Cabin Rentals in Hocking Hills: Where to Book

by Holly Riddle  |  Published June 10, 2019

Situated in Ohio, Hocking Hills is a very popular adventure travel destination for those seeking a bit of time in the great outdoors. This Midwest haven is home to beautiful scenery that includes dramatic cliffs, gorges and waterfalls. The area features multiple state parks, forests and nature preserves, so there are plenty of options when it comes to getting active. Travelers will also have no problem finding outdoor activity providers, offering such fun as canopy tours, mining experiences and even corn mazes in the fall.

Cabin rentals are a popular accommodations option when visiting Hocking Hills, but how can you find the best cabin for you and your family? Whether you need something pet friendly or with a pool, big enough to fit multiple generations or more remote for a quieter retreat, you can find it all when you search these three Hocking Hills rental providers.

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HomeAway offers several dozen cabins for rent any given time during the summer months in Hocking Hills. Since the area is so spread out, with lots to do over an expansive region, you won’t find most of the cabins clustered in one area. The cabins available range in price, hovering around $150-$200 per night, making them an excellent choice if you’re looking for a budget-friendly accommodation option in the Hocking Hills area. There are several dozen with pools, as well as several dozen pet friendly options. Other amenities you can search for include WiFi, hot tubs, fireplaces and proximity to wineries, fishing or hiking. There are unfortunately no luxury-rated cabins for rent in Hocking Hills on HomeAway, and there are likewise no smoking-allowed cabins.

There are a good number of cabins that are available via the Instant Confirmation feature on HomeAway, so that you can have peace of mind as you book, that your trip will not be canceled by your host at the last minute.  


Book at HockingHills.com

Of course, you could just go straight to the source of all things Hocking Hills cabins, and rent your vacation stay from the company by the same name. HockingHills.com allows you to search through quite a few different options, but the search function on the site leaves a lot to be desired.

All of the available cabins are simply listed and you must click on each individually to get more information, such as if a cabin is pet friendly or has a pool, as well as if it’s even available during your travel dates. Once you click on a cabin that catches your eye, you’ll receive a bit more information, exact location, amenities and an availability calendar. When it comes time to book, the website redirects you to other sites to do so, further complicating the process. So, while you do have the benefit of knowing each option is a locally-recommended cabin, the actual booking via HockingHills.com is less than perfect.  


Book at Booking.com

Booking.com, meanwhile, has an easy booking system, but you can’t rely on it to show you cabins and only cabins. When searching for accommodations in the area, instead, you’re immediately shown budget hotels, motels and inns. You can search for homes, which includes cabins, but your options are limited — under 20, with only a few with special amenities like pet-friendliness and laundry facilities.

One thing booking.com does have that you might not be able to immediately find on HomeAway or via Hocking Hills Cabins, is a selection of very large cabins, including lodges, which are perfect for large families, groups of friends and company retreats.