This is going to be a bit detailed, but details can't hurt when you're trying to figure out a place to stay that you've never been to before...
My boyfriend, his 2 kids, and I drove from Chicago to Sandusky, Ohio, for an unforgettable few days at Cedar Point!!! We were there from July 29 - August 1. Ahead of time, using the internet, I booked 3 nights lodging at Lighthouse Point, along with 4 general admission Cedar Point tickets for 2 days. Also, separately, I purchased Fast Lane passes for both days for all 4 of us and it was WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! Fast Lane passes got us through lines so much faster... What was normally anywhere from a 1-2 hour wait for rides like Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium Force, Magnum, Maverick, just to name a few, was only 10-15 minutes at the most for those who had Fast Lane wristbands. If you're a coaster fan like I am, do yourself a favor and go online and purchase the Fast Lane passes before you get there (and remember to be sure to print out your confirmations as they are your ONLY proof of purchase - so don't forget them at home!!!). By the time you are staying there and are ready to go to Cedar Point, that morning the Fast Lane wristbands might be sold out. The first day, Fast Lane wristbands were not sold out. However, the 2nd day that we were there, Fast Lane wristbands were all SOLD OUT. I'm so glad that I purchased the Fast Lane passes for us online ahead of time (and they're a little cheaper purchasing them online too). Hey man, save some $$$ whenever you can, right?
Originally, I was going to stay at one of their other hotels, but I figured it would be better to be able to be a little more private for us and have our own little cottage to retreat back to during the day for lunch and/or dinner. We were in cottage number 8. We were pretty close to laundry facilities (but we didn't need them because we packed enough of our clothes), as well as our own pool (for cottage, cabin and RV guests).
We had our own little deck with 3 chairs (there really should have been 4 chairs there since there were 4 of us booked - the only complaint I have). We had a great view of the lake and I watched the sun set every evening. Also, it was pretty exciting to be able to hear the roller coasters in the background when we were outside. I didn't notice them when we were inside the cottage, though so that was nice. Air conditioning worked great!!! The place was pretty clean. Beds are furnished with bedding, so you don't have to bring your own blankets. Bathroom is also furnished with plenty of towels and there's a towel exchange so no worries on that, either. Also, if you visit the pool (which I highly recommend as it's a great way to cool off in the evening and I liked the hot tub there for relaxing after all the walking we did during the day at the park), there's no need to bring your own beach towels - they supply pool towels for their pool guests (just be nice and make sure you return them in the giant bin they've got set up for pool towel return - there's a big sign - you can't miss it). There's also a little water park by the pool, if you have little ones to have lots of fun. There is shuttle service, should one not want to walk over to the Cedar Point entrance, but we never used it. It's about a 10 minute walk (leisure walking) to the entrance.
If you're staying in one of the Lighthouse Point cottages or cabins, be sure to pack your own personal things, such as paper plates, paper bowls (if you're a cereal in the morning person), plastic forks, knives and spoons, a roll or two paper towels, whatever snacks you like to eat. While there's a kitchen in the cottage or cabin, the kitchen has a dorm size refrigerator, a microwave, counter area, very small sink (again, not much room for washing dishes), and a small 4 cup coffee pot. There are no dishes so you need to bring your own). The kitchen is not very large, so you don't have lots of room to wash dishes (i.e., the reason for disposable items).
When you first check in, it's a small area for check in (so really, you only need one person to go in and check in) - the entire group you're with does NOT need to be inside when you're checking in. Right around the corner (attached to the building you check in at) is a little store. There's not much here (other than non-parishable snacks, a freezer with some frozen microwave meals, milk, water, beer, etc... and various touristy stuff, such as some t-shirts, hats, etc... Basically, unless you want to be eating overpriced snacks all the time, or eating out all the time, do yourself a favor and be prepared and bring your own food with you. I cooked various casseroles and pasta ahead of time and froze portions in quart sized freezer bags so stuff would keep in the cooler for our 5.5 hour drive (it really took 7 hours because we stopped twice along the way at rest stops). It worked out quite well for us.
While it's more expensive to stay here rather than at a hotel off site, the early entry and ability to go back to the cottage and heat up our own meals (rather than spending $$$ eating in the park, or going out to eat for dinner) pretty much balanced out for us. I feel this trip was well worth it and a fun time none of us will ever forget.
When we want to go back to Cedar Point next summer, I will not hesistate to book at Lighthouse Point again.
Cottage number 8 was nice - we had a nice view of the sunset and were still pretty close to the pool...
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