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4 BR/2 BA renovated barn - Ideal for Groups, Families, Hunters and O.U Folks

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms/ 8 beds, 2 Baths, Large open kitchen/ entertainment

Please call or email to verify availability AND rates!!!! You may pay for your entire stay per the details outlined on VRBO or you may bring your balance in cash or check upon arrival for a savings.

Cleanliness is our number one priority!

Newly remodeled in June 2010, the BunkHouse is open and airy with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a full kitchen complete with pots/ pans/ utensils/ dishwasher etc, and large open family/ dining area. A quaint gas fireplace provides warmth and ambiance in cooler weather.

Also includes a laundry center and lovely covered stone patio with a scenic view of rolling southern Ohio hills. Bedrooms #1 and #2 feature 2 full beds each. Bedroom #3 offers a queen and twin while #4 features a twin and full. All linens and towels are included. A/C in main area, ceiling fans and heat in all rooms.

The BunkHouse is perfect for a large family or multiple families who would like to entertain together, but prefer their own sleeping space. If you would like to explore the nearby Strouds Run State Park or Wayne National Forest, spend a day on Dow Lake, ride the many bridle trails within one hour, search out the covered bridges or quilt barns, the BunkHouse can be your home base. With easy access to State Route 690 and State Routes 550 or 50, you can easily get to and from events at Ohio University or anywhere in the southeastern Ohio area.

We are only 15 minutes from uptown Athens and Ohio University. There is a boat house at Dow Lake that rents out everything from Kayaks to Pontoon Boats (I think it is best to reserve pontoons ahead of time.) Athens also has a kid friendly new craft Beer Hall called Eclipse Company Store along the bike path. It has great food, outside picnic tables, pool table, ping pong and games. You can rent bikes at the Black Diamond Bike Shop next door. It is about a 15-20 minute drive. We are also about 45 miles from Hocking Hills attractions and only 25 minutes from Smoke Rise Ranch where you can rent horses to trail ride. The Athens Visitor and Convention Bureau has even established a Bike & Brewery map to explore our craft breweries and beautiful bike path and also a Windy 9 Motorcycle Map listing 9 windy routes worth riding!

The BunkHouse has a fire pit and covered porch with a grill for hanging out outdoors and a yard for the kids to play in. It is roomy and comfortable with 4 bedrooms and a large entertaining area as well. The kitchen is fully appointed with a dishwasher and full sized appliances plus a Kitchen Aid mixer & blender, coffee maker, toaster, and more small appliances.

The BunkHouse is also ideal for groups of hunters during deer season, turkey season or small game/fishing. We also offer 4 open air, covered horse stalls and additional uncovered corrals as needed...access to many trails within 1 hour haul.

Enjoy this quiet, country BunkHouse but be close enough to town to take advantage of everything Athens has to offer. The BunkHouse is truly a unique space that you will enjoy.

Please note: There are full-time tenants on the second-floor of the Bunkhouse and we will ask that you be respectful of reasonable 'quiet hours'...please ask us if you have any questions.

Our rates start at $250 per night with a 2 night minimum during Non-Event and Off Season nights for up to 4 guests. All other dates and group sizes rates vary. Please call or email for your Quote. We do allow ONE NIGHT stays with a minimum rate of $400.

Thanks You! Jenny

Keywords: Bunkhouse, Guest House, Cabin, Lodge, Country Home, 4-Bedroom Home, Hunting Cabin, Country House, Multi-Family Rental, Multi-Bedroom Rental, Vacation Home, Country Escape, Rural Rental, Rural Home

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Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2018

About Jenny

Chris and Jenny Lance specialize in quality rural rentals (permanent and vacation) in the Athens, OH area. We live in the valley near our rental units and pride ourselves on providing a great space with a rustic flair. We are happy to show you any of our properties that are available. We also own Lance's Trailer Sales, an authorized FeatherLite, Exiss/ Sooner, CornPro, Diamond C and Haulmark trailer dealership on Route 50 just east of uptown Athens. If you need any service or would like to buy a new trailer while you are in town, call us at 740-592-8000.

Jenny purchased this barn in 2010

Why Jenny chose Athens

The BunkHouse is just around the corner from our home and fits our profile for a quality rural rental in the Athens area. We love the location, the look, and the functionality of this unit! It is a renovated horse barn on a very historic Athens County farm. You may enjoy learning the history of the property. Google the Swiss Baron Von Steiger who settled the property.

What makes this barn unique

The serene valley and spectacular views, not to mention some of the biggest deer in North America!! Don't believe it? Just Google 'Whitetail Deer Hunting In Athens County Ohio'


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation barn rental in Athens

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Large and roomy. All guests are offered unique towels to alleviate mixing them up with each other!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 queen , 5 double , 2 twin/ single , Queen and full can accommodate more than one guest
  • 2 beds per room.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The BunkHouse is great for people who want to stay together while they are in town!


