How Many Of These Top Ten Ohio Vacation Destinations Have You Visited?
Some of our Ohio vacation destinations may leave you wondering what it would be like to live as royalty did years ago. This modern fairy tale castle buried deep in the woods in central Ohio, in the heartland of Mohican country and Loudonville, Ohio offers your chance to experience it along with food from their on-premise restaurant The Copper Mug Grill featuring a Gordon Ramsay designed menu. Guest may also experience Ghost Hunts, murder mystery nights, live Jazz Band performances and Haunted History tours.
When you want to get away, and we mean REALLY away from it all nothing fits the bill quite like an island Put-in-Bay Ohio, Few Ohio Vacation Destinations offer such a wide variety of activities in such a small area combined with some of the best nightlife, entertainment options, and restaurants. Where else can you Jet Ski, Para-Sail, Golf, Explore a Cave, Tour a Winery, Drive a golf cart down the road, hike a nature trail, ride in a Bi-Plane or take a Helicopter Tour all while spending your vacation on an island, in some really cool Put-in-Bay Hotels & Resorts with swim-up bars & indoor-outdoor pools! Bonus fun…You get to ride the Jet-Express High-Speed Ferry as well!
When getting away from it all also means being high above it all, there is no experience quite like the Mohican Tree Houses. You and your guests will enjoy a quiet night of sleep in an authentic treehouse designed by Pete Nelson, star of the Discovery Channels hit series “Treehouse Masters” For those not so inclined to be above it all, they also offer cabins for rent at ground level. Enjoy hiking on the 4.5 mile Mohican Trail, nature walks, and a campfire in the evening.
So far we’ve suggested Ohio Vacation Destinations on an island, in a treehouse, why not another castle? The Bertram Inn at Glenmoor is a Scottish style castle constructed amidst rolling green hills in the 1930’s Gothic Style. Luxurious accommodations are located next to a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and after a round of golf, a full European Spa with salon awaits to comfort you. Enjoy dining in the Black Heath with their delicious steaks, chops & seafood, Scots Grille with family-friendly food or an adult beverage in the Loch bar with their 80 inch TV and over 100 Martini selections. A fitness center and Limo service are among other amenities offered.
The Hocking Hills area offers a wide variety of lodging options from secluded to rustic & modern to appeal to all. There are many nature-related activities, lakes, dining options and more in the area. Activities include fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, Horseback riding, Mountain Man Mule Expeditions, Canopy Tours and more! A week-long scavenger hunt event takes place July 24th to the 29th. One of the best fishing lakes in Ohio awaits sportsmen in Hocking County at Lake Logan State Park. The lake sports northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, and saugeye.
Recently named the No. 1 wine country hotel in America, The Villas at the Gervasi Vineyards offers guest luxurious accommodations and tours of their award-winning winery before taking some home for yourself. The vineyards feature an authentic Italian Bistro with a wide variety of palate-pleasing dishes which achieved them inclusion in the top ten wintery restaurants in America.
The Villas, an upscale boutique Inn with six Gervasi Villas each comprised of four individual suites and guests have the option of reserving an individual suite or an entire Villa. The luxurious suites with cozy fireplaces are touched with Italy and designed with gorgeous Tuscan-inspired décor including stucco walls, heated travertine limestone floors, rustic wood doors, and wood ceiling details.
This historical landmark was established during the riverboat era in 1918 at the site of the Bellevue hotel which burned to the ground on April 26, 1916, The Lafayette Hotel draws its name from the visit in 1825 of the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution. A plaque near the Hotel marks the spot where Lafayette came ashore in Marietta and today the locals boast that the first tourist to visit Marietta was Marquis de Lafayette. On January 19, 1934, the first liquor license in Marietta was issued to the Lafayette Hotel. The Riverview Lounge as it is today was renovated in 1984. The ceiling was created by hand plastering and the large hardwood bar, carefully crafted by Amish woodworkers. The Lounge overlooks the Ohio River and has a unique atmosphere with the original riverboat paintings and model sternwheelers adorning the area. A great choice for southern Ohio Vacation Destinations.
Kelleys Island is one of two of our Ohio Vacation Destinations that is an island. Located in the western basin of Lake Erie about four miles north of Marblehead and twelve miles from Sandusky on the Ohio mainland, the island measures more than four square miles and is the largest American island in Lake Erie. Overnight guests will enjoy an ample selection of Inn’s, Bed & Breakfasts and the Venture Resort, the islands largest hotel. One can’t miss spot is the Village Pump where Proprietor Gary Finger & family serve up Lake Erie Perch by the pound along with their signature famous Brandy Alexanders.
When your idea of great Ohio Vacation Destinations includes things like biking, hiking, swimming in the lake and campfires with s’mores, the Maumee Bay State Park located just outside of Toledo Ohio features a diverse ecosystem with over 1,300 acres that include marshes, hiking trails, boardwalks, and camping. A very popular time to visit is during the Ohio Birding Week where a good pair on binoculars will spot eagles and a wide variety of songbirds. Thousands of bird lovers descend upon Put-in-Bay and Maumee Bay to photograph and observe the birds.
Imagine a throwback to a time when the simple pleasures made for the best of vacations. A stroll thru town window shopping antique stores, diner style restaurants, ice cream parlors, donut shops and a few delicious coney dogs. Evenings filled with Ferris wheel rides, fun in arcades and a stroll down the one-mile long strip that still retains the original charm on the early 1900’s. Geneva-on-the-Lake, known as Ohio’s first summer resort, offers vacationers all this as well as a multi-use recreational trail that winds thru the park ending at a public beach. Vistors will also have the opportunity to enjoy fishing, jet ski rentals, and paddleboards at the local marina. Bonus! Catch A Lake Erie Sunset!