Burr Oak Lodge Featured in the Columbus Dispatch


The Burr Oak Lodge was recently featured in the travel section of the Columbus Dispatch. The writer Steve Stephens describes his experience in full, from the scenic, sunset drive into the resort to how his family enjoyed both swimming in the indoor pool and hiking the snow dusted trails.

If you haven’t yet made it to Burr Oak Lodge since the renovations were completed, we invite you to make your summer plans. Reunions, family vacations, or a weekend getaway is awaiting you at Burr Oak.

From Steve Stephens at the Columbus Dispatch (View Article): 

My wife enjoyed the freshness of the mixed greens in her Burr Oak Salad as well as its flavorful balsamic vinaigrette dressing. In fact, the salad was so popular that my daughter — usually not a big salad eater — insisted on one for herself the next day. I lamented going off the 99-cent menu, but when an 8-year-old wants salad, you make compromises.

Burr Oak also offers 30 fully furnished two-bedroom cottages that sleep up to six people. Cottage guests can use all of the lodge’s amenities, including the heated indoor swimming pool, where my family spent a large part of our stay.

The large lobby area, with an expansive view of Burr Oak Lake, is also quite attractive, especially on a chilly day when roaring wood fires are lighted in several fireplaces.

We also enjoyed playing the board game Sorry in the loft above the lobby that serves as a game area, and we picked up a couple of interesting kids’ books from the shelves there for bedtime reading.

The lodge sits adjacent to the Buckeye Trail, the 1,440-mile loop trail that encircles the state. While my wife and kids were at the pool, I hiked a beautiful snow-covered ridge-top section along the lake, stopping just 1,439 miles short of completing the circuit.

In warmer weather, the lake is a popular site for boating, with four launch ramps and 270 dock sites. A 500-foot sand beach is available for outdoor swimming. The campground offers 112 campsites, and 181/2 miles of bridle trails exist for the horsey set.

As we pulled away after checkout, the morning sun illuminating those same lovely ridge tops we had seen on arrival, we were too busy recounting our weekend adventures to remember to turn on the radio.

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