Hideaway Hills, OH Real Estate News

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Coldwell Banker)
  Today's Market Trends for Hide-a-way Hills * Median Listing Price: $180,080 -0.11% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $85.00 -0.01% Total Listings: 37 -0.05% Total Listings Previous Months: January December   39 42   -0.07% -0.18% * All data pertains to single-family homes Stats provided by Onboard LLC   Hide-a-way Hills Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Feb 2013 Hide-a-way Hills Homes for Sale & Central Ohio Real Estate  
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By Belinda Augustus, Realtor, ABR, e-PRO
(Gorsuch Realty)
Boot Factory Grill Located in the Rocky Outdoor Gear Store in Nelsonville, the Grill has a rustic, casual dining atmosphere and features the famous Bison Burger. Shop while you wait for your meal or just relax on our camo couch.For more info http://72.32.151.173/outletstores/details.aspx?editID=34 Brass Ring Golf Club.Hocking County's best kept secret. Fine dining restaurant with full service lounge and patio seating available. Banquet facility for up to 200 people.For more info http://www.brassringgolfclub.com/ Bush's Restaurant/Lee's Banquet Haus.Finest home cooking in the Valley at family prices. Largest banquet facility in the county - seats up to 400.For more info http://www.bushsrestaurant.com/ Great Expectations / Coffee Corners Cafe.Come visit our cafe, bookstore & more! We off...
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By Belinda Augustus, Realtor, ABR, e-PRO
(Gorsuch Realty)
With the recent warm weather, but while the trees are still missing their foliage, visitors to the Hocking Hills often leave asking, "What are those purple bags hanging from the trees?" While they are still able to be seen once the leaves return, this time of year allows ample opportunity to spot a peculiar purple bag hanging from some of the trees through out the Hocking Hills. The bags are not special to Hocking County. They can be found in other wooded rural county forests as well, but those visiting the cave areas are sure to spot them. So, what are they? These pretty little "gift bags" in the trees are actually a sticky trap for the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer is a very small insect native to Asia. They are so small that 5 ash borers could fit on a penny with room to ...
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By Karen & Doug Parker, From Hilliard to the Hocking Hills Ohio
(Sorrell & Company Realtors)
The Hide-A-Way Hills Board of Trustees will present a proposed revision of the resort community's Code of Regulations for approval by Club members at this year's Annual Meeting in August.  Attorney and member Rick Lavinsky will host a question and answer session covering the proposed changes this Saturday (March 27) at 10am, in the Great Room of the Lodge.  Located near southeast Ohio's famous Hocking Hills vacation destination region, Hide-A-Way Hills (HAH) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2011.
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By Belinda Augustus, Realtor, ABR, e-PRO
(Gorsuch Realty)
I do much complaining about being without electric, so I'm confident I could learn a few words of advice from Hide-A-Way Hills local neighbors. This was a quick photo in a snowstorm in Bremen, Ohio on SE 664. The city of Bremen is located ~10 minutes north of Hide-A-Way Hills, Ohio.
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By Belinda Augustus, Realtor, ABR, e-PRO
(Gorsuch Realty)
The Lodge at Hide-A-Way Hills, OH is open to non-members with a reservation. 740-569-7944 Click photos for full size option.  
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By Belinda Augustus, Realtor, ABR, e-PRO
(Gorsuch Realty)
Top 10 Lists While the typical Hide-A-Way Hills Buyer asks for many of the items which made the Realtor Magazine's 10 Home Features Buyers Request list, here's my top 10 requested features in Hide-A-Way Hills.Hide-A-Way Hills requests include:1-Privacy2-No Grass Cutting3-Open Kitchen4-Large Gathering Areas5-Outdoor Entertainment Space6-Fireplace/Woodburners7-Wood ceilings or walls.8-Laundry (May seem silly, but many of the smaller cabins may not have laundry availability yet.)9-Garage (Can often be solved with outbuildings to store toys such as golf carts, ATV's, jet skis, and boats.)10-And my number ONE request is lots of WINDOWS!
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By Belinda Augustus, Realtor, ABR, e-PRO
(Gorsuch Realty)
The bookshelves are up in the post office at thefront gate and they are loaded with books for people to use. Members are welcome to take books and leave others, but please do not leave books if there is not room on the shelves for them.Childrens' books are welcomed!! Children must be supervised by a parent when they are looking for a book.Also, if a book is found on the floor PLEASE put it back on the shelves. Members should report any vandalism to Security immediately.With snow predictions this weekend, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of some winter reading.
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By Karen & Doug Parker, From Hilliard to the Hocking Hills Ohio
(Sorrell & Company Realtors)
These annual events are both newer and longtime favorites for members and their guests of the community of Hide-A-Way Hills (HAH), near southeast Ohio's famous Hocking Hills vacation destination region. The Colonial Dinner brings "colonists" in authentic period dress, along with classic songs of the season by The Taylor Family, and hearty traditional fare for a winter's evening meal. The Candlelight Service has been a highlight for many, many years, also held at The Lodge each Christmas Eve...thanks to the community's Chapel Committee and Choir volunteers. For almost 50 years, HAH has been among Ohio's many lake communities, and perhaps a best-kept secret, offering its members boating, fishing, golf, tennis, stables, lodge-restaurant-microbrewery, playground, park areas, shooting range...
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By Karen & Doug Parker, From Hilliard to the Hocking Hills Ohio
(Sorrell & Company Realtors)
December 12, 2009....Today's the date for the annual Hide-A-Way Holiday Tour of Homes, until 5pm, thanks to the community's Social Committee.  And there's more to see and do (and eat) afterwards at the Lodge, at the annual Colonial Dinner....a special menu, period costimes, and live music.  Call the Lodge at 740-569-7944 for more information.
