Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls http://innatcedarfalls.com Hocking Hills Cabins Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:21:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hocking Hills Camping is Some of the Best in Ohio http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/02/hocking-hills-camping/ Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:00:03 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12955 For a wonderful day exploring the great outdoors, there’s no better place to visit than Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. This 2,356-acre park has an endless amount of recreational activities and camping opportunities that make visitors feel at one with nature. From hiking and biking trails to playgrounds and swimming pools, these campsites have... Read more »

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Mother and daughter enjoying Hocking Hills campingFor a wonderful day exploring the great outdoors, there’s no better place to visit than Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. This 2,356-acre park has an endless amount of recreational activities and camping opportunities that make visitors feel at one with nature. From hiking and biking trails to playgrounds and swimming pools, these campsites have something for everyone to enjoy and are a wonderful way to get out and explore the beauty of Ohio. Whether you’re in a tent, trailer, or cabin, Hocking Hills camping is a nature lover’s dream come true.

Where to Enjoy Hocking Hills Camping

Hocking Hills State Park Campground

With 156 electric sites, 13 non-electric sites, and tent-only group camps, the Hocking Hills State Park campground is ideal for a weekend of fun amongst nature. Guests can enjoy the immense beauty of Hocking Hills, including hollows and caves, deep gorges, and breathtaking foliage alongside modern amenities like heated showers, flush toilets, a laundry facility, and a camp store. The kids will love splashing in the swimming pool, exploring playgrounds, and playing games in the volleyball court and horseshoe pit. As of January 2016, the campground is under renovation and will soon feature improvements like new playground equipment, a new wooden bridge to Old Man’s Cave, more trails to guide hikers, renovated cabins, and more.

Hocking Hills KOA

This family-friendly campground offers everything from primitive camping to full RV hook-ups. Hocking Hills KOA has four camping cabins and three lodges with kitchens, bathrooms, and air conditioning. Guests can enjoy a variety of weekend activities including swimming in the heated pool, playing horseshoes, and watching the kids romp on the playground. Campers also love the 75-foot gem mining sluice, where you can purchase a bucket of gem rough at the camp store, then wash the contents to uncover raw and polished gems, fossils, and sharks teeth. This campground is open from April 1st through November 1st.

Hocking Hills Adventure Campgrounds

Hocking Hills Adventures has three different camping locations – The Riverside, Canoe Livery, and Fun Center Campgrounds – and each has their own unique characteristics. The Family Fun Center offers electric hook ups for your RV, and the Riverside and Canoe Livery are ideal for those who prefer tent camping in a natural setting. The Riverside Campground is the most popular campground and has 80 spacious sites, many of which overlook the peaceful Hocking River. Each site also includes a picnic table and fire pit that’s perfect for roasting marshmallows after a long day outside. Be sure to check out a campground map to find the perfect site for you and your family.

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

During your vacation in our area, be sure to stop by Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls and enjoy lunch on the patio or make dinner reservations at our acclaimed restaurant, Kindred Spirits, before visiting our gift shop full of treasures. Or, if you plan on bringing the whole family, treat grandma and grandpa to a unique “Gramping” experience in one of our beautiful Hocking Hills cabins that will take the “rough” out of roughing it. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures in Hocking Hills!

For more information on things to do in Hocking Hills, download our free Hocking Hills vacation guide.

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How to Plan a Visit to the Hocking Hills Winery: A Guide http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/01/hocking-hills-winery/ Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:00:07 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11058 Since opening its doors in April 2015, Hocking Hills Winery in Logan, Ohio, has become a staple for wine-loving locals and visitors alike. This family-oriented vineyard has approximately 2,000 vines covering 4 acres and produces an excess of 12 tons of grapes annually. Visitors can tour the vineyards, sample different flavors, and attend a variety... Read more »

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Bunch of vineyard grapes at Hocking Hills WinerySince opening its doors in April 2015, Hocking Hills Winery in Logan, Ohio, has become a staple for wine-loving locals and visitors alike. This family-oriented vineyard has approximately 2,000 vines covering 4 acres and produces an excess of 12 tons of grapes annually. Visitors can tour the vineyards, sample different flavors, and attend a variety of annual events to learn more about the fascinating grape-growing and winemaking process. Whether you’re a wine conosseir or are just looking to enjoy the fresh Ohio air, a trip to Hocking Hills Winery is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Your Hocking Hills Winery Itinerary

Just minutes from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, you’ll be transported to Southeast Ohio’s very own Wine Country and can fill your day with fun activities inbetween sips of vino. Here are some of our tips for planning a visit to the Hocking Hills Winery.

