Looking for a getaway amidst the glory of fall foliage? How about a Columbus Day in Ohio getaway to Hocking Hills? There’s no better time of year to see the leaves in all their glory, so plan an October trip and lace up your hiking boots! Our Hocking Hills cabins and lodges for Columbus Day in Ohio offer the perfect place to lay your head while you spend a wonderful fall getaway exploring the beauty of the great outdoors.
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Our Hocking Hills Rentals for Columbus Day in Ohio
When you want to spend days hiking in the woods, yet also would like a warm and dry place to sleep, you can’t do better than our wonderful log cabins. Our rental homes offer rustic beauty, but with all the comforts of home: curl up around the fireplace, stretch out on cozy sofas, sleep like a baby on our plush beds. There’s no better way to celebrate fall than getting snuggled up in a log cabin! We have cabins and lodges for all sizes of groups, so whether you’re traveling with one loved one or 15, we’ll find the right-sized home for your needs.
Our rentals offer everything you need for a comfortable stay. You’ll find kitchens equipped with all the appliances and utensils you could possibly need, just right for preparing meals or snacks at any time of day or night. Enjoy relaxing in the evenings with movies on your huge flat screen TV or taking advantage of the quality family time to play a few board games. Large windows let the light in and allow you to enjoy the changing leaves from the comfort of your rental home. Many of our homes come with extra perks, like home theatres, pool tables, foosball, and more. You’ll also be pleasantly surprised to find that many of our homes are pet-friendly, so go ahead and bring the whole family, even your furry members. Additionally, many of our homes for Columbus Day in Ohio are set on wooded acreage, so you can explore not only the state parks, but also your own private backyard.
Watching the Leaves Change in Hocking Hills State Park
Located very near to all of our rentals is the magnificent Hocking Hills State Park, which is popular all year round, but perhaps particularly so in fall, when the leaves do their magical thing. Day hikers will enjoy the plethora of trails on offer, as well as the fact that there’s so much to see along them. Whether you’re in the mood for a quarter mile hike or an all-day trek, Hocking Hills State Park can easily accommodate your needs.
There are many popular spots to check out in the park, all of which are filled with interesting things to look at, as well as perfect for photo opportunities. One of the most incredible spots is also the most popular, so try to head there early in the day to beat the crowds. Old Man’s Cave, named for the trapper who lived here in isolation in the late 1700s (and is buried here today), is located in a beautiful 150-foot-deep sandstone gorge, boasting multiple waterfalls. You can stroll the floor of the gorge and check out the cave itself, or you can walk along the rim, peering down. Either way, its glory in autumn is something to behold! For a five-mile day hike, take the one-way loop trail that leads you past Old Man’s Cave to Whispering Cave, another large, recessed cave, by way of a cool swinging bridge. If you prefer the least crowded hike, but don’t mind if it’s strenuous, check out the Cantwell Cliffs. This rugged trail leads through narrow valleys and along high cliffs and consists of two one-mile loop trails that each take over an hour to walk, due to all the climbing.
Kick Back, Adult Style
When you’ve hiked as much as you can handle for the day, why not relax with a visit to a place that’s just made for it? Hocking Hills Winery is a family-owned spot that offers up some of the region’s best wines, serving tastings in a beautiful setting. It’s hard to beat their friendly vibe, and you can even bring along your (leashed, well-behaved) dog! Order up a cheese platter, and sample what’s sure to be some of your new favorite vintages.
If you’re more of a beer person, stop by Brewery 33, located in nearby Logan. With a wide variety of brews, ranging from the more traditional to experimental seasonal offerings, Brewery 33 boasts the largest beer garden in southeast Ohio. It’s also a kid-friendly spot, and while they don’t have a restaurant, they do have a great selection of locally produced snacks, like tortilla chips and beef jerky.
When you’ve had all you can handle, why not take a stroll through the local antique shops, browsing for treasure? You never know what you might find during a magical Columbus Day vacation to the beautiful Hocking Hills.
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