I love Trip Advisor! With most things reviewed, you get as many differing opinions as reviewers; but when choosing an unknown destination, I rely on the majority opinion. Our first visit to Murphin Ridge was very similar to the majority other reviews . . . Excellent! Such strong reviews create high expectations but Murphin Ridge did not disappoint.
We stayed in Cabin #2 (Joe's Place) for 2 nights mid-week. The cabins are very well-appointed and clearly designed for the romantic / relaxing escape: privacy, gas fireplace, 2-person tub and shower, covered porch with rocking chairs, small refrigerator, wine glasses (and cork screw!), ice and no TV.
Food: Murphin subscribes to the local, "farm to table" view of cooking: fresher, more natural ingredients leads to better tasting dishes, and it pays off for Murphin. I am not a full-fledged "foodie" but I do value locally-sourced, non-processed, non-GMO options for fueling my engine so I appreciate restaurants that share in that philosophy and conduct business in that manner. The menu is not low priced but you definitely get what you pay for.
My only complaint, and it's minor, is that the walking path from the parking lot the the cabin area is not close and it's gravel so hauling luggage was more burden that it should be. Murphin had a couple wagon-type carts, both with flat tires so those were not much help. The staff should ask and provide assistance if needed, especially for the elderly (many staying there).
We were surprised by how many other guests had visited Murphin previously . . . repeat customers mean they are definitely doing something right. Based on our experience we are planning to be among those who visit Murphin year-after-year.
- Also Known As:
- Murphin Ridge Hotel West Union
- Murphin Ridge Inn West Union, Ohio