Hope Springs Institute is located 75 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio off of Highway 32 and 100 miles south of Columbus. We are in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by 130 acres of peace and tranquility.
Besides the beauty of its secluded forested setting, what makes Hope Springs special are its outstanding facilities.
|The Studio is an octagonal 1500 sq. ft. building with exquisitely finished maple hardwood floors, high skylights and spacious ceilings - evoking a reverent and tranquil response from guests and inviting yoga dance and conversation circles.|
|A second facility, Spirit House, is a round meditation and meeting space with a central sunken fire pit with supporting contemplative art at the outer edge of open space.|
Lodging is offered to guests in three locations, serving groups of 12-30 people in size, with single, double and queen size beds available. King size beds made up for couples upon request. Four beautiful suites, with the option of three beds in each, encircle the outer perimeter of the Studio. Each suite includes a bathroom. In addition, seven semi-private rooms are offered in a warm and hospitable old farmhouse building also housing the dining room and a covered porch complete with rocking chairs. The large stone fireplace in the farmhouse living room offers a cozy and friendly warmth on cool nights. There are three shared bathrooms in this facility. A two bedroom cottage with small refrigerators, microwave ovens and a shared bath is ideal for staff. Lastly, guests may venture outside in tepees and tents enjoying the seasonal sounds of nature.
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For Individuals, Couples or Groups 12 or less who wish to organize a self-service retreat near Hope Springs, please see the facilities offered by our sister organization, the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System. Their 2000-acre Highlands Nature Sanctuary, the largest of their eleven preserves, offers suites and group lodges equipped with self-service kitchens and dining rooms. Preserve gives access to 14 miles of beautiful nature trails leading into the Rocky Fork Gorge. Located approximately 30 miles north of Hope Springs. For more information, click here.
Hope Springs has a warm, community feel and artistic ambience throughout its complex. Guests feel physically and emotionally supported by the memorable community meals, their personal set of slippers and bathrobes waiting for them in their rooms, and the pleasures of a warm hot tub.
Meditate -- as you walk the labyrinth, wander through the meadows or hike the woodland trails.
Come Together -- for home-cooked meals and share stories around the warmth of a campfire.
Workshop supplies and some audio visual equipment are available for you. An office on the premises has a phone, copier and fax machine.
Add extras to your stay -- with advance notice, we can recommend a massage therapist, a yoga teacher or someone to help you plan your stay. The additional fee is determined by your needs.