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Altenbrauch Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents62 acres · Mc Arthur, OH
Located only 8 miles from Hocking Hills State Park, Altenbrauch Farm features 62 acres of open fields, small streams and wooded hills intersected by a lonely country road.  Aside from our house, there are no neighbors in sight.  Easily pitch your tent in an open field or trek through the hills and hollows to find your perfect campsite.As part of Ohio's famous Hocking Hills Region, Vinton County is home to the second largest state forest, in addition to multiple state parks and wildlife areas. You’ll encounter abandoned historical sites and relics dating back to the early 1800s, hidden away among the wooded hills of Ohio’s least populated county. If you're a lover of outdoor recreation, this is the place to be. Within about a half-hour drive, there are many opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, hunting and fishing, and birding.  Nearby parks and forests include Hocking Hills State Park, Hocking Hills State Forest, Lake Hope State Park, Zaleski State Forest, the Moonville Rail Trail, Lake Alma State Park, Tar Hollow State Forest, and more!Set up camp wherever you like!  There are 12 acres of open field space, surrounded by 50 acres of wooded hills and hollows with hiking trails and level spots to pitch tents. Vehicles can be driven to the field sites; we are still working on a road to access the hill sites by vehicle.  The fields have about a dozen "permanent" sites with stone or metal fire rings and log seating.  Portable fire rings are also available that can be moved anywhere.  Dead wood for campfires is free to gather, or split firewood is available to purchase for $5/bundle. A toilet and solar shower are located at the center of the property. An outdoor water spigot is also available. Guests are expected to follow the "Leave No Trace" principles. Any trash packed onto the property must be bagged and taken with you.
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Geode Nature Domes

4 sites · Lodging, Tents11 acres · Chillicothe, OH
Come for the thrill, stay for the chill. Geode Nature Dome is a one-of-a-kind outdoor event space nestled at the foothills of the Appalachians in Chillicothe, Ohio. Designed to create epic outdoor experiences immersed in nature’s elements, our space is perfect for groups, teams, wellness getaways, and adventure-seekers of all kinds. Our unique geodesic domes and glamping sites offer you and your community a rare experience in the heart of nature surrounded by its rich elements. Thrill + Chill Escape the daily grind and tap into your divine adventurous spirit. We offer a series of exhilarating outdoor experiences that allow you to connect with the earth. Be inspired by the open fresh air, trees, mountains and seek the adventure that awaits you. However you wish to connect to nature, we provide you a range of experiences that match your energy level. Embrace your bold spirit and take on adventures like ziplining, mountain biking, hiking, and kayaking. Or take a deep breath and find something a little more tranquil like yoga, massage, meditation, foraging, or a nature walk. We want to share the magical space that Geode Nature Dome is while showing gratitude for our natural habitat. It is our mission to leave our space better than we found it. Adventure therapy is calling. Geode Nature Dome: Thrilling Events Brought to Life 36' Dome Ideal for 10 people 16' Dome Ideal for 2 people The Specs: Private, half-mile hiking trail on property Picnic area with fire pit Sunlit with ventilation in summer Majestic views Learn more about this land:
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Hocking Hills Private RV Retreat

1 site · RV11 acres · Mc Arthur, OH
Situated in the heart of Hocking Hills down a quiet, privately maintained township road you'll find a secluded RV campsite on 11 acres with its own private hiking trails! Go for a short private hike out back or take a short drive to enjoy some of the nearby famous hiking trails that the Hocking Hills region has to offer. Our property has gated, lockable access and you would have it all to yourselves, we only allow one booking at a time.
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Yourway Camp

5 sites · Tents26 acres · South Bloomingville, OH
Our camp sites are located in the Hocking Hills Region in the Appalachian Mountain foothills. The campsites are in densely wooded, hilly, terrain. Our 26 acre, residential property, is a great year round destination to get back to nature, no matter the season. Located in the Hocking Hills are several state parks. Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave, Whispering Pines, Conkles Hollow, and Rock House, and Tar Hollow are all within 10 miles. You can enjoy hiking our trails, sittings around the fire ring and just getting back to nature. So many options to do on your trip to Hocking Hills. If you enjoy canoeing, horseback riding, shopping, or a trip to an observatory, Hocking County has lots of options.
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The cozy mountain cabin

