Selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of the top 54 Inns in the U.S. and achieving a prestigious spot on the National Geographic Geotourism MapGuide—this prize-winning Ohio bed and breakfast welcomes you to 142 acres of four-season beauty. Murphin Ridge Inn showcases a Guest House with 10 spacious rooms - some with fireplaces, some with porches - and nine romantic cabins, each with fireplace, two person whirlpool, two person shower and porch. All are decorated with handmade furniture created in the workshop of local artisan, David T. Smith. The 1828 farmhouse features three dining rooms with original fireplaces and our gift shop. Enjoy award-winning regional cuisine, in season, gathered from the Inn's gardens and neighboring farms. View the Appalachian foothills, enjoy the night sky by the bonfire, and visit local Amish Shops, the Edge of Appalachia Preserve, Serpent Mound State Memorial, and the Highlands Nature Sanctuary. The Inn has an outdoor pool, hiking, bird-watching, tennis, lawn games and more. Golf is nearby. Perfect for retreats, reunions, and conferences.
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- Inkeepers Pets: Outside Only
- Pet Friendly: No
- Smoking Policy: Smoke-Free
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Inn Amenities Refine Search: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Wine/Spirits available
Food & Wine
The Spurgeon’s home, built in 1826, has been converted into a charming and intimate Dining House. Join us for dinner by candlelight in one of our three dining rooms. In the fall and winter, cozy up to the hearth, and in the spring and summer dine on the patio among the flower and herb gardens. Dress is comfortable and casual, but the food is elegant.
The restaurant is open to the public from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Inn guests staying Sunday and Monday are usually served dinner around 6:30 p.m.
Your stay at Murphin Ridge Inn includes a bountiful country breakfast, which is included in the price of your room or cabin. Lovingly prepared from scratch baked goods and delicious house specialties, such as Foggy Bottom Pancakes, Cream biscuits with Sausage Gravy, and Farmer’s Scramble. Inn made granola, fresh squeezed orange juice, and fresh fruit complete the menu. Breakfast is served from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every morning.
- Meals Offered: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Breakfast: Complimentary
- Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables
- Breakfast Service: Full
- Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
Rooms & Suites
Jerry and Paula Schutt, of Murphin Ridge Inn invite guests to leave their cares at home.
Come enjoy our Cabins---For Lovers of Life: Our cabins offer privacy for romance or retreat. Relax on the front porch in your rocking chairs. These cabins are furnished with a Queen or King size bed, elegant whirlpool, 6-jet shower and the wonderful furniture of David T. Smith. You'll also find a fireplace, CD player, coffee maker, wet bar, mini fridge, and hair dryer. Call us for more information about the Woodland Cabins and our Guest House rooms.
Murphin Ridge Inn, a perfect spot for pleasure and relaxation, is nestled in Southwestern Ohio’s Amish country. Situated on 142 acres of rolling woodland and farmland with breath-taking vistas of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Murphin Ridge Inn is the ideal spot for a romantic getaway, family vacation or business retreat. The Guest House offers ten guest rooms, each furnished with custom handmade furniture of David T. Smith, one or two queen-size beds, a full private bath and air conditioning. Enjoy the Guest House, which includes a large gathering room, complete with TV, books, games and a piano. Murphin Ridge Inn also features nine hand-built Cabins with whirlpool tubs, three-sided fireplaces, king- or queen-size beds and air conditioning. Each cabin is an ideal romantic hideaway or a retreat for yourself. Make your reservation today and refresh with abandon. Sit on a rocking chair on the Guest House front porch with your feet up, sipping slowly from a glass of homebrewed raspberry iced tea. Explore the Inn’s hiking trailsand discover gorgeous waterfalls and historic vantage points. If the itch of adventure strikes you, drive through the small towns that surround the Inn and explore the antique and Amish handcraft and bakery shops.
Your innkeepers, Jerry and Paula Schutt, know how to make their guests feel at ease. From homemade muffins and cookies on arrival to welcoming and comfortable guest accommodations, let Murphin Ridge Inn make your time away from home memorable!
Be sure to check out the rave reviews Murphin Ridge Inn has received in Cincinnati Magazine, the Cincinnati Enquirer, National Geographic Traveler and Ohio Magazine.
- Accommodations: Cabins, Efficiency, Suites
- # Rooms: 19
- Beds: Queen, King
- Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Private Deck, Refrigerators, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi, Alarm Clocks
- Entertainment: Music Library
- Safes: In-Room, Front Desk
- Handicap Accessible: Limited
- Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
- Corporate Rates: Yes
- Front Desk/Security: Onsite
- Inn Amenities: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Business Center, GLBT Friendly, Green/Enviromentally Friendly, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits available
- Location Type: Rural
Weddings & Events
- Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Business Travel & Events
The quiet and natural surroundings at Murphin Ridge Inn make it an inviting spot for small group meetings and retreats. Our guests tell us the property is conducive to team building, priority setting and action planning. Tennis, hiking the woods, and the fire pit allow for downtime and rejuvenation. The owners and staff of Murphin Ridge Inn understand the importance of their guests’ comfort and provide service with a flair for meeting your groups’ needs.
Several options are available to meet your groups’ need for meeting space, including the Guest House Gathering Room and the five room Dining House. Weather permitting, you may find the Dining House porch or the shade of the old maple tree a perfect spot for your group to meet.
Murphin Ridge Inn provides special access to an on-site facilitator who is available to work with your group and assist you in developing the most effective agenda to facilitating your group/s throughout your event and meeting sessions.
One of the special features of holding your event at Murphin Ridge Inn is that you may choose to have your group be the only guests on-site during your event. With Murphin Ridge Inn as the setting for your event, individuals become more productive during goal setting, brainstorming, strategic planning, action planning and team building sessions. Return to your office with a sense of renewed energy and commitment to achieving solid results.
Contact us directly for more specific information regarding your groups’ event or submit the information form below to begin planning for your next event.
- Business Travel & Events Max Capacity: 18
- Total Rooms Sq Footage: 750
- Total Meeting Rooms: 2
- Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
- Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering
- Meeting Types: Retreats