An Hour’s Drive: Unique Vacation Rentals

Summer vacation season may be coming to end but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to enjoy a fun-filled, relaxing weekend getaway. These splurge-worthy vacation rentals are all within an hour’s drive from Cincinnati which means you’ll maximize your vacation time by minimizing travel time. These close-to-home properties have amenities and settings that are so extraordinary, you will feel as if you’re worlds away.

CITY

In the Heart of OTR
5 BR / 3.5 BA house with rooftop deck
From $574/night

Enjoy your stay in this spacious modern home with beautiful views of the neighborhood. Short walk to Washington Park, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati Ballet, Findlay Market, various bars & restaurants, and TQL Stadium – home of FC Cincinnati. Our property is centrally located, close to all there is to do in Cincinnati. Property includes latest technologies & features. SUPER clean. This 4-story house offers all there is to have in a Prime Location! Family and Friends, you will find this house to be fully accommodating.

Riverfront Oasis in Covington, KY
5 BR / 3 BA with rooftop deck
From $595/night

This River home is centrally located – and boasts three stories each with amazing panoramic river/skyline views. Guests will have access to 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths and a bonus loft. You will have 3 off street parking spots with 2 additional spots on Spring street. (Oversized 3 car garage available by special request.). It’s 2 minutes to I-71/75 and <15 min to CVG airport. Quick and easy access to Paul Brown, Great American, Mainstrasse, Newport Aquarium, Creation Museum, The Arc and Cincinnati Zoo. Over 1300sqft of outdoor deck space including outdoor table, chairs and grill!

Industrial Loft in East End Entertainment District
1 BR / 1 BA with deck
From $150/night

Brand new industrial loft in up-and-coming East End Entertainment & Garden District. Hip, open floorplan, private rooftop deck. Walkable community w/ Eli’s BBQ, HiMark, EMMA Wine and more! Bike, run, kayak, boat right here! Super convenient to town, UC, Riverbend, Coney Island, Belterra Casino (all just 10 min. away) Private off-street parking, on bike path, next to waterfront parks.

Vintage Vision in OTR
1 BR / 1.5 BA with private balcony
From $118/night

Nestled on the west side of OTR, this stylish and cozy unit is the perfect place for your next getaway. Whether in town for an FC game or just looking for a little change of scenery, this 1 bedroom 1 1/2 bath unit offers both comfort and luxury! Located on the 3rd floor of the Vaughn Lofts building, a 160 year old building on the West end of Over-the-Rhine. Carefully curated with a palette of soft blush and gray hues with luxe finishes, you will love the historical character throughout. Exposed brick, original (but refinished) wood floors, pocket doors, and an abundance of natural light make this unit truly one of a kind!

COUNTRY

Red Fox Ridge Cabin Retreat in Butler, Kentucky
3 BR / 2 BA log cabin set on the Licking River
From $193/night

Unwind at this secluded idyllic retreat nestled quietly at the end of a wooded country road, along a rolling creek. This 170-year-old cabin was originally two cabins erected in the 1850s. In the 1970s, artist Jim Simon dismantled the log cabins (taking care to label each log) and re-erected them on the Simon Family Farm in Pendleton County. Red Fox Ridge was named for the red fox sometimes spotted running the ridge overlooking the river. Lots of history to be shared and made! Come stay a while.

Anderson Township Historic 1860s Farmhouse
5 BR / 4 BA and a pool and lovely gardens
From $750/night

If you are looking for a quiet retreat/gathering, this historic 1860s farmhouse has all the modern amenities, yet all the charm you are seeking. This amazing 4200 square foot house is situated on 3 beautiful acres. It features award-winning flower gardens with pathways, a Zen garden with a stone therapy foot labyrinth, heated saltwater pool (open and heated from about May 1st until October 1st), pergola, catch and release stocked fishing pond, nature trails and so much more!

Luxury Guest Suite on 35 Acre Estate with Incredible Amenities
1 BR / 1 BA with access to pool and more
From $189/night

This private luxury suite is situated a 35 acre quiet, picturesque, country estate. Ideal for a romantic getaway or an outdoor enthusiast looking for something exceptional. From amazing views at the pool, fishing dock, and private hot tub to the upscale interior you’ll find it all here! Located just minutes from Loveland or Milford historic bike trail or for city nightlife just 20- 30 minutes to downtown Cincinnati to see the Cincinnati Reds or Riverbend music center.

Rambling River House in Villa Hills, KY
6 BR / 3 BA with private pool
From $649/night

This lovely river home is literally on the banks of the Ohio River on a 2-acre lot of land, only 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati and CVG airport. A perfect for family reunions, wedding parties, or a simple, quiet week away, this spacious property sleeps 14 people. Sip wine as you watch the sunset, go for a swim in the pool, build a driftwood fire on the beach, take out the paddleboards, or explore the 2-mile long bird sanctuary next door. Only 6 miles (10 minutes) from downtown Cincinnati!

Kings Island Loft with Brewery, River, and Bike Trail in Mainville, OH
2 BR / 2 BA on the Little Miami River
From  $206/night

Rare opportunity to stay along the Little Miami River and the Loveland Bike Trail at a property rich in history and character- the recently converted 100+ year-old Peters Cartridge Factory. Nestled only a mile from Kings Island, and along the bike trail and Little Miami River. Located in the same building as Cartridge Brewing Company. Property has an exercise room, connected to 78 miles of walking paths, beach access to river, shared outdoor firepit, thousands of newly planted trees, and so much more!

Tranquility Farm & Lake in Hillsboro, OH
4 BR / 4 BA on a working Angus cattle farm
From $327/night

Nestled amongst thriving Amish & Mennonite communities of Southern Ohio and just minutes to all the outdoor activities Rocky Fork State Park offers. You will have your very own private retreat! Tranquility Farm is an actual working farm in the rolling hills of Hillsboro, OH. Soak in the hot tub overlooking the fully-stocked pond – also good for fishing! Enjoy the outdoor fire pit while gazing at stellar constellations at night. Boat, swim, and hike at Rocky Fork, just 10 minutes away.

Nature Spa House with Private Pool & Pond in New Richmond, OH
3 BR / 2 BA in a beautiful natural setting
From $414/night

Bring your pets so the entire family can relax and recreate at this peaceful retreat. Kick back at the pool, hot tub, and sauna. Excellent home for entertaining indoors and out with an open living area, gourmet kitchen, stone fireplace, and living room and dining room that walk out to a large private deck. Appreciate nature with 10 acres to explore including a stocked pond, and a creek on the property. Work out in the fitness center. Have fun with bumper pool, darts, air hockey, and tabletop shuffleboard.

HOUSEBOAT

Take Five Houseboat on the Ohio River in Dayton, KY
3 BR / 1.5 BA
From $210/night

The Take Five houseboat is located at a marina on the Ohio River. The houseboat sleeps six to eight with three bedrooms and a pull out couch. Equipped with marine toilets (that means no paper in them). Men’s and women’s bathrooms with full showers are provided at the marina. There is a fully equipped galley kitchen. Close proximity to the river cities of Covington and Cincinnati. Note: This boat does not leave dock, but guests are welcome to use the upper deck as well as other areas of the boat.

Safe travels!

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