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You’ll Fall in Love with These Romantic Hocking Hills Cabins for 2

by Jan Schroder
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When I think of a romantic, relaxing getaway, I think of a cozy log cabin with a roaring fire. One year my husband and I spent a full week in a cabin only venturing out for food and to hike. If you’re looking for a similar getaway, here are lots of selections for romantic Hocking Hills cabins for 2 in Ohio.

There are hundreds of cabins available so to narrow down your search, think about what amenities are important to you. Here are a few to consider for your Hocking Hills cabin rentals.

For alternate accommodations, like cottages, treehouses and even a red train caboose, see the related story Here’s How to Find Your Perfect Hocking Hills Lodging.

Consider These Things When Searching Hocking Hills Cabins for 2

• Do you need a fully equipped kitchen?

kitchen in cabin in Hocking Hills
The kitchen in the Oak Ridge cabin rented by Cherry Ridge Retreat

Are you planning on eating most meals in? When I travel I generally want to eat breakfast in our accommodations as I enjoy a leisurely start to the day. I also must have coffee immediately upon waking! Think about whether you need a fully equipped kitchen or a kitchenette.

Some companies offer grocery delivery to your cabin for a small fee. You’ll be stocked for your stay without having to spend precious time grocery shopping. Just open your fridge and you’ll find your milk, eggs and even that chocolate mint ice cream waiting for you.

If you plan to dine out please see the Places to Eat section of our story The Most Awesome Things to Do in Hocking Hills, Ohio.

• Would you like a pool or hot tub?

How I love lounging in a hot tub with an adult beverage any time of year. It’s especially wonderful when it’s chilly outside. Many of the cabins in Hocking Hills have private hot tubs.

Some of the rental companies have properties with pools for the entire community. At least one of the cabins listed below has a seasonal private pool.

• Is the cabin pet-friendly?

dog on bed in cabin
Being a dog can be stressful, right? Take your dog along on your Hocking Hills getaway.

Is your four-legged companion joining you on the trip? No worries ­­– there are plenty of pet-friendly cabins to rent with an additional fee for bringing your pet.

• Is it fully accessible for people who have trouble walking or use a wheelchair?

Many of the companies offer cabins that are fully accessible. Some offer a way to find these on the websites and for others you may need to call to inquire.

• Does it offer privacy?

Do you mind being in a row with other cabins or do you prefer being off by yourself without another cabin in site? We once booked a cabin in a state park that had a view of the parking lot and was practically on top of other cabins – hardly the romantic getaway we had planned.

In this case, an unfortunate mishap was a blessing. I showered the first morning and the cabin flooded due to a backed up drain. The staff came to clean it up and offered to move us or give us a refund. We grabbed the refund and fled!

If you can’t tell from the photos and description whether the cabin is secluded, call the owners and ask.

• Does it have a fireplace?

sitting area Cherry Ridge Retreat
Sitting area at Ravine’s Edge cabin, Cherry Ridge Retreat

Having a fireplace tops my list when I’m looking for cabin rentals. Gas fireplaces will do but there’s nothing like a wood-burning fireplace. You’ll find several of both in these listings.

One of the saddest days of my husband’s life was when we moved into our current home and had to give up our wood-burning fireplace for a gas one. He is still in mourning and it’s been almost six years.

• Is there wifi available?

Maybe you need a full escape and hope there is no wifi. If you’ve been to the Hocking Hills region then you know cell reception can be spotty. If you rent a cabin with no wifi you’re pretty much cut off. Which may be exactly what you’re looking for.

My husband and I both start the day by reading newspapers on our iPads, so we really want to have wifi available. We stayed in the cutest barrel cabins in a state park in Georgia one time that had no wifi.

We discovered that if we crossed the street and walked halfway up the hill towards the main lodge we could get some coverage. So each morning, we looked like crazy people walking up the hill, standing there long enough to download our newspapers then walking back.

• Can I find discounts for cabins?

