CLEVELAND — You don't have to venture far to find a romantic getaway near Northeast Ohio. In fact, one of the country's most romantic hotels sits within a two-hour drive, while other inns, cabins and castles provide beautiful backdrops for some alone time with your significant other.
Check out the list below for five romantic stays within three hours of Cleveland.
Believe it or not, this Perrysburg spot is considered one the most romantic stays in the country. TripAdvisor has deemed Belamere Suites the top-rated romantic hotel in the U.S. Many rooms have private, in-suite swimming pools, whirlpool tubs and fire places, a perfect setting for couples to unwind.
Where: 12200 Williams Road, Perrysburg
How far: 1 hour and 50 minutes from Cleveland
What guests are saying: "Loved the grand royal suite. Has everything you need. We didn’t want to leave! The pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and shower were phenomenal. Blew our expectations out of the water. We will definitely be back!" — via user ablanton on TripAdvisor
You don't have to be a wine lover to appreciate Gervasi's offerings, but their reds and whites just might convert you into a fan. Guests can choose to stay at the romantic Tuscan-inspired villas with luxury suites, the new boutique inn or the restored farmhouse meant for group stays.
Gervasi's dining options range from upscale Italian cuisine to pizzas and casual American fare. Popular activities include winery tours, wine tastings and cooking classes.
Where: 1700 55th St. NE, Canton
How far: 1 hour from Cleveland
What guests are saying: "Came here for a little anniversary getaway and this place was perfect. Our room was cozy and the fireplace was perfect. The grounds were very pretty and we are talking about going back in the summer so we can enjoy them more. We ate at the Bistro and had the best meals we have ever had! It's pretty expensive all and all but I am glad we visited! This is the perfect place for a little weekend trip!" — via user mnocero on TripAdvisor
Located in the heart of Ohio's Amish Country, The Inn at Honey Run provides a serene setting perfect for couples seeking a relaxing retreat. Guests can choose from inn rooms, cottages or one of 12 Honeycombs, which are built into a hillside. The Tarragon restaurant offers upscale American cuisine and the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum showcases original works from local and regional artists across the grounds of the inn.
Where: 6920 County Road 203, Millersburg
How far: 1 1/2 hours from Cleveland
What guests are saying: "Perfect getaway for couples. Relaxing, beautiful grounds, helpful staff, couldn't ask for a better environment to enjoy your significant other. Loved the Honeycomb room, unique experience with private balcony." — via user r13bollinger on TripAdvisor
Here's a chance to visit Hocking Hills without the traditional cabins. Stay in a real castle in a remote location surrounded by the state and national forests. Built in the 1990s, Ravenwood Castle was inspired by the castles built to defend the border between England and Wales in the 12th and 13th centuries. Guests can stay in a castle room, cabin or a medieval cottage while dining in the hall or playing games with other guests.
Where: 65666 Bethel Road, New Plymouth
How far: 3 hours from Cleveland
What guests are saying: "We came for our 20th anniversary, just for a night (we were on our way to a cabin rental), but we wished we could have stayed the whole week! If you love a sense of romance and enjoy board gaming, nature trails, or just the amazingly cool experience of staying in a castle, then this is the place for you! We could not have been happier with the staff and service, and one in particular, Ashley, went above and beyond to turn a stay in the Cinderella room in to one of the best get always we have ever had. :) We will definitely be back, and highly recommend!" — via user whatevername75 on TripAdvisor
Take a short drive over the border into Sharon, Pennsylvania to this romantic inn inspired by "Gone With the Wind." The mansion, built in 1854, features 27 guest rooms with fireplaces, plush bath robes and charming, vintage decor reminiscent of the Old South. Ashely’s Gourmet Dining Room offers upscale dishes, while the Stonewall Tavern serves more casual, southern fare.
Where: 2844 Lake Road, Clark, Pa.
How far: 1 1/2 hours from Cleveland
What guests are saying: "This hotel is wonderful! You feel at home the moment you check in. Our room was beautiful (Katie O Hara) with the large jacuzzi tub, fireplace, patio and amazingly comfortable bed. We enjoyed the delicious tea time treats and walking around looking at all of the beautiful rooms. The dinner at Stonewall’s Tavern was delicious, as was breakfast the following morning. The staff are wonderful and go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. We will definitely be visiting again!" — via user Jana Delaney on TripAdvisor