I surprised my wife with a trip to Hocking Hills for her first Mothers Day and this was the perfect place to stay. Our stay was over Memorial Weekend. We stayed in the Chestnut Homestead on our first night. It is a cozy one room cottage with a kitchen, fire place, two futons, AC unit and a walled off bathroom. It is nicely updated but still has an unplugged in the woods feel to it. From our cabin we can see beautiful ridges set back in the forest. It was about .2 miles from Ash Cave, but past it so we didnt have any of the traffic.
Small issue with this one was there were wasps that were able to get into the cottage even with all the windows and doors closed.
It was very easy to find per the instructions given and a few moments of prep before hand. You will not have service, so dont rely on GPS. The confirmation email you receive will give you what you need to get in.
This one I would rank 3.5 out of 5 - only issue being the wasps.
We stayed in Priscillas on our second night. What an absolute beauty. It is a loft cottage with a sunroom, kitchen, very large living space, walk out front porch and loft bedroom. It has a patio with a hottub, and a hidden gem of a cave only about 200 yards into the woods. The living room has a futon and a large couch, a fireplace, TV with cable and a recliner chair. This one could easily sleep 4-6 if needed. The loft bedroom is absolutely gorgeous, comfortable queen bed and beautiful view out the window. This one was very easy to find, because it has a sign in the driveway that says Priscillas right at the foot of it.
This one I would rank 6 of 5, Worth an extra point for sure!
Upon arrival we were lucky enough to meet Robin (Sharon's husband) who was very insightful. He told us all about the best places to eat and enlightened us on the area and the history. We will definitely be back to stay with them again. Reasonably priced, great location (just at the tail end of the Hocking Hills area) and great accommodations.
To those who have had read the negative reviews because of inability to find the location - I would say all you have to do is pre-plan a tiny bit. Your GPS will cut out, or lead you to the Cottage by the Cave initially.
When you confirm the reservation, Sharon will send you specific details on how to get to your cabin. PRINT THIS OUT. It is very, very simple if you just follow the instructions provided. We were fortunate of a mistake someone made because they simply could not find Priscillas at night, even though there is a sign at the beginning of the driveway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 4 cabins on approximately 40 acres of cliffs, rock formations and Water Falls. The other one White Oak is on over 35 acres. The property's are heavily wooded and nature abounds everywhere here. Deer, fox, wild turkey, raccoons, red tailed hawks, are birds are everywhere. Come to a place that is truly magical. Come to Tranquil Retreat and let Nature entertain You. ... more less