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Riverdog Retreat

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13818 Gore Orphanage Rd., Wakeman, OH 44889
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Riverdog Retreat
Ranked #1 of 3 Wakeman B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Red Hook, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed at Riverdog Retreat last weekend for the first time. Hidden off the road, you find enchanting gardens & top notch accommodations. We stayed in the Settler's House & a friend stayed in the Cedar Suite. Upon arrival we were greeted by Terry, Deborah, & the pups -all were very welcoming & informative. The house's were extremely clean &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Riverdog Retreat is a wonderful place to stay. It's a short drive just outside of Oberlin, Ohio on 20 beautiful (and quiet) acres of woodland. It is owned by two very talented artists who have a studio and gallery on the property as well. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean and you'll find a loaf of fresh baked bread... More

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Westlake, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have stayed at the Riverdog Retreat before, but this year we spent our New Year’s Eve there. The surroundings were magical; there was snow on the ground and the trees. Our room in the Cedar House was spacious, well-appointed and lovingly decorated with antique furniture and works of art. Debra & Terry are marvellous hosts who have just the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed here in October 2013 for several days while visiting our daughter, a student at Oberlin College. Terry and Deborah, our hosts, were very friendly and welcoming, but not intrusive. We stayed in the Riverview Suite, which was very spacious and well-furnished, with a large bedroom, bathroom, desk alcove off the bedroom, living room, full kitchen,... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I fly out from San Diego at least twice a year to visit his elderly parents and we typically stay at one of the Riverdog Retreat units for a week at a time. It is a place for calming down from the stress of demanding carrers and an opportunity for quiet reflection for what is most important... More

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Burlington, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Riverdog Retreat is a wonderful B&B! If you're looking for a quiet country setting, with beautiful buildings and gracious hosts, this is the place for you! We stayed in the Settlers House, and it reminded me of my grandparents' home, only way nicer! Terry and Deborah are kind spirits - you couldn't ask for nicer hosts. We hope to stay... More

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I cannot say enough positive things about the Riverdog. My wife and I were recently married and we reserved all three accommodations on the property for ourselves and our families. Deborah and Terry made everyone feel at home the entire weekend and the property was in absolutely spectacular shape. Each of the rooms is perfectly appointed and everyone commented on... More

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Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

You will love this incredibly welcome spot of peace, beauty and warmth. My son and I stayed at Cedar House to visit Oberlin and it was the perfect weekend place of relaxation and wilderness for us while we went on various east coast tours. From the moment I reserved on-line, owner and artist, Deborah, responded to every need right away.... More

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

My husband and I took a mini-vacation to celebrate our first anniversary. Cedar Point, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and northern Ohio wineries were all on our itinerary. How lucky we were to find the Riverdog Retreat, which is not only beautiful but also in the perfect location to enjoy all three! We stayed in the Cedar House... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

River Dog Retreat is one-of-a-kind. We had a mini- family reunion here while attending our daughter's recital at Oberlin Conservatory. We stayed in the Cedar House and other family members were in the Cedar Suite and Settler's House. We used the Cedar House as "headquarters." The living area includes a kitchen, dining room and living room and was big enough... More

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Address: 13818 Gore Orphanage Rd., Wakeman, OH 44889
Location: United States > Ohio > Wakeman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Riverdog Retreat Ohio/Wakeman

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Exceptional Oberlin area accommodations in unique surroundings. Perfect as an overnight or extended stay base for visiting Oberlin College and the surrounding area. Great for reunions, company retreats, workshops or romantic getaways. Originally settled as a mid-19th Century farmstead, Riverdog sits on 20 beautiful and diverse acres overlooking the valley of the East Fork of the Vermilion River. Its four distinctive rental units are available by the day or week. ... more   less 
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