Hocking Hills is a popular vacation destination in Ohio with many lodging options available from luxury cabins to shipping container homes to our new favorite unique rental, tiny houses. If you’re looking for a fun and affordable lodging option consider one of the following tiny house rentals in Hocking Hills.
Where is Hocking Hills State Park?
Hocking Hills is a popular southeastern Ohio destination known for beautiful scenery and unique experiences.
Located about 45 minutes southeast of Columbus, the area draws millions of visitors each year to hike in its nine state parks and multiple nature preserves.
Be sure to pack your camera because you’ll see interesting geological features, waterfalls, and caves; including Ash Cave, the largest recess cave east of the Mississippi.
Check out these Well-Appointed Tiny House Rentals in Hocking Hills
Tiny cabins are great for a solo trip, small families, an adventure with a friend, or as an option for a romantic getaway.
My husband and I have stayed in three of the five tiny cabins offered by Hocking Hills Tiny Houses and will share what we loved about each property.
Hocking Hills Tiny Houses currently has five tiny houses that are available to rent with more in the works.
This property is situated on its own lot right on Lake Logan. It does share a drive with the vacation rental to the left but the parking area is plenty large enough that we weren’t bothered at all.
If you’re looking for a lakehouse where you can relax around the large fire pit while watching the sun go down over the lake, this property is for you.
My husband and I loved the location, the view, and watching the paddle boats from the nearby marina go by. If you’d rather be on the lake, you have that option too. Kayak rentals are available from the owners or you’re welcome to bring your own.
Learn more about booking the Gladiola here.
This adorable tiny home is conveniently situated in the Campbell Cove Campground, along with another tiny house on wheels called The Juniper. My husband and I stayed during the winter so the campground was silent and the views of the frozen lake were gorgeous.
This tiny house can accommodate four people and features an upstairs loft with a full-size bed and a U-shaped sitting area (as shown above) that converts to a King-size bed.
Take a minute to read my full review, Book your Amazing Hocking Hills Tiny House Getaway Today to see more images of the inside of The Trillium.
Book The Trillium on Airbnb.
As I mentioned, this is in the same campground as The Trillum and is situated with a view of the lake through the tent area of the campground.
This tiny house can also accommodate four adults with a loft bedroom with a full-size bed and sleeper sofa in the living area.
I have not personally stayed in this tiny house yet, but it’s on my list to stay in sometime in the near future.
Learn more about the Juniper and book your stay here.
The newest tiny house to join the fleet, The Hemlock is probably my favorite.
Located on a hillside near Lake Logan, this property is the first pet-friendly tiny house the company offers and can accommodate dogs up to 30 pounds.
Designed for one or two people, you’ll find a nice size living area, a large (for a tiny house) full bathroom with a shower, flush toilet, and floor-to-ceiling picture window that provides a great wooded view for you to enjoy day or night.
If you’re looking for somewhere quiet to relax, this is currently the most private of the tiny houses. I can easily see this becoming our favorite weekend getaway cabin.
Book your stay at The Hemlock on Airbnb.
What You Should Know about the Tiny Houses
All four tiny houses have several things in common.
In addition to being adorable, incredibly spacious (thanks for the big windows and high ceilings), they’re also located within close proximity to Lake Logan State Park which offers tons of warm-weather fun; kayaking, swimming, fishing, and boating. It’s also a great spot for bird watching.
Each property is conveniently located so they are only a short drive to the town where you’ll find restaurants, a winery, and a brewery if you don’t feel like cooking. As an added perk, the owner of the tiny houses may be able to arrange (in advance) to pick you up if you went out on the town and had a little too much fun. That my friends is great service.
If you stay in The Trillium or The Juniper, you can actually walk to several restaurants and brewery.
The tiny houses mentioned above all have many of the same features and amenities, these include:
- Parking at the tiny house.
- Self check-in.
- Wifi so you don’t need to depend on your cell service (though I’ve not had any issues at the tiny houses with my Verizon coverage).
- An outdoor patio with seating where you can relax and watch the sunset or enjoy the view.
- S’mores fix-ins, fire pits, and wood delivery (for a charge) is available.
- A well-stocked functional kitchen area with a dorm-size frig, microwave, induction cooktop, pots & pans, oil, salt & pepper and spices, Ziploc baggies, dishes & silverware, dish towels, and cleaning supplies.
- Full bathrooms with showers and composting toilet (The Hemlock has a flush toilet), towels, shampoo & conditioner, body wash, etc.