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4 BR/2 BA renovated barn - Ideal for Groups, Families, Hunters and O.U Folks
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

A charming, spacious cabin w/ everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The Bunkhouse is an excellent place to stay with friends or family (or friends that are like family!) Everything is there that you could need: private rooms with comfy twin and double beds, clean, modern bathrooms with thick towels, kitchen stocked with every appliance and utensil needed to make every meal, four sets of keys to the cabin, large table for dining around. The open format made it easy to hold conversations throughout the weekend. And the setting in postcard perfect. 12 miles from Uptown Athens makes it convenient as well as quiet. Jenny is the perfect hostess, giving us the attention we needed as well as the privacy we desired. We will be returning!

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Edie. You were also the perfect guests and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Great Stay in Athens

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice place for a group to stay, we had a lot of fun in Athens and it is very close to anything you would want to do.

  • Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay when visiting Athens!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our needs. We had a group of 7 and we were in town for the weekend. The Bunk House is clean and very well equipped! No one had to share a bed which was really nice. The two full bathrooms made getting ready easy. We will definitely try to stay again during future visits to Athens!

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Allison! Glad you enjoyed your visit!
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Very clean, spacious and unique accommodation with all the conveniences if home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long Christmas weekend with our family ages 1-81. There were 4 bedrooms so everyone had privacy and the common area was large enough to accommodate all 10 of us.

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We take our cleanliness very seriously so I am happy you appreciated it! We hope to see you again! Happy New Year! Jenny
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It was very clean. Owner was very responsive before hand, answering all questions.

  • 5 of 5

Was very clean. Owner was very friendly and helpful with information. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! It was great to meet you all and I really appreciate how you cared for the BunkHouse like it was your own! I hope to see you again.
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Off the beaten path for sure....

  • 3 of 5

The property was secluded in a nice country area. We used it for a strategic planning meeting and the space was great - clean, nice beds and bathrooms.

The "rules" of the property were a bit harsh and threatening - basically, if you do this (use or mess up one of the extra beds), we will charge you this... Didn't feel the hospitality vibe.

Also, the house posted to rent for one rate on the VRBO site but the owner then said she had a $ minimum that was 60% higher so the billing was all messed up and she kept contacting us during our stay to pay the extra money. It was a bit distracting and made us feel like she did not trust us to pay.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michele, Thank you for your review. I am so sorry about that crazy billing. It was my first experience with being forced to use the HomeAway reservations on line and I realize now that there was no minimum for a one night stay. With their help, we found a way around their new options to put a one night min on there. I really am sorry. As for the "harsh rules," you are right. I have gotten a bit jaded from the people who have lied and who have done things like leave a bed saturated with urine without even stripping it. I will revise my Orientation back to the way it was before so many guests took advantage of us. I see now how I have gotten much less hospitable over time. Thanks for the reality check. I do hope you give us another opportunity if you plan another meeting. I will be happy to offer that follow up one night strategy meeting on us at no cost to you. Thank you. Jenny
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Car: necessary

All Athen's area Festivals such as the Paw Paw Festival, Brew Week, Nelsonville Festivals are no more than 20 minutes away. Ohio University events are 15 minutes. Hocking Hills attractions such as Old Man's Cave etc are about 45 miles. This area has some of the best Whitetail Deer hunting in North America and there are public lands on which you can hunt. Also close to many horse trails, Strouds Run State Park with a great Boat House for boat/ kayak/ canoe/ pontoon rentals & more, Wayne National Forest, Hocking Hills and many more. Strouds Run also has geocaching, mountain biking, and hiking trails. Just 15 minutes away are kid/ adult friendly Little Fish Brewery and also the Eclipse Company Town Craft Brew Hall in addition to many other micro-breweries and wineries. Pleasant Hill Winery and Athens Uncorked are also favorites. You can rent bicycles at the Athens County Library or at Black Diamond Bicycles along the Hock Hocking Bike Path. Smoke Rise Ranch is a working cattle ranch where you can rent horses to ride just 25 minutes away! The BunkHouse is a hub for outdoor activity.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation barn rental in Athens

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 14 2017 - Dec 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$66 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$32.96

Our cancellation policy is 2 weeks notice for standard dates, but 1 month for special weekends such as Ohio University Events and Hunting. Please be sure to cancel in time to receive your $100 deposit back. Also, GPS in the country is not always accurate. Please make sure to compare GPS to our map. $50 additional per person per night applies once min rate for a particular group size is met. Rates increase for up to 6 and up to 8 guests to $300 & $350 respectively.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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