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Fall getaway: Ohio

Ohio should be on your bucket list for Autumn leaf trips. This photo, courtesy of Ohio State University, shows how history and nature make a beautiful scene.
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Fall is the perfect time to plan a getaway to Ohio. Enjoy all this state has to offer in natural autumn scenes. Photo courtesy of Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Few places can compete with the beauty of a fall getaway during an Ohio autumn.

From the heart of Amish country to the southern hills, Ohio’s fall scenery makes the perfect setting to de-stress. Discounts and budget-friendly travel packages provide extra incentive. Take a few days to enjoy the fall colors and travel to one of the state’s many relaxing destinations.

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Surrounded by nature, the Inn at Honey Run allows you to enjoy a bird walk followed by a spa treatment. Photo courtesy of the Inn at Honey Run.

Inn & Spa at Honey Run

Set high in the hills of Ohio’s Amish country, the Inn & Spa at Honey Run combines all the luxury of a fine hotel, gourmet dining and spa service within a natural retreat.

Wildlife lovers will enjoy the Inn’s 70 peaceful acres, breathtaking views, bird watching, garden deck and peaceful nature trails. You may, however, decide to spend your time reading in front of the fire or enjoying a deep massage.

Guests may stay in one of the main lodge’s 43 rooms and suites or choose a private cottage. Children over 12 are welcome with the exception of the cottages and Honeycomb rooms. Rates begin at $129 for double occupancy.

Inn & Spa at Honey Run
6920 County Road 203
Millersburg, Ohio 44654-9018

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Tucked away in Loudonville, OH, the Blackfork Inn is a snug place to enjoy the Ohio leaf season. Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor.com

Blackfork Inn

Romance and history flood the Blackfork Inn’s two Victorian buildings set in the small town of Loudonville, Ohio.

The Blackfork Inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has four guest rooms and two suites, all with private baths. Each room has antique furniture and Victorian decor.

Rates begin at $75 and include a complimentary breakfast including Amish cheeses, meats and pies. Though the Blackfork doesn’t encourage children and pets, arrangements can be made with prior notice.

Guests will enjoy the shops and restaurants within walking distance, on-call masseuse, and nearby Mohican State Park and Malabar Farm State Park (scene of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart’s wedding).

Blackfork Inn
303 North Water Street
Loudonville, Ohio 44842-0149

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Outdoorsy types will love Lake Hope State Park and autumn is a terrific time to beat the summer crowds. Photo courtesy of Lake Hope State Park.

Lake Hope State Park

Resting within the more than 26,000-acre Zaleski State Forest, Lake Hope State Park makes a great inexpensive and beautiful fall getaway. Southeastern Ohio’s Big Sandy Run provides the scenic views and fall colors in an area known for steep gorges, thick forests, narrow ridges. More than 60 cottages are available and include linens, towels, complete kitchens, microwave ovens, heat, air conditioning, outdoor grills and fire rings. Cottage rates start at $75 for two bedrooms. The 120-acre Lake Hope offers swimming, kayak and canoe rentals, fishing, plus miles of biking trails and hiking paths.

Lake Hope State Park
27331 State Route 278
McArthur, OH 45651