Buckeye Dulcimer Festival ... HOUSING At RU

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

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.  


Join Shari for a tour of the recently renovated Residence Halls


Residence Hall Sleeping Wing
(sleeping in lower bunks only with increased spacing between bunks)


GREIF HOUSE (semi-private housing)

Join Shari for a walk-through of this innovative facility.


  • 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.  Golf carts and drivers will help you belongings to your housing.


coming soon



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


Last updated:   January 23, 2023

Webmatician: Shari Wolf