Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls http://innatcedarfalls.com Hocking Hills Cabins Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:25:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 3 Hikes to Hocking Hills Waterfalls http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/06/3-hikes-to-hocking-hills-waterfalls/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/06/3-hikes-to-hocking-hills-waterfalls/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:25:06 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12263 When you come to the Hocking Hills area, we at Inn at Cedar Falls can guarantee that you will see some spectacular sights. Our area is filled with parks and trails all with something new to discover. However, when you first come to our area, you might not know where to go. Let us help... Read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3 Things to Do at Clear Creek Metro Park http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/05/3-things-to-do-at-clear-creek-metro-park/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/05/3-things-to-do-at-clear-creek-metro-park/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 12:07:41 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12192 When you think about coming to the Hocking Hills area, one of the first things you think about is our beautiful scenery. There are miles and miles of trails, numerous waterfalls, and a countless number of trees and flowers to see. We at Inn at Cedar Falls are fortunate enough to enjoy these amazing surroundings... Read more »

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Clear Creek Metro ParkWhen you think about coming to the Hocking Hills area, one of the first things you think about is our beautiful scenery. There are miles and miles of trails, numerous waterfalls, and a countless number of trees and flowers to see. We at Inn at Cedar Falls are fortunate enough to enjoy these amazing surroundings year round, we love to impart our knowledge of great places to go to our guests. While there are some that are closer, there is nothing like a short drive to transport you into nature. One such park that is a quick 30-minute drive from our doorsteps is Clear Creek Metro Park. Come check out what makes Clear Creek Metro Park a great place to spend the day.

Here is some general information about Clear Creek Metro Park. The first is that it is Ohio’s largest nature preserve. There are over 5,000 acres of woodland for you to discover. Mixed amongst the trees are Blackhand sandstone cliffs, ravines, and creeks. What caused this amazing transformation was years and years of glacier melt causing flooding that ate away at the Blackhand sandstone. To date, there have been more than 2,000 species of plants and animals making their home in Clear Creek Metro Park.

When visiting Clear Creek Metro Park, the hours are 6:30 am to dark, every day. One of the first activities that many like to do at Clear Creek Metro Park is to hike one of its many trails. There are 9 trails to choose from, all ranging in size and difficulty. The longest being a little over 2 miles and the shortest being .6 miles. While you are on their trails, be sure to bring your camera and have a look out for all of the plants and animals that you might find. Their trails are great to have a look out for one of the many birds that nest in Clear Creek Metro Park. Looking for a longer hike? Check out their map and loop trails together to form a custom longer trail perfect for you.

There are many other wonderful activities to participate in at Clear Creek Metro Park. The first is hit the water. There are many opportunities to go fishing or kayaking. Be sure to pull out your Clear Creek Metro Park map and have a look out for all of the different access points for fishing as well as some great fishing on Lake Ramona. If you plan on going kayaking, you should be able to see all of the access points on Clear Creek Road. We highly recommend experiencing Clear Creek Metro Park from the water. You will get to discover a whole new side to the park as well as the animals that inhabit it.

Our last suggestion for something fun to do at Clear Creek Metro Park is to check out one of their programs. They are always having something going on. It can be anything from a special walk to enriching the community. These programs are a great way to see an exclusive side of Clear Creek Metro Park that many do not get to experience.

We at Inn at Cedar Falls love each of our parks and enjoy suggesting them to our guests. We also love hearing their stories from Clear Creek Metro Park when they return. When you do decide to come to the Hocking Hills area, consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. Our property is unique in that we have many accommodation types perfect for any type of traveler. Also, our cabins and cottages are set more into the woods where you will get some amazing views. Each morning with us will start with a hearty breakfast prepared by our chefs at our in-house restaurant, Kindred Spirits. Contact us today and start planning a trip to see us soon.

