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1 / 25 1st Choice Cabin Rentals - The Pines Lodge located on 7 private acres that sit adjacent to WNF



Log cabin
Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

Welcome to our Pines Lodge located at Sand Run Lake. Here, you are in the middle of Wayne National Forest, where you can spend time getting lost in the calming forest. You can unwind at our charming and cozy lodge great for any friend or family get together while visiting Hocking Hills. At the Pines Lodge, you are centrally located to all Athens, Logan, and Nelsonville which allows you to explore all of Southeast, Ohio! Our guests are minutes from Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave, Ohio University, and countless state lakes. Come explore, experience, and enjoy the great outdoors and the beautiful rolling hills of Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest at 1st Choice Cabin Rentals.

You will follow forest covered, back roads until you reach our Pines Lodge that is nestled next to Sand Run Lake, 18,000+ acres of Wayne National Forest, and is situated on our 7-acre property with a private pond and a water wheel. Upon arrival, you are welcomed to beautiful views of the forest that will have you coming back for more. The Pines Lodge is cozy, comfortable, and inviting making you feel like you are staying at a home away from home. There are 4 spacious bedrooms that allow our guests to rest after a long day of exploring nearby state parks. The living room offers a great space for you to relax, snuggle up next to the electric fireplace, and watch some movies on the large sectional. The absolute best features of the Pines Lodge include all the outdoor features. Being avid outdoor lovers, we hope you and your guests get to spend some quality time outdoors! Sip your morning coffee off the large deck overlooking the forest and listening to the nearby nature. Spend the afternoon enjoying flamed grilled food from the grill. Partake in some catch and release fishing in the private pond on the lower portion of the property or at Sand Run Lake. Make sure you stroll over to Sand Run Lake Picnic area and wander into the forest filled with pine trees. If you have a hammock, we recommend bringing it so you can fall asleep amongst the trees. There is a newly renovated gravel firepit with wooden benches and Adirondack chairs for you and your guests to create memories of a lifetime around the campfire. You can end your night by relaxing and unwinding in the warm Jacuzzi. Before heading to bed, make sure you and your guests check out the beautiful starry night sky because that’s not something you get to experience all the time.

The Pines Lodge is near and dear to our hearts because it is one of the first properties we added to our portfolio. The moment we saw the picturesque views of Sand Run Lake, the surrounding pine forest, and the two private ponds – we instantly fell in love with the property. We wanted other people to be able to experience Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest just like we have been able to. Here you can create the perfect intimate getaway, start a family tradition, or host a large family gathering. We completely renovated the inside of this cabin and continue to update the property so our guests can enjoy Hocking Hills like never before. Our 8-person White Tail sits on the same 7-acre property with the Pines Lodge. Our 6-person Sandy Run Cabin is located just down the road. You can rent all three properties for a large group getaway! Make sure you contact us about booking all three cabins for a large group getaway!

A unique feature about the Pines Lodge is that it is located in an ATV Friendly area. The Monday Creek Trail System is located 1-mile away from the cabin. Wayne National Forest offers over 75+ miles of designated trails for off-road riders. Guests can ride directly from the cabin to the nearest trailhead. If you have your own off-road vehicle, bring it to experience Wayne National Forest.

When you rent the Pines Lodge, you are renting a complete experience. At 1st Choice Cabin Rentals, we like to show our guests how much we appreciate them. Our guests receive a 10% discount on their next outdoor adventure at Adventure Pro Outdoors. Book a canoe, kayak, or tube rental along the scenic Hocking River or book a guided ATV/UTV tour on Wayne National Forest to experience Hocking Hills like never before.

**Our rates are based on a minimum occupancy of 8 guests. Each additional guest is an additional $25 per night. Children 5 and younger stay for free. 2 Night minimum for Weekend stays – Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Holiday rates apply for Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. The taxes associated with the rental are 13.25% Lodging and Sales Tax.

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 4843613

About the area

The Pines is centrally located to Athens and Logan, Ohio. You are located in close proximity to the main Hocking Hills State Parks, Wayne National Forest, Lake Hope State Park, Zaleski State Forest, Moonville Tunnel, Nelsonville Historic Art District, Stuart’s Opera House, Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Hocking College, and Ohio University. You also receive a 10% discount on your next outdoor adventure at Adventure Pro Outdoors. Book a canoe, kayak, or tube rental on the scenic Hocking River or book a guided ATV/UTV tour on Wayne National Forest to experience Hocking Hills like never before.

Getting around

We recommend driving your own vehicle because Lyft and Uber are limited in our area. 4WD is HIGHLY recommended during winter months. The driveway is gravel and offers plenty of parking for our guests.

Getting here

We disclose the address to the property one week prior to the stay. Guests will check in at our office where we provide directions to the property.

Interaction with guest

Guests must check-in at Adventure Pro Outdoors, located at 1299 E Canal St, Nelsonville Ohio, to get keys. Check in time is 3PM - 8PM Mon - Thu & 3PM - 9PM Fri - Sat. If guests plan on arriving later than our designated check in times, they must make us aware at the time of booking. Once guests arrive to the cabin, we may interact with the guests as requested & to ensure our guests are comfortable with their stay. We ask that guests call us if they have any issues during their stay because we will happily accommodate our guests needs.

Owner profile

Jennifer And Bernard R.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

We take pride in our properties and want our cabins, lodges and farmhouses to be your 1st Choice in Cabin Rentals. We made every effort to remodel and decorate are cabins with different themes. Our cabins are clean, comfortable and cozy. We offer all amenities and will continue to upgrade all pro...

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Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed Bunk bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Swing set


  • 2 Full baths

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