Rustic Off-Grid Cabin Getaway near Wayne National Forest, Ohio

Athens, Ohio (United States)

Rustic Off-Grid Cabin Getaway near Wayne National Forest, Ohio

1 unit
2 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed
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Hosted by Capt. Chris
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  • Children allowed (2-12 years old)
  • Pets allowed
This rustic off-grid cabin, perched on a verdant bluff, is surrounded by magical woodlands in Athens, Ohio, near the Wayne National Forest. A quarter-mile walk through the forest will lead guests to the cabin, where they’ll experience a true outdoor getaway with the comfort of a bed to come home to after exploring the area. The cabin rental accommodates two glampers on the comfy double bed, while a small child can be accommodated on the sofa. Linens are kindly provided.

With no electricity, this off-the-grid getaway will certainly be an adventure. In the kitchenette, guests will find a propane two-burner, a fridge, and cooking utensils to prepare meals, which can be shared in the living area. There is a toilet and sink available inside, and an outdoor solar shower for a unique experience,

Spending time on the deck, which overlooks the natural beauty Ohio has to offer, is a great place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. There are plenty of winding trails throughout the surrounding 20 acres of woodland for guests to enjoy hiking.


  • 1 Double bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Fire pit
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
This off-the-grid cabin rental sprawled on 20 acres of private land offers linen and towels for a comfortable stay. Completely off-grid, this cabin has 12-volt electricity, limited cell service, and an outhouse is available as the bathroom facilities. Cold water is available from the rain barrels, as well five gallons of drinking water. The "bag shower" outdoors is a refreshing way to rinse off, and the wood stove will keep guests warm throughout the chilly months.

Location + Surroundings

  • Forest
  • River, stream or creek
The enchanting town of Athens is home to the famed Ohio University and is nestled in Athens County in southeast Ohio. Deep in the Appalachian foothills of this region, Athens is well-kept secret and travel gem, boasting incredible landscape. An hour from Columbus, and only two from Cincinnati, Athens County offers ample for the outdoor enthusiasts, history and art buffs, as well as the foodie with superb local dining options. Port Columbus International Airport is located approximately 70 miles from Athens, making it a convenient weekend destination for a quick off-the-grid getaway.


  • Hiking
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Biking
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Water sports
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Golfing

Athens, Ohio, is the ideal destination to escape the fast pace of the city. With serene natural beauty, state parks, pristine bodies of water, and a buzzing university atmosphere, glampers will not be disappointed. A plethora of outdoor recreation is on offer and guests will have plenty to choose from, such as canoeing and kayaking at the Strouds Run State Park, Lake Hope, or Burr Oak Lake, while hiking is also available at Hocking Hills State Park. Guests will love taking a train ride with the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, or shopping, dining, and exploring the surrounding towns. Athens County offers something for everyone, whether guests are interested in hiking, rock climbing, fishing, or simply relaxing.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: From 03:00 PM
  • Check-out: 01:00 PM
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • No events

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Please note that it is approximately a quarter-mile walk to the cabin. Guests cannot reach the cabin by car. There are limited cell service and electricity. Guests are asked to pack lightly and bring along extra batteries, a flashlight, and warm clothes during the winter. Firearms are prohibited on the premises. The cabin is pet-friendly.

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