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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 2 nights


About the property

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

Please call or email to verify availability. VRBO does to allow us to provide accurate rate quotes as our rates are determined by the number of guests and the dates requested. 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 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 and heat.

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, 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.

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 $225 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.

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
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

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 Ohio

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'


Athens Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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!


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

4 BR/2 BA renovated barn - Ideal for Groups, Families, Hunters and O.U Folks
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Portland, Oregon

Enought space for every one

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at The Bunk house was all it was advertised. Well stocked in all areas and it couldn't have been any cleaner. Everyone could retire to their room or join the crowd in the large main room. We stayed there during my daughters thesis show and our first chore was to bake some cookies and other food for the show and we found all the kitchen wares we needed. We had a large group for dinner one night and it worked out great. Close enough to town but far from the craziness that some times happen in town. The setting is very beautiful. Did I mention clean? Chris and Jenny are great owners to rent from. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Niki!!!
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St. Joseph, MI

Great stay during Parent's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during Parent's weekend. Lots of space for everyone and it has all of the amenities that you would need. Definitely set up in a remote location. It was tough for the cab drivers to find. But that is part of the attraction. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

My family just finished staying at the bunkhouse. We were in town for OU's graduation (June 2011). We had 8 adults and 2 children. The bunkhouse was the perfect accommodation for our family and a few extended family members. It was great because we all were together for meals and were able to hang out in the family room. It was much better than all of us being stuck in individual hotel rooms.... The setting is really peaceful. It is only about a 10 minute drive to Athens and proved to be no big deal that we were out of town. Jenny and Chris were so kind and were very accommodating... there is a grill and a little fire pit which was a bonus. We grilled both nights and my kids enjoyed s'mores both nights too!! The bunkhouse was super neat and clean. I would highly recommend the bunkhouse to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun weekend in Hocking Hills area.........

  • 5 of 5

The Bunkhouse was a wonderful place for us to rest our weary feet after a full day of hiking in Hocking Hills parks. As we pulled up the drive and it came into view, I could feel myself going "ahhhhhh!" The pictures and descriptions were very accurate. It was very clean and well stocked. The owner was a pleasure to talk to about arrangements and directions on how to get there. I've told many people about The Bunkhouse and will definitely stay there again on our next trip down to that area! Thank you for providing us with such a neat, cozy place! :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks VW gang!!!...the pleasure was all ours. Although a Buick guy , i really dug those vintage Beetles! Please come see us again. Chris and Jenny
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Chardon, Ohio USA

Graduation Weekend at the BunkHouse...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Lance's BunkHouse for graduation weekend with two families (9 people) and were completely satisfied with everything!!..Chris and Jenny couldn't have been nicer people and the space was just as described. Perfect for our large group, and everything was as clean as a pin!!..we are completely satisfied...thanks Lance's!! The Nolan Family....Chardon, Ohio

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

All Athen's area Festivals such as the Paw Paw Festival, Brew Week, Nelsonville Festivals 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. 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

Athens Barn Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 3.0%

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. $25 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 $275 & $325 respectively

$100 credit card deposit taken to reserve dates. Balance due upon arrival cash or check made out to Jenny Lance. $225 is the MINIMUM nightly weekend rate during Non-Ohio University Event Weekends, Non-Area Festival/ Event Weekends, and Non-Hunting Season Weekends for groups up to 4 guests. Please call or email for your Quote. Weekday rates are reduced when attached to a weekend.

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