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16 Most Romantic Getaways in Ohio For a Dreamy Escape

Liam Carter
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In a state with bustling cities with all the modern amenities and small towns and villages scattered across a gorgeous rural landscape, as well as beaches, rivers, lakes, and dense forests teeming with wildlife, there can never be a shortage of romantic getaways in Ohio.

I could have gone on for days listing countless romantic sights to see and things to do and experience in Ohio, but I hope my choice I finally settled on will encourage you to visit some of these romantic places nature has crammed into this magic state.

Each of these venues and places listed on this post has its own character, constantly changing with each season, but what they all have in common is that they can all be enjoyed virtually all year round. 

Whether you’re sun tanning on a beach on some pretty lakeshore retreat on a hot summer day, ambling through a lush forest, or sitting around the fireplace in some secluded log cabin with a bottle of wine, Ohio has it all.

Perhaps you can also seek out your own romantic getaway spots. That should not be too difficult in Ohio.

16 Most Romantic Getaways in Ohio For a Dreamy Escape

1. Cherry Ridge Retreat Luxury Cabins

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Situated in the heart of Hocking Hills and hidden within a 140-acre forest teeming with deer and other wildlife, Cherry Ridge Retreat luxury cabins provide the perfect setting for romantic getaways in Ohio all year round.  

Each cabin is secluded, providing couples complete privacy to enjoy the facilities, which include a private pool, hot tub, fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, and all the modern amenities. 

Groomed game trails start from your door, winding through the lush landscape dotted with flowing streams, fish ponds, waterside gazebos, bird-watching decks, and picnic areas for guests to relax, surrounded only by nature.

Just a few miles away, Hocking Hills State Park offers more gorgeous trails to Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, Conkel’s Hollow, and other natural jewels of Ohio.

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2. Inn of Chagrin

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Conveniently situated at Chagrin Falls on the outskirts of Cleveland, barely a stone’s throw from the Chagrin Waterfall, the Inn of Chagrin offers perfect couple getaways in Ohio in more ways than one. 

It provides a peaceful and romantic quiet-town feel surrounded by the natural beauty of the river and scenic falls, with downtown Cleveland a mere short drive away.

The falls are the main attraction, with paths leading to many viewpoints, while the town is filled with quaint shops, cafes, and restaurants, perfect for a quiet and romantic stroll through its streets.

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3. Landoll’s Mohican Castle

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If you’re looking for a truly unique experience combining a little romance in a medieval castle setting with a touch of mystique and the paranormal, Landoll’s Mohican Castle, situated about 80 miles southwest of Cleveland, is the place for you.

Each room is uniquely furnished with old castle-inspired decor while providing all the modern amenities, plus whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces. 

Some have four-poster beds, private balconies, and garden access. A self-contained stone cottage named the “Macbeth” provides an even more unique experience, being the “most haunted” cottage in the complex.

Horse-drawn carriage tours through the forest add an extra air of romance, while cemetery and ghost-themed tours through the castle are truly unforgettable.

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4. Mohicans Treehouse Resort

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Fancy a romantic getaway in Ohio high up in a forest canopy surrounded only by nature? The Mohican Treehouse Resort, just two miles away, is the place for you.

You can spend your entire stay up in your hideaway, taking scenic walks in the lush forest and spending the evenings around your campfire.

Nearby attractions are Pleasant Hill Lake, the Mohican Valley Trail, the Mohican State Park, and Findley State Park, which provide beautiful scenery, hiking, wildlife viewing, swimming, and boating.

This is also a wedding venue, so it’s best to book at least three months ahead to secure a treehouse or cottage.

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5. Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek

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Just a few miles to the east, set amongst the rolling hills in the heart of Amish Country, Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek provides a good base to explore the region for one of the most romantic weekend getaways in Ohio. 

While this 4-star Victorian-style inn offers all the modern comforts and breathtaking views of the surrounding farmlands, it is the elegant and intricate décor and furniture of the local Amish craftsmen that add warmth and a small-town charm.

Nestled amongst the Amish farmlands and village of Walnut Creek, you’ll find nostalgic shops, farm stalls, and markets selling unique Amish-crafted furniture, jewelry, clothing, unique gifts and accessories, and, of course, yummy homemade chocolates. 

Local produce is available everywhere, as well as many quaint bistros, delis, ice cream shops, and restaurants.

Altogether, it is a truly wonderful place for some of the most peaceful couple getaways in Ohio. 

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6. Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls

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Nestled in the woods on the edge of the Hocking Hills State Park and a stone’s throw from the picturesque Cedar Falls, a variety of self-contained luxury cottages, log cabins, yurts, and geodomes provide the perfect setting for some of the most serene Ohio getaways for couples.  

The complex also offers a picnic area, outdoor furniture, fireplace, and barbeque facilities, as well as on-site dining for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. 

A variety of spa treatments for individuals and couples provide the ultimate relaxation after a walk on the numerous nature trails leading to the falls and other scenic attractions surrounding the inn.

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7. Timber Trails Cabins

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Also situated near Hocking Hills, a mile or so from Logan, a collection of luxury timber cabins set deep in the forest is another perfect couple’s getaway in Ohio to escape the bustle of city life. 

Their cozy and super romantic cabins are equipped with a kitchen, hot tub, fireplace, and access to a fish pond, and all boast spectacular views all year round.

With state parks with beautiful nature trails, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls nearby, couples could enjoy tons of outdoor activities, leisurely and breathtaking sightseeing, or just choose to hang out around the lodge, taking in the peace the forest provides. 

The lodge is also close to several dining options in and around Logan, a mere few miles away.

