We continue our efforts to profile local businesses that belong to the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce or Vinton County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. Today’s business has been active in both organizations for several years.

You actually get a twofer today as we will talk about Scenic Way Gifts and Art Glass Studio and Scenic Way Cottage.

Scenic Way Gifts and Art Glass Studio is one of the most interesting shops we have here in Vinton County. They specialize in selling things that are handmade and many of the items come from right here in the region. One of the things I love best about this store is that you literally never know what you will find. They have jewelry, cornhusk dolls, at glass, wooden boxes, dream catchers, wood furniture, kites, books by local authors, walking sticks, quilts, all sorts of wooden items – the list goes on and on. Most of their merchandise is made by artisans who live right here in the area.

At the heart of the shop is the art created by owner Audrey Martin. Her glass pieces will amaze you. She makes a beautiful glass birdhouse that you just have to see to appreciate. The clear glass means you can  watch the tiny residents who set up housekeeping inside.

Audrey Martin of Scenic Way is pictured with some of her art glass creations. Notice the bird house she is holding? That is made of glass and you can actually see inside to watch your feathered friends. We caught up with Audrey at the Nelsonville Music Festival earlier this month.

She also makes beautiful windchimes, decorative bowls and even checker sets. Best of all, she can make pieces to order. Need a stained glass window? Audrey will design one just for you.

Audrey also hosts a lot of workshops including stained glass, painting on glass with glass, writing and more. She can even tailor workshops to meet your needs.

The other half of the Scenic Way enterprise is the Cottage at Scenic Way, an adorable cottage tucked amid the hills. This Cape Cod style cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. It is situated on 98 acres of private woodland just minutes away from the Hocking Hills State Parks and Lake Hope State Park.

The Cottage at Scenic Way is situated on 98 wooded acres with private hiking trails and a pond for fishing. Relax in the hot tub after a long day out at the nearby Hocking Hills State Park.

This cottage has two bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a hot tub, a gas grill, on-site hiking trails and a stocked pond for fishing.

Audrey and her husband Gorden love to have guests and are wonderful hosts so this is a great place to stay if you are visiting the Hocking Hills. If you are local and just looking for a quiet getaway or a place to house out-of-town guests this is a great place for you too!

Want to learn more about the Cottage at Scenic Way? See pictures of the cottage, check availability and book your getaway  by clicking HERE!

Want to learn more about the gift shop and art glass studio? Visit their website HERE.  There is a limited selection of merchandise available on the site but you really have to go there to get the full experience and to appreciate all they have to offer. Their summer hours are:

Monday: 9 – 6

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 9-6

Thursday: 9-6

Friday: 9-6

Saturday: 9-5

Sunday: Closed

For more information, call 740-596-1913 or 1-888-892-8640. Scenic Way Gifts is located at 64775 St.Rt., 56 Creola. From McArthur, follow St. Rt. 93 North. Turn Left onto St. Rt. 56. It is about 1.5 miles on the right. It’s a cute, brightly painted cottage, well worth the trip to visit.

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