When the former Innkeeper began the process of developing his lifelong dream, he chose the Scottish theme due to the rooting of his ancestral lineage in Scotland and Wales. The Daniels name is of the MacDonald Clan Ranald.
During your Hocking Hills travel, you will see that each guestroom and cottage is named for one of the prominent clans or personalities of Scotland, such as the MacKenzie, Campbell, and Wallace. There's the stately Edinburgh Dining Room as well as the more playful and utilitarian Glasgow Dining Room. The St. Andrews Hall and Dining Room is located on the lower level of the Manor House, along with the Loch Ness Pub and the Piper's Cove. All represent segments of Scottish heritage.
Glenlaurel takes its name from the Scottish usage of the word "glen," which means a secluded narrow valley, and "laurel," which is an evergreen found in abundance on the estate. Laurel Run crosses the property and Laurel Township is home to the Inn. The local topography is very hilly and broken by deep ravines and steep precipices as you can see for yourself in our own Camusfearna Gorge.
The Inn has many noticeable art objects reminiscent of Scotland; even the design of the Manor House with its stone and stucco entrance, dark timbered walls, and wrought iron post lights gives the feel of a Perthshire Estate House tucked into the woods far from the bustle of city life.
The Estate is secluded and quiet, which provides a retreat from the rest of Hocking Hills. Guests often comment on the beauty and charm, but the gorge is a hidden gem and should not be missed. A private helipad is onsite for those traveling by helicopter.
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Each evening at 7:00, guests are seated to dinner where they are welcomed by the host of the evening. As a dinner welcome, guests are treated to a melodic verse from none other than Robert Burns.
All in all, lad, you will be hard pressed to find a public place anywhere in the Midwest of America that feels as Scottish as this place--this Glenlaurel. Make your Hocking Hills travel a memorable one by staying in one of our beautiful Hocking Hills accommodations.