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Experience Nelsonville Final Fridays http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/05/experience-nelsonville-final-fridays/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/05/experience-nelsonville-final-fridays/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 15:23:10 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12176 When we all visit a new town, we love becoming immersed in its local culture. It’s usually different from our own and, therefore, new and exciting. Here in the Hocking Hills, we have so much to give to our visitors that it’s easy to see why they enjoy visiting us year after year. We at... Read more »

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Nelsonville Final FridaysWhen we all visit a new town, we love becoming immersed in its local culture. It’s usually different from our own and, therefore, new and exciting. Here in the Hocking Hills, we have so much to give to our visitors that it’s easy to see why they enjoy visiting us year after year. We at Inn at Cedar Falls love sharing our local culture with our guests too and enjoy pointing them in the right direction when it comes to culturally fun things to do in our area. One fantastic thing to do is to head to Nelsonville Final Fridays here in the Hocking Hills. It’s a treat to see the town come alive once a month.

Nelsonville Final Fridays happen just like their title says, the final Friday of each month. The only Friday that it doesn’t happen is in December. But each month there is a theme to the Nelsonville Final Fridays which makes each month interesting and unique to those who decide to attend Nelsonville Final Fridays.

You may be asking yourself, what is there to do at Nelsonville Final Fridays? Well, the answer is quite simple, relax and enjoy yourself. This is a time where merchants stay open a little bit later and in doing so, the atmosphere is just sublime. It’s fun milling around with other visitors and perusing shops at the Nelsonville Historic Square Arts District. The Nelsonville Final Fridays happen from 5 to 9 pm and are a perfect way to spend an evening.

It was mentioned before that there are themes to Nelsonville Final Fridays. Here are the ones for the upcoming months. In May, Nelsonville Final Fridays will be concentrating on photography. At this time in the Hocking Hills, it’s imperative that you bring a camera on your trip. Our flowers are in bloom, the animals are out, the weather is simply amazing, and you really couldn’t ask for better conditions. In May, along with amazing photographs, there will be experts on hand to help you with your questions on photography. Be sure to bring your camera to the Nelsonville Historic Square Arts District so you can practice what they have taught you.

In June, when you visit Nelsonville Final Fridays, the theme will be history. This one will be particularly insightful as it will be a walking tour filled with amazing facts as well as fun reenactments. This is a great way to get to know our area!

In July, the theme at Nelsonville Final Fridays will be mud, in particular, their famous star bricks. Mingle with potters of all levels and from around the region. They will have answers to all of your questions as well as fun clay themed activities.

As you can see, here in the Hocking Hills, there is an activity perfect for every type of visitor. When you do decide to come to the area, we hope that you will consider coming to stay with us. When you aren’t out enjoying all of the fun cultural things to do here, relax in one of our many accommodations that are available. All of them have wonderful views into Hocking Hills State Park. Want to spend some time outdoors? Stroll along our property or take a hike in the Hocking Hills State Park next door. Want to find out more about area activities? Get our amazing Vacation Guide! It is filled with great information. Contact our amazing staff today and start planning a trip to Hocking Hills in time for one of the Nelsonville Final Fridays.

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5 Reasons to Attend LilyFest 2015 http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/05/5-reasons-to-attend-lilyfest-2015/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/05/5-reasons-to-attend-lilyfest-2015/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 17:37:10 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12164 There is one thing that we at Inn at Cedar Falls think we can all agree on. Flowers are simply gorgeous. We love them to decorate our home indoors and out. We track their seasons so we know when things are in bloom. When you hike along one of the many interesting paths in the... Read more »

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LilyFest 2015There is one thing that we at Inn at Cedar Falls think we can all agree on. Flowers are simply gorgeous. We love them to decorate our home indoors and out. We track their seasons so we know when things are in bloom. When you hike along one of the many interesting paths in the Hocking Hills, there are wildflowers everywhere and they are simply breathtaking. We take pictures of them and wish they were in our yards. Here in Ohio, we love celebrating everything and we also enjoy celebrating flowers. Each year there is a wonderful festival that grows by leaps and bounds each year and LilyFest 2015 will be no different. Come find out why we can’t wait to tell everyone about LilyFest 2015 and why you should make it your first stop when you are here.

The first reason why you should consider attending LilyFest 2015 is because you will get to see some of the most beautiful flowers, and of course see lilies. LilyFest 2015 will be July 10th-12th and while you are there, you will get to walk around and admire all of the beautiful blooms. In July, most everything is in bloom so it is a great time to enjoy it. If you would like a sneak peek of what is in store for you at LilyFest 2015, be sure to check out their photos from previous years.

