May 8th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls
There’s something for everyone in the Hocking Hills, and poker players are no exception! The Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park is hosting their Annual Spring Poker Run on Saturday, May 18, and it is shaping up to be another great ride!
Enjoy a ride through the beautiful Hocking Hills, including stops at Old Man’s Cave, the Rockhouse, Ash Cave, Hocking Hills Motorcycle Ranch, and Cedar Falls, to name a few. All while playing poker! Door prizes, 50/50, and more will be included, with over $2,000 in cash and prizes being given away. The cost is just $20 for a single rider, $25 for a couple if you’re a member of the Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park, and $25 for single, $30 for a couple for non-members.
Register at Hocking Hills Poker Run.com and download the spring route map. Register by May 13 and get a free Friends of the Hocking Hills Poker Run bandana! Then plan to unwind at the end of the day with dinner in our award-winning restaurant and a stay in one of our cabins and cottages.
Book your stay today, and we’ll see you in the Hocking Hills this spring!
April 26th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls
The Hocking Hills is a perfect place to spend a Holiday and we have just the specials to make your stay even better.
Stay with us for the Memorial Day weekend, May 24 – 26, and not only enjoy the Duck Creek Log Jam, but also receive 25% off of your third night! Great music and a great discount will make for a perfect holiday weekend!
Visit us for the 4th of July, July 4 – 7, and experience Thunder in the Valley in Nelsonville, Music in the Park in Downtown Logan, and a Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip, to name just a few of the activities in the area that weekend. Stay with us two nights, and get the third at 25% off.
Labor Day is another great time in the Hocking Hills! Stay August 31 and September 1, and receive 25% off a third night. This is perfect opportunity to take part in one of the Stuart’s Opera House Summer Concerts . These free events are not to be missed and, besides great music, also feature a beer garden and a number of art events in Nelsonville’s Historic Public Square!
And finally, take a break before the busy Holiday season and stay with us November 8-10 and receive 25% off of your third night stay. Or, if you’re a member of our United States Military, receive 30% off of your stay on Veterans Day, November 11, in honor of your service to our nation.
It’s warming up, the trees are budding, and the flowers are brightening the landscape in the Hocking Hills. Check out our Calendar of Events for all special events and discounts we have throughout the year! Welcome, and Enjoy!
April 24th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls
May is the month for music and we’ve got some great festivals that you won’t want to miss!
Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 & 26, the Hocking Hills will be hosting the The 2013 Duck Creek Log Jam! This musical festival of roots, bluegrass, country, rock, and folk, is a must for music lovers – and those who just like to have a good time! Located at the Duck Creek Camping and Outdoor Events Area, the festivities are just off Highway 33 and just minutes away from the Inn. The weekend will be full of some of the best in off-the-beaten-path musical entertainment, including Joshua P. James & the Paper Planes, The Moxie Strings, The Wayfarers, and one of our favorites, The Hocking River String Band – you will recognize them if you’ve been to one of our Wine & Beer Fests!
But one festival is not enough to qualify May as a month of music. Our area also hosts the very popular and ever growing Nelsonville Music Festival, May 30 – June 2. Taking place at Robbins Crossing historic village on the grounds of Hocking College, the festival is described as one of the best in the region and one of the most unique in the country. Cramming as much music as possible into 4 days of festivities, bands will include Wilco, John Prine, Wild Belle, and Olentangy John, just to name a few.
Join us for all of the musical fun and festivities this May! Skip the tents and the cold ground, and spend the night in comfort in one of our cottages or cabins. Enjoy a hearty and delicious breakfast in our award-winning restaurant, before heading back for more amazing music and great times! Rock and Roll, baby, in the Hocking Hills!
April 22nd, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls
Longtime married couple Julie and Jeff first visited us at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls in 2011 after a friend recommended this hideaway as the perfect way to escape life’s hustle and bustle. After a scenic drive from Michigan, the two pulled up to Dogwood, one of our secluded cabins that offers a respite from the world here in
Ohio’s stunning Hocking Hills.
According to Julie, our gorgeous fall weather, combined with the cozy cabin, left her and her husband feeling as if they’d stepped into a wonderful dream. In fact, after their first stay, they were hooked. Before leaving for home that October, they booked another stay for just a month later to join us for Thanksgiving dinner. Ever since, the pair has spent Thanksgiving at the Inn.
