1 . Old Man's Cave Chalets

Logan, Ohio

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Escape to the geological gem, Hocking Hills, where cascading waterfalls entrance you and gorges and stunning cliffs stand before you. Remove yourself from everyday life at the luxurious Old Man’s Cave Chalets.

A natural habitat for families and couples to enjoy year-round, Old Man’s Cave Chalets provide the ultimate respite in Southeastern Ohio. Grown to include over 50 immaculate and luxurious cabins, Old Man’s Cave Chalets is the number one vacation rental in Hocking Hills. Spacious cabins, cottages and log homes are an idyllic home away from home. Gourmet kitchens with handcrafted counters, private fireplaces and hot tubs complete your rental. Relax at the outdoor swimming pool and recreation area. Pick up souvenirs at the Lobby Gift Shop. And explore the beauty of the Hocking Hills. Two hundred million years of erosion has caused the blackhand sandstone to form different textures and as you hike along scenic trails, you’ll see natural caves and chasms as well as polished marble riverbeds. During winter, cross country ski through the area and to glimpse the perfect icicle sculptures embedded into the scenery. There’s no place quite like Old Man’s Cave Chalets in Hocking Hills, which makes it our No. 1 pick!

Address

18905 State Route 664, South Logan, OH 43138

Highlights

Heritage Tours of downtown Lancaster provide a historical picture of the town’s earliest days.

Fun facts

Logan County was named for Ben Logan, who fought Native Americans in the Hocking Hills area.

2 . Glenlaurel Inn & Spa

Rockbridge, Ohio

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Experience the legend of the Glenlaurel Inn and Spa, an intimate adults-only Scottish country inn in the Hocking Hills! Spanning 140 acres, the inn provides an unpretentious lodging and fine dining experience.

Reminiscent of a true Scottish inn, the Glenlaurel takes its name from the Scottish word ‘glen’ which means a narrow, secluded valley or laurel, an evergreen that runs plentiful along the property. Each luxurious Hocking Hills cabin is ideal for romantics and dreamers. Choose from cheerful cabin rentals, suites, rooms and crofts, each offering the finest amenities. Fine dining at Glenlaurel is a unique affair with Scottish flair. Dine on six to seven candlelit courses to the sounds of bagpipes and poetry. The heavily wooded Rockbridge area features the peaceful Camusfearna Gorge, a naturally beautiful trail offering 50-100 ft. rocky cliffs, caverns and majestic waterfalls. Visit the Joppa Wellness Center for yoga and wellness classes as well as soothing spa services. Snuggle in a hammock for two. And enjoy kid-free nights alone in front of the dancing flames from your private fireplace. Discover one of the most peaceful and romantic retreats in the Hocking Hills. You’ll feel like you’re in the Scottish countryside!

Address

14940 Mt. Olive Road, Rockbridge, Ohio 43149

Highlights

Glenlaurel has partnered with Lancaster Country Club and guests can play at the private par 72 course designed by Donald Ross and Jack Kidwell.

Fun facts

The Glenlaurel is a member of Select Registry, a prestigious lodging association which consists of the nation’s finest B&B’s, inns and small hotels.

3 . Lazy Lane Cabins

Logan, Ohio

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Choose from over 30 cabins, cottages and vacation homes throughout Hocking Hills at our No. 3 pick, Lazy Lane Cabins. Offering an abundant wildlife habitat and diverse geographical location, Lazy Lane is ideal for romantic vacations and family retreats.

Whether you stay in Lazy Lane Cabins rustic or deluxe accommodations, you’ll enjoy pristine seclusion and privacy from everyday life. Rentals are located throughout the Hocking Hills region, so you’ll be within walking distance to the area’s nine state parks and plenty of outdoor entertainment. All of Lazy Lane’s accommodations offer fully equipped kitchens, gas grills and hot tubs. Most have private fireplaces and you’ll find outdoor fire pits for campfires. Several of the cabins even have private ponds for fishing lovers and swimmers. Enjoy a romantic getaway complete with a private chef, couples massage and bottle of wine by the fire. Take a historic train ride on the family-friendly Hocking Valley Scenic Railway while traveling in a vintage 1920s coach. Or, head to Lake Logan for 400 acres of swimming and fishing for northern pike, bass and so much more! Head out to the Lazy Lane Cabins, an ideal location for any getaway!

Address

16757 State Route 664 S, Logan, OH 43138

Highlights

The Washboard Music Festival is held each year over Father’s Day weekend in Logan.

Population

Logan has a population of 6,704.

