Hide-A-Way Hills was founded in 1961 as a planned community. The 1,750 acres community was developed 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Lancaster, Ohio, and included a lodge, horse barn, and golf course. The original developer, Hide-A-Way Hills, Inc., controlled the development and the facilities of Hide-A-Way Hills until 1973.
In 1965, construction began on a dam that would create a 110-acre lake called Lake of the Four Seasons. The dam cost about $500,000 and was completed in 1966. Five years after the completion of the dam, a marina, beach and playground were built on the north side of the lake.
The residents of Hide-A-Way Hills created a non-profit club in 1972, and on February 21, 1973, the club assumed ownership from the original developer. It was decided that the club would be operated by a nine-member Board of Trustees.
The community expanded its boundaries in 2004, when a 54-acre (22 ha) property adjacent to the community was offered for sale, and the club purchased it in March of that year.