Spend Your Morning Exploring

First, fuel up for a day of tasting with a delicious complimentary breakfast of homemade muffins and pastries, fresh fruit, locally made coffee and tea, and scrumptious savory dishes right at our inn. After you’ve had your fill, venture to one of the many antique shops in Ohio where you can spend a few hours searching for treasures. From rare pieces of jewelry to unique furniture and collectibles, you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir to bring home from your trip.

Or, if you’re looking to get in some exerize before indulging, take a scenic morning hike to a waterfall. Our property is surrounded on three sides by the beautiful Hocking Hills State Park, so you can have a fun and easy adventure before heading to the winery. We suggest taking a quick 1/2 mile trek to Cedar Falls where you can climb 100 steps to and from the 50-foot waterfall, then make your way to Old Man’s Cave where you’ll admire beautiful rock formations caused by the cascading water.

Spend Your Afternoon Sipping

Next, change out out of your hiking shoes and get ready to explore the Hocking Hills Winery! Expect to be greeted by the sound of music from a live band, the smell of other guests grilling their lunch, and the delicious taste of winery finger foods like meats, cheeses, and crackers. Then, head to the beautiful tasting room or spacious patio where you can sample a variety of wines including Chardonnay, Malbec, Riesling, and Syrah. Or, take a tour of the vineyard where you can get up-close and personal with the grapes that produce your favorite flavors and enjoy a relaxing stroll with a glass in hand. Cheers!

Spend Your Night with Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls!

As the evening winds down, come back to our Hocking Hills bed and breakfast where you can put your feet up in one of our beautiful guest rooms, cabins, or cottages. When it’s time for dinner, stroll over to our onsite restuarant, Kindred Spirits, and enjoy some more local vino paired perfectly with a gourmet meal. Be sure to tell us all about your day at the Hocking Hills Winery!

For more information on the best wineries in Ohio, download our free Hocking Hills Vacation Guide.

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Get Excited for the Best Maple Tapping Festival in Hocking Hills http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/01/maple-tapping/ Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:00:42 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12886 Known for its unique and diverse plant life, the forested wonderland of Hocking Hills, Ohio, is home to red and sugar maple trees that grow in the region’s moist, cool gorges. These maple trees have long been used to produce some of best maple syrup and candies in the area and have even inspired the... Read more »

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Stack of pancakes from syrup made from maple tappingKnown for its unique and diverse plant life, the forested wonderland of Hocking Hills, Ohio, is home to red and sugar maple trees that grow in the region’s moist, cool gorges. These maple trees have long been used to produce some of best maple syrup and candies in the area and have even inspired the annual Maple Tapping Festival. On March 12 and 13, 2016, guests can come celebrate the sweet, sticky goodness of local maple syrup and learn all about the history and tapping process before indulging with a scrumptious pancake breakfast. Yum!

Explore the Maple Tapping Festival

Ohio is the fifth largest producer of maple syrup in the United States, so a trip to the Hocking Hills is the perfect way to try natural maple syrup firsthand. Plus, this year’s festival will take place from 12 PM to 4 PM at Old Man’s Cave, just a short drive from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! Here are some of the things you’ll see at the Maple Tapping Festival.

What Is Maple Tapping?

Dating all the way back to the early Native Americans and European settlers, maple sugaring has been a tradition for hundreds of years. When some of the natives cut wood for fires or dug their hatches into the trees, they noticed that liquid would begin to drip from the trunk. It was discovered that the liquid yielded a sweet-flavored syrup, and soon after was collected for cooking. Today, the sap is collected and boiled until it is a thick syrup suitable for a big stack of pancakes, fluffy waffles, or delicious French toast.

