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1st Choice Cabin Rentals

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Wayne National Forest, Monday Creek ORV Area, Athens Ranger District, Dorr Run, Door Run, Williams Connector Trail, Five-Acre Lake

Last Known StatusOpen

This family owned cabin and vacation home rental business operates 16 luxury cabins throughout central Ohio, with two cabins conveniently located near the Monday Creek ORV Area.

The Sandy Run Lake Resort is located less than 1/2 mile away from two ATV trailheads. The Laurel Run Farmhouse adjoins the Wayne National Forest and is just a short drive to the Dorr Run trailhead. Reservations are required which can be made online.

Note that all riders must obtain a trail riding permit prior to arrival since there is no self pay kiosk at the trailheads. Permits can be obtained by contacting one of the Wayne National Forest district offices, online or by visiting local vendors.

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Permit RequiredYesWayne NF Trail Permit and Ohio APV Tag
Dates OpenCabin rentals are open year-round but ATV trails are open April 15 - December 15.
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areascampfires must have 10' clearance and have a ring of rocks in NF
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size28,800 acres (45 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail75
Climate TypeForest
Elevation650 to 1100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest, Private


Gasoline GasolineNelsonville, OH
Diesel DieselNelsonville, OH
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NW)Begley's Campground (740) 394-2539
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NW)Begley's Campground (740) 394-2539
Primitive Camping CampgroundNelsonville, OH
Convenience Store Conv StoreNelsonville, OH


RidingYes ($20.00 per rider)
Wayne National Forest ATV Permit - Three Day - $20; Seasonal - $35
CommentCall for cabin rates and availability.


Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityNelsonville, OH
Address104 E Canal Street, Nelsonville, OH 45764
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Columbus, OH
**Note: These are the APPROXIMATE driving directions to the cabin rental office. Exact driving directions to the cabins need to be obtained by contacting the property owners.

1) Take US-33 East to Exit 182
2) Turn right (south) off the exit ramp onto Johyn Lloyd Evans Memorial Drive, continue .2 miles
3) At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Washington Street, continue about 1 mile
4) Look for office signage.


Contact Info1st Choice Lodging Company
104 E. Canal Street
Nelsonville, OH 45764
(740) 856-7848
Contact InfoWayne National Forest - Athens Ranger District
13700 US Highway 33
Nelsonville, OH 45764
(740) 753-0101
Contact InfoHocking Hills Outdoor Adventures
1299 E. Canal St.
Nelsonville, OH 45764
(740) 856-7848
CommentATV Rentals


1st Choice Cabin Rentals Trail Photo

1st Choice Cabin Rentals Trail

Most of the cabins are located near the Monday Creek ORV Area, which has 75 miles of designated ATV trails.

1st Choice Cabin Rentals Trail Photo

1st Choice Cabin Rentals Trail

The "Fox Den" Cabin is just 8 miles away from the Dorr Run Trailhead. This cozy cabin has one queen and one full sized bed, electric fire place, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, TV and WI-FI. Additional amenities incude gas grill, fire pit and hot tub.

1st Choice Cabin Rentals Trail Photo

1st Choice Cabin Rentals Trail

A view of Five-Acre Lake, which is located near some of the cabins.

1st Choice Cabin Rentals Trail Photo

1st Choice Cabin Rentals Trail

The "Montana" is a completely restored late 1800's log cabin that is located just a few minutes from the Dorr Run Trailhead. Amenities include a loft with two queen beds, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, TV, WI-FI plus gas grill and fire pit.

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