Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls http://innatcedarfalls.com Hocking Hills Cabins Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:15:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Don’t Miss the Hocking Hills Indian Run http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/07/hocking-hills-indian-run-2/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/07/hocking-hills-indian-run-2/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:30:30 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12342 If you love to run and also enjoy exploring picturesque scenery as you do it, then you shouldn’t miss the Hocking Hills Indian Run. This series of races takes runners through a beautiful course that is the perfect backdrop for a day of running. With a variety of distances to choose from, the Hocking Hills... Read more »

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If you love to run and also enjoy exploring picturesque scenery as you do it, then you shouldn’t miss the Hocking Hills Indian Run. This series of races takes runners through a beautiful course that is the perfect backdrop for a day of running. With a variety of distances to choose from, the Hocking Hills Indian Run is the perfect race for runners of all skill levels. So whether you’re a running fanatic who loves marathon distances or a casual runner who wants to run a short race, the Hocking Hills Indian Run has something for you!

About the Hocking Hills Indian Run

The Hocking Hills Indian Run is a series of races of varying differences. It has become a beloved tradition here in the area and draws runners from far and wide to participate. The races go through the beautiful forests of hocking Hills State Park and Hocking State Forest. This race utilizes chip timing to record all runners’ finish times, providing an accurate result. All of the races meet and finish at the Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge in Hocking County. This year’s Hocking Hills Indian Run will be the 37th annual edition of the event and will take place on September 19th, 2015.

Races at the Hocking Hills Indian Run

Runners can choose from 60k, 40k, 20k, 10k, and 5k races. So if you’re a serious runner, you can choose on of the longer races and if you’re a more casual runner or want to walk, you can choose one of the shorter races like the 10k or 5k. The 60k run will step off at 7 am, followed by the 40k beginning at 8 am. The rest of the races have individual start times and runners can pick their start times from within a two-hour period. Each race will have a beautiful course that winds through the Hocking Hills State Park and Hocking State Forest.

The Hocking Hills Indian Run Course

The course at the Hocking Hills Indian Run will wind through the hemlock forests, over streams, past waterfalls, and by deep gorges. The race course travels both uphill and down. The 60k, 40k, and 20k races all start at the Lodge. The trail is 20k long, so the 60k races run it three times, the 40k racers run it twice, and the 20k racers run it once. The 10k runners start their race from Top O the Caves Campground. The 5k runners start from the Fisherman’s Parking Lot near Rose Lake. Each race ends at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge.

Accommodations for the Hocking Hills Indian Run

When making plans and training for the Hocking Hills Indian Run, be sure to make your accommodation arrangements at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Our property in Logan, OH has the perfect Inn Guest Rooms, Cottages, and Cabins for you to stay in before and after the race. When you’ve spent the day getting a workout on the race course, you’ll love coming back to the Inn for some rest, relaxation, and pampering in our luxurious accommodations. Plus, you can take advantage of our Spa services to really indulge yourself. And our on-site restaurant, Kindred Spirts, is one of the best places in the area to get high-quality cuisine in an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere. At the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, we’ll make sure you have a memorable time in the Hocking Hills. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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Spend a Day at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/07/decorative-arts-center-of-ohio/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/07/decorative-arts-center-of-ohio/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:30:45 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12336 The Hocking Hills and all their glory bring in visitors from all around to take in the beautiful sights and experience all of the great activities available. The towns surrounding the Hocking Hills have just as much to offer. The town of Lancaster, OH is just about forty minutes away from Logan and the Inn... Read more »

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The Hocking Hills and all their glory bring in visitors from all around to take in the beautiful sights and experience all of the great activities available. The towns surrounding the Hocking Hills have just as much to offer. The town of Lancaster, OH is just about forty minutes away from Logan and the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Lancaster is a charming town with plenty of entertaining activities to take part in. One of the attractions in Lancaster that you must make time for is the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. This center is housed in the Reese-Peters House of Lancaster and  acts as a museum that displays decorative arts from and relating to the state of Ohio. If you’re interested in interior design or art history, then the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is a must see.

