Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls http://innatcedarfalls.com Hocking Hills Cabins Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:30:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What You Need to Know About Ohio University Moms Weekend http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/01/need-know-ohio-university-moms-weekend/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/01/need-know-ohio-university-moms-weekend/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:55:33 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11923 From the first cry of our first child until the last one’s graduation day, there is one thought that most mom’s think at least once, if not at least once a day, please don’t grow up. While moms may complain from time to time about their children if you ask them if they would trade... Read more »

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Ohio University Moms WeekendFrom the first cry of our first child until the last one’s graduation day, there is one thought that most mom’s think at least once, if not at least once a day, please don’t grow up. While moms may complain from time to time about their children if you ask them if they would trade it, the answer will always be no. Mom’s are the ones that are always there for you. They cook you your favorite meals when you ask them to, they do a countless number of loads of laundry, and they do all of these things because they love you. For most moms saying goodbye to their children as they venture out into the real world and college can be a sad time. However, at Ohio University Moms Weekend, there is a weekend dedicated to spending time with your favorite Ohio University student. We at Inn at Cedar Falls love housing all of our mom visitors for Ohio University Moms Weekend. There are so many fun things to do during the weekend that it will be hard to choose where to start.

If you aren’t very familiar with Ohio University, here are a few quick facts that will help you get an idea about the campus. Ohio University is located in Athens, OH which is located in the southeast side of the state, about 1 1/2 hours outside of Columbus. Ohio University is known throughout the country as one of the top schools to attend. Entrance requirements are high and the students who leave Ohio University not only leave with a great education and many opportunities for employment but also they have a great time while they were there.

Ohio University loves giving back to their students and their families by planning these great Family Weekends, like the Ohio University Moms Weekend. This year’s Ohio University Moms Weekend will be held April 10th-12th, 2015. While the events for this year’s Ohio University Moms Weekend won’t be announced until March, looking back at last year’s events will give you a good idea on how the weekend will be structured.

The weekend starts on the Friday and while some events will be held during the day, the Ohio University Moms Weekend doesn’t really get going until that night. That night there will be an array of events planned for many different preferences. Last year there was a dinner theater, movie screening, wine tasting, star gazing, and much more. Be sure to get a lot of rest that night as the Ohio University Moms Weekend amps into high gear on Saturday. Being that Ohio University is located in such a wonderful area, they want to showcase all of the fun outdoor activities that you could participate in at any time. Last year there was golf, hiking at Hocking Hills State Park, a zip line adventure, and much more. Spend your afternoon trying something new like last year’s fashion show and cookie decorating class. The evening can be spent going to dinner and then catching a fun show put on for Ohio University Moms Weekend or you can spend it outside star gazing. Sunday can be spent a variety of ways but one is to give back to the community. There will be many opportunities to give back throughout the weekend. Spend your last day with your Ohio University student reminiscing about all the fun you had and how you can’t wait to have fun again together soon.

When deciding on whether or not you are going to go to Ohio University Moms Weekend, also decide where to stay. Consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. Conveniently located near Hocking Hills State Park, our inn is an ideal spot for not only having a weekend with you college student but also a weekend away for you. Our lodging options all have fantastic views of the local Hocking Hills and are always a peaceful way to pass the time. Our comfortable beds and luxurious linens will help lull you into a deep sleep. Each morning take some time for yourself and relax as you wake up with a delicious home cooked breakfast in our restaurant, Kindred Spirits. If you have any other questions about Ohio University Moms Weekend or booking a stay with us for the weekend, please contact our helpful staff today.

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Be Sure to Visit Zaleski State Forest http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/01/sure-visit-zaleski-state-forest/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/01/sure-visit-zaleski-state-forest/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:15:06 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11916 When coming to visit us at Inn at Cedar Falls, one state park that many go to is Hocking Hills because it is so close, convenient, and so interesting. However, there are so many fantastic state parks around our area that can get overlooked. One such great state park that is perfect for a day... Read more »

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Zaleski State ForestWhen coming to visit us at Inn at Cedar Falls, one state park that many go to is Hocking Hills because it is so close, convenient, and so interesting. However, there are so many fantastic state parks around our area that can get overlooked. One such great state park that is perfect for a day of hiking, biking, and so much more is Zaleski State Forest. We at Inn at Cedar Falls love helping our guests find just the right activities. We are sure that the Zaleski State Forest will be a right fit for you. Let’s check out some of the great ways you can spend some time at the Zaleski State Forest.

