Unique Art Lodge and
Tiny Bungalows

Hocking Hills, Ohio

Tranquil spaces in Ohio nature to inspire creativity, rejuvenation, and reconnection

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Raven’s Retreat

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We help guests escape by providing secluded Lodge & Bungalow rentals in the Hocking Hills of Ohio on a nature preserve. The accommodation rentals at Raven’s Retreat are nestled into 58 acres of private property in beautiful Hocking Hills. From our eco-friendly Pollinator Cabin (a novel tiny house), Bungalow for 2 to our newly renovated lodge home for 16, all rentals are submerged in a biodiverse managed hardwood forest, home to endangered species. Our spaces are thoughtfully placed with seclusion in mind. 

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Escape to Nature

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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Laurelville,
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Stay Longer & Save

You save on daily rates if you book for more than one night at the Art Lodge or Tiny Bungalows.
Staying longer allows guest to explore many local Hocking Hills State Parks, Nature Preserves, Jack Pine Studio-glass blowing studio with live demonstrations, Butterfly Ridge Butterfly Conservation Center, Ziplining, Rock Climbing, Cycling, Canoeing, and Eco Tours. Starting in 2025, guests can book a live art demonstration by Dustin Weatherby, performed on the property at Raven's Retreat. Guests can keep the commissioned art completed during the art performance.

Home Away From Home

Our eco-friendly lodge and tiny bungalows are designed to provide comfort in a creatively designed and scenic setting. All of our spaces at Raven's Retreat are immersed in our 58 acre nature preserve, overlooking a ravine, forest, or pond. Guests can expect a custom sculpted and equipped kitchen, therapeutic mattress, gas or electic fireplace, stone fire pit, and hot tub. Our Art Lodge also includes a sauna, outdoor shower, and Tesla J 1772 EV charger.

Health & Well Being

Raven’s Retreat is centered around our guest’s wellness. Maybe you just want to relax and have some time away, soak in the hot tub, or have some sauna therapy. You have the ability to take mental health a step further by visiting our meditation areas here on the property, deep in the forest. If you want to work on physical fitness, try a hike at a nearby park or nature preserve. Or you can challenge yourself at our functional stations located here off of our trails. The closest Hocking Hills park, great for hiking is, Rock house State Park. Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve is also close and ideal for hiking; known for a waterfall and stunning views.

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Raven’s Retreat

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rates change depending on season and availability.The best rates are always obtained if a guest books directly on our website. Nightly rates fluctuate from $800 to $2400 a night

In addition to the nightly rate, there is a cleaning fee, damage waiver, and 10% charge for local taxes and booking fee.

We provide a fully stocked kitchen with an oven, instapot, cookware, electric griddles, microwave, a coffee maker and beans, dishwasher, and everything else that the bulk of guests will require.

We provide all bedding and towels, along with extras for our guests.

The lodge is equipped with Starlink internet and several TVs with Hulu Live and Netflix. Starlink is the best internet in our location. Internet speeds are often greater than 300 Mbps but will vary depending on network usage and satellite locations. For most guests, the internet will work well. Working from this space has not been an issue for guests needing to stream work meetings. Occasionally, audio and video can freeze up but overall, the internet connection does work well due to the secluded location of the property

Outdoors there is a covered front porch and a rear covered balcony with seating and tables. Guests can enjoy a stone fire pit with seating for 12, a 6 burner gas grill, a 6-person hot tub, 4 4-person infrared cedar sauna, and an outdoor shower. 

A Tesla EV charger J1772 is available for guests who stay at Klad House Art Lodge.

Klad House Art Lodge contains numerous art installations inspired by nature, located deep within a 58-acre Hocking Hills nature preserve overlooking a ravine. In this two-story, eco-friendly and rare vacation rental, expect custom lighting concepts, custom-made countertops, and art from recycled materials. Dustin Weatherby, master of sculpture, has designed, created, and installed art all throughout this vacation home to create an art immersion experience. Dustin owns and operates Sculptdecor, specializing in artistic innovations.

 

Parking for 12 vehicles or possibly more is available here at the lodge. Near the front of Klad House Lodge is a Tesla J1772 Electric Vehicle (EV charger), available to guests registered at the lodge. 

 

On the lodge’s front aspect, the large covered porch overlooks the 1600-square-foot Pollinator Garden, where we are working to improve Ohio native biodiversity. Seating and tables can be found here, along with lighting that strives to create the lowest level of light pollution. On this front porch, guests will notice an iconic, nearly 7-foot-tall humanoid metal sculpture named Klad. Klad is an art project made from recycled materials. Be sure to say hello!

 

As you enter the front door of this art gallery vacation rental, you will be greeted by a giant salamander wood carving, Sally, sculpted from sassafras. Next to Sally, you will note a large hand-painted modern abstract mural called the Golden Storm. Many eclectic seating options are available on the left, complemented by a large, locally sourced, live-edge sugar maple medallion coffee table. 

 

Strait ahead is one of our tile art murals; here, you will see our Celtic tile art installation called The Ailm. This artwork is a custom-built shower space with a local Hocking Hills-sourced and sculpted oak bathroom counter.

 

The upstairs of this art lodge includes a locally sourced, custom-sculpted black walnut kitchen & bar. This local repurposed walnut wood resulted from a tornado in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. This kitchen is named The Black Walnut Weatherby Kitchen and Bar.  All interior cabinets and giant lazy susan are handmade. Three bar stools can be found here. Live edge white oak custom-made kitchen countertops flow with the modern black walnut kitchen & bar. Two handcrafted dining tables are near the open-concept kitchen, overlooking the living room. One sits 6, and one sits 8. This kitchen is an art project made from recycled materials. This kitchen has incorporated all modern stainless steel appliances, including a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave.

 

In the living room, guests will find metal wall art. Here is hand-forged metal art, a giant wing sculpture above the custom-built steel gas fireplace. This red-tailed hawk wing steel sculpture is named The Hot Wing. Here in the living room, you will also find a giant metal coyote sculpture made from recycled nails and screws named Howling Nails. Several eclectic seating options are available in the living room, along with locally sourced and custom-made live-edge walnut and sugar maple coffee tables. A sizeable smart tv is wall-mounted in the living to the right of the gas fireplace. 

 

Right outside the living room, through the sliding glass door, is the covered and uncovered balcony that overlooks our managed hardwood forest, our 58-acre nature preserve. Here, you can find an outdoor dining space that overlooks our forested ravine. This outdoor balcony space is where you can find the 6-burner gas grill. The patio consists of a 6-person hot tub, a 4-person infrared cedar sauna, an outdoor shower, and a picnic table, which can be seen below from this balcony.

 

Off the kitchen is a laundry room with a new speed queen washer and dryer, which is great for guests staying many nights. Guests will also find a stainless steel utility sink in the laundry room. It’s a nice spot to wash extra produce or do any hand washing of laundry needed during the stay. 

