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“Peaceful!” 4 of 5 stars
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Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   3230 O'Possum Run Road, Mansfield, OH 44903   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Mansfield B&B and Inns
Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Peaceful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

What a lovely place! We took advantage of a Living Social offer and spent November 9 & 10 in cottage 127. We chose it because it had a deck, and after we requested it I thought we were foolish, because who needs a deck in November? We did - the temperatures were in the high 60s and wine, cheese, fruit and books on the deck made for a wonderful afternoon.

The room is very cozy and well appointed, with a comfortable king sized bed, a kitchenette and a gorgeous jacuzzi. The jacuzzi was beautifully set up with candles and rose petals for us, but after a day of hiking, sightseeing, an in-room couples massage and a wonderful dinner at the Malabar Farm Restaurant (separate review) we were too exhausted to indulge!

Coffee maker with coffee provided, microwave and toaster worked perfectly. Didn't use the stove or the TV, so I can't report on those. Our only problem was a non-functional hair dryer which was quickly remedied by the management who brought a replacement right up.

The only reason I did not give Spruce Hill 5 stars was due to the lack of wi-fi and, more important to us, the lack of good reading light anywhere in the room. We are avid readers, but it was impossible after dark as there wasn't a single lamp in the room bright enough for reading. The lack of light is why I gave the room only 3 stars - otherwise it was perfect.

Spruce Hill is a perfect romantic getaway - peaceful and private. It feels like you're the only people in the world. Just an hour and a half from Cleveland, but you feel you've really gotten away. We will return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mansfield, Ohio
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75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Gave a gift certificate to a couple getting married and they loved it, said very quiet and private and Jacuzzi tub was very romantic! I had went and checked it out before giving as a gift and will recoomend this neat place to anyone wanting a romantic night away. Is right next to ski lodge so would be great place in the winter months. Also nice place for small family reunion or something like that.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Centerburg, OH
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Went for a two night stay to the Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages and are very happy we found this retreat in the outskirts of Mansfield. The accommodations were perfect for a romantic getaway, and the area was beautiful being cut out of the high forested hills. The inn and cottages sit high up on a hill right next to Snow Trails skiing. We had the 'romance package' added to our cottage which was a really nice touch. When entering our cottage, the owner (talked to her three times, incredibly nice!) had sprinkled rose petals around the jacuzzi bathtub (see pic) and provided bubble bath, salts and many tea lights for ambiance. We also got a bottle of bubbly and two glasses in an ice wine container w/chocolates with the package. The bed was very comfy, and had ample blankets (extras both on the couch and in the cabinet) and pillows were both firm & soft if you wanted to mix it up.

All in all I highly recommend for couples, or girls night out, as it is right up the road from shopping, Mansfield, and many other tourist attractions in the area. We'll be back!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The cottages at Spruce Hill Inn are beautiful! My husband and I go away for a weekend within a 3 hrs drive from Cincinnati every 3 months. We took our newborn baby with us this time and it was perfect. It was very private with very new & modern accomodations with a rustic feel outside. This was much better than a 5 star hotel. We like the outdoors and nature. Elizabeth even welcomed us to breakfast at the "Big House" when we checked out. We never knew so many attractions were around Mansfield~ Mohican State Park, Malabar Farms, Ohio State Reformatory (site of Shawshank Redemption), and many other historical sites and lakes.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio
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133 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

These quaint little places are like small townhomes.The actual rooms were very nice with good privacy and quitet evenings. They were clean and well maintained with only the slightest bit of age showing. There is a skiing facility next door, and the cottages seem geared to accomodate skiers in the winter. I'm sure the place struggles for business in the summer, but they didn't show any signs of getting lazy on service while we were there. Our room was prepared very elegantly for the "romance package" which delivered as expected. The vouchers for the local dinner and event were provided with reservations made for us. We only had minor issues like a back deck that was a little creaky, and there is often no one at the front office. In total it was a great experience and delivered as expected.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mansfield, Ohio
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

planned a party & staff had everything set up prior to our arival so we didn't have to move anything. We even had wood for the fire pit, extra outdoor seeting & party lights set up on the patio. The kitchen had everything we needed for service. All we had to take was our food & clothing and our party decorations. IT is roomy and open with many places to enjoy yourself. I will definetly go again. Our guests & family all had a wonderful time. The back yard was large enough for volleyball too. No one was bored & we all relaxed. I really enjoyed the jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom. It was deep & comfortable. I felt like i was in an upscale spa.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the spruce hill cottages for a weekend while we went skiing at snow trails. It was overall a nice stay with only a couple issues. Ill start with the good things. Each cottage comes with a two person jacuzzi tub which is very nice. Our room cost 149+ tax. The cheapest "hotel" in the area with a jacuzzi room was 179+ you can't beat the price at spruce hill. It's in a nice location literally next door to snow trails. The decor was a Little outdated and the bed was firm but comfortable. The previous renter must have taken the jacuzzi tub's drain plug with them as we couldn't find it anywhere. It was midnight and we had just gotten back from snow tubing. We were tired and cold and just wanted to soak in the jacuzzi. The owners are only in the office until 11 pm but they give you two cell numbers to reach them in case you have any issues. We called their cell and the woman was very nice and apologetic and offered to bring us a plug right away. When she showed up ten minutes later she not only brought us a plug but a goodie basket with snacks and bath salts for our trouble. She was very sweet! The only complaints that we have are: tv is very old and small, the driveway at the bottom of hill and around the cottages is dirt with very little stone. It was a mud pit and filled with potholes. And finally the door of the cottage has zero insulation around it. We could hear our neighbors whole conversation as they stood outside talking at 1 am. Other than the issues I mentioned it was a pleasant time and we will probably go back again.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages

Address: 3230 O'Possum Run Road, Mansfield, OH 44903
Location: United States > Ohio > Mansfield
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Mansfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Upscale hilltop jacuzzi cottages, in a wooded area with 23 acres of scenic views. Communing with nature, yet minutes away from the interstate, restaurants & area attractions: skiing, race tracks, state parks, golf, etc. Perfect for intimate corporate meetings, group, couple or individual retreats, reunions, fund raisers, weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries; graduation, Christmas or New Year parties, club & family outings or simply a beautiful "get-away" place to stay. Ski, Spa & Romantic packages available. ... more   less 
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