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Planting with Kellie

April 13th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

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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 garden 1Tuesday, 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!

Spend Mother’s Day In The Hocking Hills!

March 23rd, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

It’s not too early to make a plan for Mother’s Day! Let us treat the special mother in your life to a delicious brunch, while you sit back, relax, and enjoy her company.

Join us on May 12, and experience Chef Anthony’s delicious menu, beginning with a Pastry Basket, our famous INNmade Granola, and Raspberry Yogurt. Then choose from Eggs Benedict , with an English Muffin, Poached Local Eggs, Crab Meat & Chive-Paprika cedarfalls-rooftop-gardens-01-1419764708-o-desktop-resolutionHollandaise, Roasted Potatoes, Broccolini , Grilled Salmon with Ginger-Citrus Reduction, Jasmine Rice & Julienne Vegetables, or Pan Roasted Chicken Breast w/Lemon Grass Broth, Herbed Papardelle Pasta & Broccolini.  Make sure to leave room for Mixed Berry Cobbler w/Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Flourless Chocolate Torte w/Sweet Cream & Raspberry Coulis for dessert!

After brunch take your mother on a stroll through our Rooftop Garden or enjoy good conversation in front of the fireplace in our Fireside Lounge. Browse through the many items in our gift shop, or book a treatment for your mother in our luxurious spa.

Contact the Inn to reserve your table today, and visit us in the beautiful Hocking Hills this Mother’s Day! We look forward to having you! Welcome, and Enjoy.

Wait Staff Outing

March 22nd, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

Wait Staff Outing


The Inn’s hard working morning wait staff enjoyed an evening out at the Olive Garden.  Fun was had by all, as the staff gathered for dinner Monday night.

Arranged by Dining Room Supervisor Mary, we laughed, shared stories and pigged out on dinner and dessert.

10 Days of Culinary Adventure in the Hocking Hills

March 11th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls









Dine Originals Columbus is 10 years old and, at the Inn, we’re very excited to be a part of their ’10 Days of Culinary Adventure’!

Join us at the Inn this week, March 11 – 20, and take advantage of our Celebrate Taste of Dine Originals 10 package.  Enjoy an overnight stay in one of our quaint guest rooms. Spend the afternoon relaxing in front of the fireplace in our Fireside Lounge or hiking around beautiful Old Man’s Cave.

For dinner, experience a special four-course meal for two created especially for this week by Executive Chef Anthony Schulz.  Look forward to a first course of Pan Roasted Coconut Crab Cake with Baby Greens & Pineapple Vinaigrette or Spicy Tomato-Chick Pea Soup. Follow that with Baby Spinach, Fresh Chevre, Pickled Red Onion, Toasted Hazelnuts & Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette. For the main course choose from Chicken Roulade – Caramelized Onion, Fennel & Carrots with Malhonding Cheese (Kokoborrego Cheese) with Sherry Sauce & Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes or Blackened Flat Iron Steak with Bourbon Demi, Grilled Asparagus & Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes. Make sure to leave room for The Inn’s Famous Mixed Berry Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Lavender Shortbread with Jeni’s Dark Chocolate Ice Cream.

After a peaceful and relaxing night sleep, join us again in our 1840’s log cabin restaurant for a hearty breakfast.

Celebrate 10 years of great dining and local restaurants with us this week with 10 Days of Culinary Adventure! Welcome, and Enjoy!

Spring Fling Special $195

March 7th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

Meadowlark Room50 lucky people will jump into spring with our Spring Fling special at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, nestled in the Hocking Hills of southeastern Ohio. Check in, pick out a mystery gift and allow our staff to help you plan your two days with us.  Enjoy a two night stay in an Inn guest room where daily homemade cookies await you.   Set in an 1840’s log cabin, one morning of your stay discover a hearty breakfast in our restaurant. The other morning we will pamper you and deliver breakfast to your room. If you choose to have a scrumptious lunch or dinner meal while here, you will receive a free dessert from our Chef!  At check out, we will give you a free Select Registry book that will help you plan your next getaway to another fabulous Inn.  All this bliss is valued at $427.00, but you will only pay $195.00 plus tax. Mention Spring Fling when making the necessary reservations.


Original Price $427

Buy Now! Deadline for Reservations 3/17/2013
Quantities Limited to the first 50


Two-Night Stay for Two in a Room
Daily Country Breakfast for Two
Room Service
Daily Fresh Baked Cookies
Free Dessert for Two with Meal Purchase
Mystery Gift at Check In
Select Registry Travel Guide


1) Call 800-653-2557 to purchase and make your reservation
2) Be sure to mention Spring Fling deal


The Fine Print:

  • Limit 1 per person
  • Valid for up to two people
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Valid for new reservations only; not valid towards existing reservations
  • Valid for stays Sunday through Thursday from 3/17 to 6/13/2013
  • All services must be redeemed during one stay and used by same customer(s); cannot be shared
  • Not valid on holidays
  • Not valid towards group rentals or meetings

Except where noted in the Fine Print:

No cash value/cash back
Tax and gratuity are not included
Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion

March-April INNformation at Cedar Falls

February 26th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

Dear Friends,

CedarFalls-Seasons-Spring-a-05Spring in with the roar of the lion with waterfalls at their fullest followed by early, delicate wildflowers like the fur of a baby lamb. It’s amazing that kid’s spring breaks are already beginning. Plan your family time away with your children. Lots of moms bring their daughters to enjoy time for just the two of them.

