Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls http://innatcedarfalls.com Hocking Hills Cabins Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:41:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Don’t Miss the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/04/dont-miss-the-new-straitsville-moonshine-festival/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/04/dont-miss-the-new-straitsville-moonshine-festival/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:06:43 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12102 As you may be aware of, the Hocking Hills area is full of history. It is told and retold in many ways in forms of stories and museums all dedicated to the history of our area. We at Inn at Cedar Falls proudly love the history of the Hocking Hills area and enjoy pointing out... Read more »

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New Straitsville Moonshine FestivalAs you may be aware of, the Hocking Hills area is full of history. It is told and retold in many ways in forms of stories and museums all dedicated to the history of our area. We at Inn at Cedar Falls proudly love the history of the Hocking Hills area and enjoy pointing out interesting places to go and activities to enjoy to our guests while they are here. While many may not know this, the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival isn’t only about the moonshine, it’s about the history that surrounds it. Let’s take a look into the festival as well as the history that supports it.

The New Straitsville Moonshine Festival has been around for many years and has become a staple in this community. The New Straitsville Moonshine Festival showcases the history of this town and how it has survived and flourished over the years. Many years ago, the town was a mining town and survived off of coal. However, the mines were set on fire, and actually still burn today. This left the residents without a source of income. They then had the fortuitous idea of making moonshine and selling it. This was all during the Prohibition Era where alcohol was illegal but, the residents still made a living.

Today at the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival, you can find out all about these interesting facts and stories from history. The volunteers are filled with these stories and you can visit the local history museum for more information. This year’s New Straitsville Moonshine Festival will be held May 21st through 25th. Thursday and Friday will start at 5 pm, Saturday at 11am, and Sunday at noon.

There are so many fun activities planned for this year’s New Straitsville Moonshine Festival. Besides taking in all of the history that will be offered there, there will also be flea market vendors, souvenirs to buy and carnival rides. The New Straitsville Moonshine Festival is a great activity for the whole family. Don’t worry about food while you are there, the festival will not only have typical carnival food but also Moonshine burgers, Moonshine pie, and Moonshine doggies so be sure to bring plenty of cash and an empty stomach to enjoy all of the great food that will be there.

Another great activity at the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival is having a look at the Moonshine Still Display. This is where you can learn all about how moonshine was made in the early days as well as today. In festivals past, the moonshine that was made was thrown away but with the new addition of the Straitsville Special Moonshine liquor store, there will be samples available as well as bottles for purchase.

Be sure to also be on the lookout for some staple events at the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival. There will be 2 parades, one of them the Grande Parade on Memorial Day. Also have a look out for the Garden Tractor Pull as well as the Pedal Pull. One of the best parts about the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival is their music. Some bands have already been slotted for the festival, on Saturday is Trip Dog and on Sunday is Billy Joel Royal. Follow the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival on Facebook and keep up to date with the festival as the time comes closer.

It’s interesting events like the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival that draws so many people to our fun area. When you do think about coming to the festival, be sure to consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. Located adjacent to the Hocking Hills State Park, the beauty of our area is evident on our property as well as close by. Spend your time exploring our trails and enjoy being outdoors. Contact our fantastic staff today and let us help you create a wonderful trip to see us. Be sure to ask about our spa treatments as well!

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Enjoy the Live Music and Great Food at the Wild Turkey Festival http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/04/enjoy-the-live-music-and-great-food-at-the-wild-turkey-festival/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/04/enjoy-the-live-music-and-great-food-at-the-wild-turkey-festival/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:48:51 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12099 When it comes to festivals, we at Inn at Cedar Falls think that our area has some of the best ones around. We have some great events all over and throughout the year. There is something about getting the local community as well as visitors all together in celebration of a certain piece of history... Read more »

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Wild Turkey FestivalWhen it comes to festivals, we at Inn at Cedar Falls think that our area has some of the best ones around. We have some great events all over and throughout the year. There is something about getting the local community as well as visitors all together in celebration of a certain piece of history or a fun activity. One festival in particular that we look forward to every spring is the Wild Turkey Festival. Even in the name, you know you are going to have a great time. The Wild Turkey Festival is a celebratory event that includes, rides, food, music, entertainment, and more all set against the backdrop of the beautiful Hocking Hills.

