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Scatter Ridge Retreat


The Scatter Ridge Retreat, with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, can sleep 13 guests or more. It borders Strouds Run State Park for outdoor recreation and is less than 15 minutes from Athens. The Retreat is cozy for a couple, yet roomy for large groups. Multiple or large vehicles will have  no trouble getting in and out of the large gravel parking area.


There is walk-in access to state park trails, one which is perfect for those with young children. A less than five-minute drive will take guests to the park's Dow Lake at Strouds Run State Park for swimming, boating (bring your own or rent pontoons, kayaks, paddleboards, and pedal boats!), fishing, mountain biking, hunting, and hiking.


Need to venture in town? It doesn't take long to get groceries or dine on a delicious meal at one of Athens County's reputable locally-owned dining establishments. Breweries and wineries are located in both town and rural settings. Uptown Athens has shops with unique gifts, jewelry, and clothing as well as the historical Ohio University campus.


Another option is not going anywhere!  With an outdoor bar, large yard, fire ring, and multiple sitting areas close to nature, there is no need.  If weather keeps you inside, enjoy the hot tub, gas fireplace, and provided movies, music, and games.


The Retreat is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, university parents and alumni, couples, and one or more families. Hope to see you soon!


  • Master suite with a queen sized bed, private bathroom with tub and plenty of closet space

  • A second bathroom, with walk-in shower, also on the main floor

  • Second main floor bedroom has a queen sized bed and large closet

  • Lower level has two bedrooms with closets — one with two twin beds, the other with a single twin and twin bunkbedds

  • Second living room on lower level, with games and movies--perfect for kids and teens

  • Large, well-stocked kitchen with dishwasher, dining room, and living room with gas fireplace


  • Attached screened porch has a beautiful country view, with living area and generous sized hot tub

  • Covered front porch with furniture

  • Spacious yard and parking area

  • Open back patio on lower level with outdoor bar, gas grill, and comfy furniture

  • Wifi provided​

Reservation Information:

  • Two night minimum--see reservation calendar for rates

  • Email or call to ask about our Extended Stay Discount

  • ALL RATES BASED ON SIX GUESTS – $25 extra per additional guest per night

  • Deposit of half the total is due when reservation is approved; balance due prior to arrival

  • Sorry --This rental is NOT PET-FRIENDLY 

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