Exhibitions at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

The current exhibitions at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (or DACO) include “Persistence of Nature” which features the works of James Mason and Karen Rumora. James Mason’s sculptures and Karen Rumora’s oils and encaustics. The exhibit will run through August 23rd, 2015. James Mason is a postmodern sculptor who honors the creativity inherent in art to give viewers a glimpse into his passion as a sculptor. Karen Rumora uses saturated color to bring her landscapes to life. Both artists blur traditional and contemporary boundaries. There will be a Gallery Walk & Talk with both artists, a Painting Nature outdoor painting class, and a Venice Biennale Presentation in conjunction with the exhibit.

Beginning on September 12th and running until December 31st, 2015 will be the exhibition “Early Visions of Ohio 1765-1865″ curated by Christopher Busta-Peck.

Events and Education at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

Along with exhibitions, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio hosts special events and classes. Events include a Teen Artist Series, Painting Studios – Landscapes, Introduction to Acrylic Painting, Workshop Wednesdays, Watercolor Series, Master Classes for Minors, a 15th Anniversary Fundraiser, private classes, DACO Studio Open House, Watercolor Workshop by Christopher Leeper and more.

There are also educational opportunities for all ages at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. The Wendel Center for Art Education is also known as “DACO Studio” houses a large professional studio on its ground floor where classes take place. The upstairs is what is known as the Art Garage, which is a family center where preschoolers can work and play with their parents and grandparents.

When you’re planning a trip to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, be sure to book your stay at the Inn & Sp at Cedar Falls. Our Inn Guest Rooms, Cottages, and Cabins offer the perfect respite from your hectic everyday life. Our property is the ideal place to unwind, surrounded by nature and serenity. And you won’t be far away from sought after area landmarks like Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, and, of course, Cedar Falls. Plus, Kindred Spirits,our onsite restaurant, is the perfect place to have a fine dining experience in a comfortable and casual atmosphere. You won’t find a better place than the Inn & Spa at Cedar falls to experience the best of the Hocking Hills. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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Date Night Idea: Dinner at Kindred Spirits and a Hocking Hills Canopy Tour http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/07/hocking-hills-canopy-tour/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/07/hocking-hills-canopy-tour/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:30:52 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12321 If you’re looking for a fun date night idea and are tired of the formula of dinner and a movie, then we have a great suggestion. Come to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls for an early dinner at Kindred Spirits and then go on an adventurous moonlight Hocking Hills canopy tour! You’ll get... Read more »

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Hocking Hills Canopy TourIf you’re looking for a fun date night idea and are tired of the formula of dinner and a movie, then we have a great suggestion. Come to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls for an early dinner at Kindred Spirits and then go on an adventurous moonlight Hocking Hills canopy tour! You’ll get a delicious meal to share with that special someone and then get your adrenaline pumping while zipping through the trees of the Hocking Hills. It will be a unique and memorable experience for both you and your date!

Dinner at Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits is the perfect place to have a romantic meal in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. The cuisine is among the finest in the area, with dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients available. Many ingredients are also grown locally in the Hocking Hills! You can start the evening out a bit early with a glass of wine or a mug of cold beer at the tavern before dinner. There is a great wine and beer selection, so you can be confident that you’ll find one that suits your pallet. The menu changes seasonally to take advantage of the best ingredients, but you’re sure to find a new favorite dish among the choices. For example, the current menu includes dishes like Pork Belly Mac & Cheese, Chops of Lamb, Filet Mignon, Wild Mushroom Tortellini, Scallops, and much more. Make sure to save room for dessert as well, as there are selections such as Creme Brulee, Mixed Berry Cobbler with Cinnamon Ice Cream, and Seasonal Cheesecake.

Hocking Hills Canopy Tour

After your delectable dinner at Kindred Spirits, you can head over to Hocking Hills Canopy Tours for a fun moonlit trip through the trees. On nights with a full moon, they offer their “Moonshine” Full-Moon Zipline Adventure Tour. The “Night Flight” is a two-hour nocturnal tour that combines the adrenaline of a zip line tour with the mystery of the dark of night for a one-of-a-kind experience. Imagine taking off from a platform high in the treetops and zipping into the darkness for an exhilarating ride!The tour includes six zip lines and four sky bridges. The schedule for Moonshine tours when there is a full moon below:

