Shawnee Resort & Conference Center Circa 2002


 

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"Shawnee Resort. On the top of a rolling hill, high amongst the hardwoods, sits a flagstone and cedar lodge. Where the spirited Shawnee Indian tribes once roamed. Where tables and chairs are intricate works of art. And where the past harmonizes with the present."

 

Circa 2002- 2006

Welcome to Shawnee Resort & Conference Center

Nestled in the hills and hollows of the 63,000-acre Shawnee forest, you will find Shawnee Resort & Conference Center. We offer a range of vacation attractions and amenities from golfing along the banks of the Ohio River, to taking a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool. There are 65 miles of adjacent hiking trails, ideal for avid hikers or photographers looking to capture wildlife and wildflowers on film.

Shawnee Resort & Conference Center features a cedar and flagstone lodge with 50 rooms, 25 two bedroom cottages, the O-Yee-Huh Restaurant cocktail lounge and gift shop. For group gatherings, we feature fully equipped meeting rooms that accommodate up to 450, professional on-site meeting planners and a full variety of planned or customized packages. 

We are open year-round.

 



 

Shawnee Lodge Accommodations

Shawnee Resort and Conference Center offers modern amenities in a casual atmosphere. Each guestroom features a private balcony and each cottage has a screened-in porch. There are two main types of accommodations: Lodge Rooms and Cottages. Five lodge rooms and three cottages are ADA compliant.

Lodge Rooms

The Lodge features 50 guestrooms. All lodge rooms are air-conditioned and have satellite television, AM/FM alarm clock radios, telephones, bathtubs and a private balcony. Video players and videos are available for rent at the Front Desk. Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge.

10 King Rooms with one king-size bed and a recliner.

10 Bunk Rooms with two double beds and two single bunk beds.

30 Double Rooms with two double beds.

Cottages

We have 25 two bedroom cottages. All cottages have air-conditioning, gas fireplaces, satellite television, AM/FM alarm clock radios, telephones, linens and kitchens equipped to meet the majority of your cooking needs. There are 23 standard cottages, three of which are ADA compliant, and two deluxe cottages with a hot tub in a screened in porch.

Please note that our lodge, in accordance with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, provides a smoke-free environment to park guests. We ask that this non-smoking policy be observed in all public areas, including the Dining room. We thank you for your cooperation.

The Resort is a liquor permit holder, and in accordance with the Ohio Liquor Laws, alcoholic beverages purchased off premises are not permitted. Again, we thank you for your cooperation. 

 



 



Shawnee Golf Course

Activities Overview

Our property is located within the 63,000-acre Shawnee Forest, the largest of Ohio's twenty state forests. Within the park and forest there are countless things to do, including boating, fishing, hiking, golfing, or picnicking

On-Property and In-Park Activities

Roosevelt and Turkey Creek Lakes offer public beaches for swimming and boating for rowboats, canoes and boats with electric motors only. Rowboats and canoes are available for rental at Turkey Creek Lake. Boaters may spend a day on the Ohio River with access from the park's marina facility.

For those who prefer their exercise on dry land, the park offers a 50-mile backpack trail and nature center. The lodge offers tennis, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, game room, exercise room, playground, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and whirlpool.

Moreover, with the Ohio River providing a dramatic backdrop, our 18-hole championship golf course is as scenic as it is challenging!

Children's Activities

During the summer months, our recreation staff offers many activities for the younger set as well as activities for the whole family. Activities include hayrides, arts and crafts, greased watermelon races, pool games, marshmallow roasts, parachute games and storytelling.

The Park

Our property is located within the 63,000-acre Shawnee Forest, the largest of Ohio's twenty state forests. Within the park and forest there are countless things to do including; boating, fishing, hiking, golfing, or picnicking. The park also offers nature programs throughout the summer months. For more information on park activities or programs, please contact the park at 740.858.6652

 

ON-PROPERTY & IN-PARK ACTIVITIES

With our state park marina right on the river, there is plenty of recreational boating and guests using their own boats to come visit the park. The river is also only part of the water activities we offer. Turkey Creek and Roosevelt Lakes are the sites of two swimming beaches, and rentals of canoes, kayaks and paddleboats.

For those who prefer their exercise on dry land, the park offers a 50-mile backpack trail and a nature center. The lodge offers tennis, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, game room, exercise room, playground, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and whirlpool.

