Discover Ohio, with rolling hills, steep valleys, and charming towns full of heartland heritage. A romantic bed and breakfast, discovered on I Love Inns (www.ILoveInns.com), will be perfect for your next idyllic getaway, whether it is an anniversary, honeymoon or just special you-and-me time with your sweetheart.
'The Quiet County' near Mount Vernon
Romance is heavily featured in the Guest House rooms and the Log Cabin cottages set on fourteen acres of the White Oak Inn in Danville. Snuggle by the fireplace, look out at the stars – enjoy the peaceful countryside with your loved one. The surrounding Amish region is filled with antique stores, quilt shops, potteries and furniture stores. Breakfast and dinner at this inn are special occasions, featuring farm-fresh eggs, local meats and herbs and vegetables from the White Oak's garden.
Scottish Getaway in Southeastern Ohio
'A wee bit of heaven' is one guest's description of the Glenlaurel Inn in Rockbridge, a Scottish country inn on 140 acres in the Hocking Hills district of the Appalachian Highlands. Many of the guest rooms, crofts and cottage feature romantic fireplaces and warming Jacuzzi tubs. Fine dining by candlelight in the evening and breakfast in the dining room or in the privacy of your own room will make leaving the Inn completely unnecessary. A spa/wellness center completes the hideaway atmosphere of Glenlaurel.
Lake Erie Waterfront Views
Enjoy the sunset view from The Lakehouse Inn in Geneva-on-the Lake, which also houses a winery and a casual restaurant with lake-caught perch in season. Jacuzzi suites are in the main house and there are cozy cottages for complete privacy. The winery offers award-winning wines for the tasting on the deck or by a fire – the Chocolate and Wine Lovers package might be perfect for your romantic weekend!
Bucolic Woodland, Meadow and Village Views
The Red Maple Inn is newly constructed but next door to Century Village -— a living museum and restored village, with many summertime activities such as festivals, quilting events and historic battle reenactments. There’s a handsome library with fireplace, country and Amish furniture and all rooms offer Jacuzzi tubs. Breakfasts feature two or more hot dishes and include Burton maple syrup. This is a popular wedding spot.
Going Green in Amish Country
With a newly-opened spa and treetop dining, theInn at Honey Run in Millersburg offers a contemporary oasis for your getaway. The Inn is dedicated to sustainable practices that preserve the area’s natural beauty, including its namesake gentle brook. Their ‘Romance your Honey’ package with a gourmet dinner and souvenir basket is sure to put both of you in the mood for love. Helping the planet never felt like this much fun!
Parklands at Brandywine Falls
A Greek Revival farmhouse and an original carriage barn make up The Inn at Brandywine Falls’ six guest accommodations in Sagamore Hills. The 67-foot waterfall and hiking trails are just past the main gates of the property. Candles and fresh flowers brighten up every room and breakfast – homemade granola, fresh fruit and omelets – is served by candlelight.
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