  • 5/29/2015 – 5/30/2015
  • 7/3/2015 – 7/4/2015
  • 7/31/2015 – 8/1/2015
  • 8/28/2015 – 8/29/2015
  • 9/25/2015 – 9/26/2015
  • 10/23/2015 – 10/24/2015

Hocking Hills Accommodations

After a wonderful date night featuring dinner at Kindred Spirits and a Hocking Hills canopy tour, you’ll be glad to retire to the comforts of your Inn Guest Room, Cottage, or Cabin at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. There is no better place to relax after your exciting night out than our Hocking Hills bed and breakfast. You’ll enjoy all the inviting comforts of home while being surrounded by the beauty of the Hocking Hills. Our property is surrounded on three sides by state parks and there are so many activities to participate in as you explore the beautiful landscape. You won’t find a more memorable or unique Hocking Hills experience anywhere else, so let the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls be your home away from home for a while. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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Upcoming Shows at the Tecumseh Outdoor Theater http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/07/tecumseh-outdoor-theater/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/07/tecumseh-outdoor-theater/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:30:34 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12309 Here at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, we know that there are a lot of special things about the Hocking Hills and the surrounding area. The majestic beauty of the landscape, the variety of activities available, and the friendly people all combine to make the Hocking Hills the perfect getaway destination. Another great... Read more »

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Here at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, we know that there are a lot of special things about the Hocking Hills and the surrounding area. The majestic beauty of the landscape, the variety of activities available, and the friendly people all combine to make the Hocking Hills the perfect getaway destination. Another great thing about the area is the Tecumseh Outdoor Theater. Located on Sugarloaf Mountain in Chillicothe, Ohio, just about an hour away from us here in Logan, this outdoor theater provides an experience that you won’t want to miss out on. With regular performances of the “Tecumseh!” drama as well as other special events, you should pay a visit to the Tecumseh Outdoor Theater.

About the Tecumseh Outdoor Theater

The Tecumseh Outdoor Theater on Sugarloaf Mountain in Chillicothe is a great destination for a short day trip away from the Inn & Cedar Falls in Logan. The theater is home to an ongoing schedule of performances of “Tecumseh!” which tells the story of the Shawnee leader of the same name as he defends his homeland during the late 1700s. The performances are thrilling and entirely captivating, so even if you don’t go for a special event, it’s worth the trip to the theater to see the drama of “Tecumseh!” unfold.

Upcoming Shows at the Tecumseh Outdoor Theater

Along with regular performances of “Tecumseh!” the Tecumseh Outdoor Theater acts as a venue for special performances and events throughout the year. From classic Shakespearean plays to haunted mountain experiences, you’ll have a lot of fun when you visit the Tecumseh Outdoor Theater.

As You Like It | Sunday July 26th at 7:00 pm

Shakespeare’s classic comedy full of poetry and mistaken identities comes to the outdoor theatre featuring the cast of “Tecumseh!” The show is free and open to the public but tickets are required.

Shadows of Destiny at Adena | Sunday, August 9th at 7:00 pm

See the story of Tecumseh’s visit at Adena with Thomas Worthington.

Dailey & Vincent | Sunday, August 23rd at 7:00 pm

Come see one of the top Bluegrass bands in America in the unique setting of the Tecumseh Outdoor Theater.

Haunted Mountain Unveiled! | Saturday, October 3rd

The Haunted Mounted attraction kicks off with hors-d’oeuvres, wine and beer, soft drinks, tickets to the attraction, Zombie Laser Tag, live music, and more!

Haunted Mountain | Friday & Saturday Evenings in October

Come get spooked during the Halloween season at one of the area’s newest seasonal attractions.

Woody: His Life, Times & Teachings | Friday, November 13th at 7:30 pm

A one-man show about the life of legendary Ohio State football coach, Woody Hayes.

When planning a day trip to the Tecumseh Outdoor Theater, be sure you make your accommodation arrangements at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Our Logan, Ohio bed and breakfast has a variety of Hocking Hills lodging options to suit your needs including cozy Inn guest rooms, cottages, and cabins. You’ll get the perfect combination of beautiful views of the Hocking Hills and luxurious accommodations and amenities. And our onsite restaurant, Kindred Spirits has some of the finest cuisine around. At the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, we make sure our guests have the best possible experience in the Hocking Hills. We can’t wait to have you with us soon!

