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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Riverdog Retreat is the perfect blend of quiet relaxation, exposure to the arts (musical and visual), and gracious hospitality. My husband and I just spent our second weekend at Riverdog, having discovered its many charms in the summer of 2015. Our first visit was highlighted by a concert on the grounds. This year we made sure a concert was scheduled... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

My wife and I spent another relaxing weekend at the Riverdog Retreat while visiting our daughter at Oberlin. Beautiful accommodations and outdoor surroundings. Terry and Deborah are great hosts, and the dogs on the property are a delight.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Had a wonderful couple's weekend away, staying in the Cedar House. The house itself was fantastic but it's the beautiful surrounding outdoors that really makes this a wonderful place to stay. The area is so large, with many private-feeling areas to just relax and let the hours float away, that it's pretty much impossible to retain any pre-vacation stresses. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

If you enjoy privacy surrounded by nature, beautiful art and comfortable and spacious accommodations, look no further. The hosts, Terry and Deborah, are very welcoming and helpful, but not intrusive. Just a visit to their gallery is worth the trip to Riverdog Retreat. We enjoyed the quiet, the dogs and cats and the chance to re-charge. If you have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I have so many wonderful things to say about Riverdog Retreat that it is difficult to compose this review. If I could leave 6 out of 5 stars, I would, because the owners really go above and beyond to make Riverdog unique and beautiful, and your stay special. My boyfriend and I spent our first weekend here a year ago... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

My husband's family gathered here in August. If we could have fit everyone into Riverdog, we would have but there were too many of us. Our hosts are topnotch people and went out of their way to be helpful. We normally stay at the Cedar House and Suite but it was booked so some of us stayed at the Settler's... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a bed and breakfast type place, not a hotel. My wife and I stayed here for her birthday weekend. We stayed in the Cedar suite. It was very spacious and bigger than expected. Had a fridge, little kitchenette and was very cozy. Plenty to do around the area. We zip lined at Common Canopy Tours the next day... More 

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Sound Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My wife and I just got married in Oberlin and we used the riverdog retreat as our base of operations! It was so much fun, and it was SO BEAUTIFUL. Also the couple that runs it is absolutely amazing. Friendly and helpful. We got lucky and had live music playing on site a couple nights before the wedding. Great music,... More 

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Red Hook, New York
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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Riverdog Retreat

Address: 13818 Gore Orphanage Rd, Wakeman, OH 44889-9564
Location: United States > Ohio > Wakeman
Price Range: $125 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Riverdog Retreat Ohio/Wakeman
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