John Gutekanst, owner of Avalanche Pizza, displays his passion for local food, his creativity in combing ingredients and his overwhelmingly obvious baking talents at the Athens, OH farmer's market!
You'll have to forgive me, as I don't recall the exact names of all the breads and pastries. This was the first time in my life that I was awe-struck by the beauty of baked breads.
The Berry Me in Bacon!
Out of the copious amounts of things we sampled, this was by far, my favorite!
A delicious dough with just the right amount of chew, similar to a perfect pizza crust, enveloping a mound of white cheddar cheese with sweet, plump blueberries and generously sliced slabs of beautiful bacon woven throughout!
We ate so much and it was all absolutely the most impressive and #delicious baked good experience I've ever had!
Thank you John, for sharing all of this with us!! The sun setting and reflecting over Dow Lake at Strouds Run State Park.
Strouds Run State Park contains 2,606 acres of uninterrupted hardwood, the 161-acre Dow Lake, a 900-foot sand beach, 6 #hiking trails, 15 mountain biking/hiking trails and 10 bridle/hiking trails. John Gutekanst, owner of Avalanche Pizza, displays his passion for local food, his creativity in combing ingredients and his overwhelmingly obvious baking talents at the Athens, OH farmer's market!
You'll have to forgive me, as I don't recall the exact names of all the breads and pastries. This was the first time in my life that I was awe-struck by the beauty of baked breads.
This pastry is wrapped around a poached pear and stuffed with even more more pears and a sweetened peanut butter like filling!
We ate so much and it was all absolutely the most impressive and #delicious baked good experience I've ever had!
Thank you John, for sharing all of this with us!! Strouds Run State Park contains 2,606 acres of uninterrupted hardwood, the 161-acre Dow Lake, a 900-foot sand beach, 6 #hiking trails, 15 mountain biking/hiking trails and 10 bridle/hiking trails. A shot through the reeds of the hardwood forest across Dow Lake. Most of the lake is forested right up the shore line.
Strouds Run State Park contains 2,606 acres of uninterrupted hardwood, the 161-acre Dow Lake, a 900-foot sand beach, 6 #hiking trails, 15 mountain biking/hiking trails and 10 bridle/hiking trails. John Gutekanst, owner of Avalanche Pizza, displays his passion for local food, his creativity in combing ingredients and his overwhelmingly obvious baking talents at the Athens, OH farmer's market!
You'll have to forgive me, as I don't recall the exact names of all the breads and pastries. This was the first time in my life that I was awe-struck by the beauty of baked breads.
The Bomba de Cereza! (Cherry Bomb)
A spelt/rye flat-bread topped with mangchego cheese, capers, sweet peppers and cherry bomb peppers stuffed with chorizo!
We ate so much and it was all absolutely the most impressive and #delicious baked good experience I've ever had!
Thank you John, for sharing all of this with us!! My first moon photo!
Zoomed in on it from the same vantage point as my previous post!
Strouds Run State Park contains 2,606 acres of uninterrupted hardwood, the 161-acre Dow Lake, a 900-foot sand beach, 6 #hiking trails, 15 mountain biking/hiking trails and 10 bridle/hiking trails. On the other end of Dow Lake from the sunset, the moon has come out to play.
Strouds Run State Park contains 2,606 acres of uninterrupted hardwood, the 161-acre Dow Lake, a 900-foot sand beach, 6 #hiking trails, 15 mountain biking/hiking trails and 10 bridle/hiking trails. The “Royale” with Cheese from Avalanche Pizza in Athens, OH
Seven cheeses!
Melting Mozzarella, Real Cheddar, Crumbled Feta, Italian-style Gorgonzola, Crunchy Asiago, Finely Grated Parmesan and Fresh Provolone.
John Gutekanst, owner of Avalanche Pizza, displays his passion for local food, his creativity in combing ingredients and his overwhelmingly obvious baking talents at the Athens, OH farmer's market!
You'll have to forgive me, as I don't recall the exact names of all the breads and pastries. This was the first time in my life that I was awe-struck by the beauty of baked breads.
These are spelt (an ancient species of wheat) vegan cornettas with spinach, potato, eggplant, beet, sweet peppers, squash, etc...
We ate so much and it was all absolutely the most impressive and #delicious baked good experience I've ever had!
Thank you John, for sharing all of this with us!! John Gutekanst, owner of Avalanche Pizza, displays his passion for local food, his creativity in combing ingredients and his overwhelmingly obvious baking talents at the Athens, OH farmer's market!
