The Cliffs

Stay Awhile Hosting Co.

7 Bedrooms - 5.5 Bathrooms
$999  / night  •  for 18 guests

Rockbridge, OH, United States

Ideal for larger groups, the historic Cantwell Lodge sleeps up to 18 guests. Find yourself surrounded by Ohio’s most beautiful natural features, including a waterfall with a natural swimming hole.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Ping Pong Table



On the first story of the lodge you’ll find a large living room that includes an extra large sectional, 65” TV, and a dining room table for 12 that easily converts into a ping pong table. Additionally there is a kitchen, a den, master bedroom and bathroom, a queen bedroom, two additional full bathrooms, and a half bathroom attached to the living room.

There is an open loft on top of the den with four additional twin beds and a queen bed.

On the second story you’ll find a king bedroom and a queen bedroom as well as a shared full bathroom.

The glamping bunker/basement is home to a room with a queen bed, another room with a full bed, a sitting area, and a full bathroom. The Glamping Bunker has concrete floors, painted cinder block walls, and painted wood ceilings. We’ve made it cozy with plenty of rugs and comfortable bedding, but it is much more industrial than the rest of the lodge and not for everyone. There are no windows in either bedroom. There is an emergency exit door through the full bedroom and utility room.

The game room is a converted garage and contains some arcade games, foosball, air hockey, and a sitting area. This is a great place for kids or teenagers. The primary entrance/exit for the game room is through the glass garage door. However the living room end table slides out to reveal a secret entrance into the game room. Kids will love this. Think of it more as a ladder than a staircase as it’s a tight fit. If you’re over 6’1” and 200 lbs it will be a very tight squeeze.

We provide a fully stocked kitchen with double ovens, two dishwashers, cookware, a high end coffee maker and beans, electric griddles, microwave, and everything else that most guests will require.

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

The lodge is equipped with DirectTV in the great room. Satellite internet is also provided. We’ve taken great pains to provide the best internet experience possible in our location. We have two separate satellite services as well as LTE internet banded together and connected to our Eero whole home WiFi system. With that said, internet speeds will vary greatly depending on network usage and weather. For most guests the internet will work reasonably well and allow them to do things like stream Netflix. Download speeds typically vary from 25 mbps to 75 mbps, but they occasionally drop well below these speeds during peak network traffic hours or inclement weather.


-Due to safety and the unique attributes of The Cliffs we have a strict guest count of 18 people. This includes all guests aged 24 months and older.

-There are two seasonal waterfalls on the property. We were able to dam up the seasonal waterfall closest to the lodge and create a unique swimming experience. Think of it as a small pond and not as a swimming pool. It’s 4.5’ deep at its deepest point. We cannot guarantee the condition of the water as there is debris and dirt that comes into the swimming hole naturally. We maintain a low level of chlorine in the swimming hole as well as using pond dye to give its color. We also heat the water, which makes swimming in summer months more comfortable. However, because of the natural cooling effect from the sandstone and shade, the water can be cold even in hot, summer months. The swimming hole is open for swimming from May 1 through October 31. However, the water temperature will most likely be ice-bath cold in May and October.

-The waterfall runs seasonally in the winter and spring on its own. We’ve worked to improve our pumping system so that the waterfall runs now in all seasons. Mechanical failures of our pumping system can happen, but otherwise you can expect the waterfall to be running regardless of what season you are staying.

-The Cliffs has a strict no pets policy.

-At this time we do not allow weddings or large events at the lodge. No guests outside of your reservation are permitted on the premises during your booking.

-The lodge is not child-proofed or child friendly. We have many guests stay with children, but it’s important for children to be supervised during their stay. The terrain around the lodge is beautiful but it is unsafe for unsupervised children.

