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.
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.
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.