Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the Tree Houses and the Lodge located?
The Tree Houses and Blissful Ridge Lodge are located in the Hocking Hills area of Ohio on 87 scenic acres, which are delightfully secluded but within easy reach of all Hocking Hills attractions. Since many people are interested in driving by to see the looks of a Tree House, we provide you with the address and driving directions once you have booked a reservation. This way we can protect your privacy during your stay. However, to let you know the area, we are very close to Canopy Tours Zipline and the Hocking River.
How far is Among The Trees Lodging from Columbus?
We are just a short jaunt outside of Columbus; however, you will feel far away from the hustle and bustle of your daily, hectic lives. Hocking Hills is a great place to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy the beauty of nature, listen to the birds sing, hike to different waterfalls, and be as active as you would like. There is plenty to explore or just sit back and relax on the deck. Just 35 miles outside of Columbus, this conveniently allows you to visit for a few days or longer.
How far is Among The Trees Lodging from the State Park
(Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, etc.)
There are several different State Park areas, along with State Nature Preserves, a Metro Park and Wayne National Forest to explore and hike. These different areas range from 4 to 20 miles away from Among The Trees Lodging property. The most popular and well known are Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave and Cedar Falls. These can get very crowded on the weekend, so going early is our best advice. To find out more information on the different hiking areas, you can go to the Hocking Hills Tourism website at www.explorehockinghills.com or stop by the Visitor Center to pick up trail maps.
What Hocking Hills activities are near Among The Trees Lodging property?
Blissful Ridge Lodge and the Tree Houses are all on the same property and are near many fun Hocking Hills activities. Driving to the property, you will have probably passed Canopy Tours Ziplining and the Hocking River, where you can rent canoes/kayaks/tubs. Rockbridge State Preserve and Clear Creek Metro Park are both very close places to hike. Also, nearby is High Rock Adventures, EcoTours and Nature Therapy allows you to immerse yourself in nature. The local winery, brewery and restaurants are about 10 minutes away, and the different State Parks are around 20 to 25 minutes driving time. During the summer you can even sometimes hear the fun yells from the zipline.
Are there trails on the property?
Yes, there is a 1.4 mile round trip hiking trail on our 87 acre property, called the Heart Trail. This trail forms a loop around the property and is considered a moderate exercise trail. Whichever way you go on the trail you will encounter a moderate hill climb. You can easily find the trail from any unit by just following the trail signs and blue hearts painted on the trees. On the hike you will past three small seasonal waterfalls, a cave area and a short hike to the historic “Sheep’s Pen Lock” which was part of the Hocking Canal in the 1800’s.
General Booking FAQ
When is check in/check out?
Check in is at 4:00 or later and check out is by 11:00 at all our Tree Houses and Blissful Ridge Lodge. We try to accommodate if you would like a little earlier of check in.
Is there an office we need to check in at?
No, all our units have contactless check in. You will be provided with a door code that allows you to arrive when you are able to and go directly to your unit and enter. There are no keys to keep track of or turn back in.
Is there a service charge for booking?
No, we do not charge an extra service charge for booking. You can easily book on our website or by calling us directly.
When making a reservation, is a deposit required?
To confirm your reservation, a 50% deposit of the nightly rate is required. The balance, which is the other 50% + taxes is due 30 days prior to arrival. We send out a reminder email a few days before the balance is due to let you know the amount that will be charged on the card on file for the reservation. If you would like to change or update the card on file, just give us a call and we will take your new credit card information over the phone. If your arrival is in less than 30 days, the full amount is charged at time of booking.
What are the taxes for the area?
For each reservation, we are required to charge state tax of 7.25% and the local bed tax of 6%, for a total of 13.25%.
How far out can you make a reservation?
We allow you to book out 18 months in advance. Weekends are the most popular, along with summer and fall months. The key is to plan ahead if you can.
What if I need to change the credit card that I used to make the reservation?
Just give us a call and we can easily update your credit card information over the phone.
Tree House FAQ
Do the Tree Houses have their own bathroom? What about AC/heat?
Running the water and electricity to the Tree Houses was a design challenge at the beginning. However, it was a challenge that we were able to solve. So yes, each Tree House has running water, which allows each Tree House to have a flushable toilet, a shower and sink. Each Tree House also has their own AC/heater unit which the guests can adjust to their comfort. These Tree Houses are like cabins but are supported by the trees. Since the trees assist in holding up the Tree House, weight had to be considered when each one was designed. That is also why you can feel the Tree House move slightly in the wind.
