“You don’t have to go far to find a cozy room or cabin that serves as a home base for a walk in the woods, an evening swim or a quiet cocktail,” said Dianna Rom, regional director of sales and marketing for Ohio State Park Lodges. “And with Valentine’s Day falling on a Thursday this year, it’s easy to make a long weekend out of the most romantic day of the year.”
The lodges in Ohio’s state parks offer plenty of activities for couples, with all five featuring full-service restaurants and lounges perfect for a quiet and private dinner as well as indoor pools, fitness centers, game rooms and crackling fireplaces that attract guests on a nightly basis.
All of the parks have their own personalities and specialties. Punderson, for example, is located in Ohio’s “snowbelt” and features cross-country skiing and snow shoeing throughout the winter. Maumee Bay’s Trautman Nature Center offers state-of-the-art interpretive exhibits, interactive computer displays, an auditorium, and wildlife feeding stations visible from viewing windows. Mohican is known for its birds-of-prey demonstrations and for its proximity to Malabar Farm where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall exchanged their wedding vows. At Salt Fork the golf course is opened for sledding, and those hills that vex golfers all summer delight riders in the winter months. At Deer Creek guests have more than 3,100 acres which to explore by hiking or cross-country skiing.
Rates range from $107 to $132 per night per couple plus taxes. To reserve the Bed & Breakfast package in these state parks or for more information, visit the individual web sites* and use the promo code BNB.
Those who want to make the getaway even more special can add the Ohio State Park Lodges “Celebration Gift.” This gift features a bottle of Ohio’s own Firelands Riesling sparkling wine or a non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice, two etched glasses, a box of Harry London’s chocolates and a special note from the gift giver. The gift is available for $39.99 plus tax and can be ordered by calling 1-800-282-7275.
*For those interested in reserving a room at Punderson at a special rate, click HERE.