With beautiful hardwood forests, rolling hills, wide open grassy meadows, and scenic rivers, Ohio has plentiful natural beauty. Surprisingly though, for many people Ohio doesn’t come to mind as a destination for an escape in nature.
Ohio may be low on the list for some folks when looking at places for a cabin getaway, but we’re here to change that notion. Once you visit one of these awesome cabins, you’ll see that the buckeye state is on par with more well-known outdoorsy destinations, and it won’t be long before you’ll be planning your next trip.
If you really want to get to know the natural side of the buckeye state in style, a cabin rental is a great way to do so without sacrificing modern comforts and perhaps a little bit of luxury. Here is our list of 5 of the most unique and cozy cabin rentals to inspire a trip to the beautiful state of Ohio.
Somewhere to Be Treehouse Cabin – Rockbridge, OH
Nestled in the hills and hollows of the Hocking Hills area lies the Somewhere to Be Treehouse Cabin. This rustic A-frame cabin sleeps up to 4 guests and has many great amenities in a scenic location.
The cabin itself has a vintage feel, but at the same time has plenty of chic and modern décor that will make you feel inspired to enjoy the ambiance with a fancy cocktail. With an outdoor patio that overlooks the surrounding forest and a hot tub that lies beneath a stunning rock overhang, you simply won’t want to leave this property.
Luckily, if you feel inclined to find things to do close by, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio’s most popular state park is only a short drive away. There you can enjoy miles of hiking trails and popular sights such as Old Man’s Cave and Conkle’s Hollow.
Andrew Behm Cabin – Blue Creek, OH
Named after the family who built and lived in this pioneer cabin, the Andrew Behm Cabin located in Blue Creek, Ohio is a fully restored and remodeled early 1800s log cabin. With hand-hewn logs and original stones, you can still see the strong bones of this cabin, but with many modern improvements and comfortable beds added in for a cozy stay.
The Andrew Behm Cabin sleeps up to 6 guests and is situated on a 40-acre property that overlooks views of the surrounding foothills and forests. Walking trails, a large outdoor fire pit, and a covered gazebo picnic area on-site mean there are plenty of ways to take in the fresh air and enjoy nature without the need to drive anywhere.
However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t great things to see within a short drive. Consider visiting Serpents’ Mound, one of the most fascinating archeological sites in the world, or the Edge of Appalachia Nature Preserve and hiking trails.
The Haven Scenic A Frame Cabin – Sugarcreek, OH
If you’re looking for a quiet and secluded cabin in the Ohio countryside, look no further than The Haven Scenic A Frame Cabin. This charming A-frame sleeps up to 4 guests and sits on a quiet corner of a farm in Ohio’s Amish country. Here you’ll enjoy the peaceful waterfront view of a large farm pond and the surrounding tree lines and meadows.
The Haven is a home away from home that includes modern amenities such as a washer and dryer, dishwasher, full kitchen, two bathrooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Take in the serenity of the surrounding nature while you relax in the utmost luxury. The Haven truly is glamping at its finest.
Although this rural cabin is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of civilization, the nearby town of Sugarcreek has many great local restaurants, Amish markets, and gift shops if you’re in the mood to explore the area.
The Roundabout Cabin – McDermott, OH
The Roundabout Cabin, located in the vicinity of Portsmouth, Ohio has a one-of-a-kind architecture and setting that will transcend you into a world where the indoors and outdoors feel one and the same. Sleeping up to 4 guests, this cabin has plenty of room for a couple’s or small family getaway.
The high ceilings, massive windows, stone shower and fireplace, as well as the surrounding landscape make The Roundabout a true nature lover’s dream. You’ll also find all the comforts of home with a full kitchen, comfortable beds, and an inviting living area. You can also enjoy the grounds of the 4-acre property abound with ornamental gardens and an outdoor fireplace encompassed by the surrounding hardwood trees and native wildflowers.
Although everything you could want is right at your fingertips, you may also want to explore nearby Portsmouth for restaurants, breweries, and shops. Shawnee State Park is also a short drive away for some excellent hiking trails.
Fern Haven – Vinton County, OH
Conveniently located in the Hocking Hills area of Vinton County is the Fern Haven Cabin. This modern cabin only sleeps 2 adults, so it’s the perfect option for a couple's getaway. Here you can bask in the ample natural light from the wall of windows and enjoy some peace and serenity among the trees.
At Fern Haven, you can choose to snuggle up next to the fireplace, cook a delicious meal in the spacious kitchen, or take a soak in the private hot tub with a glass of wine. This is a great place to unwind and unplug as you reconnect with the outside world.
This cabin being in the Hocking Hills area, you’ll be a short drive away from some of the best hiking and nature viewing spots in Ohio. These include places like Hocking Hills State Park, Vinton Furnace, and Zaleski State Forest, as well as of course the ever-popular Hocking Hills State Park.
There’s no shortage of great cabin rentals in Ohio, but these five are some of the most unique and cozy options that will surely satisfy your need for an escape from the chaos of everyday life.
We hope this list inspired a trip to one of these beautiful cabins. If you want more ideas for cabins all over the U.S. and Canada, be sure to explore the rest of our website!
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