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Halloween Destinations - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

From haunted houses to immersive experiences to real sites with a ghostly history, October has a plethora of fun and spooky things to see and do. But it's hard to know where all the best Halloween events are if you've just moved to a new area. Ohio is full of spooky destinations you won't want to miss. Here are some of our favorite haunts, tours, and other Halloween events near Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

The Spirits of the Palace Ghost Investigation

605 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH, 44702

This one-day event runs Friday, October 28th, from 10:30 pm to 2 am and is limited to just 30 people, so get your tickets as soon as possible. Taking place at the historic Canton Palace Theatre, this is not a show or a haunt, but a real investigation into possible mysterious and paranormal goings on there, led by paranormal investigators Team S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Photographs and videos are encouraged, and attendees are welcome to bring their own ghost hunting tools, such as temperature and EMF meters, motion detectors, etc.

The Haunted House Restaurant

13463 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

While this one isn't a scary experience, if you're a fan of horror movies, you'll want to check out this restaurant. With posters and memorabilia on the walls, they serve up dishes inspired by all your favorite scary movies, from the Birdbox Sandwich (fried chicken breast with Cajun mayo, cheese, and maple sauce) to the Pennywise (red waffle sandwich with pepper jack and candied bacon) to Silence of the Lamb Chops, and more. And, of course, there's plenty of "creepy pasta" as well. They also have vegan options like the Ecto Burger, which pairs an Impossible patty with vegan pulled pork, and Children of the Street Corn. Come in for brunch or dinner to get into the Halloween spirit.

Ghost Walk

256 Mahoning Ave., Warren, OH 44483

Sponsored by the Trumbull County Historical Society, this ghost walk begins at the First Presbyterian Church and guides you through a one-mile walking tour of the historic Perkins neighborhood. Actors portray various members of the Perkins family and relate a variety of fun and chilling tales of the area. Now in its 34th year, the Ghost Walk is a favorite for children and adults alike.

Ghost Tours of the Reeves Museum

325 E. Iron Ave., Dover, Ohio 44622

The Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum has a variety of tours and events throughout the year, from tea parties to murder mystery dinners, which allow guests to explore this beautiful and historic 19th-century property. But if you're a fan of the paranormal, the one you'll most want to check out is the Ghost Tour. Happening October 14th and 15th, this guided tour will relate stories of the strange and unexplained things that have happened in the Reeves Museum, along with some old Victorian superstitions. Tours regularly from 7 pm to 10 pm, but if you're really brave, you can take the Midnight Tour!

Escape from Blood Prison

100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, OH 44905

The Ohio State Reformatory is best known as the filming location for the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption. In October, however, they use the facility in a very different way. Escape from Blood Prison is an intense haunt experience that turns the walls of the reformatory into a waking nightmare. Guests find themselves surrounded by the ghosts of some of the prison's more violent offenders and witness to the horrors that occurred there. Recommended for ages 10 and up, this is a wild ride you won't soon forget.

Anchorage Mansion Tours

424 George St., Marietta, OH 45750

Dating back to 1859, this 23-room mansion is filled with history, including connections to the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. It also has a history of haunted occurrences and spooky happenings. On Saturdays in October, you can take a guided tour of the history and hauntings in this mansion. Or, if you're brave, you can take a flashlight ghost tour on Friday nights beginning at 10 pm.

The Ridges, Athens Asylum

118 Ridges Circle, Athens, OH 45701

What better way to celebrate spooky season than with a trip to a mental asylum? The Ridges (formerly the Athens Lunatic Asylum) treated patients for over 100 years. In addition to the facilities, there are also three cemeteries, with nearly 2,000 graves of the patients who died there over the years. Tours of the asylum are full of history, mystery, and just a bit of spine-tingling creepiness. The Halloween season isn't complete without a visit.

Moonville Tunnel

Hope-Moonville Road, McArthur, OH 45651

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Not a house, not a haunt, just a cool place with a spooky vibe. Formerly a railroad line leading to the town of Moonville, the line no longer runs, and Moonville is a ghost town. The tunnel is one of the only things still remaining. You can hike to it across the remains of the railroad line, and it's a great place to explore and take photos. And legend has it, the tunnel is haunted by the ghosts of railroad workers who died there. If you look closely, you can still see them waving their lanterns.

Garrison Ghost Walk

29100 W. River Rd. (OH-65), Perrysburg, OH 43551

Fort Meigs was a military base during the War of 1812. Now, you can take immersive history tours there and experience the era for yourself. But the last two weekends in October, they have a different sort of tour. Guides will take you back in time to experience a variety of unexplained occurrences that have been reported over the years. Tours are conducted entirely by lantern light, with stories told around campfires. Tours begin at 7 pm, but if you want the full experience, take the 18+ night tour at 8:45 or 9 pm.