Another reason why you should consider going to LilyFest 2015 is for the inspiration. In life, we are always looking for inspiration. There is always another home in our own area that has the best flowers and yard and always does something creative and amazing. Let LilyFest 2015 be your inspiration this year. There will be 3 acres of walking featuring perfectly designed gardens, ponds, and sculptures. So, no matter what kind of land you have, there will be something there for you to draw from.

Next, you should go to LilyFest 2015 for the educational opportunities. LilyFest 2015 will be held at Bishop Educational Garden. Their main purpose is to help educate the public and maintain the gardens. While you are there, consult with the staff on ways to help your garden as well as pick the brain of the many horticulturists that will be there. They will all have shops set up perfect for questions and taking something home for yourself.

While you are at LilyFest 2015, you are more than likely going to get hungry. We suggest staying and eating at one of the many food vendors that the hosts of LilyFest 2015 will have set up. In previous years they have had some truly delicious food vendors as well as those serving yummy treats. What goes with food? Music. There will be a variety of musicians playing at LilyFest 2015.

Last, the best reason to go to LilyFest 2015 is to give back. While the entrance to the festival is free, donations are always appreciated. The funds that are given to LilyFest 2015 go back to the Bishop Educational Garden and are dispersed in many ways. One fantastic way is through scholarships to local children. It’s always great to see a business give back to freely to their community.

When you do think about coming to LilyFest 2015, consider staying with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. We are conveniently located near the festival and have many different accommodation types perfect for any guest. We have cabins, cottages, and rooms all varying in size. One thing that runs through all of our guest quarters is a cozy style and comfort perfect for a relaxing weekend. Each morning with us you will have a delicious homemade breakfast at our in-house restaurant, Kindred Spirits. Contact our fantastic staff today and book a fun weekend to see us.

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Learn About the Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/04/learn-about-the-hocking-hills-artists-and-craftsmen-association/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/04/learn-about-the-hocking-hills-artists-and-craftsmen-association/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:43:09 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12119 When you go to visit a new town, for most of us, we get immersed in that town while we are staying there. We try and learn all that we can about the history, hot spots, best restaurants, and many more. Around here in Hocking Hills, we are known for some of the most beautiful... Read more »

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Hocking Hills artists and craftsmenWhen you go to visit a new town, for most of us, we get immersed in that town while we are staying there. We try and learn all that we can about the history, hot spots, best restaurants, and many more. Around here in Hocking Hills, we are known for some of the most beautiful views, caves, waterfalls, and trails around. Another way that visitors get to know our area is by visiting local merchants. Finding little odds and ends to take back home makes a trip worthwhile and allows you to admire and relive the memories for years to come. We at Inn at Cedar Falls love recommending our guests to visit the Hocking Hills artists and craftsmen when they can. Each of them unique, you are surely to find something that you will love.

The Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association is a group of like minded people who enjoy not only making items with their hands, they also enjoy sharing them with the world. They can find any occasion to make something themselves and take pride in their work. They have monthly meetings and are featured in locations throughout the area. What is great about the Hocking Hills artists and craftsmen is that while they are a group, you can also enjoy the artists individually. Many of them are featured on their artist page and many of them have websites as well as store addresses where you can peruse their crafts for yourself.

We also wanted to highlight some of the interesting Hocking Hills artists and craftsmen that are in the association. The first of the Hocking Hills artists and craftsmen that we want to mention is Waldena Hendrix. While her craft has been around for many years, her talent is unlike any other. She is a pine needle artist that weaves needles into bowls, jewelry, baskets, and more. The colors and time that it takes to make a piece of her artwork make it worth every penny you spend. Next on our list of Hocking Hills artists and craftsmen is JoAnne Myers. She is a long time native to the Hocking Hills area and has written many books and when she isn’t doing that she enjoys capturing the beauty of our area on canvas. Be sure to check out her site to see experts from books as well as pictures of painting. The last Hocking Hills artists and craftsmen we want to highlight is Jerry Swank from Lucky Levi’s Leather. He makes some of the most beautiful leather products around. He makes an assortment of items from saddle bags, for motorcycles or horses, to chaps, gun holsters, and purses. Each item of his is carefully crafted by hand individually. While he does have some stock items, most of them are custom made.

