If you're looking for a weekend getaway that will take you to, in my opinion, Ohio's most beautiful State Park, Whitetail Ridge Cabins is where you want to make your home base destination. Located about 15-20 minutes away from all of Hocking Hill's scenic park attractions, Whitetail Ridge Cabins places you far enough away from tourist traffic while keeping you within a short drive of one of Ohio's most scenic State Parks. Whitetail Ridge has four beautiful cabins that include an indoor fireplace; brand new 4-person hot tubs; a full kitchen with a stove, microwave, full size refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, and a full selection of utensils; beautiful hardwood floors with modern decor in every room; an outdoor fire pit with benches; excellent cell phone service (I use Verizon) and free wifi for those that need to keep in touch with the digital world.
Their largest cabin, named Trophy Buck, has a finished basement/party room that can be assessed via a spiral staircase from the 1st floor or from the outdoor patio. Trophy Buck can accommodate up to 6 guest with two queen size beds in two bedrooms and a queen size pull-out sleeper sofa. The party room has a foosball table, bar, electronic dart board, and an excellent sound system. Right outside on the patio deck you'll find a 4-person hot tub and a patio table with chairs. Listed below are photos of the interior space of the Trophy Buck Cabin.
Friendly Fawn Cabin
The Friendly Fawn is the first cabin on the left you'll see while driving up Whitetail Ridge's entrance. This cabin includes a single bedroom (queen size bed) and queen size sleeper sofa in the living room which can accommodate up to 4 guests. Full bath and shower, full kitchen, electric fireplace, LED TV with Satellite and DVD/blue-ray player, free high speed wifi, an outdoor patio and fire pit with two benches, and a brand new 4 person hot tub will make your weekend getaway as relaxing as it can get. As you can see in the photos below, the Friendly Fawn has up-to-date styling like the other three cabins with beautiful decor displayed throughout the cabin.
Button Buck Cabin
This is the cabin where my wife and I spent 2 nights in early March. Button Buck can accommodate up to 4 guest and it is the only cabin with a wood fireplace (the other three have gas fireplaces). Cozy is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about our stay in the Button Buck Cabin. All four cabins have been recently remodeled and absolutely none of them have that musky smell that older cabins tend to have. Like the other three cabins, Button Buck has a very nice outdoor fire ring with two benches as well as an outdoor patio with a 4-person hot tub. Tap water is drinkable, the shower water was always warm, and the kitchen was perfect for all of our needs. Yes, we're city folks so the microwave, coffee maker, toaster and refrigerator made us feel right at home. The stove has electric burners and our morning eggs cooked quickly and evenly. If you're a tall person, you'll love the hot tubs that Whitetail Ridge has installed. I tower at 5' 8" (ok, I'm short) and the water level was up to my neck while seated. This cabin has one bedroom (queen bed) with a pull-out sleeper sofa in the living room, a charcoal grill (outside of course), free high speed wifi, and an LED HD television with Satellite (DirectTV) and a DVD/blue-ray player. You'll ABSOLUTELY LOVE this cabin!
Prancing Doe Cabin
The Prancing Doe Cabin is the third cabin (on the right side) you'll see while coming from the entrance of Whitetail Ridge. This cabin can accommodate up to 6 guest. Inside you'll find two bedrooms with queen beds and a queen size pull-out sleeper sofa in the living room. Like the other three cabins, Prancing Doe has up-to-date styling in every room with hardwood floors; a full kitchen with cookware and utensils; a full bathroom with fresh clean towels; an electric fireplace to warm your spirits; an LED HD TV with satellite (DirectTV) and DVD/blue-ray player; a brand new 4 person hot tub, as well as free wifi to keep you connected to the digital world if needed. Outside you'll find a fire ring with two benches and a charcoal grill. What more do you need?
Would I recommend Whitetail Ridge Cabins? ABSOLUTELY YES! Just book it!
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Hocking Hills State Park
Just about all of Hocking Hill's tourist attractions are within a 15-20 minute drive from Whitetail Ridge. If you're looking for a really good lunch after a brisk morning hike, be sure to stop by the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. The angus burger is FANTASTIC! You will not be disappointed by what I considered to be one of the best burgers that I have had in a long time. Below you'll find a gallery of photos that I captured during my stay in March as well as a few photos that I took in the summer of 2010. Enjoy!
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