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Review of Ash Ridge Cabins

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Ash Ridge Cabins
Reviewed 5 October 2010

My Mom and I were very pleased with the cabins and found Joshua and Julie to be the perfect hosts. The views are spectacular and the cabin was charming, with homey touches that made us reluctant to leave. We highly recommend this for your weekend getaway (the spa's a nice touch, too)! Thanks Julie and Joshua for a wonderful weekend! ( PS: Wi-fi would complete the package, although the home made cinnamon rolls were a welcome and unexpected treat)

Stayed: October 2010
Thank Romerohiker
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Reviewed 26 April 2009

We stayed for four nights at Ash Ridge Cabins, in the Maple Lane Cabin. Situated among the trees high on a ridge overlooking a rural valley, this real log cabin was built by Amish craftmen in 2005. It's a one room housekeeping cabin with a cozy gas log fire and a hot tub on the back porch from which you can enjoy the view and watch the huge variety of birds come to the feeder. When we arrived, scented candles were burning, the fire was lit, and there were chocolates on the pillow of the queen-sized log bed. The kindly owners thought of everything! The decor is charming with log furniture, and geared for romance, although the couch is a full-sized log futon in which two more people could sleep. The bath has a large shower with two seats in it, and plenty of thick soft towels were provided. The kitchen is fully stocked and has stove, microwave, toaster oven, and fridge. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and heavenly cinnamon rolls were stocked for our use. If you don't want to cook or use the outdoor charcoal grill, restaurants are a short scenic drive away. All the various places in Hocking Hills State Park are close at hand, and we hiked to a variety of waterfalls and caves, then came home to soak in the hot tub and snuggle in front of the fire. There is a tv, but no cable or satellite, a dvd/cd player, and no telephone, although our cellular was working fine--when we bothered to turn it on. The great part was getting away from all of that. We look forward to returning soon!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank emayar
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Reviewed 22 April 2009

My husband and I were looking for a one-night getaway that was relatively close to Cleveland. Hocking Hills is roughly three to three and a half hours away, which was within our range for driving time.

Most cabins in the area require a two night stay on weekends, but they had an opening for the one night that we had available, which was perfect. We arrived a few minutes before check-in, met Joshua and Julie and several of their children, and signed in. They gave us the necessary information and told us to go on up, the cabin was open and the key was on the table.

The drive to the cabin is very steep; their web site advises that a four-wheel-drive vehicle is necessary in snow, and they mean it.

Our cabin was the Lover's Loft, the farthest out of the three cabins. The cabins are situated roughly 500 feet apart, each facing a different direction for privacy. With no leaves on the trees, you can see the general outline of the other cabins; with leaves I'd imagine that you can't even see the other cabins.

We walked inside and the first things we noticed were the classical music playing on the DVD player and the butterscotch candle burning on the kitchen table. The cabin was very cute, clean and nicely appointed. Plenty of linens and kitchen items for us to prepare meals. There were even tea lights and taper candles for dining by candlelight!

We used the downstairs bedroom with a King-sized bed; there's a queen upstairs in the loft and a sleeping futon in the living room, so the cabin can sleep six comfortably.

The back deck was very nice, with a hot tub, swing and rocking chair and table. I would have been content to spend the afternoon sitting on the swing and knitting, watching the birds, but Conkle's Hollow and the Cave House beckoned for some hiking.

When we returned, we fixed dinner and then jumped in the hot tub, perfect for sore legs after our afternoon of hiking.

Someone set the alarm clock upstairs to go off at 1AM, which made for a less-than-perfect night's sleep. The downstairs bed had nice sheets and comfortable pillows, but felt like it needed to be flipped; I kept rolling into the center! In addition, there appeared to be some construction debris outside of the cabin; a few boards, etc. on the ground. It also looked like prior guests had left a few beer bottles on the ground beneath the deck.

There was a television and DVD player, and they offer quite a few DVD titles to borrow, as there is no cable or satellite. In my opinion, this was a bonus, as it added to the peaceful atmosphere.

The complimentary cinnamon rolls were a nice treat the next morning, and breakfast with the birds at the feeder on the back deck was very nice. We saw six to eight whitetail deer, many different species of songbirds and even a Pileated woodpecker that looked to be approximately 16 inches in length! What a treat!

There was a guest book in the cabin, and entry after entry showed how other guests enjoyed this place as much as we did. Somewhere in 2007 someone started the "dollar game" where they hid a dollar somewhere in the cabin and left a clue in the guest book; the next guest was supposed to read the clue, find the dollar and hide it for the next guest. We found four of five dollars and hid them again.

In all, a wonderful, charming place that we would consider returning to with another couple or our children.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ash Ridge Cabins

Address: 17171 Sam Carr Rd, Laurelville, OH 43135-9517
Region: United States > Ohio > Laurelville
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Laurelville
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ash Ridge Cabins is located on a beautiful 19 acre property. Our 3 real Log cabins - the Sweet Heart, Maple Lane and Lovers Loft - are situated on wooded ridge overlooking the scenic and beautiful Laurel Valley in southeast Ohio's beautiful Hocking Hills Region. Our Cuddle Bug Cottage is situated in a serene, peaceful valley with towering, wooded hills all around.All of our cabins have private hot tubs and gas-log fireplaces, are furnished with Amish custom-built, beautiful log furniture, have Queen or King size beds, are charmingly decorated, most have gorgeous cathedral ceilings and all have all the amenities of home, including 3 with DirecTV satellite with over 120 channels.We are an easy drive to all of the popular attractions in the Hocking Hills State Park such as Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls and Ash Cave, with great hiking trails and awesome caves and waterfalls. Fall scenery in the Hocking Hills area is hard to beat. ... more   less 

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