Hocking Hills is such an easy getaway from so many parts of the state, and it’s easy to take for granted. Just a short drive from Columbus (where we live) and you’re in the rolling hills of southeast Ohio, where hiking trails, waterfalls, and caves are nestled into the landscape.
One of our favorite ways to relax is with an overnight or weekend stay at any of the cabins spread through the region, and the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls has become a favorite for us. As the name implies, it’s an inn with a spa on the grounds, and includes a full restaurant and a small event center. The in-house restaurant, the beautiful grounds, and the proximity to Hocking Hills’ trails and parks make it a regular choice.
The Inn & Spa features a collection of rooms as well as individual cabins and cottages. We love the cottages especially because they feel a little more secluded.
They’re all nicely appointed and cozy in every season. Many of them are equipped with hot tubs, too!
Their restaurant, called Kindred Spirits, is located in the oldest part of the inn, in a collection of buildings joined together. The oldest portion is an old log cabin that’s stood on the property since the 1840s. We love the rustic feel of the restaurant, with the old wooden walls and sloping floorboards. It’s nicely lit, with cushy chairs pulled up around the tables.
The menu rotates with the seasons, but we’ve learned to trust the culinary team’s creations. You’ll find a lot of classics, from ravioli, scallops, filet mignon, and more – and it all pairs well with the wine list and the beer selection. We actually first discovered Rockmill Brewery beers (brewed nearby in Lancaster) while staying at the Inn. (Pro-tip: if you’re driving to Hocking Hills from Columbus, take a detour to Rockmill’s taproom nestled on an old horse farm.)
And of course, don’t skip dessert…
There are a lot of places to stroll and sit on the Inn’s grounds. In the summer we’ve found hammocks strung between the trees.
One of the benefits is the Inn’s proximity to the trails and caves of the Hocking Hills. Just down the road – as you can probably guess from the name – are the Cedar Falls. It’s a quick drive to the parking lot, and you can climb the trails down to the falls themselves. The trails also connect to longer paths leading to some of the other caves and waterfalls. And if you’re staying in southeast Ohio, you can look up other options for winter hiking…
A stay at the Inn includes breakfast at the restaurant the next morning.
You’ll find coffee, a hearty breakfast, fresh fruit, and one of our favorites – their house-made granola. (Yes, you can buy bags to go.) And then you’re refueled for a relaxing day at the spa or more exploration of the region.
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
21190 State Route 374
Logan, OH 43138
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