Miles of Trails
Miles of Trails
At Cherry Ridge Retreat, you’ll have access to 140 forested acres and miles of serene woodland trails. We have over 5 miles of groomed private hiking trails on property, open year round. View our trail map.
Here at Cherry Ridge Retreat, each cabin is situated on its own private site ensuring perfect views and absolute privacy.
Relaxing music, scented oils and the soothing hands of our World Class Massage Therapists help you to experience romantic massages that are sure to renew, refresh and relax your body while reinvigorating your relationship and soul.
In-Cabin Massages are available by appointment.
Cherry Ridge now features a brand new dual port ChargePoint EV Charge station at the front office, the first EV universal charger in Hocking Hills! Supporting electric vehicles and charging stations is just one way we can contribute to a sustainable future!
5 Star Rated
5 Star Rated
Our luxurious cabins have been 5 star rated since our business began. We have been Trip Advisor award winners for 11 continuous years, just take a look at our hundreds of 5 star reviews on Google and Trip Advisor!
We are honored to receive continual support and praise from our guests, and we can’t wait to show you what everyone else has been talking about!
Select Registry Members
We are proud to announce that Cherry Ridge Retreat is now a Select Registry “Distinguished Inns of North America“ property. This means that our 20 years of upscale lodging and 5 star customer service are now being recognized as part of this very exclusive list of top ranked lodging in the country!
Full Size, Fully Equipped Kitchens
Fully Equipped Kitchens
Each of our cabins are equipped with full sized kitchens and appliances -no mini-fridges here! Kitchens are stocked with cookware, cutlery, wine glasses, coffee maker and grinder, blender, and food processor and so much more. All of our cabins also feature an outdoor grill, perfect for cooking out (fuel is provided)!
Central Pond and Gazebo
Central Pond and Gazebo
The Central Gazebo is open to all of our guests to enjoy. Our pond side gazebo includes a 25-foot long two tier bar, ceiling fans, and seating to accommodate couples, intimate groups or larger parties. There is an adjoining deck overlooking the water and just steps away, guests can enjoy an oversize stone grill.
Stocked Fishing Ponds
Four Fishing Ponds, an Angler’s Paradise
Ponds are stocked with largemouth and striped bass, hybrid bluegills, perch and sunfish. Fishing is catch and release with barbless hooks.
For the serious fisherman in the family, consider our Boat House accommodation. Sharing lake frontage with the Lake House, the Boat House sits on a private 2.5 acre spring fed lake with deep water aeration – Jon Boat is included.
Ultra soft linens and pillow-top mattresses. We stock all natural Aveda bath products and plush towels.
Private Hot Tubs
Private Hot Tubs
Each of our 8 Luxurious Romantic and Family cabins has their own private hot tub or plunge pool located right outside their cabin. Hot Tubs are situated to ensure absolute privacy and enjoyment, and most of our hot tubs are built in their own covered gazebo, so you can enjoy the hot tub even in less-than-desirable weather!
Frequent Guest Program
Frequent Guest Program
We love our repeat guests and we’re thrilled to show our appreciation by honoring them with a lodging discount after their 5th stay with us!
Stay 5 times, get a 5% lodging discount! Stay 6 times, get a 6% lodging discount!
And so on, up to a 10% discount after your 10th stay!
The story begins when a close personal friend of mine told me about...read more
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The Early Years
Following our purchase of the property in Hocking Hills...read more
The Early Years Continued
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The Boat House
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Before you consider booking accommodations in the Hocking Hills area be sure you have the answers to these questions:
Is my cabin secluded? How close is the next cabin? How far is my cabin from the road? What are the views like from my cabin?
At Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills, our cabins are situated nearly a mile from the road amidst 140 acres of private forested land. We focus on quality, not quantity: each cabin is situated on its own private site and each site is unique. As you sit on your porch or gaze from the great room picture windows, all you’ll see is nature: trees, water features, birds, and deer. Isn’t this why you wanted to go to Hocking Hills in the first place?
Are there hiking trails on the property?
Whereas most rentals in Hocking Hills are located on very small pieces of property, Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills is situated on 140 private acres. We have miles of trails that wander through wooded ridges and ravines. You’ll find a wide variety of flora and fauna, as well as several serene picnic sites where you can enjoy a private meal in the midst of the forest.
How large is the hot tub? How secluded is it?
At Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills, our hot tubs accommodate four to six people and each is situated to create a spa-like setting that includes dramatic views of the natural surroundings. Each location is private and secluded.
