Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls http://innatcedarfalls.com Hocking Hills Cabins Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:17:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Get the Adrenaline Pumping at the Wayne National Forest ATV Trails http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/get-adrenaline-pumping-wayne-national-forest-atv-trails/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/12/get-adrenaline-pumping-wayne-national-forest-atv-trails/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:00:49 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11849 For some, there is nothing like the thrill of hitting the trails. You never know what you are going to experience and each time there is something new. There are many ways to experience nature on trails. It can be walking, biking, or ATV riding. ATV riding can be so much fun. Going through mud... Read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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6 Activities to do at Tar Hollow State Park http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/11/6-activities-tar-hollow-state-park/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/11/6-activities-tar-hollow-state-park/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:48:23 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11717 Ohio is beautiful at any time of year. In our part of Ohio, in Logan, we love spending our free time in nature. There are so many places for our locals and visitors to explore that we all recommend them to each other if we have found somewhere new and amazing. One place that isn’t... Read more »

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3558382142_73bfd0178b_zOhio is beautiful at any time of year. In our part of Ohio, in Logan, we love spending our free time in nature. There are so many places for our locals and visitors to explore that we all recommend them to each other if we have found somewhere new and amazing. One place that isn’t new but extraordinary is Tar Hollow State Park, in Laurelville. This is a premier spot for those who love to be outdoors. Not sure what to do at Tar Hollow State Park? Here at Inn at Cedar Falls, we love exploring new places, especially Tar Hollow State Park. Here are our top 6 favorite things to do while at Tar Hollow State Park.

The top of our list of favorite things to do at Tar Hollow State Park is hiking. The first option in hiking is not for the faint at heart. The Logan Boy Scout Trail. In Tar Hollow State Park, this trail is marked by red blazes and is 21 miles and will give you a view of the whole park and the forest. While this may be a long trail, it is one where you certainly will see everything. Another option is Ross Hollow Hiking Trail. This one is marked with yellow blazes and is an easier 4.9 miles. It starts near the camp and not only will you get to see amazing views of Tar Hollow State Park, this trail also gives you access to the Tar Hollow hills. The last trail is a section of the iconic Buckeye Trail. This will be marked by blue blazes and will give you not only another look at the park but also a sense of pride by hiking on this amazing trail.

Another activity that most like to do either as a part of a day at Tar Hollow State Park or just for a quick trip, eating a picnic lunch. There is nothing like eating a meal outdoors. You have a belly full of delicious food, fresh air all around you, and the beautiful view of nature. This is a great idea even if it is just for an hour. At Tar Hollow State Park, there are many options when it comes to having a picnic. In the park, there are 4 areas that have been set up for picnicking and will give you some peace and quiet while you eat. There are also 8 shelter houses available for rent if you are having a gathering of any kind. Call the park office to rent one of these fantastic shelters.

One main draw to Tar Hollow State Park is their camping. They have many different camp sites all ranging in camping preferences and camping skill level. Here is what they can offer you. They have sunny as well as shady areas for camping as well as room for camping at 7 of their picnic shelters, by reservation. Around the park there are 71 sites equipped with electricity, 11 sites that don’t have electricity, 5 sites along the backpack trail, and 12 walk-in sites. The campground has showers, places to do your laundry, as well as many other amenities. When you camp at Tar Hollow State Park you will have full access to the trails as well as beaches on Pine Lake. Camping at Tar Hollow State Park would be a fun activity.

If you love to catch your own meal, then look no further than Tar Hollow State Park. They have fishing and hunting available for those with valid Ohio fishing and hunting licenses. Some of the fish you can see in the waters at Pine Lake are bluegill as well as other panfish. When you enter the forest, you will have an opportunity to try your hand at squirrel, turkey, grouse, and deer.

For some at Tar Hollow State Park, all they want to do is relax on the water. If you have an electric motor for your boat, or a paddle boat of any sort, then be sure to bring it to Pine Lake at Tar Hollow State Park. While on the water, you will get a view of the park and wildlife that is truly unique.

Our last suggestion at Tar Hollow State Park is birdwatching. There is nothing more relaxing than being immersed in nature and stilling your body for long periods to watch birds just being birds in nature. In our area, some of the birds you might see are, hummingbirds, blue birds, red breasted robin, and if you are very lucky, a bald eagle.

