Located in rural Knox County, Papa's Place at Weyrich Woods is an ideal setting for an extended family gathering or group retreat. The recently renovated, spacious home features a large dining/family room area that brings people together and many cozy spaces that permit individuals to spread out. Weather permitting, guests can also enjoy its wrap-around deck with outdoor tables, the fire pit in the back yard, or the small pond, just a five-minute stroll away. Papa's Place has a large, well-equipped kitchen, a pool table, two flat screen TV's, a jacuzzi bath tub (indoors) and a hot tub (outdoors). It is located near the village of Bladensburg, approximately 45 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio and 15 miles from Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 16, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great place for a group outing
We stayed at Papa's place for a Jr. High / Sr. High Leadership retreat. We were there for two nights. We did not use the TVs etc. Wifi is weak due to being rural. There is no way around that for the owners. Perfectly understandable.
While the VRBO description says this house will sleep 34, I believe it is misleading. We had 27 people in our group. While there was enough room for everyone, and we were all very comfortable, we did have to supplement bedding on our own due to student/ staff regulations of no one sleeping double in beds. We used 5 air mattresses and our own bedding to ensure we were covered. , which is part of the consideration in sleeping numbers.
The kids LOVED the hammock room. It was the hit of the stay.
There was also not enough regular dishes for all of us to use to serve meals. We ended up using paper products for two days. This was not a problem, but it does cause us to plan better for another time, so that we can keep our "green" mindset and teaching goals with our youth in place.
All in all it was a wonderful experience. The owners were very nice. With tweaking, and better communication ahead of time on our part, the little glitches could have been handled before we came.
Our women's Bible study has been frequently Weyrich Lodge for several years, and this year we had our first visit to Papa's Place. The craftsmanship and layout is fun and fabulous. There is enough space to accommodate almost any sized group. We were a group of 10 women, and the place is laid out so we could all have our sleeping space and be comfortable. The kitchen is great for having many hands at work, and the surroundings and the coziness of the place are great for gathering to study and talk and play games. We spent both nights playing games by the wood stove, and a good time was had by all. Our only decision for next year and the years to come is WHICH of the Weyrich places to book!
With a group of over 30, we got everything we desired out of this weekend get away and more! The house was great. A beautifully crafted, comfortable, spacious, clean house with everything you need to have a great stay with friends or family. Everyone slept comfortable and had ample space to spread out and have fun. The owners were very accommodating to our needs as a big group by supplying more linens and sleeping arrangements and extremely helpful and reasonable in setting up for our weekend stay. I would highly recommend renting here for this experience and we plan on going back ourselves!
Nearby destinations include Indian Bear Winery and the Village of Bladensburg, with pizza shop, diner and general store. Hiking, canoeing, Amish markets, and water park within thirty miles.