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Hemlock Hideaway

· Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio
18 acres hosted by Lisa L.
1 lodging site · 9 tent sites
Near Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Canal.
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Hemlock Hideaway and its 18 acres was originally part of a larger 100-acre plot that was surveyed and settled in the late 1700's by Gideon Granger of the Connecticut Land Company. Granger sold it to one Jehoikim Burget in 1815 for the whopping price of $400. The resident house was built in 1816 by Burget and then passed down to family members over the next 5 generations, until we bought it in 2003, marking the first time the house and remaining property were ever officially sold. In the mid 1800's, a grist mill was put up across the river from the cabin, and our creek was the main road in and out of that operation. There is a gravestone belonging to the wife of Jehoikim's son, she being half Native American and therefore couldn't be buried in the local white cemetery. We also own the original hand-written deed from 1815 detailing the sale of the original 100 acres to Jehoikim Burget. Learn more about this land: Our primitive cabin nestled in the woods overlooking the Grand River is a nature-lover's paradise! Come canoe, fish, experience wine country, or unplug and just get away from it all. Please note: There is no running water or electricity at the site, but the cabin is generator-ready and there is an outhouse.  The cabin does have a wood burning stove for heat and simple cooking, however there is no running water or electricity.  That being said, the building is wired and has plugs and outlets and is generator-ready.  You provide your own generator and fuel.  We provide bottled water, sheets, pillows, flashlights, a fire ring with cooking grate, charcoal grill (you provide the charcoal), access to firewood, and an outhouse with toilet paper.  Our 1/4 mile of Grand River frontage can be accessed right outside the cabin door via a quick hike down the somewhat steep hillside.  If hiking isn't preferred, then a quick two-minute drive will take you to the Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark - a favorite of local fishermen.  Bigger groups with tents are welcome, but will need to bring all supplies beyond what we provide for two guests. 
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75 ratings · 66 reviews
L B.recommends
April 26, 2024
Hemlock Hideaway
Wonderful Secluded Cabin
I loved my stay here and would definitely love to return. The area is quiet and secluded, and though there is a local road close by, the traffic is light and was not a disturbance. The cabin itself I found to be clean and comfortable, and the indoor wood-burning furnace kept me warm and comfortable at night even in freezing temperatures. I slept in one of the loft twin beds and found it comfortable. The sheets and comforter were clean and offered more than enough warmth when coupled with the heat of the furnace. The owners offer generously sized bags of firewood there for purchase which really came in handy, and they also allow you to gather wood from around the property. The composting toilet was clean and simple to use—they have information posted as to how to use it and how it works—and I didn’t find it smelly or unpleasant, unlike many of the pit toilets I’ve used at campgrounds. You simply cover the waste in sawdust that is provided for you, and that’s that! I was traveling alone, which can be a little scary for a lone traveler, but I never felt nervous or unsafe—I was grateful to have a lock on the cabin door as opposed to being alone in a tent. This was definitely one of the best places I’ve gotten to stay, and I hope to return with my whole family someday.
James C.recommends
April 12, 2024
Yard at Hemlock Hideaway, Site Six
Great Host
While I wasn't able to visit this location as planned, Lisa was particularly helpful and very quick to respond to my questions.
Mimi S.recommends
April 10, 2024
Yard at Hemlock Hideaway, Site One
Thoughtful and caring owners
We loved camping at Lisa's place! Lisa and her family were so wonderful and helpful during our stay. They regularly checked in on us, got us supplies that we had forgotten to bring. Lisa even brought out chocolate cake and coffee during the day! They proactively added motion sensor lights to the path heading to the toilet. They have a little playground on their property which is great for kids to get their energy out. They have one of the cleanest porta potties I have ever seen in my life! They also had a campfire going late into the night and early morning which was so helpful.
Amanda E.recommends
April 9, 2024
Yard at Hemlock Hideaway Site Four
Solar eclipse. Tent camping.
Incredibly amazing would not accurately describe the outstanding experience my family and I had camping at Hemlock Hideaway. Lisa and her family were all incredibly welcoming and accommodating. Our car top carrier would not open and they assisted my husband with the right tools and help to get it opened and functional again. We camped for the once in a lifetime celestial event, but even if it has been raining for the complete solar eclipse, we would not have regretted spending the weekend camping here. The property was lovely, my kids lives hiking in the creek and looking at the chickens and just running around. Highly recommend! We hope to plan another trip.
Ilana H.recommends
April 9, 2024
Hemlock Hideaway
Amazing spot and incredible hosts!
What an amazing spot and incredible hosts!! Would highly recommend!!!
Latonda B.recommends
April 4, 2024
Hemlock Hideaway
Awesome views!
I booked at last minute but the host was gracious to get me in! The cabin was so inviting and the wood stove was just awesome. It rained most of the time but the views to the grand River were great! Will be back hopefully dry weather to hike down to the bottom!
Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Erie, Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee), Kaskaskia, and Mississauga First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Lisa L.Joined in April 2019
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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