Murphin Ridge Inn

750 Murphin Ridge Road , West Union, OH 45693-9734 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

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Situated on the edge of the Appalachian foothills in Adams County, Ohio, the Murphin Ridge Inn and its surrounding 140 acres nestle you in the comfort of the countryside. No matter what the season, the Ridge is awash with color. The Inn offers a cozy stopping place in beautiful, natural surroundings. We invite you to explore our wooded trails and take along a picnic lunch prepared by our chef. Enjoy a game of tennis or relax by our seasonal pool. Read, nap, or play a game of croquet. If you must leave the Inn, take the short trip to historic Serpent Mound, the surrounding Amish community or other nearby attractions. As the sun sets, join us in our 1820s Farm House for dinner, where our chef prepares delicious, fresh regional cuisine. Then, when the candles dim, stroll back to the Guest House to read and chat with other guests in the great room or retire to one of our cozy, modern guest rooms, custom furnished by southern Ohio's master craftsman, David T. Smith. When the sun beckons, enjoy a full country breakfast in the Farm House before beginning another day. Murphin Ridge Inn is a perfect setting for creative work, writing, and conferences. We strive to cater to all our guests' needs. Whether you come for quiet or companionship, relaxation or inspiration, you will find it at Murphin Ridge Inn.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Luxury in a quiet, rural setting

5 on July 10, 2015

We enjoyed the private, quiet, luxury of our three-day weekend in early July. Breakfasts and dinners on the patio were excellent. During the days we enjoyed the pool, the trails as well as shopping in the Amish shops and a bit of hill-top golf.

Beautiful, relaxing, peaceful escape

5 on July 09, 2015

We loved our stay. This was our third trip to Murphin. The innkeepers Jerry & Paula are kind, helpful, and easy-going. The food is delicious and made from the freshest ingredients. The cabins are amazing - from the beautiful interiors, to the jetted-soaker tub, to the porch swing & rockers. It is everything we needed to unwind. We enjoyed the outdoor amenities - tennis, walking trails, pool, and lawn games. We can't wait to go back.

Always Excellent

5 on July 08, 2015

Have been coming for many years, multiple times per year. Never been disappointed. Love the uniqueness of the various seasons.

Charming, Peaceful Getaway

3.8 on June 30, 2015

The out of the way location made this Inn a quiet, restful retreat. Our room was very clean. The bed linens were a nice quality and the mattress very comfortable. The bathroom was large and also very clean. We got two great nights of sleep. We sat by the window and drank coffee in the morning as we looked out upon fields and mountains. A couple of deer came into view to add to the charm. Breakfast was very good. The homemade smoked sausage was delicious. There were several ways to handle the food offered, and I had plenty to accommodate a gluten, egg, and dairy free diet. Dinners were also delicious. Saturday night we reserved the smoked ribs. They were outstanding. I've never had ribs like that. The Innkeepers were friendly, helpful, and had a great sense of humor that made for delightful conversations. It was hot in the afternoon, so we went to the pool for a swim. They said the pool was four feet deep, but I don't think so. It was shallow and my feet touched the bottom when I tried to swim. However, the water was clean and felt good on the hot day so we just lolled around in the water for awhile. We liked our stay so much that we've just made reservations to return. That's the best recommendation I can think of.

Lovely mid-Ohio getaway

4.2 on May 28, 2015

We enjoyed our brief stay at Murphin Ridge and would recommend it to anyone traveling to the beautiful farmland of central Ohio. Thank you for a peaceful respite!

Seven year anniversary return to the scene of the crime

4.4 on May 28, 2015

Seven years ago my wife (second marriage for both) and I stayed at Murphin Ridge on our honeymoon. We heard that the Inn had changed hands and were concerned about whether the qualities we loved about the place remained. By and large they have. The breakfast was excellent. The grounds continue to be exceedingly well maintained. It is a quiet retreat place where there is little to but connect - and we found many other couples in second marriages and young couples doing just that. Nearby hiking, Amish shops and serpent's mound are all good opportunities to extend the connection. The new owners are down to earth people who work to make the stay convivial. The Memorial Day dinner was a barbecue, which was fine but very casual, we did not sample the usual fare.

Natural beauty abounds

4.4 on May 28, 2015

If your expectations are in the right place prior to your stay, you will be pleased with your decision to lodge at Murphin Ridge Inn. If you want a break from technology, stay at Murphin Ridge Inn (no television sets in the cabins and slow internet). If you want to hike on flatter ground, stay at Murphin Ridge Inn. If you want to experience semi-Amish hospitality in the land of the Amish, stay at Murphin Ridge Inn. If you want to be miles away from civilization, stay at Murphin Ridge Inn. The cabins are comfortable; the food is tasty; and the experience is refreshing.

YOU should stay here!

4.6 on May 16, 2015

My wife and I have stayed at MANY B+B's. This one ranks right near the top. The grounds are great, fire pit is a nice addition, as is the tennis court. Breakfast and dinner were great! Thanks to Kelly for guiding us to some great places to hike, and to Britany for outstanding service and making our stay so memorable!

Murphin Ridge Inn

5 on May 13, 2015

The cabins are great! Nice and peaceful! We like going to the Murphin Ridge Inn for a quick getaway. It's close to Cincinnati so it's easy to get to but you feel like you are far from home! The grounds are beautiful and staff are great! Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway.


5 on May 10, 2015

This was a wonderful place! So peaceful and romantic. A really lovely area. I would recommend it to anyone. And GREAT food!

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Location Type



Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, TV, VCR, Videos, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekend, 2 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are secured with credit card or check. We charge a deposit equal to one night's stay.
  • Cancellations: Murphin Ridge is a small country inn and our policy is to not overbook rooms or cabins. Reservations cancelled 15 days or less prior to a scheduled stay will result in a loss of the deposit, unless the room or cabin can be rented by the Murphin Ridge Inn. In all cases, a $25.00 handling fee will be charged. Reservations secured with Gift Certificates are treated the same as the above policy, deductions will be made from face value of the certificate. Now shows will be charged full price of lodging for the reserved stay.



Gerald and Paula Schutt

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Ask our Chef !