We recently stayed at the KI Venture Resort with another couple during Islandfest weekend. We found KIVR to be the only place that would allow a single night stay on the weekend, and that was very important to use regardless of the price. Yes, it was pricey, but it was absolutely beautiful with great amenities and a wonderful staff. I don't recall it being advertised on their website, but they offer complimentary bicycles. Plus, the owner's father personally offered to shuttle us to the ferry and gave us a little history lesson along the drive. He was very sweet and absolutely refused to accept our gratuity.
The pool(s) were fantastic and the landscaping was absolutely georgous. Not a weed in site! They have a larger adult pool and the smaller pool doubles as a kids pool/hot tub. There is a restaurant/bar next door which had decent breakfast grub which was tasty after a long night.
I think all rooms were like this, but ours had a front and a back door. The back door took you to the shared patio that overlooked the pools. The patio area was equipped with chairs and tables.
We did rent a golf cart to take a quick tour around the island, but the downtown area is within walking distance to KIVR. I wouldn't walk to the ferry from there, especially carrying baggage, but it is certainly walkable to downtown.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kelleys Island Venture Resort is the key to your vacation destination. Our beautiful resort sits on the south shore of Kelleys Island. Our outdoor pool and hot tub sit in our spectacular flower and rock gardens. Some of our amenities include bicycles for our guests, a children's playground, beautiful views of Lake Erie, Marblehead, and Cedar Point, and a lakefront lounging deck right on the water. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kelleys Island Venture Hotel Kelleys Island
- Kelleys Island Venture Resort Ohio