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5 Reasons to Go to the Lancaster Festival in July http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/07/lancaster-festival/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/07/lancaster-festival/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:30:33 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12284 Here at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, we know there are countless reasons to visit the Hocking Hills region of Ohio. The beautiful scenery and the wealth of diverting activities to take part in are among the top reasons to come to the area. Another reason you should consider coming to our neck... Read more »

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Here at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, we know there are countless reasons to visit the Hocking Hills region of Ohio. The beautiful scenery and the wealth of diverting activities to take part in are among the top reasons to come to the area. Another reason you should consider coming to our neck of the woods is the variety of exciting and entertaining events that happen throughout the year. One event that is definitely worth attending is the Lancaster Festival. Held in Lancaster OH, which is about 40 minutes away, this annual festival takes place at the end of July each summer and celebrates music and art in a unique atmosphere. This year’s festival takes place July 23rd through August 1st.  There are many reasons to go to the Lancaster Festival, but we’ve come up with five big reasons to attend

5 Reasons to Go to the Lancaster Festival

1.The History

The beginnings of the Lancaster Festival can be traced back to August 5, 1984, when the Columbus Symphony Orchestra presented a Picnic and Pops concert at Ohio University – Lancaster, the first concert held at the university’s outdoor auditorium. The next year the Lancaster Festival was inaugurated and had an eight-day run. The festival today is ten days long, a practice started in 1996 and 1997 and includes concerts as well as artistic displays. The town comes alive with artistic and creative endeavors for an atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else.

2. The Worthwhile Mission

Not only is attending the Lancaster Festival a good time, but it also supports a good cause. The mission statement of the festival reads “We believe that the arts express the essence of what it means to be fully human. The Lancaster Festival celebrates the artistic creativity of all cultures, serving as the foundation of year-round community efforts to nurture participation in the arts.” The Festival aims to promote artistic outreach and growth in the local area, educate the community, and maximize the visibility of artists and their work. When you attend the Lancaster Festival, you will see this mission at work.

3. The Music

One of the highlights of the Lancaster Festival is the lineup of excellent musical performances that take place at OU-L’s outdoor auditorium. This year’s acts include Mo Pitney, Thompson Square, Blues Traveler, Arnett Howard, Marshal Crenshaw, Agent 99, The Police Experience and many more. Click here for the full schedule.

4. The Artwork

The Lancaster Festival is the perfect place to see live performances for amazing musical acts, but it’s also a great place to see some high-quality artwork. The Lancaster Festival ArtWalk features regional artists in a juried show. Artwork using different media are showcased.

5. The Atmosphere

The atmosphere in Lancaster during the Lancaster Festival is truly unique to this event. The outdoor auditorium creates the perfect setting for fabulous musical performances and the town practically transforms to showcase local artists and artisans. It’s truly something you should experience for yourself.

Where to Stay During the Lancaster Festival

When you come to Ohio for the Lancaster Festival make sure you make your accommodation arrangements at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Our Inn guest rooms, cottages, and cabin rentals are perfect for a relaxing stay in the Hocking Hills. Set on 75 acres of beautiful land and surrounded on three sides by Hocking Hills State Park, the Inn & Spa at Cedar falls is the ideal place for a peaceful getaway where you can truly escape from the worries of everyday life. We’ll make sure you have the best Hocking Hills experience possible when you stay with us. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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3 Hikes to Hocking Hills Waterfalls http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/06/3-hikes-to-hocking-hills-waterfalls/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/06/3-hikes-to-hocking-hills-waterfalls/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:25:06 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12263 When you come to the Hocking Hills area, we at Inn at Cedar Falls can guarantee that you will see some spectacular sights. Our area is filled with parks and trails all with something new to discover. However, when you first come to our area, you might not know where to go. Let us help... Read more »

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Hocking Hills waterfallsWhen you come to the Hocking Hills area, we at Inn at Cedar Falls can guarantee that you will see some spectacular sights. Our area is filled with parks and trails all with something new to discover. However, when you first come to our area, you might not know where to go. Let us help you choose the perfect places for you so you can have a wonderful adventure. One natural attraction that many travelers come to see is our Hocking Hills waterfalls. Instead of having to go to multiple places to find some Hocking Hills waterfalls, we suggest heading to nearby Hocking Hills State Park and explore 3 of their Hocking Hills waterfalls.

