Briarwood Sporting Club
2001 TR 55
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
P.O. Box 760
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
937.593.8045 – Office and Reservations
HERE'S WHAT GUESTS AND MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY
"After 62 years of hunting deer, I have finally found deer heaven. I booked a hunt for October so I could get my own to experience something other than our normal Maryland & Pennsylvania expeditions. I was successful with, at the time, the best and biggest whitetail I had ever taken. He didn’t shoot. Based on the quality of the deer we had seen we booked another hunt for the following November. This time we were both successful, remarkably successful! But that’s only part of the Briarwood tale! The personnel were the main ingredients to making a hunting trip to a new venue an unforgettable adventure. Thanks to Mike, and Chris for this opportunity. We will return. If you haven’t tried it, do it!"
"This is the second year that our family started getting together at the holidays. Pine Lake Lodge more than exceeded our expectations as far as size and accommodations. We had a great time and look forward to coming back in the future."
"Wonderful family weekend! Skiing, tubing, food, football, family games. Treasured memories for all. Already planning for next year."
'We had a great time. Fished the ponds, lakes, streams. Caught bass, bluegill, perch, and got 9 trout. Ate smoked trout for the first time. Had a great deer meal with Chris and Kristy. Homemade ice cream & strawberry shortcake. Great time!"
"We really love it here at Briarwood. We have spent numerous weekends, Christmas and our 30th wedding anniversary with numerous family friends here. This weekend we are here once again with friends from high school and college. The fishing has been wonderful and the weather beautiful. The autumn colors are beautiful especially when reflecting on the blues. Already planning our next visit!"
"It is the adventures in life which make it worth living, and what a great adventure I’ve had hunting here at Briarwood Sporting Club! Thank you very much and I’ll see you again somewhere down the hunting trail!"
"Few words can express the realness of this experience. We had a great time getting to know nature and amenities of this magnificent haven. This heaven away from the city makes you appreciate life even more. God Bless."
"It is becoming a tradition that we spend a couple days during Spring Break here at Briarwood. The boys love it - and this cabin is our favorite, although we go back and forth. The Briarwood cabin and Rainbow have their great qualities as well. The view in the morning makes me forget, reflect and relax. Oh, and the fishing is good too!"
"We had some friends here to celebrate our birthday’s with us. It was relaxing for everyone on a Sunday afternoon. One of our friends had beginners luck as a fisherman and he didn’t want to go home! The lodge was so private and so well equipped. Our stay was perfect. Thanks!"
"Crunch of the Autumn leaves. Sights and smells of Earth beginning her seasonal slumber. Hearing, feeling and then watching breezes bend the tree limbs and sway waters edge cottontails. We shared great vistas, meals, fishing, and experiences together. Lots of laughter over the tales told and card games played. Our hearts are full and senses brimming with delight! Thanks everyone!"
"Traveled from the state of Washington to experience the beauty of Briarwood. This is an incredible estate, anyone’s paradise. Had the great experience to harvest a mature Whitetail buck. Great food and awesome people. Looking forward to a return trip."
"Came from Michigan, had an amazing time! My uncle and I each harvested great bucks, and had fun watching more bucks in the woods than we ever thought possible. Thanks for a great time! PS…240 yards. Long shot!"
"This is one of those destinations where you don’t know where to start to explain the experience. It was a wonderful time, hunt & stay. The staff and the property are top shelf! I’ll be back!"
"This has been a terrific week! Can’t say enough about the staff, accommodations, and amazing bucks! My thanks to all of you for such a fine week of hunting and for your attention to detail! Warm regards."
"Briarwood is a little slice of heaven! We had an exceptional time. The owner Chris, our guide Mike, and everyone else truly made this an experience of a lifetime! We’ve seen the largest deer of our lifetime and our grandson got his deer of a lifetime named “Josie Whales”. Looking forward to our next visit!"
"What an awesome weekend! We brought our grandsons to join us for a weekend at Briarwood Lodge. The expressions on their faces when walking in the door were priceless. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and warm, cozy fires by the huge fireplace….s'mores, popcorn and Hershey bars for snacks after a long day of fishing. The weather was chilly but our hearts were warm. We taught them to fly fish this weekend. What a great memorable weekend!"
- Bill Bovett
Absolutely love it here!!
