Cabins by the Caves Hocking Hills
Cozy Getaways Await at Cabins by the Caves
By Candy S. Collins, BS
Imagine sitting by a cozy and warm fire while enjoying a magical Appalachian winter wonderland view from just beyond the windows. Cabins by the Caves, located in Hocking Hills, Ohio, can make this dream a reality.
More than 70 properties have private hot tubs, an indoor stone fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, central air, electric heat, and charcoal grills. There is a variety of cabins for couples to larger groups. Many cabins sit on several acres allowing you to walk right out the front door and straight to the trail. There is a cabin for everyone’s needs and celebrations.
“Your beautiful cabin exceeded our expectations! The location is amazing- so private and beautiful! We have been married for 30 years and have had many special trips- but this goes down as one of our favorites. This is also our first-time visiting Hocking Hills. The hot tub, the fires, and the cleanliness were perfection. We will make this an annual trip!” -Cedar Falls Cabin Guest.
Cabins by the Caves offers grocery delivery from the local Logan Kroger. Schedule this wonderful service and have your groceries picked up and put away before you even reach your destination—a perfect add-on to destress your life.
Suppose you have no desire to leave the cabin but would enjoy some extra relaxation…no worries. Stay cozy in front of the fireplace and schedule Blue Valley Massage for an in-cabin massage allowing all your tension and concerns of everyday life to drift away. This amazing add-on is ideal for couples’ getaways or girls’ weekends.
“My boyfriend and I had a very affordable couples massage, which was amazing. The staff was very kind and professional, yet personable. They catered to our needs and wants and made us feel very comfortable before the massage.” -Madison, a customer.
Ready to venture outside the cabin? Hike through Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, and many more. Experience a hike through Hocking Hills and take in the breathtaking ice formations and snow-covered landscapes during winter.
Book an excursion with Cork and Tap, a charter service partnered with Cabins by the Caves, to take you to some great winery, brewery, and distillery stops in Hocking Hills. Sit back, and relax as they provide safe, reliable door-to-door service and take the hassle out of planning.
After a long day of hiking or relaxing, who wants to cook? Book the in-cabin chef to bring you an amazing entrée. Choose from The Romance getaway, a four-course dinner, to the Royal weekend, a 6-course dinner.
Cabins by the Caves offers several indoor and outdoor private wedding ceremonies. They have an intimate wedding option, perfect for the winter season, and can accommodate up to 50 guests. Families can conveniently stay nearby at one of the beautiful cabins and celebrate the special day with the happy couple.
Make your calendars for the 58th Annual Winter Hike on January 23 from 9 am – 11 am. Participate in this 6-mile trek from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave and enjoy the magnificent wonders of winter. Make sure you bundle up and have hiking boots, as you will encounter hills. This is a free event, and a shuttle bus will return you to Old Man’s Cave.
According to thehockinghills.org, in 1965, the first hikers came to Hocking Hills State Park to feast their eyes on winter’s touch on Old Man’s Cave led by Norv Hall, Park Naturalist. There were about 60 hikers at the first Winter Hike, which has grown to over 5,400. Hikers have overcome blizzards, sleet storms, and bitter cold to come to the hike, and the only time officials canceled the event was the Blizzard of 1978, and still, 70 hikers showed up.
About the Cabins by the Caves
Cabins by the Caves is a family-owned business established by Robert and Valerie Freda in 2006. The Firefly was a spec cabin built in Big Pine estates by a local builder. It was his first cabin construction at the age of 25.
“It was our very first cabin as we had been looking for a cabin in the Hocking Hills for about a year,” said Valeria Freda, owner of Cabins by the Caves. “All the details fell into place.”
The Fredas lived in Pickerington at the time and thought the cabin would be perfect for personal use, and they knew the Hocking Hills was a popular destination. The cabin was 45 minutes from their home and was close to all the local attractions.
“We chose the name Firefly while sitting out on the front porch glider watching the many fireflies that visited,” said Valerie. “We visit and stay at our cabins to get an idea of what guests might need or want. We spent our 10th wedding anniversary at the Firefly and took advantage of the spa services we offer and the traveling chef.”
The Firefly Cabin is set apart by a stunning mural painted by a local artist. The scene depicts the cabin sitting in the woods, surrounded by fireflies. They hope guests will make special memories just as they did with their family.
For more information about Cabins by the Caves or to make your reservation, visit cabinsbythecaves.com or call 1-877-322-2283.
Cabins by the Caves Hocking Hills