Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls http://innatcedarfalls.com Hocking Hills Cabins Tue, 24 May 2016 20:51:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nicole McCabe, Assistant Innkeeper http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/05/nicole-mccabe-assistant-innkeeper/ Tue, 24 May 2016 20:49:31 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=13714 The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls takes pride in our team! We want you to get to know the faces of our remarkable staff, including Nicole! Meet Nicole McCabe! What is your position? I am the Assistant Innkeeper at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. What is your specialty area? My specialty has always been... Read more »

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The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls takes pride in our team! We want you to get to know the faces of our remarkable staff, including Nicole!

Meet Nicole McCabe!

What is your position? I am the Assistant Innkeeper at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls.

What is your specialty area? My specialty has always been in customer service. In past positions as well as my current position my focus is to create an amazing guest experience from start to finish so that we create memories that will last a lifetime.

What are your current job responsibilities? I supervise the office, housekeeping, and spa staffs. I oversee Group Events and Social Media Marketing as well as manage human resources here at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. It is my job to ensure that every staff member follows our core values of excellent customer service, attention to detail, and that we are treating our guests and fellow staff with respect and dignity.

When did you begin working at the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls? I started at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls in May 2008. At that time I worked in the office as a reservations specialist and at the spa as a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Where else have you worked? My previous careers include being a preschool teacher, working as a retail manager for Gaylans’s Trading Company, and I was in human resources for Walmart.

How long have you worked in the industry? I have worked in the hospitality industry for 8 years.

Where do you currently live? I live in beautiful Logan, Ohio with my husband and stepdaughter. 

What colleges did you attend and what certifications and training have you received? I attended the Ohio State University for Early Childhood Education and Hocking College where I received certification as a Licensed Massage Therapist.

What kind of volunteer work do you do? I participate in the Adopt-A-Highway litter cleanup program in our county and I donate regularly to the Hocking County Humane Society and the Southeast Food Bank.

What else do you want us to know about you? To me, family is the most important part of my life. In my free time I am an avid reader. I love the outdoors. You can usually find me outside in my yard, fishing at Lake Logan with my husband, Ian, or enjoying a Cincinnati Reds game with my husband and stepdaughter, Mikayla. I love to vacation on Lake Erie and particularly enjoy our family trips to Pelee Islands a few times every summer!

We hope you enjoyed reading a bit about Nicole.

We’d love to get to know more about you. Come by any time to visit and get to know more about our innkeepers.

There’s so much to find out about all the experiences and adventures here!
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VIP Means Priority, News & Rewards http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/05/vip-means-priority-news-rewards/ Tue, 24 May 2016 20:48:09 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=13704 Why should you be part of our VIP program at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls? We know that your job is very important and our program can help you make your event one to remember. Here’s the Inside on the VIP Priority Access to the Inn As a VIP planner, we will be sure to... Read more »

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Why should you be part of our VIP program at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls? We know that your job is very important and our program can help you make your event one to remember.

Here’s the Inside on the VIP

Priority Access to the Inn

As a VIP planner, we will be sure to give you priority with regards to what we can do for you. Your group will get what they need as soon as we know. We will work with you to solidify reservations, room space, food choices, and everything else you and your group will need. Because of our small size, we are better able to cater to your group and give you and your group individualized attention. We want this experience to be the best for your organization, and as a VIP planner, you know how important that is to them.

Hear About the Inn’s News First

VIP planners need to know what is going on and when, as it might make a difference when planning the event. Our big news right now is that due to rave reviews from our guests, Casual Friday has become a permanent Friday night event at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Chef Anthony’s Bistro menu changes seasonally and features appetizers, gourmet burgers, spent beer-grain beer flat breads, and much more. Our garden veggies and herbs are featured! With live music and no reservations needed from 5:30-9:00 pm, this is a perfect Friday night dining experience. What a great way for your participants to enjoy a Friday night!

