A Room With A (Lake) View
Lake Erie Hotels, Resorts and Cottages
Ah, summer. Listen to the waves crashing on the sandy beaches while seagulls coast overhead. Welcome to America's North Coast - Cleveland's Lake Erie.
As the warmest, shallowest and most biologically productive of all the Great Lakes, Lake Erie creates a relaxing backdrop for fishing, swimming, boating and some afternoon beach fun. Then again, there's also kayaking, jet skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing and, the unexpected activity, surfing.
No matter how you enjoy your version of Lake Erie, there's nothing better than relaxing at a lakefront hotel, resort or B&B. Because, really, what better way to practice mindfulness than in Mother Nature's very own Zen retreat?
Check out some of these favorite lakefront locales:
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake: Situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie, near Geneva State Park in the heart of Ohio wine country, the Lodge offers 109 rooms and suites with amenities like a restaurant, pool, bar and - our fave - a shuttle bus through wine country. This four-star vacation destination is a natural for romantic escapes, but also meetings, conventions and groups.
The Lakehouse Inn & Winery : Find paradise (complete with its own winery, day spa and restaurant) at this small inn, cozy cottages and beach house featuring contemporary décor and stunning Lake Erie views.
Kelley's Island Venture Resort © Lake Erie Shores & Islands
Kelleys Island Venture Resort: Situated on a laid-back Lake Erie Island, this all-suite hotel offers a multitude of contemporary rooms, an outdoor pool, bikes to ride around the island and endless Lake Erie views.
A Water's Edge Retreat : This three-story Queen Anne Victorian house if a lakefront B & B offering unobstructed views of Lake Erie in all directions. It's the perfect place to lounge, watch the sun rise, listen to the waves crash and dangle your feet in the water.
Cedar Point Hotel Breakers
Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point: Expanded earlier this year, Hotel Breakers is a classic resort with 669 guest rooms and suites - many of which boast waterfront views. Although originally built in 1905, the resort offers complimentary wi-fi, a Starbucks, four indoor restaurants, a beachfront bar, two outdoor pools and fire pits. It's also located just steps away from Cedar Point Amusement Park.
Sawmill Creek Resort: This 240-room lodge-style resort features three restaurants, a marina, shops, pools, a lakefront sand beach, a 500-acre nature preserve and an 18-hole golf course.
Other Points West
Photo © Cottages at The Water's Edge
Cottages at The Water's Edge : This lakefront vacation spot in Vermilion, Ohio consists of ten charming cottages, as well as a lake house and a guesthouse. The evolution of this unique property began with the opening of a small store in the late 1800s. Over the decades, various owners reconfigured the business into summer rental properties that guests continue to enjoy today
Marblehead Lite Bed & Breakfast: Providing a peaceful respite, the Marblehead Lite Bed & Breakfast is steps from the historic Marblehead Lighthouse on Lake Erie. This getaway offers two rooms, a private bath, fireplace, wi-fi, satellite TV and a full breakfast.
If you're still feeling the #LakeErieLove, head on over to our friends at Lake Erie Shores & Islands where you learn about vacationing on a resort-style island, in an action-packed vacation town and in quaint lakefront villages and communities.
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