Moreover, with the Ohio River providing a dramatic backdrop, our 18-hole championship golf course is as scenic as it is challenging!

Children's Activities

During the summer months, our recreation staff offer many activities for the younger set as well as activities for the whole family. Activities include hayrides, arts and crafts, greased watermelon, pool games, marshmallow roast, parachute games and storytelling.

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NEARBY ACTIVITIES, ATTRACTIONS AND POINTS OF INTEREST

Within a short drive of the resort, activities abound, such as:

Portsmouth Floodwall Murals

More than 2,000 feet of floodwall space dedicated to the depiction of the Portsmouth area's history by internationally known muralist Robert Dafford. The murals can be viewed along Front Street within walking distance of the historic Boneyfiddle District. More information and tours are available by calling the Portsmouth Convention and Visitors Bureau at 740.353.1116 .

Ben's Happy Trails

Enjoy horseback riding? Ben's is the place to go. Located approximately 15 minutes from the Resort, Ben's has Horses, ponies and hayrides available. Please call for appointment or for more information at 740.372.2702.

Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center

The museum located in downtown Portsmouth, Ohio, presents a 10-month schedule of changing exhibits ranging from fine arts to history and the humanities. The museum's permanent collections also include the Carl Ackerman Collection of Historic Photographs, an enormous, photographic history of the area, the Anne Louise Stanton Antique Doll Head Collection, a comprehensive survey of the 19th century Golden Age of Dolls. For more information, please call 740.354.5629.

Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama

Beneath a canopy of stars you can see a dramatic presentation of the life of the legendary Shawnee leader, Tecumseh. Performed Monday-Saturday in Summer months. Call toll-free 866.775.0700 for more information and reservations.

Skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding. Located in Pike County. Approximately 45 minutes from Shawnee Resort. Call 888.774.2978.

Serpent Mound State Memorial
An earthen embankment nearly a quarter-mile long, is the largest and finest serpent effigy in North America. The mound represents a giant uncoiling snake. Archeologists don't know which of the area's prehistoric cultures built the effigy, or why. The details are a mystery. Located in Peebles, Ohio. Phone 937.587.2796 for more information.

Brush Creek Motorsports

This dirt racing track ( a high banked 3/8 mile), has seating capacity for 4000 people with a playground for those kids who aren't devoted race fans YET! Races are aired on the radio via a low watt station. Bring your head sets and tune in for all the highlights of the race and the drivers.

Ports Raceway

This is a 3/8 mile clay high banked track with seating for over 4,000 spectators with additional seating for 300 in the pit area. Regular weekly racing is held on Saturday nights with the following format: Late Models, Modified, Street Stocks, and Bombers. Special racing events include the Renegade STARS Racing Series and All Stars Circuit of Champions. P.R.P. is situated on 100 acres, where the Scioto River empties into the Ohio River, a very picturesque setting in the Ohio River Valley. .

 



 

The O-Yee-Huh Restaurant

While taking in the spectacular view of Turkey Creek Lake in the valley below, diners at Shawnee Resort can choose from a wide variety of traditional dishes and regional favorites.  Seating is available for 110 in the restaurant and for 55 in the lounge. 

Our dining room features table service in a casual atmosphere and live guitar music on Friday and Saturday evenings. 

Hours of Operation:

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Longer dinner hours are offered during season

Dress code casual. 
Reservations are not required.

 

Please note that our lodge, in accordance with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, provides a smoke-free environment to park guests. We ask that this non-smoking policy be observed in all public areas, including the Dining room. We thank you for your cooperation.
 

The Resort is a liquor permit holder, and in accordance with the Ohio Liquor Laws, alcoholic beverages purchased off premises are not permitted. Again, we thank you for your cooperation.

As a reminder, public areas (i.e. Upper and Lower Lobby Areas) are for the enjoyment of all guests. Our company policy requires that food be purchased through the resort and consumed only in the dining room, lounge or private meeting room. Therefore, no food is to be consumed in the public areas. Private meeting rooms are available through the Sales Office for larger gatherings.