- A seating area in the living room area with plenty of natural light. I loved how bright it was in each of the properties.
- All linens for the bed(s) are included with extra pillows.
- Heating and air conditioning with radiant floor heating so you don’t freeze your toes off in the winter.
- and more.
The gracious hosts, Matt & Christine, are recognized as Superhosts on Airbnb and have thought of all the essentials for these fully furnished tiny houses. All you need to do is pack your clothes, show up and enjoy the personal touches, like the welcome note, you’ll find in the cabin.
We love the modern design of the properties and the well-thought-out living space that seems to have a space for all your things even though it may not have the square footage you’re used to at home.
To give a proper review you are supposed to share the good, bad and ugly but I had to think hard on this one.
As I mentioned, the tiny houses are adorable, the hosts are great, and they are CLEAN.
Personally, my husband and I aren’t fans of composting toilets. We’re also not fans of RV toilets. We dealt with that for over a year and a half in our motorhome and I was never so thankful when we moved back into a stick and brick house to have my good ole flush toilet once again. However, The Hemlock, the newest tiny house, does have a flush toilet, thus, making it my favorite so far.
If I were traveling with young children, the open lofts and stairs leading to them would make me nervous. Yes, you can have your kids sleep downstairs but when my kids were young, I couldn’t keep them off stairs.
Finally, you won’t find TVs in the tiny homes. This was not a big deal for my husband and me as we don’t watch much TV when we travel. For those moments when we did want to tune in to our favorite show, we simply browsed our Netflix and Hulu channels on our phones.
If you’re considering tiny living (my goal if I can downsize my milk glass collection) renting a tiny house is a great way to see if you may or may not want to pursue that dream.
What is there to do near the tiny houses?
Hocking Hills State Park and the surrounding area provide scenic views year-round. During the summer, the landscape is green, lush, and enchanting.
My kids were young the first time we visited and we were in the middle of reading The Hobbit. They thought we had stepped into Middle Earth when we descended down the steps on the Old Man’s Cave Trail and expected to see Frodo step out from behind a leafy fern. To them, that hike became magical.
During the fall you’ll see an array of stunning fall foliage.
In colder weather, snow transforms the parks into a winter wonderland complete with snow-covered tree limbs, frozen waterfalls and other ice formations.
If hiking isn’t your thing, you may enjoy browsing the local antique shops, relaxing in a salt cave, taking a glass blowing class at Jack Pine Studio or learning about the history of the area on board the Hocking Hills Scenic Railway.
You may also want to download our free scavenger hunt that is less of a game and really a simple list of things to see in the area for more ideas.
How much does a tiny house rental cost?
Pricing for the tiny houses starts around $79-219 a night, depending on the tiny house you have your eye on. There is also a two-night minimum which gives you a good time frame to explore the area and fall in love with Hocking Hills.
If you enjoy the outdoors, you can’t help but be drawn back over and over again.
Keep in mind that rental property pricing in Hocking Hills ranges from about $100 a night and up with an average rate of roughly $475 a night.
If you’re looking for a unique place to stay that doesn’t kill the budget or sacrifice your comfort, you’ve found a great option in these tiny houses.
Visit the Hocking Hills Tiny Houses website for more information.
Other Hocking Hills Lodging Options
Let’s face it, the vacation rental options in Hocking Hills can be overwhelming! In addition to the tiny homes, my husband and I have enjoyed stays at the following properties:
The Hocking Hills Caboose – Perfect for train enthusiasts or young families, the caboose sits on a private, wooded lot with a deck, firepit, grill and plenty of space for the kids to run outside.
The Bookers Cabin – This luxury cabin is ideal for a romantic getaway for two. Located in a private setting, this cabin features a beautiful open floor plan, theater room, an amazing rainfall shower, and a private hot tub.
Ravenwood Castle– This property is in a wooded, remote area of Hocking Hills. Guests may book a room in the castle or on the grounds in a unique village dwelling or small cabin. You’ll find an onsite pub for guests, a massive collection of board games and a life-size chess game on the yard.
The Rush Resort – If you have a large family or are traveling with other families, the luxury Rush Resort is a great option. This property has a pool, hot tub, game room and theater room to die for. This property accommodates up to 22 people.
Have you stayed in one of the Hocking Hills Tiny Houses? Leave us a comment below and tell us which one you stayed in or would like to stay in.