Most people have no idea how many resorts are hiding right here in Ohio. You don’t have to travel far for a unique place to stay. From gorgeous state park lodges that make cozy getaways to epic campgrounds that offer days and days of family fun, here are 10 resorts in Ohio that you likely never knew about.
1. Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center (Mt Sterling)
Tucked away in one of Ohio's lesser-known state parks, you'll find the Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center. On site, you'll find plenty of things to do, including shopping, a championship golf course and fishing. There's also indoor and outdoor swimming. In the colder months, this lodge is unbelievably cozy. It's located at 22300 State Park Road 20, Mt Sterling, OH 43143.
2. Sawmill Creek Resort (Huron)
Nestled on the banks of Lake Erie, this little-known resort features a lodge with 240 rooms, boating, golf, a private beach and so much more. Sawmill Creek Resort is a hidden gem. You'll find it at 400 Sawmill Creek Drive in Huron.
3. Mad River Mountain (Zanesfield)
Although ski resorts and chair lifts are probably some of the last things that come to mind when you think of Ohio, you should know that Ohio is home to a pretty epic winter resort. Mad River Mountain in Zanesfield, Ohio features all the wintertime fun you could possibly want—and then some. It’s the largest ski and tubing resort in Ohio, featuring 144 acres. Mad River Mountain is located at 1000 Snow Valley Rd., Zanesfield, OH 43360.
4. Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center (Cambridge)
With year-round swimming, golf, nature programs, wonderful dining and more, you'll never want to leave this picturesque lodge.
You'll find it at US-22 43725 in Cambridge.
5. Long’s Retreat Family Resort (Latham)
Long’s Retreat Family Resort in Latham is a hidden gem that locals enjoy summer after summer for some unforgettable family fun in the sun. Pitch a tent, camp in your RV or rent one of the multiple cabin options for an unforgettable summer here. This little-known resort features a private beach, waterslides, go-karts, mini golf, arcade games, basketball courts and so much more. You'll find it at 50 Bell Hollow Rd., Latham, OH 45646.
6. Burr Oak State Park Lodge and Conference Center (Glouster)
This little-know resort overlooks the stunning Burr Oak Lake—and it’s truly the perfect place to get away from it all. On site, you'll find plenty of things to do, including golf, fishing, swimming, hiking and many other activities. (The lodge features a spacious indoor pool that's perfect for swimming year-round.) Burr Oak Lodge and Conference Center is located at 10660 Burr Oak Lodge Rd, Glouster, OH 45732.
7. Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center (Oregon)
This gorgeous Lake Erie lodge makes the perfect getaway year-round. You can book a room or rent a cabin. Shop, hike, swim, dine and more. You'll find it at 1750 State Park Rd. # 2 in Oregon.
8. Natural Springs Resort (New Paris)
What was once Stone Quarry decades ago is now a family fun destination in southwest Ohio called Natural Springs Resort. Camp or rent a cabin here for plenty of summer fun. You'll find it at 500 S Washington St., New Paris, OH 45347.
9. Mohican State Park Lodge (Perrysville)
This entire lodge is surrounded by gorgeous fall foliage every autumn. It makes a picture-perfect fall getaway. Relax by the fire after a long day of hiking or enjoy some indoor swimming before heading back to your room. With floor to ceiling windows, Bromfield’s Dining Room (pictured) features stunning views of the surrounding forest and Pleasant Hill Lake. Mohican State Park Lodge & Conference Center is located at 1098 County Road 3006, Perrysville, OH 44864.
10. Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center (College Corner)
Although outdoor enthusiasts will definitely enjoy a stay at this picturesque lodge, it also makes the perfect, cozy winter retreat. Rent a lodge room or a cabin for an unforgettable weekend away. It's located at 5201 Lodge Rod., College Corner, Ohio 45003.
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