Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cleshopaholic travels.... to the wilderness

This past weekend, N and I joined is family for a little getaway in Hocking Hills, Ohio.  If you've never been, Hocking Hills is close to Athens, Ohio, about 3 hours from Cleveland. Its known for its camping and outdoors activity; if you know me in real life, then you know that camping is DEFINITELY not my thing. I like modern comforts. Also, some of Mother Nature's creations (mosquitos and other bugs that bite humans) and I don't really get along. So, with that in mind, we decided to go the cabin route instead. Our home for the long weekend was Pine Hills Lodge, a lovely log cabin with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and, most importantly, a hot tub.

The house was really quite lovely; there was plenty of room for everyone, and we could have easily fit in more than 6 adults and 1 child. Unlike a lot of vacation rentals, you didn't have to take bed linens or towels, and the house even had a washer-dryer in the event you needed it.

We had originally planned to go canoeing/kayaking, but the lack of rain has caused the water level is the river to drop quite a bit, which means we would have had to carry the boats in many instances, and so we decided to avoid that excursion. There's also ATV-ing, and zip-lining (which N and I just did in October in Costa Rica) and of course hiking.

We took a day to go hiking, and I actually have proof!!!

No trip is complete without a souvenir, and Hocking Hills has loads and loads of flea markets and antique malls, where we picked up this copper container. We're using it to hold our throws in our living room.

Overall, it was a fun and relaxing trip. I got quite a bit of reading done, which is good news for my next Reading Room post!!

Have you been camping? How about glamping (luxury camping- I could get into this)?


Fizzgig said...

i LOOOOVE hocking hills!! it is so much fun to get a cabin, and enjoy the outdoors, and cozy up in amazing accomodations at night, just like home!!

I enjoy roughing it in a tent, and "for real" camp...but only in the fall. But I would do the cabin thing any day. My favorite trip was in the winter, cozied up by the fire!
Berlin is also amazing (amish country) I stay at a place called Sojourner's Lodge. Great family, amazing cabins, and so much to do!!

I loooove that copper container, that is an amazing find!!

Alana said...

i'm with you, friend. i'm an adult and like adult amenities including toilets and showers!!!

Wearing Mascara said...

This looks like a blast. I looooove camping and have never been to Hocking Hills although I've heard a lot about it.