The 31st Annual Wild Turkey Festival will be held in McArthur, OH, just a short 20 minute drive from us at Inn at Cedar Falls, on April 30th-May 3rd. This 4 day Wild Turkey Festival will be filled with fun for the whole family and is a perfect way to spend a weekend in Hocking Hills. The hours for the Wild Turkey Festival start from 5 pm to 11 pm Thursday, 11 am to 11 pm Friday and Saturday, and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday. The festival will be held on the streets of downtown Mc Arthur and while there is no entrance fee into the Wild Turkey Festival, be sure to bring plenty of cash for the fun rides and delicious food.

Let’s explore some of the fun activities and events that you can expect to find at the Wild Turkey Festival. Some of the staples for the Wild Turkey Festival have been the Grand Parade as well as the crowing of the Wild Turkey Queen. The Wild Turkey Festival started in 1985 and since it’s first year they have always had a Grande Parade on Saturday evening. This is a wonderful way to sit back and relax and enjoy the town. Each year there is a new Grand Marshall of the Wild Turkey Festival to help lead the town in fun and start the year’s events. The parade will be at 6 pm on Saturday, May 2nd. Following that there will be crowning of the Queen of the Wild Turkey Festival. They even have a contest for babies as well. There is nothing cuter than a dressed up little baby. Another staple at the Wild Turkey Festival is music. The sound stage comes alive with amazing musicians from all over.

Besides perusing the food and the rides, there are some other activities that you should definitely check out. One of them being their car show. Go down memory lane and look at all of these beautifully restored cars. You will most likely see ones from your childhood as well as many more. Show your kids which car was the coolest when you were a kid. Ask the car owners all about the restoration and watch them beam with pride over the work that has been done.

If you love beautiful quilts, then be sure to check out the Quilt Show at the Wild Turkey Festival. Our area has some of the most gifted quilters, like those at the nearby Dairy Barn Arts Center. The quilts featured at the festival are so gorgeous and if you happen to quilt as well, can give you some inspiration on your next project.

When deciding about the Wild Turkey Festival, be sure to consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls while you are here. You will be amazed at the beauty of our local Hocking Hills, especially what you can see from your room as well as exploring our property. Planning on coming with your family? We have many accommodation types to fit everyone, even your four-legged family members. Contact our lovely staff today and book a trip to see us in time for the Wild Turkey Festival.

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Moonlight Paddles at the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/03/moonlight-paddles-at-the-hocking-hills-canoe-livery/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/03/moonlight-paddles-at-the-hocking-hills-canoe-livery/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:18:54 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12074 Since spring is finally here, we are all looking forward to the warmer weather coming our way soon. There are so many reasons why we here at Inn at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills love the coming of spring and summer. The first is that our property comes alive again with beautiful flowers and all... Read more »

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Hocking Hills Canoe LiverySince spring is finally here, we are all looking forward to the warmer weather coming our way soon. There are so many reasons why we here at Inn at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills love the coming of spring and summer. The first is that our property comes alive again with beautiful flowers and all of our trees start to bloom as well as fill back in with green leaves. Also, this is a time of year when windows stay open to allow for the cool breezes of spring to fill our homes and the spring farmer’s markets come back where we can all see what has been growing. One other part of this time of year that we love seeing is our rivers open up again filled with visitors from the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery. Let’s look more into what a trip with the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery looks like as well as their fun Midnight Paddles trips.

The Hocking Hills Canoe Livery was started by the Fox family in 1996. They have been helping adventurous visitors of all ages go down the Hocking River as well as camp on it’s shores. They believe that allowing people to see the beauty of the Hocking Hills from not only the vantage point of the Hocking River, but also by paddling it yourself, you have an amazing opportunity to see some amazing sights. Imagine all of the flowers and local animals you can see from the river that you may not be able to see from any of the trails. Not only this but having a way to keep cool on one of our many warm days is always a plus.