The Zaleski State Forest is a truly unique park. It has a wonderful backpacking hiking loop that provides a great opportunity for those who love to do some long distance hiking. The big loop is over 23 miles. This loop in the Zaleski State Forest has some wonderful views that other trails don’t have. Not only will you get to experience some of the scenic aspects of Zaleski State Forest but some historic ones as well. It’s easy to spend a day or more at Zaleski State Forest since it is the 2nd largest forest with over 26,000 acres.

If you like hiking but don’t want to spend your day only doing that then don’t worry, there are many other ways to spend some time exploring Zaleski State Forest. For starters, you can relax by the shores of our creeks and rivers and try your hand at some fishing. We have many different varieties of fish that are always fun to try and catch.

For those of you who love to hunt, there is plenty of hunting available in Zaleski State Forest. Be sure to check out what season it is during your trip. At the Zaleski State Forest, there are 2 popular places to hunt, the Grouse Management Area and the Turkey Management Area. Both of these areas are looked after by the Zaleski State Forest and provide not only optimal places for both species to live and breed but also a great place to hunt them. At Zaleski State Forest hunters are also provided with a Hunters Camp which offers picnic tables, latrines, and fire rings and is located at the north end of the Grouse Management Area. If it is off season and you need to have some practice in, Zaleski State Forest also offers an amazing shooting area. It is located on Route 278 and are north of the forest headquarters. In the Zaleski State Forest shooting range you will find 9 25-yard shooting ranges as well as benches. The shooting range is open from  30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

As you can see, Zaleski State Forest is a treasure trove of things to do and ways to spend your day. When visitors choose to come to the Zaleski State Forest, they love spending their nights with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. The views from our rooms, cottages, and cabins are spectacular and Hocking Hills is gorgeous any time of year. Another reason why visitors from Zaleski State Forest love staying with us is after a long day being outdoors they pamper themselves with one of our fantastic spa services. Begin and end each day with us as well at our restaurant, Kindred Spirits, a favorite place for locals as well as visitors. Ready to plan an amazing trip to the Zaleski State Forest? Contact our wonderful staff today and let us help you arrange the perfect trip.

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7 Reasons to Take a Hocking Hills Vacation in 2015 http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/01/7-reasons-take-hocking-hills-vacation-2015/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/01/7-reasons-take-hocking-hills-vacation-2015/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:31:47 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11891 The start of a new year always brings about the hope of so many possibilities. There are resolutions we all try and keep up with, as best as we can, and some resolutions that we do everything in our power to keep. For some, the latter can be traveling to new places. When most think... Read more »

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Hocking Hills vacationThe start of a new year always brings about the hope of so many possibilities. There are resolutions we all try and keep up with, as best as we can, and some resolutions that we do everything in our power to keep. For some, the latter can be traveling to new places. When most think about traveling to new places, we all think about far off cities that can take so long to get to. Why not try something a little closer first? Consider coming to see us at Inn at Cedar Falls and taking a Hocking Hills vacation this year. Never been to Ohio? Come check out all of the fun things we have in store this year that make perfect activities for a Hocking Hills vacation.

Before we get into the festivals of the year, one activity is perfect for a Hocking Hills vacation no matter what time of year it is, exploring Hocking Hills. Close to us at Inn at Cedar Falls is Hocking Hills State Park, a place that contains hours of discovery and entertainment in the form of trails, caves, and much more. One way that some like to discover Hocking Hills is through the air on a canopy tour. One wonderful company, The Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, takes its visitors on a thrilling adventure that starts with a fun mile and a half walk, 10 zip lines, 5 skybridges and rappelling down when you are done. Whether you are zipping through the air or waiting for your turn, you will be educated by your guide about the local plants and trees, animals, and so much more. One great thing about The Hocking Hills Canopy Tours is that you can rent a Go-Pro camera from them for your tour so you can relive the excitement long after you get home from your Hocking Hills vacation.

