Thursday, February 07, 2013

Lake Hope Lodge State Route 278 McArthur, Ohio

MQTlogoa Located in the beautiful hills of southeastern Ohio in Vinton County - Near Athens, Logan,Nelsonville.Lancaster, and Hocking Hills State Park.

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February 10, 2006 A fire destroyed the 56-year-old Hope Dining Lodge at Lake Hope State Park in Vinton County early this morning.

DSC_0004 Nov. 2012 – Exposed wood beams, photos from the Lake Hope area and the new

Lake Hope Lodge opens.
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Lake Hope State Park is located in Zaleski State Forest….A few of the vintage photos that adorn the walls of the lodge.


READ MORE about Zaleski State Forest and the haunted Moonville Tunnel


Watch video of Haunted Zaleski



Let’s take a walk down the hall to the dining area




This photo was taken at about 11:30 on a Thursday morning in January…. Hours of operation:
Mon-Sat: Lunch 11a-4p; Dinner 4p-8p
Sun: Brunch Buffet 10a-2p. Visit their website

THE VIEW::::::::::


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Rental cabins near by.


Wait till spring and I’ll have my meal on the patio.


In talking to Eric Lee,”the menu is interesting enough for someone to travel from Columbus or Cleveland to enjoy and accessible enough that local residents will come for a regular meal or that  very special occasion.” I’m from Lancaster,Ohio and I didn’t think it was a bad drive at all. Eric makes the drive to work from Athens and he says he really enjoys the scenery along the way.

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DSC_0021 I had already eaten lunch so I didn’t get to try the hearty pulled pork sandwich or Zaleski Burger with hand cut fries. I’m  thinking  this may be the spot to take Linda for Valentines Day……………. Have a great day and Thanks For Stopping By.

Located in the beautiful hills of southeastern Ohio in Vinton County - Near Athens, Logan,Nelsonville,Lancaster and Hocking Hills State Park.

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TONY LETTS said...

Was hoping those were the lunch prices but turned out they were opening times :)

Buster said...

Great shots, Joe. I haven't visited Lake Hope since before the lodge burned. Your pix make me want to go back. It's beautiful country.

Lona said...

Oh my Joe it is beautiful. I have not been down to see the new lodge yet. Thanks for the tour.

Joe Todd said...

Sat. 2-9-2013 Taking Linda to the Lodge for lunch. Nice Sunny Day

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh looks like they did a wonderful job on the renovation/rebuild. What a nice place to go.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

What a beautiful lodge! And the view is outstanding. Thanks for taking us along.

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