Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls http://innatcedarfalls.com Hocking Hills Cabins Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:06:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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.

Photo by: Bud Ellison

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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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Shoot the Hills is Set for April 17-19 http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/02/shoot-hills-set-april-17-19/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/02/shoot-hills-set-april-17-19/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:45:59 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11947 Sometimes when we experience such pure beauty, like those we find in nature, we have to capture it for a lifetime. For some it’s birds, others it’s plants, but the thought remains the same. Here in the Hocking Hills area, there is an annual fundraiser and photo contest that we are all excited for, and... Read more »

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Shoot the Hills 2015Sometimes when we experience such pure beauty, like those we find in nature, we have to capture it for a lifetime. For some it’s birds, others it’s plants, but the thought remains the same. Here in the Hocking Hills area, there is an annual fundraiser and photo contest that we are all excited for, and will happen again this year, Shoot the Hills 2015. We at Inn at Cedar Falls love being a sponsor for it and enjoy being involved every year when we can. Shoot the Hills 2015 is such a great cause and is a fantastic challenge to photographers as well. Come check out what Shoot the Hills 2015 is all about.

Let’s start off with what Shoot the Hills 2015 is about. First and foremost Shoot the Hills 2015 is a fundraiser that raises money to build and maintain photo-friendly blinds and habitats. This ensures that the animals in our area can be photographed carefully without disruption from their own life. Most photograph contests have a fairly wide timeline and thus give photographers the time to carefully tweak their entries. This is not the case with Shoot the Hills 2015. The photographers have to be in the 4-county region of Hocking Hills and they only have 24 hours to submit their image. Fortunately for the photographers in Shoot the Hills 2015, the time of year is just perfect for capturing amazing photographs. Spring comes alive in the Hocking Hills area and many wildflowers are in bloom as well as many animals coming back out to play for spring. Besides plants and animals there are many beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls that would be a great backdrop to many photos.

The schedule for Shoot the Hills 2015 not only includes the contest but some other fantastic events as well. The first day is filled with registration, orientation, and a reception. This is a great chance to get to know more about the contest, the rules, as well as your fellow competitors. Right at noon is when the contest starts. It’s always a good idea to have a plan of where you want to go shoot before you come so you don’t spend too much time deciding and more time trying to capture the perfect image as well as having time to edit it. The next day, the contest closes at noon and then you have 3 hours to enter your photographs for the different categories. The last day is one of the best for many reasons. The first is that there are some great speakers on interesting topics within photography. This is a good time to learn something new about your craft. After that, there is a lunch and then awards. It is always exciting to see not only who won but also what aspects of the photos as well. Seeing others wonderful photos can really inspire us in our own creative world.

The only other thing to decide when thinking about competing in Shoot the Hills 2015 is where to stay. Whether there is a special event or not, visitors and locals love coming to stay with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. We are close to Hocking Hills State Park which makes it very convenient for photographers participating in Shoot the Hills 2015 to be close to such beauty. Our cabins and cottages are situated nicely on our property and give you enough space and peace and quiet to figure out not only where you are going to shoot but also time to edit. Start your shooting day off with us and enjoy a delicious breakfast in our in-house restaurant, Kindred Spirits. Ready to start your adventure with us and Shoot the Hills 2015? Contact our wonderful staff today and let us help you with all of your preparations.

Photo by: Mike Boening Photography

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Hocking Hills Hiking Trails You Should Explore http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/01/hocking-hills-hiking-trails-explore/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/01/hocking-hills-hiking-trails-explore/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:54:53 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=11934 There are some times in our life that we just need to take a break. When this happens we have to decide the best way to take that break. For most, it’s going on a trip somewhere new. The thrill of discovering something new is usually just the thing we need to balance out our... Read more »

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Hocking Hills hiking trailsThere are some times in our life that we just need to take a break. When this happens we have to decide the best way to take that break. For most, it’s going on a trip somewhere new. The thrill of discovering something new is usually just the thing we need to balance out our lives. Here at Inn at Cedar Falls, we love helping our guests explore our area and find fun things to do. One of the most popular things to do is to take a stroll along our Hocking Hills hiking trails. Not only are there enough to fill an entire trip but every time you go, you will most likely discover something new. There are many Hocking Hills hiking trails to talk about but let’s start off with our favorites.

The first in our list of Hocking Hills hiking trails is Cantwell Cliffs. One of the reasons why Cantwell Cliffs made our list is because it is remote. It is about 17 miles away from the nearest trail, Old Man’s Cave. Even though it is set apart from other trails, it is worth the extra haul out there. Many have said that Cantwell Cliffs is one of the most beautiful places in the county and the trail total is 1 mile. It has vegetation, gorgeous trees, and of course interesting cliffs. Be sure to visit Fat Woman’s Squeeze for a fun look at how erosion has played a part of the shaping of the area.

Next in our list of Hocking Hills hiking trails that we should mention is Cedar Falls. This short trail is only 1/2 mile and usually takes 30 minutes. While you are hiking be sure to notice all of the beautiful hemlock trees that cover this area. However, one aspect of Cedar Falls that you won’t be able to take your eyes from is the waterfall. The water from Queer Creek tumbles over the waterfall with such force that at one time there was a grist mill built there to harness it’s power to grind grain. This is a great place to stop and have a picnic.

Last in our list of Hocking Hills hiking trails is Rock House. It is easy to see why this is such a popular place to hike. Rock House is the only place in the area that has an actual cave. The expansive cave is 25 feet high, 200 feet long, and between 20 and 30 feed wide. Over the years there have been hikers as well as a hotel built above the cave. This is also a great way to see how erosion has been in play over the years since it was erosion that formed the cave. Be sure to ask a guide about the full history of Rock House as it is an interesting one.

It is places like these Hocking Hills hiking trails that makes coming to our area so much fun. The way to complete your trip would be to come stay with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. Our accommodation choices are outstanding and our cabins are located within the woods which will give you a view of the Hocking Hills. Be sure to spend at least one dinner with us at our restaurant, Kindred Spirits. If walking in nature helped but you need one last thing to help you relax, be sure to check out our menu of spa services. Ready to take a break from life and enjoy our Hocking Hills hiking trails? Contact our wonderful staff today and let us help you find your perfect Hocking Hills hiking trails while you stay with us.

Photo by: Wesley Eller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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