Another reason to plan a Hocking Hills vacation in 2015 is for our amazing festivals and events. We have so many reasons to celebrate here in Ohio. The first event that we host is the Sweetheart Hike at Hocking Hills State Park. This Valentine’s themed hike is always on Valentine’s Day and is from 5 to 7 pm. You and your partner will leisurely stroll to Ash Cave where you will enjoy a fire and some yummy treats. This is a great way to not only show your partner that you care but also a great family activity as well. The next festival is in March and is the Maple Syrup Festival. This attracts a good amount of visitors planning a Hocking Hills vacation. This year’s festival will be March 7th and 8th from 12-4 pm and will meet at the Naturalist Cabin. From there learn all about how tree sap is turned into a great way to adorn pancakes and waffles. There will be tours and guides who can help you with any questions you might have. There will also be maple syrup vendors there so you can take some delicious syrup home. The next few festivals are some that we just love going to and we have many visitors planning their Hocking Hills vacation around these festivals. The first in April and May is the Wild Turkey Festival. Starting April 30th (5-11 pm) and continuing on May 1st and 2nd (11am-11pm), and concluding May 3rd (12-5pm) MacArthur will be flooded with fun. When you go downtown you will see carnival rides, food, music, quilt show and car show that is fun for the whole family. Be sure to grab a spot for the main parade on Saturday at 6pm. The next festival is perfect for those who love a little bit of history with their booze, the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival. While there you can tour a working moonshine distillery, learn a lot of moonshine history, vendors, and lots of moonshine themed food. All of this will be held May 21st-25th. The last festival until summer is one that a lot of people love coming to and centering their Hocking Hills vacation around, the Nelsonville Music Festival. This super fun outdoor concert will be held May 28th-31st at Hocking College. The music typically found at this festival is folk/country with the likes of Merle Haggard, Moon Hooch, My Bubba, and more. Be sure to check out their site to find out who else will be playing and to purchase tickets.

The last reason why so many visitors love choosing a Hocking Hills vacation is to stay with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. We have beautiful grounds that are fun to explore in your downtime while on your Hocking Hills vacation. One activity that many visitors love to experience at our inn is our spa. We offer so many spa services that you could spend days at our spa. One of the newest services that we feel will soon be popular is our Spa Sampler which allows our guests to receive a massage, facial, and hand or foot treatment. Our guests love our attention to detail that is shown throughout our inn from each of our different lodging options to our restaurant, Kindred Spirits, which has become a favorite not only for guests but locals as well. Ready to plan your first Hocking Hills vacation of the year? Contact our amazing staff today and let us help you craft the perfect Hocking Hills vacation.

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Looking for Weekend Trips from Cincinnati? http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/looking-weekend-trips-cincinnati/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/looking-weekend-trips-cincinnati/#comments Sat, 27 Dec 2014 20:15:36 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11873 There are times in your life that you just need to slow down. If we live our lives surrounded by stress everything else will fall apart. That is when having a great trip away needs to be planned. Living in a big city like Cincinnati, sometimes going to a more remote place is just what... Read more »

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weekend trips from CincinnatiThere are times in your life that you just need to slow down. If we live our lives surrounded by stress everything else will fall apart. That is when having a great trip away needs to be planned. Living in a big city like Cincinnati, sometimes going to a more remote place is just what you need to unplug and escape from it all for a few days. When thinking about weekend trips from Cincinnati, consider driving the 3 hours to come see us at Inn at Cedar Falls in Logan, OH. We have so many fun things to do while you are here on your weekend trips from Cincinnati that you will want to make it a quarterly trip. Never come to Logan before? Let us help you figure out some fun activities to keep you busy. Here are a few suggestions we give to our visitors who are looking for a great time.

