Try It, You’ll Like It!

Experience a new way of life with a free getaway at Otterbein Granville.

Wondering what it’s like to be a resident at Otterbein Granville? Our “Try It, You’ll Like It” program, also referred to as a “Try It Stay,” lets you experience the lifestyle for yourself. Through the program, you can enjoy a complimentary stay in one of our fully furnished luxury residences.

What to Expect During Your Stay with Us

You may choose to stay for the day, 1 night, or 2 nights. It’s entirely up to you (and entirely free) - we’re as flexible as you are!

  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Bistro
  • Meet some of the residents who are embracing the Otterbein Granville lifestyle
  • Experience a personalized tour of the campus
  • Have a relaxing swim in the indoor pool or a hearty workout in the fitness room
  • Spend valuable time with staff members on the Otterbein Granville team
  • Join in on the fun with one of over 25 small groups that share your interests in art, woodworking, bridge, and more
  • Unwind in a beautifully furnished apartment or cottage
  • Walk or take a golf cart ride on the nature trails through the arboretum and gardens
  • Attend the latest speaker series or other activity on the event calendar
  • Visit with new friends over Happy Hour in the Resident Pub
  • Relax in a freshly updated cottage with a three-season sunroom for your overnight accommodations
  • Tour the Granville area, including Denison University
  • Hop on a bus trip to Columbus for a musical performance

This video explores the common areas
and amenities you can enjoy
at Otterbein Granville.


In this video, hear from residents as they show off their three-season rooms and the views they enjoy every day.


What is a "Try It Stay" like? Watch this video to hear what our recent guests have to say about their visit.


How to Schedule Your Free Getaway at Otterbein Granville

If you’d like to pack your bag and schedule a getaway with the Otterbein Granville family, simply complete the form on this page or give us a call directly. Then, we’ll get in touch to learn more about your background and interests to craft the perfect itinerary for your stay with us. 

We would love to welcome you here, where your spirit knows no age!


What Our Recent Guests Have to Say

“Staying there, waking up in the community and going to sleep at night in one of the lovely cottages helped me imagine living there — what the sounds were like, the feel of walking around there. And everyone’s genuine openness and hospitality — that was special and has left its mark on me.”  — Recent "Try It Stay" guest, from Chicago, Illinois

“I knew from our well-organized itinerary, and the attention to detail from the moment we arrived, our experience here would be great.”
— Recent "Try It Stay" couple

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