New place to stay in Hocking Hills may be the area’s most unconventional yet

Not only does Ohio's Hocking Hills region offer breathtaking scenery and unforgettable experiences, it also boasts a host of lodging options that are truly one-of-a-kind.

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New this year, a beautiful, comfortable oasis was crafted from three 40-foot-long steel shipping containers.

The Box Hop is a family getaway and rental cabin built by Seth and Emily Britt, a realization of a college dream that had stuck with Seth for years.

The structure is set on 18 lush acres in the midst of the Hocking Hills and will be worth the drive to stay in.

It features a full kitchen, two bathrooms, three bedrooms and sleeps eight. A gas fireplace, rooftop patio and six-person hot tub are among other amenities. This unusual 900-square-foot cabin rents through Airbnb.

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This new shipping container turned luxury Airbnb is one of a number of truly unconventional places to stay in Hocking Hills. Travelers can spend the night in a historic train caboose, an authentic 1920s general store, and a vintage salt and pepper shaker museum.

If venturing out into the woods and staying in one of these unconventional lodging options isn’t for you, there is another new place to stay in the region.

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The brand new Sleep Inn offers a complete juxtaposition to the area's prolific woodland cottages and quirky cabins, boasting relaxing accommodations with easy access to a variety of local attractions, including Columbus Washboard Company, the last washboard factory in the U.S. still making the boards, Stuart's Opera House, Hocking Hills State Park, High Rock Adventures, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours and Rockbridge State Nature Preserve.

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