We got back to Columbus today from our 1 night stay at Hocking Hills "Resort." (Seriously.....resort? No. Not even close)
I'm going to be completely honest with our stay here and give the pros and cons. Keep in mind, I have NEVER given a 1 star review in the 20 TripAdvisor reviews I've left the past couple of years.
It's super close to Ash Cave
The bed was soft.
Waaaaaaaay overpriced for what it is
TERRIBLE trek up a hill
Not enough hot water for a bath
Not a cabin-ey feel,
So, here's the summary of our experience: On Friday we decided to impulsively visit Hocking Hills since it was to be a gorgeous weekend. Almost everything was booked, but we were able to get the Love Bug #2. We arrived at 3:30 on Saturday to a.....homely..... check in area. We were quickly checked in and went to explore our place for the night. We discovered that there was a charcoal grill in the front of the cabin (no chairs/seating in the front) and no charcoal. When we walked in, we were greeted with some old school 70's wallpaper. The bathroom looked nice at first glance (will get to that later) and the bed was a memory foam sort. We dropped our bags and went hiking from Ash Cave to Cedar Falls (took about 3 hours to and from!) After hiking we went to the Hocking Hills Lodge and had an ammmmaaazing dinner then headed back to the Love Bug to take a nice bath in the whirlpool tub...
The tub took AN HOUR AND A HALF to fill up. The hot water ran out after the tub was a quarter of the way full (seriously, why would you not have enough hot water for all the love bugs?) and tile next to the tub was cracked and disintegrating. The shower had the reddish mold in the tiles. The shower head was just plain terrible. (sprayed a radius of about 2 inches) BRING YOUR OWN SHAMPOO & SOAP! There was not enough shampoo for my fiance and I. There was NO BATH SOAP. Luckily, he had brought his own stuff so we both used it. I have no qualms with smelling like a man :) There is NO privacy between the bathroom and the bedroom area. There's a sliding door that you can slide to kind of shut it out, but the ceiling and walls are open to everything.
We could not figure out how to control the AC/Heat. The cabin book said that the controls were below the kitchen window (nope. nothing there but a wall) so we both slept horribly since it was so hot.
You'll get about 5 channels on the TV. Not a big deal for us, since we don't watch a lot of TV, but just an FYI. Sci Fy channel, TNT, CBS, and something else, can't remember.
Parking...I drive a honda accord coupe.... not a large car. There was a steep decline across the "road" from the Love Bug, and I was afraid to back out for fear my car would tumble down the hill. I attempted to maneuver my car and turn around in the "drive way" and ended up hitting a cut-down tree (about 6 inches high) and dented my license plate. The brush guard under my car was ripped off due to a another stump on the front. Why they wouldn't put up lights or reflectors up is beyond me. After coming back from dinner, use your high beams because they have no reflectors anywhere! On that note... we encountered a couple of cars who were speeding through the gravel road out there. So dangerous.
Long story short: Don't stay here. You can do so much better. We would have been happier staying at a motel in Logan. We stayed a getaway cabins last year and it was a perfect experience, so check them out. This place was just terrible. $160 bucks for a tiny, outdated, unclean room was a waste.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy cabins in a natural, wooded setting on a rugged hill, large reception hall for weddings and events, restaurant serving American cuisine, bar, gardens. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hocking Hills Hotel South Bloomingville
- Hocking Hills Resort Ohio/South Bloomingville