Dog-Friendly Vacations in the Midwest-Guernsey County, Ohio | Dog-Friendly Salt Fork Lodge Cabins and Park

Pet-Friendly Road Trips in the Midwest-Guernsey County, Ohio

Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Salt Fork Cabins

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During our dog-friendly road trip to Cambridge, Ohio, we stayed at Salt Fork Lodge in Salt Fork State Park near Cambridge, in one of their dog-friendly cottages. Whenever I plan a pet-friendly vacation, I’m always on the lookout for fun and unique accommodations. I wanted a place to relax and unwind. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat.

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Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio’s largest state park, Salt Fork. If endless outdoor activities, lush woods, natural beauty, the state’s largest inland beach, and possibly sighting Bigfoot sounds intriguing, you need to look no further than Salt Fork Lodge.

Salt Fork Lodge provides pet-friendly cabins for both dogs and cats. When we arrived at our dog-friendly cottage I was struck by the beautiful landscape and all the magnificent trees. Our hillside cabin offered plenty of private outside areas to walk the dogs. Each dog-friendly cottage was provided with 2 parking spots, an outside garbage area, and even a dog pickup station! How cool is that?

Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Rugged Beauty

Our pet-friendly accommodation included two bedrooms, a living room, full kitchen, and bath along with a large screened-in porch with a picnic table. Other amenities included Wi-Fi, central air conditioning, heat, cable television, and outside fire ring. The fully furnished cabin was decorated in an outdoorsy, rustic decor.

Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Dog-Friendly Cabins
Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Pet-Friendly Salt Fork Cabins

On Saturday, we spent the day driving and walking around Salt Fork State Park. With over 17,000 acres of flora and fauna to explore, we were ready for a big day. We drove around the entire park and stopped at each trailhead to look at and photograph the rugged beauty. The morning was serene as we watched the geese floating on the lake. Portions of the lake shoreline are covered with large rocks, which make ideal fishing areas. It’s a fisherman’s dream with large and smallmouth bass, white bass, walleye, catfish, muskellunge, crappie, and sunfish.

Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Salt Fork Park

We continued to drive around the park and kept our eyes out for some of the local wildlife such as deer, turkey, grouse, fox, owls, and we were really hoping to see Bigfoot! Bigfoot has been rumored to live in Ohio since the 1700s, with over 36 Bigfoot sightings in Salt Fork. Don Keating even hosts an Annual Bigfoot Conference at Salt Fork Lodge. So, we kept our eyes peeled.

Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Bigfoot sightings in Salt Fork

Because Salt Fork lies in the unglaciated portion of the state, thick-bedded and erosion-resistant sandstone creates shelter caves and waterfalls such as Hosak’s Cave. We decided to walk Hosak’s Cave Trail with the dogs. When we arrived, we were greeted by a stone carving of an angel commemorating fourteen-year-old Aubrey Parson, who fell to her death in 2003. It was a reminder that beauty can be dangerous when precautions are not taken.

Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Hosak’s Cave

The trail itself, was quite easy, but a bit wet from the rain. Chris and I ensured that the dogs had short leashes and stayed very close during our hike. We were able to easily and safely walk to the 50-foot high cave that had a small waterfall. The waterfall can be much larger during the spring and summer months.

Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
The cave
Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Dexter enjoying the view

After our short hike, we hopped back into the car to continue to explore. Salt Fork Park offers a dog park along Ohio’s largest inland beaches. However, the road to the park was closed during our stay. We did run into two others that were temporarily closed.

Chris and I took turns checking out the Salt Fork Lodge. Dogs are not permitted in the lodge, but we wanted to visit the gift shop and look at the other amenities such as the indoor pool, game room, dining room, fitness center, and Jacuzzi.

Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Salt Fork Lodge

The lodge was full of families and guests. For those of us staying with our dogs in one of the dog-friendly cabins, we do have the option of leaving our dogs in the cabin for a couple of hours while we participate in other lodge activities.

Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Inside Salt Fork Lodge

After a full day, we were ready to head back to our cozy cottage and relax. The boys were beat, and so were we. For dinner, we ate our leftovers from McKenna’s Market while enjoying the stunning views from the porch. It was a little cool, but hearing the birds nestle in for the night was worth it.

Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Fully screened in porch
Salt Fork Lodge is one of the Great Ohio Lodges nestled inside of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork. Salt Fork Lodge offered a perfect dog-friendly retreat. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Full kitchen

If you and your furry friend enjoy hiking, swimming, or just want a place to relax, I highly recommend a visit to dog-friendly Salt Fork Lodge. You won’t be disappointed. Tell them that Dexter sent you.

 

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40 thoughts on “Dog-Friendly Vacations in the Midwest-Guernsey County, Ohio | Dog-Friendly Salt Fork Lodge Cabins and Park

  1. This is a lovely place to stay for travellers with dogs, and what a nice hike too! I won’t be forgetting Salt Fort Lodge anytime soon!

  2. Thanks for the video, Salt Fork Lodge is really a nice place to stay. I can see there are still some layer of snow on the ground, hope it is not too cold. Is the room warm enough at night?

  3. What a cool place to stay! The lodging looks cozy. I like that cats are also welcome (I have a dog & a cat). It sounds like you guys had a great trip!

  4. Oh wow! Such a beautiful place to visit. It looks relaxing there and your dogs look so comfortable in that place.

  5. Oh wow, what a relaxing place it is, I love traveling with my dogs and I love to see places that allows our fur babies.

  6. Oh wow, what a relaxing place it is, I love traveling with my dogs and I love to see places that allows our fur babies.

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