Hocking Hills State Park is conveniently located adjacent to our property and makes a quick and easy trip for visitors. There are many trails and beautiful Hocking Hills waterfalls to take in while you are there. There is one thing that we need to stress about these Hocking Hills waterfalls, sometimes if there have been low levels of rain in the summer, they may be more like trickles than flowing water. If you are looking for the best time to see any of these Hocking Hills waterfalls, it would be in the spring when the snow is actively melting. However, each of these areas is stunning in any season.

The first of our Hocking Hills waterfalls is at Cedar Falls. Out of all of our suggestions for Hocking Hills waterfalls, this one has the most water flowing at any time. The Queer Creek is the source for the water at Cedar Falls. Many visitors to Hocking Hills State Park enjoy coming to Cedar Falls as it is an easy and quick 1/2-mile trail that leads straight from the parking lot. In the parking lot, there are some picnic benches that make a great place to have a snack or some lunch while you are there. Be sure to check out the stairs that lead down to Cedar Falls as they were designed perfectly to not only be in tune with nature but also to reflect the Fibonacci sequence.

From there, make your way to the next in our list of Hocking Hills waterfalls, Old Man’s Cave. This is one of the most popular of their trails and caves to explore because of the history behind it. In the late 1700’s, a recluse by the name of Richard Rowe lived here and this is where the cave gets its name. Old Man’s Cave can be divided into these parts and each should be explored when you check out this in our list of Hocking Hills waterfalls, Upper Falls, Upper Gorge, Middle Falls, Lower Falls and Lower Gorge.You will see how the creek has cut into the Blackhand sandstone to create some simply gorgeous rock formations.

The last of our picks for Hocking Hills waterfalls is Cantwell Cliffs. This last waterfall is located in a more remote area of the Hocking Hills State Park and you will most likely get there by car. Many who have visited Cantwell Cliffs have stated that it was well worth the extra trip out there. The trail loop is about a mile and takes most about 1.5 hours to complete it. On the trail, you will get to see not only Hocking Hills waterfalls but a number of other wonderful natural attractions.

As you can see, there are some amazing Hocking Hills waterfalls close by. This is why those who are looking for beautiful trails and Hocking Hills waterfalls to explore decide to stay with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. Not only are we close by but guests enjoy our array of accommodation types to choose from which include anything from rooms to cabins. Each morning enjoy a bountiful breakfast with us before you head out exploring. Be sure to save at least one dinner to have with us as well at our in-house restaurant, Kindred Spirits. Contact us today and book your stay with us at Inn at Cedar Falls.

Want to find out more about the Hocking Hills area? Request your free Vacation Guide today!

Photo by J. Todd Poling

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Don’t Miss the Fiddling Contest at the Nelsonville Parade of Hills http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/06/dont-miss-the-fun-at-the-fiddling-contest-at-the-nelsonville-parade-of-hills/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/06/dont-miss-the-fun-at-the-fiddling-contest-at-the-nelsonville-parade-of-hills/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:47:33 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12241 At the end of every summer, there is one festival that we at Inn at Cedar Falls look forward to, the Nelsonville Parade of Hills. There is something about this 4-day festival that just brings not only the local community together but also brings others from outside the area to us and shows them a... Read more »

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Nelsonville Parade of HillsAt the end of every summer, there is one festival that we at Inn at Cedar Falls look forward to, the Nelsonville Parade of Hills. There is something about this 4-day festival that just brings not only the local community together but also brings others from outside the area to us and shows them a bit more about our life here in the Hocking Hills. The Nelsonville Parade of Hills has a feel about it that is reminiscent of festivals and life, in a simpler time, decades ago. The Nelsonville Parade of Hills has been a staple in the Hocking Hills for many years and this year’s Nelsonville Parade of Hills will be amazing. Come check out some of the fun events that you should check out while you are there.