 

On this entry-level floor, there are 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

 

One bedroom on this floor has a king-size bed with a bathroom attached, containing another tile art mural of the rolling Hocking Hills and the sun in the sky. We call this tile art deco New Beginnings. This is the 2nd shower space upstairs. Within this same bathroom is an extra-wide bathtub with a large window that overlooks the hardwood forest. This bathroom has a locally sourced black walnut bathroom counter and a custom bat wildlife wood sculpture made of red cedar. This is the largest bedroom on this floor. Guests will find a locally sourced live-edge oak desk and an adjustable chair here. This is ideal for guests who want or need to work during their getaway. An additional reading nook can be found in this bedroom as well. 

 

The other two bedrooms upstairs have queen beds, and one of those two bedrooms has an additional twin bed. All bedrooms focus on creative expression and sustainable artistry. You will note that one of the bedrooms with a queen bed introduces a giant praying mantis on the wall called Manny. The other bedroom with the queen bed showcases a giant mushroom lighting fixture called Chanterella growing out of the ceiling. 

 

The stairs to the 1st floor of the home tend to turn heads due to the artisan design of the red oak wood stairs with a river stone display leading the guests into an art immersion experience as they enter the lower floor. Think of a night theme when entering this floor. Half of the house is underground on the first floor, contributing to our eco-friendly features. The custom epoxy floor here is created to resemble nebulas in space. Down the hallway, you will find a stainless steel and copper, hand-forged metal eclipse sculpture that also functions as a lighting fixture. 

 

You will find the pool table near the bottom of the stairs with a custom firefly light fixture. Here, you will meet Louie, The Lightning Bug, a steel sculpture that hangs above the pool table. Louie has a large hand-painted foggy forest mural in the background named The Bog. 

 

On this same floor is an 18-foot by 12-foot open space, perfect for an art retreat, yoga retreat, meditation retreat, silent retreat, bodyweight workouts, and other types of fitness. This area has two large windows with a couch, allowing guests to capture the natural light and view of the forest. Here, guests can also find the door to the spatio area, our hot tub, sauna, and outdoor shower. The views here on the spatio are breathtaking and magical. Nature truly is the best sculptor.

 

Tucked back, but on the same floor, is a custom-sculpted cave within Klad House. This cave art is inspired by the only true cave in the area, Rock House in Hocking Hills. This indoor modern cave art is a blend of mirrors and wood sculpture. We call this cave house lounge area Rock House in Klad House. Guests will find that this is the perfect spot for a group of people to sit, relax, play board games and cards, or watch the large smart TV. 

 

Guests can find three bedrooms and one full bathroom down the hallway on this same floor. Each bedroom has art light installations and custom-sculpted asymmetrical wood headboards. Sustainable artwork can be seen in all bedrooms. 

 

One of the bedrooms has a king bed and a modern-inspired desk with an adjustable chair. It accommodates guests who wish to work or have to work while on vacation or on a retreat. Here in this bedroom, you will find industrial art, a metal sculpture from floor to ceiling of a tree named Steel Black Locust. This room also has a reading nook. 

 

One of the other bedrooms on this floor has a queen bed that overlooks a Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve walnut wood carving. This wood sculpture displays the landscape of Conkles Hollow, which is made of three pieces and is a relief sculpture. This sculpture is named Dustin’s Conkles Hollow Spot. This bedroom may have the best nebula-inspired floor, so check that out. 

 

The other bedroom downstairs has three twin beds. This room has three custom chainsaw carvings. One of the hand-carved sculptures is a bear skull named Hocking Hills Bear Skull. Another is a hand-carved skull of a raven named Hocking Hills Raven Skull. The third sculpture installation is a wood sculpture of a human skull named Hocking Hills Human Skull. A 40-inch smart TV with a nostalgic gaming console can be found in this room. 

 

On this floor of Klad House Lodge, there is one full bathroom. One of our tile murals functions as a custom shower installation. This tile art deco is inspired by Dustin Weatherby’s Sioux Indian culture and named Sioux Rain. This bathroom has three doors and is accessible directly from two of the bedrooms and the hallway. The bedrooms that have direct access to this bathroom are the bedroom with the king bed and the bedroom with the queen bed. 

 

We have a strict guest count of 16. This includes all guests 2 years of age and older.

Guest check-in is at 5 PM, and check-out is at 11 AM. In your welcome message, you will receive instructions and an electronic code to unlock the door. We’re unable to accommodate late check-out or early check-in. This code is changed for every reservation. 

We may have a structured check-in calendar. We may limit check-in and check-out days to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  This means that weekend stays are Friday – Monday. There is no limit on the length of reservation subject to availability. As open dates approach, we may allow for a check-in or check-out on an alternative day if possible. 

We have a strict no-pets policy. We will have spaces that allow domestic animal friends in the future, but those are not available at this time. 

 

We are working with a Botanist named Jim Osborne, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and Rural Action.

The entire Ravens’s Retreat property is 58 acres of Hocking Hills nature preserve. Our preserve has over a mile of hiking trails that guests can enjoy. We are working to improve the biodiversity within our hardwood forest and our pollinator garden in front of the Unique Art Lodge. Our property is a wildlife release site for The Ohio Wildlife Center and other organizations. Please note that wildlife is released here on our nature preserve due to experiencing habitat loss and trauma. Our rules here at Raven’s Retreat Hocking Hills reflect our emphasis on providing sustainable and eco-friendly vaction rentals, located on a nature preserve. Guests will notice how we prioritize and create an optimal opportunity for our wildlife to thrive. 

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. We utilize linens that dry faster and launder easier than most, saving energy and water. The majority of our construction materials are recycled/upcycled. We install lighting that is less disruptive to wildlife in our spaces. 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 vegan philosphy guided by justice and compassion. And 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. The Art Lodge has a Tesla Electric Vehicle Charger, EV J 1772. We have a 1600 square foot pollinator garden and over a mile of trails throughout our nature preserve. We are also working to improve our Ohio native biodiversity.

Yes, Raven’s Retreat is an “ism free” zone. We care about making sure all living beings are being treated with respect and kindness.

We do occasionally offer discounts. Sign up for our newsletter, and you will be informed of the discounts and promotions. 

We have our guests use low lights, green and yellow are best, to avoid disrupting our nature preserve. We have installed less disruptive lighting in our spaces such as yellow or green. 

Fill out the contact us form on our website and share your anticipated plans with us. We will discuss whether our Art Lodge, a Tiny Bungalow, or all of our properties would be a good fit for your event, wedding, or planned party. No events, weddings, professional photography, professional videography sessions, or parties are permitted without discussion and approval. Overall, no guests outside your reservation are permitted on the premises during your booking. Our quiet hours are from 8pm to 8am, this allows us to respect human and wildlife neighbiors here on our nature preserve. 

