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The Cottage Provides Guests An Unforgettable Lodging Experience In A Stunning Setting

The Cottage- is the perfect Hocking Hills vacation home destination! The surrounding forest is the perfect perfect backdrop for your getaway. The Cottage was originally built in the 1920s — and is newly renovated, and has all of the modern day luxuries you could want including a hot tub, TV, wifi, and more. The Cottage is located in Rockbridge Ohio. (right next to Hocking Hills State Park) For more information, or to check pricing and availability, click here.

The Cottage sleeps 4 in one queen bedroom, a loft with two twins, and additionally has a pull-out queen sofa in the living room. Pictures used in this article are owned by Dunlap Hollow. There is also a hot-tub and wood burning stove.

The Cottage has a wood burning stove and inviting outdoor spaces, this cozy, secluded cottage is the quintessential Hocking Hills cabin experience. They are currently excepting reservations for the 2024 season.

My favorite amenity, at this property is without doubt the private hiking trails scattered throughout the property! If you love the feeling of being in the forest, or you enjoy going on hikes, The Cottage vacation home is absolute paradise!

Dunlap Hollow boasts a rugged landscape of cliffs, caves, seasonal waterfalls, and an impressive overlook. It provides a pristine example of the iconic Hocking Hills terrain, but without the crowds. Guests are welcome to hike the trails and experience the true essence of Dunlap Hollow.

After exploring the trails at your vacation home, head over to nearby Hocking Hills State Park, and check out one of the most beautiful state parks in the United States. You will be hard pressed to find better hiking in the Midwest.

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This Gorgeous Dog Friendly Riverside Campground Is Surrounded With Adventure

Meramec Caverns’ LaJolla Campground is situated on the beautiful Meramec River near Sullivan Missouri. The Meramec Caverns’ LaJolla Campground is a beautiful place to stay, and the campground is open April 1st through October 31st. Meramec Caverns’ LaJolla Campground is located at 1135 Hwy W, in Sullivan, Missouri. For more information, click here.

Meramec Caverns’ LaJolla Campground holds a cache of scenic beauty and conveniences for visitors. Numerous trees shade the picnic area and river front campgrounds where trailer hookups, barbecue pits, sheltered pavilions, and a playground area are located.

Showers, restrooms, and a concession stand are conveniently accessible to all. The campground is situated perfectly along the river, just down stream a short walk from some amazing adventures! The location is just right if your looking for a relaxing camping experience you can find it here, and if your looking for a world class adventure, again you can find it here. The way the landscape is set up, you can enjoy the best of both worlds!

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, the campground is located on the same property as the Incredible Meramec Cavern. This is one of the most impressive cave tours you will ever take! Cave tours lasts about an hour and a half, and take place on a lighted walkway.

Float Trips on the Meramec River are a Missouri summer tradition! The river is lined with towering bluffs and there are numerous caves located on the water as well. Some of these caves you can kayak right into. The campgrounds have rafts, canoes and kayaks to choose from.  If you don’t feel like paddling, there is even a riverboat that lets you cruise in style! These tours are guided and provide an interesting history of the river. To learn more about the river tours, click here.

Lastly Caveman Zipline is located just a short walk from the campground. The canopy tour includes three swinging sky-bridges and four zip rides varying in length from 200 to 1250 feet, reaching speeds of 50 mph! It is destined to be a hit with persons of all ages and interests.

Meramec Caverns’ LaJolla Campground has primitive sites that are perfect for tents or pop-up campers, and they also have sites with electric hookups! So no matter how you camp, you can enjoy the grounds comfortably. There is also a nearby Cavern Motel, for those looking for a different way to stay!

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Plan Your Next Adventure At This Relaxing Campground With Tons Of Amenities!

Plan your next adventure at Kampvilla Campground! Kampvilla Campground is a special place where memories are made! No matter how you choose to camp, this campround has just what your looking for. Kampvilla is located at 16632 Pleasanton Hwy (US-31) in Bear Lake, Michigan. For more information on the campground, click here.

From a day on the water to a night under the stars, memories are made at Kampvilla Campground! From the moment you arrive, you’ll know you’re someplace special. This beautiful campground is nestled on 40 acres, where you will find sunny and shaded campsites, from rustic tent to pull through full-service sites

Kampvilla Campground has a  catch and release fishing pond for the kiddies, swimming pool, shuffleboard and basketball courts, a covered poolside pavilion, shower rooms, and restrooms, and plenty of family fun planned activities.

