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No, only registered guests are permitted access to the property unless otherwise approved by management. It is recommended to properly account for all guests staying at the cabin prior to arriving at the cabin. We want you to enjoy your stay, but if we notice that there are unregistered guests at the cabin, additional charges will be made.
We do have our cabins professionally exterminated, but we are in the country! This means that our cabins are not 100% bug or mouse proof. It is important to remember that we invaded their habitat, so chances are you will see insects, spiders, or mice. You most likely will encounter various woodland creatures such as deer, wild turkey, raccoons, squirrels, coyotes, and a wide variety of birds for bird watching. We emphasize that you do not feed or approach the wildlife. Do not leave food out at night as this could lead to uninvited guests at your cabin.
Cell phone service can be very intermittent due to the cabins being located in the hills or country. Most of our cabins do have wireless internet access. Check the amenities for your cabin of choice.
Management must pre-approve early check-ins and late check-outs. Early check-in and late check-out will only be available if we haven’t had guests staying at the cabin before your arrival OR if we do not have guests checking in relatively soon after your departure. Our cleaning team needs adequate time to clean the cabin before each guest’s stay.
We do not provide personal toiletries such as: shampoo, conditioner, shower soap, hair styling/drying tools. Guests must bring personal beach towels. While some games and movies are available at some cabins, we cannot guarantee they will satisfy your needs. All food and beverage related items (coffee, coffee filters, food seasoning, etc.) must be provided by the guest. We do provide salt, pepper, and sugar at the cabins.
We try to give our guests as much privacy as possible to help ensure a secluded getaway. For this reason, we do not provide daily housekeeping or room service. The cabins are cleaned especially for you prior to your arrival. It is our mission to provide you a clean and satisfying cabin for your stay. However, housekeeping/maintenance will visit to service your hot tub if you are staying for more than two days.
We do not rent our facilities to after-prom, high school/college graduation or college formal parties. All events are subject to approval by owners/management prior to confirmation of a reservation.
Each cabin has a fire pit. We ask that you DO NOT bring your own wood in an attempt to stop the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species deadly to Ohio’s forest. Firewood is for sale on our website or general store and multiple other locations throughout the area. If you order with us, we will make sure you receive your firewood at the time of check-in.
All of our cabins or lodges have the following amenities:
· bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes, dish towels, paper towels, toilet paper
· hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher capsules
· comforter, bed linens, sheets, pillows, blankets
· plates, glasses, silverware, cooking utensils, baking dishes, pots/pans, cutting board, mixing bowls
· trash bags and garbage cans (indoor, outdoor, and bathroom)
· coffee maker, toaster, blender, crockpot, microwave, stove/oven, refrigerator
· Grill: propane is provided
· Laundry facility: washer/dryer, detergent
· cable TV (some cabins have Smart TVs), DVD player
PLEASE CHECK THE AMENITIES LIST SPECIFIC FOR EACH CABIN OR LODGE
Our cabins surround Nelsonville. In Nelsonville, there is a Kroger, Family Dollar, and Dollar General to pick-up groceries or sundries. There are several gas stations to choose from such as Kroger and Go-Mart. There is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from in the area ranging from fast food to fine dining. Nelsonville is located about 3-5 miles from where the cabins are located. The Visitor’s Guide in the cabin has a Suggested Dining section. Also, please visit our Attractions link for more information.
You can call 740-856-7848. We will be happy to assist you.
Unfortunately we do have electrical outages once in awhile from weather related incidences. We suggest you bring a flashlight for emergencies. From time to time, TV, appliances, hot tubs, water and electricity etc. will break down or malfunction. While we cannot refund any monies due to these issues that may be beyond our control, we will respond as quickly as we can to make repairs and restore amenities.
No Hunting, firearms, including paintball and air guns, and fireworks are NOT permitted on any of our properties. You may bring your ATV to the property, but you cannot ride it on the property. There are ATV trails in the Wayne National Forest near Nelsonville about a half hour drive from most cabins. Please see our ATTRACTIONS PAGE
The Hot Tubs are cleaned and maintained with chemicals like a swimming pool. We service the hot tubs after every stay, and on extended stays, on the third day and every other day thereafter.
Absolutely NO SMOKING in any of our cabins or lodges. We allow smoking outside. Please DO NOT LITTER or put cigarette butts in trash. Smoking inside will result in a $250 fine.
You can fish on any of the properties with ponds, but please follow the rules. Our ponds are Catch and Release Only. Sand Run Lake pond requires a fishing license as it is opened to the public. No Swimming is permitted in any of the ponds.
NO SWIMMING allowed in any of the ponds. We can't control the snapping turtles in the ponds nor do we have a lifeguard on duty. Lake Hope and Lake Logan do have beaches available for swimming. Nelsonville has a very nice public pool as well.
We do allow for well-behaved dog(s) to stay at some of our cabins. There is a $50 dollar additional pet fee and proof of current vaccinations.
Our cabins are open year round. Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons in Hocking Hills, with the forest open to view the ridges and wildlife. A few of our driveways are steep, but we do our best to keep snow and ice removed so that your cabin will be accessible. No refunds due to inclement weather.
Yes, we have canoeing, kayaking and tubing available at Murray's Landing in Nelsonville. Let them know you are ystaying with us and you will receive a 10% discount on your rental.
The cabins are located between 12-15 miles from Ohio University. Most OU weekend we are booked in advance so make your reservation early in the year.
You will have to check-in at our Welcome Center located at 1st Choice Cabin Rentals and General Store, 104 E, Canal St., Nelsonville, Oh 45764. Please return keys to the Welcome Center after leaving your cabin.
Our Cabin Rental Store is open 7-Days a week. Please note below the store hours:
8am - 8pm Monday - Thursday
8am - 9pm Friday - Saturday
9am - 5 pm Sunday