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By Karen & Doug Parker, From Hilliard to the Hocking Hills Ohio
(Sorrell & Company Realtors)
This now-annual event honors the countless hours of volunteer service provided to the gated resort community of Hide-A-Way Hills (HAH), near southeast Ohio's famous Hocking Hills vacation destination region. For almost 50 years, HAH has stood out among Ohio's many lake communities, offering its members boating, fishing, golf, tennis, stables, lodge-restaurant-microbrewery, playground, park areas, shooting range, beach, docks, airstrip, outdoor chapel (non-denominational), 24/7 security, and more. And even with the tremendous work of the HAH security, maintenance, food service, and management staff, things just couldn't be as unique as the are without the help of hundreds of volunteers each year....
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By Karen & Doug Parker, From Hilliard to the Hocking Hills Ohio
(Sorrell & Company Realtors)
Owned and operated by Camp Akita (First Community Church), the "Rock Stalls" Nature Preserve is a privately owned and significant sandstone formation near southeast Ohio's famous Hocking Hills vacation destination region. You'll find it pretty much just across and up the road from Hide-A-Way Hills private and gated resort community.  Take a Visual Tour....    
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By Karen & Doug Parker, From Hilliard to the Hocking Hills Ohio
(Sorrell & Company Realtors)
A feature at this Saturday's Bremen German Festival will be Hide-A-Way Hills Lodge microbrewery beer.  Columbus Maenherchor will provide music, along with the Squeezebox Band.  Plenty of ethnic eats, along with a Franfurter Eating Contest, and cool kids' stuff, too!  Activities begin at 10am with the Walking Parade and last until 10pm....Saturday only!  You'll find Bremen just east of Lancaster, just south of Route 37, and the resort homes community of Hide-A-Way Hills just southwest of Bremen.  And it's all close to southeast Ohio's famous Hocking Hills vacation destination region....
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By Karen & Doug Parker, From Hilliard to the Hocking Hills Ohio
(Sorrell & Company Realtors)
  Located near southeast Ohio's famous Hocking Hills Region, the gated resort community of Hide-A-Way Hills features plenty of annual events, and probably the biggest gathering of the year is the Dam Jam.  This year saw what's considered to be the event's largest turnout ever, with as many as an estimated five-hundred members, family, and friends celebrating a summer evening beneath the Lake of the Four Seasons.  A hog roast serves as the main course, and members bring along a covered dish to share as well....so there's certainly no reason to go hungry.  This year, the Social Committee added some great extra attractions, including a moon bounce and face painting for the kids, along with train rides. And then there was another new highlight, the dunk tank.  Thanks to all who attended, an...
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By Karen & Doug Parker, From Hilliard to the Hocking Hills Ohio
(Sorrell & Company Realtors)
  Father's Day Weekend events and specials at Hide-A-Way Hills:  Jumbo Diver Scallops at the Lodge Friday and Saturday...live music w/Reid Coleman Saturday night...Lodge will also open Sunday for Father's Day and an Indoor Grill, from 11am - 3pm (public invited, reservations at 740-569-7944).  Also, the annual HAH softball game, this year matching the "Young Upstarts" against the "The Old Codgers," is a real happening on Saturday, June 20 at 2pm. Next weekend (June 27) features the famous annual "Dam Jam"...chilllin and grillin down at the main dam, thanks to the HAH Social Committee, 6-11pm...bring lawn chairs and a covered dish, enjoy the traditional hog roast and this year's extra added attractions: dunk tank, face painting and moon bounce for the kids, and DJ Johnny Garber with musi...
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By Belinda Augustus, Realtor, ABR, e-PRO
(Gorsuch Realty)
While showing homes and cabins in Hide-A-Way Hills, Ohio this past week-end, I heard a whistle which sounded as if sombody was attempting to garner my attention.After glancing around a bit, I found my secret caller tucked in one of the bushes outside my home. I believe it to be the Eastern Towhee and have attempted to identify based on its call. While towhees have various calls, here's this little creature's very loud call which I heard Saturday.In an earlier winter post, I believe I may have mistakenly identified this bird as the Spotted Towhee. I suppose it was an easy mistake since the two species were actually considered the same bird until 1995. At this time, I'm just not sure now.Any ornithologist out there that can lend a comment to its identification?
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By Belinda Augustus, Realtor, ABR, e-PRO
(Gorsuch Realty)
From funds being provided by the HAH Lakes Committee, 2 week-ends, and half a dozen volunteers, Hide-A-Way Hills Volunteers have installed a new 72' docking system complete with benches.The new installed docks will hold up to 8 boats for daily use at the Hide-A-Way Hills Beach with the first dock being reserved for 15 minute use only.Volunteers in Hide-A-Way Hills are a very important part of how many new projects are accomplished. This is just one more improvement the Volunteers can add to their list. From these pictures, we can see it was a job well done      
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By Belinda Augustus, Realtor, ABR, e-PRO
(Gorsuch Realty)
With 3 different access points to the Lake of Four Season, I am often asked what it looks like out on the lake. While not terribly exciting, here's some video I shot on my first trip out on the lake this past week.  
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By Belinda Augustus, Realtor, ABR, e-PRO
(Gorsuch Realty)
While out for a long bike ride this past week-end, I ventured on to various gravel roads which led me deep into some of the surrounding areas of Zaleski State Forest. I've been fortunate to have seen large rhododendron plants in many southern states, but the plant pictured below was probably one of the largest I've seen growing in Ohio naturally, undisturbed, and not as a shrub in somebody's garden. Rhododendron grow abundantly through out the Appalachian Mountains.So much so, the plant has the honor of being the state flower of West Virginia, and is depicted on the Flag of West Virginia. My guess is the size of this particular plant is really no big surprise to many, but one I thought I'd like to add to my wildlife picture collection.
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