Awhile back, one of my blogger buddies Kate described herself as “aggressively indoorsy” and I tell you, I felt seen. I am not a nature-y person, but in this strange time we’re living in, nature has become not only a place where you can see people somewhat safely, but also one of the few vacation options we have.
Jeff and I were looking for a place to get away just the two of us and we landed on Hocking Hills. We rented a cabin from Cedar Grove Lodging and Events. The location was perfect: on the main road through Hocking Hills and less than 5 minutes from Old Man’s Cave.
The cabin itself was spacious, with a full kitchen, living room, dining room, shower, front porch, back deck, hot tub, fire pit, grill, and everything you could want to make your stay comfortable.
We didn’t really leave the cabin much. We brought a bunch of food and DVDs (I am indoctrinating Jeff into watching The West Wing) and just cooked and hung out and relaxed.
When we did leave, we checked out Old Man’s Cave…
…grabbed some delicious BBQ at Millstone BBQ…
…and enjoyed some local wines at Hocking Hills Winery.
But really, the best part of the weekend was simply getting away, getting a change of scenery, and having no agenda whatsoever. As a consummate planner, that was a tough one for me. But it made for an incredibly relaxing weekend.
You don’t have to be nature-y to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness in Hocking Hills and, despite the fact that 2020 sort of drove the choice to go there, I think this was exactly the trip we needed regardless. You can learn more about Hocking Hills here and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.