I was treated to this place by my sister for a celebration/remembrance/reconnect sort of weekend.
The Room - It was extremely small and was not as secluded as we had requested due to hearing issues. It was relatively clean except for the carpeting. The bathroom was very, very small and the door didn't close all the way.
The Staff - The young ladies at the restaurant were very nice, however it seemed as though the owner who kept a more than needed watchful eye over EVERYONE would rather you not chit chat with the help.
The Food - The first night we ordered from the restaurant and had a scallop appetizer and lobster bisque. We suggested that it all be brought out at the same time but we were told that the "chef" likes to "plan" the meal and he might not like that so we laughed and said it would be fine that they come separately. The scallops were good we got 4 and the lobster bisque was more like a watered chowder but tasted fine. The second night we had the wine pairing dinner that came with the inn's package which was average. It consisted of pork medallions, creamy mushroom risotto, squash type soup, salad, and dessert. Not being a pork eater I just tasted the edge of a medallion it was good as was the risotto. The salad was under dressed. The worst was the dessert which tasted like canned fudge frosting with a dollop of whipped cream on top. We never ate the complimentary breakfast that came with the package because we had snacked late the first night and didn't want to be "eyeballed' by the owner on day two.
The SPA - A bit pricey, however the staff was very nice and we were able to talk and laugh with them because the owner wasn't peering at us from a corner.
Experience - For the wine pairing dinner we were seated with 3 young couples that purchased the same package. We were laughing and talking...nothing vulgar just friendly but apparently too loud for the owner's wife who came over to scold us for being too loud and drawing the attention of a toddler at the next table. We were appalled that a table of adults that have paid several hundred dollars (ours exceeded $600) for a weekend get away would be reprimanded because a toddler (who has no business being at a winery/liquor bar to begin with) was watching. Mr. & Mrs. Lakehouse should be grateful for the business this time of year especially when they offer no entertainment of any sort nor shuttle service to other wineries that do offer entertainment.
The only thing this winery has going for it is the magnificent view of Lake Erie that can be enjoyed from their beautifully stoned terraces.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie, The Lakehouse Inn is the perfect location for a relaxing getaway. Enjoy fabulous sunsets, award winning wines, delicious local cuisine and relaxing spa services all in one location. The B&B is also within walking distance of Genenva-on-the-Lake attractions and a short drive from local wineries, covered bridges, the Metroparks biking/hiking trails and Historic Ashtabula Harbor. We are less than an hour from Cleveland and Erie. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lakehouse Hotel Geneva On The Lake
- The Lakehouse Inn Geneva On The Lake, Ohio