Whip-poor-will Retreat is in the Hocking Hills of Ohio close to Rock House and Old Man's Cave trails. This property was originally part of a retreat owned and operated by the Salesian Society, a Catholic organization of priests and monks. The well in the front yard is a real, there is a cistern with a hand pump down the hill and an outhouse. The logs visible in the dining room and living room are believed to have been in the original structures on the property.
Next to the large stone fireplace in the dining room is a corner filled with toys, games and books for children. The former summer kitchen which is located in a small cabin behind the main house is a recreated 1860's kitchen with period clothing for children to wear as they play. The game room has a small pool table, air hockey & boccerball. There is a net for volleyball or badminton on grounds. Relax by the stone well in the front yard. Experience the peace and tranquility of this private retreat on 10 acres.
The cabin is located on a hill overlooking the valley; the view is spectacular especially in the fall. However the drive is a gradual incline curving approximately 150 feet up to the cabin, you will need a 4-wheel drive vehicle in the winter in case of snow or ice.
You can reach any of the nearby state parks within 20 minutes. The distance from the property of some of the parks with hiking trails are as follows:
3.8 miles from Rock House
8 miles from Conkles Hollow
10 miles from Cantwell Cliffs
12 miles from Old Man’s Cave
10 miles from Ash Cave