Sometimes, you need a getaway that not only takes you away from it all but also makes you feel like you’re in a different era altogether. Fortunately, Ohio is home to some really unique inns and bed and breakfasts that can do just that. The following are 12 gorgeous getaways in Ohio that will transport you back in time, (aside from the electricity and running water, of course.)
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1. Stockport Mill Inn (Stockport)
The last remaining mill on the Muskingum River is now a one-of-a-kind overnight getaway and restaurant. Today it is still powered by hydroelectricity, and the mill itself has been in operation since 1842. Stockport Mill Inn is located at 1995 Broadway St., Stockport, OH 43787.
2. Steele Mansion (Painesville)
This beautiful historic inn and gathering hub is perfect for a serene weekend away. Originally built in 1867, the beautifully restored inn features uniquely decorated second and third floor suites, a continental breakfast and free WiFi. Steele Mansion is located at 348 Mentor Ave., Painesville, OH 44077.
3. The Old Vermilion Jailhouse Bed and Breakfast (Vermilion)
Want to know what it's like to spend a night behind bars? Then you'll want to check out this unique, historic bed and breakfast within Vermilion’s Historic Harbor Town District. (Complete with authentic sliding, iron jail bar doors.) It is located at 691 Grand St., Vermilion, OH 44089.
4. Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast (Oberlin)
A night at this stop on the Underground Railroad and charming bed and breakfast will give you a truly unforgettable experience. This Civil War themed inn is located at 14945 Hallauer Rd., Oberlin, OH 44074.
5. Ravenwood Castle (New Plymouth)
If you’ve ever longed for a Medieval experience (complete with many of the comforts of home,) you’ll definitely want to check out Ravenwood Castle. This lovely little Medieval structure is tucked away in the scenic Hocking Hills in New Plymouth. You can choose to stay in a castle room or a Medieval Village Cottage. You can even camp in a gypsy wagon or stay in a cabin in the Huntsman's Hollow out back. This unique getaway is located at located at 65666 Bethel Rd., New Plymouth, OH 45654.
6. The Golden Lamb (Lebanon)
Ohio’s oldest continuously operated hotel was established in 1803 and holds a unique dining experience, complete with antique furnishings, themed dining rooms and historic rooms upstairs where famous individuals such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and several U.S. Presidents have stayed. (Pictured is the Charles Dickens Room.) It is located at 27 S Broadway St., Lebanon, OH 45036.
7. Zoar School Inn Bed and Breakfast (Zoar)
History, charm and an exceptional breakfast await you at this gem of a getaway in the historic Zoar Village. With welcoming hosts and an informative tour of the historic building, you'll truly feel like you've traveled back in time—while also enjoying all the modern comforts of home. It is located at 60 Third Street, Box 509, Zoar, OH 44697.
8. The Martin Country Store (Creola)
This roadside 1920s country store in Fiddlestix Village welcomes guests with all the comforts of home, history and charm of an old fashioned general store. This lovely little getaway features 1930s furnishings, a kitchenette, king-size bedroom, full bath, a vintage country store area and a front porch. It is located at 24180 State Route 93, Creola, OH 45622.
9. Landoll's Mohican Castle (Loudonville)
Landoll’s Mohican Castle is one of those pleasantly unexpected places—and when you step foot onto its grounds, you feel like you’ve stumbled across an enchanted Ohio secret. Located in Loudonville, this lovely little getaway features gorgeous suites, murder mystery dinners and other amenities sure to make you feel like the king/queen of this whimsical castle in the middle of the forest. You'll find it at 561 Twp. Rd. 3352, Loudonville, OH 44842.
10. Spread Eagle Tavern and Inn (Hanoverton)
This historic inn was originally built in 1837 in the Federalist style by masons of the canal boom. Throughout the years, it has been frequented by a handful of U.S. presidents. The Spread Eagle Tavern and Inn is located at 10150 Historic Plymouth St., Hanoverton, OH 44423.
11. Sebring Mansion Inn and Spa (Sebring)
This luxurious romantic getaway features elaborately decorated rooms, a fireplace in each room, a full bar, spa and gourmet breakfasts. The Sebring Mansion Inn and Spa is located at 385 W Ohio Ave., Sebring, OH 44672.
12. The Buxton Inn (Granville)
With more than 200 years of service, this historic inn features 25 guest rooms surrounded by beautiful gardens, picturesque fountains and porches. This romantic inn also features a rustic stagecoach tavern with casual food and a full service bar. The Buxton Inn is located at 313 E Broadway, Granville, OH 43023.
Have you stayed at any of these places before? What other Ohio getaways make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time?