Our first suggestion for those planning weekend trips from Cincinnati is to head to Hocking Hills State Park. Part of our property is adjacent to Hocking Hills and we all frequently love heading over there to explore or participate in one of their many events during the year. There are six amazing areas to hike and explore all within Hocking Hills. They are, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, Conkle’s Hollow, Rock House, and Cantwell Cliffs. Each have different and interesting aspects about them and all are fun to discover. There are also two mountain biking trails, Hocking Hills and Lake Hope that are a lot of fun and beautiful to go on. Be sure to check out their website for more information on daily and yearly events.

One of the best things to do when thinking about weekend trips from Cincinnati is to go shopping. We have some amazing local shops all filled with items unique to our area. One great place to go shopping is the Logan Antique Mall. They are open 7 days a week and offer you fantastic antiques from many vendors. Some of the types of items they have are furniture, jewelry, china, book, and much more. There is nothing better than finding a great piece to put into your home to remind you of your weekend trips from Cincinnati to Hocking Hills.

Our last suggestion for those planning weekend trips from Cincinnati is to play a round of golf at our wonderful course, Hocking Hills Golf Club. This 18 hole course has been designed by master designer, Jack Kidwell. Imagine playing a challenging round of golf and also get to see the beauty of the Hocking Hills and Hocking Valley. Need some help with your game? Feel free to get a golf lesson or use this great game to bring a group together for a golf outing.

As you can see, planning weekend trips from Cincinnati to Hocking Hills can be a great time. When coming here, consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. Our lodging options are perfect for any group size. One last way to relax with us in Hocking Hills is to indulge in one of our spa treatments. Our massage therapists will take all of the stress in your body and work it out until you are feeling completely relaxed. Ready to start planning your weekend trips from Cincinnati? Contact our wonderful staff today to get started.

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Explore Cantwell Cliffs in Hocking Hills State Park http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/explore-cantwell-cliffs-hocking-hills-state-park/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/explore-cantwell-cliffs-hocking-hills-state-park/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:41:54 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11866 When you come to see us at Inn at Cedar Falls, we love recommending to our guests all kinds of fun things to do while they are here. Most of our guests come to see us for our nearby gorgeous forests and trails as well as all the ways to explore both. The closest place... Read more »

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Cantwell CliffsWhen you come to see us at Inn at Cedar Falls, we love recommending to our guests all kinds of fun things to do while they are here. Most of our guests come to see us for our nearby gorgeous forests and trails as well as all the ways to explore both. The closest place to discover is Hocking Hills State Park as we are located adjacent to it. There are six areas that make up Hocking Hills State Park and one to focus on for it’s beauty is Cantwell Cliffs. Come see all of the many ways you can explore this wonderful place.

First, if you have never been to Hocking Hills State Park, there are a few wonderful things to know first. One of the first things to note about Hocking Hills State Park is that there are many aspects to it. There are forests, streams, wildflowers, trails that criss cross all through the park, and the main attraction, the caves and cliffs. There are many caves and cliffs that people love to come visit while at Hocking Hills State Park. One of the major places where visitors like to view cliffs is at Cantwell Cliffs, their views are unparalleled.

Out of all of the areas in Hocking Hills State Park, one of the most remote is Cantwell Cliffs. For some visitors, they feel that going so far into Hocking Hills State Park isn’t worth the view. We can assure you, the trip to Cantwell Cliffs is always worth it. The trails that lead up to Cantwell Cliffs are lined with gorgeous wildflowers and all sorts of varieties of local trees. Over time, erosion has made Cantwell Cliffs what they are today. The erosion comes from Buck Run and gives Cantwell Cliffs its steep cliffs, deep valley, and rock shelter that you can find under Cantwell Cliffs. When you explore Cantwell Cliffs more, observe the different colors of the stone that make up Cantwell Cliffs. Over time the iron oxide has turned the color to a beautiful reddish brown.