The Hocking Hills Canoe Livery has two different kinds of Hocking River trips to choose from. The first is a Hocking Hills Canoe Livery canoe trip. For these trips, usually a couple is in the canoe. However, one other adult or 2 small children can also fit on the floor of either of their Old Town 158 or Wenonah Northfork canoes. From there you can choose their Crockett’s Trip which is a 5 mile journey that is about 1.5 hours of paddling. This gentle ride is perfect for beginners as well as those with children. They also have a Rockbridge Trip that is 7 miles and about 2-3 hours of paddling. On this longer trip you will see a bit more of the Hocking River as well as a chance to view those on the zip line. The other type of Hocking Hills Canoe Livery trip is by kayak. Their kayaks are single kayaks where the person sits in the kayak. You are not zipped in so if you fall out, you won’t have to roll. The Hocking Hills Canoe Livery offers the same tours as above. If you would like to paddle out on your own, you may also rent a canoe or kayak from them as well.

Now onto the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery’s Night Floats. They have two different tours to choose from, the Moonlight Tour and the New Moon Glow Float. The Moonlight Tour is on May 30th, June 27th, August 1st, August 29th, and September 26th. On this tour you paddle your canoe from sunset into moonlight. From this vantage point you will get to see a completely new side to Hocking River as well as the Hocking Hills. At the end of your trip you will be welcomed by a roaring fire, S’mores, and a lively bluegrass band that will play some great songs to listen and to dance to. On the New Moon Glow Float, you will also paddle your canoe on the Hocking River from sunset into moonlight and use the glow of your glow sticks, as well as any glow gear you can bring, to light your way down the river. Just the same, at the end you will have a fire and a fun bluegrass band for your entertainment. The dates for this tour is June 13, July 18, August 15, September 12, and October 17.

When you have fun trips available like those from the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, it’s easy to see why not only do we locals get excited by the summer months but also our visitors do too. When rounding out your plans for a trip to the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, be sure to consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. We have all sorts of different accommodation types for our guest groups of any size. We also start off your day with a hearty breakfast from our own in-house restaurant, Kindred Spirits, which gives you more than enough fuel for your day exploring the Hocking Hills. Contact our amazing staff today and let us help you plan a wonderful trip to see us this summer.

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Enjoy the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/03/enjoy-the-2015-nelsonville-music-festival/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/03/enjoy-the-2015-nelsonville-music-festival/#comments Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:12:46 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12049 When the weather heats up here in Hocking Hills, there are many things we residents look forward to. At first, it’s the ability to spend more time outdoors and explore our amazing local trails. Our trails come alive again after a long winter with the most gorgeous wildflowers and the waterfalls start flowing again and... Read more »

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2015 Nelsonville Music FestivalWhen the weather heats up here in Hocking Hills, there are many things we residents look forward to. At first, it’s the ability to spend more time outdoors and explore our amazing local trails. Our trails come alive again after a long winter with the most gorgeous wildflowers and the waterfalls start flowing again and are a sight to behold. Each spring and summer we at Inn at Cedar Falls love seeing our town celebrate the coming seasons with fun outdoor festivals. One in particular we are looking forward to is the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival. Let us show you why we love checking out some part of the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival not only this year but each year.

The 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival is held on May 28th-31st in the quaint town of Nelsonville, OH, which for us at Inn at Cedar Falls is only a 30 minute drive away. The 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival is a family friendly outdoor concert that is all about being with family and friends and enjoying amazing music. We are excited about the musical acts that will be at the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival. Some of the musical performers are, The Flaming Lips, Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, Brandi Carlile, Trampled by Turtles, Built to Spill, Elephant Revival, Dead Hand of Man, and many more. Want to hear a bit of the music you will be enjoying at the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival? Check out their Spotify station.