Youngs Family Market in Laurelville, OH is located 2 miles/4 minutes from the Ravens Retreat Hocking Hills property. This store is similar to a small Krogers. There is also a Family Dollar in Laurelville, 4 minutes from the lodge and tiny bungalows. The local gas station/convenience store and the Hocking Hills library 2 miles away.

Yes, we have outdoor fitness stations in our woods. And if you are wondering, yes, we workout in the rain and snow. We call this weather conditioning.

Because of the Ravens Retreat Hocking Hills property’s deep forest location, many cell towers do not reach Klad House Art Lodge or the Tiny Bungalows. However, there is a Sprint cell phone that does get service at the lodge and the bungalows. This can be used for emergencies or if the power goes out.

All unsupervised guests at the lodge must be 25 years of age or older. 

All unsupervised guests at the tiny bungalows must be 21 or older.

Many guests do stay with children, but children need to be supervised during the entire stay. The lodge and tiny bungalows are not child-proofed or child-friendly. The nature preserve around the lodge and tiny bungalows have 220 feet of elevation change, making the land unsafe for unsupervised children.

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 hunting. We only allow taking the life of another on the property out of self defense or starvation. No fishing. 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. No swimming. We do not allow the disruption of water in our pond, springs, wetlands, and creeks. There are endangered species being studied here at our nature preserve. 

For guests looking to explore the Hocking Hills area, numerous activities are available, not just limited to hiking and photography at Ohio State Parks and Nature Preserves. Our lodge and bungalows are 6 miles from Rock House State Park. And 11 miles from Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve. Cantwell Cliffs is 13 miles from us, while Old Man’s Cave and Ash Cave are 14 miles from us. Other activities include visiting the Jack Pine Studio for glass-blowing demonstrations, sky gazing at John Glenn Astronomy Park, and mesmerizing at the Butterfly Ridge Butterfly Conservation Center. If you want to get more physical, zip lining, rock climbing, eco tours, mini golf, and canoeing are available in the area. Not to mention, Ravens Retreat Hocking Hills is located directly off one of the best roads for road biking. Cyclists love the challenge of riding Thompson Ridge Road due to the change in elevation and mountain views. 

 

We have functional fitness stations and meditation areas on the property for guests who choose not to venture out into our forest. Over 1 mile of trails venture through our 58-acre nature preserve here at Ravens Retreat. You can find the fitness stations and meditation areas off of the trails. Wildlife and bird watching are abundant here due to our low human traffic, eco-friendly practices, biodiversity, and excellent water quality of our natural springs. 

Rates change depending on season and availability. The best rates are always obtained if guests book directly on our website. Nightly rates fluctuate from $150 to $450 a night

In addition to the nightly rate, there is a cleaning fee, damage waiver, and 10% charge for local taxes and booking fees.

The tiny bungalows are 300 feet apart and designed for maximum privacy, including the outdoor balcony and hot tub. One tiny bungalow overlooks the water, 700 feet from the lodge, and the other tiny bungalow overlooks the forest, 400 feet from the lodge. All vacation rentals at Ravens Retreat are submerged in a biodiverse hardwood forest, a private nature preserve in Hocking Hills. The forest offers natural barriers to allow optimal seclusion.  

We are 6.5 miles from Rockhouse State Park, 13 miles to Cantwell Cliffs State Park, and 14 miles to Ash cave and Old Mans Cave.

We are 11 miles from Conkles Hollow Nature Preserve.

There are steps at the lodge and the bungalows. Installing a ramp for access was not an option for us. 

In 2025, the Tiny Bungalows will open.

Parking for 2 vehicles is available at each bungalow.

The bungalows are based on a modern open-concept floor plan with artistic innovations built into the sustainable and eco-friendly space. Think of these as art bungalows focused on creative expression. Each tiny bungalow has a king bed, kitchen, bathroom, an outdoor hot tub, and a balcony. The views at each tiny bungalow are gorgeous! Be sure of that. 

The tiny bungalows are located on the same private driveway, approximately 300 feet from each other. They are designed for maximum privacy due to the orientation of the bungalows, natural landscape, and man-made barriers. 

Bungalows have a kitchen with a range, refrigerator, dishwasher, cookware, coffee maker, coffee beans, and everything else that most guests will require.

We provide all bedding and towels, along with extras, for our guests. The Bungalows are equipped with Starlink satellite internet and an entertainment setup with streaming services. Outdoors, there is a balcony, stone fire pit, hot tub, and gas grill.

We have a strict guest count of 2 people for each bungalow. This includes all guests aged 2 years of age and older.

 

Guest check-in is at 5 PM, and check-out is at 11 AM. In your welcome message, you will receive instructions and an electronic code to unlock the door. This code is changed for every single reservation. 

We may have a structured check-in calendar. We may limit check-in and check-out days to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  This means that weekend stays are Friday – Monday. There is no limit on the length of reservation subject to availability. As open dates approach we may allow for a check-in or check-out on an alternative day, if possible. 

Hosts, Raven and Dustin live on the Ravens Retreat property near the Sculptdecor Shop. Guests can not see their home from the Art Lodge. They give guests space by providing contactless check in for their stay. But they are often available if needed. Their Sculptdecor Shop building is visable from the front porch of the Art Lodge. They are often working in the Sculptdecor Shop, some guests like to stop by to see what art projects are in the works. They allow guests to initiate interaction and respect that some guests do not wish to interact. They welcome sharing their love of art, creativity, and nature preservation with guests, should guests pursue interacting with them. 

Live art demonstrations in the Hocking Hills can be reserved by guests in 2025. This includes wood carving, metal sculpting, food sculpting, and ice carving, subject to material availability. 

As a subject matter expert, Dustin Weatherby uses his 25 years of sculpting experience for artistic innovations that focus on creative expression. Dustin is known for his use of recycled materials, attention to detail, and focus on movement. For sculpting, he often uses metal, wood and mixed media. Dustin is also a special effects artist and fabricator; he has created over 100 moving sculptures, known as animatronics. 

Rates change depending on season and availability.The best rates are always obtained if a guest books directly on our website. Nightly rates fluctuate from $800 to $2400 a night

In addition to the nightly rate, there is a cleaning fee, damage waiver, and 10% charge for local taxes and booking fee.

We provide a fully stocked kitchen with an oven, instapot, cookware, electric griddles, microwave, a coffee maker and beans, dishwasher, and everything else that the bulk of guests will require.

We provide all bedding and towels, along with extras for our guests.

The lodge is equipped with Starlink internet and several TVs with Hulu Live and Netflix. Starlink is the best internet in our location. Internet speeds are often greater than 300 Mbps but will vary depending on network usage and satellite locations. For most guests, the internet will work well. Working from this space has not been an issue for guests needing to stream work meetings. Occasionally, audio and video can freeze up but overall, the internet connection does work well due to the secluded location of the property

Outdoors there is a covered front porch and a rear covered balcony with seating and tables. Guests can enjoy a stone fire pit with seating for 12, a 6 burner gas grill, a 6-person hot tub, 4 4-person infrared cedar sauna, and an outdoor shower. 

