As one of Ohio’s most stunning natural attractions, it’s no surprise that Old Man’s Cave is also one of the most popular places to visit in Hocking Hills State Park. This recess cave is surrounded by towering cliffs, beautiful waterfalls, challenging hiking trails, and the incredible Devil’s Bathtub. With so much to do in the vicinity, many visitors search for accommodations near the cave. If you’re one of those visitors, you’re in luck! The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is located less than two miles away and offers a variety of Old Man’s Cave cabins for you to choose from. These Hocking Hills getaway cabins are perfect for romantic and family vacations in Ohio, and we’re sure you’ll agree!
If you’ll be staying in one of our Old Man’s Cave Cabins at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, you won’t want to be without our free Hocking Hills Vacation Guide! It’s filled with all the best things to do in the area including dining, shopping, museums, and more.
About Old Man’s Cave
Old Man’s Cave derives its name from Richard Rowe, a hermit who lived under the rock shelter in the early 1800s. His family moved to Ohio from the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. Shortly after, Richard stumbled upon the Hocking Region while traveling along the Scioto River.
He lived out his life in the area and is buried beneath the ledge of the main recess cave.
Other residents of the cave were two brothers, Nathaniel and Pat Rayon, who came to the area in 1795. Both brothers are buried near the cave. Old Man’s Cave also served as a stopover for the Shawnee Indians on their route from West Virginia to villages along the Scioto River.
2 of the Best Things to Do at Old Man’s Cave
The Old Man’s Cave area can be divided into five sections: Upper Falls, Upper Gorge, Middle Falls, Lower Falls, and Lower Gorge. The magnificent gorge cuts through Blackhand sandstone and serves an opportunity for visitors to peer into the earth’s subsurface. The main hiking trail starts at the Welcome Center and takes a relatively straight route through the gorge to Old Man’s Cave. The trail then continues to the Sphinx Head and Overlook rock formations. Whispering Cave, one of the Hocking Hills’ newest attractions, is also accessible from the hiking trails. With plenty of man-made steps and bridges along the way, this route is a relatively easy stroll for visitors of all skill levels.
If you’re planning to visit Ohio in the winter, make plans to attend the annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike. This guided six-mile trek takes hikers from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave and features plenty of fascinating stories along the way. Layered clothing and good footwear are recommended.
About Our Old Man’s Cave Cabins
Just a couple miles from Old Man’s Cave, our collection of 5 Hocking Hills getaway cabins is perfect for your romantic escape or family getaway. The original 1840’s log cabins are nestled deep in the woods and each boast their own two acres. You’ll hardly find a more peaceful and authentic cabin experience. Whether you relax together on the porch swing, gather around the warmth of the gas log stove, or simply enjoy the unparalleled views of nature, you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll also be just minutes from many Hocking Hills State Park attractions and things to do in Logan, OH. Browse our popular Hocking Hills cabins for rent and be sure to book your favorite!
Experience the Best of the Hocking Hills at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
Our sought-after Select Registry bed & breakfast is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and reconnect with your loved ones and the beauty of nature.
We offer a number of memorable accommodations including the 1840’s-style cabins, cozy Pacific yurts, bed & breakfast rooms, and cozy cottages. We are also the home to one of the Hocking Hills’ best restaurants, Kindred Spirits, and a relaxing spa. It’s everything you need and more to return home feeling refreshed.
Book your stay today at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! We look forward to welcoming you to the Hocking Hills soon.