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The Eureka! Ranch

The Eureka! Ranch headquarters is a custom built facility on 80 acres just east of Cincinnati.  With an open-plan design, flexible space and volumes of natural light – it’s the perfect get-away location for team building and innovating.

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Where Creativity Abounds

Even though our particular brand of innovation is a blend of art and science, the art and design of the space echo the call to think differently.

The Water's Edge

The Ranch sits on the edge of Lake Barber.  A floating dock, outdoor grill and firepit, The Brain Brew Outdoor Bar, fishing gear and kayaks all make this waterside spot a favorite.

Full Gym

Our full gym has the latest cardio and weight equipment to get your blood pumping.

  • Eliptical Machines
  • Treadmill
  • Peloton® Bike
  • Full collection of weight resistance machines

The Great Outdoors

The Eureka! Ranch sits along the edge of Lake Barber, a fully stocked lake with 1.4 mile walking trail wrapping around it – right out the backdoor.  

Tea Time

When events at the Ranch include food, it’s a feast for the eyes and the stomach.  The main meals are incredible, as are the tea times, happy hours and outdoor woodfire make-your-own pizza experiences.

Ben Franklin Inspired

Ben Franklin, one of the great innovators, is in the shadow of nearly every corner of the Eureka! Ranch.  In fact, the original company name, Richard Saunders International, was inspired by Franklin.  (Richard Saunders being the pen name Ben Franklin used when he wrore Poor Richard’s Almanac.) 

Pizza Quest

Experience is everything, including food.  When events call for it, a “Pizza Quest” dinner experience lets participants invent and create their own wood-fired pizza.  Depending on the event, they might even use some of their newly acquired innovation skills to make it even more enticing.

Work Hard. Play Hard.

Our in-person innovation trainings are intense.  Hearty challenges help you shift to a more innovative mindset and give you the experience to confidently use your new skills when you return to “real life.”

Customer Feedback

Our Eureka! Inventing and Eureka! Ventures engagement almost always include one or more rounds of consumer/customer feedback on prototypes, concepts, comparisons, pricing and many other topics.

Meeting Space

While our large Eureka! Room is the cornstone of most events and entertaining, the Library offers a quiet setting for small breakouts or conference calls.

For groups big or small

The Eureka! space is flexible, able to host groups from 5 to 50 indoors, and even more using the covered porch and lawn.  (We follow COVID precautions and the guidance of an Epidemioligist for every event.)

Full Bar & Incredible Bourbon

Our bar serves beer, wine and the most delicious bourbon you’ll find on the planet.  (Made on-site by our sister company, Brain Brew Custom Bourbon.)

Live - In-Person and Simulcast

When needed, events can be recorded or broadcasted live to your audience across the world.

Evening Connection

While days at the Ranch tend to be full speed and high energy, evenings have an energy all their own.  Whether your team likes to chill out and relax, or pop a bottle of bubbly to celebrate – there’s an option for every group.

Prototypes - Inside and Out

During training events and Eureka! Inventing sessions, its common to build prototypes for new innovations.  Sometimes we do simple ones indoors.  Otherwise we use our onsite equipment and workshop to build functional prototypes.

GETTING HERE

3849 EDWARDS ROAD
NEWTOWN*, OH, 45244
UNITED STATES

*If you are taking a taxi or car service, please let the driver know you are headed to the Edwards Road in Newtown, Ohio. There are two Edward’s Roads in Cincinnati and stating Newtown will ensure you get to the correct one.  If using a web service for directions, be sure to use the following address with zip code to go to the correct location.

The closest major airport is Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport located 35 minutes from the Ranch. We recommend leaving the ranch 2 hours before your flight.

PLACES TO STAY

HOTELS WITHIN 5-10 MINUTES OF THE EUREKA! RANCH

Best Western Mariemont Inn   +1 513-271-2100  This charming hotel features authentic Tudor architecture and provides a peaceful atmosphere while still being close to a variety of local amenities.

Tru by Hilton  +1 513-986-0005 The newest hotel in the area Tru by Hilton opened its doors in 2020.

Homewood Suites by Hilton-Milford, Ohio +1 513-248-4663  This hotel features 76 studio and one-bedroom suites, ideal for both short and extended stays, as well as temporary housing accommodations.

Holiday Inn-Eastgate, Ohio  +1 513-752-4400  The Holiday Inn Eastgate provides all the true comforts for today’s business and leisure travelers also offering upscale accommodations, dining, and innovative areas to relax and connect.

Comfort Inn & Suites-Cincinnati, Ohio  +1 513-947-0100  This suburban hotel is located near several local restaurants and the Eastgate Mall.

HOTELS WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF THE EUREKA! RANCH

21c Museum Hotel +1 513-578-6600 One of the most recent additions to the center of downtown this hotel is adjacent to all that is happening from the Contemporary Arts Center to being walking distance to some of the top ranked restaurants in the world.

The Cincinnatian +1 513-381-3000  Rising eight floors above downtown Cincinnati, this hotel is within four blocks of the Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium.

