When I posted in November 2011 announcing our latest cabin (Rocky Ridge), I thought for sure we were finally done expanding. Then, I think maybe a few weeks later, a for sale sign goes up in front of a cabin just down the road from Rocky Ridge and I remember at that point saying to myself, “No, don’t even think about it”. And I didn’t (think about it)â€¦for a couple of months. Along about January of this year my wife, daughter and I stayed in our Rocky Ridge Cabin for a little weekend getaway. We invited my father-in-law to stay as well since my mother-in-law was out of town. As an intended joke I said, “Hey, let’s go look at that cabin down the road.” So we did. And so here I am announcing cabin number seven, plus welcoming a new investor into our little family-owned cabin business, my father-in-law.
As I mentioned above, Laurel Ridge is located just down the road from our Rocky Ridge cabin, which means it too is located in the northern part of the Hocking Hills, closer to US 33, Rock House, Cantwell Cliffs and Clear Creek Metro Park than our Main Property, but still within an easy drive to Old Man’s Cave and the other attractions found south of Logan. Laurel Ridge sits on 37 park-like acres and includes impressive sandstone cliffs and nearly one mile of hiking trails. The cabin was named for a large stand of mountain laurel that grows atop the rock cliffs.
Although built in 2006, Laurel Ridge is in like-new condition. We completely updated the cabin’s interior in spring of this year and tastefully appointed it with all new log furniture, new appliances, new hot tub and nature-themed decor. We’ve also included WiFi Internet and a pool table in the finished lower level. The top floor contains an elegant marble bathroom and a huge master bedroom where you’ll find a king-sized bed with an oversized log headboard. The main floor open living and dining areas overlook the forest through a wall of windows reaching well over twenty feet high. Two more bedrooms and a bathroom are also found on the main floor. Skylights bring natural light into the living area and master bedroom.
I’m not saying this because I’m one of the owners but Laurel Ridge Cabin and the land it sits on is truly a special place. So special, in fact, that the previous owner granted a conservation easement for the purposes of eternally preserving the land in its current state and protecting it from any further development. Although Laurel Ridge is now our largest cabin–sleeping up to 6 adults–we’ve tried to price it so that it is still affordable to couples. We want to give everyone the opportunity to unwind and disconnect at Laurel Ridge for a few days…and you’d better hurry because we might just decide to move there.