The Rewards Program

You will enjoy special VIP offers throughout the year. Special perks, discounted stays, and 50% off spa services are just a few examples. If you book 6 lodging units, or someone you refer books 6 units, you will receive an overnight stay for you or your organization.

 

Want more information, or to signup for VIP? Contact Alicia at 740.385.7480 or groupevents@innatcedarfalls.com.
For more information on deals and specials in Hocking Hills, or download our free vacation guide.

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Fresh Ingredients: Fabulous Food http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/05/fresh-ingredients-fabulous-food/ Tue, 24 May 2016 20:47:31 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=13695 Spring has sprung here at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, and we couldn’t be more excited! We have planted the gardens and with all of this rain we are getting it is creating a masterpiece as we await all of the gardens’ delights. A stroll through our gardens will give you a taste of... Read more »

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Spring has sprung here at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, and we couldn’t be more excited! We have planted the gardens and with all of this rain we are getting it is creating a masterpiece as we await all of the gardens’ delights. A stroll through our gardens will give you a taste of what Chef Anthony will be using to create his fresh mouth-watering and delectable meals. We have several gardens on our 75-acre property. The rooftop garden is a favorite for our guests. You can wander around or sit on the swing listening to the water rippling from the fountain while enjoying a glass of wine. Our other gardens are located in front and behind the Inn building where our rooms are located, so they are easy to find and walk through. We have planted many veggies and herbs such as; lettuce, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, squash, kale, rhubarb, chili peppers, lavender, sage, an abundance of mint, and so much more. We even have flowers planted everywhere that our guests enjoy and will find gracing their tables.

Meeting planners can take advantage of our gardens and plan events like a cooking class with our chef. It is fun to be creative and have your participants make their own bottles of herb vinegar. Or, have them be part of a hands-on class and learn how to make several summer inspired dishes. Plan a scavenger hunt through our gardens and learn about different plants.

We would love to help you plan your spring and summer getaway using our gardens as a backdrop to your event. Or, plan activities you set up using our gardens as the centerpiece.

Use this recipe to get your participants excited about coming to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls.

Gazpacho from Savor the Seasons!

This recipe is a great way to use fresh vegetables from the garden. This and many other great recipes can be found in Savor the Seasons, the Inn’s first cookbook!

Ingredients

2 Small Garlic Cloves

1 Large Red Onion

2 Cucumbers

2 Green Peppers

6 Large Tomatoes

1-1 ½ Cups Tomato Juice or V-8

2 Oz. Jar of Pimento (May leave out if you wish)

¼ Cup Olive Oil

1/3 Cup Wine Vinegar

¾ Cup Chicken Broth

Dash Tabasco Sauce

Juice from ½ Lemon

½ Tsp Celery Salt

Salt & Pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Mince garlic in food processor. Add all remaining vegetables and coarsely chop. Put in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk oil, vinegar, tomato juice and chicken broth together in a bowl or processor. Add to vegetables.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, tabasco, celery salt and lemon juice.

Chill 4-6 hours, but best if made a day before serving. Enjoy!

Interested in fine dining or a casual lunch? Click here for more information on dining at The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls.
And for even more ideas, download our free vacation guide.

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American Business Women’s Day http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/05/american-business-womens-day/ Tue, 24 May 2016 20:45:57 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=13683 American Business Women’s Day is an annual celebration held on September 22nd. It is a day to honor and recognize the contributions and accomplishments made by millions of women in the work force and as business owners in the U.S. The goal is to bring businesswomen together from different occupations and provide them opportunities to... Read more »

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American Business Women’s Day is an annual celebration held on September 22nd. It is a day to honor and recognize the contributions and accomplishments made by millions of women in the work force and as business owners in the U.S. The goal is to bring businesswomen together from different occupations and provide them opportunities to grow together through leadership, networking, education, and national recognition.

Celebrate Your Hard Work with Spa Treatment and More!

The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is excited to offer you a great night away. Sneak away from the office early and make your way to us! Enjoy a relaxing massage before being treated to a delectable 4- course dinner. After dinner, soak in the whirlpool tub before turning in for the night. Let us cook you a delicious hearty country breakfast before you depart, feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Your well- deserved night away is only $269 plus tax if you stay by yourself and $389 if you bring a guest. You know you deserve it.