A Tesla EV charger J1772 is available for guests who stay at Klad House Art Lodge.

Klad House Art Lodge contains numerous art installations inspired by nature, located deep within a 58-acre Hocking Hills nature preserve overlooking a ravine. In this two-story, eco-friendly and rare vacation rental, expect custom lighting concepts, custom-made countertops, and art from recycled materials. Dustin Weatherby, master of sculpture, has designed, created, and installed art all throughout this vacation home to create an art immersion experience. Dustin owns and operates Sculptdecor, specializing in artistic innovations.

 

Parking for 12 vehicles or possibly more is available here at the lodge. Near the front of Klad House Lodge is a Tesla J1772 Electric Vehicle (EV charger), available to guests registered at the lodge. 

 

On the lodge’s front aspect, the large covered porch overlooks the 1600-square-foot Pollinator Garden, where we are working to improve Ohio native biodiversity. Seating and tables can be found here, along with lighting that strives to create the lowest level of light pollution. On this front porch, guests will notice an iconic, nearly 7-foot-tall humanoid metal sculpture named Klad. Klad is an art project made from recycled materials. Be sure to say hello!

 

As you enter the front door of this art gallery vacation rental, you will be greeted by a giant salamander wood carving, Sally, sculpted from sassafras. Next to Sally, you will note a large hand-painted modern abstract mural called the Golden Storm. Many eclectic seating options are available on the left, complemented by a large, locally sourced, live-edge sugar maple medallion coffee table. 

 

Strait ahead is one of our tile art murals; here, you will see our Celtic tile art installation called The Ailm. This artwork is a custom-built shower space with a local Hocking Hills-sourced and sculpted oak bathroom counter.

 

The upstairs of this art lodge includes a locally sourced, custom-sculpted black walnut kitchen & bar. This local repurposed walnut wood resulted from a tornado in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. This kitchen is named The Black Walnut Weatherby Kitchen and Bar.  All interior cabinets and giant lazy susan are handmade. Three bar stools can be found here. Live edge white oak custom-made kitchen countertops flow with the modern black walnut kitchen & bar. Two handcrafted dining tables are near the open-concept kitchen, overlooking the living room. One sits 6, and one sits 8. This kitchen is an art project made from recycled materials. This kitchen has incorporated all modern stainless steel appliances, including a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave.

 

In the living room, guests will find metal wall art. Here is hand-forged metal art, a giant wing sculpture above the custom-built steel gas fireplace. This red-tailed hawk wing steel sculpture is named The Hot Wing. Here in the living room, you will also find a giant metal coyote sculpture made from recycled nails and screws named Howling Nails. Several eclectic seating options are available in the living room, along with locally sourced and custom-made live-edge walnut and sugar maple coffee tables. A sizeable smart tv is wall-mounted in the living to the right of the gas fireplace. 

 

Right outside the living room, through the sliding glass door, is the covered and uncovered balcony that overlooks our managed hardwood forest, our 58-acre nature preserve. Here, you can find an outdoor dining space that overlooks our forested ravine. This outdoor balcony space is where you can find the 6-burner gas grill. The patio consists of a 6-person hot tub, a 4-person infrared cedar sauna, an outdoor shower, and a picnic table, which can be seen below from this balcony.

 

Off the kitchen is a laundry room with a new speed queen washer and dryer, which is great for guests staying many nights. Guests will also find a stainless steel utility sink in the laundry room. It’s a nice spot to wash extra produce or do any hand washing of laundry needed during the stay. 

 

On this entry-level floor, there are 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

 

One bedroom on this floor has a king-size bed with a bathroom attached, containing another tile art mural of the rolling Hocking Hills and the sun in the sky. We call this tile art deco New Beginnings. This is the 2nd shower space upstairs. Within this same bathroom is an extra-wide bathtub with a large window that overlooks the hardwood forest. This bathroom has a locally sourced black walnut bathroom counter and a custom bat wildlife wood sculpture made of red cedar. This is the largest bedroom on this floor. Guests will find a locally sourced live-edge oak desk and an adjustable chair here. This is ideal for guests who want or need to work during their getaway. An additional reading nook can be found in this bedroom as well. 

 

The other two bedrooms upstairs have queen beds, and one of those two bedrooms has an additional twin bed. All bedrooms focus on creative expression and sustainable artistry. You will note that one of the bedrooms with a queen bed introduces a giant praying mantis on the wall called Manny. The other bedroom with the queen bed showcases a giant mushroom lighting fixture called Chanterella growing out of the ceiling. 

 

The stairs to the 1st floor of the home tend to turn heads due to the artisan design of the red oak wood stairs with a river stone display leading the guests into an art immersion experience as they enter the lower floor. Think of a night theme when entering this floor. Half of the house is underground on the first floor, contributing to our eco-friendly features. The custom epoxy floor here is created to resemble nebulas in space. Down the hallway, you will find a stainless steel and copper, hand-forged metal eclipse sculpture that also functions as a lighting fixture. 

 

You will find the pool table near the bottom of the stairs with a custom firefly light fixture. Here, you will meet Louie, The Lightning Bug, a steel sculpture that hangs above the pool table. Louie has a large hand-painted foggy forest mural in the background named The Bog. 

 

On this same floor is an 18-foot by 12-foot open space, perfect for an art retreat, yoga retreat, meditation retreat, silent retreat, bodyweight workouts, and other types of fitness. This area has two large windows with a couch, allowing guests to capture the natural light and view of the forest. Here, guests can also find the door to the spatio area, our hot tub, sauna, and outdoor shower. The views here on the spatio are breathtaking and magical. Nature truly is the best sculptor.

 

Tucked back, but on the same floor, is a custom-sculpted cave within Klad House. This cave art is inspired by the only true cave in the area, Rock House in Hocking Hills. This indoor modern cave art is a blend of mirrors and wood sculpture. We call this cave house lounge area Rock House in Klad House. Guests will find that this is the perfect spot for a group of people to sit, relax, play board games and cards, or watch the large smart TV. 

 

Guests can find three bedrooms and one full bathroom down the hallway on this same floor. Each bedroom has art light installations and custom-sculpted asymmetrical wood headboards. Sustainable artwork can be seen in all bedrooms. 

 

One of the bedrooms has a king bed and a modern-inspired desk with an adjustable chair. It accommodates guests who wish to work or have to work while on vacation or on a retreat. Here in this bedroom, you will find industrial art, a metal sculpture from floor to ceiling of a tree named Steel Black Locust. This room also has a reading nook. 

