This is our second visit to The Golden Bear Lodge. We have had such a good experience starting from the booking process which is extremely easy and flawless, to setting everything up with the owners including our arrival and stay instructions. The lodge is very nice and well kept, with all the amenities you would expect, as well as lots of sleeping room for up to 20 people. We really enjoy the game room in the basement with the big screen TV and jukebox down there, as well as the poker table for the guys to relax. The Hot Tub is nice to have, no matter what the weather conditions (we visited once in Nov. 2015 and again in Jan. 2017). Hanging out is also fun in the big living area upstairs, while having a large family dinner was easy at the long dining table that accommodates everyone at once. It's unbelievable how cozy and remote this lodge feels, despite the LESS than 1 hr. drive from Cleveland and about 1 hr. 15 min. from Columbus. Definitely don't have to drive down to Hocking Hills to experience a good lodge. Thanks to the owners for the smooth and easy transaction and for making their property such a wonderful place for a large group getaway. We will return soon!