When it comes to loving nature, it’s something that is a part of us here in southern Ohio. When we have visitors to Inn at Cedar Falls, we definitely suggest a day trip to Tar Hollow State Park in Laurelville. We also suggest that you come spend your nights with us. We have many lodging options from cabins to rooms, all nestled in nature complete with comfortable beds and luxurious linens. Before you head out to explore Ohio, start your day off right with a delicious homemade breakfast. Contact our fantastic staff today to get back to nature with us at Inn at Cedar Falls and Tar Hollow State Park.

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Looking for Intimate Rustic Wedding Venues in Ohio? You Found the Right Place! http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/11/looking-intimate-rustic-wedding-venues-ohio-found-right-place/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/11/looking-intimate-rustic-wedding-venues-ohio-found-right-place/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:39:59 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11706 When it comes to planning a wedding, for some the task can be a bit overwhelming. It’s a huge juggling act that all culminates on one day. There is the caterer, the dress, the makeup and hair, the photos, the cake, and the decorations all have to work together and make sure the vision that... Read more »

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Hocking Hills weddings and elopements at the Inn and Spa at Cedar FallsWhen it comes to planning a wedding, for some the task can be a bit overwhelming. It’s a huge juggling act that all culminates on one day. There is the caterer, the dress, the makeup and hair, the photos, the cake, and the decorations all have to work together and make sure the vision that is in your mind translates into the real world. For most, this is a dream come true, something that has been fantasized about and details tweaked until perfection. However, for some, this is the stuff of nightmares. These brides would rather spend less money and have a smaller wedding. Fortunately for brides these days, this option is becoming more and more popular and in our region looking for rustic wedding venues in Ohio is becoming easier than ever. We at Inn at Cedar Falls enjoy hosting weddings and would love to show you why we should be at the top of your list when looking for rustic wedding venues in Ohio.

You are probably thinking why you should consider the Inn at Cedar Falls as your top choice of rustic wedding venues in Ohio. Once you see our gorgeous inn and property, as well as our impeccable service, it will be easy to see why not only couples love to stay here for the weekend but also trust us with one of the most important days of their lives. Our whole property consists of 75 acres and is boasting amazing views of the Hocking Hills. We have set aside a few places on our property where weddings could easily take place and also give fantastic backdrops for the couple and guests to enjoy. Here are you choices for your wedding and reception at Inn at Cedar Falls:

The Gathering Place: This is an indoor space that is great for weddings up to 40 people. It is 1026 square feet and is completely handicap accessible for those who need it. You will also have use of its wrap around porch which is a beautiful place to relax, sit in one of our rocking chairs and enjoy the view and fresh air.

The Hilltop Garden: This gorgeous space is perfect place for couples who want to start their lives outside. It can accommodate up to 50 guests seated or standing. We tirelessly keep the garden looking like an Eden with local flowers and trees.

The Common Room: Our own Common Room is a fantastic indoor space for wedding parties of up to 20. It is centrally located and the backdrop of the gardens and mountains make a perfect place for pictures.

Fireside Lounge: This 450 square foot living room is a beautiful place for a smaller wedding that is completely intimate. Just as the name suggests, there is a rustic fireplace which would make this an ideal choice for winter weddings.

Rooftop Garden: The Rooftop Garden is a great outdoor space for smaller weddings up to 20 people. It features a gazebo which is perfect for the ceremony and also boasts herb and flower gardens and gorgeous walking paths that snake around them.

We at Inn at Cedar Falls also have some amazing wedding packages for those brides who like to have a one stop shop. Our first choice is for those who are spur of the moment kind of people and decide to elope. Our elopement package is $1,909 and it will give you everything you need to have the perfect start to your lives. You will get 2 nights in one of our gorgeous cabins, as well as breakfast each morning, a delicious 4 course dinner for you and your partner, a bottle of wine or champagne in your room, a wedding photographer, officiant, heart shaped cake, relaxing massage, and flowers (bridal bouquet and boutonnière). If you want to have your wedding here with us, there is a package for you as well. Our destination wedding package is $3,339 and includes your choice of The Gathering Place or Hilltop Garden for your ceremony and The Gathering place for your reception where your guests will enjoy a 4 course dinner, which can be tailored by you. This package also includes tables with linens, dinnerware and flatware for the reception. The couple will get 2 nights in one of our cabins, with breakfast each morning, a wedding official, photographer, cake, and wedding flowers (bridal bouquet and boutonnière). As you can see, these packages are all-inclusive and at a great price.