There are many different ways to customize your tickets for the perfect mix of music and price for your trip. If you are looking for an all-inclusive price for the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival, we suggest getting the Weekend Pass for $130 each. This is a pass for the whole weekend and includes parking. Individual day passes are at different prices based on who is playing that day so be sure to check out the ticket’s page to see how much your day will cost. If you are looking for a little added oomph to your 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival experience, then consider looking at the VIP packages of tickets. The VIP Weekend Pass is $325 each and gains you access to the festival as well as the VIP area which has amazing seating, convenient cash bar for drinks and food and more. You can also get the VIP package for a daily ticket as well.

As we mentioned before, this is a kid friendly event and there will be plenty for your tiny festival lovers to do as well. In years passed, there have been a lot of fun art projects and games for the kids to participate in as well as interesting things to do at night as well. Be sure to check back closer to the festival date to see what the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival has in store for your kids.

Another initiative that the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival does that sets them apart from other festivals is that they aspire to be a zero waste festival. As we have all experienced, when so many people gather together, there is sure to be a ton of waste. At the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival, through a partnership with Rural Action’s Zero Waste Program, this festival will do it’s best to make sure all trash is diverted and recycled to maintain a zero waste festival.

Amazing, and innovative, festivals like the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival are some of the top reasons why visitors love choosing the Hocking Hills area when deciding where to spend some part of their vacation time. When deciding to stay here, consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. We are nestled right in the Hocking Hills and our rooms, cabins, and cottages give our guests some of the best views of the area. We pamper our guests with top service that makes our guests choose us each time they are in the area. When thinking about attending the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival, be sure to book your stay with us as soon as possible as we can fill up quickly. Contact our fantastic staff today and let us help you book a great trip to see us.

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Find a Hocking Hills Golf Course http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/03/find-a-hocking-hills-golf-course/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/03/find-a-hocking-hills-golf-course/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:02:25 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12035 When you are planning a vacation anywhere the first thing that you think about is what you are going to do while you are away. For each traveler, their tastes are just a little different. Some like staying in and relaxing, some like spending their time outdoors, some like to a mix of both. However,... Read more »

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Hocking Hills golf courseWhen you are planning a vacation anywhere the first thing that you think about is what you are going to do while you are away. For each traveler, their tastes are just a little different. Some like staying in and relaxing, some like spending their time outdoors, some like to a mix of both. However, there is one type of traveler we all know, the golf enthusiast. They are the type that brings their clubs with them wherever they go and are always up for a new challenge. We at Inn at Cedar Falls love not only enjoy a round at a Hocking Hills golf course but love sending our guests to them as well. There is one Hocking Hills golf course that tops others in our area, the Hocking Hills Golf Club. Let us help you by pointing out some of the ins and outs of this wonderful Hocking Hills golf course.

Some of the most basic details of this Hocking Hills golf course is that it is located in nearby Logan, OH and was designed by Jack Kidwell. He made this a challenging 71-par course that boasts 5,861 acres of fun. While you are playing on this Hocking Hills golf course, you will be blown away by they views of the nearby rolling hills and beautiful forests.

Before you head out onto this Hocking Hills golf course, be sure to visit the pro shop. It is filled with all sorts of great products! They have clothing from major brands like Under Armour, Titleist, and more. Also while you are in there be sure to ask about a custom fitting which can be the biggest difference in your golf game. Hungry after a round? The pro shop offers quick snacks as well.

While at the Hocking Hills Golf Club, be sure to keep in mind all of the amenities that are offered. At this Hocking Hills golf course, Brian Carney is their seasoned PGA professional that can help you will all sorts of golfing issues from grip to private lessons. His private lessons $25 for a half hour and $100 for 5 half hour sessions. This is a great way to maximize on your vacation and learn something new and a way to improve on your game.

After a long day on this Hocking Hills golf course, be sure to head over to their restaurant, Urban Grille. They offer fantastic pub fare which is a great compliment to a golf game. Open for lunch and dinner, they offer a range of steak, fish, and other seafood as well as many draft beers to go with your meal.

