Best Place to Have a Family Reunion in Hocking Hills

Planning a mega family reunion in Hocking Hills can be overwhelming. Questions about where to have it, how to get there, and will the cabin be everything you need to have a successful family get-together are some of the questions that might run through your head.

However, I planned a family reunion in Hocking Hills, and I want to share with you where we went, what we did, and why the River Rock Lodge was the best place to have a family reunion there in Hocking Hills. FULL DISCLOSURE: River Rock Lodge hosted our family reunion

Why Choose Hocking Hills for a Family Reunion

For our family, choosing the perfect destination was first on the list. We wanted a place with plenty to do but also seclusion and relaxation! Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio, offers all those things and more.

Hocking Hills State Park is one of Ohio’s premier State Parks, where you can visit the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. At this stop, you find the perfect place to get information about what hikes and outdoor activities there are to do here.

We chose this area because Logan and Nelsonville are nearby towns that offer shopping, train rides, and some great places to eat.

We have found that canoeing, rock climbing, and zip line adventures are great activities to do while we adventure in Hocking Hills. We can recommend High Rock Adventures for family team building!

Why Choose River Rock Lodge for Your Family Reunion in Hocking Hills

Once you have chosen your destination the work of finding the perfect place to host your gathering begins. This blog is meant to help reduce that stress by giving you all the reasons we chose River Rock Lodge!

One reason is that it was newly built in October of 2017. This means it was pristine and absolutely stunning. There was no detail left undone when they designed this cabin. With 4600 sq feet of living space, River Rock Lodge gives you plenty of space to spread out and have room for everyone in your group.

Other reasons we chose this lodge:

8 Private Bedrooms
5 Full Baths and one half Bath
Log Frame Queen beds and one custom bunk room
All linens and towels are provided
Fully stocked kitchen with microwave, coffee makers, dishwasher, toaster

Large Dining table and breakfast bar
High end finishes throughout
Indoor and Outdoor wood-burning fireplaces
Flat-screen HD TVs/Dish Network
Basement Rec room with pool table, TV, bar area
Full-size Washer and Dryer
12 Wooded acres with plenty of parking
Wrap Around covered decks
Hot Tub
Gas Grill and Fire ring

The Kitchen at River Rock Lodge

I’ve got to spend some time telling you about the kitchen because you’re going to LOVE it! When you’re cooking or catering in for a large gathering you need space and equipment. I am happy to say the lodge kitchen provided that and more for us.

This kitchen is FULLY stocked for you! I went through every cabinet and checked what they had. Imagine how thrilled I was when I saw there were three crockpots!! I found there were plenty of pots and pans, copious amounts of plates, bowls, and cups, and griddles for pancake making for morning fun!

Counter space here was plentiful and made of gorgeous granite counter tops. I never bumped into anyone as we prepared meals or cleaned up, which was terrific. If you enjoy preparing meals together, you will love the space, and it is a kitchen that will help you create memorable meals together. It was so much fun to cook with my grandmother for the whole family while we were here.

A few more notable things were the fridge, stove, microwave, and dishwasher, which were perfectly sized for everything we were doing.

Lastly, but certainly not least, was the three coffee pots they had for us. We are coffee drinkers, and this was a huge bonus.

Cabin with 8 Bedrooms and 5 1/2 Bathrooms

If you need bedrooms for your stay, this is the lodge for you! Seriously, it sleeps 22 guests and has plenty of privacy for everyone.

There are four bedrooms on the top floor, and each room has a queen-size bed. All the rooms were identical, had great lighting and closets. There are two full bathrooms on this floor, and we found that to be perfect for those staying on that floor.

On the main level is a master bedroom; we gave that to the great grandparent who came with us. It was perfect for her, so she did not have to climb any stairs and was able to have her own personal bathroom.

The basement level offers three bedrooms and 2 FULL bathrooms. There are three bedrooms, two with queen beds, and then the mega bunk room! This was quite impressive with built-in bunks and could sleep six kids comfortably! We called this the “party” area, letting the teenagers take over this space.

Quite honestly, I was very dazzled with the sleeping spaces!

River Rock Lodge is loaded with amenities!

I’ll start with the family favorite. The JUMBO-sized hot tub! Anytime the family had time to be in it, they were. This hot tub can accommodate eight people comfortably, and every sitting space has a different style of water jet. It was ring around the rosy as everyone took turns finding thier favorite place to relax.

On the basement level game room, we had fun playing pool and animated games of Foose ball! Our family enjoys board games, and the game table located downstairs was an excellent addition.

There are two fireplaces in the lodge, one in the great room and one outside on the mid-deck. We built fires in both places and enjoyed our time sipping coffee listening to the fire crackle! There is an honor system for the firewood, which was reasonably priced at $6.00 per bundle.

Decks galore! With wrap-around decks everywhere, you can cook out as a family with the gas grill, or you can have a wonderful time at a family-sized firepit to roast hotdogs. We were here in February, so we did not get to enjoy this space, but we are envious of those who can!

We travel with babies, so the washer and dryer were an added bonus for our family. I don’t find many cabins that provide this for thier guest, so this was amazing!

Wifi: Hocking Hills is a challenge for cell service and wifi, so having this feature at the lodge was excellent.

Relax at River Rock Lodge

Relaxing here at the River Rock Lodge was exactly what our family needed, and gathering the family together for a time in Hocking Hills was perfect and memorable. Everyone enjoyed the personal spaces and the great room atmosphere for TV time after a day of hiking. From the fantastic kitchen where grandmas were turning out the fantastic food to the evenings by the fireplaces, our family could reconnect and create lasting memories at River Rock Lodge.

Happy Adventures,


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