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Our shooting range is the main attraction for fun in the Hocking Hills!

public gun range

Welcome to the Hocking Hills, y'all!  Whether you're in the area for business or pleasure, you'll find so many unique places to visit and activities to experience during your stay here.

Your adventure starts at On Guard Defense where you can attend firearms classes, earn your concealed carry certificate or just enjoy your time with family and friends shooting on our range.  We welcome kids ages 10 and older and adults seeking to enjoy outdoor shooting sports in a safe and fun atmosphere.  Book your party or range visit today!

Don't forget to check out other hot spots while you're in the Hills...

Places to Eat


Ale House 1890
Ale House 1890

Ale House 1890 showcases the history of Downtown Lancaster and features an excellent menu of food, craft beers & spirits along with superior service!

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Campbell's Market
Campbell's Market

Campbell's Market is the newly-opened family owned and operated grocery store located in McArthur. From fresh meat & produce to dairy & deli - stop by Campbell's to stock up on the grub you need during your stay.

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Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium
HH Coffee Emporium

Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium is the hot spot to get your caffeine fix or to grab a quick bite to eat while you're taking a break from exploring the area.

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Hungry Buffalo
Hungry Buffalo

Hungry Buffalo in Logan is open 7 days a week & offers a variety of unique, casual American cuisine, full service bar & General Store.

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Jimbo's Burgers and Beer
Jimbo's Burgers & Beer

Jimbo's is the place to be for great food, beer & live music!  Just a stone's throw from Ash Cave off of Route 56 South - be sure to include a stop here while visiting the Hills.

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Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits is located at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls and is a casual fine-dining experience and gourmet menu.

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Lake Hope Lodge
Lake Hope Lodge

Lake Hope Lodge offers a scratch-made menu of foods using as many products sourced locally as possible. Dine inside or out on the deck overlooking the lake. Make a point to make it to their Sunday Brunch Buffet - it's a winner!

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Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ
Millstone BBQ

Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ does it right! If you're looking for melt-in-your-mouth tender smoked meat, this is the place to get it.

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Rhapsody Music and Dining
Rhapsody

Rhapsody is a hidden gem in Nelsonville featuring casual fine dining.  Managed & operated by the Hospitality & Culinary Professionals of Hocking College, the food, wine & ambience is on target!

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Places to visit


Equestrian Ridge Farm
Equestrian Ridge Farm

Equestrian Ridge Farm is a horse lover's dream and fun for the whole family! The little ones can take lessons and get pony rides while adults can choose from a variety of trail rides & terrain.

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Le Petit Chevalier
Le Petit Chevalier

This local vineyard and winery is a must see on your tour of the Hocking Hills. Farm-to-table wines that you can try in their gorgeous wine tasting room and even purchase bottles to take back home.  

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Hocking Hills Crafts & More
The Mill House

The Mill House is a quaint local and family-owned shop in the heart of McArthur providing beautiful, fresh floral bouquets and unique gifts for any occasion.  Delivery available in surrounding area.   

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R Adventure Park
Nevillebillie Adventure Park

Nevillebillie Adventure Park will surely rev up your visit to Hocking Hills! This facility offers Polaris ATV Rentals so you can experience what it means to go off-roading!  It's also home to the world's largest ropes course! Call ahead for reservations.

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Raccoon Creek Outfitters
Raccoon Creek Outfitters

Raccoon Creek Outfitters is the place to go for the water bug in you. Enjoy canoeing or kayaking on either a 5- or 7-mile route! Offers primitive camping sites and onsite store for snacks & outdoor recreation gear, too.

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Hocking Hills Crafts & More
Weeping Willow Boutique &
The Bronzer

Weeping Willow is a boutique shop in the heart of Vinton County - the village of McArthur.  It features women's apparel, accessories and gift ideas. Weeping Willow is also home to The Bronzer Tanning Salon which offers both traditional tanning beds and spray tanning.

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Places to Stay


Big Pine Tree House
Big Pine Tree House

Big Pine Tree House in Rockbridge offers a different view of the Hocking Hills! This adults-only cabin on a hill accommodates up to 4 people and provides a serene getaway for your stay.

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Big Pine Tree House
Hocking Hills Serenity Cabins

All cabins are custom built and ready for you to rest, relax, and enjoy nature or family gatherings in private wooded settings of the Hocking Hills area.

