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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        GOTL Brewing Co.

        Brewery, restaurant, full service bar. Outdoor dining overlooking Lake Erie!

        Open year round

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        5243 Lake Road E geneva-on-the-lake, OH 44041
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        Hearthside Grove Lake Erie Luxury Motorcoach Resort

        LIVE THE LAKE LIFESTYLE. Luxury Motorcoach Resort (Class A Only) near the shores of Lake Erie. This golf cart friendly, gated-community offers indoor & outdoor amenities, easy access to walking/biking trails and golf cart road to Geneva State Park beach, marina and The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake. Lots nestled around interior lakes/wetland/preserve areas with spacious/level concrete pads, full hookups, cable TV, free WiFi. More amenities coming in 2020.

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        6300 Lake Road W Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Hideaway Retreat

        Hideaway Retreat is a beautifully restored motel original to the 1950s located in Geneva-on-the-Lake. The owners have put a lot of TLC in the themed rooms and amenities!  This self check-in boutique motel features well appointed rooms with a different popular style (50s, Farmhouse and BoHo so far!). Hideaway Retreat is perfect for group gatherings like Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, family reunions, or a friends getaway. There is a community outdoor space with a fire pit and grill. The property is perfectly located walking distance to The GOTL Strip, but set back enough to enjoy some private time with your group.

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        5196 Fairfax Dr. Geneva-on-the-Lake, 44041
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        High Tide Tavern

        We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night food with specials Monday through Thursday.  Hours are:  7am-2am May-October and 7am-1am November-April

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        5504 Lake Road East Geneva-On-The-Lake, OH 44041
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      • Horizons

        Horizons Restaurant & Lounge

        Open year-round, indoor and outdoor lakefront seating. Enjoy a famous Lake Erie sunset and relax on the outdoor fire terrace. Stop by for the grand holiday celebrations. Breakfast 7am; Lunch 11am; Dinner 5pm

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        4888 N. Broadway Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
        440-466-7100 press 2
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