Other Lodging Opportunities in the Larger Arc of Appalachia Region
In addition to the fine lodging offered at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, there are many beautiful and reasonably priced lodging options in the five county area that you may consider for special events at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, or when visiting other Arc-managed preserves, such as Serpent Mound, Fort Hill, and Junction Earthworks, to name a few. We have broken down the lodging options by general region to help you choose.
Lodging at and near the Highlands Nature Sanctuary and Fort Hill
The Highlands Nature Sanctuary, Visitors to the Sanctuary can enjoy staying in a number of historic cabins and older homes that have been fully renovated into modern nature retreats, ranging from secluded 2-person suites perched on the bluff of the gorge that offer dizzying views, to five-bedroom historic lodges that handsomely accommodate small groups and educational gatherings .
Lazy H Cabins, only two miles from the Highlands Nature Sanctuary and is composed of a number of lovely real log cabins. Pet friendly!
Camping is available at both Rocky Fork State Park and Paint Creek State Park, both within ten miles of the Sanctuary.
Old Days Vintage Campers Ltd, offers beautiful views of the Rocky Fork Lake. Offering camping and cottages.
The Hirn House, located just off of Route 50 in Bainbridge, sleeps up to six guests.
Blueberry Hill Cabins, located near Rocky Fork Lake just 10 miles from the Sanctuary.
Tu Lakes Motel, a small motel located on Route 50 just 12 minutes from the Sanctuary. – Call for availability (937) 393-1917.
Knotty Pine Cabins, located about 25 minutes from the Sanctuary at Pike Lake State Park, where camping is also available.
Lodging near Hillsboro (about 15-20 minutes drive from the Highlands Nature Sanctuary)
Coyote Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast offers beautiful upscale cabins in a wooded setting.
Fling Family Farm Bed and Breakfast a lovely cottage for up to eight people.
Starlite Cabin Getaway a cozy country cabin on a working dairy farm.
Serenity Log Cabins comfortable forest cabins featuring handmade log furniture.
Woodhaven Farm Bed and Breakfast, a sustainable working farm with two lodges.
There are also several commercial motels in Hillsboro.
Lodging near Chillicothe (about 30 minutes drive to the Highlands Nature Sanctuary and 5-10 minutes to Junction Earthworks Preserve)
The Atwood House is a majestic brick Greek Revival house built in 1843, now a bed and breakfast.
The Greenhouse is a gorgeous Victorian-era home with Queen Anne architecture that is included on the National Register of Historic Places.
Woods Hollow Cabin is a beautifully furnished modern cabin at the edge of the Scioto Trails State Forest.
Stoney Creek Cottage is a spacious rustic cottage for up to 6 guests in the Scioto Trails State Forest.
The Guest House in historic downtown Chillicothe.
There are also several commercial motels in Chillicothe.
Lodging in Adams County
Adams County is the location of the following Arc-managed preserves: Serpent Mound, Chalet Nivale Preserve, and Ohio River Bluffs Preserve. Davis Memorial, Shoemaker State Nature Preserve, and the Nature Conservancy’s Edge of Appalachia Preserve are also in Adams County. Check on-line to get distances from the lodging facilities of your choice to the Highlands Nature Sanctuary and Fort Hill. The Sanctuary lies 20 minutes north of the Highland-Adams County line. Fort Hill lies ten minutes north.
Murphin Ridge Inn is a lovely bed and breakfast retreat. It includes a large wooded preserve of over 1000 acres and offers full dining in its own restaurant.
The John T. Wilson Homestead is a lovingly restored bed and breakfast from the 1800’s, full of historical connection.
Unity Woods is located on 175 acres near Johnson Ridge State Nature Preserve. Three Amish style back-to-the-woods cabins are modern non-electric heated.
Cave Hill boasts lovingly restored log cabins and a beautiful spacious lodge, nestled into a restful private wilderness.
Hope Springs is a beautiful group retreat suitable for 25-30 people.
Dogwood Farm Bed and Breakfast has a Colonial Williamsburg charm, with gardens, poster beds and gourmet breakfast.
Lodging in Jackson County (45 minutes to one hour drive from the Highlands Nature Sanctuary)