The Hocking Hills region of Ohio is absolutely littered with cabins among beautiful scenery, great hiking trails, and outdoor experiences. The best way to see the natural beauty of the region is to spend a few days exploring, and spend the nights settling into a comfortable cabin.
If you’re looking to bring your pup along to explore the trails, there are plenty of pet-friendly cabins in Hocking Hills to choose from.
You’ll find plenty of amenities at many of the cabins in the areas surrounding Hocking Hills State Park. Some have game rooms and entertainment centers for passing the time on those rainy days. Many are equipped with hot tubs to soak after a long day of exploring.
We think that you’ll find this list extremely helpful in choosing your landing spot in Hocking Hills. We absolutely love the area, and we are often finding “excuses” to plan a return visit. You can fall in love with the area with your pups, too, while staying at one of these fantastic pet-friendly cabins.
Best Pet-Friendly Cabins in Hocking Hills
|For Couples||A Romantic Cabin with a Play Shed||Covered outdoor game area with cornhole, outdoor chess, and fire pit|
|For Large Groups||Walnut Hill Lodge||Sleeps up to 20!|
|For a Unique Stay||Chapel Valley Lodge||Beautifully renovated, used to be a country church|
|For a Luxury Cabin Experience||Idyll Reserve||Sustainable property, onsite electric car chargers|
|For a Secluded Woodland Cottage||Laurelei Cottage||A 10-acre property, but close to the main attractions|
Is Hocking Hills Dog Friendly?
Yes! There are plenty of places to take your dogs hiking in Hocking Hills. Our 2 pups have absolutely loved exploring the trails there.
There are a few places where pets are not permitted on the trails, so be sure to know ahead of time where the dog-friendly Hocking Hills trails are. As a general rule of thumb, anything with “nature preserve” in the name does not permit dogs.
Pet-Friendly Cabins in Hocking Hills
We’ve organized this list in order of how many guests the property is able to accommodate. From 2 people to 20, there is a cabin in Hocking Hills for your group that is pet-friendly.
Most of the cabins in Hocking Hills have hot tubs, but not all of them. Each one we’ve included here does have an outdoor hot tub or spa.
Which one sounds like the best option for your trip? Read on to find out!
1. A Romantic Cabin with a Play Shed
Recently updated, this adorable little cabin has all of the things that you’ll need during your stay, and most likely more.
In addition to an outdoor hot tub, the “play shed” includes yard games like chess and cornhole.
There is also wifi at this cabin, but the Hocking Hills area doesn’t have the best cell service or coverage. Sometimes, it can be spotty, so just be prepared for that ahead of time.
This cabin welcomes 1 dog, and there is an extra fee.
Book the Romantic Cabin with a Play Shed
2. Pine Creek Horseman’s Camp Hocking Hills Cabins
Sleeps: 2-6 (7 available cabins)
Cleanliness, comfort, and location are huge draws for guests at the Pine Creek Horseman’s Camp. Multiple cabins are situated on the property but aren’t necessarily right on top of each other.
While they are pet-friendly, expect to pay an extra fee for cleaning. They are beautifully maintained, so these cabins are worth the stay.
Private parking and wifi are also offered in these cabins.
Book the Pine Creek Horseman’s Camp Hocking Hills Cabins
3. Idyll Reserve – Hocking Hills
Sleeps: 4-10 (5 available cabins)
Five luxurious cabins are located within the Idyll Reserve, and the location can’t get much better. They’re only about 5 minutes from Old Man’s Cave and the main area visitor’s center, which you’ll most certainly end up visiting during your trip to Hocking Hills.
Dogs are permitted as guests at both The Cabin and Hillside retreats.
The property also boasts electric vehicle chargers and puts a lot of effort into sustainable business practices.
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4. Laurelwood Cabin
Privacy and seclusion are easily found at the beautiful Laurelwood Cabin, which is situated less than 5 miles from big spots like Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, and Old Man’s Cave.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the main room provide unmatched views of the natural landscape just beyond the glass.
There are 2 queen bedrooms in this cabin, one on the first floor and one in a loft, accessed via a ladder. While the look is beautiful, this may not be the best option for those with mobility issues.
This property is situated on the Chalets’ Hocking Hills, which includes 140 acres and a pool for all Chalet guests. A private hot tub is included on the back deck of the cabin.
5. The Retreat at Harble Ridge
Located on 40 acres, this cabin has access to private trails in addition to being close to the popular Hocking Hills trails.
While the Retreat is a studio cabin, it can accommodate 4 guests with a queen-sized pull-out couch and king bed.
Dogs are welcome and will have plenty of space to explore on the 40-acre property, where there is only one other cabin.
You’ll have everything you need for a getaway for up to 4 people, including a hot tub and outdoor fire pit.
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6. A Cozy A-Frame
I don’t know if you have the same affinity for a-frame cabins as I do, but they’re just a little more unique than your average rectangle.
The best part is that there are a few pet-friendly A-frame cabins on the property where you can enjoy a relaxing getaway.
Private hot tubs are located on the back deck of each A-frame, but the cabins themselves are kind of clustered together.