Thinking of whisking your employees or buddies away for a great golfing excursion? Consider choosing both Inn at Cedar Falls and the Hocking Hills Golf Club. We both have exactly what you need for accommodations as well as activities. At the Inn at Cedar Falls, we have many different accommodation types to suit all sorts of group sizes. We have rooms in our inn as well as cabins and cottages for bigger groups. At the Hocking Hills Golf Club, they have fantastic packages for golf outings for groups. Be sure to contact them for more details. We at Inn at Cedar Falls also have some great packages set up for all types of guests. Each morning starts with a delicious breakfast at our restaurant, Kindred Spirits. Contact us today and let us help you plan a wonderful golf vacation at our favorite Hocking Hills golf course.

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Head to Lake Logan State Park this Summer http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/03/head-to-lake-logan-state-park-this-summer/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/03/head-to-lake-logan-state-park-this-summer/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:00:30 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12028 Even though it doesn’t seem like it, summer break is just around the corner. Now is the time to start making plans for trips and flush out ideas that may come into fruition and those that may be put off until next year. In the summers, most of the country is awash in unforgiving heat,... Read more »

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Lake Logan State ParkEven though it doesn’t seem like it, summer break is just around the corner. Now is the time to start making plans for trips and flush out ideas that may come into fruition and those that may be put off until next year. In the summers, most of the country is awash in unforgiving heat, we at Inn at Cedar Falls are enjoying a cooler temperature, especially surrounded by all of the nearby lakes and forests. When deciding on what to do when you come to the Hocking Hills area, you should check out all of the nearby state parks. However, one in particular is the perfect place for a day trip, Lake Logan State Park. Let’s check out all of the fun activities that you can do while at Lake Logan State Park.

Located just a short 30 minute drive from Inn at Cedar Falls, Lake Logan State Park is a perfect idea for a day or even just a picnic. Lake Logan State Park is 318 acres of land with 400 acres of lake that has some of the most scenic views in the Hocking Hills area.

One of the main reasons why so many locals and visitors flock to Lake Logan State Park is for the fishing. Lake Logan State Park is home to many varieties of fish including, bluegill, crappie, bass, muskie, catfish, northern pike and saugeye. However, before you drop your line in the water, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is that you will need an Ohio fishing license. There are many options to choose from for a license which can be tailored to your specifications. You can get a 1 day license, a 3 day license, or if you are a resident of Ohio and plan on doing a lot of fishing this year you can get your yearly license. Be sure to check out the ODNR website to see all of the license regulations.

If you want to be on the water, to either fish or to just cruise around, boating at Lake Logan State Park is permitted. Your boat can only have up to 10 horsepower and can only go up to 10mph on the lake. If you do choose to boat you will have plenty of places to put your boat in the water as well as places to tie up your boat, especially for picnics. Be sure to check with the visitors center for more information about boating at Lake Logan State Park.

Another way to enjoy the water at Lake Logan State Park is by swimming. There is a fantastic swimming beach located on the north end of the lake and swimming is allowed during the daylight hours. Some things to be aware of are that you will be swimming at your own risk as well as pets are not allowed on the swimming beach.

If you plan on keeping your feet firmly placed on the ground, there are also some interesting activities at Lake Logan State Park for you as well. The first is hiking. The first trail that is interesting is Pine Vista Hiking Trail. This trail goes around a hilltop and will give you some of the best views of our Hocking Hills area. Other hikers have noted that they were able to observe some of the local flora and fauna while on this trail. Another is a piece of a much larger trail, the Buckeye Trail. Here at Lake Logan State Park you can hike 1.25 miles of this iconic trail.

Lastly, another great way to enjoy Lake Logan State Park is to go hunting in it. They are known for fox, squirrel, raccoon, rabbit, deer, waterfowl, turkey and ruffed grouse. All are also to be hunted during their appropriate season. Be sure to not only get a Ohio hunting license but also check out ODNR’s site about their hunting and trapping regulations.