Benjamin, (Ellen and Terry’s son), will be home the first full week of March from NC State. Ben and Terry are installing a new bathroom shower with tile as well as new tile floor at TreeHouse. Also, they will extend the bar in the Spirits Tavern. Makes more room for our guests to enjoy an early drink before dinner or a soothing after dinner drink. In early March, we are installing new carpet at the spa and the bedroom at the Dogwood cabin.

Spring brings the restaurant out in full force. Chef Anthony has a delectable lunch and dinner menu. Also, effective March 11 we begin serving  lunch 7 days.

Discounts galore for you! Check out the specials. You will discover 25% off on March 10, 20 and April 15. And, a whopping 30% off on April 1, and that’s no April Fool’s joke!

The Inn staff continues to look for new ways for us to enhance our GreenInn projects. The committee is spearheaded by spa director Randy Wellman and includes Nicole, Mary, Erica, Kellie and Terry. The Inn is excited to announce its FreeCycle Inn program. Freecycling is when a person passes on, for free, an unwanted item to another person who needs that item. From silverware to mobile homes, people worldwide are choosing to freecycle rather than discard. The practice frees up space in landfills and cuts down on the need to manufacture new goods. Thousands of groups dedicated to connecting people who want to give away something to people with a need are forming worldwide and the Inn is excited to be involved. A variety of items including tired, sinks, and couch have already been exchanged to a good home. Maybe you should start one in your workplace!

house frontSome of you may remember that Ellen and Terry purchased an 1100 sq ft cottage at Buckeye Lake. Originally, the plan was to use it as a retreat on weekends. However, with all the renovations and liking the idea of sizing down and decluttering (not to mention the view of the lake), they have decided to move to the lake full time. They will commute to the inn as it’s only an hour’s drive. So, they are putting their family home up for sale. They will list it with a realtor mid-March if no one is interested prior to that time. Ideally located only 3 miles from 33 on 664 South (yet secluded from view of the road), it is a cedar sided home nestled on 11 acres. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, two car garage, workshop and pole building. Contact Terry at for more details.

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Coming soon to the Hocking Hills. Check this out! Hocking Hills Adventure Trek Theatre. This is an outdoor stage that will be having live performances on Saturday nights at 7:00pm from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Guests hike from the back of the welcome center on 664 to the venue. The company also schedules an array of “hikes for pay”. A wonderful opportunity to learn first-hand from experts about the area whether as an individual, family or a group.

Lots of exciting events coming up during early spring. Here are just a few to whet your appetite.

*Easter Brunch-March 31

*Spirits Dinner-April 5

*Red Cross Blood Drive-15% off lodging if you donate-April 6

*Shoot the Hills Annual Photography Competition-April 19-21

*Mother’s Day Brunch-May 12

CedarFalls-Cottage-Honeysuckle-04 [Desktop Resolution]Win a FREE Night in the Cottage of Your Choice.  All you have to do is forward our email newsletter to friends or family members. We will select a winner at random from everyone that forwards our newsletter and announce the winner in the next newsletter. We will send one lucky winner a certificate for a one FREE night Sunday-Thursday stay. It will be subject to availability.

We look forward to you seeing you this spring.


Ellen and Terry




“Chef for a Day” immerses guests in culinary experience

February 18th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

After our “Innkeeper for an Afternoon” offering was a sellout last year, we’ve just added a new “Chef for a Day” program, launched to allow you to try your hand running the Inn kitchen.

Chef Anthony Schulz

Led by Executive Chef Anthony Schulz, you can become chef for a day, with classes taking place from 1-5 p.m. most days by advance reservation.  You’ll enjoy a private, four-hour, one-on-one cooking class, tastings and dinner, plus take home the day’s menu, a copy of an Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls cookbook and apron.

The program takes place in the Inn kitchen, where you’ll help Chef Anthony prepare evening dinner service, while you gain specialized training in everything from prepping veggies to making desserts and properly designing a menu.

Already, Chef for a Day is receiving rave reviews from early attendees like Tod and Mary Beckett of Columbus.

“It was so great that we immediately booked a cooking class with Anthony that the Inn was hosting at Hills Market in Columbus.  And we brought ten friends with us,” Mary said.

“We really did this Tod, who is a foodie, but rarely gets to cook because he works such long hours and I usually do the cooking at home,” she said. “But he just loved it.  It was so great to see him learn to separate an egg.  He had never separated an egg!  He had never made a crème brûlée.  But he learned how and did it all that day at the inn.”

