With its sparkling lakes, woodsy walking trails and rolling hills, Ohio is a great destination for couples looking to escape the daily hustle and spoil themselves at a luxurious resort. The Midwest state’s resorts come in all shapes and sizes, including lake-side cabins, woodsy cottages and modern all-inclusive hotels.
Travel back in time to the Ravenwood castle, or hike along Pleasant Hill Lake while staying at the Mohican State Park Lodge. Experience Amish hospitality at the Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast or go wine tasting at Gervarsi Vineyard. There’s something for everyone in Ohio, and we’re here to help. Start planning your next romantic getaway and head to one of these 13 Ohio resorts.
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1. Glenlaurel, A Scottish Inn & Cottages – Rockbridge
Glenaurel transports its guests out of Ohio and to the dreamy Scottish Highlands. Scottish-themed decor adorns the resort’s 22 private rooms, suites and cottages. Accommodations are comfortable, spacious and sophisticated, featuring luxury accommodations including private hot tubs or jetted bathtubs, L’Occitane bath products and private decks.
This Scottish Country Estate and Inn is located near Hocking Hills State Park, where it’s surrounded by hilly hiking trails, lush green forests and deep ravines. Guests can explore the stunning outdoors or go golfing on Glenlaurel’s links-style Scottish golf course.
The on-site restaurant serves traditional Scottish cuisine as well as modern American favorites. Guests can expect six and seven-course meals, dinner by candlelight, poetry readings and bagpipe music. The resort also offers a Valentine’s Day special deal, which includes an aphrodisiac menu and a special gift from the hotel. The resort is located about a two hour drive east of Cincinnati.
2. Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls – Logan
Also located near Hocking Hills State Park, the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is another popular destination for couples looking for a woodsy retreat to get away or to celebrate a special occasion. The resort is surrounded on three sides by the state park, which is home to seven different hiking areas, gushing waterfalls, caves and sparkling creeks.
If a day of hiking sounds too tiring, the resort has an on-site spa with many luxurious spa services, including couple massages, an ice foot bath, a body mud wrap and a half day package deal.
Even the accommodations themselves are an attraction. Guests can choose to stay in more traditional rooms, cabins and cottages, but the resort also features more adventurous accommodations, which include geodomes and yurts…round tents covered in fabric.
3. Belamere Suites – Perrysburg
Belamere Suites Hotel has existed for almost 20 years and prides itself on creating the ultimate romantic experience. The resort’s swimming pool suites have a private heated pool, a whirlpool tub, a marble shower, a dry heat sauna and a crystal in-wall fireplace. Catered breakfast consists of danishes, muffins, coffee and orange juice, delivered to guests whenever they please.
The hotel offers luxury add-ons, like an in-room couple massage, a rose petal display on the beds, pre-lit candles, chocolate covered strawberries and roses.
4. Ravenwood Castle – New Plymouth
Travel to medieval times at the Ravenwood Castle. Accommodations are decorated to theme, with names like the Duke’s Dungeons, the King Arthur Suite or the Shakespeare Suite. Each room is completely unique, some featuring dark faux-stone walls and fireplaces, while others have private balconies for stargazing and stained-glass windows.
Guests can dine at the Great Hall, which is typically buffet-style. There is also a pub, known for its craft beers and ciders, which can be enjoyed by the fire, over a board game. The resort is also known for hosting exciting events, like murder mystery games, scavenger hunts and beer tastings.
5. The Inn at Honey Run – Millersburg
The Inn at Honey Run is an adults-only boutique hotel in Amish Country. Sitting on 56 acres of beautiful Ohio landscape, the resort boasts ultimate relaxation as well as affordable luxury. Guests can take advantage of the resort’s location and explore Amish country, including nearby shops and wineries.
Accommodations include cozy cottages, large suites and honeycombs, which are the most private and luxurious rooms, built into the hillside. Each room is different, and some are equipped with a mini fridge and wet bar, a fireplace, a cathedral ceiling an outdoor hot tub and a deck. Tarragon, the resort’s award-winning restaurant, prepares American cuisine with fresh ingredients.
6. Mohican State Park Lodge – Perrysville
The Mohican State Park Lodge and Conference Center is perfect for an adventure-packed weekend getaway. The resort is located inside the Mohican State Park, on the shores of Pleasant Hill Lake, where guests can go fishing, boating or canoeing. The surrounding park has endless hiking and biking opportunities, and Amish attractions are only a short drive away.
The Lodge’s rooms come with all the amenities guests need for a comfortable stay, including air conditioning, a coffee maker, a balcony, a flat screen TV and a bathtub. The on-site restaurant, Bromfield’s Dining Room, serves seafood, Italian food, salads, sandwiches, soups and local favorites.
