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Delaware, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Constant Travelers, here is the straight story on Shawnee. GO THERE. You know and trust me as a trip advisor reviewer. I steered you right about the Outer Banks and now it is my pleasure to enlighten and encourage you to make this a must-stay on your casual travel bucket list. Every place has a vibe and Shawnee State Park...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We had read about the bed bugs, but friends said great things about this place so we thought we'd give them a chance. Upon arrival, we inspected everything and it seemed to be fine. We went with 3 other families. We had a great afternoon in the indoor pool. However, later that night, 3 of the 4 of us found...

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Robin M, General Manager at Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you experienced a problem during your visit. This is an issue that we would rather not have to discuss. We can give you honest assurance that we are taking every precaution that is available to us, by doing internal inspections, professional inspection by our pest control partners and continuing education and training. Thank you

dayton, ohio
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My family has been coming to Shawnee Lodge for 30 years now, and December was our most recent stay. The lodge is in the middle of lots of much-needed renovations right now, but is still familiar and welcoming. Our room was clean and comfortable, and the Christmas trees throughout the lodge were beautiful. There is a new menu in the...

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DeGraff
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My husband and I have stayed many times at the Shawnee Lodge when visiting family in the area and have always really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are very roomy and attractive but the 3rd floor which is the top floor, the rooms have vaulted ceilings which makes them appear even bigger.You enter on the 2nd floor to a very...

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Milford, Ohio
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took a one night getaway right before Christmas to the lodge and I must say it was beautifully decorated. We took advantage of an offer from the lodge for free breakfast ,cookies and an ornament and I must say it was well worth the visit. The service was wonderful and the staff is very friendly.

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Wilmington, Ohio
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My family has stayed here around Christmas ever year for over a decade and it has been gradually getting worse and worse. Room was pretty dirty and public bathrooms were really bad. Pool really needs updated and a lot of games in the game room and pool table in the bar were out of order. They seem to just be...

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2Thank Hollomotoman
Robin M, General Manager at Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us. I have spoken to the appropriate staff regarding the cleanliness of your guest room and restrooms. I am sorry to hear your dining experience was not satisfactory as our Smokehouse menu has had a tremendous positive response since the addition of the smoker and smoked items over the...

Falmouth, KY
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We visited Shawnee State Park October 2016 during the week. We took advantage of the "savvy sr." discount. Loved our room, king bed on 3rd floor! Everything was clean. The staff was friendly and very helpful with all questions we had. We only stayed one night, but plan on returning again. Would have loved swimming and relaxing in the indoor...

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Uniontown, Ohio
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at the Shawnee Lodge in October, and with the comfy rustic decor of the rooms and common areas it has a relaxing feel, and reminds me of the Fontana lodge on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, only close by in Ohio. When you look out the back of the lodge you feel...

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Cincinnati
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We always have fun at Shawnee! The cabins have everything we need and the lodge amenities are perfect! Everyone is very friendly and helpful. When in the Portsmouth area, don't stay at a regular hotel! Stay in the park!

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Williamsburg, Ohio
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I was shocked how good the food was! The entrees are large enough to sharen and deserts were awesome. The service was great, large window overlooking beautiful valley. A guitarist played through the evening which enhanced the evening! For the 60 mile drive, it was well worth it

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center, surrounded by the 63,000 acres of Shawnee Forest, is just two hours from either Columbus or Cincinnati. We offer 50 lodge guestrooms, each with a private balcony, perfect for a quiet and romantic weekend getaway or a fun-filled family reunion. Our 25 two-bedroom cottages each come with a fully equipped kitchen, full bath, living room, dining area and a screened-in porch. The O-Hee-Yuh Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner year-round. Our 18-hole championship golf course is diverse, challenging and exciting for golfers of all skill levels. Other activities you’ll find here include: boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking and camping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center

Address: 4404B State Route 125, Friendship, OH 45663
Region: United States > Ohio > Friendship
Price Range: RM516 - RM750 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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“We like to get a room facing the woods, it's more relaxing and private.”
 of 5 bubbles ritajmc, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“King bed with woods view was perfect! The lodge was pretty empty during the time we were there(Thursday night)”
 of 5 bubbles Wolfe03, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The second floor is the level of the parking lot and the lodge's lobby. Rooms face either the parking lot or the woods.”
 of 5 bubbles GulfTX, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay Away Terrible Condition”
 of 5 bubbles Dan6801, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some cabins involve a trek up/down a hill from the parking lot. Inquire when reserving.”
 of 5 bubbles DJM178, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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