Maumee Bay Lodge Review: Photos and Video

Maumee Bay Lodge Review boardwalk hike

Maumee Bay State Park Lodge is one of those places that, once you’ve been, you immediately want to make a reservation to go back. And having never been until this spring, I can attest that I’m already checking my calendar to plan another one. So, what makes it so special? From dining to guest rooms to all the free onsite activities, here’s my full Maumee Bay Lodge review! Disclosure: we were graciously hosted by the fine folks at Great Ohio Lodges for the purpose of this review. All opinions are…

Punderson Manor Lodge – A Full Review with Photos & Video

punderson manor review

Punderson Manor Lodge is one of those places that, once you’ve been, you never forget. The look, the feel, the ambiance all give a back to nature with a quirky-historical vibe. So, what should you know when making plans to visit? Here’s my Punderson Manor Lodge review from rooms to dining and even a spooky happening!  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Great Ohio Lodges to give you the scoop on what makes Punderson Manor a great place for guests. All opinions are my own!  …

Salt Fork Lodge Review: Luxury and Affordability

Salt Fork Lodge Review: Outside back

If you love the outdoors and are from Ohio, you probably have heard of the Great Ohio Lodges. Each is located in an Ohio State Park and hands its own look and vibe. A couple of weeks ago, we hit the road to cover the four northwest lodges and learned so much about both the parks and the properties. Our first stop: Cambridge, Ohio, for a Salt Fork Lodge review. From guest rooms to dining to activities, here’s what you can expect when you visit.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted…

Why Burr Oak Lodge Is The Perfect Melding of Relaxation and Activity

Burr Oak Lodge lobby

Our third and final stop on our giant Great Ohio Lodges road trip (Hueston Woods and Shawnee came before it!) found us headed back towards home- and to Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center. Centered around Burr Oak Lake, the views of the Ohio State Park and so many family-friendly activities that we were kept pleasantly occupied, the lodge is a perfect respite for folks looking to have a laid back vacation with the opportunity to get out there and enjoy nature. Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by Shawnee Lodge…

Beautifully Away and Unplugged at Shawnee Lodge

Shawnee Lodge Valley View

Stop two on our tour of all three Great Ohio Lodges was Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center and very different from Hueston Woods Lodge & Conference Center. The Kid and I learned all about relaxing and unplugging- and even what it’s like to swim in the middle of a 63,000 acre forest! Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center to give you fine folks the scoop on what makes it so much fun for families. I was not asked to state a particular point of view…

5 Spectacular Reasons to Love Hueston Woods Lodge

Hueston Woods Lodge Dock

Let’s face facts: I love my creature comforts and enjoy the finer things in life. And you know what? I refuse to apologize for it. I love the outdoors when it involves a comfy bed surrounded by luxury and fun amenities and it’s even better when I don’t have to drive across the country to find that perfect melding. Visiting Hueston Woods Lodge & Conference Center (just shy of Cincinnati, Ohio) this month, I realized I can have the best of both worlds and a new way to connect with the outdoors-…