The 9 Best Hocking Hills Cabin Rentals of 2020

Old Man's Cave at Hocking Hills State Park

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Ohio’s Hocking Hills region is home to an amazing network of adjacent state parks, forests, and nature reserves. The eponymous Hocking Hills State Park is one of the most popular, comprising six different nature areas within its borders alone. This bounty of protected wilderness includes tangled forest and shimmering lakes, plunging gorges, and magical caverns, so there's something for every kind of outdoor enthusiast, from hikers and hunters to horseback riders. You’ll need at least a few nights to explore the area properly and can find wonderful accommodation in one of the many regional cabin rentals. We chose nine of the best, from family homes to romantic getaways.

Our Top Picks

01 of 09

Best Overall: 3-Bedroom Cabin With Contemporary Style

3-Bedroom Cabin With Contemporary Style

Airbnb

Bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Queen Beds

  • 1 Bunk Bed

  • 1 Air Bed

  • 6 People

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Hot Tub

  • Cable TV

  • WiFi

Located a short drive northeast of Hocking Hills State Park, this luxurious three-bedroom cabin occupies 13 acres of wooded terrain and takes top spot for its gorgeous contemporary design. From the outside, white oak beams and cedar accents stand out against the black metal walls while inside, white shiplap and sliding barn doors create an atmosphere of minimalist chic. In the great room, a cozy gas fireplace and oversized smart TV lend themselves to family movie nights. Meanwhile, the chefs in your group will find everything they need in the full kitchen. In summer, spend your evenings grilling out on the back deck in between turns in the state-of-the-art hot tub.

02 of 09

Best Runner-Up: 1-Bedroom Cabin Near Old Man’s Cave

1-Bedroom Cabin Near Old Man’s Cave

Airbnb

Bedrooms
  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 1 Sofa Bed

  • 4 People

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Hot Tub

  • TV

  • Laundry

If you don’t require quite as much space, this one-bedroom property is a great alternative with top reviews on Airbnb. It’s located just half a mile from Old Man’s Cave and is part of a community of cabins and lodges that share an on-site trail system and a catch-and-release fishing pond. Your cabin features a full kitchen and an open-plan living and dining room, complete with a gas fireplace and satellite TV. The twin private decks are a particular highlight. Enjoy your morning coffee on the swing seat out front and then unwind each evening with a hot tub soak on the back deck; there’s even a fire pit for roasting s’mores. This cabin welcomes pets and has several amenities just for kids.

03 of 09

Best Budget: 2-Bedroom Cabin Near Old Man’s Cave

2-Bedroom Cabin Near Old Man’s Cave

Airbnb

Bedrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Queen Beds

  • 4 People

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • TV

  • WiFi

  • Pool Access

Truly budget cabins are surprisingly hard to come by in the Hocking Hills area, but this two-bedroom listing is one of the most affordable. Part of a community of rental cabins set amidst privacy-providing woodland, it’s a few miles northeast of Hocking Hills State Park. You’ll probably spend much of your time outside, grilling out while listening to the nearby waterfall on the wraparound deck or indulging in a hot tub soak. The shared guest pool is also a short walk away. Inside, the cabin features an open concept living area with an atmospheric gas fireplace and a large satellite TV. Choose the queen bedroom on the main floor or climb the ladder to the cozy upstairs loft.

04 of 09

Best Family: 3-Bedroom Cabin With Child-Friendly Amenities

3-Bedroom Cabin With Child-Friendly Amenities

Airbnb

Bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Queen Beds

  • 8 People

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Hot Tub

  • WiFi

  • Grill

Set on five private wooded acres within walking distance of Old Man’s Cave, this 2,000-square-foot cabin offers plenty of space for the whole family. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus a spacious open-plan living room and kitchen. Gather around the dining table for memorable family meals, or fire up the grill for lunch on the porch. With a hot tub outside and a basement equipped with a ping pong table, movies, and board games, entertainment is taken care of. The basement can also double as a fourth bedroom. The cabin includes a crib and high chair for younger kids, while blackout shades and sound machines come in handy for babies who struggle to sleep.

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05 of 09

Best Romantic: Cozy 1-Bedroom Cabin With Hot Tub

Cozy 1-Bedroom Cabin With Hot Tub

Airbnb

Bedrooms
  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 1 Sofa Bed

  • 2 People

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Hot Tub

  • TV

  • WiFi

Small but perfectly formed, this romantic cabin is ideally located in between Old Man’s Cave and Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve. It features an open-plan studio layout, with the bedroom separated from the full kitchen and cozy living area by a half-height partition wall. The bathroom’s beautiful, black-tiled shower beckons after a long day spent on the trails, while your private hot tub sets the stage for romantic relaxation. Those that like to spend as much time outside as possible will appreciate the different views offered by the front and back porches (great for watching local wildlife). Come sunset, light the fire pit and toast one another with a glass of wine under the stars.

