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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        Linda's Geneva Beach House

        Beautiful lakefront property with private beach access located right off the center of "The Strip" within walking distance to all the fun Geneva-on-the-Lake has to offer.  

        We have 2 Units.  One upstairs unit ($800/wk) and one downstairs unit ($1000/wk).  Prices subject to change without notice.  Please contact the property for the most current rates.  

        Amenities: Waterfront, Beach Access, Wi-Fi, Grill, Kitchenette, Air Conditioning

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        5035 Mapleton Beach, Middle Drive Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Mary's Kitchen

        Serving great home style food for nearly 70 years! Daily specials including cabbage rolls, succulent pot roast, and our famous all you can eat fish fry. Mary’s Kitchen has something for everyone! Open 7 days, 7 am to 9 pm. Check our website for a full menu and seasonal schedule

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        5023 New St Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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      • montburger

        Montburger Rentals

        2 two-bedroom cottages located at the quieter end of the 'Strip'. Five minute walk to Geneva State Park, a small private beach, The Lakehouse Winery & Spa, and Adventure Zone and a 10 minute walk to the 'Strip'. 

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        5732 Lake Road E Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Murphy’s Pub & Ale House

        Murphy's Irish Pub is a family friendly Irish themed pub in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Offering traditional Irish fare, specialty drinks, craft brews and a lakefront deck. SEASONAL: Memorial Day-Labor Day.

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        5475 Lake Road E. Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
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        Northeast Ohio Getaways

        Whether you are looking to spend your vacation touring local wineries, visiting the historical gems of Ashtabula County, or hanging out at famous Geneva-on-the-Lake (GOTL), we have the perfect vacation rental for you! With three properties located at the heart of the Grand River Valley wine growing region, it allows you to enjoy a little bit of everything that Ashtabula County has to offer: wineries, views of our vineyard, countryside atmosphere, and far enough away from the hustle and bustle of GOTL but close enough to still enjoy the fun. We also offer four properties located within walking distance to the GOTL "Strip". Which puts you at the center of all the action - arcades, restaurants, nightclubs, live entertainment, shopping, and much more!


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        Geneva, OH 44041
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