The Hope Springs Institute is nestled on 130 acres of pristine wilderness in the Appalachian foothills, just a 1-2 hour drive from Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Huntington, and Charleston. It is the ideal location to reflect, relax, and renew.
The beauty of the trees along the ridges and the rock formations in the ravines are only rivaled by the swaying meadow grasses and inviting, sloping fields. The sound of trickling water down the ravine's rocky walls provides a serene atmosphere. Two ponds offer the opportunity to thoughtfully gaze and become lost in the quiet. Walking trails provide comfortable access to nature's wonder where deer and wild turkey are frequently sighted. The chirping and singing of the many species of birds are a vital part of the panorama of wild flowers, trees, shrubs, and grasses.
A labyrinth, meditation circle, and outdoor fire pit in the lower meadow—as well as guided hikes into the ravine—offer many opportunities to learn from nature and to honor the land.
They are less than a half hour from Serpent Mound - the largest and finest serpent effigy in the United States. Nearly a quarter of a mile long, Serpent Mound represents an uncoiling serpent. Our connections to the ancient land dwellers from this area feel very strong.