How to Make Maple Syrup

Three species of maple trees are used to produce maple syrup: the sugar maple, the black maple, and the red maple. The red maple has a shorter season because it buds earlier than sugar and black maples, which alters the flavor of the sap. Maple tapping season begins in late winter and early spring when the temperatures are below freezing at night and rise to the upper 30s or 40s during the day. This causes the maple sugar inside trees to liquefy, and excess water is boiled off. The sweet sugar is left behind, which can be used to make candies and other confections. The maple sugaring process is a delicate one, but can be done with a few supplies:

  • Drill bit – Used to drill the tap hole in the tree
  • Buckets or collection bags – Used to collect the sap that drips from the tree
  • Spiles (tap) – Inserted into the drilled hole for collection
  • Cheesecloth – Used to filter out any particles, like bark, from the liquid

Plan a Sweet Getaway at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Surrounded by peaceful forest and breathtaking scenery, our Logan bed and breakfast is the perfect place to recover from a sugar rush. You can enjoy a delicious, healthy dinner at our acclaimed restaurant, Kindred Spirits, then unwind in one of our comfortable cottages or cabins after a wonderful day at the Maple Tapping Festival. We can’t wait to hear about everything you’ve learned!

For more information on festivals in Ohio, download our free Hocking Hills vacation guide.

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How to Spend the Day at Wayne National Forest http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/01/wayne-national-forest/ Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:00:07 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=7093 With over 200,000 acres of peaceful wilderness, Wayne National Forest in Ohio is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Tucked away in the Appalachian foothills, this area is home to trickling streams, meadows of wildflowers, and abundant wildlife, and gives visitors the chance to partake in a variety of outdoor activities. Wayne has over 300 miles... Read more »

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Mountain biking through Wayne National ForestWith over 200,000 acres of peaceful wilderness, Wayne National Forest in Ohio is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Tucked away in the Appalachian foothills, this area is home to trickling streams, meadows of wildflowers, and abundant wildlife, and gives visitors the chance to partake in a variety of outdoor activities. Wayne has over 300 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and offers several recreation areas that are perfect for sitting back and taking in the sights and sounds. Whether you want some heart-pumping exercise or simply want to relax amongst nature, a trip to Wayne National Forest is a wonderful way to spend the day in Hocking Hills.

Explore Wayne National Forest

Hiking & Backpacking

If you’re looking for hours of adventure, most trails in the Forest are suitable for both day hikes and backpacking. The Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail features 15 miles of trails along ridge tops, pine forests, meadows, and stream bottoms, and there is also a short 5-mile loop for day hikes. Be sure to print out a trail map before starting your excursion.

Biking

For those looking to cycle through Wayne National Forest, there are 209 miles of scenic bike trails just waiting to be discovered. Mountain biking is allowed in several areas of the Forest, including the Hanging Rock Trail System, Monday Creek Trail System, North Country Trail, and the Scenic River Trail. The Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area has provisions for road cyclists, and a trail permit is required for all mountain biking.

Horseback Riding

Guests are also welcome to have an equestrian adventure during their visit to the Forest. Kinderhoook Horse Trail is open from April 15th through December 15th and offers 12 miles of scheic riding suitable for horses. You’ll traverse through open fields, dense brushland, and lush forest, all while winding through the picturesque hills. Vesuvius Horse Trail is another great spot to saddle up.

ATV Riding

With a special permit, you can rent and ride an ATV in Wayne National Forest. Hanging Rock ATV/OHM Trail system has 26 miles of trails for riders and is open from April 15th to December 15th each year. The trails wind through a strip-mined area with steep slopes that challenge riders and picturesque ponds and native flora provide a beautiful backdrop for a day of riding.

