Ohio January 16, 2017
This Road Trip To Ohio’s Most Majestic Castles Is Like Something From A Fairytale
Did you know Ohio is home to several castles? (It’s true. Check out our previous castle articles
here and here.) While you can’t explore inside all of them, we thought it would be a great idea to create a road trip that features the castles you can tour inside and out. So grab your family and friends, gas up the car and take a long-weekend trip to see some of Ohio’s most impressive castles.
The total trip takes a little more than 11 hours of drive time round-trip, so you can take the trip within 3 days and 3 nights. (Three of the castle stops provide overnight accommodations.) It’s designed in a loop, so you can start with the castle nearest you. We’ve included a link to the Google Map
1. Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens (Akron)
This elaborate country estate in Akron is one of the largest homes in the U.S. An accredited museum of the American Alliance of Museums, this estate is open to the public for tours and other events and features five historic buildings, eight gardens and 70 acres. Tours begin again for the season on April 1. Tickets are $19 per person. Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is located at 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303.
2. Landoll's Mohican Castle (Loudonville)
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. Recently, the castle has underwent various renovations and improvements after appearing on an episode of Gordon Ramsay's "Hotel Hell." At Landoll's Mohican Castle, there are a total of 11 suites, varying in features and price. You'll find this magical getaway at 561 Twp. Rd. 3352, Loudonville, OH 44842.
3. Piatt Castles (West Liberty)
Located in Logan County are two chateaux style castles with Gothic design. This private, family-owned museum features more than 200 years of Ohio history than you can explore via self-guided tours. Tour one castle for $15 or both for $25 per person. Be sure to call ahead for hours of operation. The Mac-A-Cheek Castle is located at 10051 Township Road 47, West Liberty, OH 43357 and the Mac-O-Chee Castle is located at 2319 State Route 287, West Liberty, OH 43357.
4. GreatStone Castle Resorts (Sidney)
This historic mansion and stunning bed and breakfast in Sidney features a ballroom, conservatory, a spa and various other amenities in addition to the overnight suites. A stay here will make you feel like royalty. GreatStone Castle Resorts is located at 429 N Ohio Ave., Sidney, OH 45365.
5. The Chateau Laroche (Loveland)
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Also known as the Loveland Castle, this lovely little medieval structure was built by hand—brick by brick—by one man, Sir Harry Andrews. Today it is open for the public to view for $6 a person, and is operated by modern day knights. The Loveland Castle Museum is located at 12025 Shore Rd., Loveland, OH 45140.
6. 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.
7. The Castle (Marietta)
One of the best examples of Gothic Revival style architecture in Ohio, this historic (and beloved) home in Marietta is open to the public for tours and other events. Admission is $7 per person. Be sure to call ahead to schedule a group tour. The Castle is located at 418 Fourth Street
Marietta, OH 45750.
What do you think of this road trip? Would you take it? Let us know what you think!
For more Ohio road trip ideas, check out our previous article,
10 Unforgettable Road Trips To Take In Ohio Before You Die.