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“Absolute peace” 4 of 5 stars
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Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages
3230 O'Possum Run Road, Mansfield, OH 44903   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Mansfield B&B and Inns
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
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“Absolute peace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Just a few miles from Mansfield, OH, Spruce Hill is a gem hiding in the hinterland.

Built next to a ski resort, Spruce Hill is a quaint get-a-way. There is a central lodge and several cottages, some with porches and some with sun rooms. This is a perfect spot to just get away from it all, but conveniently located to some excellent dining, state parks and if the snow is falling... Skiing.

Our room was comfortable, the bed just the way we like them.

We came back from a trip to Malabar Farm and had lunch on the deck. A glass of wine and a book. We then took the opportunity for a couple massage... Bliss.

Spruce Hill is an ex Ellen's choice for that get away from it all weekend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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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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Mansfield, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 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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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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10 helpful votes 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
28 helpful votes 28 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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7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 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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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 #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Mansfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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