Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions about Bourbon Ridge Retreat.
Is Bourbon Ridge Retreat secluded?
Yes, the Makers Lodge and our 2 luxury cabins are nestled amongst 202 private wooded acres. This is a private retreat so only registered guests will have access. You are not situated right on a road with heavy traffic. You are totally secluded on Hocking Hills most groomed retreat. We have thoughtfully placed your accommodation to optimize views and privacy. We allow up to 24 guests to stay in the Lodge(18 adults unless otherwise approved by management) and up to 4 occupants in each of our new Luxury Cabins.
How far away from the State Parks and Hocking Hills attractions?
Bourbon Ridge Retreat is approximately 10 to 20 minutes away from everything you may want to explore in the Hocking Hills. Visit our concierge page for more information. We provide directions for you!
Are there hiking trails on site?
We have several miles of trails for hiking, and we are continuing to create even more trails for your pleasure. Our pond is designated for only guests staying at The Woodford or The Bookers Cabin. There are several common areas on the property that are great for exploration. Visit The Grounds Page for more information
Do we allow events such as after-prom, high school graduation parties, college formal parties and fraternity or sorority parties?
No, we absolutely do not accommodate such events or any type of “party”. All reservations are subject to owner/management approval.
Are the Hot Tubs & Swimming Pools opened year round?
Yes, Hocking Hills largest, custom built in-ground hot tub located at our Hocking Hills Lodge, is open and heated year round at NO additional cost. The Makers Lodge swimming pool is seasonal, opens in May and stays open until November. Our cabin pools/hot tubs are open year round! Swim in the snow, set to your desired temperature. Heating of the cabin pools comes with NO additional cost unlike other cabins who charge. The pool waterfalls are a seasonal feature and operate May-October.
Is there high speed Internet?
Yes, high-speed wireless Wi-Fi available at no additional cost in all of our luxury vacation rentals. Wifi extends out and around all accommodations and is available on the water at the cabins.
Do we allow hunting or ATVs on the property?
NO, no exceptions.
NO, no exceptions.
Can we invite additional guests (over max occupancy) just to spend the day/afternoon or for a dinner?
NO, we do not permit guests and you cannot exceed the maximum occupancy, unless you have an approved event. We do monitor traffic flow in and out of the Lodge and Cabins. You can rent all 3 vacation rentals for a total of 32 people.
What is supplied at the Lodge?
Bourbon Ridge Lodge is completely furnished. The kitchen is equipped with two stand-alone refrigerators, a 5-burner cook top, double oven, chest freezer, free standing ice maker, sink with reverse osmosis water filtration system, a commercial grade Bunn 3 Pot Coffee Maker, microwave, dishwasher, blender, crock pot, toaster, dishes, and cookware. Bath towels, hot tub towels and linens are provided. There is 2 grills with propane provided. The lower level includes a bar with sink and beverage fridge. To learn about our two signature programs, the At Home Comfort and The Luxury Advantage visit http://www.hockinghillsluxurylodging.com/property/the-makers-lodge/
What is supplied at our Hocking Hills Cabins?
The Booker’s & Woodford cabins are completely furnished. The kitchen is equipped with full size refrigerators, a 4-burner cook top, oven, 12-cup coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, blender, crock pot, toaster, dishes, and cookware. Bath towels, hot tub towels and linens are provided. There is gas grills with propane provided.
When can I arrive for check-in?
Check-in time is 4:00PM or later. Late check-outs and early check-ins are sometimes available upon request. If available you can contact management within 7 days of your arrival date to schedule an earlier check in time.Check-out time is no later than 11:00AM. Please leave the lodge in the condition in which you found it with dishes washed and trash in proper receptacles. Management and housekeeping staff will arrive at 11:00AM to begin the cleaning process.
How many people can stay at our Hocking Hills Lodge or Cabins?
Bourbon Ridge Lodge can sleep 24 guests comfortably. Additional guests are NOT allowed. NO VISITORS ALLOWED. Only registered and paid guests are permitted access into Bourbon Ridge Retreat. Traffic flow is monitored and non registered guests will be asked to leave.
Our Hocking Hills Cabins can each accommodate 4 guests comfortably. In some occasions, we will allow a 5th family member. Additional guests are subject to management approval. Only registered guests will be permitted access to the property
Is there daily housekeeping/maintenance at the Lodge and Cabin rentals?
Yes, Housekeeping/Maintenance does visit each property daily to maintain the pool and hot tub chemistry, check temperatures and to gather any trash or recyclables that have been placed in our receptacles. The accommodations will be immaculately cleaned especially for you prior to your arrival. We will do everything we can to make sure the everything is ready for your stay. Our goal is to provide you with the best customer service in the Hocking Hills so that you will become a frequent guest to our Lodge and Luxury Cabin rentals. However, on rare occasions you may find something that is unacceptable. Please let us know as soon as possible, we will make every effort to amend the problem so that your stay may be a pleasant one. Management can be contacted 24/7 by calling our main office.
Is there cell phone/internet service?
Cell service is available at Bourbon Ridge Retreat however depending on provider your service may be stronger in different spots on the properties. All Cabin and Lodge rentals have a land line telephone service for your use. Prior to your arrival we will provide you with your rentals phone number, feel free to give this to guests arriving later and or family at home that may need you. Long distance calls are free for all rentals. high-speed internet is available for free.
What is the wildlife like at the Lodge?
We do have our rentals professionally exterminated, but it is not bug proof. Please remember you are in the forest, and that we have invaded their habitat, so chances are you will see insects and spiders. Fortunately, mosquitoes are only seen on the rarest of occasions. You most likely will encounter various woodland creatures such as deer, wild turkey, raccoons, squirrels, and you may even see a coyote. Do not leave food out at night; you may have uninvited animal guests by doing so. NEW FOR 2015- We have just finished planting over 11,ooo trees. 6,000 hardwood trees and 5,000 fruit trees including Apple, Peach, Pear, and Black Cherry Trees. Our fruit orchard is several years from maturing but will be available for our guests staying at any of our luxury vacation rentals.
What is Bourbon Ridge Retreat like in the winter?
Bourbon Ridge Retreat is open year round. Winter is a beautiful season. Our driveway is steep, and we do our best to keep snow and ice removed; however, 4-wheel drive may be necessary to climb the driveway when snow and ice covered. No refunds due to inclement weather or power outages but we certainly will work with you to come and experience Bourbon Ridge. Bourbon Ridge Lodge has a full house generator that will keep everything going including the pool and hot tub in case of a power outage. Each cabin has its own generator so you can keep the heat, A/C, and lights on. Very few cabins have their own private generator and with so many power outages in the Hocking Hills, it’s a big advantage.
What should I bring for a stay?
» Food (including coffee/tea, needed spices, oils even though we do provide many of these items)
» Hair dryer
» Beach towels for pool – hot tub towels are provided
» Plastic/disposable cups for drinks outdoors, we do not allow glass in our outdoor areas.
» Favorite games
» Deck of cards – We do offer a complete poker set (Lodge Only)
» PlayStation 3 games (Lodge Only)
» Hiking boots
» Matches (to light campfire)
» Butterfly net
» Rain coat/jacket
» First aid kit
» Basketball (Lodge Only)