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                Stay up-to-date with local business information. Athens County Business Resource and Relief Guide Athens County Reopening Schedule and Health Guidelines Athens County Visitor Recommendations  THE LATEST INFORMATION: Responsible Restart Ohio for Latest Orders and Updated Requirements from Governor Dewine Restaurants/Bars Ohio Department of Health Guidelines Ohio Department View

Reopening Tips, Resources and Inspiration

Athens County Inspires During a Season of Reopening Great things are happening all around us!  You continue to inspire us with your reopening strategies, so let’s learn from each other.  One thing’s for sure, a new normal is on our horizon.  Change can be good, and working to keep our community healthy is creating some View

Keep Athens Healthy, Visit with Love!

Keep Athens Healthy, Visit with Love!  Visitor Recommendations Printable PDF                                 In Athens, we have worked hard to flatten the curve, and this effort continues as we reopen all the things we love about our community for locals and visitors.  The health and View

Visitor Recommendations

                Keep Athens Healthy, Visit with Love!    Visitor Recommendations Printable PDF                                In Athens, we have worked hard to flatten the curve, and this effort continues as we reopen all the things we love View

Athens Zoom Backgrounds

Athens Zoom Backgrounds Missing Athens?  Tired of all those Zoom meeting and classes?  Check out our Zoom backgrounds!  Enjoy the photography of Joel Prince and share some Athens love each time you Zoom! To download a Zoom background: Click on the Zoom Background to open in another window; Click on the Zoom Background again to View

Shopping list

  While many retail storefronts remain closed, you can enjoy the comfort of shopping from home at the many businesses who offer the service. Check the list below to see what your favorite retailer offers. While not all are able for shop & ship, you can keep that shopping list going to use once the View

Places to Explore

Athens Ohio offers some of the most beautiful trails, preserves, and park systems in the state of Ohio. Through this trying time and social distancing we encourage you to spend time outside hiking, biking, kayaking, and finding your PEACE and LOVE in ATHENS.

Water’s Edge

This charming, newly renovated apartment, just four miles from Athens by way of a single county road, overlooks a peaceful 3-acre pond.

Pleasant Hill Retreat

Pleasant Hill Retreat is a clean, comfortable, scenic two bedroom apartment/getaway

PaPa Cabin

This little house, perched on a cliff, is off the grid, surrounded by forest.

Creekside Cottage

A quiet, private gem nestled in the Appalachian foothills in a wooded country setting, just outside the city of Athens

Woodland Ridge B&B

A bed and breakfast alternative for the traveler who is seeking a “back in nature” venue

Ohio is Home

Uniquely Athens apparel, gifts and so very much more. Right on Court Street!

HangOverEasy Athens

Serving Athens, Ohio with fresh, quality and creative breakfast, lunch, and booze every day!


WellWorks is more than just a fitness facility — it’s a wellness center.

Employment Opportunities

We have a Job Opening! The ACCVB is currently seeking an part-time Operations Manager to fill a position left by the upcoming retirement of our long-standing Operations Manager, Linda Watkins.  (We sure will miss her…)  The job description and application information is available below.  We are a small and happy office, and we’re looking for someone View

Athens Central Hotel

Guests can expect luxury and comfort with a uniquely Athens experience. Located only one block from Court Street (uptown Athens), and 1,200 feet from The Ohio University campus.

Athens County and the Original Declaration of Independence

As we celebrate the 4th of July and the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, learn how a small fort built along the Ohio River in eastern Athens County jumpstarted America’s quest for freedom and democracy, with the penning of the Fort Gower Resolves. Fort Gower was established in November of 1774 at View

Diner Day Wednesday: Court Street Diner

We’d like to invite you along our tasty food journey; welcome to Diner Day Wednesdays! Each Wednesday, the entire staff of the Athens County Visitors Bureau will be dining around the county at local diners. And sharing the deliciousness with YOU!     The Court Street Diner. An icon of Uptown Athens. A place where View

Bikeway & Brewed on the Bikeway Map Request

  Bicycling remains one of the top tourism attractions in Athens, Ohio. The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is one reason why. Get the official map of the bikeway and the Brewed on the Bikeway map to experience it for yourself. The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is a 21-mile long bicycle path in Athens County, Ohio. Tucked into the View

Welcome to Athens, Bobcat Moms!

Welcome to Athens, Bobcat Moms! So much fun to be had during your visit. Here are a few ideas to get your planning started.

Ora Anderson Trail

The Ora Anderson Trail at the Dairy Barn Arts Center is a place for the community to engage in  experiences in The Dairy Barn Arts Center and outdoors on the trail. 

Celebrate love, Athens style!

Valentines Day is near! Make your plans for this special day, celebrating love, right in Athens County. Here are just a few ideas on how to celebrate.   The classic dinner and a movie Plan the perfect evening with friends, family or a loved one with dinner and a movie. Make it uniquely Athens and View

5 Winter Hikes in Athens

Even when it’s cold outside, you’ll warm up quickly when you hit the trails in Athens County, Ohio.

