My boyfriend and I stayed in the Nature Lover's cabin for a mini-vacation over the July 4th holiday weekend. We weren't sure what to expect as we hadn't been to the Hocking Hills region before and there were numerous cabins to choose from, but we were definitely pleased with our choice.
One of the first things we loved about our cabin was the location. Although there are a lot of seemingly-similar rental options (i.e. cabin with a hot tub) around the Hocking Hills region, it seems that the Chalets have one of the best locations. The Chalets are not only close to Old Man's Cave and other hiking areas, they are also set up in the hills; with a steep drive to get up to your individual cabin. Not sure how I'd feel about this in the winter, but when we stayed it was absolutely perfect. You're literally sleeping up in the trees with a beautiful view off the deck/from your private hot tub. It's extremely quiet and serene; although that may depending on your luck of the draw with neighbors :-) The property also includes a pool, which we did not get the chance to use.
The cabin itself was very clean and tastefully decorated. We did most of our cooking in the cabin and were pleasantly surprised with the amenities that were provided as far as dishes and cooking utensils. The floor plan was spacious for two of us and there were two bedrooms to choose from. I also loved being able to come back after a day of hiking and relax in our hot tub on our private deck suspended in the trees. All of the attention to detail added up to a very romantic place to stay.
The management at the front desk was extremely friendly and informative. They were more than willing to help with directions, restaurant recommendations, etc. I also appreciated that they stocked supplies like charcoal for our grill, so that we did not have to drive the 15 minutes back to Logan to pick it up.
Although we loved staying at the Chalets and would like to stay again if we're in the area, we did have one big complaint. The mattresses in the rooms = awful! As I said before, we had two bedrooms to choose from, but the mattresses on both beds need to be replaced (and I'm not very picky!). We spent the 3 nights switching back and forth between both beds and to our dismay, neither gave us a good night's sleep. The mattress in the loft had a large "valley" in the middle, so we were rolling into it all night. The mattress in the downstairs bedroom was just extremely stiff and uncomfortable and I woke up with a backache. On the final night, my boyfriend ended up stuffing pillows up underneath the valley of the one mattress to make it bearable. I hate to criticize because we really did love the Chalets, but I feel that if there's one thing a hotel should invest in, it's a mattress. All of the other amenities are great, but in the end you're at a hotel to sleep, so your bed should serve that purpose.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Established in 1988, Old Man's Cave Chalets is the original cabin rental operation of the Hocking Hills. With over 50 premier cabins, Old Man’s Cave Chalets is the number one preferred and most referred cabin rental lodging in the Hocking Hills area. With private hot tubs, swimming pools, and nearby State Parks, there is something for everyone at Old Man’s Cave Chalets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Man`s Cave Chalets Hotel Logan
- Old Man's Cave Chalets Logan, Ohio