4 sites · Lodging, Tents58 acres · Laurelville, Hocking
Escape to a secluded cabin or campsite in beautiful Hocking Hills. The cabins and primitive campsites are nestled into 58 acres of private property submerged in a hardwood forest. Explore natural springs, creeks, meditation areas, and hiking trails. Breathtaking views provide a tranquil getaway from the overstimulation of everyday life. Raven's Retreat is located near many Hocking Hills sites.
Pollinator Cabin, tiny house, sleeps 2
Camp Peace Hocking Hills, campsite
Camp Shroom Hocking Hills, campsite
Camp Heart Hocking Hills, campsite
Family-owned and operated, our cabins and primitive campsites are designed to promote privacy so guests can immerse in this natural environment, rejuvenate and recharge.
More Detailed Description:
Raven's Retreat is a beautiful, 58 acre property located in the Hocking Hills, 2 miles east of Laurelville, Oh. This land has remained mostly untouched and was purchased due to its resemblance to the deep woods of West Virginia, home to Raven's mother, Lisa Mahaney. The property is dear to us and we do everything we can to protect and maintain it in its natural state. It contains 4 creeks, hiking trails, a pond, and the top of a ridge. There are several endangered species including whippoorwills and two lined salamanders that reside at Raven's Retreat. There is an abundance of wildlife present due to keeping this property as wild as possible. While no hunting or fishing is allowed, wildlife viewing stations have been setup for guests to observe the creatures. Birdwatching is abundant here, and we are working with local environmental specialists to ensure that we create a thriving, healthy place for the birds. We do encourage some wild edible foraging of plant foods, which are abundant here.
We do our best to keep the human traffic on the property low but we want people to feel free to explore our challenging trails. There are about 2 miles of Hiking trails on the property that are not heavily traveled. The elevation change from the top of our ridge to the deepest part of our creek bed is over 220ft. If you plan to hike our trails, please keep strong scents such as perfumes to a minimum. This is often overlooked, but it can be confusing and disturb the wildlife. We greatly respect our water, and have natural springs here on the property. More important to us is that our guests have a quality experience rather than flooding the woods with a lot of people.
If you want to venture out, there are also many famous parks with hiking trails in the area, such as Rock House, Conkles Hollow, and many other Hocking Hills State Parks.
Quiet hours are to be honored and kept when the sun goes down. A respectful noise level is to be kept in consideration for our neighbors and nocturnal animals. 💡 Please note, we do consider the effects of light pollution and use particular lights to lessen our impact on the night creatures.
Please do not bring your animals with you if you are staying at Pollinator Cabin here at Raven's Retreat. We love animals but in the past, domestic animals such as dogs and cats have attacked our wildlife more than once so we ask that they do not come with you to this particular space. Domestic animal friends are welcome to come to our campsites, but must be tied out or on a leash while at the campsites or while hiking through the woods. No domestic animals are permitted to be off a leash in the woods on the property. There are endangered species present here.
Our space is for all peaceful people and we recommend the mentality of, "we're here together, so let's learn to live well together."
We have been Vegan Lifestyle Coaches for years, known for introducing people to plant derived foods, so don't be surprised if we leave food out for you to try.
Hope you will love our spaces as much as we do!
Raven and Dustin/Dj.