The Hocking Hills have traditionally been the preferred destination for Ohio weekend getaways during the autumn months. However, this geological gem tucked into the hills of Southeastern Ohio offers natural enjoyment to families all year round. From hiking the beautiful landscape in the late summer to cross country skiing in the winter months, the Hocking Hills State Park gives families plenty of options for a weekend getaway in Ohio.
Part of the Allegheny Plateau and located predominately in Hocking County, the Hocking Hills are a true testament to the power and marvel of nature. Gorgeous cliffs and gorges reach dizzying heights while thousands of waterfalls cascade down their rocky faces. The Blackhand Sandstone which accounts for the majority of the geology in the Hocking Hills takes on a myriad of different textures; it is smooth as polished marble under the current of a slow flowing stream, yet rough and jagged along the walls where 200 million years of erosion have carved out the natural caves and chasms.
In addition to all of the breathtaking geology, hundreds of acres of undisturbed forest cover the landscape, providing an intimate and private backdrop that surrounds each of the handsome and well appointed cabins. Old Man’s Cave Chalets rent a variety of Hocking Hills cabins, lodges, cottages, log homes and even has pet friendly cabins available. The cabins are located throughout all seven areas of the Hocking Hills State Park, including Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls and Conkle’s Hollow.
An Ohio weekend getaway is the perfect solution to remove yourself and your family from all the stresses at home and work, without a major investment or time commitment. And it’s right in your own backyard.