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Burr Oak Lodge and Conference Center

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Burr Oak Lodge and Conference Center




Burr Oak Lodge has a new face lift and it is well deserved. I just had the pleasure of touring this updated facility and I was favorably impressed. I even witnessed the ribbon cutting and the official re-dedication ceremony.

            To start with, all 30 of the cottages are all going to be completely redone by August. I had the chance to tour one and they are very cozy. They expanded many of the lodge sleeping rooms to suites with all new amenities. They have four meeting rooms that accommodate 250 people for a business conference or a wedding ceremony. The restaurant has catering services.


There is an indoor pool, 2 public beaches with 500 feet of beach and a new restaurant and lounge with a terrace overlooking the lake.  Some suites have their own walkout doors to a private patio facing the lake


They have 26 miles of hiking trails, 93 camp sites, boat camping, fishing, 2 camper cabins, 2 group camps, 18.5 miles of bridle trails, 2,593 acres and disc golf is on the way. The Burr Oak Marina is open April 15th through October 15th and has Pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks and motor boats to rent for hourly or weekly rates. 


There are specials such as the "Discover the Appalachian Wine Trail" or special rates for seniors. Hunters will find they can stay in the lodge, at a cabin or a campsite and hunt at Wayne National Forest. The Wildcat Hollow back pack trail in Wayne National Forest connects to the Burr Oak trail system.


        A family reunion at Burr Oak would give many options for all members of a family. And businesses can use their facilities for an excellent corporate retreat combining business with pleasure. There is an outdoor gazebo near the lake for an outdoor wedding location.

And finally, I do need all my readers to do one thing for me....please help me spread the word about Burr Oak. Burr Oak was closed for 9 months and there was talk about closing it permanently.      


The decision was made to refurbish it. Now it needs to become profitable again. That will only happenif you help spread the word. 

I know I often think I have to leave Ohio to take a vacation. When in reality, there is a great facility a short distance away from Columbus. And the best part is that it is close to the Hocking Hills. 

That fact alone gives Burr Oak an edge because you can come and stay a different way each time - camp site, a cabin or stay in a suite overlooking the lake at the lodge. I had to remind myself there are no suites of any kind or even sleeping rooms in the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge at Old Man's Cave State Park or even at the Lake Hope Lodge.  

Burr Oak Lodge and Conference Center is located at 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Road in Glouster, Ohio 45732. Phone them at 740-767-3570. Boat rental is 740-767-3585. Check them out on the web at:


Burr Oak Lodge and Conference Center definitely has something for everyone!


Terri Baker

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