Inn To The Woods: The Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls

Nestled in the heart of the Hocking Hills region of southeast Ohio is a dining, lodging and relaxation gem.  The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls truly brings the best of both worlds with the surrounding natural wonders and rustic charm mixed with fine dining and glamorous spaces to relax.

Hocking Hills has some of the most incredible landscape in all of Ohio with recess caves, rushing streams, waterfalls and thick groves of coniferous trees.  A must see for those who love to embrace natural landscape in any of the seasons. One of the best secrets of Hocking Hills is that every season is a different experience. Winter brings giant icicles and Summer allows you to enjoy long hikes, canoe trips, and zip lining.  

Quick Tip: When looking for the perfect cabin, Hocking Hills has some of the best options in the midwest for cabins to rent for friends and family.  You can often find lodging isolated enough for privacy with pools, hot tubs and other on property amenities.  

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls – Website

Three Best Things About The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

The Food – We actually found the Inn for the first time when visiting the area on a last minute visit.  We had just visited Cedar Falls and done some hiking and decided to see if they served lunch at the Inn Restaurant.  When we walked into Kindred Spirits for the first time, we were immediately taken by the charming space of the bar area. 

I still remember the warm brownie with a side of ice cream that was so amazing, that we decided to schedule dinner reservations for the following evening.

Every meal since then we have had at Kindred Spirits, whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner, has been a delightful and unique dining experience. 


Quick Note: Many lodging options include breakfast with the cost of lodging.  It’s a great breakfast with lots of fresh options.  

Pro Tip: with some notice, they offer an option to put together a packed lunch for day hikers.

The Charming Lodgings

Certainly when you first walk into the main buildings of the The Inn, whether the lobby store or the main restaurant, you get a sense for an experience that fits in with the cabin country that exists throughout the Hocking Hills region.  That said, the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls has expanded through the years with a wide variety of lodging options. 

As expected in Hocking Hills, you have several great large and small cabin options on property in addition to hotel rooms.  The cabins are perfect for couples or a small group of friends. 

The newest additions over the last several years are Yurts and Geodomes.  Both of these options offer Glamping in style with the comforts you would expect from the hotel rooms or cabins, but with the unique aesthetics and appeal offered by these two options.  They all have air conditioning, heating, full bathrooms, and a kitchenette.   

We recently experienced one night in one of their Yurts and had a fantastic time!      

The Local Natural Wonders

Old Man’s Cave

Ash Cave

Cedar Falls

Other Notable Sites: Conkles Hollows, Cantwell Cliffs, Lake Logan.

Pro Tip: What you experience when visiting in the Summer will be completely different in the Winter, Spring and Fall.  Many people may not realize the icicles in Hocking Hills can be up to 20 feet long!

Food Options Nearby

The Inn & Spa has some of the best dining in the area.  You will get a  variety of options in Logan, but if you are renting a cabin inside the main park area, we suggest packing your own food to cook.  

Quick Note: Old Man’s Cave General Store offers a wide variety of ice cream options.  We have never had it, but we see the sign all the time when visiting.  

Other Activities

-Amish & local hand made furniture shopping

-Zip Lining

-Canoe on Lake Logan

-Fun Hikes: Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Conkles Hollows, Cantwell Cliffs, Lake Logan.

Swimming – Many cabins in Hocking Hills come with hot tubs and pools. 


The Inn has a gift shop with some basic necessities, wine, cheese, soft drinks, water and other snacks. You can also get some great souvenirs relevant to the Hocking Hills region.

Logan has many local shopping options including a Walmart for supplies and groceries.  There are a few areas with flea market, local handmade furniture, or local gifts along Rt. 33.  Within the Hocking Hills area you have shopping options at some of the state park general stores.  Old Man’s Cave General Store is also an option to stock up on some of your needs.

Getting There

Columbus, Ohio is the closest large city to the Hocking Hills area.  To get to the Inn,  take 664 south from Route 33 and then a quick left turn on 374 for only a few minutes. 

Watch Out For

Be cautious on the roads at night as there are numerous  hills and sharp turns.

At peak times, and especially during the Summer, the parking lots at the most popular hiking trailheads can fill up quick.

If you want to read more about locations in Ohio, head over to this article about Gervasi Vineyard

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  1. Sagit

    Wow. The place looks so peaceful. And the hiking mountain area is amazing … Too bad it’s not closer to New York… Would go there definitely

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