Cave Hill Log Cabin is a hewn log cabin built before the Civil War, painstakingly restored by local Adams County craftsmen. The solid rock fireplace was crafted by hand with local quarried stone. The massive rafters exposed in the loft were sawn from poplar logs in a local Amish sawmill. The interior paneling is 14 to 16 inch wide white pine boards supplied by Patty’s family lumberyard. The roof is hard slate salvaged from the house in Cincinnati where George grew up.
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We re-built the cabin at the edge of a little field behind our historic log barn, tucked away in a clearing by itself like a pioneer cabin would be. Surrounded by woods on 3 sides and the old barn on the 4th, it’s in its own world. Your first view of the cabin, coming around the old log barn, will transport you to another place and time.
Attached to the antique log home is a new lean-to with a modern kitchen and bath. Hidden behind the ancient logs are electricity, heating and air conditioning. The cabin smells of fresh cut pine boards.
One of our first guests said: “We absolutely fell in love with your cabin and the feeling and experience it gave us. Along with the woods surrounding it. You all have done an incredible job capturing the look and feel of an original cabin, yet keeping all the necessities and amenities we are accustomed to. I just can’t say enough good things about this lovely place. We just loved it!! A few added touches that I loved were the sconces, the little lamp in the bathroom, all the little candles and candle holders throughout the first floor. They all brought an added romantic side to the cabin.”
Sleeps 4 guests (king bed and two twins in open loft)
Pet friendly for dogs (no cats please)
One bathroom with shower
Amenities We offer boutique amenities – crisp hand ironed sheets and pillow cases, handsome comforters on the beds,fluffy towels, natural soap and shampoo.
Cozy living room with fireplace Relax in the living room before a sparkling fire, surrounded by antique log walls. We supply firewood in season.
Fully equipped kitchen Prepare your family meals in our well stocked kitchen. We include flatware and china, wine glasses, coffee maker and filters.
Dining table seats 6 guests Enjoy your meals . . or make it a game table or jigsaw puzzle table for family memories.
WiFi for email and light browsing; please do not streaming movies or YouTube.
Entertainment The TV is in the living room with DirectTV service and a DVD player. Bring your favorite shows.
Enjoy the quiet porch overlooking the field and woods with a gas grill, table and chairs.
We do not have a hot tub.
Outdoor fire ring In the evening, start a fire in the fire pit over by the barn and roast marshmallows. Star gaze from the field next to the cabin, where the Milky Way shines across the sky.
Immerse yourself in nature Your children will be intrigued to stay in an authentic log cabin surrounded by woods. Stroll over to the log barn where you enjoy a spectacular view of the Appalachian foothills.
Cave Explore our cave. Walk up our woodland path to the entrance, bring a flashlight to explore and clean clothes, you’ll get muddy!
About Adams County:
Adams County is one of the most beautifully and scenic counties in Ohio. It is a timeless rural spot. The Great Serpent Mound is the largest effigy mound in the country. The Amish community offers shops and tidy well kept farms. The southern boundary is the Ohio River, with gorgeous views, fishing and boating. Nature Conservancy’s Edge of Appalachia Preserve and numerous state natural areas showcase the county’s unique features.
Visit the Great Serpent Mound and its visitor center. Check out the Wheat Ridge Amish community shops and well kept farms. Travel the Quilt Barn Trail and see the rural countryside by car. Follow the ride of Confederate John Hunt Morgan and his Raiders through Adams County in 1863.
In neighboring Brown County, visit the boyhood home of US Grant in Georgetown; see where Liza reportedly crossed the Ohio River on the ice in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Visit the Rankin House above the Ripley bluff, where lanterns hung to guide slaves escaping across the river from Kentucky.
Hike in one of the many nature preserves and natural areas in Adams County. Our favorites include Chaparral Prairie (a remnant prairie a mile away). Buzzards Roost Trail (a moderately strenuous hike in the Edge of Appalachia Preserve) and Davis Memorial Nature Preserve (features a pristine stream, high rock cliffs and a geologic fault in the cliff face).
Enjoy birding on our farm or in the nature preserves.
Fish our pond (catch and release only), the ponds in Tranquility Natural Area, Adams Lake State Park, Ohio Brush Creek or the Ohio River.
Have dinner at White Star or Moyer’s Winery. White Star is a home-cooked food spot. Moyer’s offers dining overlooking the Ohio River.
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The Cabin has central heat /air conditioning, equipped kitchen, deck, grill, WiFi , satellite TV and DVD player, board games, puzzles and decks of cards. Kitchen equipment includes refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, electric mixer and cooking utensils. We supply placemats, dishes and flatware, linens, pillows, towels and paper goods. A high chair is available upon request, and well behaved dogs are welcome.
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Weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and nights before holidays) are $175 per night. Weeknights are $150 per night. No charges for extra people.
Two night minimum. $30 cleaning fee.
Pets are welcome, but there is a $40 pet charge per stay.
8% discount for stays of more than 6 nights.
Rates do not include 3% local lodging tax.
For a quote, click the “Book Online Now” button. We link to a secure outside payment site.
Confirmed reservations require a deposit of 25% of the total charge. The balance is due 30 days before arrival. Reservations may be cancelled with a $25 service charge up to 30 days prior to arrival. Deposits on reservations cancelled within 30 days of arrival will not be refunded.
A Few Rules
Check-in time is 3:00 PM; check-out 11:00 AM. Let us know if this does not work for you. We can sometimes be flexible. We do not allow smoking in the cabin, and advise caution outside since this is a wooded area and is often dry. If you smoke outside please pick up your butts and filters. No fires outside except in the fire pit. No firearms or hunting without written permission. We do not allow all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes or other motorized vehicles off the gravel roads; our paths are for foot traffic only. The cabin has an on-site septic system, so flush only human waste and toilet paper down the toilets. Cave Hill Road is a private one lane gravel road. Please drive slowly and cautiously. If you meet an oncoming car, please pull over or into the nearest driveway.