Five miles west of Oberlin, Ohio(440) 965-8309


Welcome to Riverdog Retreat of Oberlin, Ohio


Exceptional Oberlin area accommodations in unique surroundings. Perfect as a comfortable, private base for visiting Oberlin College and the surrounding area. Great for reunions, creative retreats, workshops or romantic getaways. Winner of a 2010 Lorain County Beautiful Award!

Originally settled as a mid-19th Century farmstead, Riverdog sits on 20 beautiful and diverse acres overlooking the valley of the East Fork of the Vermilion River. It's distinctive rental units are located five miles west of Oberlin, Ohio and about 10 minutes south of the Ohio Turnpike.

Read a review of Riverdog Retreat on TripAdvisor. Check us out on Facebook. Listed in Ohio Magazine's Reader's Choice for romantic getaways. We host a few not-for-profit "roots music" concerts in our historic barn and gallery. For information, please see our music website: Riverdog Music. Guests staying at Riverdog are invited to attend the music barn performances without charge.

Our strip of the Vermilion River Watershed is rapidly becoming an exciting getaway area with an array of cultural and adventure activities highlighted by the thrilling zip line adventure Canopy Tours at the Common Ground Center just 1/2 mile upstream from Riverdog. To sign up for this unforgetable experience, contact Common Ground.

There are plenty of other activities within a short distance of Riverdog. River and lake kayaking and canoeing:The Loco 'Yak Shak and West River Paddle Sports. Cycling: Back Roads and Beaches. Hiking: Lorain County Metro Parks.

Come to the "wilds" of Northern Ohio...knock yourself out with an adventure filled day, have dinner at one of Oberlin's many fine restaurants just minutes away, watch the sun go down while you enjoy a fine beverage at Vermilion Valley Vineyards and then head to a peaceful night of sleep at Riverdog Retreat. For more pictures and specifics, including rates, please click the images below: