Beat Your Cabin Fever + 5 Weekend Getaways to Enjoy This Winter

This winter’s extreme colds are making everyone stir crazy from being cooped up inside. So why not fight that cabin fever with a quick trip to an actual cabin? Not only will you benefit from a brief change of scenery, but these peaceful settings will remind you of how lovely winter can be. It’s time to plan a trip and shake those winter blues!

Hocking Hills


Image courtesy of Getaway Cabins in Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills is an obvious choice for a long weekend trip. It’s breathtaking beauty is surreal; how lucky are we to live within a couple hours of this wonder?

Hocking is a hotspot for locals and tourists, alike. But luckily the cabin options are plentiful! No matter your commodity preferences or group size, there’s a cabin to suit you.


Images Courtesy of Getaway Cabins in Hocking Hills

Choose from over 40 different properties with Getaway Cabins. Whether you’re planning a romantic vacation for 2 or need accommodations for a larger party, they’ve got you covered with cabins that can sleep up to 10. All of their cabins offer hot tubs, and pet friendly ones are available. Maximize your relaxation with the Ash Cave Day Spa, which even offers in-cabin massages and services. You can’t go wrong with any of their properties; but if you’re desperate to fight off those winter blues, our suggestion is the Margaritaville Cabin.



Images Courtesy of Buffalo Lodging Company

If you’ve got a very large group, take a look at the accommodations offered by Buffalo Lodging Company. With cabins that sleep up to 32 people, they have properties that can house any event. Plan a getaway for your next family reunion, work retreat, wedding party; the options are endless!

Visit the Hocking Hills Visitors website to start planning your stay.



Images Courtesy of Blue Lakes Vacation Rentals

Herring Lake, Arcadia, MI

Prefer to head up North? No problem! Plan a stay in this cozy Barn Cottage, offered by Blue Lakes Vacation Rentals, on Upper Herring Lake. This 2,600 SqFt vacation home sleeps up to 14 and is located just minutes away from Lake Michigan and many of Northern Michigan’s premier spots. It has plenty of room for the whole family with four floors, five bedrooms and 2.5 acres of land. With 140′ of private water frontage and panoramic views of Upper Herring Lake, it’s a perfect place to take in the beauty of winter (while staying toasty)!


Mohican State Park, OH

Even if you won’t be spending much time on the water, Ohio’s “Canoe Capital” still has plenty to offer during the colder months. Located in Loudonville, this state park is surrounded by the Mohican-Memorial State Forest. Cabins that sleep up to 6 people are available inside of the park, with options to bring pets. If you’re up for outdoor activities, Mohican State Park offers trails for snowmobiling, downhill skiing and winter hikes.



Images Courtesy of Secluded Cabins

Another option for rentals, close to Mohican State Park, are the Secluded Cabins. As the name suggests, these cabins are for visitors looking for a serious disconnect from their busy lives. They have four private cabins, with the largest accommodating up to 16 people. Located close to Amish country and plenty of in-town activities, each cabin has their own private hiking trails.

The Toledo area’s proximity to the Great Lakes and so many wonderful State Parks means that the opportunities are endless when it comes to planning a quick trip away from city life. We’d love to hear your favorite spot to unwind in nature during a long weekend!

Written: Jan 10, 2018

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Jordyn Windnagle

Jordyn Windnagle

Jordyn is a content specialist for Home Sweet Toledo and the Social Media Strategist for Danberry Realtors. She is also an Ohio licensed Real Estate Agent with Danberry.

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