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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        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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        Betty's Beach House

        4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 8

        Betty’s Beach house is an estate that spans over ¾ acre in the heart of Geneva-on-the-lake. This grand old house that belonged to our mother, Betty, is a delightful escape from the dull drums of mid America.

        The memories of our adventures at the lake home, such as the roar of the waves crashing on the beach and break wall, the early morning assembly of family members and friends awaiting the most fabulous freshly made donuts (I mean minutes fresh) from Madsen Donuts (80 years and still cooking), then we would decide on the evening meal. We love to cook and eat from grilling out to attempting to prepare a gourmet meal just for the challenge. After the morning rituals are concluded our choice of excursions or adventures are very long; swimming, boating, fishing, scuba diving, going to popular beaches were usual at the top of the list but we were very competitive so croquet, badminton, lawn jarts, tennis, put-put, go carts, frisbee or inside games on a rainy day consumed most of our days. Then of course there is the strip with its game rooms, gift shops, junk foods, magic shops, wineries and more. This place is like a mini Key West.

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        5173 Old Lake Rd. Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Bungalow Bay

        This new cottage has 2 queen bed and 2 full sleeper sofas, and can sleep 8 people.  The house does have AC.  It is completely remodeled and has all brand new everything.  Great location for walking to all attractions on the strip.  We are located at the East End of the strip still within walking distance to everything.  We are also just across the street from the public beach!  Enjoy all the action of Geneva-on-the-Lake.  Fresh lines, fresh towels, dishes, silverware, and cooking utensils are provided.  Internet and cable also provided.  We are pet friendly however there is not much grass area.  Propane grill.  Check in is 4PM and checkout is 11AM.  The parking is just off Lake Road and is for up to 3 cars.  

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        5158 Lake Road Unit B Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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