Wren Eagle Retreat is uniquely surrounded by forest, close to Chillicothe and very early Ohio history, and perfect for a quiet family weekend, a church group, scrapbooking or quilting group, corporate retreat, or any other getaway occasion. Wren Eagle Retreat offers many of the comforts of home albeit in a natural environment, plus easy access to kayaking, biking, historical sites, and much more that Chillicothe and the surrounding area has to offer. So whether you stay for a week or two or make it a long weekend you can experience history and nature, and engage in many other activities. Or simply relax on the expansive deck and enjoy birds (including owl and whippoorwill), deer, lizards, toads and other wildlife. Or hike the 23+ acres.-
Cathedral windows flood the main floor with light including the great room with stone fireplace with efficient wood stove insert, dining (with seating for 12) and a fully equipped kitchen with all the modern conveniences. The sofa pulls out to a full bed and the main bedroom boasts a king bed and sitting area. The loft, with its seven windows, looks out on the main trail and forest and contains a queen bed, 2 twin beds, and a half bath. Through the loft double glass doors you have a forest view on three sides for a comfortable tree house experience.
Outdoors, you can grill your steaks on charcoal grills under the covered deck when it's raining, or simply sit and rock and enjoy the peace. The open deck is mostly shaded during the summer for your comfort and has 3 tables that can seat 12+ along with patio furniture.
If you get your fill of lazing on the deck, you can always take in local shopping, ride the Tri-County bike trail, or visit museums. You're only about 5 miles from anything you might do in a city: eat fast food, go roller skating or bowling, sit down at a local restaurant, or watch a movie. You can drive to the First Capital District and walk from there to Yoctangee Park and visit the art museum then walk along the flood wall. Or you can drive to Memorial Stadium and watch a very entertaining college summer league baseball game by the Chillicothe Paints or, for more entertainment, take in the outdoor drama Tecumseh. There are golf courses for golfers, kayak services for kayakers, and many good churches. There's so much to do that a week will not be sufficient to explore everything and you will want to return time and time again.
If you start at the First Capital District and walk south you can explore the Ross County Museum district and some historic homes. Or you can drive to the Adena Mansion and visit the home of Ohio's first governor.
There are many state parks and wildlife areas nearby. Among them are Great Seal State Park, Scioto Trail State Park, Ross Lake, and Buzzards Roost Nature Preserve where the tiny saw whet owls are banded each year and where you can see an exquisite cliff-side view down to Paint Creek.
There's so much more to do and see. Contact me for more suggestions. I cannot give you any direct way to contact me because VRBO does not allow it. You'll just have to send me a message through VRBO or any other way you can think of.