What guests are saying:

A wonderful place for a group of friends and family
Friends from Copenhagen to San Francisco to New York to Saugatuck carried together at the Cliffs for a weekend of fun. The place was perfect with wonderful rooms for everyone, a large kitchen where everyone could show off their culinary skills and plenty of spaces for everyone to just chill from the living room to the fire pit to the back patio. The swimming hole was "refreshing" but we knew that coming into the weekend and it was the perfect place to cool off after hiking the beautiful Hocking Hills. A good time was had by all!
Donna West
From the moment we arrived to our final moments of sending each car full of guests off with the ringing of the bell, our expectations were exceeded. Levi Kelly's video did a superb job of pumping up my family's excitement but the in person experience at the swimming hole is unmatched! Every attention to detail was noticed and quality was top notch. Our minor hot tub issue was serviced immediately. The various spaces within accommodated every guest. The 'early birds' loved the solitude of the deck with their morning coffee and walks. The kids went from swimming hole to hot tub, to game room and then started all over again. The late nighters enjoyed the fire ring and the quality of the corn hole boards. I could go on about the convenient location to Logan and fishing, grocery stores and antiques. And of course, the Hocking Hills State Park hiking and the outdoor drama TECUMSEH! We anxiously await your next endeavor but for us..there's no place like the Cantwell Lodge at the Cliffs! Suggestions heard were: *larger coffee pot *non slip treading on the deck *move swimming ladder to the side *more lighting below the picnic tables for late night corn hole
A beautiful, fun getaway
This place is beautiful and our family had a wonderful time. The waterfall is gorgeous and the kids loved the game room. I’m so happy we decided to stay here and highly recommend it!
Jeannette Elum
Amazing Experience!
10/10! This is such an amazing house with so many things to do. My friends and I had a blast!! Highly recommended :)
Christa Grady
Wonderful getaway with friends/family
Mother Nature was not on our side unfortunately, but the house provided indoor entertainment. The layout of the home was perfect for our group to converse and play games. The kitchen was stocked with the needed pots and pans. The two dishwashers were helpful to keep up with our group. Unfortunately, the fireplace remote did not work but the battery was dead so we ran out and replaced it. We also had some issues with the basement bathroom shower backing up. However overall it was a wonderful stay and we would love to come in the warmer months to enjoy the swimming hole.
Heather S
Family Vaca
We had a wonderful family vacation with plenty of room to spare. We made s’mores in the fire pit, grilled our lunch and ate it at the picnic tables, checked out the trail behind the house and soaked in the hot tube. We will definitely be back during the summer next year to get some swimming in. The waterfall looks beautiful too.
Jamie Walker
Beautiful Getaway
We had a group of 10 women bundled in and thoroughly enjoyed our cozy getaway! The only setback is not having access to more trails without a drive but other than that the home was beautiful and comfortable. We hope to get back in the summer to enjoy the outdoors more!
Quanita Roberson
Such a magical space
They took care of so many details. Well stocked in things that we wouldn't have thought to bring. Wonderful welcome package. Great spaces to hang out and just read or be. Helpful when we needed support. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The only things that I would say about doing better is I wish they had more calendar spaces available, lol. We did find it a little hard to heat the upstairs and not fry the people downstairs. We were there during a time when it was very cold out. We would come again and recommend it in a minute!
Stacy Tiffany
Great Family Holiday
It was just as we expected and then some! We were pleasantly surprised that there actually was enough dishes, drinkware, utensils, and kitchen gadgets to get our large group through the weekend as a family Christmas! The place was beautiful, there was so much space that we could spread out but yet come together. If the weather had cooperated hiking would’ve been amazing too, but even just the hike up to the natural fall was enough for the kids and adults alike. The beds were clean, comfortable, and plentiful as were the bathrooms. The welcome kit was such a nice touch on the board made by friends! The Christmas decorations were subtle and elegant and such a nice touch for our gathering! The blankets all over was well thought out and quite warm. The fact that towels are plentiful and additional needs have been considered is a bonus! We had a GREAT WEEKEND! Thank you for having us! Little bits of feedback that did not at all impact our experience is a couple cracked wine glasses (par for the course), we couldn’t figure out how to turn off all the outside lights so folks in the waterfall room weren’t awakened, a curtain or window dimmer of sorts would be perfect in that room. Again this was all minor!!
Darian Gaines
Absolutely stunning!
My friends and I went here for my 50th birthday! This place did not disappoint!! From the cleanliness upon arrival and the warmth this place exudes... I highly recommend this amazing gem in Hocking Hills!