From sun-up to sundown, you’ll find incredible outdoor area activities. Kampvilla Campground is located just five miles from the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan where you can enjoy 25 miles of sandy lake Michigan shoreline, three Michigan harbors, 270 miles of pristine paddling rivers and so much more!

Kampvilla Campground has seasonal activities planned all year long, highlights, include the Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July and Halloween celebrations. To see the calendar of events, click here.

Kampvilla Campground has rustic sites, electric sites, and full hook-up sites available. So no matter how you camp, this is a place you will love! Pictures used in this article are owned by Kampvilla Campground.

 

At Kampvilla Campground your only a short drive away from some incredible attractions including: Huron-Manistee National Forests, Arcadia Dunes, Esch Beach, and Crystal Mountain.  These sites are all gorgeous and worth a visit!

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This Gorgeous A-Frame Vacation Home Provides An Unforgettable Lodging Experience

At this unique Hocking Hills retreat, you’ll be wrapped in forest and sunshine spilling in from the soaring windows and 20 skylights. The A-Frame is modern and striking, with warm and elegant touches, seating for 10 inside and out, a full service kitchen, and a suspended wood-burning stove — it’s the perfect backdrop for your getaway. This Vacation Home is located in Rockbridge Ohio. (right next to Hocking Hills State Park) For more information, or to check pricing and availability, click here

This stunning A-Frame vacation home  sleeps 10 in one king bedroom, two queen bedrooms, and a loft with a king and two singles. Pictures used in this article are owned by Dunlap Hollow. They are currently excepting reservations for the 2024 season.

The A-Frame Vacation Home has two full bathrooms, a six person hot-tub, Smart TV with WIFI,and a suspended wood-burning stove! Outside the home is an outdoor propane fireplace with lounging couches, a propane grill, and a incredible fire-pit area!

My favorite amenity, at this property is without doubt the private hiking trails scattered throughout the property! If you love the feeling of being in the forest, or you enjoy going on hikes, this incredible A-Frame Vacation home is absolute paradise!

Dunlap Hollow boasts a rugged landscape of cliffs, caves, seasonal waterfalls, and an impressive overlook. It provides a pristine example of the iconic Hocking Hills terrain, but without the crowds. Guests are welcome to hike the trails and experience the true essence of Dunlap Hollow.

After exploring the trails at your vacation home, head over to nearby Hocking Hills State Park, and check out one of the most beautiful state parks in the United States. You will be hard pressed to find better hiking in the Midwest.

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This Gorgeous Missouri Cave Has 2 Different Tours And An Escape Room Inside The Cave

Stark Caverns is just one of many of the gorgeous caves in Missouri doing cave tours. However this unique and stunning cave also has its very own escape room, located right inside the cave! Stark Caverns is located at 125 Cave Drive in Eldon Missouri. For more information, or to check prices, click here.

Stark Caverns has a very interesting history, it is believed the cave was first occupied by Native Americans, as pottery and other artifacts have been found within. Later on the cave was used during prohibition as a speak easy and moonshine distillery. It has also been used as a meeting place for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Its also been home to a merry go round and even a roller and ice skating rink.  Pictures used in this article are owned by Stark Caverns.

Today Stark Caverns is a popular destination, known for its amazing cave tours! The entire cave tour is paved and lit. It stays a mild 57 degrees year-round, and is 90 percent handicapped accessible. It is a good-size cave, with many spectacular natural formations including soda straws, flow stone, stalactites, stalagmites, helictites (bent soda straws), and big beautiful columns. The cave’s predominate fossil is stromatolite -fossilized blue green sea algae that was alive during the time Missouri was submerged. Stromatolites cover a significant portion of the ceilings within Stark Caverns. Geologic records indicate that the Stark Caverns stromatolite quality and quantity are among the largest in North America.

Stark Caverns offers two incredible tours. The General Tour and the Black-light Tour! The one-hour guided tours are given daily, year round. You will explore amazing geological formations, Native American artifacts and ancient bear beds. See Moonshiner’s Dam, the Wishing Well and Stark Caverns own Grand Canyon. Learn about stalagmites, stalactites and fluorescent minerals while discovering an entirely new world underground.

