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Frequently Asked Question

Are The Vacation Rentals secluded?

Yes, the 3 luxury Lodges and our 2 luxury cabins in Hocking Hills are nestled amongst 202 private wooded acres. This is a private retreat so only registered guests will have access to the gated entrances. You are not situated right on a road with heavy traffic. You are totally secluded on Hocking Hills most groomed retreat. We have thoughtfully placed your accommodation to optimize views and privacy.

How far away are the State Parks and Hocking Hills attractions?

Bourbon Ridge Retreat is approximately 10 to 20 minutes away from everything you may want to explore in the Hocking Hills. Visit our concierge page for more information. We provide directions for you!

Are there hiking trails around the lodges or cabins?

We have several miles of trails for hiking, and we are continuing to create even more trails for your pleasure. Our pond is designated for only guests staying at The Woodford Cabin or The Bookers Cabin. There are several common areas on the property that are great for exploration. Visit The Grounds Page for more information.

Do we allow events such as after-prom, high school graduation parties, college formal parties and fraternity or sorority parties?

No, we absolutely do not accommodate such events or any type of “party”. All reservations are subject to owner/management approval – and may require a larger damage deposit.

Are the Hot Tubs & Swimming Pools opened year round?

Yes, Hocking Hills largest, custom built in-ground hot tubs located at our Hocking Hills Lodges & Cabins, are open and heated year round at NO additional cost. The Makers Lodge swimming pool is seasonal, opens in May and stays open until October (at Management’s discretion & additional costs to heat the pool). Angel’s Envy, the Ridgemont, Bookers & Woodford’s pools/hot tubs are open year round! Swim in the snow, set to your desired temperature. Heating of the cabin pools comes with NO additional cost unlike other cabins who charge. The pool waterfalls are a seasonal feature and operate May-October.

Is there high speed Internet at the lodges / Cabin?

Yes, high-speed wireless Wi-Fi available at no additional cost in all of our luxury vacation rentals – Being in a rural area we have the highest speed option available. WiFi is not a guaranteed amenity as we are at the liberty of our service provider if there happens to be an outage in the accommodation.

Do we allow hunting or ATVs on the property?

NO, no exceptions.

Are Pets allowed?

NO, no exceptions.

Can we invite additional guests (over max occupancy) just to spend the day/afternoon or for a dinner?

NO, we do not permit guests and you cannot exceed the maximum occupancy, unless you have an approved event. We do monitor traffic flow in and out of the property.

What is provided at the Hocking Hills Lodge?

The Lodge’s at Bourbon Ridge Retreat are completely furnished. The kitchen’s are equipped with stand-alone refrigerators, commercial size cooktop, double oven, free standing ice maker, sink with reverse osmosis water filtration system, a Coffee Maker, microwave, dishwasher, blender, crock pot, toaster, dishes, and cookware. Bath towels, hot tub towels and linens are provided.

There is a gas grill and griddle – propane is provided

What is supplied at the Hocking Hills Cabins?

The Booker’s & Woodford cabins are completely furnished. The kitchen is equipped with full size refrigerators, a 4-burner cook top, oven, Coffee Maker, microwave, dishwasher, blender, crock pot, toaster, dishes, and cookware. Bath towels, hot tub towels and linens are provided.

There are gas grills with propane provided.

When can I arrive for check-in?

Check-in time is 4:00PM or later. Late check-outs and early check-ins are sometimes available upon request but not guaranteed. If available you can contact management within 7 days of your arrival date to inquire about a potential earlier check in time. Check-out time is between 10AM-11AM – NO exceptions, anything past 11AM will incur a fee of $100.00 per hour. Please leave the lodge in the condition in which you found it – including dishes washed and trash bagged and in proper receptacles. Management and housekeeping staff will arrive promptly at 11:00AM to begin the cleaning process.

How many people can stay at the Hocking Hills Lodge or Cabins?

Angel’s Envy & Makers Lodge sleep 24 guests (16 if all adults) and the Ridgemont will accommodate up to 16 guests (12 if all adults). Additional guests are NOT allowed. NO VISITORS ALLOWED. Only registered and paid guests are permitted access into Bourbon Ridge Retreat. Traffic flow is monitored and non registered guests will be asked to leave.

Our Hocking Hills Luxury Cabins can each accommodate up to4 guests comfortably. In some occasions, we will allow a 5th family member. Additional guests are subject to management approval & additional charges. Only registered guests will be permitted access to the property beyond the gated entrances.

Is there daily housekeeping/maintenance at the Lodge and Cabin rentals?

Maintenance does visit each property as needed to maintain the pool and hot tub chemistry, check temperatures and to gather bagged trash when they deem necessary to do so. These visits take place between 6:00 AM-8:00 AM. The accommodations will be immaculately clean especially for you, prior to your arrival. We will do everything we can to make sure everything is ready for your stay. Our goal is to provide you with the best customer service in the Hocking Hills so that you will become a frequent guest to our Lodges and Luxury Cabin rentals. However, on rare occasions you may find something that is unacceptable.

Please let us know as soon as possible, we will make every effort to amend the problem so that your stay may be a pleasant one. Management can be contacted 24/7 by calling our main office.

Is there cell phone/internet service?

Cell service does depend on your provider – your service may be stronger in different spots on the properties. All Cabin and Lodge rentals have a land line telephone service for your use. Prior to your arrival we will provide you with your rentals’ phone number – feel free to give this to guests arriving later and/or family at home that may need you. Long distance calls are free for all rentals. High-speed internet is available for free – Internet is NOT guaranteed. We have the fastest speeds in the area, however cannot control the weather or service provider if the connection goes out.

What is the wildlife like at the Lodge?

We do have our luxury rentals professionally exterminated, but it is not bug proof. Please remember you are in the forest, and that we have invaded their habitat, so chances are you will see insects and spiders. Fortunately, mosquitoes are only seen on the rarest of occasions.You most likely will encounter various woodland creatures such as deer, wild turkey, raccoons, squirrels, and you may even see a coyote. Do not leave food out at night; you may have uninvited animal guests by doing so.

What is Bourbon Ridge Retreat like in the winter?

Bourbon Ridge Retreat is open year round. Winter is a beautiful season. Our driveway is steep, and we do our best to keep snow and ice removed; however, 4-wheel drive may be necessary to climb the driveway when snow and ice covered. No refunds due to inclement weather or power outages, but we certainly will work with you to come and experience the Bourbon Ridge luxury. The lodges have full house generators that will keep everything going including the pool and hot tub in case of a power outage. Each cabin has its own generator so you can keep the heat, A/C, and lights on.

Very few cabins have their own private generator and with so many power outages in the Hocking Hills, it is a big advantage.

What should I bring for a stay at hocking hills?

» Food (including coffee/tea, needed spices, & oils)
» Toiletries
» Hair dryer
» Beach towels for pool – hot tub towels are provided
» Plastic/disposable cups for drinks outdoors, we do not allow glass in our outdoor areas.
» Flashlight
» Favorite games
» Deck of cards – We do offer a complete poker set (Angel’s Envy & Makers Lodge Only)
» DVDs
» Xbox One games (Lodges Only)
» Matches (to light campfire)
» First aid kit
» Sunscreen
» Bug Spray