When you get to Cantwell Cliffs be sure to take you time and explore. The caves and passageways through Cantwell Cliffs is very interesting. The most popular passageway through Cantwell Cliffs is called Fat Woman’s Squeeze as while most of us can get through it, the higher portions of it are quite narrow hence the sarcastic moniker. Nonetheless, when you visit Cantwell Cliffs, it will be a hike and an experience that you soon won’t forget.

Visitors love coming to see us at Inn at Cedar Falls for the beautiful nature that surrounds us. We love it so much that we built our cabins so it would face the Hocking Hills so everyone can enjoy the view when they come to see us. One thing that our visitors love to do after spending their time at Cantwell Cliffs or in and around Hocking Hills State Park is to relax and unwind with a great meal and a spa treatment. At Inn at Cedar Falls we have both of those covered in house. Our amazing restaurant, Kindred Spirits, is open to serve you the best meals ever and our chefs use the beauty and simplicity of nature and puts it with care and love on a plate. Along with that, our spa services are unparalleled. There are many choices to choose from on our spa service menu and there will be one, if not more than one, item that can relax your tired muscles. Contact our amazing staff today and let us help you tailor an amazing trip to see us at Inn at Cedar Falls as well as a visit to Cantwell Cliffs in Hocking Hills State Park.

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Get the Adrenaline Pumping at the Wayne National Forest ATV Trails http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/get-adrenaline-pumping-wayne-national-forest-atv-trails/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/get-adrenaline-pumping-wayne-national-forest-atv-trails/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:00:49 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11849 For some, there is nothing like the thrill of hitting the trails. You never know what you are going to experience and each time there is something new. There are many ways to experience nature on trails. It can be walking, biking, or ATV riding. ATV riding can be so much fun. Going through mud... Read more »

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Wayne National Forest ATV trailsFor some, there is nothing like the thrill of hitting the trails. You never know what you are going to experience and each time there is something new. There are many ways to experience nature on trails. It can be walking, biking, or ATV riding. ATV riding can be so much fun. Going through mud and sometimes getting stuck is all part of the adventure. There are ATV trails all around the country and when we have ATV enthusiasts come see us at Inn at Cedar Falls, we direct them towards the Wayne National Forest ATV trails. Let’s see what kind of fun you can get into when you visit the Wayne National Forest ATV trails.

The Wayne National Forest is located about 45 minutes away and includes a part of the Appalachian Mountain foothills. 300 miles of trails litters the Wayne National Forest and is perfect for a day of getting back to nature by hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and of course ATV riding. You will need a trail permit and depending on your frequency, they are $12 a day, $24 for 3 days, and $45 for the season. You will also need to make sure you have a Wayne National Forest trail permit as well.

When you choose to explore the Wayne National Forest ATV trails, you will be in for a big treat. There are three trail systems to choose from, Monday Creek, Hanging Rock, and Pine Creek. Monday Creek is located north of Nelsonville and has 75 miles of Wayne National Forest ATV trails that are fun to ride on in any season. Be careful when you do ride on these trails for others since it is also designated to mountain bikers and hikers as well. The trails on Monday Creek are found in loops and a variety of lengths which can decrease or increase the level of difficulty and skill on these trails.

The next in our list of Wayne National Forest ATV trails is Hanging Rock. The closest town to this area is Ironton, OH. This area is 5,000 acres and has 24 miles of some of the most gorgeous Wayne National Forest ATV trails. One thing that sets this trail system apart from the others is that it was once mined in the 1960’s and 1970’s which left behind some difficult, and fun, terrain to navigate. The difficulty level for this trail system is intermediate and there are also 51 ponds available to go fishing in in this area which also makes the view while riding absolutely gorgeous.

The last in our list of Wayne National Forest ATV trails is Pine Creek. This trail system has 17 miles of excellent loops to discover. One very fun aspect of these Wayne National Forest ATV trails is that there are three trailheads so you can go in at any point and create whatever kind of loop system that works best for your skill level and time. The difficulty level is difficult but that can also change depending on which loops you choose.

