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Lifetime Memories Cabin*Hot Tub*Fire Pace/Pit*Free WiFi*Grill*Outdoors Activitie

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Secluded Cabin with scenic views of the Olentangy River

The Inn is surrounded by Columbus City Park and is minutes away from both the Olentangy River Bike Path and a more secluded footpath that begins steps from the front door of the Inn. The Inn can accommodate up to 4 RVs or approx. 20 cars The Olentangy Inn opened in 2008 and has become a special retreat to those that have experienced the peaceful, secluded and beautiful Olentangy Inn and River. The Inn is conveniently located within the I-270 outerbelt in Clintonville and is approx. 15 miles from Downtown Columbus. The Olentangy bike path is right outside the front door and a Columbus park footpath, on the east side of the Olentangy River, provides beautiful vistas and encounters with the native eagles, blue herons, turtles, beavers and, of course, the plentiful deer that roam this area. The Inn has hosted OSU Out of Town Alumni Football Get-Togethers, Out of Town wedding party guests and Birthday Parties, just to name a few. The Inn sleeps 8-10 people (3200sf / 4 Bedrooms/2 King/2 Queen/1 Twin/2.5 Bathrooms ) comfortably, has a 2000 sf outdoor deck, a gourmet kitchen and if you need a little help getting your party together, we have catering and party planning services. There is room for up to 5 RVs or 50 cars. Graceland Shopping Center is approx. 1 mile away and is anchored by Target and Kroger Grocery stores. The Inn can be rented for up to 31 days with a two night minimum requirement. Check-in is 4pm and check-out 11am. The cost is $500 per day with a $150 one-time cleaning fee.

Janet Dinneen
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Janet Dinneen

I am a native Ohioan and am an OSU Alumni (BSEE 1993). I am a commercial realtor and this is one of my best commercial investments. The Olentangy Inn had been abandoned for several years and when I was able to purchase it in 2007, I felt like I had Won the Lottery! Each day when I walked my dog, Beku, along the footpath in front of the Inn, I would dream of some day fixing it up. Luckily, it went on the market in Nov. 2007 and as they say...The Rest is History!

Janet Dinneen purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Janet Dinneen chose Clintonville

The Olentangy Inn is river front property and uniquely located in Clintonville and surrounded by city park. It is within the I-270 outer belt and within minutes of The Ohio State University, Riverside Hospital, Downtown Columbus, Graceland Shopping Center, SR-315, I-71/I-70. As a guest has commented in their review, "You feel like you're in the middle of Nowhere and you're minutes from Everything" It is uniquely located and very convenient for most events.

What makes this cabin unique

The Olentangy Inn is a very peaceful and private place for family reunions, birthday celebrations, OSU football parties and a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is uniquely located and very convenient for most events. The Olentangy Bike path is minutes from the Inn, there is a beautiful miles long footpath along the river, the 2000sf deck is the place to be morning noon or night and there really is something for everyone at The Olentangy Inn.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Clintonville, Ohio

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed , Master Bedroom with 2 Queen Beds and a Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , King Therapedic Bed with Scenic Views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.633333 based on 30 reviews
Leawood, KS

Perfect for a Family Reunion!

  • 4 of 5

The Olentangy Inn was a perfect place for nine of us to stay in for a recent family reunion. There was plenty of room when other family members joined us to just hang out. Lots of areas to sit and talk, a deck for the kids to play on, and the deer were great entertainment! It rained the whole weekend, so we couldn't get out and explore the area around the inn but it was a lovely setting and I would definitely recommend it for similar groups.

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

Beautiful location, some downsides

  • 4 of 5

Janet's house is like an oasis in the heart of Columbus. It's very central and conveniently located for getting to just about anywhere in town, while also being very secluded in a beautiful bit of woods right by the Olentangy river. It's also a very large house with four big bedrooms, lots of living space, and a huge, gorgeous deck. And Janet is a very friendly hostess.

There are some downsides you should be aware of. Janet does not provide some things I think are pretty standard even with much less expensive rentals. She does *not* provide toilet paper, dishwasher detergent, or laundry detergent. She showed me where previous guests had left some things behind including four rolls of toilet paper, so we didn't actually have to rush to the grocery store to get toilet paper. But it's something to be aware of. I think at this nightly rate, these amenities should be provided.

Also, this may just be bad luck for when we were there, but the in-sink disposal wasn't working and the hot tub wasn't heating. There are other signs of some deferred maintenance that is not in keeping with the overall quality of the house and property. Finally, you should be aware that Janet lives an attached portion of the house separated by a locked door. We still had full privacy and weren't disturbed by any noises from Janet's side.

Overall, this is a beautiful property; I've never stayed anywhere that felt so idyllic and secluded in Columbus. There's plenty of comfortable space for a large group. Just be aware that some details like provided amenities aren't as "premium" as you might expect for the nightly rate.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOW-- it's amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Words really cannot do justice to this wonderful place-you really have to experience it. It has everything you need for any kind of family gathering you need. It was close enough to shopping and other activities but while you were there you felt like you were out in the wilderness. The deer came to visit us several times a day looking for apples! We even saw a turtle one day. Janet was wonderful to work with and I cannot thank her enough.

We had 8 people staying here and it never felt crowded. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals. We loved sitting out at night and watching the lightning bugs. Hopefully we can return one day!

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a get-together

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay for a family wedding weekend. The common area is large, as is the deck, and it was perfect as a place for the immediate family (8 adults, 2 children) to stay, for the bride to get ready, and for a brunch for 40 people the morning after the wedding. The beautiful location in the woods made it a great place to take the wedding photos before we all left for the event. Seeing deer in the woods was an added bonus. Thank you Janet, for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect outdoor space

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a graduation party and were looking for a great space to entertain outdoors for friends and family, and the Olentangy Inn was exactly that. The deck is huge, feels so private, and fit everybody very comfortably (~30 people). The inside of the home is spacious with 4 rooms, tons of couch space, and a decently sized kitchen, which could easily fit as many people.

Janet was very nice and accommodating; however, it did take about 10 days to get a response, which was a little unsettling just before our visit. The only reason we couldn't give a full 5 stars was that while we did have the entire space to ourselves, we were a little surprised to find out that Janet lives on-site in a separate portion of the house, which made it feel a bit less like our own private place. She did, however, do a fantastic job of making sure the deck was spotless and looked beautiful with spring flowers.

  • Review Submitted: 19/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner on site for any questions, great place and convenient location 20 min from OSU

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space, quiet, lovely deck. Stayed with 3 young adult sons plenty of room to sprawl, perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bob's Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
OSU Scarlett & Gray
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Route 315
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bob Evans


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$269.56
Pet Fee AU$269.56
Property Damage Insurance AU$79.52
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$539.12

Guests can schedule additional hours from the standard 4pm-11am check-in/out time when available at $50/hr. Also, guests may use certified checks or as payment. All payments are non-refundable and purchasing an insurance policy on your reservation is always encourage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made