Midwest Living Review
The rustic-looking buildings at the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls are part of the charm. The fresh-baked cookies on arrival are another touch that makes you feel right at home. Each of the inn's 12 cottages sit on their own 2 wooded acres; each are outfitted with a deck and a whirlpool hot tub. Dogs are welcome in two of the cottages. Five private log cabins cluster closer to the main inn, where there are nine guest rooms, each with a private bath. All overnight guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast, a big menu of fruits, granola and hot dishes such as French toasts, souffls and casseroles featuring local ingredients. The gourmet food doesn't stop at breakfast. Lunches include seasonal soups, salads and sandwiches, plus yummy desserts. Dinners are a big affair, with an open kitchen where guests are welcome to watch their gourmet meals, which include entrees such as herb-roasted rack of lamb and chicken pancetta, being prepared from scratch. If you'd like to be part of the cooking action, the inn offers Weekend CookIn classes (plus other special events, including photography workshops and Stepping Up and Out adventure weekends). The great meals give you the energy to explore the rolling Hocking Hills, famous for rock formations, waterfalls and forests. There's so much to do: festivals, galleries, shops, state parks, fishing, cycling, canoeing, hiking. Back at the inn, head to the spa house for massage, body scrubs, wraps, facials, foot detox baths and more. From $129.