Written by: Steve Stover
Date: January 7, 2016
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).
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).
For dessert, we shared the excellent flourless Belgian (Calleabut) chocolate torte and mixed berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
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