Raccoon Creek Side Cottage, LLC is owned by proprietors Flem and Donna DeWitt-Meade. The cottage is appropriately named "Meade-Me-at-the-Dam" in honor of the family name and the fact that it overlooks a dam on Raccoon Creek. It officially opened for business in the summer of 2014. The original structure dates back over 65 years. The new construction has resulted in a quaint little cottage perfect for a couple to celebrate life's special occasions or to simply step back in time and enjoy a relaxing get-away for the weekend or a weeknight or two. The site next door where the Vinton Mill once stood dates back to the early 1800's but is now home to a patio, pergola and fire pit area.
The rental cottage has one bedroom and caters primarily to couples celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, or other special occasion. Sliding glass doors along the back of the cottage allow for an exceptional view of Raccoon Creek and Vinton Dam. Let the sound of the water rolling over the falls relax you as you read a good book, throw a fishing line in the water, or simply take a nap. The pergola and firepit area at the old mill site, the back yard along the creek with the Morgan's Raid Suspension Bridge in the background, or the lower deck next the the falls would all make a picture perfect spot for a photo opt.
The kitchen is fully equipped and boasts a one-of-a-kind horseshoe bar made from hickory with a walnut top and custom hickory cabinets. The living room has a vaulted knotty pine ceiling, electric fireplace, and a 50" TV (antennae tv channels only). The bedroom has a queen size (Simmons Beautyrest mattress) bed and a custom made knotty pine armoire which is perfect for keeping your clothes neat and organized during your stay. The master bathroom has a large tile shower for two, a claw foot free standing tub, and a LG steam washer and dryer. A half bath is located off the kitchen/living room.
The site where the old mill once stood, has been preserved as much as possible with some of the existing brick and stone walls still standing. A pergola is situated over a brick patio where you can sit around a cozy fire in the fire pit in the evenings while roasting hot dogs or making s'mores. A lower deck where the paddle wheel would have been located makes a great place to fish or simply relax with a cool beverage or to enjoy a romantic picnic or dinner for two to celebrate an anniversary or other special occasion.
Enjoy the outdoors along Raccoon Creek and Dam at Raccoon Creek Side Cottage by kayaking, fishing, or canoeing using your own equipment. There is a boat launch ramp across the creek at the Vinton Community Park. The park has a basketball court, baseball diamond, shelter houses, sand volleyball court and a restroom within walking distance of the cottage. It is a great area to cycle by either a bicycle or motorcycle. The carport is covered so the cottage is a perfect stay for those wishing to travel by motorcycle. Tourists will want to explore Morgan's Raid Suspension Bridge a half a block away from the cottage. Tourist information is provided including restaurants, shops, recreation, and entertainment in the surrounding area. We are located a short drive from the Hocking Hills area with its many beautiful waterfalls, gorges, and hiking trails. Check out Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau on Facebook for information about events happening in the area.
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GIFT CERTIFICATES are available - these make nice gifts for Christmas, anniversary, and other special occasions.
Sunday - Thursday $130 per night and Friday or Saturday $160 per night plus 3% hotel tax, based on two person occupancy. There is an additional charge of $10 per additional person per night over two. We are smoke-free, pet-free, and child-free, due to the close proximity to the creek.