Cindy Scott
Beautiful Home
We had an amazing time celebrating our milestone birthdays at The Cliffs. The house was just as beautiful as the photos online. It was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We cooked every meal in the kitchen and the 2 dishwashers were great to have with our large group of 12. The hot tub was very relaxing and the waterfall was beautiful (we named it the blue lagoon) We spent every night around the fire pit and had a lot of fun in the game room. This home is amazing!
David Bates
Unique and awesome experience
It is understandable why this place stays booked. Unbelievable spot, house and grounds. Would book again and again. Thanks for some awesome memories!
John Turner
Great Family weekend!
What a wonderful property - we loved every minute of our stay - plenty of space for the group, everything done extremely well and a perfect place to enjoy time with everyone.
Douglas DePaul
Captain Rummy’s Adventure
This vacation is one that will be on our minds until we return. The Cliffs is just one of those places that you will be talking about for years. Not much I would add to what you can do better except to have two of them so we can come back next year.
Family reunion
Beautiful cabin! So cozy and comfortable. Perfect for a large family gathering. So many unique touches. Loved the waterfall despite the cold! Would love to come back!
Amy Besier
Exceeded expectations!
Just perfect! I surprised my husband with a weekend away with some other couples from near and far whom we haven’t been able to spend quality time with in person for the past year. The space is not only beautiful, so much natural light and green space but also thoughtful from a design perspective - there is consideration to every detail. We loved how the space was laid out in a sensibility that makes spending time and reconnecting as a group effortless. The memories we made over the weekend will be a highlight of our year! We can’t wait to come back. Kimball & Christine- so grateful for this idyllic sanctuary you’ve created- it is so incredibly special.
Champagne Bubbles
Everything That We Needed!
I cannot say enough about the EXTRAORDINARY time that my family and I thoroughly enjoyed at The Cliffs! The attention to details that helped to successfully organize the cabin and the spaciousness of the property, provided us with the opportunity to share the space without feeling crowded by one another. The amenities were plentiful and the FUN was greater! THANKS for creating this WONDERFUL OASIS & we'll definitely be back! #MoneyWellSpent
Austin Cline
We had such an amazing time, and so many people asked where we were. Would love to make a trip again one day but looks like we’ll have to do it pretty far in advance. Good for you guys!!
Monica Wirrig
Great place for families!
Overall the house and property were awesome! Great space for families with kids. The only thing that could be improved upon is window coverings in the bedrooms for napping kids in the afternoon or privacy to change if people are outside..
Stacie Elkhoury
Incredibly Unique property
Everything as promised appreciated all the design attention to detail and layout! All the equipment and furnishings a dream including even a moccamaster coffee maker and s'mores kit provided with ample marshmallow roasters. Abundant towels and outdoor towels and central basic supplies such as multiple hair dryers and even necessities like toothbrushes, etc. Some of the bedrooms were pretty impossible to rest since they were so small and there are NO window coverings anywhere. Not sure how 2 of the basement bedrooms are legal since there are no windows in terms of safety/fire. You can hear every toilet flush or sink/shower from essentially every bedroom on the main level or lower level due to the exposed plumbing and if there is a floor above you, you hear every single move. Basically, if you have 15 guests in this house like we did the setup and environment were an oasis, but, be prepared to not rest well. It would have been nice to have communication/warning of the construction starting at sunrise from chainsaw and beeping of dump trucks, even over the waterfall background, as most of the time with this situation guests are alerted and also offered a reduced price since it certainly effects the tranquility of what the property is advertised as offering. Incredibly unique property, great aesthetic but lacks functioning sound design for true advertised "tranquility" and comfort. Would absolutely go back, but with a different mindset :)
Pat and Gary Hunter
A family adventure