This year’s Nelsonville Parade of Hills will take place August 19th-22nd at the Public Square on Canal Street. There are many events packed into the Nelsonville Parade of Hills so be sure to plan ahead so you can attend all the events you would like. The first set of events at Nelsonville Parade of Hills that you should look into is the musical acts each day. Starting on Wednesday is A Hard Day’s Night, which is a Beatles tribute band, on Thursday is McGuffey Lane, Friday is Mr. Speed, which is a KISS tribute band, and Saturday is Stadium 11. Some other bands that are planning on being at Nelsonville Parade of Hills are Pete’s Band, Holi Spicoli, Time Machine, Word of Mouth Jazz Band, Gospel Night, and more. Be sure to keep checking back on their site to get a better idea of who will be playing. Another musical event will be taking place at the Nelsonville Parade of Hills, the Ohio State Fiddling Contest. This will be held at Stuart’s Opera House on Friday at 6 pm. This is a great event because you will get to see some of the best fiddlers in the area playing their heart and soul out. The age range for contestants is 12 and up and we are sure you will be blown away by their skills.

Besides musical events, there are 2 active events to attend as well. These are the 5k Run for the Hills and Athletic Day. The Run for the Hills event is on Saturday at 9 am at the Nelsonville Public Square. This will be a street race and you will get the chance to see a lot of the beauty of Nelsonville while on your run. Pre-registration goes until August 13th and is $15 and includes a race t-shirt. The Athletic Day event is on Wednesday at 10:30 am at Polly Field. This event is for children aged 3-18 and is a great way for them to burn off some energy that morning with fun games and activities.

The last 3 events are what make the Nelsonville Parade of Hills so spectacular. These are the Queen Contests, the Pie Contest, and the Parades. There are 2 different Queen Contests, the Miss Parade of the Hills Contest which is for older girls and will be held at different locations throughout the week. The other is the same, just for the little ladies. The Pie Contest and Auction is one of the events that everyone in the community looks forward to. It helps raise money for the community and also involves a pie made by hand which is always a great treat. Lastly, the Nelsonville Parade of Hills wouldn’t be complete without a parade. There will be 3 parades at the Nelsonville Parade of Hills, which will be the Welcome Home Parade, a Bicycle Parade, and a Grande Parade. Be sure to check out their page to find out more about places and times.

As you can see, we love a great festival here in the Hocking Hills. When you do decide to come to the Nelsonville Parade of Hills, we hope that you will consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. We have many accommodation types perfect for singles, couples, and families. Each morning enjoy a delicious breakfast to help you get started with your day. In the evenings, be sure to set aside one dinner with us at our in-house restaurant Kindred Spirits. The summer evenings here are amazing and it’s always nice to sit outside to enjoy your meal. Contact us today and make a reservation with us for your next stay in Hocking Hills.

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Hike the Grandma Gatewood Trail http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/06/hike-the-grandma-gatewood-trail/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/06/hike-the-grandma-gatewood-trail/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:49:02 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12231 When a lot of travelers think of the Hocking Hills area, they tend to first think about all of the outdoor adventures you can have here. It’s a natural thought since our area is filled with lush forests, amazing trails, and lots of ways to enjoy the scenic outdoors. We at Inn at Cedar Falls... Read more »

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Grandma Gatewood TrailWhen a lot of travelers think of the Hocking Hills area, they tend to first think about all of the outdoor adventures you can have here. It’s a natural thought since our area is filled with lush forests, amazing trails, and lots of ways to enjoy the scenic outdoors. We at Inn at Cedar Falls get questions all the time about ways to enjoy their time here with us. The first thing we need to know is how much you enjoy the outdoors. Then, it’s how you like enjoy them. Hiking, biking, boating, fishing, the list can go on and with it springs multiple ideas from there. For most of our guests, they enjoy hiking. The first place we point them is our neighbor Hocking Hills State Park where they not only have multiple trails but one in particular named after a famous trail blazing woman, the Grandma Gatewood Trail. Come learn about not only the Grandma Gatewood Trail but the woman herself.

The Grandma Gatewood Trail was named after Emma Rowena Gatewood, later to be named Grandma Gatewood. She was born in Guyan Township, Ohio in 1887 and died in Gallipolis, Ohio in 1973. Her 85 years alive were spent doing something she loved, hiking. If you have never heard of her, or the Grandma Gatewood Trail, let’s go into what makes her so unique. While she loved walking, and would go for walks to escape her abusive marriage. She didn’t start truly getting known for hiking until after her children were grown. Stories later say that she would just want to go for a walk and then keep going until she was done. She unknowingly became the inspiration behind light packing when it came to hiking as she never thought she needed much and enjoyed finding what she needed off the land. All she would pack with her would be an Army blanket, a raincoat, and a plastic shower curtain. Her accolades include hiking the entirety of the Appalachian Trail 3 times as well as the Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon.

