Directions to Hope Springs

 

 

Directions & Transportation

Please do not use your GPS for the last 10 miles of directions to Hope Springs.

Please print out and use directions below.

DIRECTIONS TO HOPESPRINGS FROM COLUMBUS

From the belt-line around Columbus, take I-270 South to Rte 23 South. Take Rte 23 South toward Portsmouth. Stay on Rte 23 South until you come to Rte 32 and go West about 25 miles to Steam Furnace Road (the last turn before the traffic light). When you come to Steam Furnace Road, turn left. Go 1.7 miles on Steam Furnace Road. Turn left onto Mineral Springs Road.  This road twists and turns.  As you approach the 5-mile mark, you will be going up a little mountain road.  At the top, the road angles right an you will go by a farm on your left.  Then you will come to a gravel road that goes off to the right (Lucas Road) - DO NOT TAKE THIS ROAD. On your  left is Wood Creations.  Continue on Mineral Springs Road around the curve for a couple of hundred feet, then turn left into the driveway with 4988 on a wooden sign.  Go to "Proceed down the driveway" for directions upon arrival.

DIRECTIONS TO HOPESPRINGS FROM LEXINGTON

Take Hwy 68 North from Lexington to Maysville. Stay straight to go onto US HW 68/KY-10.   Turn left onto E 3rd St./Ky-10/Ky-8. Turn Right to Take the Simon Kenton bridge from Maysville, KY to Aberdeen, OH. Watch for the bridge carefully, as it is easy to miss.  Turn left onto Hwy 52 at the end of the Bridge.  Go approximately 2 blocks and turn right onto Hwy 41 / Market Street.  There will be an old gas station/convenience store on the left.   If you reach Plum Aly you've gone too far.   This is a long, desolate and winding road until you get to West Union.  Take 41 North through West Union.   41N becomes W. Main St. just past the intersection of OH-125, (Mosler Furniture and appliances will be straight ahead and you will see a highway sign for 41 and 125 right by Mosler Furniture.  West Union Plumbing  is on your left).  Bear to the right and go through town (signs will still say 41N, 125 E); When you get to the UDF on the right and Mikey's Family Restaurant on the left, be in the center left lane and bear to the left to continue on 41 North, about 16 miles. Get into the right lane and turn right onto Hwy 781. This is also a winding road, with various farms and fields.  Stay on Hwy 781 until you come to a "T" in the road. Black Diamond Community Store is on the Right.  Hwy 781 will go right, you need to turn left onto Steam Furnace Rd.. Take a right onto Mineral Springs Road in about 1/2 a mile (after Fristoe Lane).  The road sign for Mineral Springs Rd. sits about 10 feet from the corner.   You will likely see a large white banner for Mineral Springs Lake Resort before you see the road sign.  There is black cattle fencing on either side of the road.  This road twists and turns.  As you approach the 5-mile mark, you will be going up a little mountain road.  At the top, the road angles right and you will go by a farm on your left with a sign that says Carson's Excavating near their driveway.  Then you will come to a gravel road that goes off to the right (Lucas Road) - DO NOT TAKE THIS ROAD. On your left is a gray/blue building with Wood Creations by Al Sinclair in brown lettering.  Continue on Mineral Springs Road around the curve to the left for a couple of hundred feet, then turn left into the driveway with 4988 on a wooden sign.  You will also see a sign that says "Hope Springs Institute."  Proceed down the driveway to the second small gray building on the left for directions upon arrival.  This is the office.

DIRECTIONS FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO

From the belt-line around Cincinnati, take I-275 East to Rte 32 East to Batavia. Stay on Rte 32 East, drive about 1 hour until you come to Steam Furnace Road (Steam Furnace Road is 1 mile East on Rte 32 after you pass the intersection of Rte 41 and Rte 32). Turn right onto Steam Furnace Road, drive 1.7 miles. Turn left onto Mineral Springs Road.  This road twists and turns.  As you approach the 5-mile mark, you will be going up a little mountain road.  At the top, the road angles right an you will go by a farm on your left.  Then you will come to a gravel road that goes off to the right (Lucas Road) - DO NOT TAKE THIS ROAD. On your  left is Wood Creations.  Continue on Mineral Springs Road around the curve for a couple of hundred feet, then turn left into the driveway with 4988 on a wooden sign.  Go to "Proceed down the driveway" for directions upon arrival.

DIRECTIONS TO HOPESPRINGS FROM DAYTON

TAKE I-75 south to I-275 toward Batavia/ Hwy 32E. It will be marked 275S or 275E. The sign may say "to Columbus" or to "71".

Follow 275 south and/ or east to the turnoff for Batavia, which is 32E.

Turn onto 32E and stay on 32E for about 1 hour (60 miles) until you come to Steam Furnace Road. Turn right onto Steam Furnace Road, drive 1.7 miles.

Turn left onto Mineral Springs Road, drive 5 miles. This road twists and turns. As you approach the 5-mile mark, you will be going up a little mountain road. At the top the road angles right and you'll go by a farm on your left. Then you'll come to a gravel road that goes off to the right, Lucas Road (DO NOT TAKE THIS ROAD) and on your left is Wood Creations. Continue on Mineral Springs Road around the curve for couple of hundred feet, turn into the first driveway on your left, 4988 Mineral Springs Road.

Proceed down the driveway until you reach the Office. You can park in the Staff Parking area while you register (there is a Self Registration set up). Check the room listing to see where you will be staying. If this is blank, find a room you want to stay in and put your name on the line next to the room. There will be a general orientation with the whole group before your first session.

If you are staying in the Studio, you can drive across the bridge and up the gravel drive to unload your luggage. Please do not drive onto the lawn area. Immediately after unloading your luggage, return your vehicle to the Guest Parking area. Walkways from this lot will allow you easy access to all of the facility.

If you are staying in the Farmhouse, drive back to the Guest Parking area after registering and follow the paved walkway past the hot tub to the Farmhouse. This door will take you into the dormitory half of the house. The names of the rooms are on the doors.

AVAILABLE AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

Several car companies have rates of about $50 for weekend car rentals from the Cincinnati or Columbus airports.

DOLLAR is one company with low rates. You can go to www.dollar.com and put in the airport code, dates and car type you want to get the rate and make your reservation. The airport code for Cincinnati is CVG and for Columbus is CMH.

We have a limited number of people who are willing to provide transportation to and from the airports. You should coordinate travel by calling or emailing Hope Springs. You also pay the drivers. The cost is $85 per trip to the airport. The cost varies with the number of passengers and the time the driver needs to wait.

We appreciate that the drivers rearrange their schedules to accommodate the needs of our guests here at Hope Springs and know that you in return will be considerate when arranging your ride.

If a cancellation becomes necessary, please have the courtesy to notify the driver immediately. You will be billed for a trip if a driver is en route to the airport before he or she has been notified of a change in plans.

Example of Charges:
Columbus
1-3 passengers - $85 (this includes an up to 1-hour wait)

*** If the wait is over 1 hour, $10 per additional hour

Example: 2 hour wait = $95 for 1-3 passengers
3 hour wait = $105 for 1-3 passengers;
4+ passengers: $30 extra for each person over 3

Example: 4 passengers = $115
5 passengers = $145


 

Note: Phone is 937-587-2602 -- Cell phones will not work once you get close to Hope Springs.

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