I love Lake Erie in the summer. But in the winter? Not so much, what with her whipping winds and rapid-fire snow accumulations. This winter, though, I decided I needed a seasonal attitude adjustment. No more holing up inside on blustery days or counting the days till spring.
The Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake was named “Unique Lodging of Ohio Property of the Year” for properties with more than 50 rooms at a recent conference of the state’s hotel and lodging professional association.
The weather outside is frightful. But Lake Erie can still be delightful in December — especially if you’re viewing it from a roaring fire. So snuggle up with your sweetie, ignore the shopping list for a weekend (or at least an evening) and head to Ohio’s North Coast for a relaxing, romantic break from the holiday hubbub.
GENEVA-0N-THE-LAKE — The growth of northeastern Ohio as a tourism market, and solid returns on investments to The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, have helped push the lodge to record-breaking revenues, said Lodge General Manager Eric Frantz.
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake isn’t just a hotel or venue; it’s a destination! Offering gorgeous views and access to Lake Erie, wine tours, zipline adventure tours, and accommodations it has become an attraction, drawing visitors to Northeast Ohio.
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, the publicly-funded, once-controversial resort in Ashtabula County, is finishing up its most successful year ever, with revenues buoyed by a new zipline course and overnight cottages.
Cleveland, Ohio, and the surrounding communities on Lake Erie host dozens of festive New Year's Eve events, from family-friendly gatherings to classical concerts, from restaurant seatings to dinner cruises. More traditional late-night party venues turn up the tunes with DJs or live bands and live feeds to the ball drop in New York City. If you live in the area or are visiting for the holidays, make sure to plan ahead for the best New Year's Eve festivities.
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