It’s easy to see why so many people who love nature choose to come to the Hocking Hills area for their vacations. When you do decide to come here, choose to stay with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. Our many accommodation types are perfect for couples to families as well as those who enjoy the comfort of the inn or the privacy of a cabin. Each morning with us starts with breakfast at our restaurant, Kindred Spirits, and from there go about your day exploring Lake Logan State Park as well as many other parts of the Hocking Hills. Contact our wonderful staff today and let us help you plan a wonderful summer vacation to see us.

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Spend a Day at the Athens Farmers Market http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/02/spend-a-day-at-the-athens-farmers-market/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/02/spend-a-day-at-the-athens-farmers-market/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:41:53 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11992 When it comes to food, nothing is better than fresh food. There is something about the taste that makes it just a little better and different. Restaurants recognize this as well and strive to use only the best ingredients for their guests. Over the recent years, a trend that is coming more and more popular... Read more »

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Athens Farmers MarketWhen it comes to food, nothing is better than fresh food. There is something about the taste that makes it just a little better and different. Restaurants recognize this as well and strive to use only the best ingredients for their guests. Over the recent years, a trend that is coming more and more popular is knowing exactly where your food is coming from and individuals buying their food directly from farmers, usually at farmers markets. While this isn’t a new concept with the boom of grocery stores all around the need for farmers markets has gone down but now has come back strong. Here at Inn at Cedar Falls, we love having fresh food and frequently enjoy going to the Athens Farmers Market as often as we can. Thinking of heading to the Athens Farmers Market? Check out what you will find there.

While most farmers markets close over the winter months, the Athens Farmers Market is open year round. It is open every Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from April to December it is open on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm as well. Starting in the 1970’s, the Athens Farmers Market only featured a handful of farmers and then quickly grew to a dozen and then more as the years went on. It has had many different locations and now it is located at 1000 E State Street in the parking lot of the Market on State.

When you go to the Athens Farmers Market you will be pleased with the amount and the different types of vendors. There will be different fruit and vegetable farmers, orchardists, bakers, cheese makers, and just places to get a bite to eat while you are there. We have some of our favorite vendors that are known for quality food. Some of those are, Blackberry Sage Farm, who is known for their heirloom tomatoes, soup beans, okra, and more. Another is Crumbs Bakery who has some of the best breads (including gluten free), cakes, pastries, and more. If you are looking for an amazing local meat source, be sure to check out King Family Farm which has pork, chicken, and turkey as well as eggs and raw pet food which will help keep them healthy as well. You will also find vendors at the Athens Farmers Market who have flowers and chocolate and much more as well.

In the news for the Athens Farmers Market is having the winter market indoors. This would be very beneficial for vendors as well as visitors so everyone can stay warm during our cold winter months. The board at the Athens Farmers Market is thinking about adding a Thursday evening market this spring that would give locals another night to shop for fresh food. Also be on the lookout for Athens Farmers Market events. Some in the past have been a Junior Chef school which is a great way to get your children not only interested in food but learning a life skill that will serve them for years to come.

Having fantastic places like the Athens Farmers Market is not only beneficial for locals but guests too. Our restaurant, Kindred Spirits, strives to use only the best and freshest ingredients available. This kind of care and attention is made evident by the smiles on our guest’s faces. This same level of service is kept throughout our B&B as well. From check in to check out our friendly staff will do their best to make sure your stay is not only enjoyable but memorable as well. Contact our staff today and let us help you plan an amazing trip to see us.

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Experience the Duck Creek Log Jam this Memorial Day Weekend http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/02/experience-the-duck-creek-log-jam-this-memorial-day-weekend/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/02/experience-the-duck-creek-log-jam-this-memorial-day-weekend/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:20:32 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11982 Every year when Memorial Day comes around we all think of the perfect way to spend it. For some it’s a BBQ with close family and friends, others its by the pool or at the beach all day. There are always a ton of events to choose from which for most can make choosing what... Read more »

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Duck Creek Log JamEvery year when Memorial Day comes around we all think of the perfect way to spend it. For some it’s a BBQ with close family and friends, others its by the pool or at the beach all day. There are always a ton of events to choose from which for most can make choosing what to do somewhat difficult. While we at Inn at Cedar Falls love helping our guests choose activities to do once they are here, we also have a suggestion on an activity to come here for, the Duck Creek Log Jam. While the name may sound unusual, the Duck Creek Log Jam is a fun music festival that brings the Hocking Hills to life. Come check out this amazing weekend!