Do the Tree Houses have hot tubs?
Yes, each Tree House has its own hot tub, which has is ideal to soak in after a day or hiking and exploring. The Buckeye Barn and Safari Tree Houses hot tubs are located on the front deck, just steps from the front door. The Maple View Tree House hot tub is located at the cable bridge entry. They all are secluded and offer wonderful views of the trees and stars at night.
What is provided at the Tree Houses?
The Tree Houses are provided with all the sheets, blankets, towels and hot tub towels you need for your stay. The kitchen is equipped with cooking utensils, dinnerware, hand soap, dish soap, and paper towels. Each kitchen has a coffee pot, the filters and coffee are provided. Propane is also provided for the BBQ. A Welcome Notebook provides additional information on the Tree House, along with general area information.
Can you briefly highlight the differences between the 3 Tree Houses?
Each Tree House is unique since they were designed around the trees chosen to support them:
The Maple View Tree House has a queen bed and two twin beds up in the loft that is accessed by a ship’s type ladder. It also has a large front deck, and the hot tub is at the cable bridge entrance. Maple View is our only pet-friendly unit. Buckeye Barn Tree House has two queen beds, one in the bedroom and one is a pull-down wall bed behind the sofa. The hot tub is on the front deck and has a back deck with the BBQ and eating counter. Safari is studio-style unit, with a queen bed, hanging loveseat, and eating area. The hot tub is also on the front deck and the back deck has the BBQ and table. They each have a cable bridge and fantastic views.
We love cooking s’mores on our summer vacation. Do the Tree Houses have a fire pit?
We heard this request from a number of our guests, so we added a common fire pit area for the Tree Houses. Since each of the Tree Houses are supported and surrounded by trees, we were not able to put a fire pit by each Tree House. However, we found a clearing that is close to all the Tree Houses
Where do we park for the Tree Houses?
You can park right at each Tree House during your stay. To enter your Tree House, you will cross a cable bridge which has two steps at the entrance. The cable bridge will swing a little as you walk across, and we ask that you don’t jump or run while on the bridge. The Buckeye Barn Tree House has a short walk to its cable bridge. At night, there are lights around the bridge and front decks that will welcome you to your tree house. This cable bridge allows you to enter at the parking level and takes you over to the Tree House as the hill side drops off putting you about 18 to 20 feet off the ground.
Are the Tree Houses close together?
The Tree Houses are all on the same property and you can walk between them if you want. However, with the hills and trees, you cannot see another Tree House. Each Tree House is secluded and is an ideal place to getaway to unplug and relax.
Is there an age requirement to rent a Tree House?
You need to be 21 or older to rent a Tree House.
Are children allowed to stay in a Tree House?
Children love the experience of staying in a Tree House and we want to make sure they stay safe. For that reason, children need to be 5 or older to stay. This is due to the height of the tree houses.
Are the Tree Houses pet-friendly?
Our Maple View Tree House is our pet friendly unit. There is a pet fee that can be added to your reservation if you plan on bringing your dog with you.
Is there Wi-Fi at the Tree Houses? Cable TV?
There is no Wi-Fi at the individual Tree Houses. You are able to have good cell service and can create a hot spot with your phone to use streaming services on the TV. The TV does not have cable, however, it has a DVD device connected so you can watch movies.
Blissful Ridge Lodge FAQ
How many guests can stay at Blissful Ridge Lodge?
Blissful Ridge Lodge can sleep up to 32 guests. The lodge has three levels for a total of 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The bedrooms have a combination of either queen or twin beds. We can provide a layout of the lodge per level, so you can better plan where all your guests will sleep. There is a large kitchen on the main floor along with seating for up to 32 in the dining room so you can all share meals together. The main level has a large great room with expansive windows to enjoy the view. The lower level has a game room and windows looking out at the pool area. The loft has an open area overlooking the great room. There is plenty of room to spread out and to gather.
How does the pricing work for the number of guests at Blissful Ridge Lodge?
Since the size of groups that stay at Blissful Ridge Lodge can vary greatly, it is hard to have one price to fit all. So, the nightly rate is based on 16 guests. If have additional guests (up to 32), they are an additional charge of $25 per person, per night. If you have children that are under the age of 4, there is no additional charge.
What if I don’t know the final guest count for the lodge when I make the reservation?
