Very Good

6 reviews

1 / 5 Relax by the fire

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Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Sleeps:
6
Type:
Log cabin
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

Cave Hill Dodge Cabin features a massive stone fireplace and a spacious deck overlooking woods and a pond. You will love that it is located on a secluded, private and quiet 20 acre farm, out of sight of any other buildings.

Check out our 3-D Virtual Tour of the Dodge Cabin at cavehillcabins. It gives you a really good idea of what to expect.

One of our guests said: "After a very hectic week, it was so nice to be able to relax together at the Dodge Cabin with our two furry kids. The dogs loved running in the fields - you could almost see smiles on their faces. Thank you for being dog-friendly!!! And the cabin had just about everything we needed. Loved, loved the beautiful stone fireplace! It was a beautiful, clean place and I would love to visit again. Thanks for sharing your home with us!!!"

Sleeps 6 guests

Downstairs is a private bedroom with queen bed

Upstairs loft -- 4 twin beds

One bathroom -- with tub shower

Pet friendly Your dog will enjoy romping and exploring the woods and fields surrounding the cabin.

Amenities We offer amenities comparable to a boutique hotel – crisp hand ironed sheets and pillow cases, handsome comforters on the beds, fluffy towels and natural soap. We do our own laundry, without the harsh chemicals and industrial finishing of a commercial laundry.

Cozy living room with fireplace Relax in the living room before a sparkling fire, surrounded by warm pine paneling. We supply local seasoned hand split hardwood, kindling, newspaper and fire lighter.

Fully equipped kitchen Prepare your family meals in our well stocked kitchen. We include flatware and china, wine glasses, coffee maker and filters.

Dining room seats 6 guests Enjoy your meals gathered around the magnificent Ethan Allen maple dining room table . . . or make it a game table or jigsaw puzzling table for great family memories.

Free WiFi for email and light browsing; not for streaming movies of the like.

Entertainment We have a flat screen TV with satellite service and a DVD player. Bring your own movies.

Deck Out on the deck overlooking the pond and the woods is a gas grill and table and chairs for dining and lounging. Have your meals on the sun-dappled deck (weather permitting). We do not have a hot tub.

Outdoor fire rings In the evening, start a fire in the fire pit by the cabin or the one by the barn and roast marshmallows. Star gaze from the big field next to the cabin, where the Milky Way shines across the sky.

Immerse yourself in nature Your children will be intrigued to stay in a cabin surrounded by woods, and to sleep in the loft overlooking the fireplace. Stroll over to the log barn where you enjoy a spectacular view of the Appalachian foothills in the distance. Walk up our woodland path to the cave. Bring a flashlight to explore the cave.

About Adams County:

Adams County is one of the most beautifully scenic counties in Ohio. The Great Serpent Mound is the largest effigy mound in the country. The Amish community offers shops and tidy well kept farms. The southern boundary is the Ohio River, with gorgeous views, fishing and boating. Nature Conservancy’s Edge of Appalachia Preserve and numerous state natural areas showcase the county’s unique features.

Suggested activities:

Visit the Great Serpent Mound and its visitor center. Check out the Wheat Ridge Amish community shops and well kept farms. Travel the Quilt Barn Trail and see the rural countryside by car. Follow the ride of Confederate John Hunt Morgan and his Raiders through Adams County in 1863.

In neighboring Brown County, visit the boyhood home of US Grant in Georgetown; see where Liza reportedly crossed the Ohio River on the ice in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Visit the Rankin House above the Ripley bluff, where lanterns hung to guide slaves escaping across the river from Kentucky.

Hike in one of the many nature preserves and natural areas in Adams County. Our favorites include Chaparral Prairie (a remnant prairie a mile away). Buzzardsroost Trail (a moderately strenuous hike in the Edge of Appalachia Preserve) and Davis Memorial Nature Preserve (features a pristine stream, high rock cliffs and a geologic fault in the cliff face).

Enjoy birding on our farm or in the nature preserves.

Fish our pond (catch and release only), the ponds in Tranquility Natural Area, Adams Lake State Park, Ohio Brush Creek or the Ohio River.

Have dinner at Murphin Ridge Inn or Moyer Winery. Murphin Ridge is an excellent restaurant in an old farm house near the Amish community. Moyer offers fine food in a dining room overlooking the Ohio River.

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Beds

About the area

While staying at our cabin, take advantage of all that Adams County has to offer: Visit the Great Serpent Mound, the largest effigy mound in the United States. The Amish have established a thriving community here, featuring shops and beautiful farms. Hike the trails at the Nature Conservancy's 18,000 acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve, or one of the numerous Ohio State nature preserves and areas. Enjoy fine dining at Murphin Ridge Inn or Moyer's Winery. Or just relax on our 35 acre farm.

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Pet Friendly

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (6)

Very Good – based on 6 reviews Very Good
6 reviews

“Fabulous”

Reviewed 17 Oct 2015

We stayed at the Dodge cabin for two days and the Log Cabin for one day from October 11, 2015 to October 14, 2015. The property is well secluded; in the woods, with a clearing to see the Edge of the Appalachians or to star gaze or watch satellites fly overhead. The view is to the east with fabulous sunrises. The Dodge cabin will sleep six people. It has a deck overlooking lake and smells of the forest; it has all up to date appliances and is stocked with common items you might forget to take light salt and pepper. There is windows viewing South East and the view is awesome in the evening and the morning In the evening the sun reflects on the lake making it appear crystal blue from the back deck of the Dodge Cabin. The cabins have all the home comforts you need and the Innkeepers have went out of their way to make sure guest have everything they might need or might have forgot. There is even awesome candle's. The Log Cabin is five star with up to date cabinets and appliances. The entire log cabin is like being in a brand new home intermixed with the rustic of the Civil War era; just amazing. George is more than accommodating and has a very good sense of humor. We can't wait to come back. There are plenty of things to do in the area. Hiking in the Edge of the Appalachian preserve and the Buckeye Trail is just South. We took a drive to Portsmouth along the scenic by way and took a tour of the Murals in Portsmouth well worth the 40 minute drive and back. There is a nice Amish Bakery nearby. Highly recommend these Cabins for a nice get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and to soak in some nature.