Looking to save money on your Hocking Hills cabins for 2? Be sure to check for the specials pages, promo codes, AAA and military discounts. You can also find some specials on the Facebook pages of the rental companies.

Searching for Perfect Romantic Hocking Hills Cabins for 2

Now that you’ve decided what’s important to you, you’re ready to start narrowing down your selection and picking the right one for you and your partner. Check the filters on the website for availability and to narrow down your choices.

You may see some you may not have even thought of, like charging for your electric vehicle, available at some companies.

Please be sure to check all the details as you would for any vacation rentals.

Buffalo Lodging Company

Waterfall cabin rented by Buffalo Lodging Company
The Waterfall Cabin, an authentic log cabin.

Buffalo Lodging Company is a family-owned business that started in 2009. It has 11 Hocking Hills cabins for 2, many with two bedrooms. They would be perfect if you’re traveling with a friend or family member and each want your own space.

If you find yourself looking for a bigger cabin for another trip, this company has lodges up to seven bedrooms.

The filter feature on this site includes searching by number of bedrooms and also finding cabin rentals near caves, cabins with a pond, cabins with a pool and pet-friendly cabins.

I like their property location map so if you’re looking for a particular place to stay you can find it easily.

Another thing I like about this cabin rental company is the last-minute deals page where you can sign up for current promotions and may be able to score a discount on a cabin.

Be sure to check out the current promotions as well. Recent promotions include book a four-night stay and get a $50 gift card from a local restaurant and rent two nights and get one free.

The cabin pictured is the Waterfall Cabin. This hand-constructed cabin has one bedroom and one bathroom. It has an open floor plan with wifi, central heating and air, fully equipped kitchen, wood burning stove, front porch, gas grill and hot tub. One of its best features is its location on six acres with a seasonal waterfall and a rock outcropping.

Rates start at $125. (Please note all rates listed in this article are subject to change.)

Cabins By the Caves

Basswood Grove cabin near Logan, Ohio, and Old Mans Cave
The Basswood Grove cabin is five miles from Old Man’s Cave.

This company, started in 2006, specializes in luxury cabin rentals. It has almost 40 cabins to rent, of which 14 are for 2-4 people.

For something really special, check out The Barn at Pumpkin Ridge. Located on 90 acres that have been designated as a nature preserve, it has three miles of private hiking trails. It has two bedrooms. 2.5 bathrooms, kitchen, outdoor firepit, two indoor wood-burning fireplaces, charcoal grill and hot tub with gazebo. Rates for The Barn start at about $209.

Basswood Grove has a private driveway and is only five miles from Old Man’s Cave and downtown Logan, Ohio. It has two bedrooms, one bath, hot tub, charcoal grill and kitchen. Rates for this cabin start at around $209.

Cabins By the Caves has spa services and grocery delivery to your cabin available. Are you celebrating a special occasion? It has a baker on staff and can bake a custom cake and deliver it to you cabin with 48 hours’ notice.

You’ll also find three locations for charging your electric vehicle.

The Chalets

Couples Paradise cabin
The Couples Paradise cabin

This company, started in 1988 with 16 A-frame cabins and a lodge, now rents out more than 50 cabins. Accommodations range from A-frames to lodge rentals that sleep up to 20 people.

I’ve never stayed in an A-frame, but they are really cute. There’s one called Romantic Escape that includes air conditioning, wood burning fireplace, kitchenette, microwave, fireplace, woodland view and private hot tub.

Plans included adding a communal fire ring for the A-frame cabins in the fall.

The Couples Paradise cabin has two queen size beds, full kitchen, gas log fireplace, porch swing, hot tub and central air.

Rates start at $149. Be sure to check out the specials page. Recent specials included 10% off a stay and a friends and family discount.

Cherry Ridge Retreat

pool at Observatory cabin
The Observatory cabin has a plunge pool and a private swimming
pool.

