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1st Choice Cabin Rentals

Hocking Hills & Wayne National Forest


(740) 856-7848

About Us

Family Friendly & Memorable Cabin Rentals in Hocking Hills!

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You are invited! Whether you want to create that perfect intimate getaway, start a family tradition, or host a unique business retreat; our luxury cabins or bed & breakfast will meet your needs. Our hocking hills cabins are centrally located between Athens and Nelsonville, Ohio. Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls & all the cabin rentals Hocking Hills Region has to offer is just a short drive from our cabins. Not to mention that you have Wayne National Forest out your back door with thousands of acres to explore! 

We started this venture with our first property, Sand Run Resort, in 2013. We knew this would be the perfect setting for a secluded cabin retreat nestled in Ohio's Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest. The resort has 2 cabins and a lodge that sits on 7 acres. At Sand Run Resort we can accommodate up to 26 guests comfortably and over 80 miles of hiking and ATV trails are accessible. FullBrook's Lodge is a luxury rustic retreat that sits on 52 acres with stunning views while being conveniently located to historic Nelsonville and Athens, Ohio. The bobcat is native to Ohio and is Ohio University's mascot, but our Bobcat Cabin is a beautiful large log siding cabin that has plenty of space for all your friends and family. Unlike our other cabins, Laurel Run Farm House offers a more delightful feeling thanks to its beautiful structure that was built in the 1800's. Located deep in Wayne National Forest sits our Montana Cabin which is a traditional log cabin with an exquisite wrap around porch. The Red Cardinal Cottage has gorgeous red cedar siding with Oak Panel walls that have yet to disappoint our guests. The Getaway Cabin  is a ranch style cabin that is perfect for guests looking to "get-away." The A-Frame beauty, referred to as The Chalet, was built by Owen White and sits on 25 acres with a large pond perfect for fishing. Eagle's Landing, Hawk's Nest and Cozy Cabin are situated on 7 acres adjacent to 100 acres of private land great for large family retreats. The Fox Den is a rustic cabin perfect for a couple looking for a romantic escape. Nestled back in the woods across a creek is the Cross Creek Cabin perfect for friends and family looking for some serenity. For our ATV enthusiasts, we have our Bluejay Cabin which is conveniently located on the Dorr Head Trail Head great for quick access to Wayne National Forest's trails. You will want to grab the whole family to watch an amazing sunset off of the deck at our Sunset Cabin. The latest addition to 1st Choice Cabin Rentals was the Hillside Cabin located deep in the hills of Hocking County.

Since 2013, we have been a rapidly growing cabin rental business and we plan on continuing to grow. Our family takes great pride in remodeling our cabins and vacation homes to meet the needs of our customers. We aren't satisfied until our guests are happy! Bring your family and friends to visit and enjoy all that vacation rentals Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest has to offer!

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Family Owned & Operated

 We take pride in our properties and want our cabins, lodges and farmhouses to be your 1st Choice in Cabin Rentals. We made every effort to remodel and decorate our cabins with different themes.  Our cabins are clean, comfortable and cozy. We offer all amenities and will continue to upgrade all our properties on an ongoing basis. We are certain when you stay at our cabins and lodges or bed & breakfast, you won't want to leave! We are not satisfied unless you leave with memories of a lifetime. 

Affordable Rates

We customized our rates to be family friendly and affordable. We have cabin, lodges, and farmhouses that will sleep 2-16 people very comfortably with all the necessary amenities. We have both winter and summer rates so you can stay with our family year round.

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Why Us?

We are a family owned and operated business. We have 19 Luxury Cabins, 1 Bed & Breakfast, and 1 Historic Home to choose from! Each with its own theme and beautiful natural setting. We take pride in being the largest cabin rental company in Athens County. We are centrally located to Athens, Nelsonville, and Logan making it convenient to explore all parts of Southeastern Ohio. According to Hocking Hills Tourism more than 3 million people a year visit Hocking Hills Ohio!

1st Choice Cabin Rentals offers rustic cabins and vacation home rentals with all the necessary amenities. Our cabins offer a variety of wildlife habitat and diverse geography. Although the cabins are secluded, they are all within a short distance of all the State Parks and Outdoor Activities. The only thing we ask of you is to come prepared with travel accessories to ensure the best possible visit to the Hocking Hills area. We are in close proximity to Ohio University and Hocking College which make our cabins a great place to stay when visiting.

Beautiful Cabins

Luxury cabins in Hocking Hills Ohio to relax and enjoy your stay. All have been remodeled from top to bottom. 

Easy Access

Centrally located to all Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest has to offer. Region is home to 9 state parks! 

Breathtaking Nature

Enjoy the beauty of surrounding Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest Wildlife. Or simply take in nearby attractions. 

Why Rent?

It makes financial sense! You can rent a luxury cabin, lodge, or vacation home for a fraction of the cost of owning and maintaining your own getaway cabin or cottage. With our affordable rates and enjoyable cabins, you can enjoy visiting Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest several times a year. Our accommodations will make you feel like you are home away from home.  

Adventure Abound


Home to some of the best hunting for all game species in Ohio. 

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If fishing is your passion, our cabins will make your arms sore with all the bass you can reel in. 

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ATV Adventures

Our cabin rentals are located on or close to some of the best riding trails in the country.

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Contact Us

1st Choice Cabin Rentals

104 E. Canal St, Nelsonville, OH 45764, US


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