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Refined Rustic Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + 2 Convertible beds, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) more on request

The Round House is hand-built, from the cedar shake exterior to the pine and cedar interior. Large two story windows fill the great room with sunlight. It is located at the end of a half mile private road, and is totally secluded.

Our guests rave about the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. One of our guests said in the guestbook: “We leave here a changed people. The peace is consuming. The beauty immense. The sounds refreshing. Thank you for reviving my soul.”

Sleeps 6 guests (all on the upper floors) or additional guests after contacting us for air bed.

Bedroom #1 Master - queen bed and private bath

Bedroom #2 -- king bed with adjoining bath

Alcove #1 -- double sofa bed

Alcove #2 -- double bed futon

Cupola room -- queen air mattress (upon request)

Bathrooms 2 1/2 baths. The full baths are on the second floor, the half bath on the first floor.

Pet friendly. Your dog will enjoy romping and exploring the woods and fields surrounding the cabin.

Amenities. We offer full amenities: sheets and pillow cases, towels and natural soap. Fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, fire pit, outdoor deck, WiFi and DirecTV

Cozy living room with wood stove. Relax in the living room surrounded by warm pine paneling with cedar trim. During spring, fall and winter, we supply local seasoned hand split hardwood, kindling, newspaper and fire lighter. No indoor fires during the hot summer months.

Fully equipped kitchen. Prepare your family meals in our well stocked kitchen. We include flatware and dishes, wine glasses, coffee maker and filters.

Dining room seats up to 12 guests. Enjoy your meals gathered around the large dining room table . . . or make it a game table or jigsaw puzzling table for great family memories.

Free WiFi for email or light browsing.

Entertainment. We have a flat screen TV - DirecTV and a DVD player. Bring your own movies. Limited WiFi - we only buy 12 G per month. Please do not stream.

Deck. The deck overlooking the woods has a gas grill and table and chairs for dining and lounging. Have your meals on the sun-dappled deck (weather permitting).

We do not have a hot tub.

Outdoor fire ring. In the evening, start a fire in the fire pit and roast marshmallows.

Immerse yourself in nature. Your children will love a cabin surrounded by woods. Walk our woodland path to the cave. Bring a flashlight to explore the cave and clean clothes - you'll get muddy!! Wash up in the washer dryer.

About Adams County:

Adams County is one of the most beautifully scenic counties in Ohio. The Great Serpent Mound is the largest effigy mound in the country. The Amish community offers shops and tidy well kept farms. The southern boundary is the Ohio River, with gorgeous views, fishing and boating. Nature Conservancy’s Edge of Appalachia Preserve and numerous state natural areas showcase the county’s unique features.

Suggested activities:

Visit the Great Serpent Mound and its visitor center. Check out the Wheat Ridge Amish community shops and well kept farms. Travel the Quilt Barn Trail and see the rural countryside by car. Follow the ride of Confederate John Hunt Morgan and his Raiders through Adams County in 1863. Hike miles of trails in the Edge of Apalachicola Preserve; visit the Nature Conservancy visitor center. Try Buzzards Roost rock trail for a spectacular view of the old Teays river valley from eons ago. Or go over to Woodland Alters for a run on the Zip Line. Golf courses are 20 minutes away.

In neighboring Brown County, visit the boyhood home of US Grant in Georgetown; see where Liza reportedly crossed the Ohio River on the ice in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Visit the Rankin House above the Ripley bluff, where lanterns hung to guide slaves escaping across the river from Kentucky.

Hike in one of the many nature preserves and natural areas in Adams County. Our favorites include Chaparral Prairie (a remnant prairie a mile away). Buzzards Roost Trail (a moderately strenuous hike in the Edge of Appalachia Preserve) and Davis Memorial Nature Preserve (features a pristine stream, high rock cliffs and a geologic fault in the cliff face).

Enjoy birding on our farm or in the nature preserves.

Fish our pond (catch and release only), the ponds in Tranquility Natural Area, Adams Lake State Park, Ohio Brush Creek or the Ohio River.

Have dinner at Murphin Ridge Inn , advance reservation only. White Star family restaurant or Moyers Restaurant and Winery. Moyers offers family food in a dining room overlooking the Ohio River.

More Details

Patty Carr
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Patty Carr

Although we lost him in 2017, George was a retired lawyer turned first carpenter then innkeeper. We bought the Round House in 2003 when it was framed in and roofed, but had no exterior or interior finish. He finished the house with expert help with the electricity, plumbing and drywall. He was an amateur naturalist and loved wild flowers and bird watching. We have been coming to Adams County since the 1970's and have always enjoyed its natural beauty and unusual natural features. Dogs are welcome at all our cabins.

Patty Carr purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Patty Carr chose West Union

We've owned a farm in Adams County for 25 years. This property, which adjoins our original farm, came on the market in 2002, and we bought it in early 2003. George spent 5 years finishing it, and started to rent it in Fall 2008. We like this location because it is rural and filled with natural beauty and wildlife. It's also close to Cincinnati, where we live. He loved Adams County and spent all his time at Cave Hill. Truly the love of his life.

