Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, a secluded romantic getaway, or a family vacation, Ohio tourism has it all.
The Midwestern state borders Lake Erie to the north, with a shoreline that is home to attractions such as Ohio’s Wine Country, the historic Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island, and the record-breaking Cedar Point theme park, which has been named as Amusement Today’s best theme park in the world.
Along its southern border, the cultural center of Cincinnati, Ohio spans the shores of the Ohio River and is home to attractions such as the Cincinnati Zoo, the Newport Aquarium, and the Aronoff Center for the Arts.
To the east, vast expanses of forested area lie within the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, with ample outdoor thrills offered at sites such as Hocking Hills State Park.
1. Glenlaurel Scottish Inn & Cottages
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Glenlaurel Scottish Inn and Cottages span 140 acres within the Hocking Hills, serving as the Midwest’s premiere romantic getaway site. The Select Registry resort is located approximately an hour southeast of Columbus and showcases attractions such as a Scottish Links golf club, a scenic gorge region with waterfalls and hiking trails, and a traditional-style Scottish pub restaurant. Adults-only rooms and suites are available at the resort’s carriage house and manor house, featuring private whirlpool tubs, kitchenettes, and outdoor private decks. Scottish-style croft cottages may also be rented, furnished with full bathroom suites, living rooms, and screened-in porches. Romantic add-on packages are available with all reservations, upgrading to amenities such as in-room floral arrangements, gourmet packed picnic lunches, and couples’ massages.
14940 Mt Olive Rd, Rockbridge, OH 43149, Phone: 740-385-4070
2. Belamere Suites
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Belamere Suites were named as the most romantic hotel in America by the 2018 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards. The Perrysburg hotel offers four categories of spacious luxury suites with personal entrances and garages, featuring amenities such as in-suite fireplaces, and two-person walk-in showers. The hotel’s two-story Grand Royal pool suite also features a unique in-suite private swimming pool with a dry heat sauna. A 24-hour concierge service creates customized itineraries for exploring area destinations, and a hotel catering service delivers European-style breakfasts to each suite at a prearranged morning time. Other hotel services include 24-hour pizza, coffee, tea, and snack delivery services and add-on packages for in-room couple’s massages.
12200 Williams Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551, Phone: 419-874-2233
3. The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
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The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and wine enthusiasts, located along Lake Erie’s southern shores within the heart of Ohio’s Wine Country. The resort provides convenient access to nearby Geneva State Park and area attractions such as a lakefront ski trail and a zipline canopy adventure tour. 109 guest rooms and suites blend rustic country charm with modern amenities such as mini fridges, coffee makers, and free wireless internet, while 25 lakeside cottages feature private living room areas, kitchenettes, and outdoor covered porches. Other resort amenities include a 10,000-square-foot outdoor pool complex, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and the Horizons Restaurant, which serves classic American fare crafted from locally-sourced ingredients.
4888 N Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041, Phone: 866-806-8066
4. Landoll's Mohican Castle
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Landoll's Mohican Castle is located in Loudonville within the heart of central Ohio’s Mohican country and is the state’s premiere castle-themed hotel. 15 guest suites are available for reservations within the resort’s main castle building and adjoining highland complex, featuring fully-stocked minibars, and private bathrooms with heated floors. Two guest cottages are also offered for rental for larger group stays. Resort add-on packages are offered for romantic getaways, including private rental times at the resort’s pool and fitness complex, spa services scheduled by personal experience ambassadors, and in-suite gift packages. Fine American dining is served at the Copper Mug Bar and Grille, which offers seasonal outdoor terrace seating. The resort is noted for its ghost walk and murder mystery special events, which play up the resort’s noted rustic atmosphere and reported ghost sightings.
561 Township Road 3352, Loudonville, OH 44842, Phone: 419-994-3427
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5. The Schofield Hotel
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The Schofield Hotel is a delightful Kimpton hotel in downtown Cleveland that has been named as one of the top hotel offerings in the American Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler. The boutique hotel, which is housed within a restored landmark 1902 historic building, offers stunning views of the city's downtown district from all rooms, including views of area attractions such as the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument and the Lake Erie shoreline. Beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites feature Italian Frette linens, luxurious Atelier Bloem bath amenities, and complimentary wireless internet, with upgraded rooms offering private living and dining space and full kitchenettes. Unique onsite amenities include loaner bikes, complimentary in-room guitar rentals, and discounts on classes at hip area fitness studio GrooveRyde. The hotel's signature restaurant, Parker's Downtown, features delicious American-style dishes crafted by executive chef Andrew Gorski.
