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.”