Book a Package for One or Two at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Give yourself a treat, or treat a friend or co-worker. Our Hocking Hills bed and breakfast is rejuvenating after a week at the office or on the road! You’ll be refreshed and restored to tackle the work world once again. Contact us at 1.800.653.2557 or http://innatcedarfalls.com to make your reservation.

Interested in relaxing getaways? Click here for more information on other treatments at The Spa.
And for even more ideas, download our free vacation guide.

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5 of the Best Places to Shop at the Hocking Hills Market http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/05/hocking-hills-market/ Tue, 24 May 2016 12:00:51 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=13686 Located just outside of Rockbridge, OH, the Hocking Hills Market is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. This large outdoor marketplace has over 100 indoor and outdoor vendors selling antiques, crafts, and other products, and also features locally-owned restaurants and even a mini golf course. Whether you’re looking for clothing, home goods, furniture, or... Read more »

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Located just outside of Rockbridge, OH, the Hocking Hills Market is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. This large outdoor marketplace has over 100 indoor and outdoor vendors selling antiques, crafts, and other products, and also features locally-owned restaurants and even a mini golf course. Whether you’re looking for clothing, home goods, furniture, or artwork, the Hocking Hills Flea Market has it all – and it’s just a short 20-minute drive from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! Here are a few of our favorite places to enjoy some retail therapy.

Where to Shop at the Hocking Hills Market

  1. Holliday’s Country Oak: For over 18 years, Holliday’s Country Oak has been selling some of the finest Amish furniture you can buy, from dining room collections and TV stands to full bedroom sets and outdoor styles. Their pieces are made from sturdy Elm, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Cedar, Oak, and more, with a variety of stains and colors to choose from. Plus, the furniture can be special ordered and delivered right to your doorstep!
  1. Spring Street Antique Mall: With over 12,000 square feet of treasures and collectibles, the Spring Street Antique Mall is one of the most popular antique shops in Ohio. Here, you’ll find 120 vendors selling pottery, glassware, furniture, tools, and much more.
  1. Laine’s Dutch Country Store: For those who are looking for some delicious goodies, Laine’s Country Store is ideal. This shop offers a large selection of meats, cheeses, jams, and jellies, as well as gluten-free products and local honey and maple syrup. Don’t forget to stop by on Friday or Saturday for delicious baked goods like breads and fry pies. Yum!
  1. Hocking Hills Motorcycle Ranch: If you plan to tackle one of the many motorcycle routes in Ohio, be sure to visit the Hocking Hills Motorcycle Ranch. This motorcycle shop specializes in gear, gifts, and accessories for riders of any make or model bike and also has motorcycles available for rent. After you check out the store, feel free to kick your feet up on the side porch and enjoy relaxing with fellow bikers.
  1. Rockbridge Trading Post: Featuring camping necessities, beauty supplies, jewelry, clothing, pet care products, and so much more, this unique store truly has something for everyone. Rockbridge Trading Post is constantly adding new products for guests to enjoy and offers a friendly atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. The store is also pet-friendly, so you can bring your four-legged friends along!

Come Home to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls!

Before you plan your trip to the Hocking Hills Market, be sure to check the website for a complete list of vendors and hours, then book your stay at our beautiful bed and breakfast! Our comfortable cottages, cabins, and guest rooms are the perfect place to unwind after a day of shopping, and our onsite restaurant, Kindred Spirits, serves up hearty and delicious dishes that will leave you feeling refreshed and restored. We can’t wait to hear about what you find at the market!

For more information on the best things to do in Hocking Hills, download our free vacation guide.

