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George Carr

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Refined Rustic Retreat

25 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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Lodge, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The Round House is hand-built, from the cedar shake exterior to the pine and cedar interior. Large two story windows fill the great room with sunlight. It is located at the end of a half mile private road, and is totally secluded.

Our guests rave about the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. One of our guests said in the guestbook: “We leave here a changed people. The peace is consuming. The beauty immense. The sounds refreshing. Thank you for reviving my soul.”

Sleeps 8 guests (all on the upper floors).

Bedroom #1 Master - queen bed and private bath

Bedroom #2 -- king bed with adjoining bath

Alcove #1 -- double sofa bed

Alcove #2 -- double bed futon

Cupola room -- queen air mattress (upon request)

Bathrooms 2 1/2 baths. The full baths are on the second floor, the half bath on the first floor.

Pet friendly. Your dog will enjoy romping and exploring the woods and fields surrounding the cabin.

Amenities. We offer amenities comparable to a boutique hotel – crisp hand ironed sheets and pillow cases, handsome comforters on the beds, fluffy towels and natural soap. We do our own laundry, without the harsh chemicals and industrial finishing of a commercial laundry.

Cozy living room with fireplace. Relax in the living room before a sparkling fire, surrounded by warm pine paneling with cedar trim. We supply local seasoned hand split hardwood, kindling, newspaper and fire lighter.

Fully equipped kitchen. Prepare your family meals in our well stocked kitchen. We include flatware and china, wine glasses, coffee maker and filters.

Dining room seats up to 12 guests. Enjoy your meals gathered around the large dining room table . . . or make it a game table or jigsaw puzzling table for great family memories.

Free WiFi for email or light browsing; not for streaming movies or the like.

Entertainment. We have a flat screen TV with satellite service and a DVD player. Bring your own movies.

Deck. Out on the deck overlooking the woods is a gas grill and table and chairs for dining and lounging. Have your meals on the sun-dappled deck (weather permitting). We do not have a hot tub.

Outdoor fire ring. In the evening, start a fire in the fire pit by the barn and roast marshmallows. Star gaze from the big field next to the cabin, where the Milky Way shines across the sky.

Immerse yourself in nature. Your children will be intrigued to stay in a cabin surrounded by woods. Stroll over to the log barn where you enjoy a spectacular view of the Appalachian foothills in the distance. Walk up our woodland path to the cave. Bring a flashlight to explore the cave.

About Adams County:

Adams County is one of the most beautifully scenic counties in Ohio. The Great Serpent Mound is the largest effigy mound in the country. The Amish community offers shops and tidy well kept farms. The southern boundary is the Ohio River, with gorgeous views, fishing and boating. Nature Conservancy’s Edge of Appalachia Preserve and numerous state natural areas showcase the county’s unique features.

Suggested activities:

Visit the Great Serpent Mound and its visitor center. Check out the Wheat Ridge Amish community shops and well kept farms. Travel the Quilt Barn Trail and see the rural countryside by car. Follow the ride of Confederate John Hunt Morgan and his Raiders through Adams County in 1863.

In neighboring Brown County, visit the boyhood home of US Grant in Georgetown; see where Liza reportedly crossed the Ohio River on the ice in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Visit the Rankin House above the Ripley bluff, where lanterns hung to guide slaves escaping across the river from Kentucky.

Hike in one of the many nature preserves and natural areas in Adams County. Our favorites include Chaparral Prairie (a remnant prairie a mile away). Buzzardsroost Trail (a moderately strenuous hike in the Edge of Appalachia Preserve) and Davis Memorial Nature Preserve (features a pristine stream, high rock cliffs and a geologic fault in the cliff face).

Enjoy birding on our farm or in the nature preserves.

Fish our pond (catch and release only), the ponds in Tranquility Natural Area, Adams Lake State Park, Ohio Brush Creek or the Ohio River.

Have dinner at Murphin Ridge Inn or Moyer Winery. Murphin Ridge is an excellent restaurant in an old farm house near the Amish community. Moyer offers fine food in a dining room overlooking the Ohio River.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
George Carr (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About George Carr

I am a retired lawyer turned first carpenter then innkeeper. We bought the Round House in 2003 when it was framed in and roofed, but had no exterior or interior finish. I finished the house with expert help with the electricity, plumbing and drywall. I am an amateur naturalist and enjoy botanizing and bird watching. We have been coming to Adams County since the 1970's and have always enjoyed its natural beauty and unusual natural features. I now spend my time managing the Round House and our other cabins, the Dodge Cabin and the Log Cabin, while maintaining the fields on the farm. Dogs are welcome at all our cabins.