August 25, 2021Lora Hengstenberg Winkler
I just feel compelled to write yet another review for Briarwood Sporting Club. I have hunted there 3 times and I am going again this fall. So many outfitters advertise they provide the “experience of a lifetime.” While may do deliver a great hunting experience, Briarwood is truly and exceptional hunting experience. I have been hunting Whitetails for nearly 50 years and Briarwood is just magical. I have never experienced anything similar. From the time you arrive to long after your hunt, you know you have experienced something very very special and your heart longs to return. If you are considering Briarwood for your next deer hunting experience, I hope my review will be the nudge you need to schedule your hunt that will truly be an “experience of a lifetime.” Chris Daniels and his team are simply amazing. Not only are they great people, they are all exceptional hunters. I can’t wait for fall so I can get back to Briarwood. If you would like to talk to me about my experiences at Briarwood, please feel free to call me at 816-914-2124. I love to talk hunting.
April 30, 2021Cullie Rechner
Lodges are well maintained and very clean. The setting is beautiful and inviting for walks any time of the day or night.
January 19, 2021
- Jessie Warner
It was one of the funnest times ever also the last time my father ever I take and to be of a go back where he shot his last animal and get these monster and trophy books of her own will remain in our hearts forever I would definitely recommend a Briar lady if you are looking forward and family filled or even just a single hunt or fish getaway .
November 19, 2020Keller Woodward
Amazing experience with great people and awesome home made meals, couldn’t have asked for a better hunting trip... the folks at briarwood definitely know how to please a group of people
November 12, 2020Mark Woodward
5 star staff and unmatched beauty make this the trip of a lifetime. There are trophy deer and some of the best trout fishing in the US
November 10, 2020
- Sam Holley
One of the best fishing clubs I have ever had the pleasure to fish. The land is beautiful, staff professional, and fish are plentiful. Cannot wait to see you again.
August 14, 2020Lavon Winkler
Briarwood Sporting Club is a very special place. I just love hunting there. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. The property is so beautiful and well designed. They continue to invest in enhancements to what is already an amazing facility. The quality of the deer is beyond belief. Briarwood is so much more than huge bucks. It’s the total experience of being in the field and sharing the love of hunting with likeminded sportsman. I just returned from my second visit with my son and we have already paid our deposits for a third visit. Many hunting outfitters will claim they provide the “opportunity of a lifetime” and they work hard for their clients. At Briarwood, it really is an experience of a lifetime. Our guides, Jeff and Dane, are true professionals and have become good friends. Thank you Chris and Kristy Daniels for your attention to detail and for creating such a remarkable place. My son and I will hunt Briarwood many times over. If you are considering Briarwood and need additional information or just have questions, please feel free to give me a call. I would love to field your questions and tell you more about Briarwood. My cell is 816-914-2124.
October 11, 2019Ben Huntzinger
The entire trip was awesome! The best people ever and the most healthy whitetail deer population I've ever seen. The accommodation and hospitality was the most top notch that can be
September 27, 2019
- Pam Davis
When we are able to spend some time at Briarwood, I find it very peaceful!
June 21, 2019Michele Engle
Briarwood is such a beautiful place! The cabin was very nice and clean. The staff was extremely helpful. Will definitely go back.
May 28, 2019Jason Craycraft
FANTASTIC! Family and I had a great time, clean lodge, great staff will stay here multiple times. Thanks Briarwood!
April 4, 2019
- Julie Fuzinski
The accommodations were fantastic! The views from the Lodge were beautiful and the Lodge was large but cozy! We had a great family weekend and did not want to leave! I would highly recommend Briarwood!
February 27, 2019Jodi Marie
Beautiful cabin and scenery. Staff was so pleasant and kind. Love that it was super close to Mad River Mountain. Our family made great memories staying here!!
February 10, 2019Shannon Utz
Great place to rent for a get away! Beautiful, serene and cozy. Plenty of space for the family to make great memories!
February 9, 2019
- Todd Witte
Great place to stay during weekend ski trip! Got tons of snow that weekend, which was magically cleared from our porch and driveway
January 26, 2019Stephen Earl Wills
For the past 8 years our family has rented pine lodge at Briarwood. The lodge is able to handle our large family with room to spare. Briarwood is centrally located in Ohio an close to Ski Madriver and tubing. The staff has always been helpful and friendly. We’ve already book for 2019.