2000 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44115, Phone: 216-357-3250
6. Inn Walden
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Inn Walden pays homage to the legacy of Henry David Thoreau’s master work, offering postmodern pioneer experiences in exurban luxury. An award-winning inn offers bridle, loft, pyramid, and equestrian-themed suites with amenities such as private breakfast patios, spacious living rooms, and in-suite bath pavilions with walk-in showers. Complimentary breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres are served with each night’s stay, and luxury spa treatments such as Kohler bubble massages, Swiss showers, and personal steam room appointments may be added to reservations. The resort’s signature restaurant is located within a restored 175-year-old barn, serving gourmet dishes and offering a 2,000-bottle wine cellar. Other onsite amenities at Club Walden include an 18-hole championship golf course, an Olympic swimming pool, and an equestrian center.
1119 Aurora Hudson Rd, Aurora, OH 44202, Phone: 330-562-5508
7. Sawmill Creek Resort
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Sawmill Creek Resort was originally opened in 1974 by Greg Hill, drawing inspiration from the culture of local indigenous tribes and the aesthetic of the turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts movement. The resort is located adjacent to Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve and offers convenient access to Sandusky-area attractions such as Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay Island. The 240-room lodge offers a variety of custom-designed rooms and suites set on a 235-acre resort area, featuring furniture crafted in nearby Amish Country and decor commissioned by local artisans. Onsite amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio, and a variety of land and water sport facilities, including tennis courts and jet ski rentals. Dining options include the Black Bear Saloon bar and grill, and the Mariner’s Dockside Restaurant, located at the resort’s 176-slip marina.
400 Sawmill Creek Dr W, Huron, OH 44839, Phone: 419-433-3800
8. GreatStone Castle Bed and Breakfast
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GreatStone Castle Bed and Breakfast is housed within a historic mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places that has served as an Ohio landmark for more than a century. The Indiana limestone mansion is modeled after a castle and overlooks Sidney’s historic downtown, surrounded by a two-acre landscaped lawn cloaked in century-old oak trees. Three private bed and breakfast suites offer private fireplaces and Victorian-style furnishings with amenities such as coffee makers, cable televisions, and free wireless internet. A spa with a whirlpool tub and hydrotherapy services is available for guest use, and complimentary breakfast with vegetarian options is served with each night’s stay. The resort’s Canal Lake Lodge may also be rented for large group overnight stay or private special events.
429 N Ohio Ave, Sidney, OH 45365, Phone: 937-498-4728
9. HideAway Country Inn
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HideAway Country Inn is one of Ohio’s top 10 bed and breakfast resorts, offering romantic boutique hotel-style accommodations overlooking the serene scenery of the northern Ohio countryside. Uniquely-decorated rooms and suites are furnished with Restonic™ ComfortCare™ beds, SMART televisions, and private porches. The resort’s 1938 Restaurant and Pub serves farm-to-table dishes made with locally-sourced and organic ingredients, and an award-winning wine cellar pours more than 190 fine wines. Spa services are available on site, including manicures, pedicures, and couples’ massages, and romantic and excursion getaway packages may be added onto reservations for an additional fee.
1601 OH-4, Bucyrus, OH 44820, Phone: 419-562-3013
10. Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
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Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade is located within Cleveland’s historic restored Arcade building, which was constructed in 1890 and is considered one of the United States’ first indoor shopping malls. The arcade was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and was redeveloped in 2001 by international hotelier Hyatt as a luxury resort offering guest rooms and suites with city, lake, and arcade atrium views. Double and king bed rooms are available, along with VIP suites that feature separate living, dining, and kitchen spaces. The hotel’s lobby-level 1890 Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch fare, while its 1890 Lounge offers craft brews and a bar menu. A variety of other shops and restaurants are located throughout the arcade for guests to explore, including a local ice cream parlor Cathy’s Creamery, and the gourmet Chocolate Bar.