“Every time we visit, the Inn compresses all of our relaxation desires into one unforgettable stay,” said Julie.
Jeff serves our country in the U.S. military and is stationed in Afghanistan, which would be stressful for any couple. So the pair makes it a point to visit to the Inn before each deployment. The Inn staff and its owners are grateful to Jeff for his service and we’re honored that they choose us to help them unwind and bond. “Taking that special time together is essential for any marriage”, Julie said. “It’s important for us to get back to the romance. Day-to-day life sometimes forces couples to take each other for granted; it’s vital for two people to get away to reconnect.”
When we asked Jeff and Julie to describe the Inn, three words came to mind: Heaven on Earth. “This is not your chain hotel.” said Julie. “The atmosphere is so personal and totally unlike a touristy resort. If you are looking for high-end quality in a really natural and peaceful setting, this is it!”
Julie encourages and anyone who hasn’t visited to do so right away, adding that the owners and staff of the Inn are personable and always go out of their way to meet their requests and make their stay extra special. According to Julie, escaping Internet and phones allows them to truly disconnect from distractions of the outside world. ”We truly feel alone here. We even like to bring our dog, Ginger, so it’s as if we’ve come home.”
The couple fell so in love with the Inn that they decided to bring the Inn home with them. They purchased the same fine-quality sheets and bathrobes the Inn offers guests, from the gift shop.
“But really, we wish we could just pack up our lives in Michigan and live at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, said Julie. “The Inn is our favorite vacation spot. You simply have to see it to believe it.”
April 19th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls
Ellen Grinsfelder, Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls CEO/Owner/Innkeeper, speaks at a recent Conway Family Business Center meeting, www.familybusinesscenter.com, in Columbus. The Inn has been a member of FBC for about 10 years. Ellen was part of a panel discussing today’s economic impact on businesses. She shared the growth and development of the Inn and how to reinvent your business during these economic times. Ellen says “It was an honor to speak to such a distinguished group of CEO’s from companies across Columbus and the surrounding counties.”
April 13th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls
At the Inn, we pride ourselves in having a large vegetable garden which provides our restaurant with many of its fresh offerings throughout the summer and fall. Our gardener extraordinaire, Kellie, takes great care in planting the garden each year, and this year we are offering you an opportunity to learn from her!
On Tuesday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m., join Kellie in the garden and help to prepare and plant all of the vegetables for the Inn. In return for your hard work, we’ll provide you with a delicious lunch made by Chef Anthony.
Planting with Kellie is a free event and is, of course, weather permitting (though Kellie has been known to work in a light rain).
Join us in the Hocking Hills where spring is in the air and it’s planting season! All are welcome, Enjoy!
April 8th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls
by Randall Wellman, Spa Director
While most folks go south for Spring Break (or come to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls), daughter Madeline and I went to Cleveland. Why Cleveland? If you like to fish for steelhead trout, spring is the time to be there. Steelhead trout are released by ODNR as fingerlings in the rivers and tributaries that run into Lake Erie (Rocky, Grand, Chagrin, Ashtabula, et. al.). They migrate out to the lake where they live for 2-3 years before returning to their home waters to spawn. We went out with guides Rob Beverly and Joyce Smith who put us on fish despite the less-than-optimal conditions. Madeline hooked into a couple, but didn’t get ‘em to the net. I hooked and landed two, a 10 and 13 pounder. Definitely the biggest freshwater fish I’ve ever caught. Back at work, I’m daydreaming about going up there again!
March 25th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls
Recently, Terry and Ellen ventured to the Gervasi Inn & Winery in Canton, OH in celebration of Terry’s birthday. They were joined by their good friends Robert and Sharon. The Gervasi Inn is the newest Ohio addition into the family of Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America. It is a gorgeous property. We dined both nights in their restaurant and the meals were delicious. Terry said it’s some of the best Ohio wines he’s had. We spent the day touring Amish country, seeing the sites, tasting local cheeses and chocolates and of course stopping in at the famous Lehman’s Hardware. Can’t keep the men out of that store!!
We only wished it had been warmer to take advantage of our private deck overlooking the pond. Guess that means we have to return for another stay of rest, relaxation, wine, good friends and good cheer!!