January 22, 2019Michael Morris
One word, Exceptional! Worth every penny! Spent 5 days at Briarwood Sporting Club hunting white tail deer, we were 4 for 4! We all had the time of our life and would like to thank Chris and his family and staff for welcoming us and treating us like family. I recommend Briarwood Sporting Club to anyone that is planing an event and would like to give either family or customers a memory of a lifetime. We look forward to returning in the fall to do it all over again!
January 10, 2019
- Karen Cameron
Briarwood stay was a comfortable, amazing gathering place for my family to share holiday time together. We enjoyed seeing the wild turkey and deer coming close enough to view from the breakfast bar. Many memories shared around the beautiful indoor fire pit area. Thank You
January 9, 2019Toby Morris
Phenomenal time, Chris and Christy and there family are terrific people, they cater to your every need and they spend quality time with you. Our guide Brennon was a exceptionally polite young man that always put us on deer and also catered to our every need. Mike and Pam also where great cooks and great people. Our whole group had a great time we all got Deer and we will be back.
January 8, 2019Matt Thon
I grew up hunting whitetails in Northern Minnesota dreaming about big bucks and the thrill of watching whitetails during the rut. I have lived in Alaska for awhile and when I had the opportunity to purchase this hunt through the SCI Alaska chapter I really didn't know what to expect. Here's what I can say about Briarwood, it is a living, breathing, whitetail dream world. That may sound excessive, but what you experience on this property is nothing short of amazing. The attention to detail from the meticulously maintianed property to your treatment in the lodge and dining table are impressive to say the least. Chris, Mike and Brennan couldn't be better hosts and I truly enjoyed my time with them. So in Mike's words, this place is "PRIMO!!"
November 16, 2018
- Jim Howe
I would recommend the quality of the staff, the quality of the game here, the friendliness of the atmosphere and true caring of all the owners, guides, and staff members. I had a terrific hunt. The owners, guides, and staff made me feel at home. They all legitimately care about the quality of my aunt and my stay and asked me on several occasions what they could do to make this day more enjoyable. Definitely five star.
November 14, 2018Steve Stokes
Briarwood Sporting Club is "THE" place to go for an incredible hunting and fishing experience of a lifetime. The owners, guides, chef and staff are top shelf!! I would highly recommend this club for families and sportsmen alike!!
November 5, 2018Randy Harden
What a great place with great people. Love the family style atmosphere and the heart felt care given to all of the details.
October 30, 2018
- Regina Zelna
The staff, guides, and owners of this operation are all top notch ! All aspects of our hunt were addressed ! It was truly a pleasure to visit and experience such a professional operation ! If I could go back tomorrow I would be there. Only problem myself and my hunting partner found was we didn't go sooner !All my best to Chris, Christy, and Mike the guide, Dan Zelna.
October 27, 2018Lois Ann Brinn Daniels
What a beautiful place to hunt, fish or relax with friends and family! The staff is friendly and helpful. LOVE this place!
October 20, 2018Rick Chapman
Just returned to Florida from a stay at Briarwood. Every aspect of this facility is TOP NOTCH and impressive! The grounds are beautiful, lodging for eight of us was perfect, and the owners and staff could not have been more helpful or professional. Truly an amazing experience. Rick & Barbara Williams Chapman
October 19, 2018
- Thomas Danny Daniels
8 of us stayed at Briarwood for 5 days and had a wonderful relaxed and at the same time adventurist time . Staff were very friendly and attentive to our needs and wants. Thanks to Briarwood Sport Club! 😊
October 17, 2018Mark Yamada
We really enjoyed and loved our stay at Briarwood, everything from getting picked up from the airport, to the amazing accommodations, the professional service and staff, and most of all the hunting and fishing is absolutely the best!! At Briarwood we have experienced memories of a lifetime....Mahalos and Thank You, Mark and Doris
October 11, 2018Cathy Boardman-Smith
Briarwood Sporting Club is truly a 5-Star hunting/fishing experience! My wife and I have been there 4 times. Each time it continues to impress us and make us want to return the following year. The Daniel's family and everyone around the club truly make it an incredible experience!
October 3, 2018