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The Cliffs









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Rockbridge, OH, US


Ideal for larger groups, the historic Cantwell Lodge sleeps up to 18 guests. Find yourself surrounded by Ohio’s most beautiful natural features, including a waterfall with a natural swimming hole.


On the first story of the lodge you’ll find a large living room that includes an extra large sectional, 65” TV, and a dining room table for 12 that easily converts into a ping pong table. Additionally there is a kitchen, a den, master bedroom and bathroom, a queen bedroom, two additional full bathrooms, and a half bathroom attached to the living room.

There is an open loft on top of the den with four additional twin beds and a queen bed.

On the second story you’ll find a king bedroom and a queen bedroom as well as a shared full bathroom.

The glamping bunker/basement is home to a room with a queen bed, another room with a full bed, a sitting area, and a full bathroom. The Glamping Bunker has concrete floors, painted cinder block walls, and painted wood ceilings. We’ve made it cozy with plenty of rugs and comfortable bedding, but it is much more industrial than the rest of the lodge and not for everyone. There are no windows in either bedroom. There is an emergency exit door through the full bedroom and utility room.

The game room is a converted garage and contains some arcade games, foosball, air hockey, and a sitting area. This is a great place for kids or teenagers. The primary entrance/exit for the game room is through the glass garage door. However the living room end table slides out to reveal a secret entrance into the game room. Kids will love this. Think of it more as a ladder than a staircase as it’s a tight fit. If you’re over 6’1” and 200 lbs it will be a very tight squeeze.

We provide a fully stocked kitchen with double ovens, two dishwashers, cookware, a high end coffee maker and beans, electric griddles, microwave, and everything else that most guests will require.

We provide all beddings and towels along with extras for our guests.

The lodge is equipped with DirectTV in the great room. Satellite internet is also provided. We’ve taken great pains to provide the best internet experience possible in our location. We have two separate satellite services as well as LTE internet banded together and connected to our Eero whole home WiFi system. With that said, internet speeds will vary greatly depending on network usage and weather. For most guests the internet will work reasonably well and allow them to do things like stream Netflix. Download speeds typically vary from 25 mbps to 75 mbps, but they occasionally drop well below these speeds during peak network traffic hours or inclement weather.


-Due to safety and the unique attributes of The Cliffs we have a strict guest count of 18 people. This includes all guests aged 24 months and older.

-There are two seasonal waterfalls on the property. We were able to dam up the seasonal waterfall closest to the lodge and create a unique swimming experience. Think of it as a small pond and not as a swimming pool. It’s 4.5’ deep at its deepest point. We cannot guarantee the condition of the water as there is debris and dirt that comes into the swimming hole naturally. We maintain a low level of chlorine in the swimming hole as well as using pond dye to give its color. We also heat the water, which makes swimming in summer months more comfortable. However, because of the natural cooling effect from the sandstone and shade, the water can be cold even in hot, summer months. The swimming hole is open for swimming from May 1 through October 31. However, the water temperature will most likely be ice-bath cold in May and October.

-The waterfall runs seasonally in the winter and spring on its own. We’ve worked to improve our pumping system so that the waterfall runs now in all seasons. Mechanical failures of our pumping system can happen, but otherwise you can expect the waterfall to be running regardless of what season you are staying.

-The Cliffs has a strict no pets policy.

-At this time we do not allow weddings or large events at the lodge. No guests outside of your reservation are permitted on the premises during your booking.

-The lodge is not child-proofed or child friendly. We have many guests stay with children, but it’s important for children to be supervised during their stay. The terrain around the lodge is beautiful but it is unsafe for unsupervised children.