What is the kitchen like? Is it a real kitchen, or is it a “kitchenette”?
Whereas most Hocking Hills accommodations have small kitchens or kitchenettes, our cabins have complete kitchens suitable for preparing a gourmet meal, with a full sized refrigerator, stove and microwave. Our spacious open plan kitchens include food processors, coffee grinders, coffee filters, full sets of quality pots and pans, salt and pepper and a bar that overlooks the great room. Also included is cooking utensils, dinnerware and silverware, a 9 piece knife set, toaster, blender and salt and pepper. We also provide a can opener, corkscrew, garlic press, cheese grater, a pizza wheel, cutting boards, Pyrex baking pans and baking sheets. A gas-grill can be found at each cabin as well as grilling utensils. We supply the gas—no need to hassle with bringing your own charcoal.
Do the cabins have heat and air conditioning?
Our cabins are equipped with heating and Central Air, no window boxes here! There are also seasonal fireplaces as well.
What is provided in the cabins?
Our cabins are stocked with Aveda bath products, plush hypoallergenic linens, bath towels and spa towels. A hair dryer can be found in the bathroom. Paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, and hand soap are also provided. Kitchens are also fully stocked as mentioned above.
Is there a Charger for an Electric Car?
We have recently added a ChargePoint+ Phase 2 Universal Charging Station at the front office, which is a universal charging station! Telsa drivers will want to bring their charger adapter.
Is there parking space at the cabin?
There is adequate parking for at least 2 cars at each of our cabins!
How is my cabin furnished?
Many cabins in Hocking Hills use “rustic” as a buzzword. Although pictures on the internet often depict homey-looking rooms and cozy patio furniture, guests at Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills have reported their disappointment in the quality (or lack thereof) in the cabins they’ve visited. At Cherry Ridge, guests find artist-designed furniture, stylish yet comfortable sofas and chairs, wide-plank wood floors, boulder fireplaces in the great room and master bedroom, tiled kitchens with top-of-the-line fixtures, fluffy towels and cloud-like bedding on pillow top mattresses, as well as all natural Aveda bath products.
Should I expect a good night’s rest?
At Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills, we understand that the serenity and rejuvenation you find in the privacy of our woods is multiplied by the quality of your comfort. To that end, we have worked hard to create spaces that are stylish without sacrificing comfort. Each cabin has been appointed with beautiful furniture that has been specifically chosen for your comfort and relaxation. Some of our guests look forward to a little rain so that they can sink into our deep, cushioned armchairs to enjoy a good book or a glass of wine. A good night sleep is of course one of the most important aspects of a night in the woods. We have elevated this important aspect of your stay into an art, seeking out the latest mattress technology to ensure your perfect comfort. Our mattresses are designed to conform to your body, allowing you to rest in perfect comfort.
How do I know which cabin to choose?
Have you ever booked a vacation and felt like you were taking a big leap of faith? At Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills, the good news is: all the cabins are wonderful. If you loved the first cabin you visited, you’re welcome to come back to that one year after year. Or return and stay at a new cabin with every visit. Over time you’ll discover the varied views and charms of Cherry Ridge Retreat.
Are TVs provided?
While many Hocking Hills cabins feature TVs, few can boast the deluxe array of entertainment options that we provide at Cherry Ridge Retreat. Each cabin includes Smart TV’s with streaming options. The Lake House and Boat House feature streaming only TVs, the rest of the cabins on property have satellite TV with over 200 HD channels and Sirius satellite radio with over 100 music channels.
Is there a pleasant community space where guests can congregate?
Although Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills is designed to maximize privacy, we do offer several unique places where guests can come together and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed, beautiful setting. Our pond side gazebo includes a 25-foot long two tier bar, ceiling fans, and seating to accommodate couples, intimate groups or larger parties. There is an adjoining deck overlooking the water and just steps away, guests can enjoy an oversize stone grill.
Are there water features on the property? Do you allow fishing or swimming?
Rarely do you find private ponds in Hocking Hills. Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills has several beautiful ponds which can be accessed by a number of wooded trails. Ponds are stocked with bass, hybrid blue gills, and sunfish. We permit catch and release fishing, but ask that guests use barbless hooks. For the safety of our guests, swimming is not permitted. Fishing gear is not provided.
The only place to swim on property is at our Observatory cabin’s private pool or at the Lake House Lodge’s private plunge pool.