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HI - Lucas - Malabar Farm

H.I. Malabar Farm celebrates country life on a historic working farm located in the middle of Ohio's most popular outdoors tourism area.

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Welcome to our hostel

It's worth going off the beaten path to find true magic. HI Malabar Farm, though only 10 minutes off I-71, is deep in the central highlands of Ohio. The hostel is in Malabar Farm State Park, the historic estate of Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer Louis Bromfield, who set aside an international career to focus on farming after he saw the devastation caused by the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. In addition to its agricultural legacy, Malabar is famed for Bromfield's Hollywood connections: his friends Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall married here. More recently, Hollywood returned to film "The Shawshank Redemption" at Malabar and at the nearby Ohio State Reformatory. Millions flock to the area for hiking, bicycling and canoeing, too.

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