Set on the shores of Lake Erie in north-central Ohio, the Sawmill Creek Resort is a vacation destination on its own. The 235-acre property, or “campus” as its called here, includes a shopping center, four restaurants, a marina, and an 18-hole golf course designed by famed golf course architect Tom Fazio. Inside the resort, you’ll find Native American-inspired decor and Mission-style furnishings
The optional wine package: includes a tour of two local wineries, where you’ll sample select wine flights and appetizers
Sandusky, Ohio: Resort Towns on Lake Erie with Sandy Beaches and Historic Monuments
Located on the banks of Lake Erie and almost exactly halfway between Cleveland and Toledo, Sandusky earned the top spot on Forbes’s list of Best Places to Live Cheaply for its picturesque lake views and premier theme parks. Premiere among these parks is Cedar Point, known as “the roller coaster capital of the world.” The resort town is also famous for being a safe haven for runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. In 2007, the “Path to Freedom” sculpture—a life-sized representation of an African American family—was constructed in Facer Park using 800 feet of metal chains.
Due to its beautiful natural scenery, Sandusky has developed into one of Ohio’s premier tourist destinations. You can watch the sun set over Lake Erie on one of its many sandy beaches, or spot rare birds—including golden-winged warblers and piping plovers—in the Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve. It’s also a gateway to the region’s pristine islands. Scenic ferries and tour boats regularly shuttle passengers to Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay, where you can fish for perch and walleye and tour historic homes.
What You Get
Stay for two in a deluxe king or double room
Optional wine package, including round-trip shuttles to two winery tours and in-room wine bottle
Dates into February 2014
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
Taxes: 12.25% tax added at purchase
Additional fees: $9.95 daily resort fee paid at check-in