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Cabins At Top O’ The Caves: Prime Hocking Hills Access For A Variety Of Travelers

Updated Sep 24, 2015

The drive in is scenic and winding, taking you through the dappled shade of woods and past small farms sitting at the feet of the Appalachian foothills. This sixty-acre resort offers a lot of choice in amenities. Ten cabins range from rustic sleepers to posh getaways. Sites are available for Tent and RV campers, as well. All guests can take advantage of the clubhouse, laundry, gift shop, camp store, swimming pool, fishing pond, and forest trails.

The property is centrally located in the heart of the Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio. Three of the most popular cave formations are accessible from the park by foot via the Buckeye Trail: Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, and even Old Man’s Cave for those happy to walk a few miles. But the paved, rural highways make for easy access to all the important Hocking Hills parks. Whatever your getaway lodging preference, Top O’ the Caves can deliver.

The accommodations are beautiful

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Visitors come to the Hocking Hills in southeastern Ohio to see the spectacular recess caves and waterfalls. In the excitement over so many natural wonders in one small area, it’s easy to forget that the countryside and forests are lovely in their own right. The gently rolling hills and patchwork forest that typify the grounds at Top O’ the Caves are no exception. All the cabins but the lodge are situated under the shade of the trees, and many of them boast log-cabin construction. You’ll want to sit around the campfire and soak up the scenery.

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What sort of cabin would you like?

Choices are what Top O’ the Caves really does well. You can stay in a rustic one-room cabin with hand-made beds (bring your own sleeping bag) and a fridge and a microwave, or you can choose a cabin with a stove. There are plenty of tent camping opportunities as well, with or without electricity. RV spots include options for electric, water, and sewer. Cabins start at just 43 USD per night, while primitive campsites begin at 33 USD.

But if roughing it isn’t your thing, there are four secluded resort-style cabins for anywhere from two to ten people. Costs begin at a reasonable 125 USD for non-peak days. These private cabins have fully-furnished kitchens, fireplaces, air-conditioning, and Jacuzzis! - Not to mention decks with private views of the wooded hills.

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The lodge, tucked between the swimming pool and the camp store, is perfect for large parties. It has all the modern amenities that the resort cabins have, but can sleep up to about twenty people in its four bedrooms, three bathrooms, one Jacuzzi, three kitchens, and formal living and dining rooms. Satellite television is included at the lodge.

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This place has a little bit of everything

Even though you’ll probably be spending a lot of time visiting local parks, there’s a lot to do right on site. Aside from the pool, there are sixty acres to explore. The fishing pond is a great way to get some sun, while the children’s playground has more shade, and the game arcade in the clubhouse will amuse kids of all ages for hours, if not days.

There are numerous hiking trails that allow for access to the entirety of the park, and the Buckeye Trail runs right by, providing foot access to the local trail system and state and national parks. The main office building includes a gift shop, and there’s a laundry facility. For extensive supplies, a short drive into town is easy enough.

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Location, Location, Location

While Top O’ the Caves is a worthy destination itself for getting away from it all, it’s the resort’s proximity to famous caves and waterfalls that make it a prime vacation choice. The park’s very name reflects this fact. Ash Cave is an easy walk, and Cedar Falls and Old Man’s Cave aren’t that much further. Yet the well-maintained road system and ample parking at each cave and waterfall mean that you can save your legs for exploring the trails and amazing rock structures. You’ll get a workout, even if you drive to every single one. Trails at each park wind you to and around and through all the best places to see. You won’t want to leave any path unexplored. Guided tours are also available, and organized through the state parks system.

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Top O’ the Caves: A place to unwind

Top O’ the Caves has a lot to offer guests. Between its wide array of amenities and peaceful location, the stay will let you unwind. The staff is friendly and cheerful, and they maintain a low-profile presence throughout the day and night with regular rounds on golf carts. Don’t miss out on the chance to stay in a local, idyllic setting when you come to immerse yourself in the unique natural wonder of the Hocking Hills.

This article was originally published on Sep 24, 2015

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