The Duck Creek Log Jam is a weekend filled with fun, music, and camping that is truly remarkable experience. There is nothing like being out in nature for a weekend and listening to some amazing music. The Duck Creek Log Jam will take place at the Duck Creek Camping and Outdoor Events Area which is located near Lake Logan State Park. You will be amazed at the 100 acres of space that the Duck Creek Log Jam will fill. The area is some of the most beautiful countryside in the Hocking Hills. The Duck Creek Log Jam is scheduled for May 22nd-24th and is a rain or shine event so be sure to check out the weather closer to the date so you can pack accordingly.

Tickets are already on sale and are a steal at $70 for 2 days and $95 for 3 days and will go up in $5 increments until closer to the Duck Creek Log Jam weekend. At the gate the tickets are $100 for 2 days and $125 for 3 days. Be sure to bring $10 cash for parking as well as talk to friends about carpooling to help keep parking down. If you plan on bringing your children, 5 and under are free with accompanying adult and children 6-12 are $10 for the whole weekend.

The lineup for the Duck Creek Log Jam is going to be amazing. So far, featured is, Dangermuffin, Whiskey Shivers, Driftwood, Yarn, The Howlin Brothers, Sol Driven Train, Hocking River String Band, Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle, Coal Town Rounders, Honeybucket, The Great Wide Open, Mamadrones, Bibs & Barefeet, Honey & Houston, and Bicentennial Bear. Be sure to keep coming back to the Duck Creek Log Jam’s line up page to see who else has been added to the list.  Want a preview of these fantastic bands? Check out their Spotify playlist!

One other amazing aspect of the Duck Creek Log Jam is that you can stay and camp there as well. This is a major component in this fun music festival. If you have an RV, there are a few spots available for those however they are first come, first serve. If you plan on camping there are 3 different sections to choose from. There is a Quiet Camping Area that is designated for those who like peace and quiet as well as those who have families. If you want to keep the party going for a few more hours, then we suggest camping at the Party Down Zone. Finally if you really like your privacy, there will be other Dispersed Camping areas located throughout the area.

While the Duck Creek Log Jam will be a fantastic event, there are some of us out there who do not like to live in outdoors for a whole weekend. This is where we come in. Consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. Only a short 20 minute drive away, we are just close enough that you won’t miss any of the festival. If you are wanting to stay close to nature while you are with us, try out one of our cozy cabins. Nestled in the hills, this is a perfect backdrop for a weekend of nature and music. Contact our wonderful staff today and book one of our accommodation options for your weekend here for the Duck Creek Log Jam.

Photo by: Dan Grogan

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Challenge Yourself at the Ohio Warrior Dash http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/02/challenge-ohio-warrior-dash/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/02/challenge-ohio-warrior-dash/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:15:28 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11978 For most, when planning a vacation, we usually choose fun yet relaxing activities. Here at Inn at Cedar Falls, most of our guests choose hiking or biking, maybe white water rafting, usually a spa treatment at our in house spa, but all in all, relaxing. However, we do have some guests that are thrill seekers... Read more »

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Ohio Warrior DashFor most, when planning a vacation, we usually choose fun yet relaxing activities. Here at Inn at Cedar Falls, most of our guests choose hiking or biking, maybe white water rafting, usually a spa treatment at our in house spa, but all in all, relaxing. However, we do have some guests that are thrill seekers and have wonderful ideas about fun here in Hocking Hills. One is doing a local obstacle course race. While these races pop up all over the country, when one comes to town you have to hop on it because it is a one time deal. We are so excited that the Ohio Warrior Dash is coming to town this spring. Let’s look more into what an awesome obstacle race the Ohio Warrior Dash will be.

