Nearby Attractions

Amish Country

The Lodge is situated in proximity to rural Amish country…horses and buggies and produce and basket stands are a common sight on our roads. Commerical Amish country, with its noteworthy homestyle restaurants and quaint shops, is located in Holmes County, approximately 40 miles from the lodge.

Honey Run Park

Dedicated to preserving the region’s beautiful landscapes and is growing by leaps and bounds. Parks offer bridle and mountain bike trails, waterfalls, and scenic overlooks. The newest (relatively undiscovered) Knox County park, Honey Run, featuring a wooded four-mile trail and water fall, is only a fifteen-minute drive from the Lodge.

Kokosking Gap Trail

 Just a 15-minute drive from the lodge, Kokosking Gap Trail is a great place to hike or bike. This paved 14–mile trail runs from Mount Vernon to Danville on the former Pennsylvania Railroad right of way and is open year round. Along the trail you’ll encounter a 1940 Alco 0–6–0 locomotive and a 1924 Chesapeake and Ohio caboose.

Ariel Foundation Park

Located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the park is a stunning 250-acre example of adaptive reuse, created on the former site of a glass-making factory. It offers architectural ruins, lakes, observation tower, walking trails, steel sculptures, a museum, and connections to both the Kokosing Gap Trail and the Heart of Ohio Trail.

Mohican State Park

Mohican features scenic hiking trails, rock formations and waterfalls. Popular activities include hiking, fishing, tubing, canoeing, and mountain biking. Hunters, check out Mohican River Wildlife Area.

Woodbury Wildlife Area

White-tailed deer, squirrels, cottontail rabbits, wild turkey, waterfowl, and ruffed grouse are the primary species of interest. Furbearers including beaver, muskrat, raccoon, opossum, and skunk are present in good numbers. A rich variety of songbirds are present in association with the unique combination of habitat types. Woodbury provides habitats for species of animals not normally encountered in the hills of southeastern Ohio. The Area can be accessed from Route 541, within 15 miles of the Lodge.

The Alcove Restaurant

The Alcove Restaurant strives to serve the finest in dining experiences in Central Ohio. Using the finest of ingredients, our diverse menus including Italian favorites, delicious salads, and our signature Prime Rib of Beef, you will be sure to find something you enjoy! 

Indian Bear Winery

Guests will enjoy a variety of wine styles including estate bottled Ohio varietals, sweet and semi-sweet fruit wine, and full bodied classic red and white selections all produced on site. We also offer a full service restaurant.  Guests will be able to join us for lunch and dinner.