Yellow Springs Travel Guide – Axios Columbus

Located in Greene County, the village of Yellow Springs is the perfect getaway for nature lovers.

Here’s what to do and where to eat and drink and stay.

Where to stay

1. Jail suites

Jail suites is made up of four former prison buildings that have been renovated and equipped with modern amenities.

  • Features: Electric fireplace, central A/C, Roku TV and WiFi
  • Rate: $135+ per night
  • Address: 111 Winter Street N.

2. Renovated guest cabin (Airbnb)

This renovated cabin is just one block from downtown, Glen Helen Nature Preserve and Antioch College.

  • Features: private heated saltwater pool and hot tub, central air conditioning, free parking, washer/dryer in unit
  • Rate: $264 per night
  • Location: Near downtown Yellow Springs
Photo courtesy of Airbnb
Photo courtesy of Airbnb

3. Enchanting English Cottage

This cottage from the 1800s has a newly remodeled kitchen, bathrooms and upstairs bed and bath.

  • Features: Indoor fireplace, screened porch, free parking
  • Rate: $249 per night
  • Location: Near downtown Yellow Springs
Where to eat

1. Clifton Mill

Clifton Mill Restaurant combines home-style dining with an atmosphere that feels like eating a big family dinner in the park.

  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to Sunday
  • Address: 75 Water Street

2. Brasserie des sources jaunes

Enjoy craft beers in an eclectic, art-filled space adjacent to the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

  • Opening hours: 1pm-9pm Monday to Thursday, 1pm-10pm Friday, 12pm-10pm Saturday, 12pm-8pm Sunday.
  • Address: 305 Walnut St.
Photo courtesy of Yellow Springs Brewery

3. Ellie’s Restaurant at the Mills Park Hotel

A full service restaurant Inside the Mills Park Hotel, Ellie’s Restaurant serves homemade baked goods and Southern-style comfort food for breakfast and lunch.

  • Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Saturday
  • Address: 321 Xenia Ave.
What to do

1. Minigolf at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Have an ice cream and putt around two year-round miniature golf courses.

Photo: John Young/Young’s Jersey Dairy

2. John Bryan State Park

This 752-acre park offers plenty to do including rock climbing, hiking, playgrounds, camping, boating, fishing and biking.

3. Shopping in Downtown Yellow Springs

Support local businesses and shop for everything from used comics to handmade jewelry and clothing.

  • Hours: Varies by store. Check store websites for up-to-date information.
  • Address: 228 Xenia Ave.

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