Now that you have gotten to know some of the Hocking Hills artists and craftsmen, you might want to know where you can find a group of them together. The first thing to do would be to check their Facebook page which is updated regularly with information. Also, mark your calendars for the end of September for their Fall Show. This is where all of the Hocking Hills artists and craftsmen get together and show off all of their crafts for the public. This is a wonderful show that locals and visitors alike love to attend.

When you have an area steeped in tradition like we do in the Hocking Hills with our Hocking Hills artists and craftsmen, it’s easy to see why so many people enjoy coming to visit us throughout the year. When they do come to the Hocking Hills area, they enjoy coming to stay with us at Inn at Cedar Falls. We love taking care of our guests in every need. We have fantastic different accommodation types perfect for every size group. We also have an wonderful in house restaurant, Kindred Spirits, which will serve you a delicious home made breakfast each morning with us, as well as lunch and dinner if you would like. We also have a top rated spa that can help you relax and work out every sore muscle and kink. When you are ready to come to the Hocking Hills area, contact out wonderful staff to book your stay with us.

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Don’t Miss the 2015 Washboard Music Festival in Logan http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/04/dont-miss-the-2015-washboard-music-festival-in-logan/ http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2015/04/dont-miss-the-2015-washboard-music-festival-in-logan/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:18:49 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=12116 If you look back in history, life was more simple and yet harder at the same time. Some could argue that these days it has switched, that while life is easier, some of those aspects have gotten more complicated. Here at Inn at Cedar Falls, we love promoting a simple lifestyle while you are here... Read more »

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Washboard Music FestivalIf you look back in history, life was more simple and yet harder at the same time. Some could argue that these days it has switched, that while life is easier, some of those aspects have gotten more complicated. Here at Inn at Cedar Falls, we love promoting a simple lifestyle while you are here with us. Going for long walks, relaxing, and just enjoying our scenery are some ways to have a simple life, for a time. One of the most simple pieces of our history is the washboard. Long ago used almost solely for washing clothes, these days it is more used for playing music and admiring. Here in Logan, we have a few days set aside for our own Washboard Music Festival, a festival to celebrate music as well as the washboard. Come see what the 2015 Washboard Music Festival has in store for us.

Dubbed Ohio’s “Most Unique Festival”, the Washboard Music Festival is one that shouldn’t be missed. This year’s Washboard Music Festival will be held June 18th through 20th in Logan, Ohio. What started the Washboard Music Festival was one company, the Columbus Washboard Company which is the only washboard company left in the United States. From there it was a love of the history of the washboard, including all the different ways it has been used to play music throughout the years.

There are so many ways to enjoy this year’s Washboard Music Festival. Let’s highlight a few of them. Starting Thursday, June 18th at 7pm, there will be a wonderful auction. An auction can really get the blood pumping and is thrilling to watch everyone bid on something. The hosts of the Washboard Music Festival have asked for donations from all over town and in return have gotten some amazing items for the auction. Be sure to not miss this fun part of the Washboard Music Festival.

There is one aspect of any fun festival, including the Washboard Music Festival, that everyone looks forward to, the car show. Take a look at the transformation of cars and see how the modern ideas came into fruition. The Washboard Music Festival will have a car show on Friday, June 19th from 5 pm to 9 pm. Enjoy the door prizes and stay until the end to see which of your favorite cars has won a trophy.

If you plan on bringing your children to the Washboard Music Festival, which we suggest you do, you will be pleased to know that there are many fun activities lined up for them as well. With the kind donations of businesses, there will be free rides for children at the Washboard Music Festival. Also, don’t forget about other entertainment such as a balloon artist, a magician, and a visit from Granpa Cratchett. Your children will love spending time at the Washboard Music Festival this year.

Now let’s move onto the main entertainment for the Washboard Music Festival, the music. Each and every day of the festival there will be musicians playing on side stages, as well as the main stage all there for your enjoyment. There are artists from all over the region who play a lot of different styles of music. Check out their full line-up so you can get a sense of what to expect at the Washboard Music Festival.

Photo by: Josh Parrish

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