The Most Romantic Getaways in Ohio

From cozy cabins to posh city stays, this Midwestern state has it all.
21 Romantic Getaways in Ohio
Photo: The Dreamcatcher Treehouse, Salem / Airbnb
Beth Ann Mayer - The Knot Contributor.
Beth Ann Mayer
Beth Ann Mayer - The Knot Contributor.
Beth Ann Mayer
The Knot Contributor
  • Beth Ann writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, including venues, honeymoons and planning advice.
  • Beth Ann is a lifestyle freelance writer, with bylines on and
  • Prior to freelancing, Beth Ann was a writer and editor for Long Island Pulse Magazine.
Updated Sep 12, 2023
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When it comes to the perfect spot for a couple's getaway, Ohio is a hidden gem. At first blush, it doesn't have the same allure as the Caribbean's soft white sand or a 10-day vacation in Paris, the City of Love. But if you're short on time and want to go big on romance, Ohio has more trimmings than you might think.

The Buckeye State offers miles of Erie coastline made for taking in cool breezes during long hikes. Numerous large parks, including the sprawling Hocking Hills State Park, make for some of the best places to visit in Ohio, giving couples opportunities to reconnect with one another amid natural surroundings.

Ohio is also home to big cities like Cleveland, numerous pro sports teams and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The accommodations are equally diverse, from posh downtown luxury high-rises to quaint bed-and-breakfasts with home-away-from-home vibes. These 21 places are the ideal resting spots for a romantic getaway in Ohio.

Ohio Romantic Getaways in this Article:

Romantic Weekend Getaways in Ohio

A romantic Ohio getaway at Lafayette Hotel
Photo: Lafayette Hotel

Planning a great escape can be overwhelming, even if you aren't leaving the US. There are so many options for price points, accommodation styles and add-ons. Opting for hotels with romantic getaway packages eliminates the fuss, allowing you to enjoy the fun. Think stays with private heated swimming pools, chocolate-covered goodies and lots of vino.

Belamere Suites, Perrysburg

We see your desire for a romantic getaway in Ohio with a jacuzzi and raise you one with a heated indoor swimming pool. At Belamere Suites, an adults-only hotel designed for couples, suites have pools, whirlpool tubs with room for two, cozy fireplaces and saunas. An anniversary package includes rose petals in a heart shape on your bed, pre-lit candles, and early check-in and late check-out for an extended stay. A couples massage can be added to any booking. Though leaving your suite is unnecessary, Perrysburg is located less than two hours from Cleveland.

Things to Do: The Toledo Repertoire Theater, Toledo Museum of Art, The Shops at Fallen Timbers, Funny Bone Comedy Club and W.W. Knight Nature Preserve.

12200 Williams Road, Perrysburg, OH, 43551

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Lafayette Hotel, Marietta

Situated in Marietta, a city with a small-town feel in Southeastern Ohio, Lafayette Hotel is across the street from the Ohio River. Established in 1918 during the Riverboat Era, the hotel is a landmark with refined rooms furnished with dark wooden furniture. A half-mile from Marietta College and the downtown area, the hotel offers easy access to bustling spots. But numerous romance packages are made for couples looking to step away from the action. A signature one includes chocolate-covered strawberries and bubbly. It also has packages for cooler months, making it one of the best spots for a romantic winter getaway in Ohio. Perks can include tickets to the hotel's Saturday comedy club, breakfast and dinner for two.

Things to Do: Trolley Tours, Marietta Castle, Campus Martius Museum and Marietta River Trail.

101 Front Street, Marietta, OH 45750

4.1 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake boasts a casual ambiance and easy access to popular attractions, making it a fuss-free spot with some welcome frills. It's along Lake Erie and less than a mile from Geneva Park and Old Mill Winery. Rooms have lakefront views. A sweetheart package includes an overnight stay complete with chocolate and The Lodge Riesling. The glasses it comes with? Those are yours to keep. Other romantic weekend getaway packages include guided tours of local wineries and dining options.

Things to Do: The Lodge's Wine Shuttle, rent a bike, zipline, Old Mill Winery and Geneva Park.

4888 North Broadway, Geneva-On-The-Lake, OH 44041

4.4 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Best Resorts in Ohio for a Couples Getaway

A romantic spa experience at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
Photo: Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

You won't find traditional all-inclusive resorts in Ohio. But sometimes, straying from "typical" is a good thing. From cabin accommodations to uber-luxurious digs, these Buckeye State resorts offer something for every pair.

