“My father & I have been using the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls for our annual October Yoga and Poetry retreat since 2008. We hope we never need to move it anywhere else! Our retreat participants fill out an evaluation after each retreat and one thing they always LOVE is the Inn itself! My father and I feel the same. We have a special relationship with the Inn, Ellen and Terry, Randy and to the land itself. The Sacred land of the Hocking Hills has special energy and magic. Rich history is in this land and it has a vibration that can be deeply felt. To walk through Old Man’s Cave, upon the earth next to Rose Lake, or sit in the canyon at Conkle’s Hollow, they are all experiences that MUST be taken any time of year! The entire staff at the Inn is professional and supportive. They respond to any needs that come up, and will make sure your event runs smoothly. The kitchen staff and especially Anthony, the head chef, are more than accommodating. Special food needs are taken care of and your taste buds will be more than happy! Clean facilities are a no-brainer. If you need something, just ask. An easel, chalk, knowledge for music set-up…it all there, so you can focus on your event. And that kind of peace of mind is priceless. Then, there is the spa! Enjoy a multitude of amazing body, mind, and spirit healing modalities from which to choose. This is a great addition for any retreat attendee. When it comes to the space; the Gathering Place, the Fireside Lounge and the Fire Pit at the top of the hill (under thousands of stars) are unbeatable. The Gathering Place can easily accommodate 18 yoga practitioners plus the teacher smoothly walking around students to assist. To look out at the woods and have an immediate connection with Mother Nature herself is so grounding and centering. The peace and quiet of the atmosphere lends itself to yoga, meditation, and many other practices. And the best part, all of these spaces are within walking distance from all of the accommodations; the rooms, cottages, and the cabins. The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is the perfect place for any retreat!”
Shawna & Stephen Emmerick
Back to the Basics Spring Nature Photography Workshop
Saturday May 14, 2016
Join Jim Crotty for this 1 day workshop on Saturday May 14, 2016 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Jim will be providing access to a rarely photographed location in Hocking Hills as well as his best tips and tools for capturing nature and landscapes with the iPhone to supplement instruction on fine art photography with the DSLR camera. This workshop will be a balance between classroom instruction on digital editing in The Gathering Space conference room at The Inn and field, location instruction at select other scenic locations in Hocking Hills State Park. You will be photographing both wide and intimate landscapes as well as natural details discovered in the Hocking Hills woodlands, which in mid-May will be offering an incredible range of natural beauty – from flowing streams and waterfalls, new spring growth amongst the towering Beech and Hemlock trees and late spring wildflowers.
- Jim’s top ten tips for best results in landscape photography
* Pro techniques for optimal results with close-up (macro) nature photography
* Move into the creative zone and away from full auto
* The “zen” of fulfilling nature photography
* Learn to “see” the light
* How to “work” a location with proper approach and patience
* Best tools and lenses for pro results
* The benefits of working from creative angles
* Best practices and software for outstanding digital editing
* How to get your images noticed and ultimately sold and published
Plus his workshops are just plain FUN. Learning the art and craft of nature photography does not have to be tedious and stressful. Far from it. It should always be a fun and rewarding experience.
To register, send your information to Jim@jimcrotty.com.
July 9th, 2015
Join Innkeepers Ellen & Terry as they share some of the Inn’s favorite family recipes. Enjoy lunch and take home recipes and a treat you made all for $55.00 per person. Reservations are required.
Wreath Making with KellieDecember 3th, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us on December 4th to make a beautiful holiday wreath. Kellie hunts and collects natural dried flowers and items to be used for your creation something. Feel free to bring a special ribbon or item to personalize your wreath. Kellie Hutchison, Inn gardener and nature enthusiast, will teach this fun class from 10am-2pm. Cost is $55 which includes lunch and all supplies. If you want to spend the night before or the day of the class you can receive 25% off your lodging.