Fishing

Wayne National Forest is also a great place to cast a line. Leith Run Recreation Area has estuary fishing on the banks of the Ohio River and is open April through October. Lake and pond fishing is also available in Burr Oak Cove Campground, Lamping Homestead, Timbre Ridge Lake, and Sand Run Picnic Are, and river and stream fishing is allowed at the Arabia Canoe Launch Site, Haught Run Campground, Hune Bridge Campground, Leith Run Recreation Area, Ring Mill Campground, and the Symmes Creek/Morgan Sister Trail. You’ll have ample opportunities to catch a big one!

Come Home to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

No matter where the day takes you, a trip to Wayne National Forest is the perfect way to get to know Hocking Hills, and so is staying at our bed and breakfast! Our comfortable guest rooms, cozy cottages, and peaceful cabins all feature classic country decor and convenient amenities that will make your vacation one to remember. Plus, you’ll be treated with a hearty gourmet breakfast each morning, so you can fuel up for an afternoon of exploration!

For more information on things to do in Ohio, download our free Hocking Hills Vacation Guide.

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Where Are the Best Pet Friendly Cottages to Rent in Ohio? http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/01/pet-friendly-cottages/ Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:00:48 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12858 At the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, we know how tough it can be to leave your furbaby behind on vacation. While everyone needs a break from reality once in awhile, it’s extremely difficult to drive away from those big, sad eyes! Luckily, the Hocking Hills in Ohio offer tons of pet-friendly activities and... Read more »

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Couple walking their dog around pet friendly cottagesAt the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, we know how tough it can be to leave your furbaby behind on vacation. While everyone needs a break from reality once in awhile, it’s extremely difficult to drive away from those big, sad eyes! Luckily, the Hocking Hills in Ohio offer tons of pet-friendly activities and accommodations, so you can bring your four-legged friend with you. Our Inn has beautiful cabins and cottages for you and Fido, and there are tons of things to do and see in the area that will give the two of you lasting memories. Now that’s something to wag your tail about!

Pet-Friendly Cottages

In our Goldenrod, Trillium, and Yarrow cottages, your furry friends can relax and unwind right along with you! Our rustic, pet-friendly cottages offer unbeatable comfort and modern amenities, including a gas log stove, towel warmers, free Wi-Fi, and plush robes. Take the dog out on the private deck to for some fresh air with a great view of the woods, or enjoy a massage in the hot tub with your buddy by your side. We guarantee your pet will love their stay as much as you do!

Pet-Friendly Cabin Rentals

Situated on its own 30 acres, the Strong Wolf cabin is our most secluded and most rented cabin, and it’s pet approved! Featuring beautiful oak flooring, a carpeted loft, and a luxurious bathroom, guests can truly enjoy a day of relaxation. The whirlpool tub is perfect for soothing sore muscles after a hike, and the cabin’s gable windows allow guests (and their pups) a view of the surrounding forest. Advanced dog reservations are required, so be sure to call ahead!

Pet-Friendly Activities

Hocking Hills State Parks are full of opportunities for you and your pet to get out and have some fun. You can explore over 10 miles of scenic trails that wind through the parks and experience beautiful scenery, fresh air, and some one-on-one time with your pal. A few dog-friendly areas include:

Old Man’s Cave: This moderate, 1-mile trail features waterfalls, deep gorges, and natural rock formations. Pet owners and their four-legged friends should take care when hiking near the steep cliffs and on rocks near the waterfalls, which can be slippery.

Cedar Falls: This short trail winds through valleys and gorges and ends at the breathtaking 50-foot waterfall, formed by years of water flowing over sandstone. Make sure your pet can handle climbing about 100 steps to and from the falls.

Ash Cave Gorge: The largest recess cave in Ohio, Ash Cave has a rim that spans more than 700 feet and a 90-foot waterfall plunges into the valley below. The trail is an easy, leisurely walk for pets and owners and is perfect for admiring the beauty of Hocking Hills.

