Campus meets community at the OU Inn and Conference Center
What do you get when you combine a beautiful campus location, two restaurants, an affiliation with OU and, of course, convenient lodgings?
The Ohio University Inn and Conference Center, Athens’ most “Athens” hotel.
The OU Inn is proud to be the university’s only on-campus hotel, with all profits going to fund OU programs and projects.
The OU Inn also embodies Athens’ ideals of progress combined with care for the community. When the OU Inn renovated all of their guest rooms, rather than throw out the furnishings, they partnered with Habitat for Humanity to donate leftover chairs, dressers and other furniture to the organization’s “ReStore” which sells donated goods to generate revenue for future Habitat projects in Southeast Ohio.
The OU Inn is also the annual host of Ohio Brew Week’s first Friday kick-off event, “Rock N’ Roast,” this year on July 12. The name pretty much says it all: great music, great food and excellent beer.
Besides “Rock-N-Roast,” guests can dine at the award-winning Cutler’s Restaurant for fine dining, or unwind at the Bunch of Grapes Tavern with more casual fare. Starbucks is also offered on-site to help guests kick-start their day.
While it boasts comfortable accommodations for any casual Athens getaway, the OU Inn also means business. With over 5,000 square feet of meetings and event space and a 24-hour business center with state-of-the-art tech, the OU Inn is well-equipped to serve any power traveller’s logistical needs.
The OU Inn also houses a gym and an outdoor pool. A ballroom plus a patio with a fire pit and gazebo are available for events and conferences. The picturesque Appalachian setting creates a beautiful scene for a wedding reception and ceremony.
Perfect for alumni, students, faculty or OBW attendees, you’ll fit right in at the OU Inn and Conference Center. Keep it in mind for future Ohio Brew Weeks, or any Athens trip!