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Once you stay in an Old Man's Cave Chalets Lodge or cabin, you'll never want to stay anywhere else.
I have stayed in the Hocking Hills area using a few different cabin rental companies, and OMCC is by far my favorite.
Every cabin that I have stayed in has been so clean that you really could eat off the floor. The kitchens are well stocked, there's a hot tub at every site (even the smaller A Frame cabins) and the front desk staff at the main office couldn't be any nicer.
Most cabins have optional wi-fi, and some of them are even pet-friendly!
My boyfriend and I stayed here during a holiday weekend and the staff was very quick and helpful. The cabin we rented was very clean, the hot tub and jacuzzi were also clean. They had a booklet in the cabin of nearby trails and businesses. We honestly couldn't have asked for more.
We stayed in two different cabins. The Lake View & Big Sky Lodge. Both were modern, comfortable and so clean! We had wifi and some of the most beautiful views! I would absolutely recommend staying at any of these properties! The staff was so friendly, efficient and accommodating! We won't be staying anywhere else when we come to town!
Such great accommodations! We rented a five-bedroom house for 5 families spent for a weekend at Hocking Hills. The Chalets did not disappoint as the amenities were complete: stove, fridge, grill, coffee maker, microwave, and everything you could possibly need to never feel like you left home. This was "glamping" at it's best.
Camping sucks, but I've come a long way folks... No more digging latrines to poop!
The only downside was the weak wifi signal. I was having a bad case of internet withdrawal as I was unable to immediately post all my hiking selfies to Facebook. So bummed.
From the online reservation to the checkout, the experience was great! We stayed at the Big Sky Lodge. It was well stocked, very clean and comfortable. The setting was lovely- hilltop view and beautiful starry nights. I can only imagine how nice it would be to stay there in the summer when the pool could be used!
I rented one of their cabins, it was an excellent experience. The only issue was not having cell reception around the area, till you get back on the highway. Also, they have a mini kitchen in their cabins and each cabin has a private Jacuzzi which was neat. They do not really have any food around there, so its better to pack ahead and also better to go full tank on gas, since you cant really find anything close by for food or gas, unless you drive around 8-10 miles of country road, but other than that, it was beautiful place to spend a weekend.
Gorgeous. Beautiful. It truly is nature porn!! We went in the winter (middle of February) and although cold, snowy, and a tad icy, it was MORE than completely worth it. You cannot beat the sight of 100 foot icicles and waterfalls completely frozen in place. It's unreal and breathtaking.
I have a memory of coming here and walking with my grandpa one Sunday after church. We didn't go very far because obviously, church clothes, but it was clear to me even then that this was a very special place.
Although I don't live in Hocking County anymore, Old Man's Cave is definitely a gem and completely worth a visit, no matter where you're coming from.
I have seen a lot of parks, etc, and this is probably one of the most well kept and cleanest, even though the State of Ohio doesn't seem to think parks are as important anymore.
The Devil's bathtub is awesome, cedar falls is awesome. Pretty much everything is awesome as long as there hasn't been a lack of rain. Then it just looks like a big hole in the ground.
There is an excellent photography contest ever April that is interested to attend even if you don't participate. Just being out in the parks watching people take pictures is pretty cool.
The scenery is incredible, we just happened to go on an extremely, over-crowded day ... but what can one expect on a late October Saturday afternoon when the sun is shining and it's about 70 degrees! We will return and hopefully can take in the true beauty, without someone stepping on my foot or yelling.
This place is awesome! We stayed at the laurel wood chalet it's really secluded and there is only one other place you can see in the distant but there was no one that can bother you it was nice and clean there is a gas fire place and a hot tub fully functioning kitchen with all the utensils for grilling and cooking and there is a wine bottle opener plates cups and pizza cutter there was a lot included oh and a full functioning fridge there are no out door sir lights so at night it's pitch dark but it's really cool cuz you can see the stars. There are steep stairs that go up to the second bed but I don't advise doing it while your drunk lol overall it was awesome but there is a weird smell when you first walk in and the short head sucks. Oh and you need to bring more showering soap I would definitely come back again it's two miles down the road from old mans cave and about 15 min from town where they have really good food if you don't plan on cooking.
there were so many places to choose from when I started searching online. wow, this place is amazing! the chalet is so secluded and the views are amazing. that's not an understatement at all! the chalet is so clean, comfortable, romantic, and the amenities of a 5 star hotel. The front desk was so helpful in pointing out the best trails to hike and the best places to canoe. I couldn't wait to rave about our experience on yelp.
