Retreat & Revive: Local Escapes

We conclude our Ohio summer travel series with a look at the Ohio State Park Lodges. Ohio 
is blessed with a vast system 
of beautiful parks for your 
enjoyment. We are delivering you a winner to finish off the busy summer travel season, but you will want to keep this information handy for the fall when everyone looks forward to the slower pace of autumn.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts operates eight of the Ohio State Park Lodges located throughout the state. Here 
is the lineup: Hueston Woods State Park Lodge in Southwest Ohio; Maumee Bay State Park Lodge in Northwest Ohio; Mohican State Park Lodge in 
Central Ohio; Punderson Manor State Park Lodge 
in Northeast Ohio; Deer Creek State Park Lodge in Central Ohio; Salt Fork State Park Lodge in Central Ohio; and Shawnee State Park Lodge in South Central Ohio.  Each of the Parks and Lodges has something different to offer, so be sure to visit the website listed below to get the full details.

AAA can help you with packages that offer great value and reflect the distinctive offerings in each location.   Each package includes accommodations and 24-hour Internet access.  Take a look at the accompanying sidebars to see what exactly these packages include. Kourtney Dewald, our Travel Marketing Manager, recently experienced one of these packages and offers this great testimonial:

Whether going for a weekend getaway or weeklong
vacation, Salt Fork State Park is a beautiful retreat 
with plenty to do for the entire family. And it won’t
break the bank. My husband and I spent a “babymoon”
weekend there one month before our due date. This 
was the perfect escape. The lush surroundings provide 
an excellent backdrop for getting back to nature; we 
even had a chance encounter with a deer visiting 
outside our balcony. Our selected activity for the 
“Gas ‘n Go” package was geo caching, searching 
through the wooded areas for unique treasures that 
offer a surprising amount of excitement when found. 
We also spent time enjoying the indoor pool, game 
room and on-site restaurant. This natural retreat 
is only one and one half hours from Columbus, 
but gives you the feeling you are in a different world.”

To take advantage of these fantastic packages, 
you must book at a local AAA store.