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