A colleague and I each rented one of the lodges since we wanted to stay close to the Bing Cancer Center for a training course. We were both very pleased with the spaciousness of the lodges and the overall cleanliness (had some concern about that when I read some of the other reviews). The bathroom was huge with the sink in a separate area from the shower and toilet. I particularly enjoyed the gas fireplace, both for the cozy feeling and the extra warmth it provided with the blower option. The kitchenette included a mini-fridge, sink, microwave, coffee maker, and dishes/utensils for 4. For a longer stay it would be nice to have a stove top/burner option, but this was fine for a short stay. The pathway and porches were well-lit all night, and parking was easy to find and close to the lodges. Wi-Fi was fast, free, and easy to access.
Check-in is at the McConnell Heart Health Center (which we didn't realize until going to the lodges first). At check-in, we were offered passes to the fitness center, onsite classes, and $10 coupons to use at the cafe and snack bar. The McConnell staff were welcoming and very helpful in orienting us to the campus. I would definitely stay here again and look forward to walking on the nearby trails in warmer weather in this wooded setting. Overall a great experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience a revitalizing retreat with a focus on all aspects that impact your health. Big Red's Lodges are well-appointed guest lodges nestled in a serene wooded location near the world-class health and wellness facilities on OhioHealth's McConnell Heart and Health Campus. Complete with walking paths and wetlands, this retreat offers a secluded refuge from the hectic world. Settle in and relax, surrounded by comfort. Each of our eight lodges includes a cozy living room with a fireplace and a spacious bedroom and bathroom. In addition, each guest lodge features a microwave, refrigerator / freezer,coffee maker,flat screen televisions and complimentary high-speed internet connection. Each guest will have full access to the McConnell Heart Health Center Health Club along with receiving a continental breakfast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Red's Lodges Columbus, Ohio