This year’s Ohio Warrior Dash will be held May 16th from the first wave at 8:30am until the last wave at 3:00pm. Some of the waves will be competitive, some are just for normal groups and then some other waves will be for competitors raising money for St. Jude. While the time difference between the first and second wave will be 30 minutes, each other wave will be started in 15 minute increments.

One of the great aspects of doing a big obstacle course race like the Ohio Warrior Dash is that the organizers of the events have thought of everything and are very prepared for just about any circumstance. Have questions yourself? Check out the Ohio Warrior Dash FAQ page. It has answers to all of your questions from raising money for St. Jude to Ohio Warrior Dash race day information.

Tickets for the Ohio Warrior Dash are on sale now and the sooner you buy them the cheaper they will be. From now until $55 until 11:59pm CT on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, then $60 until 11:59pm CT on Tuesday, April 07, 2015, then $65 until 11:59pm CT on Tuesday, May 05, 2015, then $80 until 11:59pm CT on Thursday, May 14, 2015 and $90 At Event Saturday, May 16, 2015. As you can see, it pays to get your tickets early. With each ticket you will also get a medal, an awesome helmet and a participation shirt. If you are over 21 you will also get a refreshing Shocktop beer at the race after party.

Let’s move on to the actual course. While the map hasn’t been released yet, there are some aspects about the course that we can tell you about. The Ohio Warrior Dash course will be between 3 and 4 miles and will feature 12 different obstacles. Be sure to check out the Ohio Warrior Dash obstacle page to see what kinds of fun they have in store for you this year. Some examples are trenches, mud crossings, cliffhangers, and walls. Needless to say, you will be sore by the end of the day.

As you can see picking a fun challenge like the Ohio Warrior Dash can be exhilarating. One way to relax and unwind for the rest of your trip to our area is to stay with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. We have accommodation types from rooms to cabins to house not only your group but your gear as well. On your down time enjoy our nearby Hocking Hills State Park. There are trails and waterfalls that are begging to be discovered. Each morning enjoy a complementary breakfast at our in-house restaurant, Kindred Spirits. Locals and guests love eating not only at Kindred Spirits for breakfast but for dinner as well. Be sure to book a spa service and let us work out all the sore muscles from your Ohio Warrior Dash. Contact our amazing staff today and let us help you plan a wonderful trip for the Ohio Warrior Dash.

Photo by: Doug Waldron

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The Inn Welcomes New Director of Group Meetings & Events http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/02/inn-welcomes-new-director-group-meetings-events/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/02/inn-welcomes-new-director-group-meetings-events/#comments Sun, 08 Feb 2015 17:40:13 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11954 The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is delighted to introduce our new Director of Group Meetings and Events, Jennifer Myers. Jennifer comes to us with a plethora experience in the hotel world. In addition to her time at the Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel (now the Hilton) and The Westin in Cincinnati, Jennifer spent 12... Read more »

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The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is delighted to introduce our new Director of Group Meetings and Events, Jennifer Myers. Jennifer comes to us with a plethora experience in the hotel world. In addition to her time at the Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel (now the Hilton) and The Westin in Cincinnati, Jennifer spent 12 years as Regional Sales Director with Club Quarters in downtown Chicago.jenn headshot

 

Born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio, Jennifer grew up with a sincere love for the Hocking Hills area. “When I first met Ellen and Nicole and saw The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls up close and personal, I knew it was a hidden gem that meeting planners everywhere would fall in love with. I hope to grow the awareness of this quiet, magical gem for retreats, incentive meetings, brainstorming sessions, the list is endless. Once a group experiences the personalized service, the attentive staff and the beautiful setting, they will want to come back year after year.”

 

Jennifer is very active in the community outside of the office. “My passion is my family, the arts, and especially live theatre. I love to perform and I am excited to learn about and become  involved in the Central Ohio theatre scene.” We are thrilled to have Jennifer join our award winning team. She will be a large part of March’s Meeting & Event Planner Experience, so be sure to reserve your free overnight stay and join her for a formal tour.

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