With a number of properties available for rent, you can find what works best for your family.

Leave the high heels at home. And the briefcase and your to-do list. Okay, maybe bring a to-do list but it's going to look a lot different. In Hocking Hills, Ohio your to-do list might include items such as: stare at cascading waterfall or determine which cave to explore.

Hocking Hills is tucked away in the southeast corner of Ohio where it touches both Kentucky and West Virginia. It's a thickly wooded region of waterfalls that flow from deep caverns; it's a place of spring-fed creeks and cool caves. A place where one can enjoy the cool breeze while sitting next to the trickle of a waterfall. Close your eyes and breathe deep the fresh air. It's a place where Mother Nature reigns.

For years, Hocking Hills has brought those wanting to get far away from it all. Yet, in reality, it's not that far. Since it's only 50 miles from Columbus, it makes for an easy weekend retreat practically in your own backyard. While a number of Ohioans have chosen to build a vacation retreat in the area, there are many rental properties available. My own family enjoys the quality and atmosphere that Old Man's Cave Chalets offer.

Old Man's Cave Chalets offer a variety of locations. Guests can choose from properties set in the woods, in the open, or near creeks. "We pride ourselves on our commitment to our guests' experience when they stay with us," said Mark Devol, owner of Old Man's Cave Chalets. "We have over 20 years' experience and continuously invest well in our properties. Our properties are furnished and decorated with quality products so that guests can relax and enjoy their home away from home."

With a number of properties available for rent, you can find what works best for your family. Go extra-large for time with extended family and friends or choose an extra-cozy cabin for just the two of you. Old Man's Cave Chalets also offers themed cabins. Another plus to staying there is the customer service you enjoy. You'll appreciate the difference of having one-on-one contact with the staff.

To customize your stay, Chalet staff can work with you to plan your get-away. Hire an in-room chef or book a massage, plan a horseback tour of the area, or zip-line through the hills -- there's plenty to do. Or simply do one of our family favorites -- sit back and relax in the hot tub and enjoy the spectacular views and fresh air.

To learn more about the Hocking Hills area and Old Man's Cave Chalets, visit www.1800hocking.com and www.oldmanscavechalets.com.