How to Plan the Best Family Holiday Trip to the Hocking Hills

There’s no place like the Hocking Hills for the holidays! Our area is a great destination for a holiday away from home. Enjoy a variety of festive celebrations during your family holiday trip to the Hocking HillsFrom Thanksgiving dinner at Kindred Spirits to a holiday-themed cookie baking class, there’s fun for everyone this holiday season in the Hocking Hills! Even better, the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls boasts a diverse inventory of lodges, which are the perfect lodging option for family travelers.  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our Hocking Hills Vacation Guide. This free resource is filled with information on how to spend every season in our area!  

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What to Do During Your Family Holiday Trip to the Hocking Hills 

For Thanksgiving 

There are so many fun ways to spend a Thanksgiving getaway in the Hocking Hills. This year, book a stay in one of our cozy cottages or Pacific-style yurts to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast to-go! Our Inn-Style Thanksgiving Getaway package is valid for stays Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Thursday, Nov. 26, and includes a $25 restaurant voucher toward dinner-for-two Wednesday night at Kindred Spirits, a full, country breakfast at Kindred Spirits on Thursday morning, a to-go Thanksgiving feast featuring all of Chef Matt’s favorite holiday classics, and a $25 gift shop voucher to start your holiday shopping!  

For Christmas 

The Hocking Hills transforms into a winter wonderland during December! Two of our favorite festive events are the holiday cookie baking class at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls and Christmas in Ash Cave. Learn how to make Chef Matt’s favorite holiday treat at the cookie baking class. The class price includes instruction, recipes, ingredients, lunch, and a bag of cookies to-go! Visit our calendar of events to check when this year’s classes will take place.  

No trip to the Hocking Hills would be complete without at least one outdoor adventure. Christmas in Ash Cave is the perfect option for outdoor fun during the winter! This annual event features a lighted hike to Ash Cave, followed by hot chocolate and Christmas carols by an open fire. It’s a great event for family’s traveling with children, as Santa always makes an appearance! Learn more about the 2020 event here 

Stay at the Lodges at Cedar Falls 

Interior view of Thelma's retreat.

Stay in one of the Lodges at Cedar Falls during your family holiday trip to the Hocking Hills. Our lodges are an ideal choice for family and group travelers because they boast privacy, spacious floorplans, and all the comforts of home. Our lodges sleep anywhere from two to 15+ guests, so there’s an option for a family getaway of any size. Each lodge boasts custom-built furniture and premier amenities. 

Consider a stay in Thelma’s Retreat. This lodge sleeps up to eight guests, with two master suites and two queen bedrooms. It also has 3.5 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. During the winter months, enjoy beautiful views of snow cover from the large picture windows. Thelma’s Retreat sits on 5.5 private, wooded acres for ultimate privacy. This lodge also features an eight-person hot tub, a fire pit, a covered party deck, a pool table, and more!  

Check our availability to start planning your holiday trip to the Hocking Hills!