When life has you stressed, sometimes you need to find a place to get away from it all. Whether you’re escaping to a castle like royalty or bundling up in a cozy cabin in the woods, Ohio has something to suit just about everyone’s preference. Check out the top 15 perfect Ohio getaways below!
Come live like royalty for the weekend in this modern fairy tale castle tucked away in the woods. Check their website to see if there's a murder mystery night, stand-up comedy, or a live jazz band at their incredible on-site restaurant with a menu designed by Gordon Ramsay.
When you need an escape, there's no better place to escape to than the great outdoors in Hocking Hills State Park. Hocking Hills State Park has dozens of different options for cabins, camping, resorts, and hotels. And you can spend your days, hiking, fishing, swimming, or just enjoying the scenery!
Everybody's idea of a vacation getaway is different. Some people just want to be catered to and pampered at a spa. And others want to be outside and enjoy a round of golf. At the Inn Walden in Aurora you can do both! Located in the heart of Ohio's great Western Reserve, the Inn Walden is composed of the award-winning Aurora Ohio Inn, luxurious spa, residential community, Om Yoga Studio, and golf club.
If your idea of perfect serenity is an afternoon relaxing next to a natural waterfall or taking a stroll through the woods, but you still want to be able to enjoy your spa time, then the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls is for you! They have beautifully maintained cabins, cottages, and bed and breakfast rooms that you can book for the weekend, and a luxury of spa services balanced with a closeness to nature.
Sometimes it's not enough to just get away from your job and your home. Sometimes you literally want to rise above it all. And there's no better way to do that than with the Mohicans Tree Houses, where your vacation will be spent in cabins built into the treetops. Hike around for a few hours, build a campfire, and experience the serenity of nature, then spend the night in a treehouse for the most relaxing night of your life.
Sometimes, it's just not enough to be out in the woods. When you want to get away from it all, you're looking for an experience. At the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, you'll be able to see exotic mammals, birds and aquatic creatures from around the world, and stay at one of Columbus's many amazing hotels. If you have kids to bring along, you'll be able to enjoy a fascinating, educational, and fun experience together.
The Gervasi Vineyard was recently named the No. 1 wine country hotel in America, and when you stay here for a weekend, it's easy to see why. Not only can you take a tour of their award-winning winery before taking some home for yourself, but you can have dinner at their authentic Italian Bistro which was ranked among the top 10 winery restaurant in the United States, before heading back to your luxury villa.
The Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens showcase the epitome of class and luxury. It's a national historic landmark and the sixth largest historic home open to the public. It's also one of only 26 accredited museums in the state. The estate is made up of five historic buildings and eight historic gardens on 70 acres of land. So if you're a history buff, the Hywet Hall and Gardens are a “can't miss” destination!
Maybe your idea of a getaway has nothing to do with “class and luxury.” You just want to live the simple life, and absorb a unique culture. If that's the case, then book a stay at the German Village Guest House in Columbus. This quaint bed and breakfast is in the heart of Columbus's German village, with cobbled streets that lead to densely built houses, urban gardens, and subtle German architectural structures.
If you want to experience nature, but you're more interested in exotic flowers than hikes, campfires, and mosquitoes, then at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden, you can plan a visit through hundreds of exotic flowers and plants. You can learn about gardening or the culinary arts at one of their classes. Or you can experience their vibrant art collections as you explore the conservatory.
If you want exquisite romantic accommodations and beautifully furnished rooms at an authentic Georgian-style manor, then look no further! Great for a romantic weekend getaway, or just a getaway with a few friends, this Bed and Breakfast is located nearby Lake Logan, Hocking Hills State Park, and Hot Air Balloon Rides!
The Bertram Inn at Glenmoor is built in the styling of an upland Scottish castle on rolling green hills, built in a classic, 1930s Gothic style. The building is nestled against a scenic Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and there's a full European spa and salon, three dining rooms, a state of the art fitness center, and limousine service for guests. What more could you want?
The Lafayette Hotel in Marietta is a Grand Riverboat era hotel named for the French hero of the American Revolution, Marquis de Lafayette in 1825. Various rooms throughout the hotel contain historical artifacts that come together to tell a fascinating, historical story. From the pictures of the 1916 fire that burned down the original hotel, to the Marietta businessman who rebuilt it and named it for Marquis de Lafayette. This hotel binds luxury and history for a truly unique experience.
If you really want to get away in every sense of the word, then why not make it an island getaway? In Put-In-Bay, Ohio, you can have a ferry boat take you out to an island where you can stay at one of the island resorts. They offer golf cart and bicycle rentals to get around the island, or you can hoof it to the shore for fishing, sunbathing, or just watching the water.
The Inn at Honey Run is located in the heart of gorgeous Amish country where you can enjoy life the way it used to be. No smoggy factories. No hustle and bustle of the city life. Just simplicity. The Inn is located among 50 acres of secluded woodlands with dozens of walking trails for you to hike on or go bird watching. And every day, you can get an authentic Amish meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.