There is also a hardware store in Glouster, Ohio called Darbeyland.
There are pots and pans, plates, mugs, utensils. There are no condiments, oil, etc, please be sure to bring whatever you need to cook.
The closest restaurant is at the Burr Oak Lodge (~10 minute drive). I often have lunch there and it is delicious. There are a couple restaurants in nearby Glouster, Trimble, and Mcconnelsville. To be honest I've only eaten at the Burr Oak Lodge while I'm down there.
I have also stopped for dinner about 45 minutes away in Nelsonville as it is on my way home to Columbus, Ohio. Rocky Boots has an outlet store in Nelsonville with a lot of discounted outdoor/hunting gear, as well as a couple restaurants, historic train rides, arts, etc.
Also, if you find the place truly lacking something I'm about 1.5 hours away and will do my best to bring it out to you in a timely manner. The neighbor has also kindly left her address and telephone number in the event of emergency.
You will have access to the entire house.
Interaction with guests
I am available via cellphone, there is also a very helpful neighbor Beverly. Feel free to to knock on their door if you need anything.
Located in southeast Ohio, quiet and remote Burr Oak State Park has a rustic country charm in its 2,593-acre scenery of wooded hills and valley farms. As one of Ohio's resort parks, Burr Oak offers a wide array of hiking, boating, fishing, and outdoor all-around good times. Burr Oak blends modern conveniences with the wilderness spirit of Ohio.
There is enough room for 4 cars.
Other things to note
I do have two bb buns at the cabin. If this presents a problem for your or the little ones, let me know and I'll store them away during your stay.
You are kindly asked to leave the place as you found it. That means taking any trash with you for disposal. Also, please unplug the fridge and leave the fridge door open. Do not leave any food. There is a lock box installed at the property with a code to access the keys inside. Prior to your visit I will send the code number to you.
Please also be aware that there are two large locking sliding glass doors that open to a large deck.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I'm a computer programmer living in Columbus, Ohio. I own a cabin about 1.5 hours from Columbus at Burr Oak State Park. I enjoy heading out of town on the weekends to hike around with our dog Ollie.
Recently married to a lovely woman. When we travel we rent homes much like the one I have listed. We have had the fortune of renting vacation homes in Paris, Iceland, and the US Virgin Islands.
I try hard to do more and talk less. The most important part of any journey is the courage to start it.