Bird’s Nest Resort

Birds Nest Resort is a unique lodging option on Put-in-Bay. We offer economy, hotel-style rooms as well as rental cottages. Select from King, Double or Efficiency Double rooms for couples or small groups. For larger groups, family reunions, weddings, or friend get-togethers, we also have 2 and 3 bedroom cottage rentals. Situated on 9 beautiful and peaceful acres, there is something for everyone. You can sit by the swimming pool, relax on the porch, or take a walk through the nature trail on the back half of our Put-in-Bay resort property! We are centrally located across the street from the airport, moments from the downtown Put-in-Bay area, a mile from Miller Ferry and a quick golf cart ride or to Joe’s Bar and all the islands’ many attractions.


Along with a relaxing setting we are proud to offer the following to our guests’ experience:

-Free Wifi

-Local television channels

-Pet friendly

-Onsite Golf Cart Rentals

-Easy online bookings

-Outdoor pool

-Outdoor pavilion and grilling area

-Charcoal grills

-Large outdoor green space

-Economy lodging

-Fishermen (and boats) welcome

-Great for couples

-Perfect for families

-Newly renovated

-New Nature Walking Trail

AND coming in Summer 2020…

-10 luxury RV sites

-Water hookup

-Sewage hookup

-Electric hookup


We love it here on South Bass Island and you will too! Just read what our guests have to say about their experiences at the Birds Nest Resort.

Larry R. “Quaint lodging, super nice staff. The golf cart from the resort was a good value and made our trip easier without having to stop and rent a cart. Drove downtown and took the kids to DeRivera Park for a picnic.”

Brenda M: “Great place to take pets. Each little cabin makes you feel separated from others. Plenty of open areas for dogs to walk. Great location to the ferry and to downtown.”

Dennis W: “Great accommodations and good location! The office staff was very helpful and friendly! Very comfortable King bed!”

Jackie S: “Excellent. It was quiet and the room was very clean and comfortable. Stayed at the pool while my husband had a conference downtown.”

Michael B: “Overall a nice place and would stay again. My wife and I rode our bikes to Perry Monument and took in the lake view. Beautiful!”


How do I get to Put-in-Bay?

-There are two ferry services, the Miller Ferry (vehicle/passenger) from Catawba Island and the Jet Express (passenger only) from Port Clinton or Sandusky

Should I bring my car?

-We recommend leaving your car on the mainland and renting a golf cart or using the Island Taxi Service. There is no downtown parking for vehicles.

What is there to do on Put-in-Bay?

-Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island has something for everyone. Hiking, biking, fishing, dining, live music, nightlife, pool bars, sunsets, Perry’s monument, beaches, jet ski rentals, Joe’s Bar and restaurant and wineries to just name a few.

Can I buy beer on the island?

Yes! The Beverage Center in downtown Put-in-Bay has beer, wine, and low proof liquor at state mins available for carry out.


Check-in is between 4 and 8 pm.  Check out at 11 am.  Other times are available by arrangement. Luggage storage is available with early check-in or late departures.

All cabins have a two-day minimum. King, Double, and Efficiency rooms have a two day minimum on the weekends and holidays.

No Saturday Checkouts.

Pre-payment of the first night is required on reservations 2 nights or more and Full payment is due for 1 night reservations-fully refundable until 14 days before your check-in date. No refunds for early departures or no shows.

Parking is limited, so only one car per room. We highly recommend you leave your car on the mainland.  Once on the island, you can take a taxi ($3 anywhere on the island) or rent a golf cart on site.

There is an additional charge of $40 for each pet during your stay.


King room – 2 max

Double/Efficiency – 4 max

2 Bedroom Cottage – 6 max

3 Bedroom Cottage – 8 max

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