The Escape Room. As far as I could find, this is the only escape room within a cave in the United States! So this is a truly unique experience! Family legend says that Great Grandpappy made a fortune selling moonshine before he disappeared. You are all the family that he has left, and you’ve never seen anything to indicate this is true, until…. A letter has arrived from the far-off tropics. Great Grandpappy has has left you the secret to his success, the family recipe and tickets to the tropical location where it is legal to make moonshine. Never much of a trusting man, he didn’t write the recipe down, but left clues hidden inside Stark Caverns where where he used to make his ‘shine. Now you have 60-minutes to find the clues, solve the puzzles, and locate the recipe before the revenuers arrive. GOOD LUCK!!

If that wasn’t enough. the cave also has a wide variety of events throughout the year, including: The Sweetheart Black-light Tour which includes Chocolate tasting and Champagne! There is also a craft beer night, and a special Yoga In The Cave! To see the full calendar of events, click here.

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Enjoy A One Of A Kind Experience At This Eco Friendly Cave House!

The Cave is an innovative and eco-friendly cave house, built into a natural recess cave on the Dunlap Hollow property. With plenty of natural light, decadent decor, and luxurious amenities, the Dunlap Hollow Cave is the one-of-a-kind stay that you’ve been looking for in Hocking Hills, OH. To book your stay or to check availability, click here. Prices start at just $600 a night.

This 1500 square foot cave house sleeps 6 with two bedrooms, each with a king bed, with two additional twin beds in one of the bedrooms. There are also two full bathrooms.

There is a full-service kitchen, with indoor gas stove and brand new appliances throughout! The dining area sits 6 with stunning views of the property.

Also inside the Cave Home you will find a pool table, fire place, an impressive library of book, high speed internet, and a television. The Cave Home is elegantly decorated and is so much fun to explore.

Outside the cave home is a large outdoor patio with outdoor fireplace and lounge chairs, The main attraction on the patio however is the six person hot-tub. This is a perfect place to relax and unwind after a full day exploring the beautiful Hocking Hills.

Guests of the Cave Home, have access to private hiking trails. Dunlap Hollow boasts a rugged landscape of cliffs, caves, seasonal waterfalls, and an impressive overlook. It provides a pristine example of the iconic Hocking Hills terrain, but without the crowds. Guests are welcome to hike the trails and experience the true essence of Dunlap Hollow.

In addition to great hiking on the property, Dunlap Hollow is only 15 minutes from the Hocking Hills State Park and only 8-10 minutes from the Rock House and Cantwell Cliffs.

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This Gorgeous Park Has Native American Petroglyphs And ADA Accessible Wooden Boardwalk

Named for the large sandstone cave within the park, Indian Cave State Park encompasses 3,052 rugged acres bordering the mighty Missouri River. Indian Cave State Park is located at 65296 720 Rd in Shubert, Nebraska. For more information, click here.

The park is well known for its beautiful camping and picnicking spots, as well as for its 22 miles of scenic hiking and biking trails. The park boasts sweeping views of wide, winding Missouri river and a majestic hardwood forest that puts on a spectacular show of colors each autumn.

During the Indian Cave State Park’s annual Haunted Hollow each October, visitors can soak in the beauty of the season while partaking in hayrack rides, spooky campsite decorating contests, games, crafts and other family-friendly activities.

The Indian Cave is the main geologic feature of the area and bears prehistoric Native American petroglyphs of an unknown date and origin. They can be viewed from a new, ADA accessible wooden boardwalk and viewing deck.

Indian Cave State Park is well-known for its beautiful trail system and offers 22 miles of hike/bike trails, as well as 16 miles of equestrian trails. All trail users will find a variety of trails to suit their tastes, with the most scenic along the river. Adirondack shelters are located periodically along the trails.

Indian Cave State Park offers campers Electric Plus, Electric, Basic and Equestrian Basic campsites. Ash Grove campground has 51 Electric Plus and 36 Electric campsites and Hackberry Hollow campground has 32 Electric Plus and 15 Electric pad sites. Campers will enjoy an array of amenities including showers, modern restrooms, laundry facility and a dump and fill station, as well as picnic tables and grills. For those that like to camp among the scenic hills, there are many Basic campsites that are open for use year-round. Showers are available in the Basic camping area, as well as a water hydrant and electrical hookups. Grills and ground-level fire rings are provided.

All in all Indian Cave State Park, is one of the Midwest’s premier parks, and is well worth a visit if your in the area.  All pictures used in this article are owned by Outdoor Nebraska.

