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I think that a building can be the inspiration for something new and unique, at least that is what happened after seeing Cargo Architect’s Villa Boreale in Charlevoix, QC, Canada.

Villa Boreale’s Scandinavian inspiration, with clean lines and materials in their raw appearance, pale tones and natural textures such as wood, concrete, and the color white, conveyed peace and contentment the first time I saw it. The black metal cladding creates an impressive contrast that highlights the smooth matte finish of the steel and the natural grain of the Eastern White Cedar exterior.

Little did I know at the time, that those images of the Villa Boreale would lead to so much more. Travels to Petite-Rivière-St-François, meetings and dinners with Charles-Bernard Gagnon, Architect and owner of CARGO Architect, whose dinner conversations helped to evolve the property and the brand.

Villa Boreale inspired a simple thought: How could we bring a design like that to Ohio and where?

Our where led us to the Hocking Hills, but finding the right property was elusive. John Mitchell and Emily Maiden of The Studio of John B. Mitchell, who we would later collaborate with on this project, informed us about a plot of 42 Acres on Kalklosch Road in the Hocking Hills. This location, just two miles from Cedar Falls and four Miles from Old Man’s Cave, was stunning. From prairie vistas as you enter to mature forested hillsides, with creek runs feeding Cedar Falls to quiet bottomland wildflower fields and a pine forest.

As the land and villas came together, our journey had just begun. In retrospect, the evolution of the project was perfect. Villa Prairie inspired Villa Creek and Villa Pine, while new elements from all three Villas combined to capture Villa Rock. Our project’s evolution was heavily influenced by our Scandinavian-inspired design, encompassing everything from our name “Hugga” to the incorporation of saunas and cold showers.

Our 5th Villa is the land itself. Inspired by Frederick Law Olmsted’s work at Biltmore Estates and scientific forestry, our goal is to be stewards of the land and to blend our Villas seamlessly with it. From the creation of over two miles of hiking trails to reforestation and creek restoration our goal is to intentionally enhance the land while supporting its natural ecology. Over the course of the project, we have created sanctuaries for bats, owls, and birds to improve habitat within our property and enhance our guests’ stay on the property.

We hope you enjoy our Villas and their surroundings at Hugga in the Hills.


Our books are now open through the end of 2024! Start planning your perfect getaway to the Hocking Hills today! 

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See What Our Guests Are Saying!

Beautiful, super clean and peaceful surroundings. Definitely will return!

Jodi (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
March 30, 2024
Beautiful, super clean and peaceful surroundings. Definitely will return!

Wow!!

Joseph and family
5star rating
September 9, 2023
For those who love the outdoors, but also appreciate high end “glamping”, this is your place. Plenty of room, well-appointed throughout, on an amazing property! Right in the middle of the Hocking Hills outdoor activities. We did the trails on the property (bird houses throughout), Cedar Falls, Ash Cave and Old Mans Cave, and the local petting farm, all in a day. Grilled steaks and had a great campfire with S’mores. Can’t wait to try to other properties (walked by them and being built now).

Unparalleled Hospitality

KyrstenK (review from Vrbo)
5star rating
January 27, 2024
Greatest experience you could ask for in the Hocking Hills area. Most beautiful property I have ever visited. They’ve thought of everything!

This was a wonderful, clean, quiet location! The description is…

Sharon (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
February 13, 2024
This was a wonderful, clean, quiet location! The description is spot on. The hit tub was ready and clean. I would definitely stay here again!! LOVED IT!!

Amazing spot! This place is an amazing weekend getaway. The…

Justin (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
December 17, 2023
Amazing spot! This place is an amazing weekend getaway. The design of it is unmatched with all the details thought through. Big fan of the sauna and outdoor space. Kitchen was also amazing for preparing all our meals

Brian’s place is beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay. I…

Ryan (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
December 25, 2023
Brian’s place is beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay. I look forward to staying at his other accommodations as well! Highly recommend it to anyone.

A Dream Like Getaway

Caleb Smith
5star rating
September 4, 2023
Team Hugga provided an extraordinary stay for me and my wife for a very long due and amazing vacation. The Villa was wonderfully clean when we arrived and met all expectations of a top tier stay. From the aesthetic mood of the fireplace to the walk in shower, everything was beyond expectation. A highly recommended stay and will definitely be looking forward to the possibility of staying with Hugga in the future!

Excellent host. Very friendly and responsive! We had a wonderful…

Alyson (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
March 25, 2024
Excellent host. Very friendly and responsive! We had a wonderful stay!