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How to Hike to the Rock House in Hocking Hills http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/05/rock-house-hocking-hills/ Tue, 17 May 2016 12:00:52 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=13645 Nestled deep within Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio, the Rock House is a fascinating place to explore. This tunnel-like cave was caused by many years of erosion and is located midway up a 150-foot cliff made of Blackhand sandstone. Through the cave’s gothic-like windows, guests will have a spectacular view of the green valley below... Read more »

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Nestled deep within Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio, the Rock House is a fascinating place to explore. This tunnel-like cave was caused by many years of erosion and is located midway up a 150-foot cliff made of Blackhand sandstone. Through the cave’s gothic-like windows, guests will have a spectacular view of the green valley below and can admire the natural beauty of this incredible rock formation. And, since it’s just minutes from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, a hike to the Rock House in Hocking Hills is a must on your next getaway! Here are some things you should know.

History of the Rock House in Hocking Hills

As one can imagine, the old Rock House has a rich and mysterious past that dates back hundreds of years. The small recesses in the rear wall of the house once served as baking ovens for Native Americans using the cave, and years later, the house was said to have been a hideout for bandits, murderers, and even bootleggers and was known as “Robbers Roost”. In 1935, a 16-room hotel with a ballroom, post office, and stable stood where the picnic shelter is now located, and numerous carvings in the rock are evidence of the area’s many visitors.

Directions to the House

Hocking Hills State Park offers over 25 miles of hiking trails for visitors to enjoy, many of which lead to deep caves, rugged cliffs, and even waterfalls. To get to the Rock House, guests can journey a scenic quarter-mile trail that features rocky steps, breathtaking views, and a multitude of awesome cliff faces that resemble a South American jungle in the summertime. The Rock House Trail takes about 30 to 45 minutes to traverse and is open from dawn to dusk all year long.

Other Great Places to Explore

Conkle’s Hollow: Conkle’s Hollow is a rugged, rocky gorge that is considered to be one of the deepest in Ohio. The valley floor is covered with ferns and wildflowers, and sky-high birch and hardwood trees tower overhead. Guests can take an easy 1-mile hike to this area via a lower trail, or take on the challenging 2.5-mile upper trail.

Old Man’s Cave: This cave is the most popular area in the State Park and was once inhabited by a hermit named Richard Rowe. Today, guests can hike a one-mile trail to the large recess cave and admire breathtaking rock formations and bridges along the way. Be sure to walk to the end of the trail where you’ll find flowing waterfalls and the famous Devil’s Bathtub, a bubbling pool of water that spills into a creek.

Book Your Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

No matter where you choose to hike, our Hocking Hills bed and breakfast is an ideal homestead after a day on the trails! Our inn offers quiet and comfortable rooms, cabins, and cottages that are the perfect place to rest, and our luxurious spa will help restore your sore muscles. Be sure to join us for a complimentary gourmet breakfast the next morning and tell us all about your adventures!

For more information on the Rock House and other popular Hocking Hills hiking trails,
download our free vacation guide.

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6 of the Most Memorable Hocking Hills Dining Experiences http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/05/hocking-hills-dining/ Fri, 13 May 2016 16:00:30 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=13622 Foodies, get your forks ready! The picturesque region of Hocking Hills, Ohio, is home to an array of wonderful restaurants that are sure to make your taste buds soar. Here, visitors can enjoy everything from casual eateries to gourmet restaurants for a different Hocking Hills dining experience every night of the week. Just a short... Read more »

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Hocking hills diningFoodies, get your forks ready! The picturesque region of Hocking Hills, Ohio, is home to an array of wonderful restaurants that are sure to make your taste buds soar. Here, visitors can enjoy everything from casual eateries to gourmet restaurants for a different Hocking Hills dining experience every night of the week. Just a short drive from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, you’ll find memorable meals, delicious drinks, and, of course, the spectacular scenery that has made our area famous! Here are some of our favorite places to indulge.

