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Geneva-on-the-lake Lodge for the Holidays

The Geneva-on-the-Lake Winter Getaway You Didn’t Know You Needed

Picture this: A blanket of fresh snow covers the ground. You look out at the waters of Lake Erie holding a mug of hot chocolate, content from a day of snowshoeing and visiting wineries. You think about your plans for the next day – maybe reading a book by the four-story fireplace before your afternoon wine tour. You take a deep breath, inhaling the peacefulness and exhaling anything that isn’t right here, right now.

At The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, winter is just as magical as any other season, possibly even more so. Within an hour’s drive of Cleveland, the lakeside town of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio is a winter destination you just must experience. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind on a wine tour, cross-country ski through Geneva State Park or take a swim in The Lodge’s heated indoor pool, there’s truly something for everyone.

While the town’s popular hangout, The Strip, isn’t as bustling in the winter as it is during other seasons, many businesses are open year-round, including delicious dining options, wineries, breweries and shops. With picturesque accommodations steps from our wine shuttle and minutes from snow activities, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is your headquarters for an unforgettable winter trip.

Are you an adventurer, no matter what the season? At Geneva-on-the-Lake, you can snowshoe or go cross-country skiing down a lakeside trail in Geneva State Park, build a snowman or make snow angels. If you’re more of the “admire the outside from the inside” type, you have just as many options. Our heated indoor pool is a favorite during chilly weather, as is our crackling four-story fireplace and Horizons Restaurant.

Other winter adventures could include a trip to Old Firehouse Winery for their famous warm mulled wine; going on a bourbon tour at Red Eagle Distillery; exploring Ashtabula Harbor; or visiting one of the many holiday celebrations that Geneva-on-the-Lake offers.

Looking to explore Ohio Wine Country, but not looking forward to navigating (possibly) snowy roads? Let our wine shuttles do the driving. Delicious tastings at more than 20 wineries are just a ride away. Our wine shuttles run daily year-round, offering you a lively and fun, guided introduction to all that the wineries have to offer.

Guests can choose from three afternoon times Sunday through Thursday and five times on Fridays and Saturdays. The three winery stops for each tour are at the discretion of the shuttle driver and based on availability at the wineries.

If you’re looking for an educational tour that goes even deeper, join our Immersion Tours on Saturday and Sunday, hosted by our certified wine specialist. You’ll visit three wineries and enjoy a personalized, up-close experience. Plus, you’ll receive a gift bag with local chocolate and a keepsake wine glass.

the cozy lodge lobby at Geneva-on-the-Lake

The Deluxe Wine Shuttle departs from the circle drive just outside the lobby doors of The Lodge; it couldn’t be any easier to explore Ohio Wine Country. The shuttle visits the following wineries: Laurentia Vineyard & Winery, Laurello Vineyards, Hundley Cellars, The Winery at Spring Hill, Chalet Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery, Grand River Cellars, Harpersfield Vineyard, South River Vineyard, Kosicek Winery and M Cellars.

A free wine club? Sign us up! The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake’s non-traditional wine appreciation club, CRUSH Wine Club, is free to join with lots of amazing perks. Just for signing up, you’ll receive one complimentary Ohio Wine Flight wine tasting tray during your next stay at The Lodge. You’ll also get deals and discounts from The Lodge, nearby wineries and local partners. Plus, recipes and culinary tips, tasting and pairing event information and local winery activities and news.

At The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake you can choose from rooms and suites at The Lodge, or a private lakeside cottage to share with your family and friends. Both accommodations offer all the amenities you could ever need on your Lake Erie vacation.

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The Lodge offers 109 rooms and suites in a variety of configurations, with great views. If you want to be as close to the lake as possible, the spacious 600-square-foot lakeside cottages are ideal for you. The cottages have two bedrooms, a kitchenette and panoramic views from the living room picture window. Guests can choose from a premium cottage, deluxe cottage or standard cottage – each defined primarily by their location across three lakeside acres.

Whatever winter getaway you’re envisioning, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is the perfect location. For room reservations, cottage reservations and more information, visit

Geneva-on-the-lake Lodge for the Holidays

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