You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost!

What spooky goings-on are you looking forward to experiencing this Halloween season?


September 2022 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

As if the beautiful colors of autumn leaves weren't enough reason to get outdoors, how about some great freebies? Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts bring you free gifts to introduce the wonderful range of small businesses in our communities.

This month, treat yourself to a latte and pastry in Northeast Ohio, a made-to-order lunch in Columbus, and cookies or focaccia in Cincinnati.

September Gifts:

Columbus: Salad or a Lunch Box

Medina: Coffee and Donuts

Akron: Latte and a Pastry

Wooster: Latte and a Cretzel

Canton: $10 Certificate

Cleveland: A Plant

Kent/Stow: A Wrap

Cincinnati: Cookies or Foccacia

Columbus: Salad or a Lunch Box

The Garden Bar Cafe

3989 Broadway, Suite 100, Grove City, OH 43123

No time to pack a healthy lunch? The Garden Bar Cafe has you covered. Use your free gift to pick up a fresh salad or a tasty lunch box that will keep you energized for the rest of the day.

About The Garden Bar Cafe

The Garden Bar Cafe is a convenient and healthy alternative to fast-food dining. Sandwiches and salads are made to order with high-quality ingredients to ensure freshness. Solve those mid-afternoon cravings with a snack pack featuring tasty items such as fruit, veggies, hummus, hard-boiled eggs, and cheese.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Medina: Coffee and Donuts

Circles on the Square

28 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

Whether you're on the go or want to relax, start your day at Circles on the Square. Enjoy your coffee and donuts on site or pick up an easy carryout order.

About Circles on the Square

Named for its location in Medina's historic town center, Circles on the Square offers a delightful blend of classic and contemporary. Traditional donut flavors include plain, honey-glazed, and their signature cinnamon sugar. Gourmet options are a mash-up of donuts and popular tasty treats such as mint Oreo, caramel apple pie, and the best-selling maple bacon. 

Contact and Hours


Tuesday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Akron: Latte and a Pastry

Akron Coffee Roasters

30 N. High St., Akron, OH 44308

When a satisfied customer declares a cup of coffee "a work of art and science," that's high praise. How will you describe your latte and pastry from Akron Coffee Roasters?

About Akron Coffee Roasters

Everything about Akron Coffee Roasters, from their name to their warm and friendly customer service, fulfills their goal of being a true partner in the community. Exhibits of local artists are frequently found adorning the walls of the shop, which is closed on Sunday so the staff can spend time hiking, biking, and enjoying the local area.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wooster: Latte and a Cretzel

Sure House Coffee Roasting Co.

151 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691

Satisfy your hunger pangs and improve your vocabulary with your free gift from Sure House Coffee Roasting Co. Get acquainted with the cretzel, a delicious pastry made from croissant dough twisted into a pretzel shape. 

About Sure House Coffee Roasting Co.

For Eric and Elizabeth, founders of Sure House Coffee Roasting Co., your cup of coffee reflects their high standards in sourcing and producing it. All their coffee beans are single origin, purchased from small business owners around the world using fair trade and organic practices, and air-roasted in small batches to bring out the flavor.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Canton: $10 Certificate

Cottage Blues

4100 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709

Find the perfect gift for your sister, co-worker, or BFF with your $10 certificate from Cottage Blues. If you decide to treat yourself instead, we won't judge!

About Cottage Blues

The eclectic assortment of gifts at Cottage Blues almost defies description, so let them sum it up. They are "a mix of country French, coastal vibes, shabby, whimsical, and cheery." At any given time, you may find goats' milk soap, live plants, and cello-wrapped theme gift baskets on their shelves. 

Contact and Hours


Monday - Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cleveland: A Plant

Urban Planting Cleveland

10908 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44102

Houseplants serve a dual purpose of adding color and purifying the air. Brighten your home by bringing nature indoors with this month's free gift from Urban Planting Cleveland.

About Urban Planting Cleveland

Find the best selection around of tropical plants, succulents, and cacti, along with planters and accessories, at Urban Planting Cleveland. Be sure to check out their assortment of unique plants, such as Thai sunrise philodendron and variegated Hindu rope hoya.

Contact and Hours


Tuesday - Thursday: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Wrap

Kent Lanes

1524 Water St., Kent, OH 44240

Many bowling alleys are content to serve just burgers and pizza. Not Kent Lanes, where your free wrap is part of an extensive menu, including quesadillas, hot sandwiches, and wings with 14 different sauces.