 



 

 



Turkey Creek Lake

Shawnee Resort & Conference Center is approximately a 2-hour drive from Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio. Following are driving directions from Columbus and other common points of origin.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Cincinnati, OH
1. Take I-275 to Route 32 east at Batavia exit
2. Follow 32 east to Route 247 south at Seaman
3. Take 247 south into West Union
4. In West Union turn left onto Route 125 east
5. Follow Route 125 east 22 miles to the Resort

From Columbus, OH
1. Take Route 23 south to Portsmouth
2. In Portsmouth turn right onto Route 52 west
3. Follow 52 west 7 miles to Route 125 west
4. Follow Route 125 west 7 miles to the Resort

From Charleston / Huntington, WV
1. Take I-64 to Route 52 west
2. Take 52 west past Portsmouth 7 miles to Route 125 west
3. Follow Route 125 west 7 miles to Resort

From Lexington, KY
1. Take Route 68 north to Route 52 east at Aberdeen, OH
2. Take Route 52 east 45 miles to Route 125 west
3. Follow Route 125 west 7 miles to Resort

From Cleveland, OH
1. Take I-71 South to Columbus
2. Take I-270 east exit
3. Take US 23 south exit
4. Follow US 23 to Portsmouth, OH
5. Turn right onto US 52 west
6. Follow US 52 west 7 miles to Route 125 west
7. Follow Route 125 west 7 miles to Resort

From Detroit, MI
1. Take I-75 south to exit 156 (US 68/OH 15 E)
2. Turns into 15 east, which turns into US 23 south
3. Follow US 23 south to OH 750. Turn left onto OH 750
4. Take I-71 south to Exit 101 (I-270 East)
5. From I-270 east take US 23 south exit.
6. Travel on US 23 south to Portsmouth, OH
7. Turn right onto US 52 west
8. Follow US 52 west 7 miles to Route 125 west
9. Follow Route 125 west 7 miles to Resort

From Pittsburgh, PA
1. Take I-79 south to I-70 west
2. From I-70 west take I-270 south
3. From I-270 south take US 23 south
4. Travel on US 23 south to Portsmouth, OH
5. Turn right onto US 52 west
6. Follow US 52 west 7 miles to Route 125 west
7. Follow Route 125 west 7 miles to Resort

 



 

 

Xanterra Parks & Resorts Environmental Action

THE XANTERRA PARKS & RESORTS' COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

At Xanterra Parks and Resorts, we believe that there are few more formidable - or more complex tasks ahead of us than that of reaching a balance between business and the natural environment. Ultimately, our planet's - as well as our very own well being depend upon the continued health of natural systems. The businesses that are best able to work "with" natural systems rather than degrading them will rise to the top in the global marketplace, securing a future for themselves and for succeeding generations. To put it simply, it is impossible for business to be economically sustainable without being ecologically stable.

That is why we are a company based upon "values" that reflect an environmental ethic and social conscience - for the long term. We are taking the lead in this call and are implementing comprehensive environmental initiatives that protect the natural heritage of some of the most scenic areas of our country - the mountains, rivers, deserts, and their fragile ecosystems.

We know that our commitment to the environment is ongoing, will take constant work, and will always need improving. Simply, we know we're not perfect. But we will continue to strive to protect natural resources, taking steps toward protecting the quality of life for our guests, our employees, our children - and the entire planet.

Xanterra's environmental efforts can generally be divided into two categories:

a. Towards Sustainability - what we do to develop the most environmentally sound resort operations;

b. Improving the World Around Us - what we do to support and promote environmental protection, activism, and preservation outside of our operations.

Our intention is to let you know what we have done and what we plan to accomplish. We hope that you feel good about visiting our resorts, knowing that not only will we take exemplary care of you, but also your environment.

SHAWNEE RESORT'S EFFORTS TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY

At Shawnee Resort & Conference Center, we have been working on the development and implementation of a range of environmental programs. They include:

Integrated pest management.

Environmentally friendly purchasing.

More than 60 tons of materials recycled annually.

Installation of 1.6 gallon toliets in all guest rooms.

Replacement of out-dated broiler technology with energy efficient water heaters.

Project Planet information in each of our guestrooms.

Recycling bins for aluminum cans in all of our guestrooms.

HVAC system converted to an energy efficient system that includes a heat recovery wheel for returning wasted heat from the indoor pool to heat the Lodge.

Use of Energy Star to reduce energy needed to power all computers in lodge.

Mulching all grass clippings to reduce yard waste.

IMPROVING OUR WORLD

We are a member of the "Green" Hotels Association - an organization that encourages, promotes and supports the "greening" of the hotel industry and brings together hotels interested in environmental issues such as water and energy conservation and solid waste reduction.

 

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