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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

Copyright 2013. 1st Choice Cabin Rentals Hocking Hills Ohio. All Rights Reserved. 

Call 740-856-7848 or E-Mail 1stchoicecabinrentals@gmail.com



21 YEARS or OLDER: You must be 21 years or older to rent any of our cabins or lodges. Persons of the rental age or older are not permitted to make reservations on behalf of younger guests in order to reserve the cabins or lodges (including but not limited to parents booking for under aged children, acquaintances 21 years or older booking for other under aged guests.) Renter must be present at the lodge for the reserved dates.


CHECK-IN:Check-in at our Welcome Center/General Store is required.  Check-in is 4:00 pm or later at Adventure Pro Outdoors Store on 1299 E. Canal, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.. If you are going to check in later then 6:00 pm, please call ahead of time to let us know about your arrival time, so we can make sure we are here for you. After hour check ins are charged a $50.00 fee.


CHECK-OUT: Check-out is 10:00am. On the day of your check out we ask that you return the key to 1299 E. Canal St at 1299 E. Canal St., Nelsonville, Ohio. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate late check outs. Check-in and  check-out times are strictly enforced so that we can make sure that each cabin is ready for our incoming guests. Late check outs will result in a $100 per hour fee for each guests overstay without permission.


OCCUPANCY: All of our rates are based on two-person occupancy. In those cabins that allow for more guests, additional adults are $25 per night and children (under age 5) are free. Please limit the number of guests to the maximum occupancy of the cabin and to the number of paid guests included in your reservation. All persons, including children, are counted toward the maximum occupancy of a cabin. If extra guests are found, you will be charged for any additional guests not registered and you may be asked to leave without refund should you exceed the maximum occupancy of the cabin. If more beds are slept in then paid guests you will be charged for additional guests. 


PAYMENTS: 50% Down Payment is required when reservations is made. Balance is due 2 week prior to your stay in our cabins.


RATES: Our rates are based on two person occupancy (excluding tax). Additional charge for adults and children (under age 5). 2 Night minimum for Weekend stays - Friday & Saturday, Saturday & Sunday, Sunday & Monday. 3 Night minimum for Holiday Weekend - Holiday rates apply for all 3 nights. Taxes are 13.25% additional. We have both 7.25% sales tax and 6% lodging tax added to the rental rates.


CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED: You must reserve your cabin with a credit card. We accept: Visa, Discover, American Express and MasterCard.


CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: All cancellations prior to 14 days of scheduled stay must pay a service charge of $50. Cancellations within 14 days of scheduled stay forfeit total of the deposit. No refund will be provided for cancellations 14 days or less. No cancellations or refunds due to inclement weather. Any changes made to a reservation after processing will incur a $50 processing fee. No shows are considered cancellations. We adhere to a strict cancellation policy due to any reason. We are not responsible for mechanical failures of non-essential or luxury items, including, but not limited to Hot Tubs, Television, DVD players, Wi-Fi, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Fireplaces, Air Conditioning, Jacuzzis or any other appliance that fails to operate properly during your stay. No refunds for mechanical failures out of our control. No refunds will be issued for disruptions of any utilities including, but not limited to, power outages, water outages, etc. These failures are beyond our control and no refund or rent reduction will be given. Unknown construction or road noise near our properties is beyond our control. If you experience noise during your stay, no refunds or relocation will be made. If a guest is disappointed or unsatisfied with a cabin due to differences in taste according to décor, accommodations, location, etc. and declines to stay at the cabin, this will be considered a cancellation and no rent reduction or refund will be issued. No refunds will be made in the event a person is required to vacate the premises because of disruptive conduct or failure to follow our rental guidelines and policies.


CHECK OUT PROCEDURES: All dishes, pots, pans, silverware and kitchen utensils must be washed, dried and put away. The stove/oven should be left in clean condition and the refrigerator should be left cleaned and free of food. All trash needs to be placed in bags in the outside trash cans and the property should be left neat and in order. Please put all bed sheets on the floor and towels in basket in bathroom. All trash must be picked up around the property. Please respect the environment and do not leave you cans or bottles on the ground. If excessive cleaning is required an additional $100 dollars will be charged to the credit card on file.


PETS: We are sorry but we cannot allow pets without consent from management. Well-mannered and housebroken pets are permitted with permission only in designated cabins. An additional pet fee of $50/pet will be added to your reservation and a recent vaccination record will be required prior to any pets permitted on premises. Maximum number of pets per cabin is 2. Pets are NOT to be left alone in the cabin unless crated.Pets our NOT ALLOWED on any furniture or bedding.  If Pet Hair is found on Furniture or Bedding a $250 cleaning charge will be added to the card on file.  We ask that you please pick up and dispose of your pet’s droppings on our properties.


DAMAGES: We reserve the right to charge your credit card for any damages or excessive cleaning, soiled dishes left in sink, cabin content in disarray from your stay. If you notice any problems upon checking in, please let us know right away to avoid any damages being charged to your account.


SMOKING: Smoking is not allowed inside the cabins, evidence of smoking will result in a charge to credit card on file for cleanup, as in owner enlisting a professional company to professionally cleanse interior of tobacco product smell. You are welcome to smoke outside or on the decks/porches. Ashtrays are provided for your use. Please do not throw or put cigarettes on the ground. Smoking in the cabin will result in a minimum $250 charge to the card on file. No exceptions


KEYS:  Failure to leave keys or return keys to the cabin rental store will result in a $35 charge/key to the credit card on file.


