Bud and Marcia Myers along with their three children Philip, Gwen, and Kathy
moved here into an old farmhouse on 34 acres within the
Hocking Hills, along Bear Run Road in Logan, Ohio. Bud had grown up on a
farm down the road about three miles from here. He and Marcia thought this
would make the perfect little place to raise a family, garden, and animals
here in the United States. They had just returned from the
Philippines on a
Lutheran Mission. The farmhouse had no running water, electricity, or
indoor plumbing. Bud and Marcia spent a couple of years starting their dream
remodeling job before returning to the
Philippines for three more
returning from overseas for good, years passed and things changed. More
years passed and even more things changed. The Myers household was always in
a state of remodeling. Bud and Marcia performed all their own construction.
As the children became older, sometimes they were of help. Various farm
animals came and went. We had everything from dogs, cats, chickens, pigs,
horses, cows, and rabbits.
Throughout the 1980's Bud & Marcia purchased additional land. Then in 1992,
Bud and Marcia decided they had missed the lifestyle of a revolving door
(Their house in the Philippines was always full of passerby's, from visiting Missionaries and
Peace Corps volunteers to the homeless, sick and injured.)
They decided to start a Bed & Breakfast. After a few more changes with Bud's
construction, Marcia's breakfasts, and daughter Gwen' s landscape designing,
they started the Bear Run Inn Bed & Breakfast.
Goldilocks Cottage was added shortly after. The children were able to
acquire property adjoining Bud & Marcia's and eventually moving back on the
farm with their own children. Gwen and her husband Mike, built the
Bear's Den Lodge and
Bear's Den Cottage in the woods down
the road. In 1999, Bud, Marcia, Philip and his wife Tonya added the
Red Oak Cabin and
Sugar Maple Cabin.
then, we have added the Aspen Cabin and
Redbud Cabin. We recently completed a
lengthy restoration of
an old farmhouse dating back to the 1800's. Here you will find our guest registration,
office and Bear Necessities Gift Shop. In August 2012, our newest
Evergreen Cabin was added.
always maintained a desire to keep the green-space around us as natural as
possible. As we move further into the 21st century it will even
be more difficult, and we, the Myers Family, along with our helpful family
and friends, want you to feel at home and truly get the opportunity to
experience and appreciate nature as it was meant to be!