When coming to the Hocking Hills area of Ohio, there is so much to discover in our woods that you can get lost within yourself trying to capture it all. Visitors love coming to stay with us at Inn at Cedar Falls when they come to our area, especially when they come to Wayne National Forest ATV trails. We have enough room in our cabins to accommodate all of the ATVs, and gear, as well as all of the riders. After a long day of riding trails, nothing beats coming back to your cabin and relaxing while still enjoying the beauty of nature. One great way to enhance your trip with us is to add on some spa services to help loosen up sore muscles. Contact our fantastic staff today and let them help you create a wonderful trip with us and exploring the Wayne National Forest ATV trails.

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9 Fun Things to Do in Athens Ohio http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/9-fun-things-athens-ohio/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/9-fun-things-athens-ohio/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:53:59 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11832 When planning a trip to go to another town, thinking about the fun things to do is always a exciting pastime. Here at Inn at Cedar Falls, we are so close to other great towns and cities that the possibilities can be endless. One fun city to explore is Athens Ohio. It has a great... Read more »

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things to do in Athens OhioWhen planning a trip to go to another town, thinking about the fun things to do is always a exciting pastime. Here at Inn at Cedar Falls, we are so close to other great towns and cities that the possibilities can be endless. One fun city to explore is Athens Ohio. It has a great mix of natural beauty and modern entertainment that you could spend a lot of time there. We love recommending fun things to do in Athens Ohio to our guests and we have complied an extensive list of things to do in Athens Ohio with something for everyone, including little ones. Here are our top 9 awesome things to do in Athens Ohio.

1. Athens County Tours: The best way to get to know a place is to take a tour. Athens County has so many beautiful aspects to it and many choices for self guided or group tours. The first educational and beautiful tour is a Route 33 Tour. This is a free audio download to be used while driving on Route 33. You will learn so much from historians and residents. Another popular tour in Athens County is Covered Bridge Tours. This is a self guided tour and one of the most popular things to do in Athens Ohio.

2. Arts: All around Athens Ohio you can find all sorts of arts exhibits and events. Some of the best places to experience local art in Athens is at the Dairy Barn Arts Center. They have activities and events all year and are known for exhibiting some of the best local and regional artists. One of the most loved arts events in Athens is Final Fridays. Except for December, every final Friday of every month Nelsonville’s Historic Public Square stays open late for exhibits, street performers, workshops, and plays.

3. Geocaching: One craze that has swept through the country, especially in those who love to spend their time outside. Never heard of geocaching? It is basically a treasure hunt where people enjoy finding the items as well as adding to them. One great thing about geocaching in Ohio is that they have handicap accessible trails, which is a rare thing in most of the country.

4. Hocking Valley Scenic Railway: This is another one of the best things to do in Athens Ohio. Nothing like sitting back and enjoying the countryside of Ohio from a warm and fully restored train car. In the winter, they have a wonderful Santa train where you children will get to meet the jolly old elf.

5. Bikeways: In Athens Ohio, there are many ways to enjoy the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. You can bike or walk and with its easy and gentle slope, any part of the 21 miles is breathtaking and exhilarating. You can rent a bike if you need to as well. Be sure to check out the key sites that shouldn’t be missed.

6. State Parks: If you enjoy being outside and want to be more into nature, be sure to check out one of the many state parks. When the weather is nice, this is one of the most popular things to do in Athens Ohio. There are many things to see at all of these state parks like local trees, wildflowers and many wild animals. In these state parks there are miles and miles of trails and hours of entertainment.

7. Hunting: There is nothing like catching your own meal. Here in Athens Ohio, there are many people who enjoy spending part of their day in the forest enjoying being outdoors and finding their next meal. Be sure to check out all of the rules and regulations for hunting before you take to the forests.

8. Sports: Ohio is known for some amazing sports teams. One of the best things to do in Athens Ohio is to catch a game. There are many options for seeing a game. One of the most popular teams in Athens is Ohio University. In any season they have some exciting games. Be sure to check out their schedule.

9. Family Activities: It’s always fun to bring the kids along on a trip and show them some great parts of Athens Ohio. The Athens Book Center is a fantastic place to bring kids. Have them pick out a new book to read while you enjoy a cup of delicious coffee. To help them burn off some energy, consider taking them to Hocking Hills Adventure Trek. They have guided hikes, Shawnee storytelling, rappelling, and more.

