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4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCuyahoga Valley National Park5 min drive
    Popular LocationSzalay's Sweet Corn Farm6 min drive
    Popular LocationLedges Overlook8 min drive
    AirportCleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.)31 min drive

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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Hidden Gem in the Valley!

Historic vacation home in Peninsula
This beautifully renovated 1874 Colonial is located in historic Peninsula and offers the best of the past and the present. We are nestled deep in the heart of the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which means the serenity and grandeur of nature is right at your doorstep! Upon arrival, open the french doors of "The Blue Hen” and walk into the double parlor of this charming retreat. Select one of the uniquely beautiful, specially designed bedrooms - each with their own private, modern bathrooms - for your stay. Utilize the full kitchen to prepare home cooked meals and enjoy them in the elegant dining room or out on the veranda shaded by wisteria flowers. Enjoy a picnic outside on the grounds or relax in one of the soft leather armchairs in the sitting room and play one of our board games with family and friends. Settle in for the evening and select a good book from the Inn’s collection, or surf the web or watch a little television. You will find every room in The Blue Hen, including all four bathrooms and kitchen, impeccably clean and sanitary, professionally cleaned after every guest. In the morning, stroll right down the sidewalk to downtown Peninsula and explore this quintessential “one stoplight town”. After you hike the trails, bike the towpath, or ski at Boston Mills to your hearts content, take in some live music at the intimate GAR music hall, enjoy a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner at Fisher’s Cafe, take an art class at the Peninsula Art Academy, check out the gourmet popcorn shop or enjoy a craft beer and wings at the Winking Lizard. WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING!! Even more options await you a short drive or Uber away. Head west and within a 10 minute drive you will find a Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Temple. Visit all three to find inner peace and a spiritual calm to balm your hectic daily life. Stop at Country Made Ice Cream for the best ice cream anywhere, or take a quick dip in The Quarry, a unique, natural swimming hole right down the road from The Blue Hen. Go east and in 10 minutes you will be in the town of Hudson, which has excellent renowned restaurants, a Heinens grocery store, and a wide variety of shops. You will find everything from women’s high fashion clothing to a charming old bookstore to a classic board games shop. You will also find a gastric pub and an exceptional wine cellar restaurant. Drive north and in two miles you will be able to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Boston Mills / Brandywine Ski Resort. Head south and in 12 minutes you will find Hale Farm and Village, as well as Blossom Music Center where you can hear a variety of musical artists, including the world renowned Cleveland Orchestra. Drive a little further to experience the impressive Stan Hewet hall. Peninsula is truly a destination you will want to explore year after year, and we hope that you will allow us to host your amazing experience in the Valley! Please Note: The Blue Hen is strictly an inn - not a bed and breakfast. As such, you will always find plenty of complimentary coffee, tea and condiments in the kitchen, but we do not serve breakfast. Please note: formal events such as weddings, conferences, etc will incur an additional small charge. Please contact us for additional information. Thank you.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. Guests can make use of the in-room microwaves and coffee/tea makers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Joe Paulozzi
Speaks English, Russian

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking
  • Car recommended

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In a rural location
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Swimming nearby


  • Sleeps 12

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Parties and events are allowed on site
Property Registration Number 1812494

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Hidden Gem In The Valley
Hidden Gem in the Valley! Peninsula
Hidden Gem in the Valley! Private vacation home
Hidden Gem in the Valley! Private vacation home Peninsula

About this area


Located in Peninsula, this vacation home is in a rural area and on a river. Peninsula Depot and Boston Store Visitor Center are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Szalay's Sweet Corn Farm and Fun 'n' Stuff. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at MGM Northfield Park or InfoCision Stadium. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park - 5 min drive
  • Szalay's Sweet Corn Farm - 6 min drive
  • Ledges Overlook - 8 min drive
  • Brandywine Ski Resort - 11 min drive
  • Blossom Music Center - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportHopkins Intl. Airport (CLE) - 31 min drive


  • Winking Lizard Tavern — 9 min walk
  • Musketeers Bar & Grill — 8 min drive
  • Whitey's Booze 'N' Burgers — 8 min drive
  • Russo's — 9 min drive
  • Teschners Tavern — 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Hidden Gem in the Valley! pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Hidden Gem in the Valley!?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Hidden Gem in the Valley!?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Hidden Gem in the Valley! located?
Situated on a river, this historic vacation home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Peninsula Depot and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Boston Mills Ski Resort and Boston Store Visitor Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

This house is filled with charm!
The property is clean, inclusive of your needs, and perfectly located for our plans. The beds were comfortable & the linens smelled lovely (not too strong at all). It was a perfect weekend getaway with some friends.

5/5 Excellent

Bridal party
We chose this house for the bridal party to stay in before and after the wedding. I can't say enough about how perfect it was! Very clean and everyone had their own bathroom for getting ready. Every guests said they would rent again. Well done!

5/5 Excellent

Cuyahoga Valley Retreat
Perfect location in downtown Peninsula. Perfect for hiking and exploring the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The trails were within a 10-15 minute drive. The house was great and had all of the amenities that we needed. If brewery hopping is your thing, Akron has some great ones to check out within a 25 minute drive from the house. Joe and his wife were great hosts!

5/5 Excellent

Wisconsin-Pennsylvania Family Vacation
Delightful historic home; very spacious, wonderful deck, large yard. Perfect for our 4 families including twin 2 year-olds, a 4 year-old and 9 adults. Great central location for the National Park; did hiking, biking, running, sightseeing. Owners very accommodating; including providing a new crib!

4/5 Good

Good place to stay. Clean
Good experience. Owner accommodated and stayed away. yard needs mowed. Only 1 tv that dosent work. Luckily we dont watch tv

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