Hocking Hills is just the place to be when you can’t get enough of time spent in the great outdoors. With an abundance of parks, hiking trails, natural preserves waiting to greet you, there’s no shortage of inspiring destinations to discover and explore while you’re here. Whether you take time to make the most of it all on foot, bike or by vehicle, Hocking Hills has a way with scenery that keeps visitors coming back for more. It also has a way with fantastic flavors, ideal for pleasing the palate after a day of fun outside. When you find yourself craving an elegant night out with a touch of Scottish flair, make your way to Glenlaurel, A Scottish Inn & Cottages for a meal to remember.
Upscale Dining and Global-Inspired Flavor
Glenlaurel, A Scottish Inn & Cottages is located at 14940 Mt. Olive Road in Rockbridge and sprawls over an impressive 140 acres of land complete with cascades and gorge views. Located just over 4 miles from Hockings State Forest, Glenlaurel Cottages is regarded as an upscale adults-only destination that also provides an incredible culinary scene open to the dining public. Reservations are always required for dinner at Glenlaurel and are conveniently accepted up until 2:00 pm on the day you’re hoping to dine. A meal at Glenlaurel is sophisticated and savory, providing guests with anywhere from 6 to 7 courses during this palate-pleasing journey. Guests who book a table for dinner are entertained by bagpipes over candlelight, adding to the intrigue and romance of the moment. It’s not uncommon for poetry to be recited aloud and guests are often treated to an in-person meeting with the chef.
Menu Favorites and Highlights
The menu at Glenlaurel Cottages changes seasonally but is always focused on the freshest and finest ingredients with incredible attention to detail when it comes to authentic Scottish flavors. Guests will enjoy a selection of course offerings that meet at the intersection of innovative and traditional. Plates are also paired with a wonderful selection of wine during a meal. There’s no need to worry if you’re not sure where to start as the servers are well-versed in the perfect white, red or sparkling options to bring out the flavors in each and every course.
Follow Up Fine Dining with Even More Fun
A dinner enjoyed at Glenlaurel Cottages provides an option to treat your tastebuds to a variety of flavors and seasonal options that make every stop something new and exciting! While indulging in this fan-favorite culinary scene during your time in Hocking Hills is bound to inspire, knowing you’ll be in this area comes with options for further exploration as well. For the traveler that take all the time needed to curate an itinerary that includes every possible stop, adding the following activities to your must-try list promises to be an amazing choice. Don’t limit yourself to the flavorful fun but instead, open up the options and enjoy even more when you find yourself in this area!
Spirits of the Hills Gallery
If artistic inspiration fuels your travels, sometimes it’s not the big galleries that provide for meaningful moments, but smaller, off the beaten path creative ventures that inspire. Spirit of the Hills Gallery is found at 23500 State Route 180 in Rockbridge and is a small, yet sensational gallery that’s open to the public for enjoying. The gallery features the work of over 50 local artists but puts an emphasis on pieces created by Spirit Williams and Helen Bratka. Stop by and spend some time browsing the many pieces on display before or after a meal at Glenlaurel.
Captivating natural landmarks are a highlight of a trip to the Hocking Hills region of Ohio and if you’re near Glenlaurel, then Cantwell Cliffs isn’t far away. Take time to hike your way to fun when you set your sights on this destination which features thrilling cliffsides to admire surrounded by lush foliage and access by a fun hiking path. The combination of surrounding deep valleys and rock shelters give this area an almost whimsical feeling. Be sure to have your camera on hand as this stop provides for picturesque moments that are sure to please.
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours
When your savory meal is best paired with adrenaline-pumping fun, you won’t have to travel far to find Hocking Hills Canopy Tours. Located at 10714 Jackson Street in Rockbridge, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours is a one-stop shop for outdoor fun and entertainment that comes with some breathtaking views too. Open daily between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, this outdoor adventure stop is a great place to make the most of multiple zip lines as well as Segway tours and elevated bridges with inspiring vistas to call your own. It’s a place where nature and adventure collide and offers up parameters that are appealing to everyone in the family.
Book a Stay Today
There’s never been a better time to set your vacation sights on Hocking Hills. Be sure to contact Buffalo Cabins and Lodges today to learn more about our many rental property options in the area and to start planning your next Ohio adventure.