The Hocking Hills is a popular spot for hiking, overnight stays in cabins, and generally enjoying the beautiful scenery of southeast Ohio. A quick drive from Columbus lands you amidst caves and waterfalls and other outdoor features.
Food & Beer
Kindred Spirits: the in-house dining for The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, house in a collection of old cabins. Open for guests at the Inn plus to the public seasonally for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Old Man's Cave General Store: grocery and carryout close to Old Man's Cave. Stop for supplies, pizzas - and maybe a little soft serve ice cream.
Rockmill Brewery: located on an old horse farm in Lancaster, brewing Belgian beers using the water on-site. Beautiful rolling hills perfect for sipping and strolling. The modern taproom offers indoor and outdoor space, with food-fired pizzas and snacks available on site.
Parks, Attractions, & Accommodations
Hocking Hills Moonshine: a distillery in Logan keeping alive long family and regional traditions of making moonshine. You can tour and taste at the distillery.
Hocking Hills State Park: one of the big attractions of the area, the state park includes dozens of trails that take you through caves and ravines and to waterfalls. Popular stops include Old Man's Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Conkle's Hollow, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Rock House. A brand new state park lodge is set to open fall 2022.
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway: historic railway that runs out of Nelsonville. A variety of rides available, from dinner trains to scenic runs to old steam engines.
The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls: lovely inn with a collection of rooms, cabins, and yurts. Includes the Kindred Spirits restaurant set in a collection of log cabins, plus ample outdoor space, event rooms, and a spa.
John Glenn Astronomy Park: dark sky park near Old Man's Cave with special evening programs for stargazing and other activities
Stuart's Opera House: old performing arts venue in Nelsonville, host to local, regional, and national acts. Also produces an annual music festival.
Read our Hocking Hills itineraries
At the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Yurt is the Word
An overnight in a new yurt at the Inn & Spa, complete with dinner and breakfast at Kindred Spirits.
Steam Trains and Stargazing in Hocking Hills
A day trip that included a steam engine ride on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway and a stunning night program at the John Glenn Astronomy Park.
Heading to the Hocking Hills
An overnight stay at The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, paired with stops for breakfast, sandwiches, and beer in Columbus and Lancaster, plus hiking, dinner, and ice cream in Hocking Hills.
A Visit to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
An invited overnight to check out the Inn, complete with dinner, beer tasting, spa visit, morel hunting.