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8. Lytle Park Hotel Autograph Collection

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If featherbeds, luxury linen, elegant furnishings, marble bathrooms, and all the modern gadgets and amenities are your style, there’s no finer place for couples to enjoy romantic getaways in Ohio than at the Lytle Park Hotel in downtown Cincinnati.

You could choose to be a romantic recluse, not leaving the hotel spoiling your partner with all the luxuries, fine-dining at their classy restaurant, sipping cocktails at the lobby bar, or breaking a sweat together at their fitness center. 

You could also visit some of the nearby attractions, such as the Newport Aquarium, the numerous galleries and museums, and the Freedom Center, or take a romantic riverboat cruise along the Ohio River.

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9. The Inn at Honey Run Millersburg

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Situated 65 miles southwest of Cleveland, this classy adults-only retreat is completely surrounded by woodlands teeming with birdlife, a few miles from the village of Millersburg. 

A range of secluded lodging options offers spacious living, an outdoor deck and hot tub, a fireplace, and an up-market on-site restaurant, all encircled by nature, providing the most memorable romantic getaways in Ohio.

You could enjoy scenic trails and picnics in their 56-acre wooded property and open-air art museum, go on an authentic Amish carriage ride, and visit a number of wineries, breweries, and Amish country shops nearby. 

Or you could just spend a romantic night in your honeycomb suite around the fireside, disconnecting from the bustle of city life.

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10. Hampton Inn Tiffin

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Being part of the Hilton brand, Hampton Inn provides 3-star Hilton lodging without having to break the bank. 

Situated just outside Tiffin, about 55 miles southeast of Toledo, it is a good base to explore the historic town and surrounding area and also provides one of the finest romantic Ohio getaways.

Hampton Inn comes with all the mod creature comforts, an indoor swimming pool, and a free buffet breakfast in their on-site restaurant. 

Nearby attractions for romantic couples to enjoy include a short ride to downtown Tiffin, catching a show at the Ritz Theatre, visiting several museums and parks, or riding along the picturesque riverside.

The town is filled with many independent retail shops and small, unique dining establishments.

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11. Fern Spring Cabin

Cabin Retreat on quiet back road in Amish Country with hot tub in Ohio
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If peace, solitude, and slow rural life are what you’re looking for to enjoy one of the most romantic getaways in Ohio, Fern Spring Cabin is the place for you and your loved one to head. 

Situated a few minutes southeast of Baltic in the middle of Amish country, a choice of one or two-room cottages with wrap-around porches surrounded by rural woodlands provide total privacy and solitude.

Nearby attractions are the winery and several shopping and dining options at Baltic and Sugar Creek, the historic Park, the Museum, and Lake Park at Gnadenhutten. 

No romantic getaway in Ohio can be complete without a visit to the Coblentz Chocolate Company at Walnut Creek, just a few more miles away.

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12. The Red Hickory Cabin

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Also nestled in the woods close to the Hocking Hills State Parks, Wayne National Forest, and downtown Logan, this massive cabin with a fully-equipped kitchen, living and dining area, open loft, deck, and private hot tub is ideally situated to provide some of the best romantic getaways in Ohio.

TV, free Wi-Fi, and Blu-ray player, as well as all other amenities, come standard, but it’s the peace and tranquillity provided by the forest that shines above all else here. 

The perfect place to unwind and forget the world with just you and your loved one.

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13. Lakehouse Inn Geneva

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Situated 50 miles west of Cleveland on the Lake Erie shoreline, Lakehouse Inn just has to be amongst the romantic Ohio getaways at any time of year. 

Set in meticulously landscaped gardens, this gem offers the perfect escape with all the amenities thrown in and beautiful lakeside patios to watch sunrise and sunsets across the lake. 

Include a farm-to-table restaurant, private winery, and spa to be pampered; romantic Ohio getaways don’t get much better than that.

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14. Lodge at Geneva

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A stone’s throw away is another lakeside gem to enjoy sublime romantic getaways in Ohio all year round. 

A hundred and nine modern rooms are beautifully furnished with fitted kitchens, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a terrace patio on the water’s edge. 

Guests also have free use of bicycles to explore the lake shoreline and picturesque surroundings.

The entire southern shore is packed with green spaces, perfect for a stroll or picnic with sublime views of the lake, with a multitude of cafes, bars, wineries, and restaurants to share a romantic dinner or evening cocktail.

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15. The Grand Resort

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Situated on the outskirts of Warren in northeastern Ohio, this resort has all the services, features, and amenities with all the bells and whistles you can ever want, providing a perfect couple getaway. 

Stylishly furnished suites, an Olympic-sized pool to lounge around and swim in, a beautiful restaurant, and a full-on spa to be pampered. 

And if that’s not enough, you get free access to the luxurious Avalon Country Club with three golf courses, tennis courts, and loads more dining options.

Once you tire of lapping in this luxurious lifestyle, the beautiful Mosquito Lake and State Park is a mere 15-minute drive away.

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16. The Glidden House

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Situated within University Circle, Cleveland’s cultural hub, Glidden House is a unique boutique hotel that combines a rich mix of old-time classic elegance, French Gothic architecture, and contemporary luxury. 

Throw in all the modern amenities and first-class service, and you have the perfect setting for a most romantic getaway in Ohio.

Its location also offers quick and easy access to many of the city’s attractions, such as the Botanical Gardens, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History, and, of course, the Severance Music Center, where the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra regularly performs magical concerts.

The Wade Lagoon and park next door is a wonderful setting for a romantic stroll, particularly during cherry blossom time. 

There is also no shortage of eclectic shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants within walking distance to enjoy a quiet stroll, a quick bite, or a romantic dinner.

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I hope these romantic escapes in Ohio will inspire you to book an incredibly romantic weekend getaway with your significant other. Happy travels!