This company specializes in Hocking Hills luxury cabins with four romantic cabins that are situated to be private and have an amazing view. I just took virtual tours of each of the four and they are stunning.

Ravine’s Edge. This cabin is surrounded on three sides by forested ravines and has a large family room with panoramic views. The bathroom has an all-glass shower for two with dual shower heads, gas log fireplace, full kitchen, private gazebo and hot tub.

Observatory. This cabin is on a hill with beautiful views of scenic Hocking Hills and gets its name from the amazing stargazing. The best part? It has its own hot tub, cold plunge water feature and seasonal in-ground swimming pool. It also has full kitchen, gas fireplace and fire pit.

Oak Ridge has two massage chairs, full kitchen and gazebo with hot tub.

Boat House. This may be my 1st choice cabin as it has a dock on a 2.5-acre private lake with a fishing boat! I’m not into fishing but I do love the water. It also has a galley-style kitchen, wood burning fireplace and private hot tub.

Another special feature is the lakeside sauna. How fun would it be to relax a while in the sauna then jump in the lake to cool off?

With any of the cabins, you have access to 140 forested acres, woodland trails and catch and release fishing. You can also arrange for a massage in your cabin.

Rates start at around $315. Celebrating a really special occasion? Go for the Essentials Plus package that includes wifi, firewood, champagne and a couples massage.

Getaway Cabins

Bliss cabin in Hocking Hills
The Bliss cabin. I’ve always wanted a fireplace in my bedroom.

Choose from 40 cedar and log cabin rentals, including 29 cabins for 2 that include hot tubs and are pet friendly. The site has a great search feature so you can find exactly the amenities you are looking for: pets, electric fireplace, gas fireplace, hot tub, wifi, pond and fishing.

All cabins have a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, hair dryers, DVD player, gas grill and air conditioning. They supply dish soap, hand soap, salt, pepper, sugar, creamer and filters.

For a special treat, book a massage with a therapist at Ash Cave Day Spa who will come to your cabin for the treatment.

I found one cabin that has a four poster queen size bed, couch, balcony and fireplace – all in the bedroom! The deck includes a hot tub, grill and seating area. Aptly named Bliss, this cabin also includes a standard kitchen.

Rates for the Bliss cabin start at around $129.

Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls

 treehouse cabin at Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls
The interior of the Tree House Cabin.

Located in Logan, Ohio, the property at Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls is gorgeous, surrounded on three sides by Hocking Hills state parks. Accommodations include five cabins. Pictured is the Tree House Cabin with a romantic location overlooking a ravine.

It has a covered front porch, gas log fireplace, 2-person whirlpool tub, fully equipped kitchen and king-sized bed.

I was lucky enough to stay in a cottage here and fell in love with it the second I opened my front door. It was small but had everything I needed for a short stay. The food at the on-site restaurant Kindred Spirits was phenomenal and I highly recommend a stay here, whether you book a luxury cottage, cabin or yurt.

One big plus of staying here is that a complimentary breakfast at Kindred Spirit is included in your stay, a special experience. The restaurant is housed in an 1840s log cabin and a delicious hot breakfast is cooked to order. Menu items include house-made granola, fresh fruit, smoothie bowls, omelets and pancakes.

Kindred Spirits dining room, Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls
The Kindred Spirits dining room where I happily dined for several delicious meals during my stay in Hocking Hills, Ohio.

Even if you don’t stay here, be sure to eat at Kindred Spirit as it’s the best restaurant and perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

Another benefit of staying here is that it has an on-site spa offering a variety of treatments. I had a massage with a view of the trees – heavenly.

Be sure to check out the specials and packages page. The Rekindle the Romance package includes a late night snack, bottle of wine, two massages and a restaurant credit.

Rates for cabins start at $249 and include a complimentary breakfast.

Please check each company’s website for availability of Hocking Hills cabins for 2. While many companies have a two-night minimum some may let you stay for one night.

– Jan Schroder, Editor-in-chief

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