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Follow these tips to get the best winter lodging deals in Hocking Hills

There are so many great reasons to visit Hocking Hills in the winter (frozen waterfalls, anyone?), but one of the greatest draws this time of year are deals on cabins and lodging.

In the winter, your choice of abode is even more important than in the warmer months. You may be planning this trip, in fact, for the sole purpose of a night away from home in a cozy cabin in the snowy woods (we like ours with fireplaces) and a hot tub steaming outside in the cold.

Check out our guide below for how to find cheap rentals in Hocking Hills. 

Cabin at Glenlaurel Inn and Cottages | 14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge |Photo by Instagram user @bnspetnagel


Book last-minute

In the colder months availability increases, which means not only can you wait and grab last-minute specials, but you can also be picky about the type of place you get.

A lot of cabin rental companies offer last-minute deals on their websites. If the rental companies don’t have them listed, consider calling and asking for an updated quote.

Caveman Retreats offers last-minute specials along with Top O’ The Caves, with cheap rental rates and special rates updated daily.

Check for winter specials

Many places also offer winter specials — up to 20 percent off regular season rates. Check their websites for information; Ash Ridge Cabins, for example, has great deals, and Cabins by the Cave has a “Winter Madness” sale.

If you can get away during the holidays, go for it. Make this holiday season one to remember with Christmas and New Year specials at Frontier Log Cabins.

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Pick fewer amenities

The fewer amenities you request, the lower your rate. The providers of the rustic cabins at Hocking Hills Adventures said, “If you’re looking for a penthouse suite with 24/7 room service, you won’t find it here … that kind of pampering just isn’t our style.”

So your dream cabin had a fireplace — it’s OK to let it slide. Pick a place with a fire pit and bundle up outside!

Photo by Instagram user @stefuhknee89


Stay longer

Many cabin rental companies offer cheap rental rates if you stay three days or more. With many companies, the longer you stay, the more you save (up to 5 to 10 percent off your visit).

It may not seem like a lot, but if you’re planning a long trip anyway, pick a place with a discount. Old Man’s Cave Chalets, for instance, offers 10 percent off if you book a seven-day stay.

Of all the reasons to visit Hocking Hills in the winter, finding lodging for cheap could be No. 1. Enjoy your searching and stay warm this winter!

Still looking for lodging?

Try our Availability Search Tool, which lets you preselect options to get exactly what you're looking for. You can also call our Welcome Center at 740-385-9706 or 1-800-Hocking (462-5464).

Posted: December 08, 2015
Categorized Under: Winter Lodging