This was my third trip using Getaway Cabins (previously stayed at Fox Run and Sunflower Chateau) and my fourth trip overall having stayed with Buffalo Lodging last year.
The Margaritaville cabin is located around a mile of the Getaway Cabins main location and is relatively easy to locate using their directions (I will not divulge the exact location). There is a steep concrete drive that leads down to the cabin parking area and is a bit intimidating, but my Kia Sportage easily made it up and down (even in pouring rain) with no issues.
The cabin is beautifully decorated inside and out and you will spend plenty of time admiring the details of the décor. My wife and I agreed that while the theme goes well beyond the Jimmy Buffet/Key West theme it still portrays a comfortable island theme throughout. There were moments where we felt as though we could be in Key West or another tropical destination.
About the cabin: This is a pet friendly cabin and we brought our husky/shepherd mix. It has a regular sized refrigerator/freezer, oven and burners (electric), all the utensils, pots, pans, etc. that you will need to bake or cook. It has a loft with easy to navigate stairs (some cabins I have seen have near vertical stairs), and a separate room with a queen sized bed. The bathroom has a hairdryer. Outside it has a propane grill, a covered patio, a hammock right outside the main room (it has its own door to the patio), as well as a small tiki-style bar with lights, and of course a hot tub. The tub was set at 102 degrees and was probably one of the most comfortable and relaxing ones we have used in Hocking Hills due to its design. There is also a fire pit on the opposite site of the patio with chairs leaning up against the side of the cabin.
Tips: The DVD player is located on the left side of the television. The disk will only go in one way and is for regular DVDs (not Blu Ray). The check in site has a decent collection of movies to choose from, but do not hesitate to bring your own. DO NOT play the picture puzzle game located under the stereo. It is highly addictive and is not as easy to solve as it seems! As with many other cabins there are a few diaries of former occupants that will give you other details from prior visitors.
All of the interior/kitchen lights are located near the closet and are dimmable. There is also brooms, dustpan, and a vacuum cleaner in the closet to help keep the cabin clean.
Finding the waterfall: Behind the cabin is a very deep and beautiful gorge. Walking off the patio toward the fire pit walk straight down toward a path that goes left to right. You can follow the path to the right and it curves to the left and then straight down away from the cabin. There are a few pricker bushes so I recommend merely cutting straight across and joining the path that goes directly away from the cabin. You will then come to a path that goes left and right (this is only about 80 feet from the cabin). The path to the right follows the gorge, but eventually dissolves into the woods. Walking straight across the path will bring you to the edge of the gorge and give you a great view. We were there during the heavy rain (April 28-30) and saw two waterfalls on our side as well as one across the gorge (they were easily heard from the cabin). Taking the path to the left will bring you to a waterfall that should be there no matter what the weather. This path may continue to lead to the Ash Cave area, but would easily be a 1 1/2 mile or longer hike.