All of our cabins and lodges are family owned and managed by Julie and Kevin Claus, your hosts! We often get asked, “How did you get into the cabin rental business?” The simple answer…. we started off as guests just like you! We have always enjoyed the personal touches a family owned vacation rental offers over hotels and resorts.
We started our journey into this business with a lakefront home on Norris Lake, TN. After many years of family enjoyment and renting to others, we started our search for something closer to home. We quickly fell in love with the Hocking Hills during a car club sponsored drive through the region. We were amazed by natural beauty and were immediately hooked. After a yearlong search, we bought our first lodge in 2010 and in the summer of 2011, we purchased the Cedar Grove Retreat property.
We envisioned a place where guests could escape their daily routines and enjoy a relaxing stay. Now the real fun began to make that vision a reality! Each cabin went through extensive renovations and new furnishings were added. In 2013 we finished construction of Stillwater Lodge, our guest services/operations building and the pond in the center of the property. A year later we made the big leap and Kevin left the corporate world to focus on our business. He also became very active in the industry serving on several boards and consulting to help other lodging owners with their dreams.
Just a few years later we then embarked on our largest expansion yet, our recently completed Cedar Grove Event Lodge. This addition truly completes our vision where people can gather to escape “busy” and enjoy each others company in the solitude of the Hocking Hills. We opened the Event Lodge in the fall of 2018 by celebrating our own son’s wedding!
Our favorite part of running this business is Our Guests! We enjoy hearing about everyone’s Hocking Hills adventures and sharing our favorites. Let us know how we can help make your escape to Hocking Hills memorable!
Kevin and Julie Claus