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

A "babymoon" to remember!

4.8 on June 21, 2016

We headed to Murphin Ridge Inn to celebrate our "final hurrah" as a couple without kids, and boy was it worth the trip! We stayed in the Inn, and our room was clean and much bigger than the pictures on the website make it look! :) The food was incredible; we NEVER went hungry. All of the other guests were pleasant and talkative and fun to get to know, and our in-room massages were glorious. Thoroughly enjoying my robe and Amish pickles (from the pre-baby getaway package that they added to our room when we told them we were getting away for our "babymoon"!)! Thank you Murphin Ridge Inn, we will definitely be back!! Pro tip: If you like hiking, definitely check out the Buzzardroost Rock hike in the Edge of Appalachia Preserve. And if you are visiting in late summer/early fall, definitely head to the Chapparal Prairie to see all the beautiful blooms! Serpent Mound is a cool place to visit at the summer and winter solstices. Most importantly, enjoy!!!

Expectations Exceeded...Again!

5 on June 20, 2016

My wife and I just completed our 3rd visit to "The Ridge", and were so very pleased with entire experience! This has become our "go-to" place when we need a getaway, and need time to relax and recharge. The staff was amazing, and the dining out of this world. Jerry's work behind the smoker and wood fired pizza oven is something not to be missed....not to mention his fried chicken! Already anticipating our next visit! Special thanks for an outstanding job! Doug Alliston

Murphin ridge

5 on June 12, 2016

Great place to relax and enjoy really good food.

A gem of a retreat

4.8 on June 07, 2016

Spent 2 delightful days at the Murphin Ridge Inn. It takes a bit of effort to find and get there, but it is worth it. Lovely scenery, quiet, quaint and great staff. The accommodations are simple, but comfortable. The food is excellent, tasty and fresh, the highlight of the visit. Innkeepers Gerald and Paula are like family. We will go back again.

Awesome 15th anniversary weekend

4.8 on June 05, 2016

If you want to get off the grid for a nice relaxing weekend, you must visit this hidden gem in southern Ohio. Owners and staff are very down to earth people and friendly. Cabins have a nice layout and include all u need. Scenery is amazing and plenty to do. Also, their menu maybe small bit the food is amazing!!! You will not be disappointed.

Perfect Getaway

5 on May 28, 2016

Murphin Ridge is a magical place that is perfect for a getaway. It was so much fun visiting the local Amish businesses, having a fabulous meal, and finally sitting around the evening bonfire.


4.0 on May 27, 2016

This was a very relaxing stay! Great place to relax and get away from everyday business. Food at the inndining room was great. Little pricey but quality was great.

Wonderful honeymoon getaway

5 on May 26, 2016

This was a perfect little weekend honeymoon getaway! The staff were wonderful and very helpful. The cabin was clean and very cute. And, well, Jacuzzi tub with a fire place is defiantly a bonus. We asked the waiter at breakfast a few good places to hike, and they didn't disappoint! Would recommend going into Peebles to the Green Beanery as well. We are planning on going back for our anniversaries to come ¿¿

Absolutely perfect getaway

5 on May 18, 2016

Wanted a getaway and found Murphin Ridge Inn the perfect place. The food was over the top great. We will have the brick oven pizza next time. The burger is the best you will ever have and the Saturday night ribs are a must! Recommend the hikers package for the lunch and the massage. It all just made for the perfect weekend for husband and wife. No wonder all the other guests we met said they had been there many times before. Put this place on your weekend schedule!

Relaxing and beautiful!

5 on May 15, 2016

It was the perfect getaway for my husband and I.

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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 !