Hocking Hills is an area that I was really excited to explore thanks to social media. I’ve seen amazing pictures from friends on facebook and images from photographers that I admire on instagram. Our visit to the area was less than 48 hours, but we know how to pack in a full throttle itinerary. That also means that I value a good night’s sleep after a full day of adventures.
This was what led to our stay at the KOA campground in Hocking Hills. The location is conveniently located within a few miles of several of the popular hiking destinations in the area.
The checkin process was really easy. We also purchased a bundle of wood that was delivered to our fire pit. We didn’t purchase the fire starter kit for a $1 and I would have done that in hindsight. We already purchased hot dogs for an easy dinner from a grocery store earlier that afternoon but if we would have realized that they had an on sight pizza shop, we would have gotten that for dinner instead.
Our cabin was located close to the playground and the general store which worked out great. The outside made a great first impression with a gas grill that came with propane, fire pit, a porch with a glider swing, and keyless entry door lock.
The inside paid a lot of attention to detail for guests. The bedroom had two large closets with storage drawers underneath. The boys’ room had bunk beds with storage drawers underneath. Another perk of our cabin was our own bathroom with a shower/tub.
The kitchen had all of the supplies that you would need for making a meal ranging from dishes to pots, pans, and kitchen appliances which included a Keruig that came with 2 K cups for each guest. The family room area had a tv, couch, chairs and free WIFI. I was really grateful for the WIFI because the area in general doesn’t always have the best reception. This allowed me to complete a few online projects after the kids went to bed.
I liked the personal touch with the guestbook where you could find out what previous guests enjoyed during their visit.
It was also really nice to be able to relax by the fire that evening knowing that we could get a good night’s sleep after a full day of hiking. Our cabin had heat and air conditioning which is my kind of glamping.
We arrived to our cabin just before dark the evening before so I explored the campground in the morning. There are areas with smaller cabins and camping lots for RV Campers, and tents. The cabin that we stayed in was called the “Outdoorsman” which is the largest cabin offered to stay in with the most amenities.
The property has hiking trails, gem mining area, pool, playground, and even a playground for your pet.
In the morning we ordered a pizza to take with us before we checked out. It was a lot easier than packing a lunch. We ordered half of the pizza with veggies for the parents and half of the pizza with meat for the kids. Everyone was happy and the pizza was REALLY good. I must confess that we ate the pizza in the parking lot on our way out. We couldn’t resist the wait. The pizza also got us through multiple hikes later that day.
The KOA Campground at Hocking Hills offers a great location along with wonderful ammenities and staff. Thanks again to KOA for hosting our stay. We definitely want to come back!
You can find out more about planning a stay at a KOA campground near you from their website.
The Logan/Hocking Hills KOA is located at 29150 Pattor Rd.,Logan, OH 43138.