Bay Lodging Resort

1- or 2-Night Stay with Dining Credit and Daily-Golf Cart Rental at Bay Lodging Resort in Put-in-Bay, OH

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Hotel at a Glance: Bay Lodging Resort

Bay Lodging Resort lies a few blocks inland from downtown Put-in-Bay, a coastal community on the northern shores of South Bass Island. The island small and parking is limited, so residents usually rely on bicycles and golf carts to get around. With this getaway, you can cruise around town like a local: it includes an oversize golf-cart rental for the duration of your stay.

  • Cheer on the home team at the Buckeye Tiki Bar.
  • Indoor and outdoor pools mean you can go swimming all year long. (There’s also a 10-person hot tub.)
  • Why visit now: Put-in-Bay hosts live musical performances into October at various pubs and saloons around town.

Put-in-Bay, Ohio: Quaint Lake Erie Village on South Bass Island

South Bass Island is small, with just 128 permanent residents. You can walk the width of the island’s largest part in about 30 minutes. But don’t let South Bass Island’s diminutive size fool you—there’s plenty to do. Because of its located in Lake Erie, South Bass Island has long attracted visitors as a summer destination. Swing by Put-in-Bay’s downtown area to grab a bite or kick back with a brew until the wee hours. Nearly all of the island’s attractions are within walking distance, but if you’d rather not hoof it, you can scoot around the island like a lot of locals do—in a golf cart.

Part of the island’s importance lies in its naval history. In 1813, naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry sailed from Put-in-Bay to attack a fleet of British ships during the Battle of Lake Erie. Today, Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial commemorates the battle with a 350-foot Doric column that overlooks Lake Erie. An elevator whisks visitors to an open-air observation deck atop the structure.

Just around the corner, other wineries offer the opportunity to sniff, swirl, and sip an array of wines and grape juices during a tasting before touring the geode, whose walls are covered in crystals that measure up to 18 inches long.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

1-night stay, check in Sunday–Thursday

  • Option 1: $179 for a two-queen room (up to a $279 value)
  • Option 2: $199 for a one-room suite (up to a $335 value)

2-night stay, check in on weekend dates 9/26, 9/27, 9/28, 10/10, 10/11, 10/12, 10/17, 10/18, or 10/19

  • Option 3: $339 for a two-queen room (up to a $600 value)
  • Option 4: $499 for a one-room suite (up to a $1,000 value)

Included in all options:

  • $50 food-and-beverage credit valid at the Blue Marlin at Put-In-Bay Resort or at the Buckeye Tiki Bar at Bay Lodging
  • Daily golf-cart rental through noon on day of checkout. Two-queen room reservations include a four-person cart; one-room suite reservations include a six-person cart.

Policies and Fees

Book by: 10/14/13
Complete travel by: 10/24/13 for Option 1–2 and by 10/20/19 for Options 3–4

  • Blackout dates: not valid 9/1/13
  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations are subject to a $25 fee. A 16-day cancellation notice is required or a fee of up to the Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 12.25% tax not included
  • Additional fees: A fee of $40 will be charged for rooms left unreasonably messy and requiring extra cleaning. A fee of $250 will be charged for smoking in a non-smoking room. Guests will be charged for any damage done to the room and/or its contents.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

The Fine Print

  • Book by 10/14/13 or promotional value expires
  • Travel by 10/20/14 or 10/24/13 based on option purchased
  • Not valid 9/1/13
  • Limit 5 per person plus 5 additional as gifts
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee
  • 16-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check in
  • A fee of $40 will be charged for rooms requiring extra cleaning
  • A fee of $250 will be charged for smoking in a non-smoking room.12.25% tax charged at booking.

Other Details

Room Details

Two-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

One-Room Suite

  • Three queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 6
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property. A fee of $250 will be charged for smoking in a non-smoking room.
  • Pet policy: pets up to 20 lbs. may be added for an additional $40 per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By ferry: Jet Express ferries run daily between Port Clinton and Put-in-Bay; see the schedule here.

Traveler's Tips

  • Parking is limited on the island, and getting vehicles here on the ferry can be expensive, so consider leaving your car at home.

Customer Reviews

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Annette H. · 2 reviews
Reviewed November 9, 2013
The cab driver who picked us up and dropped us as the ferry


Mary G. ·
Reviewed October 3, 2013
A full kitchen to prepare meals was fabulous! We also REALLY loved having a golf cart to get around the Island in. Next trip we're planning on staying longer to enjoy all the amenities; pool, continental breakfast, etc!


Mary G. ·
Reviewed October 3, 2013
If we could ask for one thing differently, it would be to have checkout around noon or 1 pm. Going to the Island with friends means staying out late to PARTY! Getting up, eating breakfast, showering and packing up before 11 was impossible!
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