Treat Your Furry Friend

Your loyal pet deserves a special stay with us too, so treat them to one of our packages! With the Pampered Dog Package, a private photographer will capture your memories and will put them into an album for you and your furbaby. Or, feel free to welcome your doggy with a Paw Print Gift Bag. Gifts include a treat container full of yummy goodies, a tennis ball for romping in the woods, pick-up bags, and dog wipes for dirty feet and bodies. With so many exciting things in store, you’ll be ready to take on the day with your best friend! 

Need more information on our pet-friendly lodging in Ohio? Download our free Hocking Hills vacation guide.

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Some of the Best Must-See Attractions in Logan, Ohio http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/12/logan-ohio/ Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:00:14 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12827 Known for its charming and friendly residents, stunning natural beauty, and casual, laid-back feel, Logan, Ohio, is a popular destination for those visiting the southeast part of the state. Travelers from far and wide adore this community, and with so much to do and see throughout the year, it’s easy to understand why. A variety of... Read more »

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View of the woods in Logan, OhioKnown for its charming and friendly residents, stunning natural beauty, and casual, laid-back feel, Logan, Ohio, is a popular destination for those visiting the southeast part of the state. Travelers from far and wide adore this community, and with so much to do and see throughout the year, it’s easy to understand why. A variety of attractions including renowned restaurants, thrilling outdoor recreation, and world-class lodging make this peaceful town the perfect place for a getaway. Whether you want to learn more about Logan, Ohio history or just need to take a weekend off and relax amongst nature, a visit to our area should be in your future!

Explore Logan, Ohio

Situated on the Hocking River, guests who travel to Logan can fill their days with events and activities, or simply sit back and take in the spectacular view. Plus, when you stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, you’ll be just minutes from all of the best area attractions and can experience the true beauty of Logan from the moment you step out of your room! Here are some of our favorite places to visit around town.

Stunning Scenery

For a wonderful day out in the fresh air, Hocking County is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. In particular, Hocking Hills State Park is one of the most beloved parks in the state and is perfect for a day of strolling and sightseeing. The park features cascading waterfalls, deep caves, scenic cliffs, and lush forests, with a multitude of winding trails that are ideal for hiking and biking throughout the year. Be sure to bring your camera and keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife like white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and box turtles!

Scrumptious Dining

After burning off some energy outside, feel free to refuel at one of the many terrific Logan, Ohio restaurants. For a gooey slice of homemade pizza or a hearty bowl of pasta, Pizza Crossing provides fantastic comfort food. Or, if you’re in the mood for some down-home cooking, Millstone BBQ smokes all of their meats in-house for an authentic Southern experience. If you don’t feel like hitting the town, our onsite restaurant, Kindred Spirits, offers exceptional gourmet meals each night and uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients for our guests. Yum!

Excellent Shopping

If you prefer the great indoors, there are a variety local shops where you can spend the day perusing and purchasing beautiful treasures to add to your collection. Logan Antique Mall has a wide selection of unique pieces including furniture, jewelry, and fine china, and Ruby’s Country Cupboard offers tons of handmade goodies like soaps, candles, jellies, and jams. Or, head over to the Hocking Hills Market where you can stroll through quaint shops and stores for the perfect souvenir.

The Best Lodging in Logan

When searching for your ideal homestead in Logan, be sure to book your stay at our beautiful bed and breakfast. Our cozy guest rooms, cottages, and cabins are surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the Hills and provide the peace and comfort you need for a wonderful getaway. Plus, you can enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast each morning that will have you feeling recharged and ready to take on the day!

For more information on things to do in Logan, Ohio, download our free Hocking Hills vacation guide.

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How to Make the Most of Your Hike on the Buckeye Trail http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/12/buckeye-trail/ Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:00:35 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12790 The famous Buckeye Trail is a 1,400+ mile hiking trail that winds around Ohio and reaches into every corner of the state. As the longest circular trail in the nation, this diverse route passes through some of Ohio’s most scenic regions, including the picturesque Hocking Hills and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Whether you plan to... Read more »

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Couple hiking the Buckeye TrailThe famous Buckeye Trail is a 1,400+ mile hiking trail that winds around Ohio and reaches into every corner of the state. As the longest circular trail in the nation, this diverse route passes through some of Ohio’s most scenic regions, including the picturesque Hocking Hills and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Whether you plan to take a rigorous hike or a leisurely stroll, spending a day on the Buckeye Trail is the perfect way to relax, get some fresh air, and learn about Ohio’s rich history.

