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1st Choice Cabin Rentals

Hocking Hills & Wayne National Forest Ohio

Owned BY 1ST CHOICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC & Operated by 1st choice cabin rentals, llc

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If fishing and hunting is your passion, then our cabins is your dream destination.  




Wayne national forest in southern Ohio is home to some of the best hunting for all games species in the state. With over a quarter of a million acres the woods are loaded with White Tail Deer, Small Game and Turkey. Most of our cabins boarded Wayne National Forest or are within walking distance, with over 1000 acres of land to hunt alone adjacent to Sand Run Lake Resort and Laurel Run Cabins. When you step into the woods at one of our cabins location, you truly could get lost in the beauty and the heart of the forest.  The over populated deer population located all around our cabins surely up your chances of scoring a monster buck.

Our properties are located in the big buck region of Athens and Hocking County Ohio.  If you are looking for an opportunity to harvest the buck of a lifetime this is place to  hunt for you.  We own the land adjacent to Wayne National Forest and can help find the right locations to hunt.

     Our properties have very limited hunting pressure.   We have active deer trails, food sources or known bedding areas.   You may also bring your own stand(s).. These hunts are perfect for the veteran bow hunter or the beginner.

     The day before the hunt your guide will show you your hunting area and explain it to you. The next day you will begin hunting and you will hunt your own schedule and use your own vehicle to transport yourself to and from the hunting area.

What makes Ohio so good:

  • Reasonable (under $200) OVER THE COUNTER non-resident tags.
  • No rifle hunting!
  • No firearm season during the primary rut.
  • Residents and non-residents can only harvest one buck per season.
  • Legal to hunt over bait.




If fishing is your passion our cabins will make your arms sore with all the bass you can real in. Several of our cabins sit on properties with pounds stocked with bass or border of the state lakes loaded with fish.  Sand Run Lake Is a secluded little lake in Wayne National Forest often overlooked by visitors and adjoins our property. Six shady picnic sites offer a relaxing atmosphere for family gatherings. This peaceful lake is surrounded by stately pine trees and is very scenic. Just a short trip down the road are many other lakes. Lake Hope is 18,200-acre Lake that allows electric motor boating, with canoes and rowboat available for rent. Anglers will find good catches of bluegill, catfish, crappie and largemouth bass at Lake Hope. A fine swimming beach is located near the dam. Facilities include a bathhouse with restrooms, showers and change booths and a concession building where food and beverages can be purchased.

University and College Parents

Ohio University and Hocking College:


Our cabins are conveniently located to Ohio University and Hocking College which makes our cabins a perfect family vacation destination for parents needing to spend time with their sons or daughters attending school.  Our cabins book fast for freshman summer orientation, mom's weekend, mother's weekend, dad's weekend, father's weekend, sibs weekend, graduation, commencement, alumni and parents weekend.  Athens Halloween weekend is also worth attending if you want a Mardi Gras experience.

ATV Attraction's

Our cabins offer the perfect location if you are an off-road ATV/ Motorcycle enthusiast. Our cabin rentals are located very close to some of the best riding trials in the country. The Wayne National Forest trial system offers some of the most fun and challenging trails. The there are many different trail experiences levels. If you are novice to expert rider there is something for you. Our Sand run Lake resort is located less than 1/2 mile away from 2 trail heads. Monday Creek ATV/OHM Trail System located in Nelsonville, provides approximately 75 miles of designated trails to off-road vehicle riders. Just a short trip down the road and you can find yourself at several other trail system.

Hanging Rock ATV/OHM Trail System
The Hanging Rock area of the Wayne National Forest also provides some of the best riding all-terrain in all the country vehicles (ATVs) and off highway motorcycles (OHMs). This 5,000-acre area has 24 miles of trail available for off-road vehicle.

Pine Creek ATV/OHM Trail System
The Pine Creek area of the Wayne National Forest provides some excellent opportunities for riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-highway motorcycles (OHMs). This trail system provides approximately 17 miles of trails for off-road vehicle.

Important Information
Riders must obtain a permit to ride ALL the trials.
Trail Permits required for ATV or mountain bike riders. At rail permit is $12/day, $24/3-days, or $45/season

ALL riders Must Wear Helmet to ride trials

Nelsonville Activities

  • Hocking Hills Nature Trails
  • Murry's Canoe Livery and Campground
    • Nelsonville, OH 43138 ((740) - 856-7848
    • We are a family owned and operated business in Nelsonville, Oh.  We have enjoyed for many years fishing and canoeing on the Hocking river.  We wanted to bring that same sense of adventure and love of nature to as many of our family and friends as possible.  There is no better place to create memories of a lifetime then canoeing or kayaking on the river.  The Hocking River is a Class I river so its safe and enjoyable for all ages.
  • William's Campground
    • 12769 Dawley Road, Logan, OH 43138 (740) 753-3611
  • Movies 10
    • 14333 Route 33, Nelsonville, OH 45764 (740) 753-3400
  • Rocky Boots Factory Outlet
    • 45 East Canal St, Nelsonville, OH 45764 (740) 753-3130
  • Stuarts Opera House
    • 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, Oh 45764 (740) 753-1924
  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
    • 33 East Canal St, Nelsonville, OH 45764 (740) 753-9531

The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway has been a staple in the Hocking Hills since 1972. It is a nonprofit railroad committed to educating the public about historic railroad equipment. Take a ride through the hills on one of their open-air cars or 1930s commuter coaches

  • Art Galleries
  • Millfield Mine Disaster Museum
  • Dorr Run ATV Trails

Nelsonville Restaurant's

  • Rhapsody Dining& Music
    • 18 Public Square, Nelsonville, OH 45764 (740) 753-5740
  • Full Brooks Café
    • 6 Public Square, Nelsonville, OH 45764 (740) 753-3391
  • Tammy's Country Kitchen
    • 240 Jefferson Street, Nelsonville, OH 45764  (740) 753-2705
  • Los Mariachis
    • 99 Watkins Street, Nelsonville, OH 45764  (740) 753-9255
  • General Wok
    • 707 Chestnut Street, Nelsonville, OH 45764  (740) 753-9696
  • McDonald's, Burger King, Sonic, Taco Bell & Dairy Queen
  • B & W Carryout & Deli
    • 15054 State Route 278, Carbon Hill, OH 45764  (740) 753-2016

State and National Parks

Start It Up Nelsonville Business Grant

  • Helping Businesses and Entrepreneurs start up business in the Nelsonville Area!