You might be wondering how the woman Grandma Gatewood now has a trail named after her here in Hocking Hills. While this amazing woman may have taken part of many famous hikes, there was one stretch that she loved the most, a 6 mile trail here at the Hocking Hills State Park that goes from Ash Cave to Old Man’s Cave. It is also known as part of the Buckeye Trail so don’t be surprised that you might not see the Grandma Gatewood Trail listed on maps. Many hikers before have noted that the Grandma Gatewood Trail is particularly beautiful so it’s no surprise that it’s anyone’s favorite. Grandma Gatewood loved this trail so much that she was the first to start their Winter Hike, which is still an annual tradition. In any season, the Grandma Gatewood Trail is a sight to behold. We invite you to take the same steps this brave woman did so many years ago.

As you can see, when you come to the trails of Ohio, you are not only going to enjoy the beauty of the moment but it will give you time to relax and reflect on the immense history that surrounds our area. When you do decide to come to the Hocking Hills area, we hope that you will consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. Our beautiful B&B is set against the Hocking Hills State Park. We also have many accommodation types for any type of traveler from those who are just looking for a room to those who love cabins and enjoy bringing their dog with them. Each morning enjoy a delicious breakfast and then be on your way enjoying the Grandma Gatewood Trail. Need some pampering after a long day? Book an appointment with our spa professionals! Contact us today and book a room for your next trip to Hocking Hills.

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Photo by Chris Palmer

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Our Guide to Cabin Rentals in Ohio http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/06/our-guide-to-cabin-rentals-in-ohio/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/06/our-guide-to-cabin-rentals-in-ohio/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:53:33 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12228 Now that summer is upon us, one of the first ideas we have in our head is that it’s time for a vacation. Then we start to think of places we would like to go. After that, it’s where to stay and then activities that seem like fun. Before you know it, you have your... Read more »

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cabin rentals in OhioNow that summer is upon us, one of the first ideas we have in our head is that it’s time for a vacation. Then we start to think of places we would like to go. After that, it’s where to stay and then activities that seem like fun. Before you know it, you have your trip planned out and then you just have to wait for the day to come. However, we at Inn at Cedar Falls want to highlight one important aspect of this process, where to stay. Consider staying with us. When you book your cabin rentals in Ohio at Inn at Cedar Falls, you will have the luxury associated with a B&B along with the quiet of being in a cabin.

Booking your cabin rentals in Ohio with Inn at Cedar Falls is a logical choice for many reasons. The first is our location. We are in the Hocking Hills area of Ohio which a perfect place for a retreat away from everyday life. We are located adjacent to Hocking Hills State Park which provides our guests not only gorgeous views but also a quick and easily accessed activity that includes hiking, birding, and more. We are also close to many other area activities.

Our cabins are perfect for all sorts of travelers, couples, friends, and families. We have five cabins to choose from and each is amazing and unique in their own way. The first of our cabin rentals in Ohio to mention is the Hickory Hollow Cabin. This can house anywhere from 2 to 6 people. It contains one bedroom with a Queen sized bed, another with a set of bunk beds that has a Twin on top and a Full underneath as well as a Full trundle bed. During the day enjoy the peacefulness of the area on the swing on the porch which overlooks a wood ravine. This is a perfect place to be quiet or have fun conversations with those sharing the cabin with you.

Next is our  Dogwood Cabin, which is the ideal choice for a romantic weekend away. This cabin can house 2 to 4 people with a King sized bed as well as a double-sized Murphy bed that comes from the wall in the living room. The bedroom in this cabin is located on the lower floor and features a 2 person whirlpool tub as well. When on the main floor, enjoy scenic views from the living room as well as the bedroom.

The Strong Wolf Cabin is our smallest and most secluded cabin. Out of all of our cabin rentals in Ohio, this one is the most popular. It features a loft style bedroom outfitted with a whirlpool tub and unobstructed views of the woods. This is our only pet-friendly cabin and is perfect for a couple or a single. Be sure to make pet reservations in advance and be sure to check out our pet packages. 

