labyrinth at hope springs, photography by eyes of wonder, iveagh mcgrath.jpg

About Us

Hope Springs Institute - nestled in the Appalachian foothills, just a 1-2 hour drive from Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Huntington and Charleston - is the ideal location to reflect, relax and renew


Hope Springs is adjacent to 100+ acres owned by the Arc of Appalachia,

allowing visitors to enjoy 130 acres of pristine wilderness.


A 501c3 non-profit retreat center, Hope Springs offers functional space and accommodations for private group retreats, meetings and corporate events. 


Hope Springs also sponsors transformational programming on topics including

empowered leadership and personal growth.

We nurture people + organizations who desire to make

a positive change in themselves and their communities

Living Space

  • 13 Bedrooms in Farmhouse, Studio and Cottage

  • Accommodations for up to 32 people

  • Round indoor meditation space with central sunken fire pit

  • 1,500 sq. foot octagonal studio (pictured at right)

  • All facilities equipped with A/C and heat

  • Comfortable, modern amenities

  • Commercial, fully-licensed catering kitchen

  • Serving gourmet farm-to-table meals

  • Dining for up to 60 inside and 40 outdoors

  • Alcohol-Free Environment


Our Property

  • 130 acre facility

  • 3 ponds

  • Walking and hiking trails

  • 11 circuit labyrinth 

  • Celtic grandmother's circle for meditation

  • Outdoor fire pit

  • Conservation rain gardens

  • Integrated Learning Landscape

  • The best of Ohio's Appalachia beauty