George Carr purchased this cabin in 2003

Why George Carr chose Ohio

We have owned a farm in Adams County for 20 years. This property, which adjoins our original farm, came on the market in 2002, and we bought it in early 2003. I spend 5 years finishing it, and started to rent it in Fall 2008. We like this location because it is rural and filled with natural beauty and wildlife. It is close to Cincinnati, where we live.

What makes this cabin unique

If you like peace and quiet this is the place for you. We have a number of families who spend holidays here, enjoying the cozy atmosphere and the woods, fields and cave. Our guests like to visit the Serpent Mound and spend time in the shops of the Amish community. Many come for the State Nature Preserves and the Nature Conservancy's Edge of Appalachia Preserve. In the Fall, many of our guests are deer hunters looking for one of the big bucks that have been taken out of Adams County.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for 'the lodge'. Warm, Homey, Comfortable. Fantastic details inside and out. Great place to relax, sit on the porch and deck, have a walk, wake up to sunlight everywhere and fall asleep to the flash of fireflies. Love that this has your hands on everything. It shows. We'd love to come back again."



-- from the guestbook
Jun 2014
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Refined Rustic Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Cincinnati
5

Country tetrear

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Round House with family.... Accommodations were extremely clean and well kept, and afforded us Outdoor adventures with comfort! Cool house - kids loved it

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lucas, Ohio
5

Wonderful seclusion, beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what we were looking for! This house is clean and has lots of room. We were very pleased with all the amenities. We sat outside on the deck all evening and were not bothered by the typical insects you would expect in the middle of the woods.

There is a trail that leads to a cave, but sadly we did not have time to explore.

We would absolutely recommend this property if you are looking for unique secluded getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Amy. I'm sorry you couldn't stay longer. The trail down to the cave and beyond that to our big field with a terrific view is a real treat. Besides, there are some wonderful hiking trails in Adams County, as well as the Amish community and of course the Great Serpent Mound. Come back when you can!
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5

Rainy Weekend Didn't Spoil Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful and unique cabin nestled in the middle of the woods. We had rain all weekend, but despite that we still had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing time. Highly recommend this place for a romantic getaway or a family trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Just like the pictures

  • 5 of 5

We found the Round House from the race website we were using. The pictures are so accurate. The house is beautiful and looks just like the photos on the website. Spotlessly clean, well stocked with linens, kitchen and bath supplies. We loved being able to enjoy the grill and deck and on the day we had rain, the six of us lounged around the house. It is in the woods, was peacefull and very quiet. The owners even checked on our stay. I would definitely stay again if in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four found the Round House on a web search. While we were hoping that we would find it as impressive as the website claimed, we did not expect as much. Upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised that all was exactly 'as advertised'--a very clean, well-stocked cabin with a beautiful, peaceful location. We could not have asked for anything more. Our two children (11 and 12) absolutely loved it, as well as our dog. Plenty to explore, but also a great place to just relax. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Well worth the trip!

  • 5 of 5

We drove 8 hours to stay at this house. It was well worth the travel time. The place was beautiful and clean. It had everything we could have needed. The owners were very easy to deal with and helpful. The county was quaint and offered a variety of interesting things to do. The price was reasonable. We truly appreciated being able to bring our dogs. Great family trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Serpent Mound
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. WiFi is for 1 gigabyte; use of additional gigabytes will be charged at $15 per gig. Typical movies are about 4 or 5 gigs.

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Amenities

Ohio Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We have a private bathroom adjoining the master bedroom, a full bath next to the second bedroom that also serves the lofts, and a half bath next to the kitchen.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • We have a queen bed in the master bedroom, a king bed in the second bedroom, a double bed pull out sofa in a loft, and a double bed futon in a loft. We provide a queen air mattress for use in the cupola. We also provide a 'Pack-n-Play' crib/playpen.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
Notes:
The lRound House features a hiking trail through the woods to a natural cave (bring a flashlight) then beyond to an old log barn, vineyard, ponds and view of the hills at the beginning of Appalachia. Our guests rave at the seclusion, quiet, wildlife and peaceful atmosphere. The house itself has many large windows and is filled with sunlight on sunny days. The woodwork is hand done and reminiscent of a boat interior.

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