Sometimes a weekend away with your best couple friends is just what you need. The most ideal of our cabin rentals in Ohio is our Redbud Cabin. This cabin can sleep 2 to 4 people and has two separate King sized bedrooms with private bathrooms is just enough privacy for 4. This cabin comes with a fully equipped kitchen and a gas log stove that is just right for cool evenings. Be sure to take some time to relax on your porch and enjoy the views.

The last of our cabin rentals in Ohio is our Tree House Cabin. A smaller cabin for up to 2 people, this cabin is essential to a romantic weekend. The main floor features a cozy living room, dining room, and kitchen. Downstairs leads you to a King sized bed along with a shower as well as a whirlpool tub. What gives this cabin it’s name is that you are set amongst many trees, including the tops of some, and it gives you the feeling of living in a tree house, like we all wanted to as children, but also with the modern luxuries we have come to love as adults.

Consider booking with us at Inn at Cedar Falls each time for your cabin rentals in Ohio so not only will you have the privacy you are looking for but the quality you expect as well. When you do, you will get to enjoy a bountiful breakfast each morning. Want to make your stay with us even more relaxing? Book a spa service with your cabin. Contact us today to book you cabin for your next stay to Ohio.

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Photo by Jumping Rocks Photography

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Our Guide to Lake Hope State Park http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/05/our-guide-to-lake-hope-state-park/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/05/our-guide-to-lake-hope-state-park/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 09:29:35 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12204 When you live here in the Hocking Hills, you are fortunate to be in an area that is simply stunning. We at Inn at Cedar Falls consider ourselves so fortunate to have made this area our home. When guests come to the Hocking Hills area, we love helping them find interesting things to do. Always... Read more »

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Lake Hope State ParkWhen you live here in the Hocking Hills, you are fortunate to be in an area that is simply stunning. We at Inn at Cedar Falls consider ourselves so fortunate to have made this area our home. When guests come to the Hocking Hills area, we love helping them find interesting things to do. Always at the top of our list is exploring. There are so many trails and cliffs and waterfalls to discover that choosing where to start could be a daunting task. Let us take the guess work off of your plate and why don’t you start with an afternoon at Lake Hope State Park. Come see why when you check out Lake Hope State Park not only will you have a great time seeing the beauty of our area but also learning about it as well.

The first thing to do when you get to Lake Hope State Park is to enjoy one of their many trails. They have hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails which are all a lot of fun. The hiking trails are anywhere from 1/4 mile to 3.2 miles and are all moderate in difficulty. If you choose to go mountain biking do know that the trails are great for intermediate to advanced cyclists and can be quite challenging for those who are not used to steep hills and ravines. Their biking trails range in length of 1/2 mile to 7.2 miles and are a wonderful way to see Lake Hope State Park.

After you have had a chance to work up a sweat on the trails, you should cool off at their swimming beach. This is a perfect place to relax, soak up some sun, and enjoy the refreshing water. They have a beach house complete with sun deck, restrooms, and a small shop to purchase refreshments.

If you love being on the water, then there are two great ways to enjoy the water at Lake Hope State Park. The first is to go boating. You can either rent a canoe or kayak and explore the 120 acres of the lake. They do allow boats, but only ones with electric motors. While you are out on the water, take advantage of some fishing. Be sure you have your Ohio fishing license and enjoy the waters. Living below the surface you will find bluegill, catfish, crappie and largemouth bass.

Our last suggestion when it comes to enjoying a day at the Lake Hope State Park is to attend one of their wonderful events. They have a few every season and one that is coming up this July should be a great time and is the Annual Hummingbird Banding. It starts at 9 am and will run until 1 pm. Join hummingbird enthusiast Allen Chartier to learn all about hummingbirds as well as the research behind them.

As you can see, there are so many ways to enjoy Lake Hope State Park as well as learn about our area. When you have so many breathtaking areas to explore, it’s easy to see why we are an easy choice for travelers who want to unplug from life. When you do come to the Hocking Hills area, consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. We have lovely accommodations suited perfectly for all types of guests. Each morning starts the same with a delicious breakfast at our in-house restaurant, Kindred Spirits. Want to make your trip with us extra relaxing? Book a service at our spa! Contact us today to find out more.

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