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This Pet-Friendly Cabin Resort Is Just Minutes From Some Of The Midwest’s Most Popular Parks

Welcome to Kishauwau Cabins, just a 10 minute drive from Starved Rock & Matthiessen State Parks. This unique cabin rental resort, is a family owned and operated business for over 35 years! Kishauwau Cabins is located at 901 N 2129th Rd, in Tonica, Illinois. For more information, or to check availability, click here. Prices start at just $169 a night!

Kishauwau Cabins is a country setting amidst 65 acres of peaceful wooded property so prepare to unplug in your quiet cabin oasis with the perfect outdoor space. The cabins are well spaced for privacy. Enjoy your personal large double sized whirlpool tub in the bathroom as well as full kitchen, covered porch w/porch swing, outdoor fire pit, picnic table & grill. Not shared with other guests.

There are 17 different cabins to choose from each with it’s own size and style! To find the cabin for you, click here. These cabins provide a much needed break from the daily hassles of life, and are a perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature. Kishauwau Cabins offers a variety of lodging options that are all comfortable, spacious, and private.

Kishauwau Cabins is located just ten minutes from two of the Midwest’s most popular parks. Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park are amazing destinations, and Kishauwau Cabins serves as a perfect base camp to relax after a long day of hiking.

Kishauwau Cabins is a family-owned and run property, and the owners are big dog lovers! Their two Golden Retriever’s roam the property, and are very friendly and enjoy greeting guests. The cabins are pet friendly as well so feel free, to bring your four legged family members.

All of the cabins feature a personal fire pit, patio chairs or swing, a picnic table, and charcoal grill, and many of them include hot-tubs as well. This is a fantastic place relax and unwind.

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Unplug And Reconnect With Nature At This Stunning Treehouse Vacation Home

Welcome to Whispering Elm Treehouse! This is the newest treehouse at Hidden Valley Wilderness Retreat. The Whispering Elm Treehouse is located 8 miles north of Leavenworth Kansas. For more information, or to book your stay, click here.`Prices start at just $299 a night!

This stunning Whispering Elm Treehouse is the culmination of years of work, with the aim to provide guests with an unforgettable lodging experience!

The Whispering Elm Treehouse is a spacious two bedroom, one and a half bath, adults only treehouse tucked away in the forest among several elm trees with the sounds of a trickling creek nearby.

Whispering Elm has everything that you need to get away and relax to the peaceful sounds of nature! This is a perfect place to escape the daily grind and reconnect with nature with over 2 miles of wooded walking trails, outdoor sitting areas, ponds/koi ponds, and a semi-private maintained hot tub.

The treehouse is suitable for up to four adults and has two bedrooms with queen sized beds! There is a large living area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious screened in deck!

The property is just as amazing as the treehouse with 40 plus wooded acres, and two miles of hiking trails. The property also has two creeks as well as two ponds. All just a short walk from your back door.

If you love coming home to a beautiful home surrounded by nature, then the Whispering Elm Treehouse is a perfect place for you escape and enjoy vacation!

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Check Out This Secluded Mountain View Vacation Home In Tennessee

The perfect Smoky Mountain vacation home is right here at Skyline Ridge! This is a unique modern A-frame style cabin with a secluded but stunning view of the beautiful Smoky Mountains! The Skyline Ridge Vacation Home is located in Gatlinburg Tennessee, and is available by clicking herePrices start at just $363 a night.

The Skyline Ridge Vacation Home underwent a complete renovation in 2021, and is once again ready to provide guests with an unforgettable vacation home experience! There is also a brand new hot-tub, I just don’t have a picture to include in the article.

The Skyline Ridge Vacation Home is nestled high up in the Smoky Mountain region right between Pigeon Forge and downtown Gatlinburg, this charming retreat is the place to enjoy some well-earned rest and recovery after a long day out enjoying all that the Great Smoky Mountains region has to offer.

This vacation home has  two bedrooms, with the master bedroom, featuring a king size bed, and the smaller bedroom has two twin size beds. There is also a futon in the living room. The rooms are spacious and beautiful.

The kitchen is large and fully equipped with brand new appliances! The kitchen has a wide variety of kitchenware and utensils. There is also a charcoal grill outside the house.

For your entertainment, a smart TV in the living room and both bedrooms have TVs and are connected to a smart device with access to streaming apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, etc.

Despite this secluded location, The Skyline Ridge Vacation Home is located right between Dollywood and Gatlinburg, and is 15 minutes to Ripley’s Aquarium.

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