Navigating The Buckeye Trail

There are 26 sections to the trail, each named for a town or feature within the section, and each with its own unique experiences. The blue blaze marks on the trees along the Buckeye Trail make the routes distinguishable for hikers. A single blaze signals parts on the trail where the route is fairly straight, and a double blaze signals a turn, with the upper blaze marking the direction. Visitors should be aware that some of the marks have been faded, so we recommend using a Buckeye Trail map to help you stay on track.

Where To Explore

There are three consecutive sections of the Buckeye Trail that journey in and around the Hocking Hills area and are just minutes from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. The first is the New Straitsville section, which passes through Wayne National Forest on its way to Old Man’s Cave. Next is the Old Man’s Cave section, which features views of Lake Logan State Park, Hocking State Forest, Conkle’s Hollow, Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, and Ash Cave. Finally, the Scioto Trail section of the Buckeye Trail travels through the scenic Tar Hollow State Forest, where you can admire deep ravines and dense woodlands.

What to Bring

When planning your day on the Buckeye Trail, there are a few essentials that will help you have the perfect hike. Footwear is one of the most important things to remember. If you plan to hike on more challenging trails, a classic type of hiking boot is ideal. But if you plan to hike mainly flat trails with occasional inclines, a good pair of walking shoes will do just fine. In addition, we recommend dressing in light layers so that you can stay comfortable no matter what Mother Nature throws your way. Last but not least, be sure to pack a water bottle and a few snacks, and don’t forget to bring your camera!

Where To Stay

As the sun begins to set, make your way back to our rustic bed and breakfast in the heart of Hocking Hills and unwind after a day of adventure. You can restore those tired muscles with a massage at our on-site spa, enjoy a comforting dinner at our restaurant, Kindred Spirits, then cuddle up for a restful night’s sleep in one of our gorgeous cottages, cabins, or guestrooms. The next morning, enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast and reminisce about the wonderful journey you had through the Hocking Hills!

For more information on the best hiking trails to explore, download our Hocking Hills vacation guide.

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Your Guide to the Ultimate Getaway in Hocking Hills Luxury Cabins http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/12/hocking-hills-luxury-cabins/ Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:00:50 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12774 Whether you’re planning your next family vacation or a romantic weekend with your sweetheart, Hocking Hills, Ohio, is an ideal getaway for any occasion. Home to the breathtaking Hocking Hills State Park, this region is known for its flowing waterfalls, picturesque landscapes, and a multitude of things to do and see around town. At the Inn &... Read more »

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Porch swing at Hocking Hills luxury cabinsWhether you’re planning your next family vacation or a romantic weekend with your sweetheart, Hocking Hills, Ohio, is an ideal getaway for any occasion. Home to the breathtaking Hocking Hills State Park, this region is known for its flowing waterfalls, picturesque landscapes, and a multitude of things to do and see around town. At the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, you can experience the true beauty of the area in one of our Hocking Hills luxury cabins. Enjoy a day at the spa, a gourmet dinner at our restaurant, and a restful night’s sleep surrounded by nature. Here are some of our incredible lodging options to help you plan your trip.

Hickory Hollow Cabin

Perfect for a girlfriends getaway or fun-filled trip with the whole family, our Hickory Hollow cabin hosts two separate bedrooms on the second floor. One bedroom contains a comfortable queen-sized bed, and the second bedroom features a handmade log bunk bed and a trundle bed. Downstairs, a spacious sunken living room is perfect for family game night, and the large covered porch has a swing for the kids to enjoy.

Dogwood Cabin

Our Dogwood Cabin is ideal for one couple, but can accommodate up to four people. The first level of the cabin includes a kitchen, dining and living rooms. A spiral staircase leads to a large bedroom with a king-sized bed and a romantic two-person hot tub. Throughout the cabin, guests are treated to views of the trees and can enjoy spotting various wildlife from the private porches on each level.

