Cabin fever have you itching to get out and explore? Read on as we uncover a nearby one-of-a-kind getaway. From yurts to castles, treehouses and tipis, and even a renovated train-turned-cabin, see the adventure that awaits a short drive north.”
Looking for a getaway without venturing too far from home? Hocking Hills, a region just 40 miles southeast of Columbus, may be just the place to look.
There is plenty to see and do in Hocking Hills, whether it’s hiking trails or looking for a breathtaking view.
“Travelers can take their adventures to new heights in Ohio’s Hocking Hills by staying in one of its unforgettable treehouses,” Amy Weirick of Weirick Communications. “Perched high above the ground, these one-of-a-kind cabins offer visitors the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the region’s natural beauty from an unmatched viewpoint.”
Weirick says that when it comes to booking a stay at Hocking Hills, there is a user-friendly lodging search available at explorehockinghills.com to allow them to find the accommodations they’re looking for when it comes to taste, budget, and travel dates.
“Each of the stunning structures at Hocking Hills Treehouse Cabins creates a centering experience that helps guests relax, reconnect, and recharge,” she says.
The treehouses are pet-friendly and boast porch swings, fire pits, and kitchenettes. Each treehouse also has a unique touch – whether it’s a glass-enclosed, circular masters or a secret doorway bunk room.
Other treehouse experiences can be found in the Maple View Treehouse from Among the Trees Lodging, the Canopy Treehouse at Canopy Ridge Cabins, the Sidney Nook Treehouse with the Corban Cabin Getaways, and the Comfort in the Woods Treehouse.
The Boulders Edge Cabin and Tipi Retreat will take you back to the native land of what we now call home. “Experience the magic and tranquility of camping in traditional Sioux Native American tipis, reminiscent of ‘Dances with Wolves,’” says Weirick.
The Hocking Hills Caboose is a recently renovated, antique train caboose that’s hidden deep in the woods. Weirick says it’s the perfect adventure for families with children, railroad buffs, and anyone who is on the hunt for an unusual escape.
“The caboose has been transformed into a fully equipped cabin that sleeps five and features a kitchenette, full bath, and a cozy fire pit just outside the door that overlooks a stunning woodland valley,” she adds.
Yurts are becoming a popular trend in outdoor adventures, and this unique sleeping arrangement can be found in the Salt Creek Retreats’ Mongolian yurt. “Salt Creek Retreats’ cabins and yurt sits on 60 secluded acres near miles of private trails, a fishing pond, scenic overlook, and a river for swimming,” Weirick says.
Those looking for the Royal Treatment can find it in the Ravenswood Castle’s Medieval Village, castle rooms, and Fairytale Village Cottages. “The design of Ravenwood Castle was inspired by castles built to defend the border between England and Wales in the 12th and 13th centuries,” says Weirick.
While the building is much newer than a 12th century castle, the cottages are decorated the same as you’d find in a medieval town and feature both kitchenettes and whirlpool tubs. There’s also the castle room with medieval flair.
In continuing with the royal offerings at Hocking Hills is the Glenlaurel Scottish Inn. This traditional Scottish hamlet is complete with Old World-style crofts and cottages, and aims to send guests to the Scottish hills.
Looking for something more romantic? Weirick says The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls recently opened its newest lodging experience in Hocking Hills. More than just cabins, inn rooms, and cottages, there are now yurt accommodations available.
“Each of these year-round, raised, and dome-shaped dwellings are 20 feet in diameter and boasts a private deck, a king-size bed, or two twin beds, bathroom with tiled shower, comfortable rocking chairs, a gas-log stove, microwave, and under-counter refrigerator,” says Weirick.
If you’re looking to escape more than just your cabin, castle, yurt, or tipi, Hocking Hills boasts hiking trails, parks, and forests. And with 50 ziplines offered, Hocking HIlls is also the zipline capital of the Midwest. Other adventures include gift and antique shops, canoeing, horseback riding, golf, spas, and more.
To learn more about Hocking Hills and the adventures it has to offer, visit explorehockinghills.com or call 1-800-463-5464.