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Cottage in Thornville
Little House on main lake of Buckeye Lake
The Little House on Buckeye Lake, sits on the main lake and is the perfect place to get away from the day to day stress, relax and enjoy lake life at its best! Private setting. Central air-conditioning for those hot summer nights. Gas grill (May 1st-Nov 1st) Plenty of parking. Firepit on site ,firewood not provided Boat dock. Bring your poles for fishing out the back door. Close to Legend Valley, Winery, The Port, Horvath Harbor, National Trails, Interstate 70 NO ADDITIONAL GUESTS OR VISITORS
Sep 10 – 17
$206 per night
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Cottage in Buckeye Lake
3 Bedroom 2 Bath Cottage
Intel Amazon. 30 min E of Cbus. 1 mile off I 79. Walk to all of Buckeye Lake’s best!Buckeye lake Bike path, Boat Chef Shack, Brewery, Restaurants, Entertainment, Museum Pizza, Shopping., Boatyard, and on and on!! No railing to the the OH State creek in back may not be suitable for children. Roomy and Private Fire Pit Granville,Newark, Hebron,Heath, Lancaster, Columbus, Legend Valley, National Trail, Midland, Denison, OSU, Amazon Etna, Hocking Hill, Winery, Zanesville Intel within 30 min. .
Mar 16 – 23
$111 per night
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Cottage in Thornville
Buckeye Lake Retreat
A great place for families and fishermen Beautiful home right on the channel and direct access to the lake. Excellent for fishing, catching catfish right from the dock. It's an excellent place to relax and unwind. Fish directly off the dock or use the Kayaks included to explore the lake. We have an extra-long dock that can accommodate your boat(s). Fully equipped kitchen, your own washer and dryer, and a gas grill. There is a fire pit for the nights you want a campfire.
Jan 24 – 31
$133 per night

Popular amenities for Buckeye Lake vacation rentals

Stay near Buckeye Lake's top sights

Buckeye Lake Winery40 locals recommend
Pizza Cottage18 locals recommend
Our Lakeside Diner9 locals recommend
Dragon Village of Buckeye Lake6 locals recommend
Donatos Pizza3 locals recommend
Buckeye Lake Brewery26 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Buckeye Lake

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Cottage in Buckeye Lake
Buckeye Lake Waterfront Cottage
Nov 11 – 18
$189 per night
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Home in Buckeye Lake
The Lake House for Family & Friends
Mar 22 – 29
$125 per night
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Home in Buckeye Lake
New Home - "See More" at the lake
Mar 18 – 25
$119 per night
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Cottage in Buckeye Lake
Newly renovated 2-bedroom cottage by the lake
Jul 30 – Aug 6
$155 per night
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Cottage in Buckeye Lake
Relaxing 2 bedroom cottage near lake w/ hot tub
Oct 5 – 12
$156 per night
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Cottage in Millersport
Cozy 2 Bedroom Buckeye Lake with Lakeview
Jun 21 – 28
$148 per night
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Cottage in Buckeye
The Paddle Inn-Buckeye Lake cottage on the Water
Apr 20 – 27
$182 per night
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Home in Buckeye Lake
Waterfront House with Private Dock on Buckeye Lake
Jan 14 – 21
$579 per night
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Barn in Thornville
Perry County Shome W/ Heated Pool & Farm views
Aug 16 – 23
$510 per night
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Cottage in Buckeye Lake
Anchors Away - Relaxing Cottage Minutes from Lake
Apr 7 – 14
$193 per night
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Home in Thornville
The View at Buckeye Lake
Apr 2 – 9
$500 per night
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Cottage in Buckeye Lake
Colonial on Crane: Boat dock included
Oct 22 – 29
$443 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Buckeye Lake

Total rentals

30 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

10 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

20 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

30 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

1.4K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$90 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Buckeye Lake

All About Buckeye Lake

Just east of Columbus you’ll find the village of Buckeye Lake, where summer cottages surround the shore of the tranquil lake that shares its name. Family-owned businesses line the town’s quiet streets, and near the town’s center you may come across microbreweries and the Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum, whose collection of memorabilia invites visitors to take a journey through the area’s past.

Buckeye Lake itself was constructed in 1826 to serve as a feeder canal for the famous Erie Canal. Among the countless islands that dot the narrow reservoir are the Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve, a floating island created when the surrounding swamp was flooded in the 19th century. Buckeye is a popular place for boating and fishing for perch, catfish, and largemouth bass. Around the lake, you’ll also find a few smaller villages, a winery, and Buckeye Lake State Park, Ohio’s oldest state park.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Buckeye Lake

Summer is unsurprisingly the busiest time of year, especially on weekends due to the lake’s proximity to Columbus, so it is a good idea to secure your Buckeye Lake rental with that in mind. The weather is hot and sunny then, making it a great time to be out on the water. With fall, the leaves surrounding the lake begin to change, creating a kaleidoscope of colors, and although it is starting to get chilly, you may be able to still get out on the water until mid-October. During the Annual Buckeye Lake Singer-Songwriter’s Festival takes place in early October, many concerts are held on the lakeshores.

By the end of November, you may begin to see the first flakes of snow as the temperature continues to drop, and some local businesses close for the winter. Although January through late March can be extremely cold, you may have a chance to see the lake covered with ice, as well as ice fishermen trying to catch saugeye and crappie.


Top things to do in Buckeye Lake

The Dawes Arboretum

With nearly 2,000 acres of themed gardens as well as wilder natural areas, this tranquil arboretum is an attractive place for nature-spotting and picnicking. Twelve miles of gently sloped hiking trails wend their way through the park, and as you meander along the crisscrossing pathways, you can visit the Japanese garden, azalea garden, and one of the country’s northernmost cypress swamps.

Buckeye Lake State Park

The Buckeye Lake State Park, which encompasses the 3,100-acre Buckeye Lake and 400 acres of surrounding shorelines, is perhaps the main draw for visitors. You’ll find three swimming areas and picnic spots around the park, as well as the paved, four-mile Buckeye Lake Dam Trail. This trail takes you from the village along the shoreline to the Leibs Island Trailhead, passing by cottages and boat docks as you take in sweeping views of the lake and its islands.

Great Circle Museum

Built by a people now known as the Hopewell culture between 100 B.C. and 500 A.D., the Great Circle Earthworks has been a sacred site for Native Americans for more than two millennia. A site for ceremonies honoring the dead or social gatherings, the Earthworks are the world’s largest set of geometric earthen enclosures. The four-square-mile complex also once served as a cathedral, cemetery, and astronomical observatory. This fascinating outdoor museum is located just 20 minutes from Buckeye Lake.

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