The Hocking Hills in Ohio was placed among a lofty group of getaway destinations a while ago by Budget Travel. 25 Beautiful Places to Get Away From It All. Here was their pitch:
“Close enough to home that we can get there in a few hours. You really get off the grid and it’s fabulous. Beautiful forests, caves, waterfalls, and amazing hiking that will surprise some people that it’s Ohio.” —Charlotte Horseman
Why Hocking Hills? It is a true retreat in the true meaning of the word! Like the other 25 Budget Travel destinations which include way off of the grid places like Antarctica and Fiji, the Hocking Hills in Ohio is in a world of its own. The serenity of nature surrounds visitors to the Hocking Hills with ancient forests, waterfalls, caves and rock formations. A place where you can visit and do absolutely nothing or rev up your adventurous side.
Off the grid…does that mean no cell phone coverage? Yes and that is not such a bad thing. In fact one emerging travel trend is travelers seeking retreats where they can (or must) leave their gadgets behind. There are some city hotels that are offering ‘technology-free’ packages. Personally I question the future success of these in a city location, too easy to cheat!
Of course travelers have to find these retreats through advanced technology like travel apps and or Smart TV but once you arrive…disconnect then reconnect and renew relationships with your partner, family or business colleagues.
No better place to do this than at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Back in 1987 entrepreneur Anne Castle had a vision. She envisioned a place where folks could retreat to nature in a destination she loved, the Hocking Hills in Ohio. Her dream became a reality and her daughter Ellen Grinsfelder joined her in running the business. Today Ellen Grinsfelder and Terry Lingo continue as the keepers of her mission. The Inn and Spa have flourished under their keep and has become the top lodging choice to retreat to in the Hocking Hills.
Not only can you leave your plug-in gadgets aside, you can also loose your car keys. No need for you to leave the grounds if that is what you want. The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls includes:
- The Kindred Spirits Restaurant & Tavern offering breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Full Service Spa
- Gift Shop
- Rooftop Garden
- The ‘Gathering Place’ for meetings, corporate retreats and social events including weddings
- Guests have a choice of staying in a cottage, a more secluded cabin or Inn room. All offering luxurious quality amenities.
Scott Bushnell, Bushnell & Bushnell Services, The B&B Team is representing the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls for sale. From Scott; “It is not just the location and features of this Inn that are attractive. The Inn has an enviable business strength with significant and contributing revenues from the spa, gift shop, the full service restaurant and tavern, and the guest rooms, cottages and cabins. With occupancy levels and Average Daily Rate well above the national averages for inns of this large size, the Inn generates significant Cash Flow resulting in attractive profitability as well as impressive Capitalization Rate on the investment.”
Can’t make it to Fiji this year? The Hocking Hills of Ohio may be just the retreat you need. Or for the aspiring innkeeper seeking a strong business with a wonderful history of hospitality, please contact Scott for a tour. You won’t be disappointed.
Thanks for Listening,