Traveling east to hit the Chocolate Trail, explore Antique Alley or check out the historic Depot District? Make an overnight or a weekend of it by booking a reservation at these unique places to stay you’ll only find in Wayne County.

Interesting works by regional, national and global artists furnish the Artist’s Retreat Guest House across from Earlham College in Richmond, an airy 100-year-old Craftsman bungalow with space for up to five guests. There’s even an on-site studio if you feel creatively inspired…

Imagine holing up in a charmingly rustic 1880s log cabin with modern amenities like a seasonal pool, outdoor hot tub and a wood-burning fireplace. Quaker Hill Cabin feels worlds away from city hustle and bustle with access to a trail that continues on to the scenic Thistlethwaite Falls.

In the Depot District, the Starr Loft commands space in an 1865 warehouse above Roscoe’s Coffee Bar and Tap Room. Despite the historic setting, the décor is decidedly contemporary, showcasing exposed brick walls, a luxurious walk-in shower and a farmhouse sink.

Can’t get enough antiquing? The Lofts on Main and The Inn at High Hats in Cambridge City put you right in the heart of the shopping action (and in close proximity to restaurants and green spaces) in 1800s-era buildings directly on the Old National Road.

Back in Richmond, Abington Cottage sits pretty in a peaceful wooded setting close to the Whitewater Gorge Trail, offering three bedrooms, a full kitchen and a lower-level game room.

For those who prefer traditional hotel accommodations, the brand-new Home2 Suites by Hilton recently opened on Richmond’s east side where I-70 crosses U.S. 40. For more information about these and other places to stay in Wayne County, go to