About Kent Lanes

Bowling is a sport that all ages can enjoy, making Kent Lanes a perfect spot for an outing with friends or a family fun night. Instead of brunch, why not plan a Sunday Breakfast Bowl, with unlimited bowling and made-to-order breakfast for only $12? During summer, Kent Lanes hosts several coed beach volleyball leagues on their outdoor court.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Tuesday: Noon - 1 a.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Thursday - Friday: Noon - 1 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Cincinnati: Cookies or Focaccia

The Wheel

3805 Brotherton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

Home-baked goods are even better when they come from someone else's "home." Savor some scratch-made cookies or focaccia with your September gift from The Wheel.

About The Wheel

The Wheel brings the tradition of Italian neighborhood markets to Cincinnati. Their hand-rolled pasta, breads, and pastries are made fresh with locally-sourced ingredients. Too tired to cook?

Pick up some cannelloni, stuffed peppers, or one of the other grab-and-go entrees. 

Contact and Hours


Wednesday - Friday: 3 p.m. -7 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 4 p.m.

A Season of "Giving"

The holiday season is on the way, so be sure to include yourself in the gift-giving. Contact your Cutler Realtor to sign up for our monthly list of free offers.


Top Producers - August 2022 - Cutler Real Estate

Helping our clients is part of our DNA at Cutler Real Estate. Our Realtors go the extra mile every month to ensure homebuyers and sellers around Northeast Ohio, Columbus & Central Ohio, and Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky meet their goals.

This month, we're shining a spotlight on the top-producing agents and groups for August 2022. Each one has gone above and beyond in an effort to facilitate the process of buying and selling homes for so many clients. Join us in celebrating our top producers, production leaders, and listing leaders.


Northeast Ohio

Columbus & Central Ohio

Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

Northeast Ohio

August 2022 Top Producers - Alliance OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Canton OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Carrollton OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Fairlawn OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Greater Cleveland OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Green OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Malvern OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - North Canton OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - North Wooster OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Stow-Kent OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Wooster OH - Cutler Real Estate

Columbus & Central Ohio

August 2022 Top Producers - Clintonville-Beechwold OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Dublin OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - German Village OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Grove City OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Historic Dublin OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Powell OH - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Short North OH - Cutler Real Estate

Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

August 2022 Top Producers - Florence KY - Cutler Real Estate

August 2022 Top Producers - Incline District-Cincinnati OH - Cutler Real Estate

Ready To Help

If you're looking for an experienced real estate professional, we can help. Find out how Cutler Real Estate can assist you with buying or selling a home across Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Find a Realtor today.


Public Golf Courses - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

The game of golf has been played worldwide for centuries, if not longer. For some, it's a fun and relaxing way to spend the day. For others, it's a lifelong passion. If golf is something you can't get enough of, you'll be pleased to learn October 4 is National Golf Lovers Day! And what better way to celebrate than by playing a few holes? Fortunately, there are plenty of public courses where you can work on your game. Here are our favorite public golf courses in and around Columbus.

Wilson Road Golf Course

1900 N. Wilson Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

This 9-hole golf course is great for anyone looking for a quicker game. It features six par 3s and three par 4s and is a par-30 course overall. The fairway is lined with beautiful trees and has two small ponds and a creek running through it. They also have a special deal for weddings. If you bring your wedding party of eight or more people on the Saturday nearest your wedding, the bride or groom can play free!

Raymond Memorial Golf Course

3860 Trabue Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

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A Columbus fixture for nearly 70 years, this course features a unique twist: Each par-3 hole has an extra hole running parallel to it, with trees, greens, fairways, etc. These "twin holes" play host to a variety of junior golf programs in the summer months, making this an excellent course for young and beginner golfers to gain some experience. Though with 18 holes and a par 72, more experienced players will love the Raymond Memorial course as well. The large greens are sloped and contoured, with sand bunkers for each hole.

Champions Golf Course

3900 Westerville Rd., Columbus, OH 43224

If you really want to hone your golf skills, this is the course to play. Considered one of the most challenging courses in Central Ohio, its terrain features hills, dense trees, and more. It's not an easy course, but it is fun, with beautiful views. By far the oldest course on this list, Champions was first built in 1922, then redesigned in 1948 by Robert Trent Jones to be a full 18 holes. A classic course, it has stood the test of time and will likely continue to challenge golfers for many years to come.