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Sandusky

Adrenaline-loving couples, consider Kalahari Resorts and Conventions your slice of paradise in Ohio. The Sandusky-based resort near Lake Eerie features water slides and rides. About an hour's drive from Cleveland, it also offers the chance to spend a day in the city. There's plenty to do on-site: Aside from the amusement park, a salon and spa offer facials and massages, and shops provide a chance to indulge in retail therapy. Approachable dining options include a bar and grill and an Italian joint, and pizza can also be delivered to your room for a relaxed dinner for two.

Things to Do: Cedar Point Amusement Park, Merry-Go-Round Museum, Sandusky Underground Railroad Tour, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center and Lagoon Deer Park.

7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, Oregon

Maumee Bay Lodge is as unstuffy as they come—it's a relaxed resort with lodge rooms, cabins and marina slips. Situated within the sprawling 1,336-acre Maumee Bay State Park and featuring Lake Erie vistas, Maumee Bay Lodge is a quiet escape for couples seeking a stay rooted in natural beauty. Some cabins have hot tubs and fireplaces. Good news for couples who are also pet parents: Maumee Bay Lodge knows the best family vacations also include furry friends—pet-friendly accommodations are available.

Things to Do: Maumee Bay Golf Course (seasonal), Maumee Bay State Park, Toledo Zoo, Cedar Point Amusement Park and Toledo Museum.

1750 State Park Road, Oregon, OH 43616-5800

4.2 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Best Spa Resorts in Ohio for Couples

Romantic honeymoon location at  Landoll's Mohican Castle
Photo: Courtesy of Landoll's Mohican Castle

Sometimes, pairs seek less action and more TLC during their couples retreat. A spa resort offers the perfect antidote to today's screen-filled world, using dim lights and an array of multi-sensory treatments to put guests in a perpetual state of bliss. That's why you're seeking a couple's getaway, right?

Gervasi Vineyard Resort and Spa, Canton

Considered one of Canton's top attractions for its toast-worthy vinos and lively vibes, Gervasi Vineyard Resort and Spa offers guests a chance to stay the weekend and receive luxury spa treatments. The resort has numerous accommodation options. Couples can choose from Tuscan-inspired villas (suites) with fireplaces. Pairs may also spring for the standalone farmhouse, set in a restored 1830s home with a romantic wrap-around patio ideal for catching vineyard sunsets. A celebratory life package includes a chilled bottle of prosecco imported from Italy and sweet homemade treats. The massive 5,000-square-foot luxury spa has a private suite and special packages for twosomes that can include couples massages, chromotherapy and refreshments between treatments.

Things to Do: Yoga in the Pavilion at Gervasi Vineyards (seasonal), Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton Classic Car Museum and Canton Palace Theatre.

1700 55th Street NE, Canton, OH 44721

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Landoll's Mohican Castle, Loudonville

Landoll's Mohican Castle epitomizes old-world charm. Period-style rooms have four-poster beds and fireplaces designed for all the snuggling. But modern relaxation also reigns supreme. Spa packages can include couples massages, picnic lunches for two, rose petals and bath salts. Off the grounds, Loudonville is known for being Ohio's canoe capitol—consider teaming up to row a boat, weather permitting. Nearby Mohican State Park offers rentals.

Things to Do: Mohican State Park, Ugly Bunny Winery, Cleo Redd Fisher Museum and Ohio Theater (Opera House).

561 Township Road 3352, Loudonville, OH

3.6 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Kelleys Island Venture Resort, Kelleys Island

Accessible by ferry or boat, Kelleys Island offers a true escape—this resort is the only one you'll find on the island. Kelleys Island Venture Resort mixes a boutique hotel's individuality with a resort's luxury. Situated on the south shore of Kelleys Island, guests can choose from 31 suites, each with amenities like mini kitchen appliances. During warmer months, the pool and outdoor hot tub are surrounded by a courtyard garden bursting with beautiful blooms. Bike rentals and charcoal grills are also available—perfect for outdoorsy couples.

Things to Do: Glacial Grooves State Memorial, Kelleys Island State Park, Scheele Preserve and Charles Herndon Gallery and Sculpture Garden.

441 West Lakeshore Drive, Kelleys Island, OH, 43438

3.7 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Lakehouse Inn Resort, Geneva

The Lakehouse Inn Resort is a homey lakeside resort that seamlessly blends luxury with B&B vibes. Down-to-earth rooms include fireplaces that set the stage for intimate retreats. Guests can choose between rooms, spacious suites and cottages. Romantic packages abound—one date-night package comes complete with an overnight stay and a couples massage. There are also packages for mini-moons and babymoons, and a more standard celebration package with bubbly included. The resort also makes small-batch wines to boot. As for the surrounding area, the resort is set in Geneva-on-the-Lake in northwestern Ohio. It's about an hour from Cleveland but feels like a world away, with nature-based outdoor activities like kayaking and paddleboarding during warmer months.

