Ohio’s Hocking Hills, just an hour southeast of Columbus, is a spectacular spot in where travelers can fully immerse themselves in hygge this winter. Raging in popularity, the concept of hygge originated in Demark as ritual for enjoying simple concepts of nesting and wellbeing. Hocking Hills’ soaring cliffs, craggy caves and stunning frozen waterfalls create a gorgeous backdrop for snuggling and relaxing with loved ones.
Travelers are encouraged to bundle up and enjoy one of the area’s stunning yet easy winter hikes or an exhilarating winter horseback ride through the region’s lush forests. Afterward, visitors can snuggle by the fire or warm themselves in a bubbling hot tub under the stars at one of the area’s many country inns, cozy cabins, luxurious lodges and hidden-away cottages – many of which are dog friendly. The crackling fire from a gas-log stove, plush robes and a bottle of fine wine enhance hygge.