We hope that our rundown of what we at Inn at Cedar Falls can offer you for your wedding has helped you make a choice when it comes to rustic wedding venues in Ohio. If you are still slightly unsure, why not come and spend a weekend with us? Come see all we have to offer, taste our delicious food, enjoy our unparalleled service and see why so many guests love spending their vacations with us. Contact our amazing staff today and book a weekend to see us and once you fall in love with our area, see how we can help make your special day perfect.

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Enjoy the Hocking Hills Winter Hike http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/11/enjoy-hocking-hills-winter-hike/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/11/enjoy-hocking-hills-winter-hike/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:18:13 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11694 There is nothing more relaxing and exhilarating than taking a stroll in the woods. Thinking about the woods can be relaxing too. This is one of the reasons why so many people love visiting Hocking Hills, and staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. Our property is adjacent to Hocking Hills State Park which... Read more »

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Hocking Hills Winter HikeThere is nothing more relaxing and exhilarating than taking a stroll in the woods. Thinking about the woods can be relaxing too. This is one of the reasons why so many people love visiting Hocking Hills, and staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. Our property is adjacent to Hocking Hills State Park which on its own has so many things to do but the park is always having events there which helps increase our own education and awareness for the area. Some would think that since winter is almost here that the park would be scaling back its events. This is further from the truth. Every year, visitors and locals alike love coming to the Hocking Hills Winter Hike. Never been to the Hocking Hills Winter Hike? Read on to find out why this is a beloved event in our area.

This year’s Hocking Hills Winter Hike will be on January 17th, 2015 at Hocking Hills State Park. As we have seen in years past, anyone who can handle the cold and love to walk are welcome to attend, including leashed dogs. Every year the attendants hope for some spectacular winter weather while on the Hocking Hills Winter Hike. Last year, there were over 5,000 hikers who all got to enjoy the splendor and beauty of nature frozen in time. The trail that you will walk is around 6 miles and since so many people love taking their time when hiking, the winter hike should take most of the day. Everyone congregates at the starting point, the campground anywhere from 9am to 11am. From there the hike will take you on through the park an to Upper Falls of Old Man Cave. In the beginning of the Hocking Hills Winter Hike, you are led with a guide in small groups but after the cave, you can finish the hike at your own pace. Be sure to listen to all of the guides amazing stories of the area, including the hermit who lived in Old Man Cave, and gave it its name.

While you are on your walk you will come to Cedar Falls, which marks the halfway point, where you will be greeted with a much deserved lunch. Every year the chefs make the best bean soup cooked in kettles over open flames as well as delicious corn bread and drinks to warm your bones. While you are at Cedar Falls be sure to check out Ohio’s largest tree, although we think it will be hard to miss.

There are some new and improved aspects of this year’s Hocking Hills Winter Hike. Over this year there have been many improvements made at the park which will make hiking a bit easier and safer. One other improvement has been the steady increase of black bears in our area. Be on the look out for these beautiful creatures.

When you come to Inn at Cedar Falls, always make sure to pack your hiking boots because you never know what you might get into while you are here. We love going to the Hocking Hills Winter Hike and love suggesting it. Since we are so close to the park, many visitors love choosing us as their place to stay while they are here. Our lodging options showcase the natural beauty of the Ohio country while also keeping you toasty warm inside. Be sure to check out our amazing lodging options and seasonal specials when you contact our fabulous staff to book your trip to come see us and participate in the Hocking Hills Winter Hike.

Photo by: Mark Spearman

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Learn About Columbus Washboard Company http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/10/learn-columbus-washboard-company/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/10/learn-columbus-washboard-company/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:54:10 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11688 When it comes to families of any size, one of the biggest sources of contention is laundry. There is always so much and so little time. Over the years, technology has progressed to help us get it all done. Quick cycles for when we are in a rush, longer ones for heavy stains, a slew... Read more »

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Columbus Washboard CompanyWhen it comes to families of any size, one of the biggest sources of contention is laundry. There is always so much and so little time. Over the years, technology has progressed to help us get it all done. Quick cycles for when we are in a rush, longer ones for heavy stains, a slew of temperatures to choose from as well as different places to put bleach, soap, and fabric softener to make sure they all get added at the proper times. It’s gotten so nice you hardly have to sort your laundry anymore. Then once it’s done, the dryers take over. They have their own cycles and buttons all to make sure your laundry is dry and ready to wear. However, some of us long for the time where laundry was done by hand with love and hung to dry in the sun, which by the way, is the best way to get rid of a stain. One company has been not only manufacturing the original washboard continually in Logan, Ohio, but also love celebrating the art of laundry washing. This amazing company is Columbus Washboard Company. Sit back, relax, let you clothes cycle through once more, and let us at Inn at Cedar Falls tell you a bit more about this iconic American company.

