Visit the UpS Botanical Sanctuary

We welcome visitors and can arrange both tours and visits.

Our members are encouraged to come and visit the sanctuary, and we invite others who visit to become members. If you are planning a day trip, please let us know ahead of time. We also have several rental options for overnight stays.

Overnight Rentals

Yurt: UpS members: $75 first night, $50 each additional night, (non members add $35 to first night for membership)
Electricity, water. Yurt has fully equipped kitchen (large refrigerator, gas stove w/ovens), bathroom with shower and meeting/dining room w/ tables, chairs, couch, phone & wireless high-speed internet. Space can accommodate up to 20 people for meetings or retreats.

Barn Rooms: UpS members $50 first night and $25 each additional night (non members add $35 to first night for membership)
There are 4 barn rooms available, two persons per room. Rooms have 2 single beds w/mattresses (no linens or towels furnished), 2 nightstands w/ lamps, overhead light, window, 2 chest of drawers, shelving.

Primitive Cabin: UpS members $50 first night and $25 each additional night (non members add $35 to first night for membership)
There is a private, primitive cabin in the woods with a full bed, nightstand and deck (no electric, no water). The “Tornado Cabin” is only accessible by foot and is a short walk in the woods from the yurt.

Showers and toilets are in barn, one heated shower room w/two showers and sink, laundry, composting toilets in separate room.

Camping: $10 per person per night. Campsites subject to weather restrictions.

We request that renters and campers carry out their trash and sweep and/or clean before leaving. Cleaning service available for fee upon request.

Limited availability during regularly scheduled Intern Programs
from mid-April to mid-June and from September to mid-October

For more information or to schedule a tour,
visit or a rental, please contact:

United Plant Savers Main Office
740-742-3455 | | Box 147 Rutland, OH 45775
If you would like to contact Paul Strauss we can pass that message along to him, just send us an email.

The Surrounding County…

Athens County is nestled deep in the Appalachian foothills of Southeast Ohio. The lively arts and music scene entertains locals and visitors alike all year round. The eclectic shopping and dining scene is a result of the presence of a large university and rich Appalachian heritage. Hunting, kayaking, bouldering, hiking, cycling, and mountain biking are just some of the most popular outdoor activities.