Your Ultimate Hocking Hills Dining Guide

  1. Kindred Spirits: For a casual fine dining experience you won’t soon forget, make a reservation at Kindred Spirits, one of the best restaurants in Logan, OH! Located on the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls property in an original 1840s log cabin, guests can experience a cozy and intimate atmosphere that pairs perfectly with our seasonal menu. Come early for a glass of wine, specialty cocktail, or mug of cold beer with other guests in the tavern, then enjoy a decadent three-course feast made with the freshest ingredients available. Cheers!
  2. Hocking Hills Dining Lodge: Situated in the heart of Hocking Hills State Park, this family-friendly eatery offers delicious meals and incredible views. Guests can choose from a variety of scratch-made specialties including salads, steaks, sandwiches, and pizza, then work it all off with a scenic hike to Old Man’s Cave.
  3. Maya Burrito Co.: This unique restaurant in downtown Logan serves up delicious eats like burritos, nachos, tacos, and more, and each features authentic Mayan-inspired flavors. They also offer imported and domestic drink selections, a lively dining room, and $1 taco Tuesdays that can’t be beat!
  4. Millstone Restaurant Smoked BBQ: If you’re in the mood for some Southern-style grub, look no further than Millstone Restaurant. All of their meats are smoked on-site for 15 to 17 hours to create a moist, tender bite that will melt in your mouth, and their extensive menu features everything from pulled pork and ribs to burgers and brisket. Yum!
  5. Pizza Crossing: One of the most popular places for pizza in Logan, Ohio, this joint offers a variety of specialty pies including bacon chicken alfredo, Mexican three-cheese, BBQ chicken, Supreme Meat, and yummy veggie. Feel free to stop in for a satisfying lunch or a quick late-night bite.
  6. Lake Hope Lodge: With delicious American fare and beautiful waterfront views, Lake Hope Lodge provides a wonderful Hocking Hills dining experience for guests of all ages. Their menu features an array of cuisine including hickory-smoked BBQ, wood-fired pizza, hand-cut steaks, and burgers made from fresh beef ground in-house. Don’t miss their famous Brunch Buffet every Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM!

Have a Culinary Adventure at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls!

In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our beautiful restaurant, guests can enjoy a unique dining experience at our fun and informative cooking classes! On July 8th, 2016, join innkeepers Ellen & Terry from 11 AM to 2 PM as they share delicious family recipes that are perfect for summer. You’ll learn how to make yummy dishes like strawberry soup, grilled pizzas, cucumbers and sour cream, and even homemade peach ice cream. Space is limited, so hurry and book your stay today!

Hungry for more information on the best Hocking Hills restaurants? Download our free vacation guide.

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3 of the Best Motorcycle Routes in Ohio http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/05/motorcycle-routes-in-ohio/ Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:17 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=13576 With an extensive network of scenic byways and country roads, Ohio is a motorcycle rider’s dream come true. This scenic state is dotted with rolling green hills, dense forests, and wide open meadows that provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing cruise. Just minutes from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, guests can hop... Read more »

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Biker on an asphalt road on one of the motorcycle routes in OhioWith an extensive network of scenic byways and country roads, Ohio is a motorcycle rider’s dream come true. This scenic state is dotted with rolling green hills, dense forests, and wide open meadows that provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing cruise. Just minutes from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, guests can hop on a Harley and enjoy the wind in their hair and the unparalleled magic of the open road. Here are some of our favorite motorcycle routes in Ohio.

Explore These Motorcycle Routes in Ohio

1. Tail of the Dragon

Stretching for 20 miles along State Route 78, the Tail of the Dragon offers a spectacular ride between the rural farm towns of Glouster and McConnelsville in southeastern Ohio. Riders can enjoy views of century-old farm homes, gentle, winding turns, and a variety of elevation changes. Both Burr Oak State Park and Wayne National Forest are located along this route, so be sure to keep your eyes open for native wildlife.

2. The Triple Nickle

If you’re looking for a longer cruise, try the Triple Nickle (OH 555) for 2-4 hours of challenging twists and turns. Starting in Zanesville, OH, riders can tackle 63 miles of sharp curves and blind turns that are sure to make you smile – and sweat! You’ll ride over rolling hills and through a few small towns, with smooth, black pavement leading the way. There are patches of gravel on the sides of the road that can be very dangerous for bikers, so take this route at a slow speed and enjoy the scenery.

