Recently I was invited to stay at the Inn at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills thanks to the wonderful proprietor Ellen Grinsfelder. Hocking Hills is a couple hours away from Cincinnati and I had gone previously just a couple of months before. But this was more of an all-in getaway and I was really excited!
Ellen's mother built the Inn at Cedar Falls and it's hard to believe but it was the FIRST of all the rental properties in the area! The cute story can best be told by Ellen who you will definitely see when you stay at the Inn. Her future husband was the original contractor that was hired by her mother to build out the property.
It has grown from a small inn to a veritable village with cabins, cottages, a restaurant, gift shop and even a spa.
Nearest to the restaurant is the actual Inn. This was the original property and has 8 rooms (I think). These rooms have a bathroom, onsuite mini fridge and bedroom. The rooms are a very nice size and very peaceful. Just a few steps away is a pretty garden and firepit.
12 cottages. These have a great deck, mini-fridge, whirlpool tub in the room, sitting area and a huge and awesomely comfortable King-sized bed! They have these special sheets that they actually sell in their gift shop because they are so popular - and then throw an amazing down comforter on top of that - it was amazing.
There's no tv and pretty much non-existant cell coverage - so when you're there - you're there. It's a great escape from reality. If you need to get away from everything and just BREATHE - this is THE PLACE TO DO IT.
It's amazing how fresh the air is in the country. We were literally driving around and stopped at a county road and had the windows down - and there was the sound of NOTHING. My friend and I were just amazed at the peace. What's crazy is you get so used to the noise that when it's quiet - your ears actually ring. Ugh! You need this - trust me.
Larry couldn't join me because of work - so I brought my friend Danielle with me. We've been friends for over 10 years and needed a girls weekend!
(The caption here should be how many bloggers does it take to light a fire. Apparently 10.)
But we - were going to the SPA!!!
full spa on site - with massages, facials and more. The Inn provided us each a service of our choice so we went with facials. I had never had one - so we thought it would be fun. And far be it from me to miss out on a chance for a selfie.
business retreats - they have a conference room and lots of areas for group bonding.
The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls. I'll have another post to come about the food (yum and yum) as well as my adventure with a zipline. #helpmebabyjesus
Thanks again to Ellen for her wonderful generosity! I can't wait to come back with Larry for a peaceful weekend very soon. (That's her in the white shirt and blue pants in the front row.)
I would highly recommend this getaway to all of my friends and family. If you're young and looking for adventure - there's a zipline and segway course nearby. If you're a professional that needs some peace and quiet - you can nap on the hammock and enjoy the peace. It's great for couples, singles - you name it.