Ohio winters can be cold, with average temperatures in the low thirties. The state also gets its share of snow. Many couples find that winter is the perfect time for a romantic getaway in Ohio. Some like to embrace the joys of winter weather before snuggling up in front of a warm fireplace, while others are happy to hibernate in their suite as much as possible.
Ultimate Couple Time
If your idea of the perfect romantic getaway is to forget the cold weather outside and just enjoy a night or two of private couple time, the HideAway Country Inn in Bucyrus is a good choice. The inn, which is approximately one hour north of Columbus, specializes in romantic getaways, offering a “Stuck in Ohio Winter Getaway” and several “For Lovers Only” packages.
Choose from one of the inn’s six luxury loft suites, all with a fireplace and Jacuzzi. At your request, you can have champagne, roses and candles waiting in your room. After a romantic, candlelit dinner at the onsite restaurant, return to your suite for a couples massage. In the morning, you’ll enjoy breakfast delivered to your room, as well as a late checkout.
HideAway Country Inn 1601 State Route 4 Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-3013 hideawayinn.com
Ski and Stay
Couples who enjoy spending time out in the cold, snowy weather before heading inside for romance should consider a winter getaway in Mansfield, know as the “Ski Capital of Ohio.” Snow Trails Winter Resort has 15 trails, with a longest run of 2,000 feet. Located between Cleveland and Columbus, the resort uses man-made snow to ensure optimal ski conditions all winter.
After a day on the slopes, ski right up to the door of your private cottage at the Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages, located adjacent to Snow Trails. The inn offers a romantic getaway package with a feather bed, “sweetheart breakfast” and silk rose petals in the room. You can request a couples massage in the room, then enjoy an evening alone. All cottages have an electric fireplace and Jacuzzi.
Snow Trails Winter Resort 3100 Possum Run Road Mansfield, OH 44903 800-644-6754 snowtrails.com
Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages 3230 O’Possum Run Road Mansfield, OH 44903 419-756-2200 sprucehillinn.com
Step Back in Time
Ohio’s Amish Country is a popular destination for couples. The Red Maple Inn, located less than one hour east of Cleveland in Geauga County’s Amish community, offers an ideal setting for a winter getaway. This AAA Four Diamond Award-winning inn has 17 rooms and one suite, all with Jacuzzi. Corner rooms with fireplace and balcony have a view of the surrounding countryside. A deluxe continental breakfast is included, and in-room massages are available.
After check-in on a Friday or Saturday evening, enjoy complimentary wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres, then head down the road for a romantic moonlight sleigh ride. Ma and Pa’s Gift Shack offers couples-only rides by reservation every winter weekend, weather permitting. After the ride, have some hot chocolate, coffee and cookies by the fire in Ma and Pa’s 1820s log cabin before heading back to your room at the Red Maple Inn.
Red Maple Inn 14707 South Cheshire (Route 700) Burton, OH 44021 440-834-8334 redmapleinn.com
Ma & Pa's Gift Shack 15161 Main Market Road (S.R. 422) Burton, Ohio (Troy Township) 44021 440-548-5521 maandpas.com