Whether you’re in town to visit the Ohio University campus, attend a sporting event or to just get away, Athens and the surrounding area has attractions and activities for everyone. Festivals, hiking, biking and motorcycle trails, fine arts, breweries and wineries, antiques, ride the historic railways, or just take in the organic local flavor, Athens is your one-stop destination.
Are you more of a spectator? Ohio University offers a wealth of culture, music and entertainment throughout the year. Visit the Ohio University events calendar for current events.
Want to experience Appalachian culture? Deer Ridge Bed and Breakfast is located minutes away from the Ohio Paw Paw Festival – which happens the second week of September at Lake Snowden on Rt 50W. It also is home to a new family water park. Visit Fur Peace Ranch, the Dairy Barn or Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. Downtown Athens and Hocking Hills host a plethora of local artisans making everything from soap to dulcimers.
The Hocking Hills is world renowned for its serene waterfalls (Cedar Falls) and breathtaking rock formations (Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Conkles Holler). Wayne National Forest hosts a ‘rainbow of colors’ in its fall foliage. Visit Athens Tourism Bureau or Hocking Hills Tourism for current information and events.
Property includes front and back porches with lots of rocking chairs, fire pits, picnic tables, shelters, benches and large parking area with concrete pads and dual ramps for our guests with accessibility needs.