The Cottage – available this weekend

kitchen viewed from loft

UPDATE: The Cottage has been booked for this weekend but there are still upcoming weekdays available.

Through no fault of its own, The Cottage is available for booking this weekend, September 9 &!0, as well as several following days.

This is the perfect time to visit the Hocking Hills without the summer crowds and before the autumn bustle.

If interested, please contact John at 614-499-8205 or at


Shadyside Cabin last minute booking opportunity

Due to a family medical emergency, our Shadyside guests had to cancel their vacation. That means Shadyside (as of 3:45 pm this afternoon) has 5 days available at the end of August: today, August 27 through Wednesday, August 31. You don’t have to book all 5, but we do have a 2 night minimum.

If you’ve always wanted to stay at Shadyside, but are always blocked out, this is your opportunity to stay at this premier Hocking Hills cabin. Shadyside sleeps up to 6, is pet friendly and has a hot tub, of course.

Call John at 614-499-8205 or email him at

August 18 Tourism Association Update & Dining Suggestion

The Hocking HIlls Tourism Association’s Weekend Update  is now available. I almost forgot to share it after promising that I would. It is packed with stuff to do, not only for the weekend but for the week ahead and beyond.

As an extra, here is a dining suggestion, based on my lunch with my friend Pamela today at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge: try the Caveside salad. Baby spinach, goat cheese, toasted almonds, sun dried tomatoes, shredded carrots, onion, craisins/raisons and a champagne vinaigrette dressing. Delicious!

Mary at Marsh Hollow

Treats at the Apple House & Thornybrook Farms

UPDATE 2016: while the Apple House is still offering great apples, slushies, etc., Thorneybrook Farms closed several years ago. They were open for a few weeks this spring to sell flower and vegetable plants but we are not sure if they will do that again next year.

The Apple House in Laurelville, on Route 56 in the village, has great apples, but is also offering apple slushies and parched corn. We haven’t tried them yet, but recent guests told us they are quite tasty.

About 4 miles east of Laurelville on Route 56, Thornybrook Farms has pumpkins, gourds, mums & other plants, delicious homemade cinnamon buns, apple dumplings and bread. They aren’t open every day, but usually Friday-Sunday.