This week, we’re featuring some adventurous and relaxing getaway ideas from the Hocking Hills. Just an hour southeast of Columbus, pairing these two destinations makes for a great summer trip that includes spectacular nature and the pleasures of a big city!

The Hocking Hills is a go-to destination when I need a quick reconnection with nature. The scenery, adventures and hiking are incredible, and there is a huge variety of lodging options, from cabins, to campgrounds to inns.

While it's a little bit of a splurge, Glenlaurel Scottish Inn is such a memorable experience, it's hard to pass up. After a day zipping through the trees or tearing around on an ATV, Glenlaurel is a restful retreat. The rooms are the definition of  cozy - wherever they can stuff goosedown, they do! Your choices range from staying in the inn itself, a secluded cottage or a traditional Scottish croft.

Glenlaurel boasts on-site restaurant where you may be serenaded by a bagpiper and hear the the poetry of Robert Burns. Such delicacies as rack of lamb and pheasant are sure to leave you sated! Croft golf

To make the Scottish experience complete, Glenlaurel added an 8-hole links-style golf course last spring! The traditional grass and sand fairways wind through the rolling hills, studded with stone fences and pastures.

In all, Glenlaurel is a great place to wind down from your Hocking Hills adventure! And the perfect jumping off point for the rest of a trip in Columbus!