9 Distinctive Lodging Experiences
By Heather Rader

9 Distinctive Lodging Experiences

Looking for unique accommodations for your next getaway? Whether planning a romantic escape, friends’ getaway or family vacation, Ohio offers plenty one-of-a-kind lodging options. From historic jailhouses to Medieval castles, glamping in style or camping on the water and railroad cars to places among the grape vines, you’ll experience no cookie cutter hotel rooms at these exciting lodging alternatives!

Landoll’s Mohican Castle in Loudonville

Royal Respite

Crown yourself royalty for the day and experience a unique getaway at one of Ohio’s castle hotels. Brimming with Medieval-themed décor and modern amenities, guests will sleep like royalty in fairy-tale forests primeval at Ravenwood Castle and Landoll’s Mohican Castle.

Yurt at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills


Spend the night glamping in style in a modern yurt. A round tent-like structure comprised of a wooden frame and canvas walls, yurts traditionally are used as portable houses by nomadic cultures of central Asia. Modern yurts offer luxurious amenities such as electricity, heat and air conditioning and private bathrooms, making glamping in a yurt a fun and unique experience. You’ll find luxury yurts at The Wilds and The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls and more primitive yurts at Kelleys Island State Park Campground and Delaware State Park Campground.

Scenic River Float

Make the Miami River your waterbed by sleeping in a Shoal Tent. The first of its kind, an inflatable floating raft with a tent topper, makes for the perfect outdoor adventure for nature enthusiasts. Not only is it a cool experience, Troy is currently the only place in the world where you can sleep on the water in one of these unique tents!


Hoppy Hibernation

As the world’s first craft beer hotel, BrewDog’s DogHouse features more than 30 beer-themed rooms complete with a draft beer on tap in every room. You’ll wake up to the aromas of brewing, have a beer-paired breakfast and enjoy your favorite BrewDog beer poured straight from the tap in the comforts of your hotel room. The DogHouse just might be the happiest place on earth for craft beer lovers!

The Hocking Hills Caboose

Sleeper Car

Vintage railroad cars converted into unique accommodations ignite the imaginations of all ages! Train enthusiasts and kids of any age will love to spend the night in a fully renovated train car. The Victoria Station at Sugarcreek Village Inn, The Hocking Hills Caboose and B & O Caboose all offer unique train car accommodations with the comforts of home. Bring your own clackety-clack sound track to complete the relaxing ambiance of your personal sleeper car.

Vintage Camper

Take a step back in time by renting a vintage camper from Route Fifty Campers. With a fleet of refurbished vintage campers, ranging from the 1950s to the 80s, you’ll love camping in a piece of American history. Route Fifty Campers will even deliver, set-up and retrieve the retro campers, making for a unique and relaxing getaway.


Presidential Slumber

Recognized as the oldest continually operating business in Ohio, the Golden Lamb is one of the country’s most historic inns. Since 1803, the Inn has been a gathering place for locals and travelers alike due to its location halfway between Cincinnati and the National Road (U.S. Route 40). The Golden Lamb has hosted significant historical figures and twelve United States presidents. Each of the 18 historic rooms are named after famous guests like Charles Dickens, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Quincy Adams and Ulysses S. Grant to name a few, and feature Shaker décor mixed with modern amenities.

Bedtime Behind Bars

Originally built in 1910 as Vermilion’s library and later constructed to be the town’s jailhouse, the historic Old Vermilion Jailhouse now accommodates guests in a unique bed and breakfast setting. Updated with modern amenities and décor, you’ll be in for a fun treat during your stay, as the Old Vermilion Jailhouse is currently the only privately-owned Jailhouse bed and breakfast in the world!


Mid-Century Modern

Built in 1949 by the Lustron Corporation during the housing boom after WWII, this mid-century home is one of the few Lustron homes remaining. Located in West Alexandria, the 1,000-square-foot home will transport you back to a bygone era with 1950s furniture and décor with modern amenities.

Thanks for exploring some of Ohio’s unique overnight accommodations.

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