What makes this cabin unique

If you like peace and quiet this is the place for you. We have a number of families who spend holidays here, enjoying the cozy atmosphere and the woods, fields and cave. Our guests like to visit the Serpent Mound and spend time in the shops of the Amish community. Many come for the State Nature Preserves and the Nature Conservancy's Edge of Appalachia Preserve. In the Fall, many of our guests are deer hunters looking for one of the big bucks that have been taken out of Adams County.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for 'the lodge'. Warm, Homey, Comfortable. Fantastic details inside and out. Great place to relax, sit on the porch and deck, have a walk, wake up to sunlight everywhere and fall asleep to the flash of fireflies. Love that this has your hands on everything. It shows. We'd love to come back again."

-- from the guestbook
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in West Union

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • mobile phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - Downstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • We have a private bathroom adjoining the master bedroom, a full bath next to the second bedroom that also serves the lofts, and a half bath next to the kitchen.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 large double bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , EZ bed queen air bed
  • We have a queen bed with full bath; king bed with adjoining bath; double bed pull out sofa in alcove; double bed futon in the second loft. We provide a queen air bed in the cupola. We also provide a 'Pack-n-Play' crib/playpen and high chair on request.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • caving
The lRound House features a hiking trail through the woods to a natural cave (bring a flashlight) then beyond to an old log barn, vineyard, ponds and view of the hills at the beginning of Appalachia. Our guests rave at the seclusion, quiet, wildlife and peaceful atmosphere. The house itself has many large windows and is filled with sunlight on sunny days. The woodwork is hand done and reminiscent of a boat interior.


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Refined Rustic Retreat
average rating of 4.939394 based on 36 reviews

Two thumbs up!

  • 4 of 5

Great place. It's quiet and very pretty. Our girls group loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Loved having your group. Patty Carr
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Absolutely enjoyed our stay, quiet, and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful cabin, very secluded, enjoyed our stay very much, great place to stay to relax and enjoy nature, we plan on returning

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe and Family were the absolute guests ever! I loved having them and thank them for troubleshooting with me for a few glitches. They were terrific.
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Beautiful well kept cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Would definitely do it again !

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you liked our cabin. Thanks!
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It was a lovely home away from home. Perfect for family time.

  • 5 of 5

The home is absolutely beautiful. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Very roomy for our family. The fire pit made for great family time. The cave was fun. Definitely well stocked home. We had one minor problem with the refrigerator but Patty made sure it was taken care of instantly. We would definitely recommend Cave Hill if you are looking at getting away from the hustle and bustle of life.

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad we were able to fix the problem. Also glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet! That's what we love too.
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Faul Family Graduation Celebration

  • 5 of 5

My brother is the first in our family to Graduate from college. Morehead state to be exact. He graduated with his bachelors degree in electrical engineering and for his accomplishments I rented this cabin for him and his choice of guests (family) 1 because it was about 10 minutes from where the original graduation party was being held in seaman Ohio and 2 because it had to be better than a hotel stay as he and I both had driven 2.5 & 3.5 hours to the location. We loved every part of our stay. We had the best sleep in a very long time in each of these bedrooms. The house had everything your own house would have. The only thing that would have been better for us was the check out time but I completely understand why it has to be so early. We were so exhausted from the graduation parties we all slept past our alarms and didn't have but an hour to get everything out and cleaned up.. we didn't succeed in cleaning the way we would have liked to have left it! Patty was so prompt every time I had a question she was on it. We were so bummed that we didn't get to take advantage of all the amentities like the cave, the firepit by the barn and the big beautiful space ! But the stay was a 10/10. We loved it there so much and I'm hoping that we can start an annual brother and sister trip to this cabin for the rest of our lives. Something's I was pleasantly suprised to see were , games and books for family and quiet time, all the kitchenware you'd ever need and more, a radio with an aux hookup, a wifi box, a washer and dryer, all the cleanup equipment, and coffee maker with all supplies. We loved it and don't forget to sign the guest book!!

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for your nice words. We are so glad you slept well! I am delighted and congratulations to your graduate. That is a big achievement. I hope to see at least some of you again. Patty Carr
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Great Place to Stay!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house in a perfect location! We were on a trip to visit the John Rankin house in Ripley as he is an ancestor of our family. We found this house and it was perfect! There was plenty of room for our family and the stay was very comfortable and quiet. The only thing that was not perfect was the coffee pot had not been cleaned, but that was quickly remedied. We did have one incident where the water shut off as we were using too much at one time. A quick call to the owners and it was quickly fixed with just a switch. Also, the cave is a short hike and was great for our young children to explore. Very nice owners and a unique and quiet property. Give this a try, it is well worth it!!

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed having guests who ventured into the cave. The Carrs
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Car: necessary

A thriving community of Amish is just around the corner. Enjoy great bakery goods, visit the saddle shop and purchase a new belt or bag, watch out for horse-drawn buggies and wave to everyone, it's friendly territory here.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in West Union

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
October Break
12 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
21 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
New Year's
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$67.4
Cleaning fee AU$40.44

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Breakfast is available for $10 per person served at 8:30 AM by special request to the vendor.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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