4 . Big Pine Retreat

Rockbridge, Ohio

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Our No. 4 pick – Big Pine Retreat – is located on what was once considered ‘sacred ground’ by the Shawnee Indians. Tecumseh and other tribal chiefs came to Hocking Hills to visit the caves still considered to be powerful medicine

Covered with trees, caves and brooks, Hocking Hills’ history and nature combine to create Big Pine Retreat. Wildlife is abundant so as not to disrespect Native American culture. You might see deer and beavers along with birds migrating to the area. The delightfully preserved cabins – Mingo, Delaware, Shawnee and Wyandot – all offer full kitchens, hot tubs and charcoal grills for BBQs. Each spacious cabin is ideal for entertaining. Happy Trails Horseback Rides take you deep within Hocking Hills on some of the best scenic trails. Visit some of the area’s most preserved natural sites including Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave, Conkle’s Hollow and so much more. Indulge in a relaxing massage and blissful spa treatments right in the comfort of your own cabin! At night, wind down with a glass of wine as you gaze at the brilliant stars lighting up the sky. Peaceful solitude, beautiful scenery and timeless appeal light up your Hocking Hills visit to Big Pine Retreat.

Address

25822 Big Pine Rd., Rockbridge, Ohio 43149

Highlights

Visit the Hocking Valley Birding Trail where you’ll experience the best places to find birds.

Fun facts

Big Pine Retreat is located on ‘sacred ground’ once inhabited by the Shawnee Indians.

5 . The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Logan, Ohio

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Discover the simple joys of the Earth’s beauty at The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls. Surrounded by Hocking Hills State Park, the inn offers charming cabins, 1840s log cabins and bed and breakfast rooms.

Get in tune with the harmony of nature among rock formations, caves and delicate waterfalls that surround the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls. You’ll find just the right lodging; a stay at the inn is an experience tailored for you. Tranquil cottages rest on the edge of a deep forest and offer charming gas log stoves and private decks. Distinctive log cabins offer fully equipped kitchens, whirlpool tubs, gas log stoves and porch swings. Or, stay in one of the nine antique-filled guest rooms. A unique dining experience awaits you. Decadent three-course meals served in an original 1840s log cabin feature only the freshest ingredients and change seasonally. The gem of the inn is the Spa at Cedar Falls, a relaxing retreat of simplicity. Renew and rejuvenate as you discover closeness to nature. A dreamlike inn in the Hocking Hills, the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls invites you to experience breathtaking beauty, fairytale charm and so much more.

Address

21190 State Route 374, Logan, OH 43138

Elevation

741 feet

Fun facts

Estel Crabtree, MLB player for the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals, resides in Logan.

6 . Getaway Cabins

South Bloomingville, Ohio

CALL DIRECT: +1 (740) 385 - 3734

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Experience the magic of the Hocking Hills at Getaway Cabins. These modern, yet rustic cabins provide an escape from everyday life.

An ideal destination for romance and families, each of the 21 Getaway Cabins has its own personality, location and surroundings. All offer kitchens, fireplaces and hot tubs that fit up to 8 people. Some even allow pets! You’ll find some cabins and cottages to be in complete seclusion from the rest of the resort, while others are closer together – ideal for groups or extended families. The original 1825 cabin houses the office and Misty Ridge Gift Shop. Plan your ideal Hocking Hills wedding or honeymoon at Getaway Cabins. You’ll be presented with a bed of roses and a gourmet picnic dinner upon arrival. Delight in an in-room couple’s massage before you exchange vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Here with family? Discover a myriad of hiking trails to several natural wonders including Ash Cave and the Cantwell Cliffs. Plan a fishing excursion on Lake Logan or Canoe down the Hocking River! There’s plenty to do and see in the Hocking Hills. For a majestic getaway, the Getaway Cabins are a serenely beautiful escape for romance or family adventure.

Address

26366 Chapel Ridge Rd., S. Bloomingville, Oh 43152

Highlights

Canoe down the Hocking River courtesy of Old Man River Canoe Livery.

Elevation

702 feet

7 . Cherry Ridge Retreat

New Plymouth, Ohio

CALL DIRECT: +1 (740) 380 - 9009

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Our #7 Hocking Hills getaway takes you to 140 forested acres, five stocked ponds, and miles of groomed trails where you're sure to find a luxurious cottage that's perfect for your Ohio getaway!

Cherry Ridge Retreat features a range of charming accommodations with elegant wood floors, vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces and gourmet kitchens. Here, you can relax in your cottage and enjoy the hot tub and private cabana as you take in the breathtaking natural surroundings that the Hocking Hills are known for. At Cherry Ridge Retreat you can simply delve into the peace and quiet of a simple, relaxing vacation experience without the stress and worries of everyday life. And for when you want a taste of adventure, Cherry Ridge Retreat offers that, too. Discover miles and miles of walking and hiking trails. Head to their new 2700 square foot putting green for a relaxing afternoon of golf. Or take out a boat onto the 2.5 acre lake of pristine waters and enjoy fishing under the bright sunshine. No matter what you choose to do at Cherry Ridge Retreat, you'll be sure to have an unforgettable time.

Address

Cherry Ridge Retreat 22097 Cherry Ridge Road New Plymouth, OH 45654

Highlights

Stay at the Lake House at Cherry Ridge Retreat and you'll be just steps from the 2.5 acre lake! Enjoy their complimentary boat to take out on the waters for fishing and more!