My sorority would rent out one of these cabins for a night of bonding once a year or so, and I totally loved it. What a great time and great memories. Definitely visit if you are in the area, and Ohio U students, request that your organization hosts a get-together there! Wonderful, wonderful time in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to.
Came here on a weekend and hiked from 1-5pm. The 4 hours passed by so quickly when walking through scenic forestry and waterfalls. I thought that the cave itself was the least impressive part of the hike. Once you get past the populated regions of the hike, it is beautiful to connect with nature in a more secluded area.
I was worried about walking into wildlife, as I am not an experienced hiker. But the trails are so well maintained that it is ideal for all levels. The main trail has man-made steps and bridges. I found myself hiking past all that into the rock formations. Wildlife was people friendly- just rabbits, butterflies, birds.
I saw lots of cabins in the area for cheap weekend getaways.
This is surely one of my most memorable hiking adventures. I will surely come back to continue delving into this hobby.
We stayed at the Old Man Cave Chalet's over Labor Day weekend 2012. The front desk was very friendly and helpful. The chalet itself is fairly easy to get to. The roads were paved getting to it. Each chalet has a two car "driveway." They are small A-frame houses. The bedroom downstairs was a decent size. The bathroom was a very good size. The "kitchen" had a dorm size refrigerator, and a hot plate looking type stove. The living room had a chair and a love seat. There was a four seat table to eat at. The loft was fine. All of the beds were VERY comfortable! The deck was very quaint and the hotub was nice. It was not very big. They have someone check the hotub daily and fill it when necessary. Small TV in the living room with Directv.
This is definitely in the cut though. Cell phone reception was spotty at best and you need (if you can believe they still exist) phone cards if you want to make long distance calls on the phone. The swimming pool was nice but cold. It was probably in the high 70's temperature wise, but that was because we were the last weekend of the year. It is about a 5-7 minute ride to the Old Man Caves from the chalet.
Overall, the chalets were very clean, and VERY relaxing. I would definitely return
This is a very attractive park with some fantastic scenery and nice, decently marked trails. ...though I would note when they say "strenuous" they mean it in regards to the "blue trail".
The trail around the cave itself isn't too bad, though the steps are pretty uneven. There were a number of children and senior citizens when I was there who had to take it all very slowly. However, the pay off is worth it. The day I went it was ninety degrees outside, but felt maybe 80 at most in the coolness of the gorge and in the shade of the cave and trees.
The cave itself is the main draw and well worth the visit. It's a gorgeous structure with lots of great photo ops. However, the crowds are pretty thick. Be careful near the edges lest unruly children try to push you over when they rush past.
I didn't hang around the cave itself much during my visit and instead did the six mile loop of blue trail to red trail. The blue trail is the prettier of the two, tracing the river bed with its myriad colors. The surrounding cliff faces are very attractive with windswept sedimentary striping, and worth seeing. The river, though, was particularly pretty.
During my trip, the water levels were very low, but the colors ridiculously vibrant. Each area of the river has a different color of sediment, changing its color completely with the levels so low. Where they mix, there's something of a rainbow effect that is just stunning.
Of course, the trade off is that the waterfalls are pretty much dried to nothing at the moment... Still, the rock faces they usually drop from are attractive in their own right and kids can still splash in the pool where it would normally cascade.
Though gorgeous and worth the trek, this path is pretty tricky. There are a number of areas that require you to scramble up or across rocks and even tree limbs. I did see a number of elderly people and folks with babies who didn't seem to be having much trouble, but I'm not sure I would recommend it for anyone who has problems with climbing or strenuous exercise. Even stairs, where they exist, can be ridiculously deep or tricky. So, use caution.
The other path up on the cliff - the red path - is.... more typical. It goes through the woods which is attractive, tranquil, and pleasant, but it's hard to find it too exciting after the beauty of the blue trail. It does lead to the Rose Lake dam, though, which is a very pretty vista indeed. Also, aside from one rather steep hill leading up from the Cedar Falls side, the path is level, even, and easy going.
The parking lot and visitor center at Old Man's Cave is, as of Summer 2012, under construction, but everything is still open. If you plan to do the round-trip hike, you can also park at Cedar Falls instead.
Great place to hike and take in the beauty and awe of nature. Restroom and concession/vending facilities available. Different lengths and difficulty levels for all age groups, but all will require a good amount of effort. Does not appear to be handicap accessible like its partner Ash cave is. Good day trip.