 

One of the other bedrooms on this floor has a queen bed that overlooks a Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve walnut wood carving. This wood sculpture displays the landscape of Conkles Hollow, which is made of three pieces and is a relief sculpture. This sculpture is named Dustin’s Conkles Hollow Spot. This bedroom may have the best nebula-inspired floor, so check that out. 

 

The other bedroom downstairs has three twin beds. This room has three custom chainsaw carvings. One of the hand-carved sculptures is a bear skull named Hocking Hills Bear Skull. Another is a hand-carved skull of a raven named Hocking Hills Raven Skull. The third sculpture installation is a wood sculpture of a human skull named Hocking Hills Human Skull. A 40-inch smart TV with a nostalgic gaming console can be found in this room. 

 

On this floor of Klad House Lodge, there is one full bathroom. One of our tile murals functions as a custom shower installation. This tile art deco is inspired by Dustin Weatherby’s Sioux Indian culture and named Sioux Rain. This bathroom has three doors and is accessible directly from two of the bedrooms and the hallway. The bedrooms that have direct access to this bathroom are the bedroom with the king bed and the bedroom with the queen bed. 

 

We have a strict guest count of 16. This includes all guests 2 years of age and older.

Guest check-in is at 5 PM, and check-out is at 11 AM. In your welcome message, you will receive instructions and an electronic code to unlock the door. We’re unable to accommodate late check-out or early check-in. This code is changed for every reservation. 

We may have a structured check-in calendar. We may limit check-in and check-out days to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  This means that weekend stays are Friday – Monday. There is no limit on the length of reservation subject to availability. As open dates approach, we may allow for a check-in or check-out on an alternative day if possible. 

We have a strict no-pets policy. We will have spaces that allow domestic animal friends in the future, but those are not available at this time. 

 

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. We utilize linens that dry faster and launder easier than most, saving energy and water. The majority of our construction materials are recycled/upcycled. We install lighting that is less disruptive to wildlife in our spaces. 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 vegan philosphy guided by justice and compassion. And 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. The Art Lodge has a Tesla Electric Vehicle Charger, EV J 1772. We have a 1600 square foot pollinator garden and over a mile of trails throughout our nature preserve. We are also working to improve our Ohio native biodiversity.

Yes, Raven’s Retreat is an “ism free” zone. We care about making sure all living beings are being treated with respect and kindness.

We do occasionally offer discounts. Sign up for our newsletter, and you will be informed of the discounts and promotions. 

We have our guests use low lights, green and yellow are best, to avoid disrupting our nature preserve. We have installed less disruptive lighting in our spaces such as yellow or green. 

Fill out the contact us form on our website and share your anticipated plans with us. We will discuss whether our Art Lodge, a Tiny Bungalow, or all of our properties would be a good fit for your event, wedding, or planned party. No events, weddings, professional photography, professional videography sessions, or parties are permitted without discussion and approval. Overall, no guests outside your reservation are permitted on the premises during your booking. Our quiet hours are from 8pm to 8am, this allows us to respect human and wildlife neighbiors here on our nature preserve. 

Youngs Family Market in Laurelville, OH is located 2 miles/4 minutes from the Ravens Retreat Hocking Hills property. This store is similar to a small Krogers. There is also a Family Dollar in Laurelville, 4 minutes from the lodge and tiny bungalows. The local gas station/convenience store and the Hocking Hills library 2 miles away.

Yes, we have outdoor fitness stations in our woods. And if you are wondering, yes, we workout in the rain and snow. We call this weather conditioning.

Because of the Ravens Retreat Hocking Hills property’s deep forest location, many cell towers do not reach Klad House Art Lodge or the Tiny Bungalows. However, there is a Sprint cell phone that does get service at the lodge and the bungalows. This can be used for emergencies or if the power goes out.

All unsupervised guests at the lodge must be 25 years of age or older. 

All unsupervised guests at the tiny bungalows must be 21 or older.

Many guests do stay with children, but children need to be supervised during the entire stay. The lodge and tiny bungalows are not child-proofed or child-friendly. The nature preserve around the lodge and tiny bungalows have 220 feet of elevation change, making the land unsafe for unsupervised children.

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 hunting. We only allow taking the life of another on the property out of self defense or starvation. No fishing. 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. No swimming. We do not allow the disruption of water in our pond, springs, wetlands, and creeks. There are endangered species being studied here at our nature preserve. 

For guests looking to explore the Hocking Hills area, numerous activities are available, not just limited to hiking and photography at Ohio State Parks and Nature Preserves. Our lodge and bungalows are 6 miles from Rock House State Park. And 11 miles from Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve. Cantwell Cliffs is 13 miles from us, while Old Man’s Cave and Ash Cave are 14 miles from us. Other activities include visiting the Jack Pine Studio for glass-blowing demonstrations, sky gazing at John Glenn Astronomy Park, and mesmerizing at the Butterfly Ridge Butterfly Conservation Center. If you want to get more physical, zip lining, rock climbing, eco tours, mini golf, and canoeing are available in the area. Not to mention, Ravens Retreat Hocking Hills is located directly off one of the best roads for road biking. Cyclists love the challenge of riding Thompson Ridge Road due to the change in elevation and mountain views. 

 

We have functional fitness stations and meditation areas on the property for guests who choose not to venture out into our forest. Over 1 mile of trails venture through our 58-acre nature preserve here at Ravens Retreat. You can find the fitness stations and meditation areas off of the trails. Wildlife and bird watching are abundant here due to our low human traffic, eco-friendly practices, biodiversity, and excellent water quality of our natural springs. 

Rates change depending on season and availability. The best rates are always obtained if guests book directly on our website. Nightly rates fluctuate from $150 to $450 a night

In addition to the nightly rate, there is a cleaning fee, damage waiver, and 10% charge for local taxes and booking fees.

The tiny bungalows are 300 feet apart and designed for maximum privacy, including the outdoor balcony and hot tub. One tiny bungalow overlooks the water, 700 feet from the lodge, and the other tiny bungalow overlooks the forest, 400 feet from the lodge. All vacation rentals at Ravens Retreat are submerged in a biodiverse hardwood forest, a private nature preserve in Hocking Hills. The forest offers natural barriers to allow optimal seclusion.  

We are 6.5 miles from Rockhouse State Park, 13 miles to Cantwell Cliffs State Park, and 14 miles to Ash cave and Old Mans Cave.

We are 11 miles from Conkles Hollow Nature Preserve.

There are steps at the lodge and the bungalows. Installing a ramp for access was not an option for us. 

In 2025, the Tiny Bungalows will open.

Parking for 2 vehicles is available at each bungalow.

The bungalows are based on a modern open-concept floor plan with artistic innovations built into the sustainable and eco-friendly space. Think of these as art bungalows focused on creative expression. Each tiny bungalow has a king bed, kitchen, bathroom, an outdoor hot tub, and a balcony. The views at each tiny bungalow are gorgeous! Be sure of that. 