Everyone loved our stay. The house , itself, is awesome! Many positives about THE CLIFFS! Loved the way everything was labeled so we knew where to put things back after use and how many plates, glasses, silverware, and towels were available. The outdoor grounds were perfect for hiking and swimming and even more beautiful in person. the hidden spiral staircase was so much fun, although several adults would not even attempt going up AND down, so had to go outside every time they needed to access that area. With 8 adults and 9 grandchildren under the age of 8, our needs were met wonderfully. Here are a few suggestions from our families vantage point ; some type of noise barrier between the kitchen and the Loft sleeping area (sliding barn door by the wall/pillar) so that adults can interact while children are trying to fall asleep; window coverings or shades in the bedrooms- we all loved the large windows for enjoying the outdoors but privacy was a concern for some family members and the light at nighttime made it difficult for young ones to fall asleep; one adult is allergic to bee stings and we found many bees, usually around the hot tub and swimming hole mat or on the stairs, which we assume was from previous sugary drink spills...we found that after we hosed the areas down with water that many went away ) perhaps that could become part of the routine cleaning if is not already); a suggestion for guests to bring ice prior to their arrival would be appreciated as the ice machine was empty when we got there although we did get ice from the machine before we left; we never did find the BLUE recycling containers in the house; one last suggestion would be a church directory in your information booklet. We did enjoy the deck areas off the upstairs bedrooms for early morning coffee and devotions! We did find M&M family restaurant in Logan on Sunday morning who accommodated us all and had many religious, OSU< and Browns was a fun place and you may want to add them as a suggested eating place once you check them out! All in all, once we got acclimated, everything was wonderful! Wish we could afford it again...perhaps you would consider a rebooking discount for those who would like to return! Hope some of our observations will help others in the've done a marvelous job in renovations! Thank you and God Bless! Gary & Pat & Family
Nancy Naternicola
The Cliffs at Hocking Hills
LOVED this place! Our family of 13 had a great time especially with so much to do close by. Hiking and rappelling were the best! Would love to see slip free surface on the swim platform - had a bad fall. Would also like some tupperware-like items for food storage. Another checkmark off my bucket list! Thank you Thank you for a wonderful, amazing place!
Lauren O Mayo
Great property
A wonderful location to relax. Highly recommend it
Tracey Smith
absolutely fabulous stay. everything was well thought out and planned for
Amanda Boggs
Beautiful place!!!
What an amazing property! Our children loved exploring the area around the cabin. The beds were so comfy after a day of hiking. Thank you for creating such a wonderful place to visit!
Max Weston
Perfect - just wish it was a better kept secret!
Amazing place to stay, just wish we could’ve stayed longer and that there was more availability in the future!
Jesse Byrer
The Cliffs
The Cliffs was everything we wanted and more! The space was clean, spacious, fun, relaxing, quiet and absolutely gorgeous! We had such a great time and we cannot wait to come back!
Kandee Smith
Spacious and Amazing
Amazing space to create wonderful memories with lots of friends all at the same time and that’s just what we all did 🥰 I will definitely be booking this spot again because two days just wasn’t enough!
Morgan Roche
Amazing House! Just an epically beautiful house and location. The waterfalls on property are STUNNING. The House is so well designed and the BEDS. OMG the Bed in the master bedroom was to DIE for. Want to buy the bed and sheets and put in my own house! Tons of Dishes and Cups and Glasses and cookware and everything you would need to be able to cook meals already there - we had a BBQ outside, Pancakes, Eggs, we baked, we did it all. We were surprised there was enough hot water for 15 girls to take showers whenever! The only thing I think I have to complain about is that the firewood isn't covered, so we were unable to use the fire pit on our 2nd day because it rained the first and the wood was too wet. But otherwise, what an amazing weekend, no one wanted to leave!!!!
Tina Dalzell
Everyone loved the Cliffs! Great family get away! Amazing customer service. They don’t miss any detail! Loved the local gifts on arrival!
Jennifer Flores Mercado
Beautiful house
The house and location are beautiful! Sadly during our stay we had issues with the power going out and the water as well that delay a few of our activities the first day or we had to skip them~ there was also a weird sewage smell around 2 am in the morning each night we stayed. The internet also was on and off during our stayed. Also the grill, there's a very strong propane smell that comes out when in use. Taylor smell it as well, when she came to help. Lucky, taylor was super quick to answer. She is awesome! We made the best of it. And hopefully in the future if we decide to come back, those are fix~ Thanks for letting us stay here~
Ginger Curtis
Not only stunningly beautiful, but very comfortable! Our family had a great experience.
Tracie N Haley
Most magical beautiful place ive ever stayed. They really out did them selves on this one. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! Super clean. It rained the whole time we were there and yet still amazing time spent there.
Megan Sandefur
Great stay
