Written by: Steve Stover
Date: January 7, 2016

The dining area at The Inn at Cedar Falls.

The dining area at The Inn at Cedar Falls. Photo: Steve Stover

The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is a romantic country inn about an hour from Columbus.

The Inn consists of a nine-room inn, 10 cottages nestled in the woods, each with a porch, gas fireplace, Jacuzzi bath, and large bathroom, and five cabins, with kitchens and several bedrooms.

The public areas include the office and gift shop and three connected logs cabins with a bar, corridor kitchen, two comfortable dining rooms, and a gathering place with soft furniture and a fireplace. In addition, there is a meeting facility, a “hidden treasure” that can accommodate 50 people for meetings, weddings, and other events.

We arrived one late fall afternoon. To be completely transparent, I have been a guest chef at the Inn five times.

We took some time to relax in the Blue Bell Cottage, noting that it provides a nice chance to chat away from our busy life, and vowing to come here more often, relaxing and enjoying the great food and comfortable setting.

At dinner, we enjoyed a bottle of 2012 Qupe Syrah at the unbelievable price of $25; retail is $20.

We always like the Inn’s Wisconsin cheese ball, and olive tapenade with crackers and flatbread ($6).

My wife had the Bibb and bacon salad with gorgonzola and bacon vinaigrette. I started with two huge crab cakes, house made kimchi, micro greens, and sweet chili aioli (only $10).

Bibb and bacon salad with gorgonzola and bacon vinaigrette at The Inn at Cedar Falls.

Bibb and bacon salad with gorgonzola and bacon vinaigrette at The Inn at Cedar Falls. Photo: Steve Stover

Crab cakes with house made kimchi, micro greens, and sweet chili aioli at The Inn & Spa and Cedar Falls.

Crab cakes with house made kimchi, micro greens, and sweet chili aioli at The Inn & Spa and Cedar Falls. Photo: Steve Stover

My entree, suggested by Chef Anthony Schwartz, was the blackened jumbo sea scallops, sweet corn risotto, chive oil, and a silky sweet corn sauce ($34); it was outstanding, one of my favorite dishes of the year. My wife had butternut squash ravioli ($19).

Blackened jumbo sea scallops, sweet corn risotto, chive oil, and a silky sweet corn sauce at The Inn at Cedar Falls. Photo: Steve Stover

Blackened jumbo sea scallops, sweet corn risotto, chive oil, and a silky sweet corn sauce at The Inn at Cedar Falls. Photo: Steve Stover

Butternut squash ravioli at the Inn at Cedar Falls.

Butternut squash ravioli at the Inn at Cedar Falls. Photo: Steve Stover.

For dessert, we shared the excellent flourless Belgian (Calleabut) chocolate torte and mixed berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

Flourless Belgian chocolate torte at The Inn at Cedar Falls.

Flourless Belgian chocolate torte at The Inn at Cedar Falls. Photo: Steve Stover

Mixed berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream at The Inn at Cedar Falls.

Mixed berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream at The Inn at Cedar Falls. Photo: Steve Stover

All in all, it was a wonderful visit, and we cannot wait to go back.

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
21190 SR 374, Logan, OH 43138
740-385-7489
innatcedarfalls.com


  • shrimlock

    The Silent Woman Bar was i believe on East Main, just east of James.
    The signage in neon or lit up from behind maybe, was extremely provocative.
    It showed an image of a female with her, holding her own head or her head somehow detached.
    Depicting the female as presumably silent. And even holding the knife?
    pretty grisly, and disturbing and was evident to anyone driving around there up till the 90’s, it seems.

  • shrimlock

    The other one that was near the Motel Greg Lashutka got in trouble win he was prosecutor, And i think that was on East Broad, that was the Pink Elephant.

  • Barbara Cruz

    what about hanleys steak house sullivant ave Columbus ohio

  • Barbara Cruz

    does anyone have a copy of the menu or pictures

  • Mr.Gale.B

    I need an exact and correct answer:
    Where was “Top of the Center” located? In WHAT building?

  • Otto Gronkowski

    Slow hipster service and slow kitchen. Expensive prices. Don’t visit if you want to see food on your table in under 45 minutes. However the food quality, taste and presentation is very good! Ambiance is contemporary cool inside, very different from what you may have the impression of from the exterior of this old Tim Horton’s location. Good bar and drink selection. Overpriced menu. On the west coast you can find this style of filipino restaurant serving same dishes for $7.50. Here they will set you back $12-$18. You can’t even get into appetizers for less than $10 unless you want a bowl of rice. Don’t know if they’ll survive, table turnover is way too slow, even though they’re making large profit margin per dish, it’s just way too slow. If you have an evening to kill, this would be a good hangout. Don’t attempt a weekday lunch or dinner. You’ll see a good hipster millinial crowd here.