The tiny bungalows are located on the same private driveway, approximately 300 feet from each other. They are designed for maximum privacy due to the orientation of the bungalows, natural landscape, and man-made barriers. 

The entire Ravens Retreat property is 58 acres. Our nature preserve has over a mile of trails that guests can enjoy. We are working to improve the biodiversity within the forest and are a wildlife release site for The Ohio Wildlife Center and other organizations. Please note that wildlife is being released or reintroduced into our nature preserve due to experiencing habitat loss and trauma. 

Bungalows have a kitchen with a range, refrigerator, dishwasher, cookware, coffee maker, coffee beans, and everything else that most guests will require.

We provide all bedding and towels, along with extras, for our guests. The Bungalows are equipped with Starlink satellite internet and an entertainment setup with streaming services. Outdoors, there is a balcony, stone fire pit, hot tub, and gas grill.

We have a strict guest count of 2 people for each bungalow. This includes all guests aged 2 years of age and older.

 

Guest check-in is at 5 PM, and check-out is at 11 AM. In your welcome message, you will receive instructions and an electronic code to unlock the door. This code is changed for every single reservation. 

We may have a structured check-in calendar. We may limit check-in and check-out days to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  This means that weekend stays are Friday – Monday. There is no limit on the length of reservation subject to availability. As open dates approach we may allow for a check-in or check-out on an alternative day, if possible. 

Hosts, Raven and Dustin live on the Ravens Retreat property near the Sculptdecor Shop. Guests can not see their home from the Art Lodge. They give guests space by providing contactless check in for their stay. But they are often available if needed. Their Sculptdecor Shop building is visable from the front porch of the Art Lodge. They are often working in the Sculptdecor Shop, some guests like to stop by to see what art projects are in the works. They allow guests to initiate interaction and respect that some guests do not wish to interact. They welcome sharing their love of art, creativity, and nature preservation with guests, should guests pursue interacting with them. 

Live art demonstrations in the Hocking Hills can be reserved by guests in 2025. This includes wood carving, metal sculpting, food sculpting, and ice carving, subject to material availability. 

As a subject matter expert, Dustin Weatherby uses his 25 years of sculpting experience for artistic innovations that focus on creative expression. Dustin is known for his use of recycled materials, attention to detail, and focus on movement. For sculpting, he often uses metal, wood and mixed media. Dustin is also a special effects artist and fabricator; he has created over 100 moving sculptures, known as animatronics. 

Rates change depending on season and availability.The best rates are always obtained if a guest books directly on our website. Nightly rates fluctuate from $800 to $2400 a night

In addition to the nightly rate, there is a cleaning fee, damage waiver, and 10% charge for local taxes and booking fee.

We provide a fully stocked kitchen with an oven, instapot, cookware, electric griddles, microwave, a coffee maker and beans, dishwasher, and everything else that the bulk of guests will require.

We provide all bedding and towels, along with extras for our guests.

The lodge is equipped with Starlink internet and several TVs with Hulu Live and Netflix. Starlink is the best internet in our location. Internet speeds are often greater than 300 Mbps but will vary depending on network usage and satellite locations. For most guests, the internet will work well. Working from this space has not been an issue for guests needing to stream work meetings. Occasionally, audio and video can freeze up but overall, the internet connection does work well due to the secluded location of the property

Outdoors there is a covered front porch and a rear covered balcony with seating and tables. Guests can enjoy a stone fire pit with seating for 12, a 6 burner gas grill, a 6-person hot tub, 4 4-person infrared cedar sauna, and an outdoor shower. 

A Tesla EV charger J1772 is available for guests who stay at Klad House Art Lodge.

Klad House Art Lodge contains numerous art installations inspired by nature, located deep within a 58-acre Hocking Hills nature preserve overlooking a ravine. In this two-story, eco-friendly and rare vacation rental, expect custom lighting concepts, custom-made countertops, and art from recycled materials. Dustin Weatherby, master of sculpture, has designed, created, and installed art all throughout this vacation home to create an art immersion experience. Dustin owns and operates Sculptdecor, specializing in artistic innovations.

 

Parking for 12 vehicles or possibly more is available here at the lodge. Near the front of Klad House Lodge is a Tesla J1772 Electric Vehicle (EV charger), available to guests registered at the lodge. 

 

On the lodge’s front aspect, the large covered porch overlooks the 1600-square-foot Pollinator Garden, where we are working to improve Ohio native biodiversity. Seating and tables can be found here, along with lighting that strives to create the lowest level of light pollution. On this front porch, guests will notice an iconic, nearly 7-foot-tall humanoid metal sculpture named Klad. Klad is an art project made from recycled materials. Be sure to say hello!

 

As you enter the front door of this art gallery vacation rental, you will be greeted by a giant salamander wood carving, Sally, sculpted from sassafras. Next to Sally, you will note a large hand-painted modern abstract mural called the Golden Storm. Many eclectic seating options are available on the left, complemented by a large, locally sourced, live-edge sugar maple medallion coffee table. 

 

Strait ahead is one of our tile art murals; here, you will see our Celtic tile art installation called The Ailm. This artwork is a custom-built shower space with a local Hocking Hills-sourced and sculpted oak bathroom counter.

 

The upstairs of this art lodge includes a locally sourced, custom-sculpted black walnut kitchen & bar. This local repurposed walnut wood resulted from a tornado in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. This kitchen is named The Black Walnut Weatherby Kitchen and Bar.  All interior cabinets and giant lazy susan are handmade. Three bar stools can be found here. Live edge white oak custom-made kitchen countertops flow with the modern black walnut kitchen & bar. Two handcrafted dining tables are near the open-concept kitchen, overlooking the living room. One sits 6, and one sits 8. This kitchen is an art project made from recycled materials. This kitchen has incorporated all modern stainless steel appliances, including a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave.

 

In the living room, guests will find metal wall art. Here is hand-forged metal art, a giant wing sculpture above the custom-built steel gas fireplace. This red-tailed hawk wing steel sculpture is named The Hot Wing. Here in the living room, you will also find a giant metal coyote sculpture made from recycled nails and screws named Howling Nails. Several eclectic seating options are available in the living room, along with locally sourced and custom-made live-edge walnut and sugar maple coffee tables. A sizeable smart tv is wall-mounted in the living to the right of the gas fireplace. 

 

Right outside the living room, through the sliding glass door, is the covered and uncovered balcony that overlooks our managed hardwood forest, our 58-acre nature preserve. Here, you can find an outdoor dining space that overlooks our forested ravine. This outdoor balcony space is where you can find the 6-burner gas grill. The patio consists of a 6-person hot tub, a 4-person infrared cedar sauna, an outdoor shower, and a picnic table, which can be seen below from this balcony.