Things to Do: Tour covered bridges, Allison's Mini-Golf, Geneva State Park, Lights on the Lake (winter holiday season), Brant's Apple Orchard and the Geneva-on-the-Lake Strip.

5653 Lake Road East, Geneva, OH 44041

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Romantic Hotels in Cleveland, Ohio

The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland for your romantic Ohio honeymoon
Photo: Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland

Ohio is full of Midwest charm and idyllic lakeside settings. The appeal extends to Cleveland. Though not the capital—or even the largest city in the state (both of those distinctions go to Columbus)—Cleveland has some of the most famous attractions in Ohio. Notably, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, MLB's Cleveland Guardians, NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and the NFL's Cleveland Browns. The area's romantic hotels? Also a slam dunk.

Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower

Set in the heart of the city's lively downtown area, the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower is a four-minute stroll from the Cleveland Convention Center. Refined rooms offer beds made for sinking into after a day spent seeing all the sights. Some offer lake and NFL stadium vistas—a score for sports-loving pairs. A third-floor day spa provides side-by-side couples massages in a private room. Couples can also sweat together in fitness classes that include spin, HIIT and yoga.

Things to Do: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland Convention Center, guided downtown tour, neighborhood food tour and brewery tour.

1360 W. Mall Drive, Cleveland, OH 44114

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Hilton Cleveland Downtown

A city-chic high-rise hotel with sweeping Lake Erie views, the Hilton Cleveland Downtown is essentially a gateway to the city. It's directly connected to the Convention Center and less than a mile from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, providing couples easy access to some of the city's most prominent attractions. An indoor pool and fitness center allow for wellness maintenance. The hotel's polished bar and restaurant offers terrace wining and dining.

Things to Do: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, food tour, hidden sights and stops of Cleveland tour and Cleveland Museum of Art.

100 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44114

4.6 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland

This upscale hotel allows couples to indulge in a luxury stay close to some of the state's best-known attractions. Case in point: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 1.2 miles from The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland. Wake up to lake or city vistas and sunlight pouring through the large windows in posh rooms outfitted with luxe linens. The weather can vary in Ohio, but guests here will have an indoor pathway to the Tower City Center shops. Use of the fitness center, complete with Peloton bikes, is complimentary.

Things to Do: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tower City Center, West Side Market, smartphone-guided walking tour, Cleveland History Center, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Progressive Field and Cleveland Browns Stadium.

1515 W. 3rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44113-1403

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Bed and Breakfasts in Ohio

Mill House Bed and Breakfast for the best Ohio honeymoon
Photo: Mill House Bed and Breakfast

Luxury hotels and lakeside resorts offer numerous perks. But the charming feel of a bed-and-breakfast can inspire a return to a simpler life. The spots below are set in quiet surroundings, allowing pairs to lean into their love. Home-cooked breakfasts and cozy fireplaces round out the bliss.

Arthur Morgan House, Yellow Springs

Arthur Morgan House is the lone B&B in downtown Yellow Springs, a small Dayton-area village less than an hour from Columbus. Homemade breakfast crafted from organic local produce is served daily, and a living room with a fireplace is perfect for mixing and mingling with other guests—an authentic homey feel. Speaking of which, the rooms offer opportunities for a refreshingly unplugged stay. You won't find phones or TVs inside, allowing couples to truly talk to one another.

Things to Do: Downtown Yellow Springs, Little Miami Scenic Bike Path, Little Art Theater, Chamber Music Yellow Springs, Antioch College, Glen Helen's Trailside Museum, John Bryan State Park, Clifton Gorge and Young's Jersey Dairy.

120 W. Limestone Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

4.9 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, Millersburg

Housed in a converted barn on a six-acre farm, The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a go-to for romantic getaways in Amish Country. Pairs who book king- or queen-sized suites can indulge in a couples massage. Some suites have jacuzzis and fireplaces, the latter operating seasonally in the fall through the early spring. Just the sight of both adds to a suite's warmth. Daily breakfast is cooked right in the inn's kitchen and served in a country-style dining room.

Things to Do: Amish Home at Yoders, Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center/Behaltm, Ashery Country Store, The Farm at Walnut Creek, Guggisberg Cheese and Ohio Star Theater.

6838 County Road 203, Millersburg, OH 44654

4.9 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Mill House Bed and Breakfast, Grand Rapids

Situated along the banks of the Maumee River, Mill House Bed and Breakfast was once a steam-powered flour mill built in 1898. It's known for its cozy beds and amiable service. Intimate rooms are uniquely furnished and decorated. All offer private baths. Some have fireplaces and canal views. The B&B is quiet and serene, offering a true escape from everyday life and allowing couples to slow down together. The idyllic appeal extends once you leave the grounds—the Mill House Bed and Breakfast is part of Grand Rapids, a small village with fewer than 1,000 residents.

