The Boat House

The Boat House Rustic Luxury Cabin

An Unforgettable Escape from the Ordinary

Where the rugged beauty of Hocking Hills seamlessly blends with the luxurious amenities of Cherry Ridge Retreat, the Boat House is the ultimate getaway for couples and families alike.

Dock and row boat resting on the lake

Rustic Charm. Luxurious Sophistication.

Originally built as a storage barn, the Boat House is the only cabin constructed entirely from wood milled on our property. One of the most popular accommodations at Cherry Ridge Retreat, the Boat House has received many updates over the years and is now designated as one of our pet-friendly locations. Featuring a private deck and gazebo and luxurious private sauna on the lake, this is truly one of the most unique cabins for couples and families.

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Boat House Amenities

  • Pet-friendly rustic luxury cabin (pet charge applies)
  • Generous living space for four
  • Private, deluxe three-person hot tub
  • Private lake, dock, seasonal fishing boat, and lakeside sauna
  • Lake is stocked with striped and largemouth bass, hybrid blue gill, perch and sauger
  • Large, lake-view family room with queen-sized sleeper sofa
  • Wood-burning fireplace (available October-April)

All Cabins Come Standard With:

  • Heat/Central Air
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Landline phones with free long distance
  • Smart TV(s) with live channels
  • Linens, pillows, blankets
  • All-natural Aveda bath products
  • Indoor fireplaces (available October-April)
  • USB chargers and wireless cell chargers
  • Gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances
  • Deluxe outdoor gas grill (propane included)
  • Catch-and-release fishing
  • Meticulously maintained private hiking paths
  • Access to 140+ forested acres and miles of serene woodland trails (trail maps included)

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Featuring a private dock and gazebo with a luxurious private sauna on the lake, the Boat House is the ideal getaway for those who love life on the water. In the warmer months, you can explore the lake and its stocked offering of fish in the seasonal row boat. Its private outdoor space includes a fire pit (view firewood packages), two-person hammock, and private dock with bar, sunbathing, and dining areas. Furry friends are welcome!

Note: The proximity between the Boat House and Lake House are closer together than any of our other cabins on property. While every effort has been made to address privacy and comfort, you may be subject to noise from the guests staying at the Lake House. If absolute privacy is of the upmost concern, we suggest: Ravine’s Edge, The Observatory, or Oak Ridge.


Originally built as a storage barn that was then converted for use as a guest house, the Boat House maintains its rustic origins via knotty pine accents, wide-plank wood floors, a copper sink in the large bathroom, railroad ties used for the fireplace mantle, and more. Its vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, and radiant floor heating in the bathroom bring in a modern touch. This single bedroom cabin features a king-sized bed in the spacious bedroom, and a comfortable queen-sized sleeper sofa in the large living room.


Make your stay just a little more special with any of our available extras or food & dining options. Enhancements are available at additional cost which can be purchased when you book your stay.

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