How to Plan the Best Weekend Getaway from Columbus, Ohio

We’ve outlined everything you need to plan the ideal Weekend Getaway from Columbus, OH, from outdoor adventures to pampering spa days. There is a lot to love about living in the city. However, we all need to escape our day-to-day routine now and then. Check out our ultimate itinerary for planning the perfect weekend trip!

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Top 3 Things to Do During the Perfect Weekend Getaway From Columbus, OH

How to Get to the Lakehouse Inn

Travel Time: 2 hours and 55 minutes | Distance: 189.3 miles  

The quickest way to get from Columbus, OH, to The Lakehouse Inn is to hop on I-71 N and follow it all the way to Geneva!  

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1. Have Fun in the Great Outdoors

If you plan a weekend getaway from the city, you are likely looking for a way to unplug. Luckily, when you plan a trip to Geneva-on-the-Lake, you will find plenty of ways to relax, destress, and enjoy nature and the great outdoors.  

  • Winter welcomes ice fishing and snow sculpting.  
  • Summer is great for refreshing swims in the beautiful Lake Erie.  
  • Autumn is a beautiful time to enjoy the grape harvest season.  
  • And spring is perfect for long bike rides through the parks.  

For more recommendations on parks and outdoor recreation, read our blog on the best parks near Geneva-on-the-Lake. 

2. Pamper Yourself at the Spa

A trip to the spa is always a fantastic compliment to a day well spent in the outdoors. Whether your skin is thirsting for a facial or your body is aching for a deep-tissue massage, our onsite spa at The Lakehouse Inn has everything you need to come back home feeling completely rejuvenated!  

If you plan to indulge at the spa during your visit to The Lakehouse Inn, we recommend taking advantage of our spa specials. 

3. Enjoy the Best Food

If your idea of the perfect weekend getaway from Columbus, OH, includes wine tasting and enjoying the freshest farm-to-table foods in Northeast Ohio, then Geneva-on-the-Lake won’t disappoint. Our guests can enjoy wines from our winery at the Lakehouse Inn. Whether you are craving a full-bodied red or a light and refreshing white, you will find it all on our menu! 

In addition, our very own restaurant, Crosswinds Grille, features brilliant menus that change with the seasons. However, savory charcuterie boards, local cheeses, freshly pickled vegetables, and wood-fired pizzas are always on the menu! Remember to save room for dessert. You won’t find cuisine like this anywhere else in Geneva-on-the-Lake. 

Stay in the Middle of It All

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Now that you know everything about planning the perfect getaway from Columbus, OH, to Geneva-on-the-Lake, it’s time to decide where to stay. If you are looking for easy access to all of these great attractions, look no further than the Lakehouse Inn! Our property is only a few steps away from the beautiful Lake Erie.

When you book your stay, you can look forward to indulging at our spa, enjoying wine each evening from our winery, and completing the night with a farm-to-table dinner at our onsite restaurant, Crosswinds GrilleWe can’t wait to host you at The Lakehouse Inn!

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