Columbus Washboard Company’s history starts in 1895 with Frederic Martin Sr. who made these washboards in his backyard. The Columbus Washboard Company had a slow start but it really got going when his son, Frederic Martin Jr. Purchased the company from his father in 1925 and patented the design for the original “Bear Easy” washboard. He and his wife were the owners and operators of the Columbus Washboard Company until their deaths in the 1980’s and grew it to be what it is today.

If you are looking to purchase a washboard, you are in luck. Columbus Washboard Company still sells these amazing products. You can get one to use, one for decoration, or one for music. Be sure to check out their site for these washboards at a steal. You can also get a laundry kit that will outfit you with almost everything you will need to do laundry by hand. However, if you are just looking for some awesome laundry supplies, they have fantastic soaps, stain removers, and of course wooden pins to hang your laundry to dry on the line. Be sure to check out their salves and creams page to see other awesome products for sale.

For most, Father’s Day weekend is a time to celebrate dads, however, for the Columbus Washboard Company, it’s time for the annual Washboard Music Festival in downtown Logan. This fun festival celebrates everything classic American, including the washboard. There are food vendors, a car show, and of course great music.

Coming to Hocking Hills, Ohio is always a treat. We have so many fun things to do near us as well as a nature lovers dream since we at Inn at Cedar Falls are adjacent to Hocking Hills State Park. We have lodging options for any group size. While you are here, be sure to check out our impressive in-house restaurant, Kindred Spirits. Our chef strives to give you a first class meal in a relaxed, casual section. Contact our wonderful staff today to book a trip to see us!

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A Romantic Getaway in Ohio is in Your Future http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/10/romantic-getaway-ohio-future/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2014/10/romantic-getaway-ohio-future/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:01:19 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11653 Are you looking to get away with your partner? When you typically start thinking about romantic trips, usually our minds wander to the big name places and with that comes the big prices and lost of people. Why not think about having a romantic getaway in Ohio? We have everything you would need for the... Read more »

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Are you looking to get away with your partner? When you typically start thinking about romantic trips, usually our minds wander to the big name places and with that comes the big prices and lost of people. Why not think about having a romantic getaway in Ohio? We have everything you would need for the ultimate romantic weekend, and more. The Inn at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills is the ultimate romantic getaway in Ohio. Not sure how you would want to spend your romantic weekend with us? Our staff has put together some fantastic ideas for you to start your planning.

romantic getaway in OhioHocking Hills is an outdoor lovers paradise. There are so many places to discover and wander around, most of them in Hocking Hills State Park. The first place that we recommend is Rock House. It is the only cave around and has an impressive 150 foot cliff of Blackhand sandstone. Some of the interesting parts of this cave is its 7 Gothic arched windows and gigantic sandstone columns that support the weight of the roof. Be sure to ask a guide about Rock House’s dark past. Also be sure to check out Rock Bridge. This is one of the many historic geologic features in Ohio. This bridge was formed millions of years ago when the Earth was still young and mostly under water. Over time the land pushed through the water and in time a lot of these rock formations were discovered.

Nestled in Zaleski State Forest is Lake Hope. There are so many things to see while you are here. Wild animals are in abundance as well as beautiful flowers and many historic sites, like abandoned mines. There is 18,200 acres of discovery to be had while you are here. Be sure to hit one of the trails and try and spot many of the local trees that you will be able to find.

If you love animals, one awesome way to see the beauty of Ohio would be to go on horseback. There are many great stables available that will take you on guided rides on trails. Pack a picnic and make it a romantic activity!

After spending all this time outside, the best way to unwind is to have a relaxing spa treatment. The Inn at Cedar Falls is well equipped in enveloping you in a luxurious massage that would perfect your romantic getaway in Ohio. The only way to end your romantic getaway in Ohio would be a divine meal at our in house restaurant. Our chef takes great pride in finding the best ingredients for his dishes. Our restaurant will deliver all of your favorite recipes, artfully prepared, and in a low key but fun atmosphere. Our restaurant has become a favorite with not only our guests but locals as well.

As you can see, a romantic getaway in Ohio can be a fun and relaxing experience. Our Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls has all types of lodging options for you from cabins and cottages for those who wish to have more privacy to rooms for those who like being around people. Be sure to check out our site and contact us today not only book your accommodations but also ask how we can make your romantic getaway in Ohio the best experience for you.

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