06 of 09

Best Luxury: High-End Cabin Near Ash Cave

High-End Cabin Near Ash Cave

Airbnb

Bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 King Bed

  • 2 Queen Beds

  • 6 People

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Hot Tub

  • Cable TV

  • Laundry

Located close to the Ash Cave area of Hocking Hills State Park, this luxurious cabin offers a stylish, contemporary atmosphere created by black stainless steel appliances and brightly colored fabrics against a pale wood interior. Beneath soaring ceilings, the kitchen, dining area, and living room run seamlessly into each other, with a roaring fireplace to add warmth to evenings in front of the TV. There are two furnished decks, one with a large hot tub. For kids and the young-at-heart, the lower level game room with its free play arcades and foosball table is a particular highlight. Planning a family reunion? Inquire about the two neighboring cabins to sleep 22 in total.

07 of 09

Best for Larger Groups: 18-Sleeper Lakefront Lodge

18-Sleeper Lakefront Lodge

Airbnb

Bedrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 King Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds

  • 4 Bunk Beds

  • 18 People

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Hot Tub

  • WiFi

  • Lake Access

A three-mile drive from Old Man’s Cave takes you to this incredible five-bedroom property. Capable of sleeping 18, it’s the perfect choice for family reunions and groups of friends, giving you access to 30 acres of countryside and a semi-private, stocked fishing lake. Cook up a feast for the whole group in the fully stocked kitchen, and everyone can even dine together at the extra-large dining table. The living room (with its fireplace and cable TV) opens up onto a wraparound porch with a charcoal grill. Similarly, the downstairs game room provides access to a porch and hot tub. Other outdoor fun comes in the shape of a fire pit and games like corn hole and giant Jenga.

08 of 09

Best Design: Beautiful Studio Cabin on Eagle Ridge

Beautiful Studio Cabin on Eagle Ridge

Airbnb

Bedrooms
  • Studio

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 1 Single Bed

  • 4 People

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • TV

  • Indoor Fireplace

  • Deck

If you’re looking for a place that’s a little out of the ordinary, consider this studio cabin located at the foot of a ridge near South Bloomingville. It’s secluded, with no neighbors in sight and windows all around providing beautiful views of the surrounding woodland. It’s a place to disconnect, with no WiFi and limited cell service. Instead, take the time to appreciate the labor of love that went into creating the cabin out of salvaged barn wood and fixtures. New, re-purposed, and recycled materials come together to form this modern rustic retreat. There’s a queen bed in the loft and a roomy living area with an electric fireplace. Enjoy eating al fresco on the furnished deck.

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09 of 09

Best Pet-Friendly: 2-Bedroom Cabin With a Fenced Yard

2-Bedroom Cabin With a Fenced Yard

Airbnb

Bedrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 2 Single Beds

  • 4 People

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • TV

  • Indoor Fireplace

  • Fenced Yard

This two-bedroom cabin is located on six private acres, just 1.5 miles from Old Man’s Cave. It actively welcomes dogs, with no additional pet deposit other than a $25 cleaning fee. You can bring any dog, regardless of their size or breed. Take your four-legged family members out on a hike using the cooler, trekking poles, and ice grippers provided at the cabin. When you’re relaxing at home, there’s a fenced-in area where the dogs can play safely, while other pet-friendly amenities include a dog crate, beds, and food bowls. For humans, there’s a TV and wood-burning stove in the living room; a full kitchen; and a library of board games, books, and DVDs.

How We Chose the Best Hocking Hills Cabin Rentals

Picking the best cabin rentals in Hocking Hills was a difficult task since there are literally hundreds to choose from. We narrowed the selection down by limiting our choices to Airbnb listings with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 or higher, preferably with an owner afforded Superhost status on account of their willingness to go the extra mile to look after their guests. We focused on properties located within a few miles of Hocking Hills State Park for ultimate convenience and then read through hundreds of reviews from past guests to make sure each cabin was as great as it looked. When choosing specific category winners, we paired the amenities offered with the kind of traveler most likely to use them, e.g. cribs and high chairs for families, dog beds and bowls for pet lovers.

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