 

Off the kitchen is a laundry room with a new speed queen washer and dryer, which is great for guests staying many nights. Guests will also find a stainless steel utility sink in the laundry room. It’s a nice spot to wash extra produce or do any hand washing of laundry needed during the stay. 

 

On this entry-level floor, there are 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

 

One bedroom on this floor has a king-size bed with a bathroom attached, containing another tile art mural of the rolling Hocking Hills and the sun in the sky. We call this tile art deco New Beginnings. This is the 2nd shower space upstairs. Within this same bathroom is an extra-wide bathtub with a large window that overlooks the hardwood forest. This bathroom has a locally sourced black walnut bathroom counter and a custom bat wildlife wood sculpture made of red cedar. This is the largest bedroom on this floor. Guests will find a locally sourced live-edge oak desk and an adjustable chair here. This is ideal for guests who want or need to work during their getaway. An additional reading nook can be found in this bedroom as well. 

 

The other two bedrooms upstairs have queen beds, and one of those two bedrooms has an additional twin bed. All bedrooms focus on creative expression and sustainable artistry. You will note that one of the bedrooms with a queen bed introduces a giant praying mantis on the wall called Manny. The other bedroom with the queen bed showcases a giant mushroom lighting fixture called Chanterella growing out of the ceiling. 

 

The stairs to the 1st floor of the home tend to turn heads due to the artisan design of the red oak wood stairs with a river stone display leading the guests into an art immersion experience as they enter the lower floor. Think of a night theme when entering this floor. Half of the house is underground on the first floor, contributing to our eco-friendly features. The custom epoxy floor here is created to resemble nebulas in space. Down the hallway, you will find a stainless steel and copper, hand-forged metal eclipse sculpture that also functions as a lighting fixture. 

 

You will find the pool table near the bottom of the stairs with a custom firefly light fixture. Here, you will meet Louie, The Lightning Bug, a steel sculpture that hangs above the pool table. Louie has a large hand-painted foggy forest mural in the background named The Bog. 

 

On this same floor is an 18-foot by 12-foot open space, perfect for an art retreat, yoga retreat, meditation retreat, silent retreat, bodyweight workouts, and other types of fitness. This area has two large windows with a couch, allowing guests to capture the natural light and view of the forest. Here, guests can also find the door to the spatio area, our hot tub, sauna, and outdoor shower. The views here on the spatio are breathtaking and magical. Nature truly is the best sculptor.

 

Tucked back, but on the same floor, is a custom-sculpted cave within Klad House. This cave art is inspired by the only true cave in the area, Rock House in Hocking Hills. This indoor modern cave art is a blend of mirrors and wood sculpture. We call this cave house lounge area Rock House in Klad House. Guests will find that this is the perfect spot for a group of people to sit, relax, play board games and cards, or watch the large smart TV. 

 

Guests can find three bedrooms and one full bathroom down the hallway on this same floor. Each bedroom has art light installations and custom-sculpted asymmetrical wood headboards. Sustainable artwork can be seen in all bedrooms. 

 

One of the bedrooms has a king bed and a modern-inspired desk with an adjustable chair. It accommodates guests who wish to work or have to work while on vacation or on a retreat. Here in this bedroom, you will find industrial art, a metal sculpture from floor to ceiling of a tree named Steel Black Locust. This room also has a reading nook. 

 

One of the other bedrooms on this floor has a queen bed that overlooks a Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve walnut wood carving. This wood sculpture displays the landscape of Conkles Hollow, which is made of three pieces and is a relief sculpture. This sculpture is named Dustin’s Conkles Hollow Spot. This bedroom may have the best nebula-inspired floor, so check that out. 

 

The other bedroom downstairs has three twin beds. This room has three custom chainsaw carvings. One of the hand-carved sculptures is a bear skull named Hocking Hills Bear Skull. Another is a hand-carved skull of a raven named Hocking Hills Raven Skull. The third sculpture installation is a wood sculpture of a human skull named Hocking Hills Human Skull. A 40-inch smart TV with a nostalgic gaming console can be found in this room. 

 

On this floor of Klad House Lodge, there is one full bathroom. One of our tile murals functions as a custom shower installation. This tile art deco is inspired by Dustin Weatherby’s Sioux Indian culture and named Sioux Rain. This bathroom has three doors and is accessible directly from two of the bedrooms and the hallway. The bedrooms that have direct access to this bathroom are the bedroom with the king bed and the bedroom with the queen bed. 

 

We have a strict guest count of 16. This includes all guests 2 years of age and older.

Guest check-in is at 5 PM, and check-out is at 11 AM. In your welcome message, you will receive instructions and an electronic code to unlock the door. We’re unable to accommodate late check-out or early check-in. This code is changed for every reservation. 

We may have a structured check-in calendar. We may limit check-in and check-out days to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  This means that weekend stays are Friday – Monday. There is no limit on the length of reservation subject to availability. As open dates approach, we may allow for a check-in or check-out on an alternative day if possible. 

We have a strict no-pets policy. We will have spaces that allow domestic animal friends in the future, but those are not available at this time. 

 

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. We utilize linens that dry faster and launder easier than most, saving energy and water. The majority of our construction materials are recycled/upcycled. We install lighting that is less disruptive to wildlife in our spaces. 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 vegan philosphy guided by justice and compassion. And 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. The Art Lodge has a Tesla Electric Vehicle Charger, EV J 1772. We have a 1600 square foot pollinator garden and over a mile of trails throughout our nature preserve. We are also working to improve our Ohio native biodiversity.

Yes, Raven’s Retreat is an “ism free” zone. We care about making sure all living beings are being treated with respect and kindness.

We do occasionally offer discounts. Sign up for our newsletter, and you will be informed of the discounts and promotions. 

We have our guests use low lights, green and yellow are best, to avoid disrupting our nature preserve. We have installed less disruptive lighting in our spaces such as yellow or green. 

Fill out the contact us form on our website and share your anticipated plans with us. We will discuss whether our Art Lodge, a Tiny Bungalow, or all of our properties would be a good fit for your event, wedding, or planned party. No events, weddings, professional photography, professional videography sessions, or parties are permitted without discussion and approval. Overall, no guests outside your reservation are permitted on the premises during your booking. Our quiet hours are from 8pm to 8am, this allows us to respect human and wildlife neighbiors here on our nature preserve. 

Youngs Family Market in Laurelville, OH is located 2 miles/4 minutes from the Ravens Retreat Hocking Hills property. This store is similar to a small Krogers. There is also a Family Dollar in Laurelville, 4 minutes from the lodge and tiny bungalows. The local gas station/convenience store and the Hocking Hills library 2 miles away.

Yes, we have outdoor fitness stations in our woods. And if you are wondering, yes, we workout in the rain and snow. We call this weather conditioning.

