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ABOUT

Murphin Ridge Inn serves as a respite from daily life nestled in the heart of Southern Ohio's Amish country. With a variety of accommodations, you are sure to find the perfect match for your get away.

Established in the Spring of 1987, The Murphin Ridge Inn is more than a place to stay, it's a place to experience. From our highly regarded restaurant to our general store, we offer the opportunity to step back and unwind and take in the amazing surroundings and local Amish culture.

Whether you visit for the weekend or a longer stay, we have a many on-site activities + quick access to our local community and all it has to offer.

Be sure to visit our About page to learn more about all of the options we offer here at Murphin Ridge Inn.

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SEASONS AT MURPHIN RIDGE INN

Seasons
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Spring ... Summer ... Fall ... Winter, each season has its own special pleasure for Midwest getaways at Murphin Ridge Inn!

Spring

Spring on Murphin Ridge breathes new life into the wintered soul. Columbine and trillium dot the paths of the walking trails from late March to early May. Spring greens from the garden make appearances in salads for Easter dinner and Mother's Day weekend.

Summer

Enjoy the outdoors during a summer visit to Murphin Ridge Inn. Spend some time in our pool or take a stroll and you might even catch a red-tail hawk dancing in the sky or see a family of whitetail deer grazing in the early morning hours. If you get an itch for recreation, play a game of tennis or croquet.

Iced cold tea and raspberry tea are always on hand, so find a shady spot and just relax.  If you desire an adult beverage, please feel free to come up to the front desk and check out our drink menu.  Fresh fruits and vegetables from the Inn garden and other local farms grace the dinner plates. Enjoy an old-fashioned Fourth of July on the Ridge or treat dad to a relaxing Father's Day.

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Fall

This just might be the most picturesque season in Adam's County and the surrounding area. The Inn's Dining House, Guest House, and Woodland Cabins are nestled in groves of sugar maples and oaks, which give rise to breathtaking fall foliage. As the temperatures begin a steady decline, it is a perfect time for fall vacations, to hike the trails and return to the fire pit for stargazing and ghost stories.

Fall brings a crispness to the Ridge. Thanksgiving heralds a gracious and glorious meal with all the pleasures of home without the trouble of cooking and cleaning. Relax and enjoy your family!

Winter

Winter vacation in Ohio at the Inn is calm and peaceful. Enjoy a silent walk through freshly fallen snow. Warm your feet by the fireplace and sip slowly from a mug of hot cider or homemade hot chocolate. Bring in the New Year at the Inn.

The evening always has a quiet charm that makes for a romantic and pleasurable way to begin a new year.

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INN ACTIVITIES

Whether you want to lounge on the Inn's hammock, splash in the swimming pool, or spend your days exploring the countryside, Murphin Ridge Inn is the perfect Midwest vacation spot for you.

For a variety of interests on family or group vacations, the Inn has tennis courts, croquet, and shuffleboard. On those hot, steamy summer days, take a dip in the pool that overlooks rolling farmland. The chef can pack you a hearty box lunch for a hike on our scenic trails, so take your time and enjoy the views.

On romantic Ohio getaways at the Inn, schedule a massage in your room or cabin by calling 877-687-7446. Take time to explore the Gift Shop on the Inn's property. Fine gifts and art created by local artists are featured. Don't leave without homemade Inn Granola or Foggy Bottom Pancake Mix.

Relax in an Adirondack chair and enjoy the nightly fires in the outdoor fire pit. Watch as the fire becomes the only light for miles around and the sunset gives way to the celestial night sky.

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS, PARKS & RECREATION

Listed below are several local attractions to visit while on an Ohio vacation at Murphin Ridge Inn.

Serpent Mound built by the Adena people between 800 B.C. and 100 A.D., is famous worldwide as the largest and finest serpent effigy in the United States. Nearly a quarter of a mile long, the mound appears to represent an uncoiling serpent. A museum on the grounds features exhibits of the mound and the geology of the surrounding area. For more information call 937-587-2796.

Adams Lake State Park permits fishing and boating (non-powered and electric motors only) on their 47-acre lake. Picnic tables and restrooms are located throughout the 95-acre park. An adjacent prairie, rich in natural diversity, provides hiking trails. Contact Adams Lake Nature Preserve at 937-544-9750

Chaparral Prairie features a ½ mile hiking trail and is located about 3 miles northwest of West Union on Hawk Hill Road, just off Chaparral Road. 937-544-9750

Davis Memorial, an 88-acre nature preserve with rugged dolomite cliffs, numerous species of rare plants, rich forests, and prairie openings, is located near Peebles on Davis Memorial Road, 2½ miles east of Steam Furnace Road.

Edge of Appalachia Preserve nature preserve is owned and managed by the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science and the Nature Conservancy. Lynx Prairie Preserve contains over 250 species of plants, many typical of prairies and grasslands west of the Mississippi. Peak bloom is in August. A trail entrance is located behind East Liberty Church off Tulip Road, near Lynx. Buzzard Roost Rock Preserve, named for the turkey vultures or "buzzards" that soar overhead, offers scenic vistas from this overlook in the hills high above Ohio Brush Creek. A gravel parking area is at the eastern end of Weaver Road, off St. Rt. 125. 937-544-2188 The preserve’s Eulett Center is available for community and business meetings, educational programs and more - located on Wagoner Riffle Rd. off St. Rt. 125 south of West Union.

Hilltop Golf Course, an 18-hole course, is open year-round. For reservations and cart rental call 937-549-2904

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Local Attractions
AMISH STORES & BUSINESSES

These businesses are Amish owned and operated

J&L Greenhouse offers Hanging Baskets, Annuals, Starter Plants & Bulbs

Keim Family Market offers Amish baked goods, cheeses and lots of things made from trees! It is located just off the Appalachian Hwy (St. Rt. 32) at 2621 Burnt Cabin Road, near Seaman. (Try the Cashew Crunch!)

Miller’s Bakery, Bulk Food and Furniture features Amish home-baked breads, cookies, cakes, pies and rolls, a large selection of cheese and bulk foods, as well as handcrafted, solid oak furniture and wooden items. Miller’s is located at 960 Wheat Ridge Road.

Murphin Ridge Building Supplies is located on Murphin Ridge Road at its intersections with Wheat Ridge Rd. There are also a number of pallet shops and lumber mills in the area.

Raber’s Shoes and Saddlery specializes in Red Wing shoes, shoe repair, horse related items, such as saddles, bridles, halters, custom saddles, chaps and holsters. Raber’s is located at 1324 Duffey Rd.

SPECIALTY SHOPS

Local Favorites!

Murphin Ridge Gift Shop is located upstairs in the Dining House. As long as we are here, it is open for you to browse through our collection of local artwork, sensual spa products and some of our favorite books to read. You can also pick up some Murphin Ridge memorabilia as a memento until you’re back on the Ridge.

Blake Pharmacy on the Square features an old-fashioned soda fountain complete with a 5-cent Coca Cola. Blake’s is located on the Square in West Union.

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