Ohio's First Summer Resort

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Geneva-on-the-Lake is quickly approaching it's 150th birthday!  In the 20th century, it was a favorite annual retreat for three friends: John D. Rockefeller, Harvey Firestone, and Henry Ford.  The gentlemen camped and fished at what is now known as Ohio's First Summer Resort.  Today, the area continues to draw visitors young and old with accommodations to fit every budget.  Geneva State Park and Marina offer abundant natural resources for the entire family to enjoy; Breakwater Beach even has a dog-friendly area.  The nostalgic beach-bum charm of what local's call "the Strip" is evident at businesses like Eddie's Grill where diners have enjoyed American favorites since 1950.  New attractions open every year:  Lake Erie Canopy Tours at The Lodge and Conference Center offers a kids rope course, a challenge course and a zipline experience along the shore.  

But the area is no longer just a seasonal destination.  Year-round businesses like Crosswinds Grille offer upscale lakeside dining with menu ingredients sourced locally.  Old Firehouse Winery has events, entertainment and a full menu.  Looking for a local watering hole?  Stop by High Tide or The Triangle for a cold beer!  The Loft at Indian Creek is where you want to be to catch an event on the big screen.  

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Eddie Sezon, owner of Eddie's Grill

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        Adventure Zone

        Features Adventure Golf, Go-karts, Bumper boats, Batting Cages, Climbing wall, Children's play area and more. Open 7 days a week Memorial Day-Labor Day and Weekends May and September, October. Located at the west entrance of Geneva-on-the-Lake's Strip. Special prices for birthday parties, company picnics and family reunions. Kid friendly.

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        5600 Lake Road Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Ahoy Cottages

        Two cottages within 100 steps of the Strip. Both have fully equipped kitchens & bathrooms.

        Captain's Quarters can sleep 6 with a queen-sized bed in the bedroom, a sofa bed in the living room and a futon on the enclosed front porch.

        Crews Quarters can sleep 4 with a queen size bed in the bedroom & a sofa bed in the living room. This cottage also has a screened in porch.

        Cottages have cable TV, WiFi, and air conditioning. Open May-November.

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        4991 Presidential Dr. Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        AJ's Cottages

        Four modern units surrounding an in ground heated pool. Fully Equipped kitchens. Towels, linens and paper products provided. Three minute walk to strip. Ample parking, extended stay available off season.

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        4925 S. Spencer Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Allison's Mini Golf

        The oldest miniature golf course in the US! These 18 holes have been entertaining thousands of visitors since 1924. Located on the Geneva-on-the-Lake strip. Open seasonally. Credit cards accepted.

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        5456 Lake Road Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Anchor Inn Motel & Cottages

        The highly rated Anchor Motel and Cottages offers 42 exceptionally clean, newly renovated rooms and fully equipped cottages all conveniently located on the Strip within walking distance of all Geneva-on-the-Lake attractions.

        All units offer Heat/AC, TV, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pots. 

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        5196 Lake Road Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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