If you’re looking for stunning fall colors, an escape from the city and trails that wind through the forest for miles, you don’t even need to leave the state. The Hocking Hills area is a scenic wonderland during every season, but never more so than during autumn. And the best part? It’s a quick hour-and-a-half drive from Columbus.
It’s easy to head down to the hills for a day trip, but why not make it a weekend getaway? Try one of our top picks for experiencing Hocking Hills in style. As a AAA member, you’ll even receive additional savings and benefits when you book with us!
Cherry Ridge Retreat
Situated on 140 forested acres, Cherry Ridge Retreat is strewn with wooded paths, ambling streams and serene ponds.
Guests have access to a pond-side gazebo; private cabana with a hot tub, custom bar and stereo; and catch-and-release fishing. These adult-only accommodations consist of four cottages, the Lake House and the Boat House. All accommodations include a fully-equipped kitchen and a private hot tub.
At Cherry Ridge Retreat, you’ll find a wide variety of Ohio flora and fauna as well as several serene picnic sites where you can enjoy a private meal in the midst of the primeval forest.
Book with a AAA travel professional to receive complimentary champagne during your stay and an additional 20% off one night of a multi-night stay.
Tip: There’s no restaurant on-site, so you’ll need to bring food to prepare or plan on dining out.
The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
This romantic retreat sits on 75 beautiful acres and is surrounded on three sides by Hocking Hills State Park.
Accommodations include rooms at the inn, cabins and cottages. The cottages and cabins include two-person whirlpool tubs and gas-log stoves, and cabins include fully-equipped kitchens. The Inn restaurant also provides gourmet meals in two 1840s log cabins and a large, seasonal outdoor area.
When you book with a AAA travel professional, you’ll receive 25% off lodging in rooms and cottages, a hearty breakfast for two each morning and a gift at checkout.
Tip: For a unique stay, try one of the newly-added yurt accommodations on the property. You’ll experience the rustic feel of tent camping with the comforts of a luxurious cabin getaway.
Glenlaurel Scottish Inn and Cottages
A Scottish-style country inn with old-world elegance in a secluded, peaceful setting makes this the premier romantic getaway in the Midwest.
After a round of golf at our Scottish Links golf course, indulge yourself with any of our spa services in the privacy of your luxurious accommodation and then relax in your private hot tub. Snuggle up with a good book in front of your fireplace, or just get back to nature with a peaceful walk on our private trails with gorge and waterfalls.
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres at Social Hour in Nessie’s Pub, and be called by bagpipes to experience the 6- and 7-course fine dining by candlelight in the Manor House. Stays include a three-course gourmet breakfast, complimentary snacks and afternoon tea time. Adult-only accommodations include cottage, crofts, suites and rooms.
Receive a $25 credit for a romantic six-course dinner, a Glenlaurel signature three-course gourmet breakfast for two each morning and melt-in-your-mouth hand-made truffles upon arrival when you book with a AAA travel professional.
Tip: You can now plug in and go at Glenlaurel with the installation of two electric car charging stations.
Whether you’re looking to spend your trip hiking, fishing and socializing, or you’d rather relax with a massage and fine dining, you’ll find the perfect vacation closer than you realize at Hocking Hills. Call (800) 633-9300 to book your Hocking Hills trip with AAA today.