3. Hocking Hills Scenic Byway

Located just steps from our inn, the Hocking Hills Scenic Byway runs through Hocking County and is one of the most popular motorcycle routes in Ohio. Most of the road is smooth and paved, and there are a number of tight corners that are well-marked. You’ll enjoy roller coaster-like hills and twists, with very little traffic during the week. This route also cuts through Hocking Hills State Park, so you can stop and hike to popular area attractions like Ash Cave and Conkle’s Hollow.

Visit the Hocking Hills Motorcycle Ranch

Before you start your journey, be sure to stop by the Hocking Hills Motorcycle Ranch where you can browse a wide selection of gear, gifts, accessories, and more for any make/model bike. The Ranch also hosts Biker Days, swap meets, and poker runs, and the side porch is a great place to take a break and hang out. The Ranch is located in the Hocking Hills Market at the intersection of US Highway 33 and Route 374.

Ride Back to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

After an incredible day on your bike, head back to our Hocking Hills bed and breakfast where you can kick off your boots and relax! Our comfortable cottages, cabins, and guest rooms are the perfect place to unwind, and our onsite restaurant, Kindred Spirits, serves up hearty and delicious dishes that will leave you feeling refreshed and restored. Plus, since May is Motorcycle Awareness Month, we are offering our riders a special discount that includes 25% off lodging as well as a copy of the Windy 9 motorcycle map. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

For more information on things to do in Hocking Hills, download our free vacation guide.

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Hocking Hills is the Best Place for Geocaching in Ohio http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/04/geocaching-ohio/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00:32 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=2039 With its deep caves, rugged gorges, and expansive state parks, Hocking Hills is a challenging and exciting destination for geocaching in Ohio. Home to over 300 caches, visitors can find all sorts of treasures like coins, small toys, ornamental buttons, books, and more hidden throughout the area. Ideal for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike, it’s... Read more »

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With its deep caves, rugged gorges, and expansive state parks, Hocking Hills is a challenging and exciting destination for geocaching in Ohio. Home to over 300 caches, visitors can find all sorts of treasures like coins, small toys, ornamental buttons, books, and more hidden throughout the area. Ideal for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike, it’s the thrill of the hunt that is the most fun – and you can experience it all right at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy geocaching in Ohio.

What Is Geocaching?

Similar to a treasure hunt, geocaching is a popular recreational activity that involves finding hidden objects, or caches, using GPS coordinates. Although the size of the cache may vary, it is usually a weather-resistant container that has a logbook and other items inside. After you find one, be sure to put the cache back exactly as you found it, then visit Geocaching.com to log your find and share your experience with others.

Brief History: In the year 2000, web developer Jeremy Irish decided to start a hobby site for the activity and created Geocaching.com to improve the cache-hunting experience. Today, there are over 1.2 million geocaches hidden all over the world, and everyone from couples and families to friend groups from all walks of life can enjoy the excitement of the hunt.

The Hocking Hills Adventure GeoTrail

Created by the Hocking Hills Tourism Association, the Hocking Hills Adventure GeoTrail consists of three themed trails and 10 caches located at various attractions throughout the Hocking Hills. Each cache has a number and keyword that you’ll use to fill out the GeoTrail passport, which you can pick up at the Hocking Hills Welcome Center. All you have to do is fill in the keywords correctly and you’ll receive a prize! Trackable geocoins will be awarded to the first 100 geocachers who complete the trail, and guests can visit Geocaching.com to get some coordinates and clues beforehand. Be sure to bring a camera with you to capture our area’s spectacular scenery along the way! The cache names are:

  • Lazy River
  • Fore
  • Bird’s Eye View
  • Superman
  • Giddy Up
  • Cowboy
  • Roy & Dale
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Pony Tail
  • Kick Up Your Heels

Book Your Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls!

