The senses awaken to the sweet chirpy sounds of warblers and finches broken by the occasional tapping of a woodpecker. Upon rising from the bed’s soft, soothing comfort, gently pull back the canvas door to see the morning sunlight sifting through the canopy of leaves. The woods are awake and ready to help greet the day.
Valley Overlook Campground and Lodging, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) area, is the former site of Camp Mueller, but that is where the similarities end. Valley Overlook is a family-run endeavor that takes camping and elevates it. Six cabin rentals, 14 conventional tent sites, and multiple glamping sites draw visitors from as far away as California and Washington State.
Glamping sites allow campers to enjoy the pleasures of home while being in nature. The tents include comfortable beds, furniture, electricity, and Wi-Fi. The glamping and conventional camping share modern private bathrooms, including showers, and toilets, with heating and air conditioning.
The property comprises 62 primarily wooded acres and is teeming with wildlife. The camp is located within walking distance of the CVNP. The park is full of history, scenic vistas, and miles of hiking and biking trails, providing abundant exceptional recreational opportunities. For a challenging hike, check out Kendall Ledges. Leftover remnants from the ice age create stunning rock formations and unique climbing trails. For something easier to maneuver, the Beaver Marsh is an exceptional area of scenery and wildlife situated along a boardwalk.
The quaint village of Peninsula offers unique shops and dining options. Visit the farm market, and enjoy fishing and kayaking nearby. Then board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for a relaxing ride through the park system.
Valley Overlook’s proximity to the Brandywine and Boston Mills ski area makes the perfect winter getaway. Each cabin is climate controlled for year-round comfort, and the glamping tents are also available and include heated pads/blankets for your bed.
Camping has never been easier or more enjoyable in the CVNP, thanks to the addition of Valley Overlook Campground. For those who want adventure in their day, its location provides endless opportunities to get out and explore. But if all you want to do is relax and take in the beauty of the area from your site, simply find a comfortable seat and just breathe it all in. Nature is restorative. Not only will your senses thank you, but so will your mind, body, and soul. Visit www.valleyoverlook.com and plan your stay today.