Beechcliff is a historic turn-of-the-century hunting lodge that has been converted to an overnight nature retreat center for groups. Built in 1912, it served three generations of the Waddell family before being generously donated to the Sanctuary.
Lovingly remodeled to modern standards, Beechcliff carries forward a nostalgic ambiance of the early 1900’s, with gleaming wooden floors, antique Shaker furniture, and original wooden trim made from the now-extinct American chestnut tree. Walking into its entrance is like walking back to a quieter, more genteel time.
Beechcliff is an excellent space for groups, retreats, and workshops located 1.5 hours from Cincinnati and Columbus in southern Ohio. The facility is located on Cave Road, approximately 1/4 mile away from the Appalachian Forest Museum and within a close drive of most of our hiking trails.