NO water or slippery slides or sprinklers are permitted to be used on the property.  Any guest caught with a waterslide or slippery slide will incur $200 additional charge for excess water usage.


FURNITURE AND APPLICANCES: Please DO NOT move our furniture or appliances. If you move furniture or appliances you be charged additional fees, you are responsible for all damages to that result from moving furniture. Please make us aware of anything not working in the cabins upon your arrival.


AMENITIES: Appliances, electric fireplaces, etc. can malfunction. 1st Choice Cabin Rentals cannot refund any monies for inconveniences encountered due to malfunctions of amenities where restoration was beyond our control during your stay and reserves the right to sub-contract work to be performed at the earliest date possible. We will react as quickly as possible to restore any amenity, but do not guarantee complete restoration during your stay and will not result in any refund. Loss of electricity, water or any "Act of God" is outside our control and will not result in any refund.


BUGS: Please be aware that you are coming to stay in the middle of the woods. While we have our cabins treated on a regular basis, it is likely that you will see bugs during your stay. We are not able to refund your reservation if you see bugs or spiders during your stay.


ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATERS/AIR CONDITIONING: Please turn back Electric Base Board Heaters to Medium and air conditioning to low before leaving, do not put any paper, clothing or linens on base board heaters as they can get very hot.


FIREWOOD: We have firewood at our cabin rental store for $5 per bundle.  Please do not cut any trees down on the property.


HUNTING AND FISHING: Hunting on the property and discharging firearms is prohibited. Our cabins are located near thousands of acres of Wayne National Forest that you are welcome to hunt with appropriate license. The ponds available on some properties are catch and release only. Sand Run Lake is part of Wayne National Forest and an Ohio State fishing license is required on the lake. ILLEGAL DRUGS: Possession of any illegal substance is prohibited. Owner reserves right to tell guests to vacate property. Owner has neighbors and owners respect their privacy. Local law enforcement can be called upon for assistance and legal charges could result. No refunds will be issued and additional charges could result via credit card on file, as well as local county law enforcement charges can be filed.




WEATHER/POWER OUTAGES: Bad weather conditions may make travel to the Cabins/Lodges difficult. In addition, occasional power outages may arise. Owner and its agent will do its best to provide alternate directions, but no refunds will be given for bad weather or power outages.


RADIOS/DJ'S: DJ services are only permitted with the prior written consent of Owner or its agent. All outdoor radios and/or DJ services must be set up inside and turned off/shut down by 10:00 pm. Outdoor radio/DJ services should be played at a reasonable noise level. Please respect surrounding property owners. Owner or its agent reserves the right to request that the noise level be reduced to an acceptable level in the discretion of Owner or its agent.


​SEPTIC SYSTEM: Properties have a septic system. DO NOT PLACE ANYTHING IN TOILETS OTHER THAN TOILET PAPER, NO PAPER TOWELS, HANDIWIPES, DIAPERS or FEMENINE SANITARY PRODUCTS. If the system becomes clogged, credit card on file will be charged.


CABIN/LODGE SAFETY RULES: For guest safety, Safety Rules are posted around the cabins, lodge and properties. If provided renters may utilize pools, hot tubs, ponds, playground equipment, or onsite hiking areas/trails at their discretion .There is no lifeguard or medic on staff at any cabin or lodge. Owner and its agents are not responsible for injury or damage to Renter or Renters’ property.

VIDEO DISEMINATION: Unless prior written consent is obtained from Owner or its agent, Renter and its guests are prohibited from publicly disseminating through any means, any video or photographic broadcast or reproductions of the property or Renter’s and guests activities while on the property. Renter shall indemnify and hold harmless Owner and its agents from any claims, liability, expenses or damages relating to any such broadcast or reproduction.

LIABILITIES: Renter agrees to assume all responsibility for any accidents, injury or damage that may result in or about the premises, to persons or property (including those of Renter's guests), and that the Owner and its agents shall not be held liable, or responsible for such injury, accident, or damage. The Owner or agent shall not be responsible for injury or accident occurring on the property and renter agrees to hold the Owner/agent harmless from any and all claims and liability of any nature which may arise by reason of the use of these facilities. Renter assumes the risk involved with the use of the hot tub (if provided), swimming pool (if provided), pond and any all other rental facilities and agrees to save harmless and indemnify the Owner and its agents from any and all claims and liability of any nature which may arise by reason of the use of the same renter or others using the same during renters occupancy. Renter assumes responsibility of all guest during the reservation time. Renter shall be held liable for repair of all damages/misuse of the facilities. Owners will assume no responsibility for loss or damage to guest personal effects, or injury during the rental period. Upon request, guests personal items left at property will be mailed to guest at a charge of $10.00 plus shipping. Items left longer than 30 days will be discarded by owners. Upon check-out, any vehicles left on property will be towed off property and charged to credit card on file.


Your verbal authorization at time of reservation, making an online reservation, payment of money and/or taking possession of the property is evidence of your acceptance of our policies and your intent to use the property as a rental.