7. Gervasi Vineyard – Canton
Wine-lovers can’t miss Gervasi Vineyard in northeast Ohio. This 55-acre winery resort offers the ultimate romantic luxury experience. The estate is home to three restaurants, including fine Italian dining, a wine bar and a coffee house, in addition to the property’s winery, which boasts more than 30 wine varieties.
Guests can stay in one of the resort’s Tuscan-inspired villas, its boutique inn or its restored 1830 farmhouse. The villa and the boutique inn come equipped with an in-suite fireplace, heated tile floors and a complimentary continental breakfast, while the farmhouse has a living room, a kitchenette and housekeeping services.
The resort has a packed events calendar, with live music, wine tasting, lawn games, yoga classes and cooking classes.
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8. Landoll’s Mohican Castle – Loudonville
Much like the Ravenwood Castle, Landoll’s Mohican Castle is another resort that will make guests feel like lords and ladies from the Middle Ages. This Ohio gem was inspired by European castles, and is the perfect backdrop for a magical romantic weekend.
Located in Loudonville, the resort’s interior reflects its gothic exterior. Rooms are decorated with dark fabrics, ornate wallpaper, porcelain lamps, vaulted ceilings and iron sconces. Some rooms come with a double jacuzzi, a mini fridge and fireplaces. These amenities can be found in the resort’s 15 suites or two cottages.
The resort’s restaurant, The Copper Mug, serves three meals a day, and even features some of Gordon Ramsay’s signature items, after being featured on his TV show in 2016. The resort also offers ghost tours, live music and murder mystery dinners.
9. Sawmill Creek Resort – Huron
Couples who love to golf will adore the newly renovated Sawmill Creek Resort, in the scenic Sandusky area. This 200-acre resort includes an 18-hole golf course designed by world-renowned golf architect Tom Fazio.
Located a stone’s throw from Lake Erie, Sawmill Creek Resort is built on a beautiful woodsy landscape where guests can easily hike, bike or go boating when they’re not golfing. The resort also features two onsite pools, a hot tub, pool-side cabanas and a fitness center.
The lodge’s 239 guest rooms and suites are modern and relaxing, with Egyptian cotton linen and walk-in showers. Couples can select from a variety of on-site dining options, serving tasty cocktails and meals made with local ingredients.
10. The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake – Geneva-on-the-Lake
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is another lakeside resort perfect for a romantic retreat. Also on the shores of Lake Erie, the resort is a great place for guests who wish to bike, golf, go zip lining or cross-country ski, depending on the season.
The Lodge is also conveniently close to a number of local wineries, and the resort’s wine shuttle provides transportation for year-round wine tours. There is also an indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi and a fitness center.
Accommodations include 25 lakeside cottages and 109 guest rooms and suites. Rooms have high-speed wifi, coffee makers and mini-fridges. Resort dining options include a poolside snack bar and a formal lakefront restaurant.
11. The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast – Millersburg
To escape the modern world for a weekend, take your significant other to the Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg. This historic inn is located in the heart of Amish Country, about two hours from Cleveland and Columbus.
This hotel is all about hospitality and serenity. Rooms are cozy and private, with a bathtub, a refrigerator, wifi and air conditioning. Some rooms also come with jacuzzis. Guests are treated to country-style gourmet breakfasts every morning.
Hotel staff help guests craft an itinerary during their stay. Activities include a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, a visit to a farmer’s market and a tour of a cheese factory.
12. Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center – Cambridge
Nestled among the trees of Ohio’s Salt Fork State Park, this rustic lodge is a prime destination all year-round. Rooms at this rustic lodge have a balcony or patio that overlook the pool or the surrounding woods. Guests can also stay in chalet, lakeside or hillside cabins, which boast beautiful forest or lake views, hot tubs and gas fireplaces.
The resort is not far from Ohio’s largest inland beach, making it a great destination for beach-goers. Guests can also go swimming in the on-site heated pool, or engage in outdoor sports at the shuffleboard and volleyball courts. There is also a fitness center, full-service restaurant and gift shop.
13. Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel – Columbus
This enchanting urban resort in downtown Columbus is the perfect spot to reconnect with your loved one. The hotel’s interior is chic, modern and nothing short of luxurious.
Rooms have plush bedding, well-lit vanities, soft robes and large windows that boast superb views of the city skyline. Guests can relax at the luxurious rooftop pool or work out at the fitness center. Enjoy upscale dining at the on-site restaurant, Latitude 41, or sip a specialty cocktail from the hotel’s Bar 41.
The Ohio Theatre, German Village and Columbus Convention Center are easily accessible from the centrally-located hotel.