Welcome to Family Travels, our newest column here at Vintage Indie. Word of mouth seems to be the best form of choosing a vacation spot or rental, and we hope that you'll visit Vintage Indie in the future when you are searching out a location for you or your family to stay in the Eastern part of the United States (possibly Western in the future).
Our first review is located in Logan, Ohio, also home to Hocking Hills, Old Man's Cave and 9 state parks.
Dreamscape Hideaway April 2011
As we pulled up to the rocky driveway, the car lights flashed on the front of the log home nestled by the woods. Our getaway that landed us in Logan, Ohio for the first time was about to begin.
Hubby got out of the car and went to check it out. As a good hubby does, he went inside without me to make sure everything was safe for our unpacking, promising not to disclose any details.
As I opened the door to the front of Dreamscape Hideaway, soft spa-like music filled the room creating a relaxing feeling all over me. I knew our weekend of a much needed husband-wife getaway had begun. The glow from the chandelier filled the large room to the top of the 20 feet ceilings creating a warm glow. Hubby flickered on the gas fireplace, and we both looked at each other and smiled. We thought this place couldn't get any better, but it certainly did.
Like little kids, we darted from room to room commenting on everything we saw. The kitchen was so clean, as a matter of fact Dreamscape Hideaway was the cleanest rental place we have ever stayed in. The stainless steel appliances sparkled as well as the shiny espresso maker, eureka! I was determined to learn how to make a cappuccino.
Open Floor view from the Loft
The entertainment center and flat screen T.V. offered over 100 movies to choose from, as well as games and books. As we made our way to the bedrooms we were surprised with the details in each room. Super soft sheets, luscious down pillows, a breakfast in bed tray filled with freshly baked cookies. It seems as if Leona, the owner, thought of every detail to make you feel as if you were in a 5 star hotel, but more like home in her cabin.
Loft Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub.
The weekend boasted a lot of rain, thunderstorms and lightning, but that didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves. Locked up in a cabin for a couple of days with the one you love is often needed to refresh your marriage. It helps to remind each other how good the two of you really are when it's just the two of you. When the lightning settled, we found our way into the hot tub situated privately on the back porch where the trees, birds and nature greeted you. The soft sound of the rain pattering on the roof made for ultimate relaxation.
Although we didn't get to visit the acclaimed rock formations of Old Man's Cave, or any of the outdoor offerings, we did find ourselves in bliss. The cabin is situated within minutes of a delicious BBQ restaurant, and to our surprise, many antique malls. We had a blast!
Last minute, I decided to pack some food for us prior to leaving. The rain was unrelenting and I didn't know how I would feel traveling around looking for every meal. It turned out to be a perfect decision. Saturday morning, I found myself making breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen that includes a wonderful view of the woods from the window. With the porch screen door opened, fresh air filled the room. I didn't feel at all stressed with having to cook on our getaway.
The beautiful table-scape provided a perfect setting for a home cooked meal, but we decided to dine outdoors on the covered back porch instead. If you're looking to grill out while you stay, Dreamscape offers a very clean grill on their covered porch, as well as a picnic table.
If you're inclined to do so, and the weather permits, the nearby fire pit would make a fun addition to your stay for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.
Dreamscape Hideaway is not your typical cabin in the woods, but a paradise for husband and wife getaways, girlfriend getaways, family trips and whatever other excuse you can find to visit. The surroundings are a bonus, but not necessary if you want to just lock yourselves in for a weekend of peace and quiet. We found the drive to only be 2 1/2 hours from our Northern Kentucky location right outside Cincinnati. Perfect for a weekend trip and drive.
We truly appreciate the hospitality of Dreamscape Hideaway Cabin owner, Leona, for providing the cabin to us for the weekend. We hope you've enjoyed our review of the cabin, and encourage you to look to Dreamscape Hideaway for your next vacation spot.
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Leona Doughty is also a professional photographer by day, and has photographed two books of her other love, Hawaii. I'll be back soon to highlight those books, and we'll get to know the owner of Dreamscape Hideaway a little better.
Truth in Review: Owner of Dreamscape Hideaway did provide us with accomidations in exchange for our review. We were not paid for our review, any contents of our review or required any certain context within the review. We speak truly from our hearts and hope that you and your family will gain trust from Vintage Indie Family Travels Column so that you may enjoy your vacation, and find the right place for your and your family to stay. All reviews posted by me are truthful in content and not bought. Gabreial
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