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Experience southern Ohio hospitality at a vacation home in Athens
Not to be confused with the Greek capital, this Athens is a glorious Ohio town nestled at the foot of the Hocking Hills. Small town charm abounds – there are heaps of attractions such as the Ohio University, centuries-old architecture and scenic parks. Discover Athens with a house rental as your base.
Set along the Hocking River, the college town of Athens certainly merits a visit, offering natural splendor, a flourishing arts scene, and hip nightlife. Enjoy all it has to offer with an Athens, Ohio, cabin rental.
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Book a dreamlike vacation rental for as little as $75 per night by searching through the 226 properties available in Athens. Using HomeToGo you can instantly search and compare the prices of each available rental to find the best deal and save up to 43%.
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Best vacation rentals with a balcony
Looking for a home with a balcony? Check out these vacation homes in Athens with their own private patios and balconies.
Popular Rental Amenities in Athens
Using our filters will help you find your dream rental in Athens. You can easily search and find a vacation rental matching your needs in Athens if you need internet access during your vacation or you never miss an episode of your favorite show, as most accommodations offer "Internet" and "Air conditioning." Not as many vacation rentals in Athens are available if you want a rental with a jacuzzi or if you want a rental with a jacuzzi as "Hot tub" and "Detached" are not very common amenities in Athens.
The Weather in Athens
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Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. July is the warmest month in Athens with average maximum temperatures of 82°. January is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 21°. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is August.
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Accommodations for your vacation in Athens
Nearly half of the listings (49.06%) in Athens are house rental. They are the most typical accommodations there. In addition, these properties have a median size of 116 m² and a median price of $318 a night. Furthermore, this type of property is excellent for medium-sized groups and families, as most of the house rental can host 6 people. If you would prefer to compare another accommodation type, you could consider cabin, which are the second most typical accommodation type in Athens. Our data shows that the average price of cabin is $171 a night for an area of 112 m².
Where to find the best food in Athens?
Cuisine of Athens
Athens' culinary surprises are many. How about a vanilla chai latte at Donkey’s Café, and then some evening-time open mic fun, live music and poetry? The Fluff Bakery’s vegan chocolate chip and swirl brownies are perfect to munch on at your house rentals or cabin rentals.
The downtown O’Betty’s Red Hot is a hotdog specialty restaurant that excels in Old World Style French Fries, hand-cut and soaked in water before preparation.
Live music concerts and art shows are a regular affair at the Mexican-themed Casa Nueva restaurant. Top recommendations include seasonal burritos, chili wraps and soups.
Established in 2008 to allow visitors a taste of the region's fantastic cuisine, the 30 Mile Meal features over 160 food partners spread over a 30-mile radius. Equally enticing is the bi-weekly Athens Farmers Market, where you can pick up fresh fruits, cheeses, meats, and baked goods.
Nouveau-Mexican Casa Nueva, a local breakfast favorite, transforms completely by night, hosting local bands and fun trivia sessions. For sumptuous chicken wings, Wings Over Athens on North Court Street delivers. Mediterranean and Middle Eastern delicacies await at Restaurant Salaam, whose creamy hummus and lamb shawarma strike a chord with most diners.
What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Athens, OH?
Art and culture
Ohio University, the state's oldest public institution of higher learning, is the undisputed pride of Athens. Stroll through its beautiful campus and catch a foreign film at the 1915-built art-house Athena Cinema. The town's historic brick streets, old architecture, and indie restaurants are a pleasure to behold. A culture trip awaits at Dairy Barn Arts Center, which hosts a number of exhibitions, festivals, and live performances year round.
What are the best nightlife spots in Athens?
Nightlife and going out
With over thirty bars, distilleries, wineries, and microbreweries, and a pulsating live music scene, this university town looks after its young folks well. An Athens staple is Jackie O's Pub & Brewery, which serves a tidy selection of draught beers. Popular after-work hangout The Pub is all about happy hours and drink specials.
Fancy a night at the opera? Head to the neighboring town of Nelsonville to the Stuart’s Opera House & Gallery 1879 for the best in best in folk, Americana, and contemporary music.
Where are the unique attractions in Athens?
Local Attractions in Athens Ohio
The community-based Passion Works studio lets visitors watch resident artists at work. You can buy Athens' iconic passion flowers, ornaments and even tote bags from their shop.
Moonlight trips whether canoeing, rafting or fishing can be arranged at the Hocking River. How about cooking some crappie or catfish at your house rentals or cabin rentals for dinner?
Regular nature trails are passé - at Athens, you can set off on a “cemetery trail” at The Ridges. The trails are enthralling, and the cemeteries are marked with somber headstones, all quite evocative of an eventful past.
What are the must-see attractions in Athens?
Fascinating Local Sites in Athens
Athens' top-rated attraction, The Ridges is an erstwhile Lunatic Asylum that once housed everyone from war veterans to alcoholics, criminals and even children, many of whom were buried in the cemetery on the grounds. The architecture by Levi T. Scofield is stunning.
Southeast Ohio History Center
Follow up your visit to The Ridges with one to this intriguing center which has detailed accounts about the asylum and its inmates. Other key pieces include Civil War time quilts, nursing uniforms and a painting by patient Billy Milligan.
History buffs should consider a guided visit to the beautiful Ohio University Campus. Look out for the arresting Soldiers and Sailors Monument that guards the entrance – it pays homage to townsfolks who died in the Civil War. There are many house rentals in the vicinity.
Kennedy Museum of Art
Besides a tidy collection of Southwest Native American artifacts, the museum, which is located in The Ridges, also hosts thought-provoking and diverse artistic encounters.
Stroud Run State Park
Ensconced in the bucolic Appalachian Plateau, this family-friendly park has tons of beaches and lakes where you can scuba dive, boat, or even enjoy bird-watching. It's a good idea to book a house rental nearby.
Information about vacation rentals in Athens
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price per night for a vacation rental in Athens?
The average accommodation in Athens is priced at $75 per night. If you are looking for a house rental, the nightly price is $318 on average. A cabin Athens, OH will cost $171 per night on average.
How many vacation rentals are available for booking in Athens?
There are currently 226 vacation homes from 5 providers in Athens.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation homes in Athens?
Travelers search for Internet, Air conditioning, and TV when booking a vacation rental in Athens.
How many vacation homes with pools are in Athens?
Athens, OH offers 101 Hotel room and Motel available for renting.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Athens?
Yes, currently there are 26 vacation rentals in Athens that allow pets , with an average nightly cost of $264.
What's the best month to travel to Athens, OH?
Athens, OH has its warmest time of year around July and August, with average nightly prices around $75.
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