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“Birthday Getaway” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center

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Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   5201 Lodge Road, College Corner, OH 45003   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in College Corner
Springfield, Ohio
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17 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Birthday Getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

My husband and I decided to take a quick getaway for my birthday. After reading the reviews on Hueston Woods, I wasn't sure what to expect. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The lodge is very nice. Our room was clean and faced the lake. The food at the lodge was great! We had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. I'm glad we decided to stay at Hueston Woods. We are looking forward to returning when we can better explore the grounds. Great place to stay!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Xanterra, Guest Relations Manager at Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review, January 11, 2011
Thank you for your review. We're pleased that you decided to spend your birthday at Hueston Woods and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you can make it back to enjoy the numerous recreational opportunities here, including golfing, hiking, fishing, canoeing and camping.

-Dianne R.
Guest Relations Manager/Ohio State Park Lodges
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Greenfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

I have been a visitor of Hueston Woods since I was 12 years old. I am now 18 and our sixth trip is rapidly approaching. I do not advise a long trip (>4 days) if planning on staying in Hueston Woods, but for a small extended weekend getaway, it is perfect. The smells and style of the outdoors surround the resort. My traveling group includes adults upwards of 45, to kids around the age of 12. The resort is fun to explore and the surrounding outdoors activities are great family bonding. It may not be an Atlantis vacation resort, but it is a great fall destination for families of all ages who are looking for a fun, warm, tradition starting experience.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plainfield, IN
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

Went for a wedding anniversary/golf weekend. Native American decor throughout was somewhat "quaint", but in need of updating. Would have preferred a room with 1 Queen/King bed but had to settle for 2 full beds (romantic?...NOT!). Lack of free internet was a dissapointment (available for a fee). Restaurant was acceptable and overpriced as they all are. Requested their special "beer of the day" only to find out that they were all out. Service/cleanliness was average. At least the weather and golfing was great. The resort was nothing special and certainly no great value.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

Clearly some other reviewers expected something else, but the in our opinion the lodge represents a classic setting and it right where it should be in that regard. The rooms are comfortable (balcony and lake view are a must) the food and service are good in the restaurant, the staff attentive. The park is perfect for mild hikes, relaxing campfires or just lounging at any of the benches to take in the view. Go in the fall so the crisp evenings enhance all these experiences. For those that choose to slow down and look, the architecture of the building is stunning as a true timber A-frame. No, it hasn't been updated and shouldn't be. Yes there are a few things that need repair. As a child I remember the fountain in the pool that no longer works, and the gameroom is an outdated concept, but all and all the place is representing it's classic heritige well.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ohio
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

Yes, this is certainly an older lodge and has not been updated in a long time, however the price was good, we had a lakeview room with a balcony, and to be greeted by at least 15 hummingbirds darting on and off the feeders at the entrance was enchanting! It is peaceful and relaxing. Our only issues were the lack of an exhaust fan in the bathroom (very steamy with four people using it), not enough soap and towels at check-in, and the second morning, when we seated ourselves for breakfast after waiting 5 minutes (there was only three tables with people at them, no wait staff to be seen...), we sat at the table five more minutes, then decided to drive into town to eat somewhere else. So... go for the nature, and hopefully the management will attend to the details better. The lounge manager was terrific and friendly, and our need for soap and towels were addressed quickly by housekeeping.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

My husband and I wanted to return to visit Miami U for the first time since we graduated 15 years ago. We also brought our 2 children. We purchased the Family Escape Package off the internet. It cost about $130 (w/tax) for a room with two double beds, 20 tokens for the arcade, a DVD rental AND a large pizza. Our expectations were low, and we ended up to have a fabulous time. It surpassed what I had anticipated. The room was clean and spacious. The pizza was great!
In the morning we saw deer and hundreds of Turkey vultures that perched upon the roof tops of the hotel.
Only the indoor pool was open due to weather, and my husband and kids swam, but I did not venture. Did not look too inviting, but they had a ball.
We enjoyed the playgrounds at Hueston Woods and touring Miami U again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

Hueston Woods is a beautiful setting. It is unfortunate that either Xanterra or the ODNR is not maintaining the facilities. It made for a depressing trip. We stayed in a family cabin, which was actually fine, but the lodge itself is in disrepair and nothing is as advertised. I was given zero information upon check-in. The girl at the front desk could not have been more disinterested. The gift shop was rarely open and the pools closed each night well before the advertised time of 10:00 PM during a busy weekend.
We rented a pontoon boat for a few hours, went horseback riding and fished a lot, which were all fun. However, if I had it to do over, I definitely would have picked another location for our family's vacation.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center

Address: 5201 Lodge Road, College Corner, OH 45003
Location: United States > Ohio > Butler County > College Corner
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in College Corner
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center, located in the state park and just five miles from the Miami University of Ohio, is a spacious and comfortable retreat offering modern amenities. The park offers 3,600 acres of family fun! Activities include golf, boating, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, paintball, geocaching and much more. The lodge has 90 guestrooms and two luxury suites. We also offer 25 two-bedroom cottages, 10 couples cottages in the woods and two premier cottages on the lake. Our full-service Trailblazer Dining Room is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. The lodge is a great place for your next business meeting, family reunion or religious retreat. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hueston Woods Hotel College Corner
Hueston Woods Resort Conference Center
Hueston Woods Lodge And Conference Center Ohio/College Corner

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