Coming to Ohio can be such an adventure for anyone in your family. One place couples and families love staying when they come to Ohio is with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. We have many lodging options for any size group that all come with beautiful scenic views of Hocking Hills. Before you book with us, be sure to check out our specials as well as our spa add ons. Contact our amazing staff today to book a great trip to see us and find some fun things to do in Athens Ohio.

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Event Planner Experience Returns http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/event-planner-experience-returns/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/event-planner-experience-returns/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:57:38 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11829 This past summer the Inn offered a great opportunity for meeting and event planners to experience our facility first hand. We will once again be offering a complimentary overnight stay (for two) accompanied with a group tour of the grounds the following day.This is a private event for current planners only. Come and relax, enjoy dinner and... Read more »

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This past summer the Inn offered a great opportunity for meeting and event planners to experience our facility first hand. We will once again be offering a complimentary overnight stay (for two) accompanied with a group tour of the grounds the following day.This is a private Weekend Trips from Columbus Ohioevent for current planners only. Come and relax, enjoy dinner and your overnight stay, then join us the following morning for your tour! Each day is limited to 10 participants, so be sure to make your reservation quickly as these will go fast.

SAVE THE DATE: March 12th & March 13th, 2015

Call Nicole McCabe at the Inn to make your reservations. More detailed information will be provided early in 2015. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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Visit the Ohio Glass Museum http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/visit-ohio-glass-museum/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/visit-ohio-glass-museum/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:26:19 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11756 When we plan our vacations, typically we don’t plan on learning too many new things. For some, it’s just not that relaxing. We need time to turn our brains off and just go. However, for many, either accidentally or purposefully learning something new while in a new place can be exhilarating. Here in Logan, OH,... Read more »

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Ohio Glass MuseumWhen we plan our vacations, typically we don’t plan on learning too many new things. For some, it’s just not that relaxing. We need time to turn our brains off and just go. However, for many, either accidentally or purposefully learning something new while in a new place can be exhilarating. Here in Logan, OH, we have some fantastic nearby places where you can learn something new. One great place is the Ohio Glass Museum. This fun and interesting museum combines beauty, art, and education and is wonderful for all ages. We at Inn at Cedar Falls love visiting this museum when we get the chance and want to showcase some of the highlights from our visits.

The Ohio Glass Museum is located in Lancaster, OH, a quick 30 minute drive away from us at Inn at Cedar Falls and makes this a perfect place for a day trip or partial day out. They are open from 1pm to 4pm during the year but be sure to check their site for specific hours during your trip to see us.

One of the most popular things to do while at the Ohio Glass Museum is to see a piece being made. There is nothing like watching our wonderful glass blower, Mike Stepanski, doing what he loves and does best, making pieces of art.

After you have seen an exhilarating demonstration, be sure to head over to our exhibits. There is always something new when you visit the Ohio Glass Museum. The staff at the Ohio Glass Museum are always trying to incorporate something new and interesting into the mix. The current exhibit at Ohio Glass Museum is called Bed, Bath, and Boudoir. This showcases items that can be found in any of these places like antique, decorative perfume bottles. Other past exhibits include pieces that are opposites, all the colors of the rainbow, bird pieces, and many more. It’s easy to see that the Ohio Glass Museum loves featuring many different kinds of glassworks from varying backgrounds.

If you are looking to learn a bit more while you are at the Ohio Glass Museum, you should sign up for one of their many classes. You will have two main options for classes and then many options within those choices. Many of them are one day classes with pieces available for pick up the next day. If that isn’t an option, they can arrange for shipping as well. The first option is a Hot Glass Class where our own Mike Stepanski will teach you how to make and mold something truly unique. There are many classes to choose from, including, glass ornaments, flowers, paperweight, and vases. Your other main option is Flameworking Classes with Theresa Cress. She will show you the ins and outs of making various glass beads and pendants, perfect for gifts for others.