Absolutely Athens Award

  Absolutely Athens! The Absolutely Athens Award celebrates frontline staff that make Athens as wonderful and unique as it is. Who can be nominated? Any frontline staff member that has a direct positive impact on visitors. Examples include servers, front desk staff, bar staff, sales associates and technicians. The nominee should be someone who rolls View

Athens Art Guild

As active members of our community, the Athens Art Guild artists represent a wide variety of visual arts including ceramics, fiber, jewelry, painting, printing, sculpture, stained glass, photography, watercolor, wood working, soap-making, book-binding and more.

Ohio Brew Week – From the Youngest’s Perspective

As Ohio Brew Week gets set for its 13th year, take a second to look back on a brief history of the festival that Athens loves from the perspective of the youngest Ohio Brew Week worker: Ethan Gates, son of founding member and executive director, Dan Gates and chief marketing executive, Melody Sands.

Demel Inc.

Professionally managed properties for professionals, new faculty, and graduate students looking for a quality home in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood.

Ohio Brew Week Event Breakdown

Ohio Brew Week will be celebrating its 13th annual year as a premiere 9-day festival showcasing over 200 craft beers from all over the state. The festival is well-known throughout Ohio and welcomes hundreds of brewers and thousands of attendees from all over the region. OBW features over 90 events with some of the more View

Beyond the Hocking Hills Guide Request

Millions of visitors flock to the Hocking Hills each year to see the glorious natural beauty of the parks. Perhaps the best part of a trip to the region is to extend your trip to the eclectic surrounding areas of Athens, Nelsoville and beyond. Seek and find a truly original experience with live local music, View

Eat Athens! Guest post from Eat Play Cbus.

The following is written by a guest blogger; Megan Rivers of Eat Play Cbus.    EATING IN ATHENS Athens. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? I am going to take a wild guess and say “Ohio University?” What is the second thing that comes to mind? I am going to take another wild View

The Reserve at the Falls

Visit Website Location:29 University Estates Blvd., Athens Phone: 740-566-4400 The Reserve at the Falls is a quiet adult community ideal for working professionals, Ohio University faculty, Graduate, and Medical Students.  Located next to Ohio University this luxury complex was made for the discerning tenant.

Wildcats Ridge Farms LLC

Visit Website Location: 39275 Grueser Rd., Shade Phone: 740-541-4969 Contact: Wildcat Ridge Farms LLC is located just off of Route 33 between Athens and Pomeroy. The milk is shipped to Snowville Creamery and have a licensed meat warehouse with the Ohio DOA with pork and beef products. They can sell individual cuts or whole View

The Lodge at Double Play Ranch

Located on 1,000 beautiful wooded acres with a 28-acre lake, The Lodge accommodates up to 23 people for an overnight stay.

Beyond the Hocking Hills Guide

Millions of visitors flock to the Hocking Hills each year to see the glorious natural beauty of the parks. Perhaps the best part of a trip to the region is to extend your trip to the eclectic surrounding areas of Athens, Nelsonville and beyond. Enjoy a truly original experience with live local music, amazing art, View

Ohio University Golf and Tennis Center

  Location: 106 S. Green Dr., Athens Phone: (740) 593-4669 Hours: Open every day 8:00am – 9:00pm   The historic Ohio University Golf Course is a 9-hole, par 35 course which runs along the beautiful Hocking River. Originally opening in 1963, the facility offers a practice putting green, pro-shop, as well as an off-site driving View

Celebrate the New Year in Athens

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to an end. As we close a chapter to this year, we begin another chapter of new discoveries, new friends, new experiences, and overall, new beginnings. And what better way to begin 2018 than to celebrate it here in Athens County?! Where will you be when the View

This Week in Athens; Dec. 18-24

December is flying by so fast! Christmas is just a few days away, followed by the New Year. It’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost over. This doesn’t mean that you can’t make the best of the last weeks we have this year; celebrate the end of a year and the start of a View

Holiday Hop Around Athens

It’s the most magical time of the year! Experience the festive fun in Athens County for yourself and plan a day of holiday cheer.

This Week in Athens; Dec. 4-10

As the Holiday season continues, the more winter fun there is! Winter sports, seasonal foods, horse-drawn wagon rides and even Santa coming to visit are all things you and your family can look forward to this week. Be sure to bundle up; it’s starting to get chilly! Below is a look at our top events View

This Week in Athens; Nov. 27 – Dec. 2

The Holidays are here as we enter the first week of December. It’s a time of happiness where we reflect on those who mean the most to us. We all want to make this Holiday season memorable, but it can also be a lot to juggle all at once. We want to make it easier View

This Week in Athens; Nov. 20-25

Numerous events will be popping up throughout Athens County over the next couple of months as the winter quickly approaches. Sometimes it can be a lot to remember, especially with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We want to make it easier for you by giving you a rundown of this week’s View

Why we’re thankful for Athens County

The approaching holiday season reminds us of all we are thankful for; including our beautiful corner of the world, Athens County. From the delicious food to the beautiful scenery, there’s no shortage of things to be thankful for in our beloved community. Here are five reasons why we are thankful for Athens County.   Food: View

Athens County in the Media

  We are always welcoming bloggers to come and experience the culture and creativity of Athens County. Whether it be food, scenery, activities, or adventure, we have it all! Listed below are past bloggers who have shared their experiences in Athens County. New articles are always being added, so be sure to check back frequently. View