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati  +1 513-579-1234  With 488 guest rooms and the largest hotel ballroom in the city, Hyatt is a jewel among downtown Cincinnati hotels renovated in the last 12 months it is truly a comfortable stay.

Marriott Cincinnati River Center-Covington, Kentucky  +1 859-261-2900  Discover a downtown Cincinnati hotel where convenience meets relaxation in the heart of the city. Situated on the Ohio River, the luxurious Cincinnati Marriott at River Center boasts deluxe accommodations featuring stunning skyline views.

PLACES TO EAT

HERE AT THE RANCH, ALL YOUR MEALS ARE CATERED AND VIRTUALLY ALL CRAVINGS CAN BE SATISFIED.  IF YOU COME INTO TOWN A BIT EARLY OR PLAN ON DINING OUT-WE HAVE MANY SUGGESTIONS. 

Hofbrauhaus  (859-491-7200) The Hofbrauhaus is the first authentic Hofbrauhaus in America. Modeled after the one in Germany, they offer the beer, food and all the German fun one can handle! Located across the river in Newport, Kentucky at 200 E. 3rd St.

20 Brix (513-831-2749) Located in the heart of Old Milford at 101 Main Street they are a true wine bar serving contemporary selections as well as new takes on classic favorites.  It’s a Ranch Favorite!

If you’re craving great steaks and seafood, visit one of Jeff Ruby’s award winning restaurants.
The Precinct 513-321-5454  
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse 513-784-1200 
Carlo and Johnny 513-936-8600

Montgomery Inn Boathouse  (513-721-7427) The world famous Montgomery Inn ribs and a view of the Ohio River make this a unique restaurant. Montgomery Inn sells more ribs then any other restaurant in America. Don’t worry, non-ribs eaters can choose from a variety of seafood and chicken dishes! Located along the Ohio River at 925 Riverside Drive.

Nicholson’s   (513-564-9111) This Scottish pub features traditional fare and boasts a collection of great ales. If you happen to be wearing a kilt-the first pint is free! Doug Hall, Eureka! Ranch founder and bagpipe player recommends their McEwan’s Export India Pale Ale and Macallan 25 year Scotch. Located at 625 Walnut Street, downtown Cincinnati.

THINGS TO DO

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is constantly ranked as one of the top zoos in the country. The Zoo’s 75 acres house 510 animal species and 3,000 plant varieties. 

The Cincinnati Museum Center includes the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of History & Science, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the edge of Appalachia, Omnimax Theater and a variety of special exhibits and events. 

Visit The Newport on the Levee! Located minutes from downtown Cincinnati. The Levee features shops (like Barnes & Nobel, and Pendleton Art Gallery), many restaurants (Mitchell’s Fish Market Brio Tuscan Grille and Claggagh Irish Pub-to name a few), Funny Bone Comedy Club, GameWorks, and fun bars (including Bar Louie and Jeff Ruby’s Tropicana).

(Located at Newport on the Levee) Newport Aquarium showcases over 7,000 aquatic creatures from around the world in a million gallons of water. Named the No. 1 aquarium in the Midwest in the Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in 2004.

For more than 65 years, the Contemporary Arts Center has been a forum for progressive art and ideas serving Cincinnati and the region. Located in the heart of downtown-you shouldn’t miss this museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art!

While in town, why not catch a Cincinnati Reds Baseball, Cincinnati Bengals Football or a Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey game?

Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more that 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years.

Also located in Eden Park, Krohn Conservatory is a nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from all over the world. The palm, tropical, desert and orchid houses exhibit permanent displays of exotic plants in natural settings, complete with a 20-foot rainforest waterfall. 

The Taft Museum of Art is known as one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in about 1820; the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings; Chinese porcelains; and European decorative arts. 

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation’s newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance – and relevance – of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today. Made up of three buildings that symbolize the cornerstones of freedom – courage, cooperation, and perseverance – the Freedom Center’s curving architecture reflects the winding river and the often-changing path to freedom.

All Aboard! Gather the crew. Bring your mates. BB Riverboats is now boarding for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Join us for a breathtaking cruise on the beautiful Ohio River. Regular cruising schedule runs Memorial Day to Labor Day. During our off-season, limited cruises are offered. Please check online reservations for available dates and times. 

The Aronoff Center for the Arts is Downtown Cincinnati’s premier spot to see dance, theater and Broadway shows in the midst of an active neighborhood with plenty of opportunities for pre and post-theater entertainment.

Findlay Market, built in 1852, is Ohio’s oldest continuously operated public market. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the market is home to several dozen, year round, specialty food merchants and a seasonal weekend farmers market.

A trip to the Queen City would not be complete without Graeter’s Ice Cream! Since 1870, Graeter’s has been a tradition in Cincinnati-one taste and you’ll know why! 

You’ve heard about Cincinnati Chili, now try it! Skyline Chili has been a Cincinnati favorite since 1949. With locations scattered all over the city, you have no excuse but to stop and grab a cheese coney!