2 sites · Lodging15 acres · Ray, OH
NOW OPEN !!! This cozy little cabin is located on braaap mountain, its directly on land you are allowed to ride your atvs. If your looking to add an adventure to your stay. We recommend our guided atv mountain adventure you will receive a 2 private tour of the mountain in our state of the art mountain buggie. For 0nly $65 a seat (up to 3 at a time) we do offer these separately to anyone looking to take an adventure not just our guest. Message us to schedule a ride. Here you have beautiful scenery, one awesome hot tub that seats up to 8 people ,a very comfortable queen bed, 1 set of bunk beds , a modern kitchen and bath a 60 inch smart tv . And a very large balcony that extends into the forest. Check in is at 2pm and check out is 11am atv rental is an option for $100 (for a single riding session) Ride times for the atv mountain adventure are 8am-11 12-3pm 5-8pm Or you could bring your own atv and pay a $30 day riding fee We rent to everyone looking to enjoy some time in these beautiful mountains not just riders. You will not regret coming and relaxing here and having a good time in style and comfort. free to text or call for available dates or general questions.. we do offer free showings, just get ahold of me and schedule one . I look forward to providing you with an amazing stay soon..cole
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The comfy mountain cabin

1 site · Lodging25 acres · Richmond Dale, OH
Now open!!! This comfy little cabin is located on braaap mountain, its directly on land you are allowed to ride your atvs. If your looking to add an adventure to your stay. We recommend our guided atv mountain adventure you will receive a 2 private tour of the mountain in our state of the art mountain buggie. For 0nly $65 a seat (up to 3 at a time) we do offer these separately to anyone looking to take an adventure not just our guest. Message us to schedule a ride. This cabin is very remote and private. It offers beautiful scenery, an amazing deck view of the mountain side ,Wi-Fi, a 4 person hot tub, modern kitchen and bath, very comfortable couch and love seat, a queen sized bed, Wi-Fi and 60inch smart tv located in the living room above the fire place and one in the bedroom. we also offer other spacious and modern cabins and primitive tent camping sites. Check in is at 2pm and check out is 11am Ride times for the atv mountain adventure are 8am-11 12-3pm 5-8pm Or you could bring your own atv and pay a $30 day riding fee , ride as much as you want. We rent to everyone looking to enjoy some time in these beautiful mountains not just riders. You will not regret coming and relaxing here and having a good time in style and comfort. Feel free to message with any questions.. we do offer free showings, just get ahold of me and schedule one . I look forward to providing you with an amazing stay soon..Cole
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Cozy mountain log cabin

1 site · Lodging25 acres · Richmond Dale, OH
Now open!!! This comfy little cabin is located on braaap mountain, its directly on land you are allowed to ride your atvs. If your looking to add an adventure to your stay. We recommend our guided atv mountain adventure you will receive a 2 private tour of the mountain in our state of the art mountain buggie. For 0nly $65 a seat (up to 3 at a time) we do offer these separately to anyone looking to take an adventure not just our guest. Message us to schedule a ride. Nestled deep in the mountains is this cozy real log cabin. Perfect for romantic getaways, relax in the hot tub surrounded by the sounds of nature with all the amenities of home. It’s located on a hill side overlooking the mountain. It’s secluded and very peaceful. Come have a stay here with us and ask about our atv mountain adventures and perhaps enjoy a thrill or a leisurely ride thru the mountainside. We look forward to hosting you all soon. Braaap mountain staff
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Camping with Unruly Goats

2 sites · RVs, Tents76 acres · Groveport, OH
Learn more about this land:Harrison Farm is a working livestock farm, with goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, ducks, a horse, a donkey, and super friendly barn cats. We host many events, including yoga classes, tours, on-Farm dinners, and private parties. We are located thirty minutes from downtown Columbus, just outside of historic Canal Winchester, and only five minutes from BrewDog. The hills of southeastern Ohio are close by, with Lancaster only twenty minutes away, and just an hour’s drive to Hocking Hills or Tar Hollow. We welcome you to relax in solitude, or join us to learn more about farming.
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Raven's Retreat Hocking Hills

