About Ravenwood

Ravenwood is a beautiful light-filled group lodge on the western edge of the 2,500 acre Highlands Nature Sanctuary. It is an excellent space for groups, retreats, and workshops located 1.5 hours from Cincinnati and Columbus in southern Ohio. Ravenwood is an ideal educational facility for groups pursuing curriculums of nature literacy, deep ecology, natural history, wellness, yoga, meditation, or body-connection. The facility comfortably serves a group of ten.

The Ravenwood Listening and Gods Country Trail 

The Listening Trail is one of the highlights of the Ravenwood facility. The trail, beginning right outside Ravenwood’s back door, descends into a deep valley cut by the Rocky Fork Creek, amidst a beautiful landscape of moss-covered boulders, rock walls, small grottos, and rushing water.

The God’s Country Trail is a 2-mile easy loop trail takes visitors into a bowl of open meadowlands filled with Henslow’s Sparrows, Yellow-Breasted Chats and Yellowthroats, encircled by hillsides and bordered by the Rocky Fork Creek. This trail is exceptionally rich in wildlife, including frequently seen bald eagles and diverse flocks of waterfowl. A bird blind provides outstanding wildlife observation opportunities. This trail can be accessed for the Ravenwood’s Listening trail.


  • 5 bedrooms – 4 rooms with two beds each, and one deluxe room with queen bed.
  • Fully-equipped kitchen – eight burners, oven, large refrigerator, microwave.
  • Full set of kitchenware for cooking, serving, and eating.
  • Spacious light-filled dining room and living room with two-story picture windows.
  • Central heating, central air supplemented by window units upstairs.
  • Outdoor campfire ring (please bring your own locally-purchased firewood!)
  • Wrap-around porch with chairs and swing.
  • Full bathroom on each floor.
  • Hiking trail to the Rocky Fork Creek right out the door.
  • FAQ

Note: Historic fireplace is decorative only, not functional.

Ravenwood Bedrooms

First Floor: The Cecropia Room – one queen bed, deluxe spacious room
The Promethea Room – two single beds T
he Rosy Maple Room – two single beds

Second Floor: The Luna Room – two single beds, deluxe spacious room.
The Royal Walnut Room – two single beds


First Floor Only (1-6 people): $200/night  Completely private use of the facility and grounds. 2 night minimum stay.
Full Facility (1-10 people): $285/night – 2 night minimum stay. Other Charges: 7.25% state sales and 3% county lodging tax. Weekly Special: 25% discount on stays of 7 nights or more.

First Floor Only

Full House