Destination guide

The Hocking Hills, where words are not enough

Sometimes in life, you just have to let the numbers do the talking. With 1 national forest, 3 state forests, and 9 state parks, the only thing that's almost impossible to quantify with a Hocking Hills vacation rental is how completely awesome it is. It's a region of eye-wateringly gorgeous sandstone landscapes _ of cliffs, gorges, caves, waterfalls, and rivers _ with a vast range of outdoor adventures on offer. Paddle it, bike it, hike it, fish it, hunt it _ even fly over it. However you choose to tackle the Hocking Hills area, you can be sure it won't disappoint.

Things to do

Thrills and spills in the rocking Hocking Hills

With everything from ecotours to horse shows and harvest festivals, you'll never be short of an event or excursion round here. And for such a wild old place, the Hocking Hills region is jam-packed with history. Take a walk back in time with a stroll through the restored 1830s canal town of Roscoe Village, or make for the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta. And for a bit of history on the move, hop aboard the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. With family-friendly special events featuring Santa, the Easter Bunny and even old-time train robbers, it'll keep your vacation rolling along nicely.


From paddles to planes, and everything in between

When it comes to a Hocking Hills vacation rental, if it's wetter, it's better. Kayaking, canoeing, and rafting on the rivers are all popular, while fishermen get hooked in from far and wide by the temptations of Lake Logan State Park. And hikers are hot for the Hocking Hills too. The top destination is the spectacular Ash Cave, but there are endless other options, and if you're seriously ambitious about going the distance, you've also got the 1,400-mile Buckeye Trail to get your boot heels into. But why keep your feet on the ground? With ziplines and plane tours, the sky's the limit.


Ain't no waterfalls if the water don't fall

Want to know the best bit? The weather in the Hocking Hills is almost as epic as the landscapes. With its super-mild climate, a Hocking Hills vacation rental gives you year-round options. Hot summers are perfect for a dip in Lake Logan, while candlelit strolls to Ash Cave in the middle of winter are the stuff dreams are made of. As for spring and fall, they can often be the wetter seasons, but in this case that's a good thing. Why, you ask? Well, just imagine what those waterfalls look like after a good downpour.

Natural features

Time for a Hocking Hills geography class

For geology geeks, the landscape round here is something else, thanks to the local sandstone. Think deep gorges and sheer cliffs, and you're starting to get the picture. And then there are the caves, with recess caves a local specialty. One of the heaviest hitters is Ash Cave, the biggest in the whole state of Ohio. Another thing you won't be short of with a Hocking Hills vacation rental is waterfalls. Cedar Falls are the most impressive, while if you can't decide whether you're more about caves or waterfalls, Old Man's Cave will serve up both at once.

Where to stay around Hocking Hills?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 374 vacation rentals near Hocking Hills. From 239 Cabins to 239 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hocking Hills for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hocking Hills?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hocking Hills. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • West Virginia: 1,314 vacation rentals
  • Columbus: 166 vacation rentals
  • Logan: 346 vacation rentals
  • Hocking Hills State Park: 348 vacation rentals
  • Athens: 70 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Hocking Hills! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hocking Hills?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hocking Hills:

  • Columbus: 166 rentals
  • Logan: 346 rentals
  • Athens: 70 rentals
  • Laurelville: 244 rentals
  • Rockbridge: 349 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hocking Hills?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Hocking Hills. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hocking Hills State Park: 348 rentals
  • Lake Logan State Park: 349 rentals
  • Lake Hope State Park: 299 rentals
  • Old Man's Cave: 348 rentals
  • Burr Oak State Park: 94 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hocking Hills listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Hocking Hills