I absolutely loved this home and LOVED the decor! Absolutely…

Angela (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
October 29, 2023
I absolutely loved this home and LOVED the decor! Absolutely stunning and better than the photos listed. We had a wonderful and peaceful time. Would definitely recommend to others!

We had a fantastic stay. Everything about the location was…

Joel (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
February 7, 2024
We had a fantastic stay. Everything about the location was thought through, down to the last detail. I can not recommend this place enough.

A beautiful, peaceful and fun place to celebrate my mother’s…

Lucy (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
February 24, 2024
A beautiful, peaceful and fun place to celebrate my mother’s birthday! The space is exactly as pictured and comes with all you need for a relaxing weekend. We hope to return in warmer months to enjoy the woods all around.

It was a beautiful home, very clean, a bottle of…

Christina (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
November 12, 2023
It was a beautiful home, very clean, a bottle of champagne was provided for us, it was very private but close enough to local attractions that you don’t have to drive very far to get anywhere. We will be back!

See What Our Guests Are Saying!

Had a great time with the family after Christmas at…

Jonathan (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
December 30, 2023
Had a great time with the family after Christmas at this beautiful villa. It had everything we needed to enjoy some relaxing time away. We will definitely be back next year and will be trying another one of Hugga Hospitality’s cabins.

It was a beautiful home, very clean, a bottle of…

Christina (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
November 12, 2023
It was a beautiful home, very clean, a bottle of champagne was provided for us, it was very private but close enough to local attractions that you don’t have to drive very far to get anywhere. We will be back!

Best cabin in Hocking Hills

Jeffrey P. (review from Vrbo)
5star rating
February 28, 2024
Blown away by this property. If you are looking for tranquility and relaxation, it’s a must you book here. I have stayed at some of the finest resorts in the world and this cabin rivals everyone of them. I will book again.

Beautiful place. Peaceful getaway with my family. We would definitely…

Nicole (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
December 28, 2023
Beautiful place. Peaceful getaway with my family. We would definitely stay again.

A Dream Like Getaway

CalebS (review from Vrbo)
5star rating
October 16, 2023
Team Hugga provided an extraordinary stay for me and my wife for a very long due and amazing vacation. The Villa was wonderfully clean when we arrived and met all expectations of a top tier stay. From the aesthetic mood of the fireplace to the walk in shower, everything was beyond expectation. A highly recommended stay and will definitely be looking forward to the possibility of staying with Hugga in the future!

An absolutely beautiful stay in a modern clean house!

Rachel (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
April 7, 2024
An absolutely beautiful stay in a modern clean house!

Amazing spot! This place is an amazing weekend getaway. The…

Justin (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
December 17, 2023
Amazing spot! This place is an amazing weekend getaway. The design of it is unmatched with all the details thought through. Big fan of the sauna and outdoor space. Kitchen was also amazing for preparing all our meals

Serenity at its best

Natalie B. (review from Vrbo)
5star rating
January 17, 2024
Even in the bitter cold of January we loved our quick overnighter at Villa Pine. I even bundled up and spent a few minutes on the bed swing which might have been my favorite part. We had everything we needed and were super comfortable. Management was also super responsive.

Fantastic spot for our girls getaway. The place was spotless…

Abby (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
March 3, 2024
Fantastic spot for our girls getaway. The place was spotless and comfortable which allowed us to truly relax. We really enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit. So many thoughtful details including white lights, robes and even a towel rack by the hot tub. The guidebook provided was the most detail I have ever received at any place I’ve stayed. And Brian was great! We will absolutely be back!

A Dream Like Getaway

Caleb Smith
5star rating
September 4, 2023
Team Hugga provided an extraordinary stay for me and my wife for a very long due and amazing vacation. The Villa was wonderfully clean when we arrived and met all expectations of a top tier stay. From the aesthetic mood of the fireplace to the walk in shower, everything was beyond expectation. A highly recommended stay and will definitely be looking forward to the possibility of staying with Hugga in the future!

A beautiful, peaceful and fun place to celebrate my mother’s…

Lucy (review from Airbnb)
5star rating
February 24, 2024
A beautiful, peaceful and fun place to celebrate my mother’s birthday! The space is exactly as pictured and comes with all you need for a relaxing weekend. We hope to return in warmer months to enjoy the woods all around.

Serenity at its best

Natalie B., Pennsylvania (review from Vrbo)
5star rating
January 17, 2024
Even in the bitter cold of January we loved our quick overnighter at Villa Pine. I even bundled up and spent a few minutes on the bed swing which might have been my favorite part. We had everything we needed and were super comfortable. Management was also super responsive.

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