Mentel Memorial Golf Course

6005 Alkire Rd., Galloway, OH 43119

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They say golf is a mental game, but in this case, it's a Mentel game. Originally opened in 1972 as Bolton Fields, the Mentel Memorial Golf Course in Galloway is a par-72 course that golfers have been coming to for nearly 50 years. It's every bit as comfortable and accommodating as a private club. Their 20,000-square-foot clubhouse features all the amenities, plus a banquet hall perfect for weddings and other events. But what about the game? With four sets of tees, the Mentel Memorial Course has something for everyone, from beginners to professionals. The grounds include three large lakes and 44 bunkers, along with wide fairways lined with trees.

Airport Golf Course

900 N. Hamilton Rd., Columbus, OH 43219

As its name implies, this golf course is next to John Glenn International Airport, allowing players to view the planes as they take off and land. First opened in 1966, the course received a full redesign in 2012, making it the beautiful, modern facility it is today. The Airport Course is gentle enough for beginners but includes a few fun challenges that will keep experts coming back for more. With a par 72, the ratings on this course range from 59.0 to 72.8, ensuring there's something for everyone. If you're looking for a course with a bit of variety to keep things interesting, even with regular visits, this is the course for you.

The Golf Depot

789 Science Blvd., Gahanna, OH 43230

Located in nearby Gahanna, the Golf Depot is designed to train new golfers and help them hone their skills. In addition to its 18 holes, it has both a driving range and a wedge range for practice. They also have many on-site instructors who can be booked for private lessons. And the Hammond Golf Academy makes its home on the premises as well. The golf school trains kids and adults, amateurs and pros alike, providing them with the tools and skills they need to improve their game.

Turnberry Golf Course

1145 Clubhouse Ln., Pickerington, OH 43147

First built in 1991, this 18-hole course borders Blacklick Creek and features high fescue grass, several lakes, and several bunkers. Perfect for lessons or tournaments, it's a challenging but fun course for novices and experts alike. The tees range from 3,812 to 6,675 yards, and you can play par 72 or 73. There's also a driving range with 70 tee stations. 

Westchester Golf Course

6300 Bent Grass Blvd., Canal Winchester, OH 43110

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Golfers have been coming to this course for over 25 years, and most of them rave about it. It features a course rating of 73.6 and a slope rating of 128. Several leagues play at Westchester, including a couples' league, a family league, a two-person team league, and a 9-hole senior league. The facility hosts events throughout the year and can be booked for weddings and other parties. You can also book private lessons at their practice facilities, and annual memberships are also available. And when you're done playing, check out the course's restaurant, Olive Branch Pizzeria!

Par for the Course

Where will you go to take a few strokes off your golf game this fall?


Event Centers Around Boone County, KY - Cutler Real Estate

Planning a big event and needing the perfect place to host it? From weddings to corporate events, family reunions, and celebrations of all sorts, there are event centers around Boone County with experienced teams happy to help you host an unforgettable event for your guests. Before you start planning your next event, take a close look at our guide to 8 of the best event centers around Boone County.

Florence Nature Park Event Center and Gathering House

7200 Nature Park Dr., Florence, KY 41042

Do you want your next event to feature a touch of the great outdoors? The Florence Nature Park Event Center and Gathering House is an indoor/outdoor venue located in the heart of Florence Nature Park. Outside, you'll find a dedicated green space, towering trees, and stunning scenery in a beautiful, natural setting. Indoors, you'll enjoy dinner seating for up to 100 guests, a large dance floor, a well-equipped catering kitchen, and a customizable event space. It's an ideal setting for weddings, corporate events, receptions, and a wide variety of social events.

The Barn at Belle Hills Wedding & Event Venue

895 Violet Rd., Crittenden, KY 41030

Formerly known as Bingham Meadows, The Barn at Belle Hills Wedding & Event Venue is an upscale venue set on 70 acres of scenic farmland. If you're planning a wedding, you're sure to love the outdoor scenery, large gazebo, wrap-around porch, and large, paved parking lot that makes it easy to accommodate your guests. Indoors, you'll find a beautifully decorated, 3,000-square foot barn that can serve up to 250 guests, along with a bridal suite and groom's room.

The Florentine Event Center

8605 Haines Drive #D, Florence, KY 41042

The Florentine Event Center is located around the corner from Florence homes for sale, and it's an ideal choice if elegance is a key ingredient in the recipe for your next great event. The catchphrase at this event center is "Affordable Elegance," which they achieve by offering low deposits and affordable pricing without compromising on quality. The main ballroom features crystal chandeliers, atmospheric lighting, a separate buffet area, and all the modern equipment you need to host a great event. A private, three-room suite is also perfect for preparing before or unwinding after your event.

