The 9 Best Resorts in Ohio

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Whether you’re traveling for a weekend getaway or a couples trip to Ohio, you’re going to want a great place to stay that’s friendly, comfortable, and packed with amenities. Fortunately, there are some excellent resorts in Ohio that are ideal for families with kids, couples looking for romance, and business travelers looking for all the comforts of home. Across cities, small towns, and scenic areas, these are our top picks for the resorts to stay at in Ohio.

Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills, New Plymouth
Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills

Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills, New Plymouth

The Cherry Ridge Retreat is a luxurious and romantic place to stay with cabins near some of Ohio’s biggest day-trip destinations, including Old Man’s Cave, Conkel’s Hollow, and Cedar Falls. The forested cabins are located on over 140 acres of land with groomed trails, gazebos, fishing ponds, and relaxing places to sit. Each cabin is unique and has its own private site with kitchens to prepare your meals. The cabins sleep two to eight people each and have hot tubs, a heated swimming pool, and fire pits. They’re equipped with heating and central air conditioning so you’ll always be comfortable, as well as luxury amenities like fluffy towels, pillow-top mattresses and fireplaces. You can upgrade your stay with romantic packages that include roses, candies, firewood, and more.

Key Amenities:

  • Cabins with hot tubs, kitchens, heated pool and fire pit

  • Fishing ponds, gazebos and groomed trails on property

  • Themed packages and upgrades

Kelleys Island Venture Resort, Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island Venture Resort

Kelleys Island Venture Resort, Kelleys Island

Enjoy a weekend getaway in Ohio along the lovely shores of Kelleys Island, this resort has luxury suites on the south shore. It is the only resort hotel on the island and within walking distance of both the ferries and the downtown area. You’ll have your own private patio and views of the lake or pool from your suite. The suites have mini-fridges, microwaves, full coffeepots, and flat-screen TVs. Onsite, you’ll also find a pool with therapy areas, an outdoor hot tub, a children’s playground, a game area, and charcoal barbecue grills. This is a unique place to stay on the largest U.S. island in the western basin of Lake Erie, which is also known as the Walleye fishing capital of the world. You can bring your car or bike on the ferry to get here or rent a bike or golf cart when you get here.

Key Amenities:

  • Private patio and views of lake or pool from suites

  • Playground game area and outdoor hot tub

  • Walking distance between downtown and ferries

Put-in-Bay Resort, Put-in-Bay
Aerial View of Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay Resort, Put-in-Bay

You can also book a stay at the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center in Ohio for contemporary and luxurious accommodations. The resort is just a block from the downtown Put-in-Bay strip with all its shops and restaurants. It has a Caribbean-themed pool with a swim-up bar, a large Jacuzzi, splash pads for young guests, and a lovely courtyard. You can stay in a room or villa that can accommodate up to 12 guests. Free continental breakfast is served every day except Saturday, there’s an exercise facility on-site, and the Blue Marlin Bar & Grill serves poolside dining fare. Business travelers can make use of the five meeting rooms and event spaces that can accommodate up to 450 people.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms and villas that can accommodate up to 12 guests

  • Free continental breakfast

  • Pool with swim-up bar, splash pad and large Jacuzzi

Landoll's Mohican Castle, Loudonville
Landoll's Mohican Castle

Landoll's Mohican Castle, Loudonville

It doesn’t get much more magical than spending a night in a castle, and you can do exactly that in Loudonville, Ohio. The Landoll’s Mohican Castle and the Highland Building has suites with cottages nearby for guests, as well as an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and the Copper Mug Bar & Grille for food and drinks. There’s a spa at this resort that offers various types of massage and daily castle tours are offered from April through October. Better yet, join a haunted history tour in September and October to learn about the castle’s haunted past or go on a ghost hunt to tour the exclusive areas of the grounds with paranormal research equipment where hauntings have been experienced.

Key Amenities:

  • Castle-themed suites with in-room Jacuzzis

  • Spa services, pool and fitness complex

  • Ghost walks, tours and other events

Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, Cambridge
Pool at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center

Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, Cambridge

Some state parks in Ohio have excellent lodge accommodations if you’re looking for a resort experience too. For example, the Salt Fork State Park Lodge gives you access to the largest inland beach in the state, 20 miles of trails to hike, a large swimming pool, and plenty of sunny days. The guest rooms here are rustic and charming, each with their own balconies and patios that overlook the hills, woods, or pool area. For an even more special stay, choose one of the cabins equipped with a full kitchen, hot tub and a gas fireplace. Pet-friendly accommodations are available, and the Sugar Tree Marina offers lots of rental boat opportunities.

Key Amenities:

  • Access to largest inland beach in state, hiking and a pool

  • Guest rooms with balconies and patios or cabins for rent

  • Pet-friendly accommodations available

Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron
Sawmill Creek Resort

Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron

Located in the Huron/Sandusky area, the Sawmill Creek Resort is another great choice in Ohio. At this resort, you will be surrounded by hiking opportunities, golf, water sports, and zip lining. Other fun activities here are the Firelands Festival of Lights, Holly Jolly Community Luncheon, the pool, basketball court, Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve, nearby wine tours, bike rentals, and the shops at Sawmill Creek. The on-site restaurants serve American cuisine, deli sandwiches, and pub fare.

Key Amenities:

  • Waterfront to Lake Erie with marina

  • On-site golf course

  • Hiking, water sports, zip-lining, bike rentals are more

Belamere Suites Hotel, Perrysburg
Belamere Suites, Perrysburg

Belamere Suites Hotel, Perrysburg

Another luxury resort pick in Ohio is the Belamere Suites Hotel, which is favorite for romantic couples. This boutique hotel has private heated swimming pools, fireplaces, two-person walk-in showers, and 35 suites that are perfect for celebrating something special. Each suite includes a personal garage for your car and catered breakfast served to your suite. Other perks are in-room couples’ massages and package deals for weddings and anniversaries.

Key Amenities:

  • Adults-only property with secluded suites

  • Private heated swimming pools, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs for two

  • In-room spa services

HideAway Country Inn, Bucyrus
HideAway Country Inn

HideAway Country Inn, Bucyrus

HideAway Country Inn resort is another top pick for romance with a boutique hotel vibe. Enjoy quiet guest rooms, a Jacuzzi suite, dinner at the onsite 1938 Restaurant, and plush robes. This is a great spot for a spa getaway too if you’re looking to book a massage, facial, or mani/pedi.

Key Amenities:

  • Bed and breakfast style suites with private porches

  • Themed all-inclusive packages with dining, spa services and beverages

  • Farm-to-table restaurant

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Sandusky
Salt therapy room at Kalahari Resorts (Sandusky, OH)

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Sandusky

The Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky is an awesome choice if you’re traveling with kids or just want to have fun as a couple. This is the site of a huge water park, a world-class spa, and endless entertainment opportunities. While the kids play on the rides and slides, parents can benefit from salt therapy, float experiences, and massage.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor waterpark admission included with stay

  • On-site spa with salt therapy room and fitness center

  • Arcade and adventure park

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