Chef for a Day

Chef Anthony added that Chef for a Day is a great way to bring couples or friends together, especially if one person cooks and the other does not.

“They experience what it’s really like behind the lines.  Students learn classic technique, but in an approachable way, and they can ask questions along the way.  Then, they enjoy one of the best meals of their lives, while seeing other guests enjoy the meal that they helped prepare. It’s very gratifying for them.”

If you’d like to become Chef for a Day, just call (800) 653-2557.

Winter Wine TasteInn In The Hocking Hills

February 15th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

One of the best things about starting a new year is a whole new calendar of Wine & Spirit TasteInns and Wine and BeeWine TasteInnr Fests at the Inn!

These events are always popular evenings of fun, friendship, laughter, good food and wine, and even a little education.

Our first Wine TasteInn is February 22 and, as always, is sure to be a great time. Julia Whittington will join us again, this time discussing Wines from Down Under – Australia & New Zealand.

Enjoy the evening with owners Ellen and Terry and a delicious, gourmet dinner provided by Chef Anthony.  Look forward to Salmon Tartar with Citrus Segments, Cucumber Crème Fraiche & Dill Oil, Roasted Sweet Potato and Crab Bisque, Pan Seared King Barramundi with Roasted Red Pepper Relish and Basil Aioli, and Wattleseed Dusted Lamb Tenderloin Pops with Purple Potato Medallions, Mint Gelee and Sweet Pea Puree. After all of these delicious dishes, you’ll still want to leave room for Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Blood Orange and Sea Salt. Each course will be paired with a delicious wine from Australia or New Zealand, courtesy of Julia Whittington and Vintage Wines.

Join us in the Hocking Hills this winter for our Wine TasteInn where you’ll learn a little, drink a little, and laugh a lot! Welcome, and Enjoy!

Super Bowl In The Hocking Hills

January 28th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

This Super Bowl plan to enjoy the game in style!Gathering Place TV

Check in to one of our cozy Inn rooms in the afternoon and enjoy some rest and relaxation before the big game.

Join us in the our award-wining restaurant for a four-course dinner provided by Chef Anthony, before moving into The Gathering Place to watch the game on our big screen TV.

We’ll provide the free snacks and beverages will be available throughout the game, including an original Super Bowl drink!

Contact the Inn to book your room and join us for the big game! Welcome, and Enjoy!

January INNformation at Cedar Falls

January 9th, 2013 by Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

Dear Friends,
Happy New Year!  All the staff hopes you and yours had a wonderful holiday season.  Now, we look forward to a new year filled with fun events and new packages.  Check out our 2013 Calendar of Events.
Winter allows us time to freshen up and renovate.  We have some exciting additions. All Inn rooms now have under counter refrigerators.  And, you asked for footstools and we got ‘em!  Ceramic tile has been added to all Inn bathrooms. Bring your favorite DVD movie or borrow one of ours.  All cabins now have DVD flatscreen TV’s for movies, but no TV reception.  We’ve finished dressing up the remaining cottages with new curtains and new bathroom counter tops are being installed.  Stay tuned for more updates as we move through the winter months.
“Expo for Guidance” Psychic Fair
Warm the winter blues away and attend this FREE Psychic Fair on January 27 from 10:00-5:00pm. Do you have questions you’d like help answering for the coming year?  Need some spiritual guidance? Some of southeastern Ohio’s most gifted mediums, psychics, clairvoyants and health intuitives will be present. Private readings will be available for a nominal fee. In addition to readings, we will offer chair massages and ionic footbaths and a variety of vendors.  A drumming circle will begin the day and will be followed by guest speakers. Want to stay overnight? You can come for the day or, take advantage of a package and have lunch, dinner and stay with us Sunday night.
Psychic Fair
Our corporate business doubled in 2012.  And, it looks like 2013 will be even better.  To help accommodate the increase in business meetings, we promoted Wesley Hunter to Group Event Coordinator.  We are delighted to promote Nicole McCabe to Assistant Innkeeper.
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New Cooking Classes
Chef Anthony is now offering individual cooking classes. Students will work side-by-side Chef Anthony in preparing for evening dinner and will get specialized training. Your day runs from 1:00-5:00 pm, and is available with advance reservations. Join us for dinner that evening to enjoy the dishes you helped prepare.Course Includes:

  • 4-hour one-on-one instruction
  • Menu of the Day
  • A copy of one of the Inn’s cookbooks
  • Inn at Cedar Falls apron
  • Food tasting
  • Dinner
Cooking Classes
Lots of exciting events coming up during this winter.  Here are just a few to whet your appetite.
*Ground Hogs Day Special-25% off two night stay on Feb 1-2
*Valentine’s Day Dinner-Feb 9, 14 & 16
*Valentine’s Day Special-25% off on Feb 14
*Winter Wine TasteInn-Wines from Down Under on Feb 22


We look forward to you visiting us in 2013.


Ellen and Terry