Geneva on the Lake
The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva On the Lake, Ohio
Dave and I were invited to visit The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva On-The-Lake and I was more than thrilled! Living less than three hours away from Lake Erie, you would think that I would go up there more frequently. But alas, other than our visit last year, this is only the second time I’ve stayed on the lake.
It is the perfect place for you to stay if you enjoy wine country – it’s in the heart of Ohio’s wine country, directly on Lake Erie just east of Sandusky. There are over 20 wineries near by to enjoy. The Lodge has a wine shuttle that will take you several of them. But you do have to be sure and reserve your spot on the shuttle early because it sells out.
Here is a video that shows you are weekend visit.
It was Easter weekend and cool, but sunny and pretty. Dave is hoping that we’ll get a chance this summer to come back up. He wants to take the kids on a fishing charter on the lake.
We drove up to the area Friday evening so we could visit with his niece, Jamie and her husband Brian along with Dave’s childhood friend Kevin and his wife Kym. They suggested the winery Ferrante, which is close to the Lodge at Geneva on the Lake. We had a really nice meal, along with some fun wine tasting at the restaurant. We wondered why the restaurant wasn’t very busy when it was so nice, but realized later it was because it was pre-season and things were pretty quiet.
We drove over to The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake on Saturday. The town of Geneva was really quant, but we didn’t stop anywhere, we just drove through. We found the Lodge, but it was still too early to check in. We then went on past the Lodge and found the strip of Geneva on the Lake. It reminded me of Virginia Beach or Myrtle Beach. I could just picture people walking up and down the sidewalks with all the open air places to eat and visit. I bet it is so fun! Other than being warm enough to take a boat on the lake, being able to enjoy this area I missed.
We found the Firehouse Winery open and had lunch there. There was a small room on the second floor with just a few tables that over looked the lake. We first thought that the winery was in the blue building, but discovered it was in the red barn looking building to the right in the picture above.
Picture this Ferris wheel with all the seats attached going around…. what a cool view that would be of the lake.
We walked along the lake, back behind the winery. What a beautiful day!
There is plenty to do and see in the area, even off season
We went back to the Lodge and checked into our room. Walking into the lobby you immediately had a feel of … “wow, this is a nice place”.
There are several places that have groups of comfortable seats.
Then we had to check out our room. The room was very nice. We had a king room with a balcony and great view of the lake. Loved that! There are other rooms that have options such as whirlpools, family rooms with bunk beds and a couple recently upgraded two-room suites.
Check out the view we had from our balcony! See the gazebo? Guess what happens there? Yes… weddings! Wouldn’t that be a beautiful setting? You wouldn’t have to worry about the hot sand of a beach wedding! lol
The Lodge at Geneva also has an indoor pool and hot tub (although we didn’t indulge on this trip) along with an outdoor pool that looks out on the lake.
We ate our dinner on Saturday night at the Horizons Restaurant in the lodge. You walk into the restaurant to a really cool fireplace and buffet. It is really inviting.
Then you look behind the fireplace and see an entire wall of windows looking out at the lake and the gazebo. When it gets dark the gazebo is all lit with white lights… nice!
I thought it was cool to see this couple sitting out by the water on the bench. The whole feel of the lodge feels romantic to me.
We had the breakfast buffet the next morning (Easter Morning). We did not stay for the Easter bunch that was taking place in just about an hour or so. Our breakfast was nice, not spectacular but good. . My omelet was fine, but Dave said his french toast wasn’t very good. But the coffee and atmosphere were awesome. I’m thinking the focus might have been on the brunch since it was such a special event and not the regular breakfast.
We checked out the marina on Saturday. It seemed strange seeing a marine without any boats. Come May it will be full of boats.
What a nice place to visit! It is actually just a walk from the Lodge at Geneva on the Lake.
There are so many things to do. Obviously boating and fishing, but there is also canoeing, hiking, nature walks, golfing, a tour of historic covered bridges, lighthouses, museums, Underground Railroad sites, restaurants and entertainment. wow!
I would not hesitate to recommend The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake to anyone and I am recommending it to all of you!!
The Lodge & Conference Center at
4888 North Broadway
Geneva-On-The-Lake, Oh 44041
Our Saturday night stay, dinner and breakfast at The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva on-the-Lake. This did not influence my opinions. The pictures and video are all my own and are not to be used without my permission. (You are welcome to pin the pictures on pinterest though)