After countless days of researching and Googling potential cabin getaways for my husband's surprise 35th birthday weekend, I came across Nature's Pointe Cabins. Being that this was a complete surprise to my husband, the owner Ron was extremely helpful in keeping my secret. He was very quick to respond back to me via email with every detail, and even contacted me immediately when he discovered that the original cabin that I had booked (Bellwoode) had a temporary hot tub malfunction. He kindly offered to let us stay in Rocky Ridge (luckily there was a last-minute cancellation), which was the most beautiful of any cabin that I could possibly imagine. You can tell that the owner takes great pride in his properties. The cabin was immaculate, beautifully decorated, and from the moment that we walked through the door, we felt right at home. I was especially pleased to find a "hidden" room that was not shown on their website - but I don't want to ruin that surprise for those who read this review. I had ordered the breakfast basket through NP's website, which included 6 HUGE homemade cinnamon rolls, plus 3 packets of gourmet coffee and orange juice. It was waiting for us when we arrived. The bed was extremely comfortable, the kitchen was beautiful and updated with granite countertops, the fireplace was soothing, and relaxing in the hot tub at night under the stars in complete silence was a great treat. Honestly, the only complaint that we have is that the coffee maker took over an hour to brew...but in the meantime, we began our mornings taking a brief walk around sandstone cliffs right behind the cabin, followed by another soak in the hot tub.
Be sure to take some time and read the journal entries from past guests, as well as share your own experience during your stay. Also, I highly recommend contacting Blue Valley massage for in-cabin couples massages (surprise number 2 for my husband's birthday), and if you really want a treat, contact Grouse Nest for their traveling chef, who will come to your cabin and cook a gourmet meal (surprise number 3). Our chef was Trent, who was very fun and personable, and made our dinner extra special.
We loved it so much that we extended our stay just one more night, although Rocky Ridge was booked, so Ron offered us to rent another one of his cabins, Settler's Hollow, which was about 30 minutes away from Rocky Ridge. One more day allowed for us to visit Hocking Hills State Park and do some hiking at Old Man's Cave. It was a very cold, rainy, icy January day when we visited, but the best part was that we were the ONLY ones hiking, and the scenery of our surroundings was breathtaking.
Settler's Hollow was not nearly as fancy as Rocky Ridge, but it had the rustic feel of a true log cabin and was absolutely perfect for another night's stay. Again, it was extremely clean and it was a treat to soak in the hot tub after nearly 5 hours of hiking. Be sure to catch the sunrise while sipping on your coffee on the back balcony - it's a gorgeous view watching the sun come up over the woods, as well as some bird watching. And, on the coffee table there is another journal (along with a basket full of past journals) where you can read about other guest's stays, write about yours, and participate in the hidden dollar game. We had so much fun reading the clues left by previous guests, finding the hidden money, and rehiding them with our clues.
If you are looking for an amazing getaway to reconnect and make new memories with your loved one, or as a place to take your family and enjoy the comforts of your own home, Nature's Pointe is definitely the place for you. When visiting the Hocking Hills area again, we will most definitely keep our business with them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 8 Secluded, fully equipped 1 to 3 bedroom cabins in Ohio's Hocking Hills. Hot tubs at all cabins. WiFi is available in select cabins. Pets allowed in select cabins. Our private locations are close to all Hocking Hills area attractions. ... more less