420 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114, Phone: 216-575-1234
11. Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
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The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls is a Select Registry green-certified resort overlooking the state parks of the beautiful Hocking Hills region. The 75-acre resort offers four unique types of rental accommodations, including historic log cabins set on two-acre plots of land, romantic getaway cottages, and Pacific Coast-style yurts, which offer luxury camping experiences in a cabin-like environment. Standard bed and breakfast rooms also offer complimentary morning breakfasts and coffee and private writing desk areas. A resort restaurant serves seasonal menus highlighting American cuisine and local microbrews, while a full spa provides treatments and service for couples and groups. 2,500 square foot of meeting space is also available for rental for private special events.
21190 OH-374, Logan, OH 43138, Phone: 740-385-7489
12. Lodge At Laurel Run
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The Lodge at Laurel Run is a 140-acre luxury resort complex within the Hocking Hills, offering high-end amenities in a rural oasis property with restricted access for overnight guests. The resort’s 6,900-square-foot lodge is a seven-bedroom country house that sleeps up to 17 guests, offering amenities such as a great room with a 33-foot great fireplace and 52-inch LED television, a professional-grade kitchen, and a three-tiered movie room with a giant high-definition theater screen and Bose surround-sound system. Outside the lodge, a pool and deck area offer a private cabana, aquatic sport setups, and a large outdoor gas grill and dining area. Other areas of the resort may be rented for private special events and weddings, including an outdoor sanctuary, a pavilion, a private restaurant, and a 120-acre nature reserve.
21541 Laurel Run Rd, Nelsonville, OH 45764, Phone: 740-304-9187
13. MillBrook Outdoor Resort
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MillBrook Outdoor Resort is conveniently located near Lake Erie, Mosquito Lake, and Pymatuning Lake on a 120-acre resort complex offering a wide variety of family-friendly attractions and amenities. The resort has been Ashtabula County’s premiere family resort since 1979, offering overnight accommodations within luxury villas, deluxe lakeside cabins, and RV and tent hookup campsites. All accommodations offer lake views and access to the resort’s family attractions, including its 1,800-square-foot indoor pool complex, outdoor swimming beach and volleyball courts, and 10-acre fishing lake. Other attractions include a miniature golf course, game arcade, and children’s playgrounds. The resort offers live entertainment and special events throughout the year, including an annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest and live concerts from local and regional bands.
4051 OH-46, New Lyme, OH 44047, Phone: 440-484-4000
14. Murphin Ridge Inn
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Murphin Ridge Inn is a 142-acre bed and breakfast resort in the heart of southern Ohio’s Amish Country, offering breathtaking views of the region’s Appalachian Mountain foothills. Nine handcrafted historic cabins are available for rental, featuring queen and king beds, private fireplaces, kitchenettes, and whirlpool tubs. In addition, 10 guest rooms are offered within the resort’s bed and breakfast inn, showcasing hand-built reproductions of 18th-century Shaker furniture, and five rooms are available within the Murphin Ridge Amish House, which offers communal kitchen and living room spaces. Fine Amish-style dining is offered at the resort’s restaurant, including homemade Foggy Bottom pancakes and full country breakfasts, and outdoor activities such as tennis courts, a pool, and a fire pit are available for guest use.
9734, 750 Murphin Ridge Rd, West Union, OH 45693, Phone: 877-687-7446
15. Punderson Manor State Park Lodge
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Punderson Manor State Park Lodge is a Tudor-style manor set within the 741-acre Punderson State Park, which offers a 150-acre glacial lake, a 72-par golf course designed by Jack Kidwell, and the state’s premiere winter sports park. The resort is located a short drive from Ohio’s Amish Country and offers double, queen, and king rooms and suites within a restored manor house, featuring amenities such as cable televisions with DVD players and free wireless internet. A Windsor suite offers a walk-in close and a living room with a gas fireplace, while a hospitality room features a private dining area and wingback lounge chairs. The resort’s Cherry Dining Room serves classic British dishes such as Beef Wellington and fish and chips, while its gift shop sells regional specialties such as Harlow’s popcorn and Pure Ohio maple syrup. Seasonal overnight packages are available, including golf getaways and an ultimate summer adventure package.
