When it comes to a relaxing weekend getaway in the Midwest, it doesn’t get much better than Ohio. From the tree-lined forests and snowy ski slopes to the natural ponds and grassy pastures, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor adventure for you and your pup.
Although there are plenty of vacation rentals to choose from, we picked out a few of our favorite cabins that we know will make the perfect setting for a memorable vacation. Every single listing is pet-friendly so that you can take your furry best friend with you on your Ohio adventure.
Before you book, make sure to read the fine print about rules and fines regarding pets. While some cabins are more relaxed about hosting pets, others may have set up certain rules or regulations that you should adhere to during your stay.
1. Sleek and Modern Home with Private Pond Access
This ultra-chic home is an oasis right in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. It’s situated on a private pond with direct water access just a few steps from your grassy backyard. With industrial-minimalist decor and high-end furnishings and appliances, you’ll feel like you’re staying in a 5-star resort rather than a vacation rental in the city!
This home is a sprawling 3,800 square feet of space, with 5 bedrooms, a game room with a wine bar, air hockey, ping pong, and skeeball, and even a private home theater room. But that’s not all – there’s also a huge outdoor space with an outdoor grill and sophisticated patio furniture. The entire backyard is fenced, so you can let your pup run free without worrying about them jumping into the pond.
2. Luxury Cabin on Private 125-acre Lot with Ponds and Trails
With nothing but 125-acres of private forest and gardens, this authentic log cabin is one of the best places in Ohio to escape into nature. The entire property is yours to explore, including numerous hiking trails, nature walks, and fishing ponds.
The house itself is equally as impressive as the outdoor property, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, a dining area with a cafe bar, and a family room with a fireplace and pool table. The high-end appliances (like soaking tubs and tiled walk-in showers) and luxury finishes (like hand-crafted furniture) are just a few features that really make this home stand out from the rest.
3. Secluded Red Cabin in Rural Ohio
Fees: $10 per pet per night up to 2 nights. $5 per pet per night for stays longer than 2 nights
Tucked away in the middle of the 80-acres of woods down a long winding driveway sits this charming red log cabin. This rustic home is incredibly cozy, with country-chic decor and wood-paneled walls, and exposed wooden beams.
You and your pup will love going for long walks around the property, as there are many trails, creeks, and paths worth exploring. Just make sure to keep him in close sight, as squirrels and deers are known to roam the area, and the last thing you want is to have Fido disappear out of sight through the tree-lined forest!
4. Hocking Hills Cabin with Hot Tub and Ping Pong
Fees: $30 pet fee per stay
This classic log cabin home is perfect for both weekend getaways and long-term stays. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, which means it can easily accommodate you and up to 11 of your best friends. The vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and open floor plan make this cabin feel extra roomy, even if you do end up staying with a lot of people.
Some of the best features of this cabin include the game room (with a ping pong table), the large stone fireplace in the living room, and the massive outdoor deck with a hot tub. Although there’s a dining room area where everyone can share a meal together, we recommend dining outside on the screen-in porch so you can be closer to nature.
5. Woodsy Cabin with Hot Tub Near Hiking Trails and Pond
Fees: $17 per pet per night
Policies: Pets must be approved beforehand. Pets must be crated if left alone in the cabin
Surrounded by towering pines and lush forest, the Pine Grove Cabin in Logan, Ohio is the perfect rural retreat for a little rest and relaxation. The rugged log beams and wood-paneled walls of this 2 bedroom 1 bathroom make the cabin feel especially cozy. The home is located on a 65-acre plot that is only shared with a handful of other homes, so you’ll be able to enjoy the serene views of nature in peace.
The cabin also has an outdoor deck with a hot tub, gas BBQ grill, and plenty of seating. Around the property, you’ll also find a catch and release pond for fishing, several nature trails for walking, and even an on-site general shop for last-minute necessities.
6. Log Cabin with Hot Tub, Fire Pit, and Private Nature Trail and Pond
Fees: $50 pet fee per stay.
Policies: Dogs must be under 25 pounds. No cats
This authentic log cabin has been retrofitted with modern, high-end appliances and furnishings to make you feel right at home from the second you walk through the door. The aspen log furniture and stone gas fireplace are just some of our favorite features of the home, although having a private hot tub outside on your deck isn’t half bad either!
A fully-stocked kitchen is available for cooking meals, although there’s also an outdoor grill and BBQ in case you’d rather spend time outside. There’s also a small trail that loops around the property, which is perfect for morning or afternoon walks with your pup.
7. Charming Cabin from the 1800s with Hot Tub
Policies: Pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis
As one of the oldest original cabins in Ohio, this renovated pioneer cabin was built in the 1800s. Although the cabin still maintains that rustic, nostalgic feel, it has been thoroughly remodeled with modern appliances, plumbing, and everything else you need for a pleasant stay. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen, a custom-designed bathroom, and plenty of space to host up to 8 guests during your stay.
Outside, you can relax on the rocking chair watching the sunset, roast smores over the open fire pit, or take a soothing dip in the outdoor hot tub. Your four-legged friend will also have plenty of nature to roam, as the entire 5-acre property is yours to explore.
8. Centrally Located Cabin With Character Near Pomeroy
Fees: $25 per pet per stay
Policies: Dogs must be approved beforehand. 2 dog maximum
If you want a cabin that’s close to numerous Ohio attractions, then look no further than the adorable Sweet Peace Cabin. The home is a short drive from the Ohio River and the charming town of Pomeroy, where you’ll find the Fur Peace Ranch and numerous wineries and restaurants.
This one-story cabin has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, as well as an open kitchen and living room floor plan. You’ll love the small touches that make this rental feel like home, including the wood-burning stove, the expansive record collection, and plenty of board games to keep you occupied. Outside, you’ll also find a charcoal grill, a hot tub, a hammock, and tons of space for you and your pet to hang out.
9. Cozy Cabin Next to Reservoir and Ski Slopes
Fees: $25 pet fee per stay
Policies: Dogs are not allowed on the furniture. Dogs must be crated if left alone
Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, this 1 bedroom 1 bathroom cabin is the perfect jumping-off point for an adventurous weekend in Ohio. Boating and fishing opportunities are just 5 minutes away at Clearfork Reservoir, while the white powdered ski slopes of Snow Trails Ski Resort are 15-minutes by car.
Despite being close to all the action, the cabin is relatively secluded on a private 15-acre lot. Inside, you’ll find a cozy living room with a fireplace, a stocked kitchen and dining area, and a lofted bedroom with two comfy beds. After an exhausting day out, you can retreat back home to unwind in the hot tub or curl up with a good book by the fire.
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