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Riverdog Retreat

13818 Gore Orphanage Rd., Wakeman, OH 44889
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We set out looking for a place to stay while we visited our son for parent weekend at Oberlin College but found this beautiful, artistic, restful and romantic getaway making Riverdog the highlight of our weekend. The accommodations were really first class as everything was in perfect working order, and immaculate. Deborah and Terry have really created a wonderful environment... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

It is surprising to see the lack of luxury cabin options in Ohio, so finding Riverdog Retreat truly was a wonderful discovery. The grounds are lush and secluded and the houses are modern and tranquil. The price is a touch steep for the area, but once you see how hard Deborah and Terry have worked to create this retreat, you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Our group of 8 consisted of three brothers and their wives get together once a year near Oblerlin. In addition to the 6 of us, there was a daughter and grandaughter of one couple. The 6 of us agreed that our stay at the cedar house at Riverdog was the best of all our reunions. The grounds were private, beautiful... More 

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Petersburg, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

In our busy day-to-day lives Riverdog Retreat was just what we needed. We were able to unwind and get down to nature walking the trails (at least once) each day we stayed. It was such a peaceful environment. We enjoyed the onsite Art Gallery and many modern amenities in our unit. We appreciated the hospitality we were given by Terry... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed at the Riverdog Retreat during our visit to Oberlin for the Conservatory Reunion in June 2012. From start to finish, it was a terrific experience. Terry and Deborah were terrific hosts. We stayed in the Cedar House, which was quiet, had a terrific porch for relaxing during our down time. It's only a short drive to Oberlin. Our... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Beautiful, relaxing, invigorating and overall delightful. My husband and I have stayed at Riverdog Retreat several times over the last couple years, and each time it gets better. We usually try to stay in the Settler's House, but this time we stayed in the recently finished Riverview suite, it was fabulous. I often have trouble sleeping, not in that bed,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We have stayed at the Riverdog Retreat before and enjoyed our stay. Our son attends college at Oberlin. When we stayed at the Riverdog the first time, we were encouraged to make our reservations for his commencement for 2013! We gladly did and felt comfortable with knowing we would have a place to stay. We just received an email from... More 

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deborahbanyas, Owner at Riverdog Retreat, responded to this review

We regret that this guest did not realize that we don't take reservations for more than a year in advance and that they never had a "reservation" for Commencement. We have far more families wanting to stay here for Commencement than we have space for so we had to establish a wait list system that was as fair as possible.... More 

Dearborn, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

You won't find a better place to relax and enjoy nature and art! If you're a parent visiting a child at Oberlin College, you'll enjoy the family feel at Riverdog - you can even prepare a favorite meal from home in the kitchen!!

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