P.O. Box 224, 11755 Kinsman Road, Newbury, Ohio 44065, Phone: 440-564-9144
16. Put-in-Bay Resort
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Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center is located one block from Put-in-Bay Island’s main downtown region, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and family attractions. Standard rooms, luxury suites, and poolview condos offer amenities such as private balconies, hot tubs, and satellite televisions, with ADA-compliant accessible rooms available upon request. Private villas may also be rented, sleeping eight to 12 guests. Guest amenities include a Caribbean-themed pool with a swim-up bar, a lush landscaped courtyard and splash pad, and the world’s largest hot tob. Dining is offered at the Blue Marlin Bar and Grill, and golf cart and bicycle rentals are available for exploration of the island’s attractions, including its butterfly house, amusement park, golf courses, and Perry Peace Memorial.
439 Loraine Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH, 43456, Phone: 888-742-7829
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17. Salt Fork State Park Lodge
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Salt Fork State Park Lodge is located along the shores of Ohio’s largest inland beach within its largest state park, located in a rolling hills landscape near the city of Cambridge. 148 guest rooms and suites are offered at the pine beam and stone lodge, which was constructed to mimic the grand turn-of-the-century resort lodges of American national parks. King, double, bunk, and hospitality rooms are available, offering amenities such as private balconies and adjoining suite doors. Two-bedroom lakeside, hillside, and chalet-style cabins are also available, furnished with full kitchens, fire pits, hot tubs, and gas fireplaces. Onsite dining options include the rustic Timber’s Restaurant and the laid-back Wildlife Lounge. A full conference center, gift shop, and general store are also available for guest use.
14755 Cadiz Rd, Lore City, OH 43755, Phone: 740-439-2751
18. The Bertram Inn at Glenmoor
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The Bertram Inn at Glenmoor is housed within a 1930s-era Gothic-style building reminiscent of classic upland Scottish castles, offering 71 luxury rooms and suites. Traditional, signature, and signature plus rooms offer king and double bed rooms with flat screen televisions, refrigerators, coffee makers, and complimentary robes. Suites add private living and dining rooms and kitchenettes, while a two-floor dormitory houses 13 rooms that may be rented separately or together for large groups. A state-of-the-art fitness center offers tennis, racquetball, handball, and squash courts, along with an aerobics are offering yoga and Pilates classes. Other onsite amenities include a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, a zero-entry pool, and a European-style spa and salon offering massages and Natura Bisse facials.
4191 Glenmoor Rd NW, Canton, OH 44718, Phone: 330-966-3600
19. The Cincinnatian Hotel
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The Cincinnatian Hotel has been a Cincinnati institution since 1882 and has received both Forbes five-star and AAA four-diamond ratings. The elegant downtown hotel, which was originally known as The Palace, is a Historic Hotels of America landmark operated today by international hotelier Hilton. It offers top modern amenities within beautiful French-inspired architecture and design located within easy walking distance of attractions such as Fountain Square, the Great American Ball Park, and the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Stylish guest rooms and suites have been recently renovated and offer amenities such as 50-inch televisions, whirlpool tubs, wet bars, and separate living areas. Onsite dining options include the Brick and Mortar gastropub and the Hannaford Market, which offers grab-and-go options.
601 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Phone: 513-381-3000
20. The Club At Berlin Resort
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The Club at Berlin Resort offers a respite from everyday life in a peaceful all-inclusive environment. 77 inviting guest rooms are offered, including 28 suites with large tubs, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies. The hotel is the only large resort in Ohio to offer a private movie theater for guests, with a selection of more than 300 titles available for guest viewing. A pitch and putt golf course lets guests hit the links in a casual environment, and a children’s village showcases miniature houses and businesses to entertain young visitors for hours. Top-of-the-line spa treatments are available at the Spa at Berlin Resort, and a 17,000-square-foot fitness center offers classes and personal trainer access. Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, a patio with fire pits, and a walking path showcasing koi ponds and waterfalls.
