October trip

by Marta .

Fall trip for Ohio's parks, and visitin family


Tour Stops

  • Stoney Creek Cottage at Scioto Trail

    Whether you want to block out time for more family fun or you want to surprise that special someone with a romantic and secluded hideaway for romance, Stoney Creek Cottage can be the perfect spot, a complete home-away-from-home but with the style and comfort of that country cottage you've always imagined.

    Not elegant or grand, the cottage exudes charm from every nook and cranny…from the great room with its mounted deer head over the native stone, wood burning fireplace to the rough-hewn slab dining table and accompanying antique tavern chairs.

    This little cedar getaway sits on private land adjacent to Ohio’s 9400-acre Scioto Trail State Park and Forest – and far from the stress of everyday living.

    • Address: 3174 Stoney Creek Road
      Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
    • Phone: Local Number: (740) 775-5082
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  • Cowan Lake State Park Cottages

    Cowan Lake State Park is located in Clinton County, 6 miles from Wilmington, an hour drive northeast of Cincinnati. Peaceful Cowan Lake comes alive with color when the water lily blooms. Housekeeping cottages in a wooded setting by the lake are perfect for getaways year-round. The 2-bedroom cottages have kitchens, bathroom w/shower, living room & screened porch. Several pet-friendly cottages allow dogs. Six miles of nature trails are perfect for relaxing walks or fitness hikes. Seven hundred-acre Cowan Lake offers swimming & a sand beach. Enjoy laid-back boating or motor boating with a 10 hp limit. The marina (937) 289-2656) offers fuel, supplies & rental. Seasonal dock rental is available. Fishing for muskie, crappie, bass & bluegill is enjoyed from the shore or the lake. Hunting is permitted in designated areas. Scenic picnic areas have tables, grills and reservable shelters. Nature programs provide entertainment all summer.

    Cottage Fees are $95-115/night, with discounts offered during the winter months. Call 1-866-OHIO-PARKS for reservations.

    • Address: 1750 Osborn Road
      Wilmington, Ohio 45177
    • Phone: Local Number: 9373821096
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  • Hocking Hills Blue Rose Cabins

    Romance is Our Theme! - 9 Luxury Log Cabins nestled on 25 peaceful wooded acres in the heart of Hocking Hills. Cabins accommodate 2-10 guests and have private hot tubs, stone woodburning fireplaces, fire rings, heat and central air, Direct TV, DVD, VCR, CD Player, fully-equipped kitchens and gas grills, all linens provided.   Relax and enjoy the abundant deer and various wildlife on our heavily wooded property!

    • Address: 29843 Phelps Rd
      Logan, OH 43138
    • Phone: Toll-Free: 8004266149
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  • Donna's Premier Lodging

    Donna Marie, the owner of one of Berlin's first Bed & Breakfasts, continue to redefine luxurious, romantic accommodations in a whole new way. Discover the nurturing ambiance of unique fireplaces and soothe away stress in a bubbling Jacuzzi for two.

    Donna's has been featured on Neil Zurcher's One Tank Trips, Cleveland's Channel 8, and TV 27. Awarded "Most Romantic Hideaway" by Arrington Publishing along with "One of the top B&B's of NE Ohio" by Akron Beacon Journal. This honeymoon/anniversary mini-resort offers Cottages, Villas, Bridal Suites, Sauna Suite, Chalets, "Romancing the Stone" Cabin, Cedar Cabins and Original Log Cabin. The Cabins and Chalets are nestled on six wooded acres just a mile from town. Cottages, Suites and Villas are located in the little village of Berlin.

    Ask about our 3 day weekend special and midweek specials. A place where you will return again and again.

    • Address: 5523 East Street
      P.O. Box 307
      Berlin, Ohio 44610
    • Phone: Local Number: 3308933068
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  • Cabins in the Pines

    Authentic, rustic log homes full of old fashioned charm and comfort. Each log home is nestled in a wooded area that is secluded, but easily accessible. Cabins in the Pines has all the modern conveniences including satellite TV, VCR/DVD players, hot tubs, gas grill and fully equipped kitchens. We are centrally located to all of the area attractions in the beautiful Hocking Hills. Hiking trails lead to the Buckeye Trail and State Forest.

    • Address: 16817 Rocky Fork Rd.
      Logan, Ohio 43138
    • Phone: Toll-Free: 8005516670
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  • Lake Hope State Park Cottages

    Lake Hope State Park is located in the scenic rolling hills of Vinton County, 20 miles west of Athens. The park is surrounded by forest in one of Ohio's most picturesque landscapes. 