It is very typical to not have a final count for a group when making the reservation. So, choose a number you feel comfortable will make it and we can easily adjust the number, either up or down as your stay gets closer. Before we charge the balance, we send out a reminder and ask if there are any changes in your guest count. This is the easiest time to make an adjustment.
Is there an age requirement to rent Blissful Ridge Lodge?
You need to be 25 or older to rent and be part of the group staying at the lodge.
What is provided at the Blissful Ridge Lodge? What should I bring?
We provide both bath and pool towels for every guest, along with hand and face towels. We also provide toilet paper, paper towels, soap for dishwasher and dishes, and extra trash bags. For the coffee makers, we supply the filters, but you need to bring your favorite ground coffee. You should bring foil if you normally use it, zip lock bags for leftovers, sunscreen, and bug spray. We don’t allow glass outside by the pool, so you could bring some paper plates and cups (or your drinks in a can) for enjoyment when you are outside.
What is available in the kitchen at Blissful Ridge Lodge?
Blissful Ridge Lodge has a large kitchen on the main level and a small kitchenette on the lower level. In the main kitchen, there is a refrigerator with a bottom freezer, electric stovetop, double oven (one full size and one ½ size), microwave, drink cooler and a separate ice maker. In the lower level kitchenette, there is a refrigerator and top freezer (great for drinks/food for going out to the pool area), and a microwave. There are two coffee makers in the main kitchen and another one in the kitchenette area (with filters for them all). The main kitchen also has a toaster, blender, a hand mixer, electric griddle, and an electric roaster/crockpot. Plates, silverware, and glasses are provided for up to 32 guests. There are also pots, pans, mixing bowls, serving bowls, and cooking utensils, including for the BBQ.
Is there a washer and dryer at the lodge?
Yes, there is a washer and dryer on the lower level in the kitchenette area. We provide some soap pods for the washer.
How much parking is there at the lodge?
There is plenty of parking at Blissful Ridge Lodge for your group. It is not a parking lot, but gravel parking area around the front. The more cars you have, the more organized you should be on parking. That is especially true if you are having a larger event. A car can also drive down to the lower level area to drop off supplies.
Can I have a wedding at Blissful Ridge Lodge?
Blissful Ridge Lodge is ideal for an intimate or small ceremony and/or reception. You can choose from several outdoor areas on the property or indoors for the ceremony. A wedding size around 35 allows you the flexibility to easily handle any type of weather Ohio may provide on your special day. We can accommodate a wedding up to around 70 guests on the outside patio area. There is an event fee that covers for extra guests and vendors coming to the lodge. To help with your decision making, we are willing to set up a tour of the lodge for you to see first hand the views and accommodations. We are not a wedding planning service, however can provide references to local vendors in the area. Additionally, on our property we have three tree houses which can be rented to provide added lodging for your guests or a honeymoon getaway for the wedding couple.
What if I have extra guests that are just coming for a day and not spending the night?
Yes, we can add a day use fee or an event fee depending on how many guests and the type of celebration you are hosting.
Is there Wi-Fi at the lodge? Cable TV?
Yes, the lodge has free Wi-Fi available and Direct TV for all three TVs.
Are you able to bring your dogs to Blissful Ridge Lodge?
Blissful Ridge Lodge is not pet friendly. Some guests have rented the Maple View Tree House in conjunction with the lodge, which is pet friendly to allow a family to bring their pet. The Maple View Tree House is within easy walking distance of the lodge.
When is the pool open and is it heated?
Since the pool is an outdoor pool, it is opened on May 12th till the end of September. The pool is heated to 82 degrees.
What is outside on the back patio?
The back patio is great place to spend time with your group. There are many things to do, along with a fabulous view to just sit and enjoy. You will find the pool, two large 7 person hot tubs (open year round), basketball hoop and cornhole game. There is a fire pit to gather around to toast marshmallows and outdoor string lights that come on at dusk. The patio area is spacious and has a number of tables, chairs and chaise lounges. There is a large propane barbecue for your use (propane is provided). Please note that we don’t allow glass around the pool area.
How far is Blissful Ridge Lodge from the tree houses?
The tree houses are on the same property; however, you are not able to see them from the lodge. You can walk between the tree houses and to the lodge. If you are taking the Heart Trail on the property, you will pass by all 3 tree houses. If your group continues to grow or you just want to spread out, you can rent the tree houses along with the lodge.