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5 Min from Old Man's and Ash Caves! Simple Cottage on 21 Wooded Acres w/ Wi-Fi

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in South Bloomingville - Gil's Getaway

Welcome to Gil's Getaway!

*** Please read this entire description before booking, and feel free to ask me any questions you might have! ***

This simple cottage is located on 21 scenic acres to allow hiking, campfires, grilling out, or taking a nice soak in the relaxing hot tub! It is located in South Bloomingville, OH, a mere 4 miles from Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Conkle's Hollow, and many other local attractions.

Plates, bowls, utensils, coffee maker, toaster oven, and trash bags are included.

The cabin has central air conditioning, an electric central furnace heater, ceiling fans, wood burner, leather couch and recliner, porch swing, and a picnic table out back! It has beds to sleep 7 (please see below for a description of the bedding arrangement), has satellite TV in the living room and the bedroom, a stereo system with AUX input, DVD player, full kitchen with range, refrigerator, and microwave. Outside there is ample space for a nice campfire to roast hot dogs and make S'Mores! Jim-Bo's bar and grill is right next door within walking distance if you so desire!

Bedding arrangement: There are a total of 5 mattresses on which to sleep: 1 queen size bed in the bedroom (sleeps 2), 2 twin bunkbeds in one corner of the greatroom (sleeps 2), 1 twin bed in the opposing greatroom corner (sleeps 1), pullout full size couch (sleeps 2) {Entire cabin sleeps 7}

Please note: I have very good feedback and I pride myself in trying to make sure folks enjoy their time here. I will do my best to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. In order to achieve that, I want to make sure you are aware of a few items:

The water pressure can be low at times. It is fed by a well that is some distance away and at a lower elevation. Depending on when the well pump runs, this can leave the cabin with low pressure, especially in the shower. It usually gets better the next time the well pump runs, however, so I thank you for your patience in advance with the water pressure! :)

The cottage is in a rural setting. It is located in the middle of a wooded area, where it is moist and the cabin itself sometimes gets little sun. Therefore the cabin can at times be slightly damp upon arrival, but it does have full central air conditioning (as well as an electric furnace) for your use when you are there.

The floor of the cottage is concrete. This makes it very convenient for the cleanup of messes such as mud and dirt from hikes around the property and the local attractions.

As shown in the images, the back yard / fire pit area does not have a fence or barrier around its perimeter. There is not a "cliff" style dropoff here, but as in most places in hocking hills, there is a slope off the back yard area and downhill side of the cabin. Please be aware of this if you are planning on bringing young children to be present in the back yard area.

At times the satellite TV signal might be weak, or an item within the cabin might not be functional. Items such as these will be addressed ASAP by the property managers, and I will always do my best to make sure you are notified prior to booking.

The bathroom has recently been updated to accommodate those who are in a wheelchair or have mobility challenges (but these additions are not yet reflected in the images). Two grab bars have been installed in the shower stall. Two flip-down grab bars and a rear grab handle have been installed for the toilet area. To use the flip-down bars, simply lift up on the bars and allow them to slowly drop into position, and then push the bar toward the wall to lock it in place. To raise the bar, pull it away from the wall, raise it, and then allow it to drop into position for storage.

Finally, my property is not a rustic log cabin with all of the finished touches of one. However, you will see that my nightly price is one of the least expensive in the Hocking Hills region. I am very close to the caves. I do not charge for additional people OR pets. I do hope you enjoy your stay!

Don't delay! Get out to the Hocking Hills!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Daniel Gilfillen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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About Daniel Gilfillen

Grew up in New Knoxville Ohio. Ohio State University Graduate. Live in Bluffton Ohio.

Daniel Gilfillen purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Daniel Gilfillen chose Ohio

Love the Hocking Hills Area

What makes this cottage unique

21 heavily wooded, secluded acres with clearings to see the valleys of Hocking Hills.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a wonderful cabin. We really enjoyed providing massage on site.


Starlight Massage

Apr 2015
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based on 47 holidaymaker reviews

5 Min from Old Man's and Ash Caves! Simple Cottage on 21 Wooded Acres w/ Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.787234 based on 48 reviews


  • 3 of 5

This cabin was satisfactory. Here are the things we really liked: the personal contact we got with explicit directions ahead of time, hot tub was amazing( the jets felt like heaven), the fact that there is wifi, the fire pit out back was great and this cute 88 yr old man down the road sold us firewood at a reasonable price, there was mood music playing when we got there, and of course, we could bring our dog with us. Things we didn't like: the kitchen cupboards need agood cleaning and we did not find sharp knives, mixing bowls, or dish towels/clothes/hotpads, a cutting board, the pots n pans should be replaced as the Teflon is coming off, the shower has barely any water pressure especially if water is being used anywhere else, the shower should have something to step out on and there were no extra towels except the hand towel we used to dry dishes. This house was ok, and met our needs, we were happy to have our dog with us and spend some family time together.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was wonderful! All the caves and trails were near by. Plan to stay again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Simple Cottage with Great Proximity to Attractions

  • 5 of 5

This was just what we were looking for our two night getaway to Hocking Hills with our two children and dog. We enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit, and it was great being so close to the beautiful state parks. The only small suggestions I would make would be to put a doormat inside the front door since the floor is concrete and gets slippery when wet. For the same reason it would be nice to have a bathmat in front of the shower.

Thanks for the great stay, Dan, and for the excellent communication prior to our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and great location!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very clean with everything you might need for a wonderful vacation. Only minutes from the caves! The owner was very responsive and gave us great suggestions for restaurants in the area. We had a wonderful anniversary trip!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Trip!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend staying at this cabin. The cabin was clean and was in a good location. The owner was phenomenal with giving information before the trip. The beds were stiff, but not a huge deal.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! I appreciate your comments regarding the beds. I have placed a memory foam pad on the bedroom mattress. Different people have varying mattress firmness/plushness needs; I hope this will improve the situation.
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Great stay in Hocking Hills!

  • 5 of 5

It was great location, within 5 miles of major trails. Dan, the owner was very responsive and welcoming. He provided detailed direction to the place.The place was very clean and comfortable.

I definitely recommend this place to friends and whoever is reading this review.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in South Bloomingville, USA

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Bloomingville, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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