Murder Mystery Weekend Getaways in Ohio

Murder mystery weekends and one-night packages including mystery dinners at The White Oak Inn are a little bit of magic, a little bit of music, and a whole lot of fun! Our murder mysteries are set up for guests to dress in costume and play along. Don’t worry – there are no lines to read or scripts to follow. Just bring along your sense of humor and be prepared to be entertained.

Our scheduled murder mysteries are open to individuals or small groups. See the list of dates and plots below. We can also arrange private murder mystery parties for groups of 14 – 21 guests. Although our murder mysteries are usually one-night packages, we can create a full weekend package for you.   See below for more information about mystery dinners or packages for groups.

Mysteries usually begin at 6 p.m. and end about 10 p.m.  About a month before the date, we send out a package with information about the mystery and which character you will be playing so that you will have time to plan or create your costume and props for the evening.

Mystery Package prices are for individual reservations for mysteries on our schedule.   If you are interested in having a private mystery dinner or overnight stay with mystery,  please see the bottom of this page for pricing and terms for groups, or give us a call for more information.

Our mysteries contain adult content and are not suitable for guests under the age of 18.    We can provide family-suitable themes for private parties.

Our ONE-NIGHT package for scheduled dates
The cost is for two guests and includes the mystery event, dinner, and a hearty country breakfast.
Oak, Maple, Cherry, or Poplar Room – starting at $324
Ash, Walnut or Willow Room – starting at $334   (These rooms are not offered for a one-night package for all dates)

Our TWO-NIGHT package for scheduled dates includes breakfast both mornings and the murder mystery dinner on Saturday.
Oak, Maple, Cherry or Poplar Room – starting at $459
Ash, Walnut or Willow Room – starting at $489
Redbud or Dogwood Room – starting at $509
White Oak Room – starting at $519
Luxury cottages with fireplace and Jacuzzi-style whirlpool tub – starting at $669

Third person in a room for one-night package is $125, for two-night package is $165.   Third person in a cottage is $230 for the two-night package

Our Upcoming Mystery Schedule
Our 2016/2017 season ended in April.   Thanks to everyone who participated. 

Our next season begins Saturday November 18.   Additional dates and plots will be announced in mid-summer.   If you’d like to get a notice when details are available, send us an email or give us a call!   

PRIVATE MYSTERY PARTIES FOR GROUPS

  • Group mystery parties can be arranged for 14 to 21 guests, subject to availability of the inn and the theater group for the date requested. Groups can choose whichever plot they wish from our list below. We will allocate specific rooms based on the number in the group. Cottages are not included.
  • One-night group mystery package includes overnight stay, dinner, and breakfast. Group must book a minimum of 8 guest rooms. Group rate for Sunday to Thursday nights is $309 per room (two guests) and $349 for Saturday.  Single-night Saturdays are available only in January, February, March, April, June and December.   For all other months, we require two-night stays on weekends.
  • Two-night group mystery package includes two nights’ stay, with breakfast each morning and the murder mystery dinner the evening of your choice. The cost is $449 per room (2 guests).
  • Murder mystery dinners without an overnight stay can be scheduled Sunday to Thursday evenings.   The cost is $75 a person, and includes a four-course dinner with non-alcoholic beverages.
  • For group bookings, a 50% non-refundable deposit is due three months ahead of the mystery date, or at time of reservation if it is made less than three months in advance. Remaining balance is due 30 days before the mystery.
  • All deposits should be considered non-refundable. If anybody in a group cancels, it is their responsibility to find somebody to take their place. If another person takes the place, we will refund the original guest’s deposit less a $50 handling charge.

Please contact the inn for more information on group mystery packages.  740-599-6107.

THE PLOTS

Murder at the Masquerade
Anticipation is building in the world of the rich and famous as everyone waits for their invitation to The White Oak Inn’s first annual Masquerade Party.   All the movers and shakers will be there – investors, athletes, musicians and Hollywood glitterati.  You never know who might be hiding behind that mask, but it’s going to be in your best interests to figure out whether they are innocent or guilty.  During this fun evening of music, mayhem and murder you’ll get to rub shoulders with such famous personalities as Mac McEnroe (brother of John) and Jeff Jefferson, the great, great, great grandson of Thomas and George Jefferson.

Knights of the Octagon Table
It is 930 AD and the kingdom is restless. King Creole just died and all of the Knights of the Octagon Table have been notified, via chainmail, that they must now assemble and choose a new King. Their votes are being tainted by bribes from the Ladies in Waiting, Maidens of the Court, and the Queen, herself. Once the treasured artifacts are in place, Excalibur and the Wholly Grail, the Knights are set to cast their ballots…

The Unemployed Superhero Union Meeting
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…..to whom might we be referring? Certainly not this group. Once a fierce, fervent, crime-fighting force, the superheroes of yesterday aren’t quite as sharp as they used to be. They have been out of work for the past few years and are looking to make a comeback. But first they need to get organized. Who will lead this compilation of caretakers back to their respected position in the crime-fighting community? Who will be there to ruin their plans? And who will die trying? Run, fly, or travel coach in a Value Jet, but do whatever it takes to get to this monumental meeting of muscle.

The Freda Love and Skip Moore Wedding
It’s 1967, and flower-children Freda and Skip are about to consummate their impending nuptials. What could possibly go wrong on a beautiful day like this? Well we don’t call it a murder mystery for nothing. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something in a body bag. Join the wedding party for an evening of peace, love, laughs, and loaded weapons.

Appalachian Family Reunion
All the kinfolk are getting together for the annual Gristle family reunion. Gristles from all over the three counties of swampland they call home have reunited at “Yvonne & Ian’s half way house and tattoo emporium” where Cousin Floyd is employed. (He got us a really great deal on the facilities!) The Gristles are known for being a wild bunch and tonight will probably be no exception.

The Hiney Awards
We’re rolling out Red’s carpet for the most celebrated evening of the year, the presentation of this year’s Hiney Awards. The Motion Picture Association has shunned them, and the Actors Guild is embarrassed by them, but tonight they will receive their just desserts. Actors, directors, writers, and gaffers from the year’s most forgettable movies will all be on hand to vie for the most coveted award of them all, The Hiney. Find out what movies are to die for at this year’s awards.

Murder at The Speakeasy
It’s 1927.  The biggest party of the year is going to be held at the private club known as White Oak and all the movers and shakers will be there.  Everyone from city officials to gangsters.   People will mingle, make connections, trade favors, and someone may even try on a pair of cement shoes for size.

The Lounge Singers’ Convention
These singers are so bad that the hotel that held their last convention had to be closed down by the health department. It was overrun with wild cats looking for mates whenever the group performed. We may be praying for more than just Elvis to leave the building. How many times can you stand to listen to Feelings in one night?

Class of 1969 Reunion
The kids are all grown up now and are heading back to Barry Manilow Memorial High School for their class reunion. Hope you were paying attention in math class, so you can count the survivors. This class has some secrets that make for an evening of whodunnit fun. Think of it as Carrie meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High.