Muskingum University – Another Year

Muskingum University – Another Year

Muskingum University is just 4 miles east of our Motel and we are 4 miles west of New Concord, Ohio, I mention this because we are by far the closest lodging for the university.  If you are looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay that is close to where your son or daughter is going to school then Baker’s Motel is the place for you.

Going to school is a huge expense for parents, thank god Muskingum University - Family Owned Motelmy kids are all older now and my college expenses are in the past but I do understand what these expenses are, at Baker’s Motel we do not have a continental breakfast but with the savings you can go buy yourself breakfast at Denny’s just down the road or take your son or daughter to any one of the fine diners in New Concord, Ohio and still have money to spare.  Personally I understand some people require the amenities that the chains offer but there are many who would rather have that money for gas, food or college expenses like books, which are not cheap and that 50 to 100. extra you are spending on a room per night could be better used for college expenses.

Parents Weekend, Homecoming, Football, moreBaker's Motel - Antique Shop

( Above Right ) The image is an actual room with two queen beds,  this building was built in the 60’s, carpeting is only 2 years old, chairs are several years old, the rooms was painted 2 years ago, the rooms offer a new fridge and microwave oven, a full bath,  also you have access to high speed wireless internet in all rooms.   The room to the right is a typical room with 2 beds.

Again this is an actual room image, we of course understand that some people would not be happy with a room that is clean and comfortable if it was not completely updated with out the paneling and tiled bathrooms, but we have kept those features and have added the modern heater – air units that actually work and have several spare units just in case one of the new units might go down.  Additionally internet access is available in all room and not just in the office area.

We welcome your stay at our family owned and operated property and we won’t break the bank when you visit your son or daughter so you even might come and see them more regular also  we are only 4 miles away unlike the chains that are 10 – 20 miles away one way.  You can make reservations online or simply by giving us a call.  We also offer clean and cozy one bed rooms, we have found most parent enjoy the larger rooms more though and since they are almost half the price of the chains they opt for them.   Feel free though to check them both out when you stop by if you want to view the rooms?

Our Family Owned Motel in Norwich, Ohio is between:

Cambridge, Ohio or Zanesville, Ohio and just minutes from New Concord, Ohio.


Archery Season Starts October 1st, 2017

Archery Season 2017

Book Online Now for 2017 – Online bookings only, go to bottom of page now.

Muskingum County and Guernsey County offer some of the largest deer in Ohio, time to start getting your reservations in to make sure we have a room,  our large rooms with two beds offer not only more space but also refrigerators and microwave in each room.

Archery Hunting - Muskingum County
Archery Hunting – Muskingum County

Time to Hunt your Deer

It is always a good idea if you want a productive archery season that you come a couple day to do some scouting,  see where the deer travel, so you no the paths.  We have rooms available on the weekends now at the same rates as through the week,  you can either call or book your room online.  Discounts given when you stay 4 or more nights, you can enjoy the largest rooms in the area right here at Baker’s Motel.

View our room images online, I am sure you only choice will be Baker’s Motel, Family owned and operated my wife and I make sure you enjoy your stay.

Looking for an outfitter, we recommend a couple:

BuckeyeBuckOutfitter – Dick Hall is a professional outfitter and we highly recommend Dick Hall of BuckeyeBuck for all of your hunting needs if you plan on using an outfitter for Deer and Turkey.

OBAOutfitters –  Brian is an outfitter and we highly recommend Brian of OBA   if you plan on using an outfitter for Deer and Turkey.

We recommend these outfitters because our customers are always happy with their hunts.  Experience is what counts.


Gary,  owner Baker”s Motel

Exotic Animals Abound – The Wilds

Exotic Animals Abound – The Wilds

Yesterday was an exciting day for the grandkids as my wife and I locked up the motel for a couple hours during the afternoon to take the kids on a bus ride through The Wilds to view the exotic animals, I must say that I have never taken the time to go to The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio but it was well worth the trip yesterday.  Baker’s Motel is only about 20 miles away, just 4 miles east on 40 and take State Route 83 south and follow the signs, it is approximately 16 mile out from there.  We were happy to see the route was well marked so there really is no chance in getting lost and when you get out there you will have no phone service, believe me it is out in the country.  Exotic Animals - Camel

Upon arriving at The Wilds we parked our vehicle and were met by a bus to take us to the visitor center where you purchase the tickets, parking is $5.00 for the time you are there unless you are a member of The Wilds, we were not members even though I send hundreds of people a year to this facility of course they do not no that and I did not say who I was anyways.

Exotic Animals / Natural Habitat

Once we arrived at the center we got out of the bus and went straight to the window to purchase our tickets, the little ones we free so the excursion was only $40.00.  We waited for about 30 minutes for the bus to come around and pick us up, they have buses running consistently all day long.  I might add that while we waited we enjoyed the beautiful view as the center overlooks the entire property and boy is it a beautiful view.

Exotic Animals / View from the bus

Our bus arrived and about 18 of of huddled onto the bus to start our excursion which takes just over 2 hours though they do have longer trips but with the little ones we felt that was long enough.  We noticed also that they offer horse back rides around the area also which we were told take about an hour, we will have to go back to try that as it looked like it would also be fun.  Additionally they offer several other excursion options which I would suggest viewing their website for more information.

View Website:  The Wilds

We started out trip going through a few gates that keep the outside animals out the the exotic animals in.  I have included a link to the many pictures that I took on our visit and would suggest you take some time to view them, now should you take this excursion you may or may not see the same animals as they are in the wild and not kept in confined areas but the land is beautiful and viewing them in a natural habitat beats any Zoo hands down.  Take the time to come and see The Wilds for yourself and bring the family as they will enjoy the exotic animals.

Exotic Animals – Where to Stay

In Ohio this would be a great weekend for either a family getaway or just a couple getaway,  both would have an extremely enjoyable time and stay at our Motel while visiting The Wilds as we are the closest lodging to them and we offer nice clean comfortable rooms.