held at Recreation Unlimited
Ashley, Ohio

#29 - APRIL 22 - 26, 2020    

#30 ...  APRIL 14 - 18, 2021




Buckeye Dulcimer Festival ... HOUSING OPTIONS

STAY WITH US AT RECREATION UNLIMITED -  Residence Hall Dorms or Greif House (semi-private)

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Recreation Unlimited

From the practical aspect, staying on campus here at Recreation Unlimited is the most cost effective way to experience the festival.  Registering for Package #1 (entire 4-day festival) or Package #3 (Friday-Sunday weekend) allows us to offer a fantastic price.

Once you arrive in the parking lot, the BDF staff assists you with golf carts and wagons to help you register and move your belongings to your cabin.  Pick a bed and arrange your surroundings to suit your needs.   There are plenty of outlets.  We have many folks that use a C-Pap ... no problem.   Earplugs can make sleeping a bit easier.    The registration provides space to request ... a specific cabin or to be in the same cabin with friends.  We also work to have your housing as close to your class (extended session) as possible.  Just let us know your wishes and we'll do our best to make it happen.

Short overview of RU housing:  RESIDENCE HALLS

There are 3 residence halls (A, B, and C) that consist of two wings with a large lounge and restrooms in the central area.  Each residence hall can house approximately 48 participants ... 25 in each wing.   Residence Hall B has been designated as our 'couples' cabin.  Gentlemen are housed in one wing and ladies in the other.  

Each year, I'm amazed at how folks 'build their nest' in the cabins.   Included in your confirmation letter, you'll find a list of items that will make your stay a pleasant one. 

New Housing at RU - GREIF HOUSE

From David Hudler, Recreation Unlimited:  The Greif Retreat House, a new semi-private style residence hall will accommodate 64 individuals with disabilities and offers additional capacity to the Recreation Unlimited camp programs for individuals with disabilities and mission-oriented groups that have been turned away due to capacity issues especially during the summer months.  Recreation Unlimited is very grateful to all of the donors who have supported this new construction project.

From Shari and Joyce, Buckeye Dulcimer Festival:   We are so excited that this semi-private housing option, very comparable to motel accommodations is now available to our festival participants.  Up until now, folks who just did not want to stay in the 'Dorm' setting had to go to local motels or just not come at all.  Four nights' lodging at a motel became pricey and that drive back to the motel after a full day and evening of activities could be challenging.   Now, for a very competitive cost, participants can be comfortable in semi-private housing right here on campus in a new building located behind the Lodge.


From the 'fun' aspect, stay with us and DON'T MISS ANYTHING!   Over the 4-day festival, the opportunities to make friends, jam a little later knowing that your bed is just a short walk or golf cart ride away, and relaxing in the cabins with like-minded music lovers is a huge part of THE BUCKEYE EXPERIENCE.     



Residence Hall Sleeping Wing
(sleeping in lower bunks only)


GREIF HOUSE (semi-private housing)


  • 2 person rooms with bath

  • 3 person rooms with bath

  • 6 person rooms with bath

The Greif House is located in the area between the Lodge, Residence Hall A,
and Cottage Retreat/Staff House.

Parking close by.



Nearby Motels 

The motels on this list from Delaware and at I-71/US 36 are about 12 miles from the festival.  
The motels in Marion are about 20 miles from the festival.

There will be a map included with your confirmation letter. 

The Buckeye Dulcimer Festival from area motels

To minimize some of the challenges of commuting back and forth to the festival whether from a local motel or from home, secure overnight instrument storage is provided at RU.   Also, there are several areas in the Lodge and Dining Hall for relaxing during down time.

Commuters for the extended 4-day session register for
package # 2.  

Commuters for the weekend session register for package #4.

Updated:  September 1, 2018



Hotel Name - Delaware / Sunbury   Hotel Name - Marion
Holiday Inn Express - Sunbury     Comfort Inn - Marion  
7301 East State Route 37   256 James Way
Sunbury, Ohio 43074     Marion, Ohio 43302  
(740) 362-3036 (2014 rate)    (740) 389-5552
Hampton Inn - Sunbury     Holiday Inn Express - Marion  
7329 State Route 36 & 37   1842 Marion-Mt Gilead Road
Sunbury, Ohio 43074     Marion, OH 43302  
(740) 363-4700
  (740) 389-4300
Best Western - Delaware
  Thanks to these local motels.  Nearly all of them were willing to provide a special 'festival' rate.
1720 Columbus Pike  
Delaware, Ohio 43015    
(740) 363-3510
Comfort Inn - Delaware    
1251 Columbus Pike  
Delaware, Ohio 43015    
(740) 363-8869



RECREATION UNLIMITED and the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival is located just northeast of Delaware, OH.


Come to the 
Buckeye Dulcimer Festival ... learn from some of the best instructors in the country,
play lots of music, make life-long friends, and ... have a great time!   


Last updated:   November 24, 2019

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