Strong Wolf Cabin

Situated on its own 30 acres, Strong Wolf is the Inn’s most secluded and most rented cabin. Smooth oak flooring, a carpeted loft, and beautifully tiled bathroom with a whirlpool tub make this cabin the perfect retreat after a day of hiking. You can even bring your dog! Guests can enjoy admiring the pristine woods while lying in bed, soaking in the whirlpool tub, or sipping cocoa in front of the flickering gas log stove.

Redbud Cabin

Redbud is our largest cabin and is a wonderful homestead for two couples on a romantic retreat. There are two separate bedrooms, each furnished with a king-size bed and a bathroom with a shower. Guests can unwind together in front of a gas log stove or relax on the spacious front porch. Plus, the fully equipped kitchen offers the unique opportunity for an intimate, private dinner with your loved ones.

Tree House Cabin

A favorite of couples, the Tree House is a cozy log-sided cabin for two. Located in a forested paradise with a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, the cabin’s covered front porch moves guests to the open, airy living room, dining room, and kitchen. A spiral staircase leads downstairs to a cozy bedroom with a king-size bed, patio, and spacious bathroom with a two-person shower. If you’re looking for a romantic retreat, this private oasis will fit the bill!

Now that you know about our incredible lodging options, it’s time to book your stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! For more information on our beautiful Hocking Hills cabins, download our free vacation guide.

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10 Wonderful Ways to Enjoy a Hocking Hills Winter http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/12/hocking-hills-winter/ Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11647 With frozen icicles dangling from the caves and forests sparkling with freshly-fallen snow, Hocking Hills in the winter is truly a magical sight. Each year, visitors from far and wide travel to Ohio to experience the crisp, fresh air and scenic beauty of our area. Outdoor recreational activities abound, and there are tons of ways... Read more »

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Gingerbread cookies in Hocking Hills in winterWith frozen icicles dangling from the caves and forests sparkling with freshly-fallen snow, Hocking Hills in the winter is truly a magical sight. Each year, visitors from far and wide travel to Ohio to experience the crisp, fresh air and scenic beauty of our area. Outdoor recreational activities abound, and there are tons of ways to warm up after a day out in the wilderness. Whether you want to explore the great outdoors or cuddle up by the fire, spending the colder months in the Hills is the perfect getaway. Here are some of our favorite Hocking Hills winter attractions.

The Best Hocking Hills Winter Activities

  1. Christmas in Ash Cave: On December 12th from 5 to 7 PM, an experienced guide will lead you down a trail sparkling with festive lights to Ash Cave. Once there, you can enjoy singing carolers, scrumptious refreshments, and of course, Santa!
  2. Cooking Classes: On December 13th, 2015, join us for a fun and informative cookie baking class. Our staff will carefully select five different recipes for you to make and eat. The class includes instruction, recipes, lunch, and a take-home bag of freshly baked cookies.
  3. The Santa Train: For over 40 years, Santa has journeyed through the train of heated coaches and visits with each child, hearing their special gift requests before the Big Day. The train departs on December 20th at 2 PM, so don’t miss it!
  4. The Annual Winter Hike: On January 16, 2016, gear up for a refreshing 6-mile trek through Hocking Hills State Park and experience the spectacular scenery and interesting history of the Hills.
  5. The Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise: You can sample some of the most delicious and satisfying cuisine in the area at this winter event. Warm up with homemade favorites like gooey mac & cheese, decadent pizza, and warm berry cobbler. Yum!
  6. Sweethearts Hike: If you’re planning a Valentine’s Day getaway, head to the Hocking Hills State Park on February 14, 2016, for a romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk. Afterward, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments.
  7. Hocking Hills Scenic Air Tours: You can experience the spectacular sights of a Hocking Hills winter from a bird’s-eye view when you take this breathtaking plane ride. Don’t forget your camera!
  8. Hocking Hills State Park: Whether you’re in the mood for a challenging hike or a relaxing stroll, the acres of undisturbed forests at this State Park are a must-see. Be on the lookout for the stunning wildlife that venture out during this time of year.
  9. Winery Tours: Spend a chilly winter day sampling your favorite vino flavors in an intimate, cozy tasting room at these local wineries.
  10. Winter Sports: In the proper conditions, guests can head to Lake Logan State Park and enjoy a memorable day of sledding, ice skating, and ice fishing.

Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

To experience the ultimate Hocking Hills winter, staying at our Logan bed and breakfast is essential. Our comfortable cottages and cozy Hocking Hills cabins are nestled deep in the woods, giving you access to all of the best winter activities while providing a serene oasis to retreat to. After a wonderful day out in the Hills, enjoy a hearty, gourmet meal at our onsite restaurant and a peaceful nights sleep amongst nature. We guarantee you’ll want to come back to the Hills again next year!

For more tips for planning an amazing Hocking Hills winter getaway, download our free vacation guide.

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What You Should Know About Logan, Ohio History http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/12/logan-ohio-history/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 13:00:14 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12757 Nestled deep in the woods of Hocking County, Ohio, lies the picturesque city of Logan. Named after a Mingo Indian chief who once inhabited the area, this town has a rich and fascinating past that dates back to the 1800s. Logan is known for its friendly residents, breathtaking natural beauty, and quaint, laid-back feel, making... Read more »

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Artifacts from Logan, Ohio historyNestled deep in the woods of Hocking County, Ohio, lies the picturesque city of Logan. Named after a Mingo Indian chief who once inhabited the area, this town has a rich and fascinating past that dates back to the 1800s. Logan is known for its friendly residents, breathtaking natural beauty, and quaint, laid-back feel, making it a popular destination for those visiting the Hocking Hills. Travelers from far and wide adore this community, and with so much to do throughout the year, it’s easy to see why. But before you start planning your trip to the area, let’s find out a little more about Logan, Ohio history.

The Origin of Our Town

After being established as a community in 1816, the small town of Logan grew slowly, as it was isolated from much of the state by the heavily-wooded Hocking Hills. In 1825, approximately 250 people resided in the town, and by 1840, the number of residents had doubled and the town contained four stores and two churches. Logan’s population continued to increase over the next four decades, with 2,666 people residing in the community in 1880. The town then had three newspaper offices, six churches, and two banks, and a railroad passed through the bustling community.

The Hocking River provided sufficient water power for the purpose of operating grist and sawmills, and several industries blossomed due to the rich mineral resources of the Hocking Valley. In addition, the clay soils of the Hocking Valley helped Ohio to become a leader in clay products. The firebrick industry manufactured products like clay tile, building and paving bricks, and clay sewer pipe. Evidence of the industry can be seen in the many brick houses of the area, and clay is still an important industry in the region.

Explore the Logan, Ohio Historical Society

To learn more about the past of our beautiful area, be sure to visit the Logan, Ohio Historical Society on your next trip. Formed in 1966, the historical society has grown into a five-building complex, offering visitors a look into the history of life in charming Hocking County. Displays include an 1898 Steam Auto, a Conestoga wagon brought from Pennsylvania in 1837, a black walnut piano shipped from New Orleans in 1880, as well as a large collection of furniture, pictures, books, and artifacts. The Hocking County Historical Society’s goal is to educate visitors on the heritage of our area, making this museum a wonderful family-friendly destination.

Discover Hocking Hills

Today, many residents of Logan and the surrounding area work in the tourism sector. Numerous locals operate or work in hotels, inns, and restaurants to meet the needs of tourists visiting the popular Hocking Hills State Park. In particular, our incredible staff at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls strives to preserve and capture Logan, Ohio history. Our bed and breakfast is surrounded by mammoth rock formations, caves, and waterfalls that compliment our historic 1840s log cabins, rooms, and cottages. Today, we are proud that these natural wonders continue to draw tens of thousands of tourists to Logan every year.

To learn more about Logan, Ohio, history, download our free vacation guide.

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