Top 5 Romantic Ohio Getaways
By Anietra Hamper

 

Outdoor Haven: The Inn at Cedar Falls


Credit to The Inn at Cedar Falls


Credit to The Inn at Cedar Falls

Don’t you wish every dinner could start with an aromatherapy jacuzzi bath; accented by a warm fireplace in a cozy cottage? The Inn at Cedar Falls  sets the stage for a romantic weekend, secluded in the still  woods of southern Ohio. 

Visit Ash Cave and Old Man’s Cave where even in the winter waterfalls dazzle with breathtaking frozen landscapes. Retreat to the lodge for a seasonally selected menu at the Kindred Spirits Restaurant or sip their delicately crafted cocktails. 

On the Water: Maumee Bay State Park Lodge 


Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center


Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center

While Maumee Bay State Park Lodge is a great family getaway, it is also a hidden gem for couples. Each room has a private balcony and the lodge features three large fireplaces, perfect for reading books or playing games. If you are looking for even more privacy, there are 24 furnished cottages available, four of which feature large hot tubs.

The property features a 2-mile boardwalk and several hiking trails. Try the “wine trail” featuring local wineries where you can attend tastings or an evening show. Just 15 minutes away, couples can visit the Toledo Zoo, the Toledo Museum of Art or have a dinner at The Real Seafood Company on the waterfront.

Storybook Fantasy: The Mohicans Treehouses


Credit to The Mohicans Treehouses 


Credit to The Mohicans Treehouses 

The owners of the Mohicans Treehouses describe this romantic experience in the trees as rustic meets elegance. make your way through the trees on your own private bridges. Dive into a fantasy world with your loved one and wake in the morning to the breeze gently swaying you.

It’s a perfect story-book getaway with luxury comfort accommodations and privacy.  Spend your days at nearby Mohican State Park or Tree Frog Canopy Tours in the summer or Snow Trails for skiing and tubing in the winter.

 

Wild and Wonderful: The Yurts at Nomad Ridge


Credit to Grahm S. Jones


Credit to Grahm S. Jones

One of the most secluded and unique romantic getaways is in a private yurt on the grounds of The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio. The nomadic-style hut is built with canvas over a wooden frame, bamboo floors, and a private bathroom. You can stargaze on your porch or sit by a bonfire with a glass of wine. You awaken to a sunrise providing a beautiful safari backdrop to the Rhinos and zebras off in the distance – yep you are in Ohio! Suitable for warmer weather, the Nomad Ridge lodging season runs May-October.

Luxury and Elegance: Lafayette Hotel in Marietta


Credit to Lafayette Hotel


Credit to Lafayette Hotel

Located along the Ohio River, the historic Lafayette Hotel, built in 1918, has unique architecture. Couples enjoy modern-day amenities like cable TV and WiFi, as they sink away to another time in themed rooms with Victorian and riverboat décor. Locally, couples can explore the old riverboat town of Marietta and take a ride on the Valley Gem Sternwheeler. Local restaurants, trolley tours and the Fenton Glass Factory are also enjoyable activities in the area. 

 

For more getaway inspiration, Find It Here at Ohio.org.

 

About the Author

For Anietra Hamper, writing is a passion. Anietra spent nearly 20 years as a top-rated television news Anchor telling thousands of stories that impact people's lives. Now, away from the spotlight, Anietra is a published travel writer. In fall 2013, Anietra was honored to be selected as a member of the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers. Anietra's zest for exploration and photography has taken her to untouched regions of Vietnam and tribal territories of the Philippines, sharing those journeys along the way through articles and blogs. Anietra is also a correspondent for Child Fund International; one of the largest non-Government Organizations in the world. Anietra graduated Cum Laude from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio and studied journalism at American University in Washington D.C. She enjoys fishing, photography, fitness and playing with her rescued dog Sunny. You can follow Anietra online at ThreeWordPress.com and Facebook/ThreeWordPress.

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