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

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Welcome to Gil's Getaway!

Please enjoy a fantastic zip-lining experience while in the area at Hocking Hills Canopy Tours! Please follow this link for more information:


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

*** UPDATE: As of 4/28/17, the cabin floor is no longer concrete! Water resistant woodgrain flooring has been installed. I hope everyone loves the look! ***

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, pots, pans, 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 a propane grill on the front porch. There is also 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}

There are 4 towels and 4 washcloths provided. You might need to bring more for more people or for the use of the hot tub.

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 cabin walls are concrete block but covered on the inside and outside to have a rustic wooden feel.

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 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!

More Details

Daniel Gilfillen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018

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 South Bloomingville

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Bloomingville in Hocking County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(78 traveller reviews)

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5 Min from Old Man's and Ash Caves! Simple Cottage on 21 Wooded Acres w/ Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.717949 based on 79 reviews

Everything we could need and simply lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a private getaway in Hocking Hills and this fit the bill perfectly. We really appreciated that there was wood for a fire (which we replaced for the next person) and other extras that came in handy. We were comfortable, felt safe, and were just minutes from some of the coolest sites in our state. We would love to come back again someday!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! We hope you can make it back again soon for another visit.
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Great retreat. Clean, beautiful scenery, soft beds, we had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

This was a great retreat and I would love to go back when the weather is not so bad-it rained the entire time-In January. Instead of beautiful snow, there was mud and rain. It is January in Ohio. Still, we made the best of it and made good food and watched satellite tv and put together a puzzle.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a blast celebrating the new year with my family here. Dan answered any questions that we had during our stay. We were able to relax and feel at home.So much better than dealing with a hotel room and other guests. Great hiking trails but we only used the first hill for sleding down. The hot tub was a big hit we used it everyday of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay for hocking hills

  • 5 of 5

This home is very well maintained. Dan the owner is very helpful and great at communicating. Gives very specific directions to the home. The home is VERY clean. We walked in and it was spotless! We also appreciated that we could bring our dog. The house was exactly as described. We will definitely be back and we highly recommend this home and owner!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very quiet

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, very relaxing, cushions for chairs, and maybe a new grill, but overall was great

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gil's Getaway

  • 3 of 5

The house was nice and secluded in the hills. The only suggestions we have are:

Outside seat cushions

Screens on the front door

A light out on the street to make the drive easier to find

Perhaps a new grill

But, overall, the place is quiet and sound.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay! I wanted to pass on that there is typically a screen door on the front door. It was broken by a large group that stayed recently so it is being replaced. Also, in regard to a light to mark the entrance: I have pondered doing this but I believe it is best to keep the entrance unmarked to maintain its seclusion. For this reason, I include a detailed satellite image in the welcome email showing exactly where to turn. Thanks again for the remaining suggestions - I will make sure each is addressed.
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35.52

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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