Because of the Ravens Retreat Hocking Hills property’s deep forest location, many cell towers do not reach Klad House Art Lodge or the Tiny Bungalows. However, there is a Sprint cell phone that does get service at the lodge and the bungalows. This can be used for emergencies or if the power goes out.

All unsupervised guests at the lodge must be 25 years of age or older. 

All unsupervised guests at the tiny bungalows must be 21 or older.

Many guests do stay with children, but children need to be supervised during the entire stay. The lodge and tiny bungalows are not child-proofed or child-friendly. The nature preserve around the lodge and tiny bungalows have 220 feet of elevation change, making the land unsafe for unsupervised children.

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 hunting. We only allow taking the life of another on the property out of self defense or starvation. No fishing. 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. No swimming. We do not allow the disruption of water in our pond, springs, wetlands, and creeks. There are endangered species being studied here at our nature preserve. 

For guests looking to explore the Hocking Hills area, numerous activities are available, not just limited to hiking and photography at Ohio State Parks and Nature Preserves. Our lodge and bungalows are 6 miles from Rock House State Park. And 11 miles from Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve. Cantwell Cliffs is 13 miles from us, while Old Man’s Cave and Ash Cave are 14 miles from us. Other activities include visiting the Jack Pine Studio for glass-blowing demonstrations, sky gazing at John Glenn Astronomy Park, and mesmerizing at the Butterfly Ridge Butterfly Conservation Center. If you want to get more physical, zip lining, rock climbing, eco tours, mini golf, and canoeing are available in the area. Not to mention, Ravens Retreat Hocking Hills is located directly off one of the best roads for road biking. Cyclists love the challenge of riding Thompson Ridge Road due to the change in elevation and mountain views. 

 

We have functional fitness stations and meditation areas on the property for guests who choose not to venture out into our forest. Over 1 mile of trails venture through our 58-acre nature preserve here at Ravens Retreat. You can find the fitness stations and meditation areas off of the trails. Wildlife and bird watching are abundant here due to our low human traffic, eco-friendly practices, biodiversity, and excellent water quality of our natural springs. 

Rates change depending on season and availability. The best rates are always obtained if guests book directly on our website. Nightly rates fluctuate from $150 to $450 a night

In addition to the nightly rate, there is a cleaning fee, damage waiver, and 10% charge for local taxes and booking fees.

The tiny bungalows are 300 feet apart and designed for maximum privacy, including the outdoor balcony and hot tub. One tiny bungalow overlooks the water, 700 feet from the lodge, and the other tiny bungalow overlooks the forest, 400 feet from the lodge. All vacation rentals at Ravens Retreat are submerged in a biodiverse hardwood forest, a private nature preserve in Hocking Hills. The forest offers natural barriers to allow optimal seclusion.  

We are 6.5 miles from Rockhouse State Park, 13 miles to Cantwell Cliffs State Park, and 14 miles to Ash cave and Old Mans Cave.

We are 11 miles from Conkles Hollow Nature Preserve.

There are steps at the lodge and the bungalows. Installing a ramp for access was not an option for us. 

In 2025, the Tiny Bungalows will open.

Parking for 2 vehicles is available at each bungalow.

The bungalows are based on a modern open-concept floor plan with artistic innovations built into the sustainable and eco-friendly space. Think of these as art bungalows focused on creative expression. Each tiny bungalow has a king bed, kitchen, bathroom, an outdoor hot tub, and a balcony. The views at each tiny bungalow are gorgeous! Be sure of that. 

The tiny bungalows are located on the same private driveway, approximately 300 feet from each other. They are designed for maximum privacy due to the orientation of the bungalows, natural landscape, and man-made barriers. 

The entire Ravens Retreat property is 58 acres. Our nature preserve has over a mile of trails that guests can enjoy. We are working to improve the biodiversity within the forest and are a wildlife release site for The Ohio Wildlife Center and other organizations. Please note that wildlife is being released or reintroduced into our nature preserve due to experiencing habitat loss and trauma. 

Bungalows have a kitchen with a range, refrigerator, dishwasher, cookware, coffee maker, coffee beans, and everything else that most guests will require.

We provide all bedding and towels, along with extras, for our guests. The Bungalows are equipped with Starlink satellite internet and an entertainment setup with streaming services. Outdoors, there is a balcony, stone fire pit, hot tub, and gas grill.

We have a strict guest count of 2 people for each bungalow. This includes all guests aged 2 years of age and older.

 

Guest check-in is at 5 PM, and check-out is at 11 AM. In your welcome message, you will receive instructions and an electronic code to unlock the door. This code is changed for every single reservation. 

We may have a structured check-in calendar. We may limit check-in and check-out days to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  This means that weekend stays are Friday – Monday. There is no limit on the length of reservation subject to availability. As open dates approach we may allow for a check-in or check-out on an alternative day, if possible. 

Hosts, Raven and Dustin live on the Ravens Retreat property near the Sculptdecor Shop. Guests can not see their home from the Art Lodge. They give guests space by providing contactless check in for their stay. But they are often available if needed. Their Sculptdecor Shop building is visable from the front porch of the Art Lodge. They are often working in the Sculptdecor Shop, some guests like to stop by to see what art projects are in the works. They allow guests to initiate interaction and respect that some guests do not wish to interact. They welcome sharing their love of art, creativity, and nature preservation with guests, should guests pursue interacting with them. 

Live art demonstrations in the Hocking Hills can be reserved by guests in 2025. This includes wood carving, metal sculpting, food sculpting, and ice carving, subject to material availability. 

As a subject matter expert, Dustin Weatherby uses his 25 years of sculpting experience for artistic innovations that focus on creative expression. Dustin is known for his use of recycled materials, attention to detail, and focus on movement. For sculpting, he often uses metal, wood and mixed media. Dustin is also a special effects artist and fabricator; he has created over 100 moving sculptures, known as animatronics. 

You need to be 21 years old to book a tiny bungalow. 

You need to be 25 years old to book the art lodge.

Check in is at 5pm, 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 the property by noon of the scheduled arrival date.
If you are late checking out, you will be charged $100 an hour. Cleaners are unable to clean properties well without enough time; we do not allow guests to disrepect and stress our cleaners in this way. 
We ask that guests pile up all used towels, wash all dishes, and the bag trash. Leave all linens on the beds. Wipe all counters, refrigerator, stovetop, empty out all perishable foods in the refrigerator/freezer that you brought.

DO NOT PLACE TRASH OUTDOORS. THIS ATTRACTS AND CONFUSES WILDLIFE.

Full refund for cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before check-in. If booked fewer than 30 days before check-in, full refund for cancellations made in writing and 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.

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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.

Our Pollinator Cabin is a unique tiny house that sleeps 2, Camp Peace , Camp Shroom and Camp Heart, are primitive campsites that each sleep up to 6. Coming soon is our Klad House that sleeps 16. 

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20% off with discount code:
Eco24

Valid until April 15th, 2024