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Brimstone Ridge Cabins
Brimstone Ridge Cabins

Brimstone Ridge Cabins in Laurelville offers two cabin rentals located on 100 acres of private land. From primitive hiking trails and ponds to soaking in a hot tub or cooking smores over the fire, Brimstone Ridge has it (including Internet access).

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Buffalo Lodging Company
Buffalo Lodging Company

Buffalo Lodging Company boasts rental units that can accommodate everyone from couples to a couple of dozen...literally. Some of their lodges sleep up to 28 guests and come with private pools, fishing ponds and more! Check out the Luxe House which is located less than three miles from our range!

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Buffalo Lodging Company
Bethel Ridge Retreat

You will love this spacious custom built Jubach log home! Located on a private and wooded setting with 95 acres of property. Central to local area attractions. 7 miles to Ash Cave, Cedar Falls and 9 miles to Old Man' Cave. 10 miles to Lake Hope. This property is the perfect Hocking Hills luxury retreat!

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Carefree Cabins
Carefree Cabins

Carefree Cabins is the place to stay whether you are looking for an intimate Hocking Hills getaway with the one you love or a fun-filled weekend with your family & friends! The Creekside Serenity, the Sandstone Oasis & the Hidden Gem Retreat cabins offer privacy, serenity and relaxation.

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Carefree Cabins
Woodland Ridge Cabins

Choose from 9 beautiful Cabins and Lodges (from 2 guests to 39 guests) that are located on a very secluded, scenic dead-end lane only 1-1/2 miles from Old Man's Cave, as well as an additional 30-person lodge

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Cedargrove Lodging
Cedargrove Lodging

Cedargrove Lodging is a 65-acre retreat located just 1/2 mile from Old Man's Cave State Park! Offering unsurpassed amenities for both intimate settings and large groups. Onsite fishing and hiking trails makes this the perfect place to stay during your Hocking Hills getaway.

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Conner Homestead
Conner Homestead

Conner Homestead Lodge & Cabin is situated in a quiet country setting in the forest. Stunning lodge sleeps up to 14 while the cabin is a perfect place for two.

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Honey Ridge Cabins
Honey Ridge Cabins

Honey Ridge Cabins is a full-service (& pet-friendly) vacation cabin rental located in South Bloomingville just minutes away from Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls & more!

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Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is at it again! As if their array of cottages, cabins and B&B rooms weren't enough, they now have yurts. Correction, they have luxurious yurts. Now that's what I call glamping! Onsite shopping, fine dining & spa service, too.

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Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
Majestic Vacation Homes

Check out the stunning new Serenity Ridge lodge!  A 4800 square foot log home that sleeps up to 20.  Complete with everything you need and stuff you didn't know you needed:  arcade, foosball, hot tub, in-ground pool - to name a few.

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Ravenwood Castle
Ravenwood Castle

Ravenwood Castle is a bed & breakfast nestled in the forest and provides a charming setting with a medieval flair! Check out the Raven's Roost Pub for hand crafted beers, fine wines, ciders & more.

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Russell's Hocking Hills Lodging
Russell's Hocking Hills Lodging

Russell's Hocking Hills Lodging is located only minutes away from our range in New Plymouth and boasts a pool & more at the Lonesome Holler Lodge that sleeps up to 12 and the Honeysuckle Ridge Cabin that sleeps up to 8.

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Sunrise Log Cabins
Sunrise Log Cabins

Sunrise Log Cabins in Logan offers cabins where you can enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature while getting free WiFi! Some of our visitors aren't able to completely unplug during their stay. Staying at Sunrise means you get the best of both worlds.

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The Tree House
The Tree House

The Tree House in Hocking Hills is truly among the trees...secluded, rustic & relaxing. Fully-equipped kitchen, stocked private lake with canoe and life vests, fire ring & hot tub.

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Tranquil Hills Lodging
Tranquil Hills Lodging

Tranquil Hills Lodging offers two gorgeous cabin rentals with all of the amenities you'd want including hot tub, game room with pool tables & more.

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Watersong Woods Cabins
Watersong Woods Cabins

Watersong Woods Cabins is situated along the Buckeye Trail along with 75 acres of private hiking trails. Secluded and offers the opportunity to get up close with horses, ponies, a donkey & mule.

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