When you are doing touring the Ohio Glass Museum, be sure to stop in their gift shop for a fun and unique souvenir that you will cherish forever.

As you can see, when you come visit us at Inn at Cedar Falls in Ohio, there are so many interesting ways to pass the time, like visiting the Ohio Glass Museum. Be sure to check out our many lodging options when you decide on planning a trip to see us. We have cozy rooms and roomy cabins, as well as everything in between. Each morning begins with a delicious homemade breakfast for our guests in our in-house restaurant, Kindred Spirits. If you choose, you can dine here for your other meals as well and regale other visitors as well as locals your experience at the Ohio Glass Museum. Contact our amazing staff today to book a trip to see us soon.

Photo by: Jeremiah “GreyBeard” Richards

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Ash Cave: An Explorer’s Dream http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/11/ash-cave-explorers-dream/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/11/ash-cave-explorers-dream/#comments Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:43:51 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11743   When planning a trip somewhere, whether it is the first time you have been there or the tenth, there is always something fun and new to explore. It could be a new restaurant, a new shop, or for those of us who love to be outdoors it could be a new trail or cave.... Read more »

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Ash CaveWhen planning a trip somewhere, whether it is the first time you have been there or the tenth, there is always something fun and new to explore. It could be a new restaurant, a new shop, or for those of us who love to be outdoors it could be a new trail or cave. Here at Inn at Cedar Falls, we love suggesting places for our visitors to explore. One main area we recommend is Hocking Hills State Park. Not only is our inn adjacent to the park but there is so much to explore. One fantastic place in Hocking Hills State Park is Ash Cave. Read on to find out why this cave is such a popular destination for visitors.

Ash Cave is located on the southern side of Hocking Hills State Park and is one of the six major hiking and exploring areas. Ash Cave is Ohio’s largest recessed cave and in the right season, has a waterfall as well. One of the reasons why this cave is so popular is because it is so easily accessible. It has paved trail that you can walk on as well as bring your leashed dog, kids in the strollers, and even those in wheelchairs will be able to enjoy the views. If you are looking for more of a challenge then try the northern trail which is also 1/2 a mile and you will get to see some gorgeous hemlock trees as you walk past.

While on the trails in and around Ash Cave be sure to note all of the gorgeous natural wildlife. Take your time and try and to identify all of the trees you see. A bigger challenge will be trying to identify all of the wildflowers that you will see. They line the trails and help showcase the beauty of the woods and caves.

When you get to Ash Cave, you will awestruck by it. It is in a horseshoe shape with 90 foot ceilings, 100 feet deep and 700 feet wide. There is a mysterious history about Ash Cave and its name. It was named Ash Cave because of the many piles of ashes that were found in and around it. A test of the ashes in 1877 showed animal bones, grasses, sticks, and many other things. While the reason behind the ashes was unclear, it is easy to see that Ash Cave was used as a shelter of some sort in the early days. In more recent history, Ash Cave was used for town meetings and Sunday sermons for its large size and ease for everyone to hear and be heard.

Still wondering what you can do while visiting Ash Cave? There are many hours that can be spent birdwatching. Since there are so many acres of untouched forest, birds of many species have found their haven here. The types of species here at Hocking Hills State Park, and Ash Cave is so diverse. There have been 120 different species found in the area which makes it very interesting for avid birdwatchers.

The last way that exploring in and around Ash Cave can be so thrilling is that it connects to other places in the park. Be sure to pack some snacks and hike around to some of the other six areas of interest that are near Ash Cave. You won’t be disappointed.

After spending a day exploring Ash Cave and other parts of Hocking Hills State Park, visitors love to come spend their nights with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. We are adjacent to Hocking Hills State Park which makes us an easy and logical choice. However, once guests arrive, it’s easy for them to see why so many people like staying with us. We have so many lodging choices and have amazing natural views of Hocking Hills and surrounding forests. Each morning start your day right with us and join us for a delicious home made breakfast. Contact our amazing team today and plan a trip to Ash Cave and unwind at night with us at Inn at Cedar Falls.

Photo by: George Bannister

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