|Photo courtesy of Pixels and Dots|
We didn’t want to go very far so we settled on Adams County which is about an hour east of Cincinnati. It’s home to Serpent Mound – the world’s most spectacular effigy mound (according to them anyway).
I came across Cave Hill Cabins between West Union and Seaman. They were kind enough to offer us a free night in their Log Cabin since it was open for the night. I must say it is the picture of peace and tranquility!
I’ve stayed in a lot of cabins over the years but this was easily the nicest – which is saying something since the bones of the cabin are pre-Civil War! I loved that the story of the cabin’s history (including a story of someone named Soup Bones) was in the cabin binder.
With all the bones of a pre-Civil War Cabin – it’s also got all the amenities of a modern hotel! The beams told such a story – in that beam alone we saw 100 ax marks – and that was on one side of one beam – imagine how long it took to build the whole thing! There were books, board games, dog toys (yes – it’s pet friendly), a stocked cabinet with dishes, plates, cookware and even seasonings and coffee, a gas grill ready to go and even q-tips in the bathroom!
After our night of rest and relaxation in the cabin – we headed into town and went to Blake’s Pharmacy. Why? They have an original 1960’s soda fountain shop in the back! I was so excited!! My grandpa used to take me to the drug store in our tiny little town and buy me a cherry coke while he had coffee with his friends. This brought back so many memories!!!
Also – let me tell you about the food! They have sandwiches (white bread people – WHITE BREAD!). I got ham salad and Larry got ham and cheese – with chips, 2 cherry cokes and 2 chocolate shakes. The total was…$7.83. Shut the front door. Ridiculous.
The adorable woman behind the counter said some kids from Cincinnati came in a few weeks ago and they wanted to see “the fountain”. Apparently – they thought it was an actual fountain. They were underwhelmed and walked out without ordering anything. Their. Loss.
Then we headed to the Amish Wonderland – Miller’s. They have 3 stores on one “compound” with a bakery, furniture store and bulk goods store. I love each shop – the bakery has fresh baked pretzels, bread, cakes and hand pies! The furniture store has all this amazing hand-built furniture and just smells of delicious cedar. The bulk goods store has shit I don’t need but I buy anyway! I mean how can you not buy a pound of bright orange cheese powder when you see it?!
I hope this has inspired you to take a drive to Adams County! If you’re in Cinci – it’s only an hour away! And be sure to check out Cave Hill Cabins if you need a few nights away – it’s perfection! The nicest cabin I’ve stayed in!