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We help guests escape by providing secluded cabins and campsite rentals in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. The cabins and primitive campsite rentals at Raven’s Retreat are nestled into 58 acres of private property in beautiful Hocking Hills. From our Pollinator Cabin (a novel tiny house) to our primitive campsites, all rentals are submerged in a biodiverse managed hardwood forest, home to endangered species. Our spaces are thoughtfully placed with seclusion in mind.
The Pollinator is a tiny home where Art and Nature merge. Located on the western side of the Hocking Hills, it offers seclusion while still within a couple minutes from the small town of Laurelville. Also nearby are several State Parks and many other Tourist Attractions. There is much to do on the property if guests choose not to venture out.
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Raven’s Retreat is a 58 acre property which has, over time, become its own ecosystem. It is literally where the Illinoian glaciers stopped. The property boasts vast mixed hardwood forests, natural springs, several creeks, hill tops, valleys, and a pond. It is home to an abundance of wildlife including endangered species and we take pride in considering their well being and the habitat above all else. Inspired by veganism we focus on reducing the suffering of all living beings within our control.
No, these amenities are not Communal. Currently, these amenities are for the Pollinator Tiny Cabin guests only. Once we open Klad House, our largest rental that will sleep 16 people, the hot tub sauna and outdoor shower will be exclusively for their use. Larger groups are welcome to reserve Pollinator Tiny Cabin & Klad house and share the spatio as a group.
If you head down the driveway, past the pond, about 200 meters to the end of the driveway, there is a turnaround loop. A large rental, named “Klad house,” is at the bottom of that loop. On the backside of Klad House is what we call the spatio, a patio with a hot tub, sauna, and outdoor shower.
There are two options for the Pollinator Tiny Cabin guests to shower. If they want to stay close to the Pollinator Tiny Cabin, they can use the camp-shower/changing area next to the Pollinator. Or guests can travel about 200 meters to the back side of Klad house, where there is a plumbed in shower on the spatio. Note, Klad House will not be open until late 2023, and at that point, Pollinator Tiny Cabin will be closed so we can add amenities such as an indoor shower, bathroom, and hot tub. After these amenities have been added, we will reopen Pollinator Tiny Cabin.
Yes, there is a limit on parking. The primitive camping sites, Camp Peace Hocking Hills, Camp Shroom Hocking Hills, and Camp Heart Hocking Hills, each only have one parking spot per each campsite. Pollinator Tiny Cabin has two parking spots for its guests. Klad House has parking for up to 6 vehicles.
Yes, You actually have to drive back a half of a mile gravel driveway to get to them.
They are between 80 to 150 feet from each other, however, they have been strategically created to have natural barriers between them to offer more privacy. These barriers are in the form of ground elevation change and abundant plant life.
We are working with a Botanist named Jim Osborne, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and Rural Action.
We definitely strive to leave as little of a footprint as possible. All of our buildings are insulated with premium insulation including multiple layers. Most of our appliances and lighting are energy efficient and we use low flow aerators and shower heads to conserve water. The majority of our construction materials are recycled/upcycled. We install lighting that is less disruptive to wildlife in all of our buildings. We ask all guests to refrain from wearing or using strong scents/chemicals to avoid disrupting our wildlife and water quality. We use many biodegradable soaps and detergents. Our goal is to expose others to eco-tourism and to encourage them to consider their own impact as well. Hosts, Raven and Dustin maintain a plant based lifestyle that focuses on reducing water consumption, land usage, and earth’s resources. We ask that all guests stay on our trails while in our woods, do not move or remove rocks, logs, or natural habitat. Guests can move the designated rocks and logs at our Functional Fitness Stations located within our woods.
Yes, Raven’s Retreat is an “ism free” zone. We care about making sure all living beings are being treated with respect and kindness.
No, the portable toilet next to the Pollinator Tiny Cabin is exclusively for the Pollinator guests.
Camp Shroom Hocking Hills is the furthest campsite from the portable toilet and it is about 250ft away.
Yes we love the opportunity to help families make memories while here at Ravens Retreat.
Yes we do our best to accomodate all ages. Although our spaces have NOT been childproofed so all younger kids will need supervision at all times.
Some of our spaces do allow pets/domestic animal friends. As of now only our three primitive campsites, Camp Peace Hocking Hills, Camp Shroom Hocking Hills, and Camp Heart Hocking Hills allow pets. We will have more spaces in the future that accomodate them.
Yes, we engage in a joyful all plant based/vegan fed lifestyle. We also like to share our snacks and lifestyle with others, should another person request that information.
No, we only allow taking the life of another on the property out of self defense or starvation
No, we learned that up to 60% of fish that are caught and released do suffer significant damage often leading to their death, and not always a quick death. For this reason, we do not allow fishing unless a person is starving.
No, we do not allow the disruption of the water in our pond, springs, wetlands, or creeks. There are endangered species present and being studied here.
Yes we are near many great hiking spots in the Hocking Hills and approximately 2 miles of hiking here on the property.
We are 6.5 miles from Rockhouse State Park, 13 miles to Cantwell Cliffs State Park, and 14 miles to Ash cave.
We are 11 miles to Conkles Hollow Nature Preserve
Check in is at 4pm, check out is at 11am.
You will receive your check in information 4 days before your scheduled check in date via email
You will receive your access code to enter by noon of the scheduled arrival date.
If you are late checking out, and this is NOT agreed upon with management, you will be charged $100 an hour.
Pile up all used linens, wash all dishes, and bag trash. Wipe all counters, refrigerator, stovetop/electric burners, empty out all perishable foods in the refrigerator you brought.
DO NOT PLACE TRASH OUTDOORS,THIS ATTRACTS AND CONFUSES WILDLIFE.
Not according to people in our friends and family group, we lead others by example, rather than preaching to people. We encourage people to explore vegetarian and vegan friendly lifestyle options.
Yes, but we do require that guests stay on the trails since we do have endangered species present and are a rehabbed wildlife release site.
No, since we have had many wildlife deaths due to domestic animal attacks, we no longer allow guests to let dogs/cats run around the property off leash.
21 years old
No, we provide large towels, hand towels, and wash cloths to each guest. Let us know if you need more.
But if you are staying at one of our Campsites, you will need to bring your own towels.
Yes, 2 out of our 3 campsites, Camp Shroom Hocking Hills and Camp Peace Hocking Hills both have the means to accommodate a 20ft, or less, unit at each site. There is parking for one tow or transport vehicle per campsite in our gravel parking area. If the vehicle and camper/rv/trailer in tow exceeds 35ft it may be difficult to turn around in our 42ft wide parking area.
We give our guest space by providing contactless check in and seclusion for their stay, but we are available if needed.
Full refund for cancellations up to 30 days before check-in. If booked fewer than 30 days before check-in, full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking and at least 14 days before check-in. After that, 50% refund up to 7 days before check-in. No refund after that.
At Raven’s Retreat, guests are encouraged to explore and experience natural springs, creeks, a pond, meditation areas, functional fitness stations, wild edible food hot spots, wildlife viewing stations and miles of hiking trails with over 200 feet of changing elevation. These breathtaking views provide a tranquil getaway from the overstimulation of everyday life. Raven’s Retreat is conveniently located near many renowned Hocking Hills sites like Rock House, Conkle’s Hollow and Old Man’s Cave.
20% off with discount code: Eco23
Valid until Nov 2nd, 2023