“15 Year Anniversary”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2015

We celebrated our 15 year anniversary. It was very peaceful and quiet. One of the mornings I was sitting on the front porch. Seen a beautiful fox come right close to me as it trotted up the drive and went into the woods. In the evening we hears coyotes.

Owner's reply: I think the fox lives in the barn. When we first bought the farm, we visited one evening and heard young fox kits "yipping" as they played in the barn. As we got close the mom shooed them into the hole where they lived. We still have fox holes in the barn, and I know of at least one den in the woods. They are beautiful creatures, but sightings are rare. I was at the cabin this afternoon and saw about 20 turkeys in the field. They don't run if you stay in the car.

“Good getaway”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2015

Overall nice. There is a good sized family room with tv, fireplace. Well decorated. Bedroom is tiny but ok for a weekend stay. 4 beds are upstairs. Deck is good. Looks over a pond which can be cleaner, even i thought bedding could be cleaner... Bathroom nice n clean. They do not provide new soaps. We were 3 in number n we got only 2 towel sets- not white. I am a cleanliness freak that is why noting all these things. But i liked it overall. It was a great weekend getaway. Close to many hikes.

Owner's reply: Dear Guest, we appreciate your comments. The pond is a country spring-fed pond with dirt bottom; surrounded with mature trees; without any chemicals. We are very proud of our clean laundry, as we do it ourselves. If you expected white sheets, we probably had the nice blue ones on the queen bed. We do provide new soaps; it may be an oversight which a quick phone call would have fixed. More towels were in the closet, perhaps a phone call might have fixed that issue as well. Thanks for your stay

“Serene”

Reviewed 1 Mar 2015

This is a lovely cabin far away from it all. I use it as a retreat for silence and solitude. It is well appointed -- kitchen has everything you need for simple meals.The owners obviously care about their property and their guests.

Owner's reply: Thanks. We like the quiet too, and are happy to share it. It's only an hour from Cincinnati, but seems like a different world.

“Great place for a weekend getaway”

Reviewed 23 Jan 2015

A great cabin to get away for some R&R. This was our second stay at Dodge Cabin and we enjoyed it as much as the first. We had everything we needed and loved spending the weekend nestled in the countryside. This is a. Use do again.

“Best Vacation Taken”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2014

What a wonderful vacation we had at George Carr's cabin. We took our two Granddaughters, Hannah, age 14 and Hallie, 7 and our two American Eskimo dogs. Mr. Carr showed us around the property and cabin upon arrival. We were surprised at the number of amenities the cabin had. There was a firepit out by the barn where the girls roasted marshmallows and made s'mores which they had never done before. We all went fishing one day at the pond which is lovely. The only one that caught anything was our oldest grandchild. She caught and released 8 bluegill. She smiled the whole time. Every day we explored new things in Adams County such as great "mom and pop" restaurants; old soda fountains; ice cream every day; old cemetarys and much more. We were, of course in Amish country and the girls love the horses and buggies that they saw. We also stopped at Miller's Bakery and Furniture. It's off the beat and path but it is worth the drive. The baked goods were wonderful and the furniture is unbelievable which we both bought some of each. Back at the cabin, where it was nice and cool, with the air conditioner on, we played games with the girls and took many walks with girls and the dogs. My husband took the girls to the little cave nearby. What was really nice we never turned the television on. We just read or read to the girls or just relaxed on the porch and of course ate! One of the most memorable moments of the trip was I had brought pictures of their dad, our only child, Matthew, who at the age of 35, died March 28, 2013. Hannah and Hallie loved looking at those pictures of when he was little and they asked may questions about him. They asked if they could take any of the pictures and of course we said yes and they took two each. It was a very poignant time for us as we had not been alone with them to tell them some stories about their dad. On the way back to Newark where the girls live and then to Toledo where we live we stopped for about and hour at Serpent mound. Everybody should go and witness that marvelous mystery. I cannot say enough about Mr. Carr's hospitality and the cabin and it's beautiful surroundings. Everyone should take advantage of this type of vacation. If the cabin is available, my husband and I would like to come back the first week of October to celebrate our 32nd anniversary WITHOUT grandchildren. Mary Ellen and Jim Sielicki

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

"We absolutely love coming here! Great hosts, wonderful landscape, and peaceful cabins. Can't wait to go back for a 3rd time." -- from the guest book

"Once again we came to Cave Hill for a stress free weekend to escape and clear away all that has cluttered our lives. This is a wonderful place -- Thank you." -- from the guest book

"Thank you for letting us use your cabin for our honeymoon. It was very relaxing and to top it off the weather was just perfect. We are definitely thinking about coming back to spend some quiet time away from our busy life. May the Lord continue to bless in a mighty way. Feeling very thankful. Just the perfect place to be in." -- from the guest book.