One bedroom is located on the main level, and another is in a loft that you’ll have to climb stairs to access.
7. The Elk Cabin
For natural views off of the deck and from the hot tub, this is the cabin you should book. It is located near the Retreat at Harble Ridge, close to everything in Hocking Hills.
The elevated, wrap-around deck and covered hot tub can be enjoyed in most weather conditions.
If the nights are cooler or rain is in the forecast, you can start a fire in the beautiful stone wood-burning fireplace indoors.
The Elk Cabin is a great spot to “get off the grid.” There isn’t any wi-fi at this cabin.
Pets are welcome with no additional fees.
8. Laurelei Cottage
Tucked away on 10 acres, the Laurelei Cottage has everything that you would need in a recently renovated beauty. Kitchen and bathroom upgrades add a little luxury to the log cabin feel.
While this cottage is furnished with 3 queen beds, 2 of them are in a loft-style room.
There is plenty of room to roam outside, and the fire pit sits near the banks of Pine Creek. A large hot tub can accommodate the size of the group.
While the cottage is pet-friendly, there is an additional $75 fee here.
9. Moore Hollow Cabin at Big Pine Retreat
Check out the cool wrap-around porch with the rustic stick railings! You’ll never want to go inside when visiting the Moore Hollow Cabin.
You can also access hiking trails leading to more caves and waterfalls, right from the cabin.
The hosts have been easy to work with, but arrangements for pets must be made in advance here. They want to be able to accommodate them appropriately!
Book the Moore Hollow Cabin at Big Pine Retreat
10. Luxury Cabin with Hot Tub 7 Miles to Hocking Hills
A larger rental property in the area, this one has lots of bells and whistles. A game room equipped with a pool table will entertain your group when the weather is less than ideal.
Stone and woodwork beautifully decorate the cabin inside. Your group will have plenty of room to spread out inside with 4 bedrooms over 2500 square feet.
When the weather is nicer, an outdoor deck includes a large hot tub, grill, and patio furniture. A fire ring is also included to roast marshmallows on warm summer nights.
Pets are welcome at this property without extra fees.
Book the Luxury Cabin with Hot Tub 7 Mi to Hocking Hills
11. Star Ridge Cabin
If you’d like to park your car and leave it at the cabin for the weekend while still being able to explore, this is a great spot to stay. You can walk to Old Man’s Cave from here!
This is also a great getaway for multiple couples, as there are 4 separate bedrooms in this cabin. There is plenty of space to spread out, but a nice open living area to come together.
A large wrap-around porch and hot tub provide plenty of opportunities to relax in the outdoor space.
Up to 2 pups can accompany your group to this cabin.
12. Chapel Valley Lodge
For a more unique pet-friendly accommodation in Hocking Hills that has room for a larger group, check out the Chapel Valley Lodge.
The structure was historically a church before being converted. Now, it has 6 bedrooms and a large open living area.
The lodge is extremely modern, but it has kept a few touches to remind visitors of its previous use as a church. Wi-fi, DISH network TV, and a large outdoor hot tub provide plenty of entertainment. Seeing a few photos, both of the inside and outside will have you convinced that you need to book your stay.
Up to 2 dogs are also welcomed into the space, but there is a $50 fee per pup.
13. Walnut Hill Lodge
Let me just say that this lodge-style cabin is gigantic. Over 6 bedrooms, there are 15 beds to provide sleeping space for up to 20 people!
While it is just a few minutes from the main Hocking Hills attractions, there are so many great amenities on the property that your group may never have to leave!
A wood-burning fireplace, game room, movie theatre room, and large kitchen steal the show inside. Step outside and you can enjoy basketball and horseshoes, a large firepit, a custom patio, and an in-ground saltwater spa.
This place is one that you might have to see to believe.
FAQ’s When Traveling to Hocking Hills
Is Hocking Hills open in winter?
Yes! Trails and attractions are open year-round. The hiking trails in winter in Hocking Hills can get very icy, so these microspikes could be extremely helpful and much safer.
Can you swim in the waterfalls in Hocking Hills?
No! The only spots where you can swim in or near Hocking Hills are Lake Hope and Lake Logan State Park. No swimming in the waterfalls or creeks in Hocking Hills State Park.
Is Hocking Hills State Park free to visit?
Yes! There are no entrance fees for parking, hiking the trails, or participating in any of the park’s ranger-sponsored activities.
Are there any accessible trails at Hocking Hills?
Yes! Both Ash Cave and the Lower Trail at Conkle’s Hollow are both wide and flat, enabling them to accommodate things like wheelchairs and strollers.
Is there cell phone service at the park?
Don’t count on it! While you may get spotty service here and there, Hocking Hills State Park is a collection of caves. You might not be able to get much.
We love our pets, and we love spending time outdoors. Hocking Hills is a great place to combine these two passions into a fun new adventure.
Our goal is to provide plenty of great options for those looking for a place to stay with their furry friend near the beautiful hiking trails, caves, and waterfalls that make up the Hocking Hills region.
Let us know which pet-friendly cabin in Hocking Hills you decided on for your stay! We’d love to hear about your adventures.