5330 Co Rd 201, Millersburg, OH 44654, Phone: 330-893-3000
21. The Lakehouse Inn
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The Lakehouse Inn is located in Geneva along the shores of Lake Erie, offering eight beautiful guest rooms in a cozy bed and breakfast setting overlooking the lakefront. First-floor guest rooms are furnished with king or queen beds and amenities such as cable televisions, while second-floor suites offer personal fireplaces. Four lakeside cottages and a full beach house are also available for rental for larger groups wanting a more private experience. Full hot breakfast is served every morning at the inn’s dining room, and farm-to-table cuisine is served nightly at the Crosswinds Grille restaurant. The resort is also home to a boutique winery that crafts limited-release wines, ciders, and meads and offers flight tastings.
5653 Lake Rd E, Geneva, OH 44041, Phone: 215-258-2556
22. Gervasi Vineyard
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Gervasi Vineyard is the perfect Ohio destination for food and wine lovers, offering Tuscan-inspired accommodations on the property of a full northeastern Ohio vineyard complex. Six private villas offer individual suite or full villa rental options, showcasing travertine limestone floors, in-room fireplaces, complimentary in-suite breakfast deliveries, and private outdoor patio space. A full four-bedroom farmhouse is also available for rental for larger groups, containing a full private kitchen, study, and dining room. Wine tastings and tours are offered at Gervasi’s vineyard facility, which may be rented for private special events such as weddings and corporate functions. Three restaurants are also located onsite, including The Bistro, named as one of the best winery grounds restaurants in America by USA Today.
1700 55th St NE, Canton, OH 44721, Phone: 330-497-1000
23. Webb Pointe Lodge
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Webb Pointe Lodge is the latest Hocking Hills rental property from Ohio Luxury Lodging, which also oversees popular properties such as Rush Resort, Bourbon Ridge Retreat, and Laurel Run Farm. The four-acre property showcases a 3,800-square-foot lodge sleeping up to 16 guests, perfect for family reunions or getaway weddings. Lodge amenities include a full personal movie theater with a 13-foot screen, a game room offering a pool table and arcade games, a heated in-ground swimming pool and hot tub, and a glassed-in balcony offering spectacular views of the surrounding forest. Nearby, Hocking Hills State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor natural activities, including golf, fishing, hiking, zipline canopy tours, and horseback riding.
18127 OH-374, Rockbridge, OH 43149, Phone: 800-836-9279
24. Kelleys Island Venture Resort
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Kelleys Island Venture Resort is located on the 3 ½-mile Kelleys Island, the largest island of Lake Erie’s western basin, which is only accessible to visitors via ferry or private plane. The boutique resort offers 31 spacious suites stocked with amenities such as flat screen satellite televisions, microwaves, and coffee makers, with some upgrade suites offering private living areas, balconies, and in-suite laundry. Guest facilities include a three-tiered public deck overlooking the shores of Lake Erie and the skyline of nearby Cedar Point, a children’s playground, and outdoor charcoal grills. As the premiere resort on Kelleys Island, the resort offers easy access to the island’s 18-mile shoreline and cultural and natural attractions. Public special events held at the resort include periodic murder mystery weekends and an annual 5K Police Chase marathon.
441 W Lakeshore Dr, Kelleys Island, OH 43438, Phone: 419-746-2900
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Rush Resort Luxury Lodging
Rush Resort Luxury Lodging is located on 21 acres within Ohio’s Hocking Hills and offers convenient access to all of the region’s state park attractions. Visitors may rent the resort’s seven-bedroom private lodge, which offers a six-tier personal movie theater with a 122-inch projection screen, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and a fully-stocked professional kitchen. Dramatic views of the Hocking Hills are showcased in the resort’s great room, which offers access to an eight-person hot tub. Other amenities include dual copper fire pits, a stocked fishing pond, and a full game room. The resort serves as the trailhead for more than 40 miles of state-maintained hiking trails and provides direct access to sites such as Conkles Hollow, Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, and Lake Logan. Horseback riding, canoeing, ziplining, rock climbing, and ATV excursions may be booked as part of reservations during the summer season.
20393 Webster Rd, Laurelville, OH 43135, Phone: 800-836-9279
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