Laurel Run Farm Lodge: Ideal for Family Getaways in Ohio

Laurel Run Farm supports families by creating an environment that allows young and old to connect with one another and the beauty of the natural landscape that southeast Ohio has to offer. With over 140 acres waiting to be explored, Laurel Run Farm is the perfect place to create those lasting memories with your loved ones.

Kids Friendly Activities

Exciting activities… sure to get your adrenaline rushing are:

  • Canopy tours
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Horseback riding
  • Rock climbing and rappelling
  • Mountain biking
  • ATV riding
  • Pool

All activities are performed by the guidance and help of trained staff experience in these areas, so guests don’t have to worry if they’re first time rock climbers or experienced kayakers. The Dragon Fly canopy tour is designed for young riders between 5-12 years of age, but there are moonlight canopy tours, and zip line challenges for teens and adults that offer more of a challenge. And there is something for everyone.

Take a serene trip down the Hocking River via a raft, kayak, or canoe and soak in the serenity of the river. Fishers can also take advantage of the two major lakes Lake Hope and Lake Logan as well as the many ponds and rivers in the surrounding areas to fish. Horse lovers will be thrilled with the opportunity to ride horseback on a guided tour through the 25 miles of trails in the hills. Another adventurous activity is rock climbing and rappelling which provides an exciting and unique experience to encounter the landscape of the Hocking Hills State Park. For those who prefer to ride and enjoy can take an ATV ride to explore the hills of the surrounding Hocking Hills State Park. Children will love being able to swim in the pool on the property and parents can enjoy swimming and or sunbathing while watching their little one’s swim. Basketball hoops and volleyball nets are available for sports enthusiasts or a friendly family game. An outdoor open fire pit is a great way to watch the stars, read a scary story, and make delectable s’mores that will be enjoyed by the whole family.

Good Food

Catering to any palate and picky eaters, lies a variety of restaurant chains including Pizza Crossing, Milestone BBQ, and Lake Hope Lodge surrounding the Laurel Run Farm.

Housed at the Laurel Run Farm is certified master chef Alfonso Contrisciani who can cook a delicious meal for you and your loved ones while having a unique dining experience. The menu’s offerings are made on a seasonal basis as the quality and availability of produce varies from season to season. This private dining experience is intimate, but the table is large enough to host large families with a dim candlelit ambience to create a relaxing dining experience.

A wonderful opportunity to see and purchase local produce is the Oliver Farmer’s Market which sells pies, breads and other baked goods, meats and spice rubs, and sauces. Purchasing some of the goods from the farmer’s market allows you to bring the taste of the Laurel Run Farm home with you.

Natural Attractions

The scenic landscape of the Hocking Hills State Park is full of wonder for your little ones and will be a long-lasting memory for you and your family for years to come. Children and adults will be amazed by the beauty of the natural caves such as Ash and Old Man’s Cave, admire the cascading waterfalls at Cedar Falls, and discover the forest through the various hiking trails at your own pace.


Seven bedrooms allow families and friends to be together but also have their private space to sleep or for some desired privacy. There won’t be any fights or competitions over shared sink and bath space thanks to the five bathrooms on the property. The wooden lodge designed interior creates a homey and cozy environment for the whole family.

Guests are drawn to the grand centerpiece of the living room, the large wood burning fireplace that’s sure to make the room warm amongst all the cozy memories. The upscale kitchen is bar none and will be the perfect platform for casual cooks to fine dining chefs.

Toiletries are provided for the highest level of convenience and comfort for guests, especially with the little ones it can be easy to forget toiletries, however, the staff at the Laurel Run Farm ensure guests are at ease and won’t have to be without the essentials.

An indoor game room and movie theater will be enjoyed by both children and adults and are a perfect way to spend a rainy day, if the weather is less than perfect for outdoor activities.