Things to Do: Isaac R. Ludwig Historical Mill, Wild Side Brewing, Beaver Creek Preserve and Majestic Oak Winery.

24070 Front Street, Grand Rapids, OH 43522

4.9 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Romantic Inns in Ohio

A romantic cottagecore getaway at The Inn at Honey Run
Photo: The Inn at Honey Run

Like bed-and-breakfasts, romantic Ohio inns give couples a true escape from everyday stresses but with service and accommodations that are anything but cookie-cutter. Rooms are individually decorated, allowing for optimal customization. And the welcoming staff keep the vibes as cozy as the rooms (which often have fireplaces).

The Inn at Honey Run, Millersburg

An Amish Country getaway for more than 40 years, The Inn at Honey Run is surrounded by serenity. The adults-only accommodations give way to true peace and quiet, and the wooded hills instantly put couples in a tranquil state of mind. Amenities along the 56-acre property include hiking trails for sunrise strolls and enhancements like buggy rides, bottles of bubbly and bouquets to fall head over heels for. A "romance and daybreak" package includes breakfast for two in bed.

Things to Do: Victorian House Museum, Behalt at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center, downtown Berlin and Walnut Creek Flea Market.

6920 County Road, 203, Millersburg, OH 44654

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, Logan

The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls is a stone's throw away from the behemoth Hocking Hills State Park. Inside, the spot proves Ohio guests don't need to choose between approachable and upscale. Lodging options include cottages and log cabins, two of which were constructed in the 1840s. The inn's open kitchen allows guests to chat amongst themselves as their made-from-scratch meals are prepared. Breakfast is complimentary. The spa—set in a log cabin for a truly unique ambiance—offers couples massages and half-day packages. A "rekindle the romance" getaway package includes two nights in a cottage, complete with late-night snacks, a bottle of wine and 60-minute massages.

Things to Do: Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave and Hocking Hills Winery

21190 State Route 374 Logan, OH 43138

4.6 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Historic Buxton Inn, Granville

This elegant spot dating back to 1812 is a hop, skip and jump away from Denison University, giving Historic Buxton Inn college-town appeal. A kitchen fire damaged the upscale restaurant, but guests raised a glass to the return of the tavern for spirits in April 2023. The inn has 25 guest rooms and suites—small, but couples won't feel obligated to get to know their neighbors if they'd rather focus on one another. Some rooms have fireplaces and chandeliers.

Things to Do: Newark Earthworks, Shops at Easton, Denison University, Dillon Lake State Park, Bryn Du Mansion, Robbins Hunter Museum and Lake Hudson

313 E. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023

3.7 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Unique Vacation Rentals in Ohio

A romantic getaway at The Dreamcatcher Treehouse, Salem
Photo: The Dreamcatcher Treehouse, Salem / Airbnb

Outside of traditional hotels and inns, romantic retreats in Ohio can include cabin rentals or stays at an Airbnb or Vrbo. Couples can customize their accommodations to their preferences, whether they opt for a secluded log cabin in the woods or a dreamy treehouse.

"The Dreamcatcher" Treehouse, Salem

This intimate hideaway set on a suspension bridge exudes whimsical charm at every turn. You'll get a bird's eye view of a rolling creek and picturesque ravine from your perch. Floor-to-ceiling windows let the sunlight pour in and ensure you can view your scenic surroundings without ever leaving the treehouse. An oversized hot tub is ideal for relaxing in one another's arms, and a glass fire pit is perfect for winding down each night.

Things to Do: Quaker City Motorsports Park, Kast Iron Sodaworks and Salem Twin Cinema.

4.99 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Bold and The Beautiful Apartment, Cleveland

Luxury hotels abound in Cleveland. But for something with a customized style, opt for an Airbnb. This one-bedroom apartment is light and airy, with large windows and cozy sofas. But make no mistake—you're in the city—and the skyline view serves as a constant and fun reminder of that. Guests can access a kitchen, washer, dryer and one private bathroom in the unit. Bonus: Parking is free.

Things to Do: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Progressive Field, Cleveland Brown Stadium and Southern Tier Brewing Company.

4.76 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Cowboy Trail Cabin, Hocking Hills

Rustic meets chic at this elegant wood cabin that made its debut in 2023. A full kitchen features granite countertops, ideal for making a dinner for two that can be enjoyed on a back deck with a hot tub. A charcoal grill and cozy sitting area made for watching the sun rise and set are also located out back. Inside, a wooden fireplace can be viewed from the bed or loveseat, offering options for snuggling close. The cabin is close to outdoorsy area attractions like Old Man's Cave and Hocking Hills State Park.

Things to Do: Old Man's Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave and Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve.

4.8 Star Rating | Read Reviews

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