The house was great overall! A few very nit-picky things: The dishwashers were absolutely miserable to operate (one on the right was far worse than the left, but neither was great). I don't know if the back wheels on the bottom racks were missing altogether or if this model just has a major design flaw, but the racks did not roll in and out smoothly at all. It was hard enough to get them to operate properly when empty and it was maddening when they were loaded. It often took two of us to lift the bottom rack fully loaded back into each dishwasher so we could run it. Again, I'm not sure if they are broken or if it's just a design issue. The tile in the second floor tub/shower needs to be re-grouted in many places. This didn't affect our stay/enjoyment in any way, but as a homeowner I would want to correct that ASAP to keep any water issues from arising down the road. Everyone was responsive during our stay and the house was clean. Beds were very comfortable and the decor was gorgeous! The hosts clearly communicated that the snow removal crew would be stopping by and they did a great job making it easier to get in/out. A shovel on-site would have been nice, but it probably doesn't regularly snow as much as it did during our stay. The property is beautiful!
Ashley Knott
Family getaway at its finest
We loved every minute of our time at the cliffs! It’s such a unique and beautiful location you have! Simply magical with all the snow and places to explore. We have stayed at a LOT of places in HH and none of them have transported us to much further than 40 minutes from home like this! Couple little things to consider that we thought about while we were there - the bottom rack on the dishwashers are infuriating - maybe not assembled properly or missing proper rollers? The stair riser on the bottom step up to the 2 bedrooms have some rather treacherous staples sticking out of them that could cause serious injury. The secret stairway is SO cool and - because of that a real highlight for kids, especially since they are the ones going down to the game room. So smart to figure out access to that space that wasn’t there before but in the middle of winter and 8” of snow asking guests to go outside and around every time to get down there to do laundry or play doesn’t feel realistic? Perhaps installing a more permanent stairwell would really benefit the guests especially in the colder months. I say this all as productive commentary, hopefully! We truly LOVED every minute and would have stayed another 4 days if we could have!
Kelly Coate
Amazing Weekend Getaway!
We absolutely loved our weekend stay at The Cliffs. The house is beautiful - very comfortable and accommodating. Beds are ridiculously comfortable. Hot tub was amazing, as was the outdoor cliff climbing we did. Only recommendation - the house needs a 2nd fridge. For the amount of people, it’s impossible to fit food and beverages for an entire weekend in just one fridge. Maybe one in the game room downstairs? Two dishwashers was clutch and the kitchen was well equipped and organized for our weekend of cooking. Overall, wonderful - and we’ve already booked for fall of 2022 when we can come back to enjoy the heated swimming hole and the leaves changing!
Melody Marshall
Just perfect!
We had an absolute blast at our Safe Families retreat at The Cliffs Hocking Hills! There were so many thoughtful touches and beautiful views! It was the perfect place to get away from the city, unwind, and cast new vision for the year! The decor is beautiful and everything is perfectly thought out! The management team is very attentive, although we didn’t need any help, and checked in regularly to remind us they were there for us. We can’t wait to go back!
Samantha Heller
Our evening was amazing and we cannot wait to go back:)
Elizabeth Wurster
Magical Winter Getaway
Everything about our stay was perfect at the lodge! What a magical setting for our little winter getaway! The lodge was immaculate and was beautifully decorated. It has everything you need to relax and unwind after a long day of hiking at the nearby attractions. We hope to return soon!
Allison Haddow
Amazing house!!
Loved staying here! Not only was it absolutely beautiful but the house provided all the essentials we needed plus more. Will definitely be coming back.
Lindsey Riemenschneider
Heaven on Earth in Ohio
I don’t even know where to begin to describe this place. It’s amazing. The scenery, the accommodations, the bedding 🥰. Everything you need is there. Hiking, swimming, hot tub. Our group spent most of our time sitting around the massive fire pit or having serious ping pong tournaments. Everyone had a great time and we will definitely be back!
Luxurious trendy getaway!
Driving up the driveway draws you into the beauty of the property. Everything is well appointed, inside and out. Very well stocked kitchen, high end appliances, Nice cookware, Sonos sound system, comfortable bedding, down to the first aid kit an extra toothbrushes. We had a difficult time deciding where we would even sleep because each bedroom has its own perks. The loft was simply adorable for young kids traveling with you. There was so much to do inside the house from the game room to the hot tub to enjoying the ping-pong table or listening to music in the family room. Beautiful fire pit with plenty of seating. Wonderful deck. New grill with outdoor seating and corn hole for the group. Wish it were a bit warmer so we could use the swimming hole, but it was breathtaking. Would highly recommend to anybody looking for a getaway. So close to Columbus!! We will be back.
Julia Smith
Stunning Retreat - Perfect Family Getaway
You will not find a more beautiful, secluded setting or gorgeously finished lodge! Plenty of room and interesting activities for a large gathering of friends or family. Every detail is thought out.

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