    60 vacation cottages have heat and A/C for confortable getaways, year-round.  Two-bedroom family cottages sleep 6, while basic two-bedroom cottages sleep 4, and three-bedroom cottages sleep 8.  Each type of cottage offers a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, and furnished living room with cable TV.  Many of the cottages have woodburning fireplace.  Select cottages allow pets. 

    Laurel Lodge sleeps up to 22 guests with 8 doem style bedrooms, and offers bathrooms with showers, a full kitchen, and a living/meeting area with large screen TV and wood burning fireplace.

    Recreation in the park includes 17 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of mountain biking trails.  Interpretive programs explore the area's colorful past and diverse natural history, and the nature center features interesting displays. 
    120-acre Lake Hope offers a sand beach for swimming. Laid-back boating is limited to canoes, kayaks and boats with electric motors only. Boat rental is available and a launch ramp provides easy lake access. Enjoy fishing from shore. Hunting is permitted in the adjacent state forest. Cottages range from $75 to $95/night. Laurel lodge is $350/night. Call 1-866-644-6727 for reservations.


    • Address: 27331 State Route 278
      McArthur, Ohio 45651
    • Phone: Local Number: 7405965253
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  • Pike Lake State Park Cottages

    Pike Lake State Park is located in Pike County, about 70 miles south of Columbus. The park is remote & peaceful, nestled in deep forest.
    24 vacation cottages are perfect for relaxing getaways. Two-bedroom family cottages sleep 6 and have heat and A/C for year-round comfort.  The family preferred cottages features complete dine-in kitchens with full-sized appliances, bathroom with shower, furnished living room room with cable TV and gas log fireplace, and a screened porch with picnic table. Family basic cottages sleep 4 and are available spring through fall.  Basic cottages have a complete kitchen, bathroom with shower, and furnished living area with cable TV. Room dividers separating living/sleeping areas.  Pets are permitted in select preferred and basic cottages. 

    Pike Lake's Group Lodge provides dorm style sleeping accommodations for 16 guests, along with a complete kitchen and a furnished living/meeting area.
    Recreation in the park includes hiking on 6 miles of trails, and a disc golfing on the park's disc golf course, rated as one of the best in Ohio.  The nature center houses interesting diplays, and programs are offered through the summer.
    13-acre Pike Lake offers a sand swimming beach, and laid-back boating including canoeing, kayaking and small boats with electric motors only. Boat rental is available. Fishing is enjoyed from shore or lake. Hunting is permitted in the adjacent state forest.

    Cottages range from $60 to $85/night. The Group Lodge is $125/night. Call 1-866-644-6727 for reservations.

    • Address: 1847 Pike Lake Road
      Bainbridge, Ohio 45612
    • Phone: Reservations: 8666446727
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  • Seneca Lake Cabins

    Seneca Lake Cabins are private, cozy, rustic cabins on 134 acres overlooking Ohio's beautiful Seneca Lake, Ohio's 3rd largest, located in Guernsey & Noble counties in the rolling Appalachian foothills of scenic southeastern Ohio.  Our cabins provide all the modern amenities needed for a pleasant and memorable stay. The surrounding grounds feature gas grills and fire rings, breathtaking scenery, and private hiking trails. Our secluded cabins feature beautiful lake views, gas fireplaces, central heat and air conditioning, satellite TV, fully equipped kitchens, and towels/linens. For reservation information, please visit our website.

    • Address: 55465 Skyline Dr (SR 574)
      Senecaville, Ohio 43780
    • Phone: Local Number: 7406852896
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  • Buck Creek State Park Cottages

    Buck Creek State Park is located in Clark Co. near Springfield, 48 miles west of Columbus. Tucked in between farm fields, prairies & wetlands, this landscape was once the stomping grounds of pioneer hero Simon Kenton. Go hiking on 6.5 mi. of nature trails, or horseback riding on 10 mi. of bridle trails (bring your own horse). Picnic areas have tables & grills, along with 2 reservable shelterhouses. Nature programs provide family entertainment all summer long.  2,120-acre C. J. Brown Reservoir offers swimming & sunbathing on a sand beach. All types of boating, with no limit on horsepower, are permitted. The marina offers supplies, refreshments. Fishing can be enjoyed from the shoreline or on the lake. Hunting is permitted in season in designated areas. 
    Cottage fees start at $85/night. One cottage is wheelchair accessible.  Dogs are permitted in select pet-friendly cottages. Rates are subject to change. Call 1-866-OHIO-PARKS for reservations.

    • Address: 1901 Buck Creek Lane
      Springfield, Ohio 45502
    • Phone: Reservations: 8666446727
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