It's time for your long awaited Hocking Hills, Ohio vacation, but where to stay?

Free Advice from our Lodging Guests about Cherry Ridge Retreat

Time and time again, grateful visitors at Cherry Ridge Retreat tell us about experiences at other lodging facillities in the Hocking Hills area. Here are some of the problems they’ve reported:

  • Websites show photographs that don’t accurately depict the lodgings
  • Hot tubs are too small
  • Lodgings that say they provide “privacy” are situated alongside public roads
  • Cabins are packed like sardines on small properties

Before you consider booking accommodations in the Hocking Hills area be sure you have the answers to these questions:

  • Privacy:
    Is my cabin secluded? How close is the next cabin? How far is my cabin from the road? What are the views like from my cabin?
    At Cherry Ridge Retreat, our cabins are situated nearly a mile from the road amidst 140 acres of private forested land. We focus on quality, not quantity: each cabin is situated on its own private site and each site is unique. As you sit on your porch or gaze from the great room picture windows, all you’ll see is nature: trees, water features, birds, and deer. Isn’t this why you wanted to go to Hocking Hills in the first place?
  • Hiking:
    Are there hiking trails on the property?
    Whereas most rentals in Hocking Hills are located on very small pieces of property, Cherry Ridge Retreat is situated on 140 private acres. We have miles of trails that wander through wooded ridges and ravines. You’ll find a wide variety of flora and fauna, as well as several serene picnic sites where you can enjoy a private meal in the midst of the forest.
  • Hot Tub:
    How large is the hot tub? How secluded is it?
    At Cherry Ridge Retreat, our hot tubs accommodate four to six people and each is situated to create a spa-like setting that includes dramatic views of the natural surroundings.  Each location is private and secluded.
  • What is the kitchen like? Is it a real kitchen, or is it a “kitchenette”?
    Whereas most Hocking Hills accommodations have small kitchens or kitchenettes, our cabins have complete kitchens suitable for preparing a gourmet meal. Our spacious open plan kitchens include food processors, coffee grinders, Calphalon cookware, and a bar that overlooks the great room. We also provide stainless steel barbeque grills. We supply the gas—no need to hassle with bringing your own charcoal.
  • Cabin Interior:
    How is my cabin furnished?
    Many cabins in Hocking Hills use “rustic” as a buzzword. Although pictures on the internet often depict homey-looking rooms and cozy patio furniture, guests at Cherry Ridge Retreat have reported their disappointment in the quality (or lack thereof) in the cabins they’ve visited. At Cherry Ridge, guests find artist-designed furniture, stylish yet comfortable sofas and chairs, wide-plank wood floors, boulder fireplaces in the great room and master bedroom, tiled kitchens with top-of-the-line fixtures, fluffy towels and cloud-like bedding on pillow top mattresses, as well as Aveda bath products.
  • Relaxation:
    At Cherry Ridge Retreat, we understand that the serenity and rejuvenation you find in the privacy of our woods is multiplied by the quality of your comfort. To that end, we have worked hard to create spaces that are stylish without sacrificing comfort. Each cabin has been appointed with beautiful furniture that has been specifically chosen for your comfort and relaxation. Some of our guests look forward to a little rain so that they can sink into our deep, cushioned armchairs to enjoy a good book or a glass of wine.

    A good night sleep is of course one of the most important aspects of a night in the woods. We have elevated this important aspect of your stay into an art, seeking out the latest mattress technology to ensure your perfect comfort. Our mattresses are designed to conform to your body, allowing you to rest in perfect comfort.
  • Cabin Choices:
    How do I know which cabin to choose?
    Have you ever booked a vacation and felt like you were taking a big leap of faith? At Cherry Ridge Retreat, the good news is: all the cabins are wonderful. If you loved the first cabin you visited, you’re welcome to come back to that one year after year. Or return and stay at a new cabin with every visit. Over time you’ll discover the varied views and charms of Cherry Ridge Retreat. Visit five times and your sixth stay is free.
  • Do You Provide Internet Access?
    Wi-Fi is available - additional charges apply in some of our accommodations
    Are TVs provided?
    While many Hocking Hills cabins feature TVs, few can boast the deluxe array of entertainment options that we provide at Cherry Ridge Retreat. Each cabin includes a 39” 1080p HDTV with over 120 satellite channels plus a DVD/CD player. We have a lending library of DVDs and CDs for our guests. Additionally, the cabins are outfitted with indoor stereo systems equipped with Sirius satellite radio. You can choose from over 100 music channels or play your favorite CD.
  • Community Spaces:
    Is there a pleasant community space where guests can congregate?
    Although Cherry Ridge Retreat is designed to maximize privacy, we do offer several unique places where guests can come together and enjoy each others’ company in a relaxed, beautiful setting. Our pond side gazebo includes a 25-foot long two tier bar, ceiling fans, and seating to accommodate couples, intimate groups or larger parties. There is an adjoining deck overlooking the water. Just steps away, guests can enjoy a large community fire pit and an oversize stone grill. The fire pit and grill are situated on a grassy area alongside the pond and are the perfect place to relax and watch the stars.
  • Telephones:
    Do the cabins have telephones? Do they require a calling card?
    Most rentals don’t have phones and the few that do will recommend that you bring a pre-paid calling card. At Cherry Ridge Retreat, all of our cabins have telephones and include free long distance. Go ahead and check in on your mother in Florida… your call is on us.
  • Fishing:
    Are there water features on the property? Do you allow fishing or swimming?
    Rarely do you find private ponds in Hocking Hills. Cherry Ridge Retreat has several beautiful ponds which can be accessed by a number of wooded trails. Ponds are stocked with bass, hybrid blue gills, and sunfish. We permit catch and release fishing, but ask that guests use barbless hooks. Live bait may not be used. For the safety of our guests, swimming is not permitted.

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