Romantic Getaways in Lorain, Ohio

There are several lighthouses along Lake Erie.There are several lighthouses along Lake Erie.

Lorain, Ohio, is located on Lake Erie in the north-central part of the state and is surrounded by parks and beaches for bird watching, hiking, biking and beach combing. Nearby are museums, antique shops and Lake Erie lighthouses to explore. There are several places to consider for romantic getaways in and near Lorain.

Arbor Lights Bed and Breakfast

Visitors to Lorain can visit a farmer's market.

The Arbor Lights Bed and Breakfast is an award-winning Victorian style house that is more than 125 years old. The three rooms have vintage romantic decor, making them perfect for a romantic getaway. You may relax in the open courtyard, tour the gardens with beautiful hydrangea plants, enjoy the large guest suites with private baths, or try the services of the on-site massage therapist. Nearby are Lorain’s historic lighthouse, riverside concerts, beaches and a farmer’s market. The bed and breakfast is located off the coastal road of Lake Erie and near the border of Sheffield Lake. If you feel like a drive, Cleveland is nearby, and to the west are the Lake Erie Islands with an amusement park. Other amenities included with the suites are a three-course breakfast, cable TV, Internet access, queen or king-size beds and luxurious linens.

Arbor Lights B&B 3454 East Erie Ave. Lorain, Ohio 44052 440-714-5988

Sawmill Creek Resort

Nearby Cleveland has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

Sawmill Creek Resort is situated on 235 acres of lakefront property near Lake Erie and is just 16 miles west of Lorain. The resort features golfing, 240 luxurious guestrooms and suites, fine dining and indoor as well as outdoor swimming pools. You will be able to stroll to the beach, play tennis, visit the local shops or dine on the screened patio at Mariner’s Dockside Restaurant. Nearby is the Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve, or you can travel to Cleveland and visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Romance Package at the Sawmill Creek Resort is great for your romantic getaway and includes a night with a king-size bed, bottle of wine, fine dining, breakfast and late checkout. Upgrades to a jacuzzi or fireplace suite are available.

Sawmill Creek Resort 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. West Huron, OH 44839 800-729-6455

Sunset Shores Bed & Breakfast

There are many antique shops near the coast of Lake Erie in Ohio.

To the east along the coastal highway and 15 minutes from Lorain is the Sunset Shores Bed & Breakfast. It is in the Avon Lake Community on the shores of Lake Erie and traces its roots to the early 1800s. At the end of a lane lined with trees is the century-old home with two guestrooms and a suite for you to consider for your romantic getaway. All of the rooms have a view of Lake Erie and a private bath. The inn offers a secluded deck by the lake to spend the day relaxing. If you want to venture out for the day, you might consider sailing, fishing, swimming, golfing, biking or touring the nearby Klingshirn Winery. You have several romantic packages to choose from at the inn. There is the Romantic Lake Erie Getaway package, which includes a night of relaxation with flowers and either chocolates or a bottle of wine while listening to the soothing sounds of splashing waves nearby.

Sunset Shores Bed & Breakfast 32708 Lake Rd. Avon Lake, OH 44012 440-933-6393

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