Ohio’s Hocking Hills region offer breathtaking scenery and quirky lodging options
Antique train caboose, old school house, general store, yurts and more among Hocking Hills’ accommodations!
Not only does Ohio’s Hocking Hills region offer breathtaking forests, waterfalls, scenery and
unforgettable experiences, but it also boasts a host of lodging options
that are truly one-of-a-kind. Travelers can spend the night in a historic train caboose or an old-fashioned gypsy wagon as they experience first-hand just how special a visit to southeast
Ohio’s Hocking Hills can be. Incredibly affordable, some of these offbeat options are available for as little as $50 per night. Complete accommodations booking and visitor information is
found at ExploreHockingHills.com.
Intrepid travelers can “Sleep in History” — literally — thanks to the creative
preservationists at Historic Host Vacation Rentals. Among this unusual
lodging company’s offerings are a restored general store/post office, with its original scale, shelving and other vintage touches. The old Dunkle Schoolhouse, a 1926 B&O train caboose and an Ohio early farmhouse are also available for overnight accommodations. Historic Host’s
Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum, two historic B&Bs and several charming little cottages and cabins in its Fiddlestix Village round out the offerings. Each is lovingly restored so guests enjoy a
comfortable yet authentic overnight stay that carefully preserves the
rich history of not just the shelter, but the Hocking
Hills region itself.
At Boulders Edge Cabin and Tipi Retreatallows visitors to experience the magic and tranquility of
camping in traditional Sioux Native American tipis, reminiscent of
“Dances with Wolves.” Each tipi sleeps 10 comfortably, sits on a wooden
deck and has a wood-burning stove inside. Guests provide their own sleeping gear cot or mattress, sleeping bag and chairs. But picnic tables, fire rings and a solar shower are provided.
It’s “All Aboard!” for guests Lazy Lane Cabins’ Caboose at Steep Woods, an antique train caboose hidden in the woods. A huge hit with kids, railroad buffs and anyone seeking an unusual escape, the caboose has been transformed into a fully equipped cabin that sleeps five and features kitchenette, full bath and a cozy fire pit just outside the door.
A Mongolian yurt offers yet another option for visitors seeking to sleep in the unusual. 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. Dog friendly and fully stocked with dishes, utensils, pillows, chairs, heater and a grill, the yurt sleeps up to six.
As if nearby Ravenwood Castle’s Medieval Village, castle rooms and Fairytale Village Cottages are not enough, for just $59, visitors can tuck into a cozy reproduction British Romani
Gypsy Wagon, equipped with double-decker beds, kitchenette and a bath house down the wooded path.
A traditional Scottish hamlet, complete with Old World-style
crofts and cottages, is part of the charm of The Glenlaurel Scottish Inn,
which transports guests back to Medieval Europe, yet retains today’s
modern conveniences. Glenlaurel’s fine dining and authentic Scottish
Links Golf help visitors truly immerse themselves in a historical Scottish experience.
Beyond quirky, a number of Hocking Hills lodging operators have taken luxury to a wild, new level. The brand new Majestic Oaks Lodge is one of the dozens deluxe lodges in the Hocking Hills that are fully loaded with far more comforts than most homes. With space for a whopping
44 guests, this stunner boasts 9,000 square feet of indoor living space; 4,800 square feet of
gorgeous outdoor decks with two eight-person hot tubs; a heated, indoor
pool; eight full baths; a dazzling gourmet kitchen and 18 acres of woodlands and trails.
Located 40 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, Hocking Hills offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences that make every day feel like Saturday,
with plenty of Admission: FREE activities. The region boasts a wide
variety of affordable lodging, from camping, cabins and cottages to hotels and
inns. In addition to hiking trails, parks and forests, the Hocking Hills is the zipline capital of the Midwest, with 55 ziplines being offered via four distinct guide services. Unique gift and antique shops, canoeing, horseback riding, golf, spas and more add to the allure of the Hocking Hills as the perfect place to unplug.
Complete traveler information is available
www.ExploreHockingHills.com or 1-800-Hocking (800-462-5464).