8 . Buffalo Lodging Company

Rockbridge, Ohio

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Deep within the Hocking Hills region of Southeastern Ohio, our No. 8 pick Buffalo Lodging Company began with the opening of Buffalo Falls Lodge before adding Buffalo Creek Lodge.

Within both lodges, Buffalo Lodging Company offers luxurious and charming guest rooms resembling rustic log cabins in a serenely beautiful setting – idyllic for retreats, weddings and family reunions! Fully equipped gourmet kitchens, spacious great rooms for entertaining and Jacuzzi tubs round out the grandeur of the lodges. Both the six-bedroom Buffalo Falls Lodge and seven-bedroom Buffalo Creek Lodge feature a theater room, outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs, grilling pit, horseshoes and corn hole. In addition, Buffalo Meadows Lodge will be opening in the spring of 2011. Hocking Hills is home to the most beautiful nature depictions in Ohio. Stroll the scenic trails to visit Ash Cave, Conkle’s Hollow and the Cantwell Cliffs! Swimming, boating and fishing can all be found at Lake Logan, less than five minutes away. Or, relax at your gorgeous lodge by the swimming pool and enjoy a late night BBQ with family and friends. Bring family, friends and loved ones to Buffalo Lodging Company’s majestic retreat in the Hocking Hills!

Address

24789 Miller Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Highlights

A visit to Cantwell Cliffs requires going the extra mile – literally. As the most scenic spot in Hocking Hills, Cantwell Cliffs is an extra mile north of other natural wonders which typically keeps visitors away.

Fun facts

Rockbridge is named after an actual bridge naturally formed in a large section of sandstone. The bridge stretches more than 100 feet long and 10-20 feet wide.

9 . Hummingbird Hill Cabin Rentals

Sugar Grove, Ohio

CALL DIRECT: +1 (740) 380 - 3242

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Set amidst seemingly endless acres of wilderness, Hummingbird Hill Cabins near Old Man’s Cave are comfortably veiled in the beautiful Hocking Hills. Bask in the natural splendor of wilderness covering 140 private, wooded acres.

Designed to offer all the comforts of home, each two- to four-bedroom Hummingbird Hill cabin provides a relaxing retreat for families and romancing couples. Charming and elegantly rustic, each cabin offers fully equipped kitchens, two full baths, hot tubs and screened-in porches. These multi-level cabins are built into the side of a ridge for beautiful, panoramic views of the wooded hillside below. Outdoor campfire rings are available for late night BBQs. Make your stay unforgettable at Hummingbird Hill. Remote hiking trails, rock climbing and rappelling and hidden waterfalls make the Hocking Hills one of the most beautiful natural wonders. Zip through the deep forests on a canopy zip line tour. Watch for unusual birds at Lake Logan. Or, take a historical train ride through Logan and Nelsonville. At Hummingbird Hill Cabins, you’ll be able to make memories happen! In the midst of diverse wildlife and steep cliffs lies the Hummingbird Hill Cabins near Old Man’s Cave. Come for adventure. Stay for the memories.

Address

9654 Buckeye Rd., Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155

Population

Sugar Grove has a population of 448.

Highlights

Visit Conkle’s Hollow, one of the deepest rocky gorges in Ohio. Legend has it Native Americans used to hide stolen treasures here.

10 . Nature's Pointe Cabins

Laurelville, Ohio

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 456 - 3083

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Picturesque and rare cliffs, gorges, rock, shelters and waterfalls surround our final Hocking Hills vacation homes: Nature’s Pointe Cabins - a tranquil solitude of nature.

Nature’s Pointe Cabins sits on 45-acres in an area with large unbroken forests. You’ll experience a remote, secluded beauty with very little traffic. With its idyllic ridgetop location, Nature’s Pointe offers five cozy and welcoming cabins just for you! Choose from Settler’s Hollow, The Wildwood, Ridgeview, Cricket’s Cove and Bellwoode. Each charming and secluded cabin comes equipped with full kitchens, hot tubs on the deck and all the amenities you’ll need for your Hocking Hills vacation. No other cabin is visible from your own. Hocking Hills offers a myriad of activities perfect for a family-friendly retreat or a romantic getaway. Explore unique caves, cliffs and waterfalls that will leave you speechless. Whether you take a peaceful stroll through the woods or trek the tedious trails, you’ll discover a natural beauty. In fact, much of the Hocking Hills sights and attractions – Cantwell Cliffs, Conkle’s Hollow, etc. – have been naturally carved. Take a break from everyday life, and experience the charming warmth of Nature’s Pointe Cabins in the naturally, beautiful Hocking Hills.

Address

1 Hocking Hills, Laurelville, OH 43135

Highlights

Witness the epic story of Tecumsah! The Ultimate Outdoor Drama Experience minutes away in Chillicothe.

Population

Laurelville has a population of 553.

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