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

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The BunkHouse


Last updated: 04/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Barn
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

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

We do NOT use the VRBO calendar so please call or email for 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.


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 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 1700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    It is not baby proof. You are responsible for your children's safety...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved, clean dogs with ZERO fleas who are housebroken are welcome so long as owner vacuums up the additional pet hair, does not allow the pet on the furniture, and cleans up after pet outdoors...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The driveway is gravel and the patio is large stones, but it is accessible and has a double entrance door. The bathrooms are up a few inches from the main level with normal sized doors and no handrails....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • 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...moreless

  • 2 beds per room.

Bathrooms: 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!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The BunkHouse is great for people who want to stay together while they are in town!...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We offer Direct TV...moreless

  • Television


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Dutch Creek Valley with a rock backdrop, quiet setting, and fields, woods view...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Large table seats up to 8 comfortably plus an additional bar height table seating 2....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Main room only...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Indoor and an Outdoor fire pit ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Open flame gas heater and electric baseboard...moreless

  • Internet:

    Limited so NO downloading of movies, music, or videos. Good for checking email....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed comforters are also washed for every set of guests so you can feel comfortable using your cover!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large entertainment area for everyone to be together!...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Free long distance. Cell service is spotty even though we do have a booster to help bring in the signal....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Everything but your food! Has dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 3%


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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Last updated: 04/14/2017
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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. 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, Wayne National Forest, Hocking Hills and many more. Strouds Run also has geocaching. The BunkHouse is a hub for outdoor activity.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: 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, CornPro 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.

Why the Owner Chose Athens, OH, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
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'

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

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  • The BunkHouse

    The BunkHouse

  • Open Common Area

    Open Common Area

  • Great Entertainment Area

    Great Entertainment Area

  • Cozy Gas Fireplace

    Cozy Gas Fireplace

  • Full Kitchen

    Full Kitchen

  • Bright Living Area

    Bright Living Area

VRBO #309690

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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