Before you start planning your next quest for treasure, be sure to book your stay at our Hocking Hills bed and breakfast! Our inn will provide you with a print-out of local geocaches (there are even a few hidden on our property!) and will pack a gourmet brown bag lunch to bring with you on your journey. Afterward, return to one of our beautiful guest rooms, cottages, or cabins where you can relax and reminisce about your adventures in Hocking Hills, then join us for a hearty and delicious meal at our onsite restaurant, Kindred Spirits. We can’t wait to hear about what you discover!

For more information on geocaching in Ohio, download our free Hocking Hills vacation guide.

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Why You Need to Visit Rockside Winery http://innatcedarfalls.com/blog/2016/04/rockside-winery/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:00:45 +0000 http://innatcedarfalls.com/?p=13530 Established in 2007, Rockside Winery & Vineyards in Lancaster, Ohio, will make you feel like you’ve been transported from the hills of the midwest to the rolling vineyards of Wine Country. The winery’s 17 sprawling acres are managed by Robin and Valerie Coolidge, who are also the owners of Wyandotte Winery in Columbus, Ohio. It... Read more »

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Wine tasting at Rockside WineryEstablished in 2007, Rockside Winery & Vineyards in Lancaster, Ohio, will make you feel like you’ve been transported from the hills of the midwest to the rolling vineyards of Wine Country. The winery’s 17 sprawling acres are managed by Robin and Valerie Coolidge, who are also the owners of Wyandotte Winery in Columbus, Ohio. It is their dedication and craftsmanship that have made Rockside the producer of some the best wines in the area – and it’s less than an hour drive from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! Here’s what you’ll find when you take a trip to Rockside Winery.

Explore Rockside Winery

Incredible Wines

The winemaking process at Rockside is true to tradition, where small, hand-crafted batches are bottled with care and precision. Because of Ohio’s harsh winters and short summers, grape growing here is challenging and tricky, and the family spends hours caring for the vines to develop healthy, flavorful grapes. Guests can enjoy sampling varietals like Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Corot Noir, and more in the beautiful tasting room, or on the adjacent covered patio that overlooks the vineyards and hills of Fairfield County.

Upcoming Events

From November 10-20, 2016, Rockside Winery and Wyandotte Winery are offering a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for wine lovers. On their Vineyards and Melodies of the Danube cruise, you’ll travel in a luxurious boat from Budapest to Prague and will stop at historic European cities to explore and sample wine along the way. The cruise includes everything from daily tours and excursions to wine tastings and onboard music performances and will be an incredible experience you’ll never forget.

Winery Hours & Tastings

Wine tasting at Rockside Winery is available during open hours and is $1 per taste. Guests can also enjoy Thursday happy hours from 5 to 8 PM which include $4 glasses of wine and 25% off food items, and fun-filled Saturday events that feature live, local music from 5 to 9 PM.

Visit the Hocking Hills Winery

Located in Logan, Ohio, Hocking Hills Winery is another great place to spend an afternoon and features live music, finger foods, and, of course, delicious wine. Guests can taste-test a variety of wines including Chardonnay, Malbec, Riesling, and Syrah in the beautiful tasting room or patio, or take a tour of the vineyard where you can get up-close and personal with the grapes and enjoy a relaxing stroll with a glass in hand.

Try Hocking Hills Moonshine

If wine isn’t your favorite beverage, Hocking Hills is also known for producing fantastic moonshine. The water found in this area has a sweet and distinct mineral quality that gives the ’shine a unique taste and flavor. Each year, the town of New Straitsville hosts the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival that celebrates this historic liquor with carnival rides, parades, vendors, and tastings, and you can also purchase a bottle for the perfect souvenir.

Book Your Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls!

No matter where you choose to sip and savor, be sure to make our Hocking Hills bed and breakfast your home-away-from-home! Our beautiful cottages, cabins, and guest rooms offer a peaceful, quiet atmosphere after a fun day, and you can even try a variety of local wines and Hocking Hills moonshine right at our onsite restaurant, Kindred Spirits. We can’t wait to see you soon!

For more information on the best wineries in Ohio, download our free Hocking Hills vacation guide.

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