You'll have to forgive me, as I don't recall the exact names of all the breads and pastries. This was the first time in my life that I was awe-struck by the beauty of baked breads.
On the left is a puff pastry filled with a almond tahini pudding (that was out of this world!) and topped with plums, raspberries, blackberries and a blackberry jam.
On the right is a stuffed bread called a fougasse parmentier filled with potato, cilantro, cheddar, carrots, bacon and roasted sassafras leek.
We ate so much and it was all absolutely the most impressive and #delicious baked good experience I've ever had!
Thank you John, for sharing all of this with us!! The Athens Lunatic Asylum, was a mental hospital operated in Athens, OH. from 1874 until 1993.
The area is now known as The Ridges and is owned by Ohio University. The Athens Lunatic Asylum, was a mental hospital operated in Athens, OH. from 1874 until 1993.
The area is now known as The Ridges and is owned by Ohio University. There are 1,930 people buried at the three cemeteries on the grounds of the former Athens Lunatic Asylum.
Most graves are marked only with a number. After 1943, the state began putting names, births, and deaths, on the markers of the patients who died.  The evening mist rising up from Dow Lake inside Strouds Run State Park.
Strouds Run State Park contains 2,606 acres of uninterrupted hardwood, the 161-acre Dow Lake, a 900-foot sand beach, 6 #hiking trails, 15 mountain biking/hiking trails and 10 bridle/hiking trails. There are 1,930 people buried at the three cemeteries on the grounds of the former Athens Lunatic Asylum.
Most graves are marked only with a number. After 1943, the state began putting names, births, and deaths, on the markers of the patients who died.  Called John Gutekanst, owner of Avalanche Pizza, displays his passion for local food, his creativity in combing ingredients and his overwhelmingly obvious baking talents at the Athens, OH farmer's market!
You'll have to forgive me, as I don't recall the exact names of all the breads and pastries. This was the first time in my life that I was awe-struck by the beauty of baked breads.
These are a sea salt and herb fougasse, a french flat-bread shaped like a leaf. John said these are one of the more popular items.
We ate so much and it was all absolutely the most impressive and #delicious baked good experience I've ever had!
Thank you John, for sharing all of this with us!! The Athens Lunatic Asylum, was a mental hospital operated in Athens, OH. from 1874 until 1993.
The area is now known as The Ridges and is owned by Ohio University. A quaint town in Southeast Ohio. Definitely worth a stop through. Lots of charming shops and an awesome old theater. #weekendgetaway There are 1,930 people buried at the three cemeteries on the grounds of the former Athens Lunatic Asylum.
Most graves are marked only with a number. After 1943, the state began putting names, births, and deaths, on the markers of the patients who died.  The Athens Lunatic Asylum, was a mental hospital operated in Athens, OH. from 1874 until 1993.
The area is now known as The Ridges and is owned by Ohio University.
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Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center

Location

Situated in Athens, this golf hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Court Street, Hot Dog Museum, and Ohio University. John Calhoun Baker University Center and Peden Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

This hotel features an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a business center, and conference space are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 86 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, hair dryers, and laptop-compatible safes.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Hampton Inn Athens provides a spa tub and a fitness center. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This hotel offers access to a business center. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. This business-friendly hotel also offers an arcade/game room, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Hampton Inn Athens has designated areas for smoking.

  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 86 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Swimming pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

  • Golfing on site 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Hotel Name

  • Athens Hampton Inn
  • Hampton Inn Athens
  • Hampton Inn Hotel Athens
  • Hampton Inn Athens Hotel Athens
  • Hampton Inn Athens Ohio

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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