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Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

Columbus, OH
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Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

I live in Columbus, OH. My boyfriend and I are looking for a place to go for our 2 yr anniversary. We will leave on Friday afternoon and return on Sunday so it probably needs to be within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus. We will be going the 2nd weekend of May, so I am not sure about certain things being in season. We like wineries, the beach, hiking, bike riding and would like to try horesback riding. We often go camping and canoeing in Urbana, as well as Hocking Hills, so something different would be good. A nice hotel or bed & breakfast with some good scenery. We also like entertainment and drinks, so a happening place, with seclusion nearby for relaxation? Am I asking for something that doesn't exist? Please offer up any suggestions! Thanks!

Coshocton, OH
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1. Re: Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

Dresden and Coshocton are GREAT places to go!

ohio
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2. Re: Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

Are you going right now? But fun when it is warmer is Put-n-Bay. I've never spent the night but I bet there is a nice b&b there. And you can take bikes across on the ferry.

Heidi

Columbus, OH
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3. Re: Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

heidikay: we will be going May 9

Cincinnati, Ohio
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for Sandusky
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4. Re: Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

put in bay ferries will be running by then. dress warmer than what it is inland though, lake will be cold until mid june or so.

Columbus, OH
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5. Re: Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

When i was younger, I went to Frank Lloyd Wright's house, Fallingwater, in PA. My boyfriend and I have been to the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Springfield, OH and I think he would really enjoy the one in PA, and I would love to see it again. Does anyone know if there is anything else to do in that area?

ohio
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6. Re: Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

Check this site out:

http://laurelhighlands.org/

I think I'd save Put in Bay for when it is warmer and head to PA this time. Falling Waters sounds fun, I'm not so sure it is happening though. Never been so maybe it is. But for sure relaxing.

Heidi

Lac du Flambeau...
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7. Re: Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

If you go to Fallingwater, make time to visit Kentuck Knob, another FLW house about a 20 minute drive from FW. It's as impressive as FW, but on a smaller scale. If you stay in OH, you could try Yellow Springs; hiking in Glen Helen, shopping in town and some nice B&B's for lodging. Have a great trip!

Berea, Ohio
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8. Re: Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

If you're going to Fallingwater, you might also want to go rafting with a commercial outfitter on the Youghiogheny River -- different than canoeing.

Cleveland, Ohio
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9. Re: Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

Very close to Falling Water and in the Laurel Highlands is Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - with a fabulous spa, golf course, tennis and equestrian center!!

Cbus
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10. Re: Weekend Getaway within 3 1/2 hours of Columbus!?!?

Oglebay in Wheeling WVA. The area is gorgeous.

Rent a cabin there or a suite with a balcony at Wilson Lodge, which sits high in the hills with a great view. There is a pool at the lodge, and a sauna, Startford Springs restaurant, there is a pond that has a waterworks show every night in the summer, nature walks, excellent golf, paddleboats, etc. Then you can head down the hill to Wheeling Downs where they just got table games like blackjack and craps and try your luck. My family lives in the area and when visiting, we always enjoy escaping from the family routine and hit the casino or hang out at the park.

Also, there is a surprisingly good Chinese restaurant on the island called Golden Chopsticks.

And if you like ribs, the best ribs ever are at a truck stop called Sclepps just as you enter Belmont County. You can see the sign from the road.

Plus, if you like drinks and dancing and stuff, there is this club we always hit called Tony and Cleo's in Elm grove (Wheeling suburb) which always has pretty good 80's cover bands on the weekends and the dance floor in always packed, but in a good way. We like it there because it is a mature crowd, like a 30's-40's divorcee crowd, which is kind of refrshing. If you like a dance club with a younger crowd, there is the brewery downtown, but I hate it there.

It sounds like you enjoy the outdoors, so it would be criminal for me to not mention the new Cabela's store just east of Wheeling. It is all anyone talks about in that town anymore. We went and the place dwarfs everything around it.

And again, there is the casino where we probably spend half the time, but thats just us.

Good luck!