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents58 acres · Laurelville, OH
Escape to a secluded cabin or campsite in beautiful Hocking Hills. The cabins and primitive campsite/boondocking plot 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 Shroom Hocking Hills, 3 plots ~ 100 feet from each other, sleeps 12 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! Your hosts, Raven and Dustin/Dj.
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Hocking Vacations Campsites

1 site · Tent4 acres · Logan, OH
Experience the tranquility of the Hocking Hills at Black Oak Campsites by Hocking Vacations, nestled in the heart of this picturesque region. Our 4-acre property offers a serene retreat where you can pitch your tent and reconnect with nature. Choose from several semi-secluded campsites, each equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, and wooden tent platform. These sites provide the perfect setting for relaxation and outdoor adventure. While camping at Black Oak Campsites, you'll enjoy the convenience of a short uphill walk from the parking area to your campsite. A porta-potty is available on-site for your comfort and convenience. Whether you're seeking a peaceful getaway or a base for exploring the beauty of the Hocking Hills, Black Oak Campsite by Hocking Vacations promises a memorable outdoor experience.
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Fruitdale Farm

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Bainbridge, OH
Come stay at our little sustainable farmstead amid the beautiful rolling hills of southern Ohio! Our peaceful 20 acres has a good mix of woods, wild meadows and maintained cleared areas as well as a small pond, all of which can be explored via our nature trail. Enjoy the sounds of nature and an incredible night sky. Farm fresh eggs and fresh produce are available for purchase during the growing season and firewood is available all year round. There is also a wonderful sauna on the property that can be reserved. Great hiking, kayaking, biking, birding, fishing, swimming, and disc-golfing opportunities just a few miles away at Paint Creek State Park and the Highland Nature Sanctuary. Amish country is also just 15 minutes away with a great bakery, markets and greenhouses. This area is home to an impressive network of ancient earthworks including the world famous Serpent Mound. Our accommodations range from primitive tent-camping to "glamping" in one of our tiny off-grid cabins. The sites are spaced out for privacy and each site offers a private picnic table and fire pit. There are two shared privies/outhouses which have basic composting toilets. A grassy parking area is provided near the road, however, ALL SITES ARE WALK-IN ONLY. Greenfield (5 miles north) is the nearest town and has two grocery stores, restaurants, a bar, hardware, gas, etc. Bainbridge (7 miles south) has gas, hardware, a couple of restaurants, dollar store, amish businesses, etc.
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The Viking Longhall

10 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · Peebles, OH
The Viking longhall has been 9 years in the making by a group of semi serious Viking enthusiasts: the result is a 60 foot long building that has 18, 8,x4' sleeping berths. Set apart from the main open area it also boasts 2 meeting rooms and a kitchen. The campsite is a very peaceful place. Some go as far as to say a healing place! We are proud of what we have achieved and now want people to come out and enjoy it also. The field is close enough to the Appalachian highway (state route 32) for convenience, but far enough not to be bothered by it. The area is steeped in Native American culture. In fact, the world famous Serpent Mound is but 8 miles away, with many other Adena culture sites within easy driving distance. It's also in the heart of the Amish community. The area is known for its natural beauty with many hiking trails and canoeing opportunities. The area is awash in beauty and history from the ancient mound culture to the amish culture. The area has many hiking trails some of which are part of the buckeye trail and range in length from an easy 1 mile loop to rugged hikes of many miles. Come out and share the land that we have loved for the last 30 years PLEASE NOTE….WE WILL NO LONGER BE SUPPLYING BEDDING OR TOWELS.
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Frolic in the dense woodlands and deep ravines that characterize Tar Hollow State Park, where you don't have to hide those dreams anymore of becoming an enigmatic wood nymph. With 604 acres of pure unadulterated nature to immerse yourself in, the only real question is where should you pitch that secluded tent? Indulge in a romantic rowboat trip across the lake, or scale the beaches for the perfect swimming hole. The network of trails and hunting and fishing opportunities will really make you feel like you can live off the land. Hear that? It's Mother Nature, and she's whispering for you to get in touch with these hallowed grounds.

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