We stayed in one of the cottages on the property for five nights, just my wife and I. The cost was a bargain at $65.00 per night. It was very relaxing. The cottages have a small kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, large screened in porch that is almost right in the trees and a decent sized bathroom. They have TV's with cable and a DVD player (we hardly turned the TV on at all). The cottages also have good AC. They're equipped with all the kitchen utensils - pots, pans, plates, microwave, etc. but we took our own paper plates and plastic ware to avoid doing dishes. I really wish we had taken our no-stick electric griddle because the pans they provide are definitely "old school". They also have a "park style" charcoal grill outside.
The cottages are clean and comfortable but are not luxurious by any means. They are in the woods and very quiet. The cottages are located in three cul-de-sacs. Our first night we stayed in the cluster that contained cottages 13 thru 22. DO NOT stay in this cluster! Unfortunately, there is a pump station for the water treatment plant located somewhere behind this cluster - the pump runs constantly and while it's not really loud, it is a distraction in the middle of a very peaceful environment. We went to the lodge the next day and were moved to the cluster that contains cottages 1 thru 12, MUCH better.
There is a lake in the park and it's very pretty and secluded. There were very few people in the entire park that we ran across during our stay. The fishing is just OK but if we wanted great fishing we would have went to Lake Erie. What we wanted was peace and quiet and it is in abundance at Burr Oak.
The nearest town is Glouster, about 15 minutes away. It's really pretty close but the roads are a little winding so it makes the drive a little slower. They have a gas station, Subway and not much else. There is a good bait and tackle shop on Republic Street called LT Bait and Tackle. You can get your fishing license and any gear you need there. There is a Krogers grocery in the town of Trimble. Trimble is right next to Glouster, not two minutes away.
If you plan on having a campfire (they have fire rings at the cottages), you better find some cheap fire wood before you get in the park. Wood is for sale at the lodge - 6 pieces for 5 bucks! BTW, the lodge has a restaurant and a small bar, we didn't utilize either one so I can't comment on their quality. The lodge also has a very nice pool that cottage renters are free to use.There are two smallish marinas on the lake to rent boats. A small motorboat was $17.00 for the first hour and $12.00 for each hour after that.
All and all, we were very pleased with our stay. It's a beautiful park in the middle of a beautiful area of Ohio. I f you want to be spoon fed activities and need a thrill a minute, don't go here. If you're looking for peace and quiet and to get disconnected from the grid for a while then this is the place to go.
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