Little Britain Carriage House

5309 Idlewild Rd., Burlington, KY 41005

Located on a 90-acre horse farm, the Little Britain Carriage House is primarily a wedding venue, perfect for hosting an outdoor wedding ceremony combined with an indoor reception in the beautiful banquet center. The banquet center is decorated with rustic, antique décor and offers a perfect setting for life's biggest celebrations. Event packages include everything you need, from setup to clean-up, so you don't have to worry about anything except enjoying your big day.

Boone Links Golf & Event Center

19 Clubhouse Dr., Florence, KY 41042

Whether you'd like to incorporate golf into your event or just searching for a scenic setting, the event venue at Boone Links Golf & Event Center has you covered. The recently renovated banquet hall can now serve up to 240 guests, with an outdoor wedding venue, refreshed menu, full-service bar, and covered patio for your guests to enjoy. Not planning an event quite so large? The team at Boone Links Golf is also happy to help you prepare a golf outing event, with a full dinner menu for guests after your round.

Florence Lions Club House

29 Lacresta Dr., Florence, KY 41042

The Florence Lions Club House is newly renovated, featuring space for up to 160 guests for weddings/dances and up to 190 guests for classroom-style events. This is an affordable choice for events, with perks like decorations, special setups, and a bartender available at no extra charge. The team here coordinates with local DJs to provide entertainment and partners with local caterers who offer a wide range of dining options. There's also a large, 80-inch projection screen with audio/video equipment available for a small rental fee.

The Marian Historic Venue

5975 N. Jefferson St., Burlington, KY 41005

Need a hand planning your next event? The Marian Historic Venue specializes in customizing its event space to suit the needs of every event, with a team that will help you plan your event down to the smallest details. The venue features elegant details at every turn, from the crystal chandeliers adorning the ceilings to the fine china on the tables. It's not as large as some of the other event centers on our list, but the décor, atmosphere, and attention to detail make it an excellent choice for events with up to 80 guests.

The Sanctuary Event Center

417 E. 6th St., Newport, KY 41071

If you want your guests to be impressed from the moment they arrive in the parking lot, it's tough to top the experience at The Sanctuary Event Center. This venue is housed in a stunning, historic brick building, with towering stained-glass windows and history around every corner. It's a very popular place for weddings but can also accommodate a wide variety of other events. Whether you're planning a party, corporate meeting, artistic performance, or fundraiser, the team here is ready to help with every detail.

Party Time

When it's time to create memories that last a lifetime, where will you plan your next Boone County event?


Central Ohio Bed & Breakfasts - Cutler Real Estate

Not only is a bed and breakfast a wonderful place to stay while on a long trip, it also makes a great destination for a fall weekend getaway. The city of Columbus and the surrounding areas are filled with a wide variety of bed and breakfast locations that are perfect for any occasion. We're sharing some of our personal favorites that each have their own personality and allure.

The Lily Stone Bed and Breakfast

106 S. High St., Gahanna, OH 43230

Distance from Downtown Columbus: 9 miles

Owned and operated by the Gahanna Historical Society, the Lily Stone Bed and Breakfast has recently been given a facelift, and you really can't beat its cozy atmosphere. In addition to high-speed wi-fi, you'll be greeted with a full kitchen complete with breakfast table, gorgeous dining room, screened-in porch, a parlor room with television and games, large outdoor area, picnic tables, and more. Many discoveries are also within walking distance, including parks, restaurants, and shopping.

Granville Inn

314 E. Broadway, Granville, Ohio 43023

Distance from Downtown Columbus: 35 miles

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Established in 1924, the Granville Inn is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscape features in all of Ohio. Set near a charming New England-style village with a backdrop that features rolling hills and soaring trees, this bed and breakfast offers the perfect place to relax and enjoy your loved ones. With its gorgeous guest rooms, large meeting spaces, and award-winning dining experience, you may never want to leave. It's the perfect spot for weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, corporate events, or even a simple birthday party.

Timbrook Guesthouse

5811 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43235

Distance from Downtown Columbus: 11 miles

Take a look at the Timbrook Guesthouse for something a little different for your bed and breakfast weekend extravaganza. Built in 1988, the theme of this location can be summed up in just two words: tropical paradise. The amenities you'll discover here include lush gardens, outdoor jacuzzi, heated elliptical pool, gazebo, fire pit, and more. Each of the rooms, from the Bluebird Suite to the South Siesta Suite, has a unique style and feel all its own.

The Historic Buxton Inn

313 E. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023

Distance from Downtown Columbus: 35 miles

If you're searching for a weekend hotspot that's a bit on the fancy side, then the historic Buxton Inn is exactly what you're looking for. This bed and breakfast has been around for more than 200 years and is especially famous for its restaurant that serves the best seafood trio, grilled salmon, lemon chicken, and even huge burgers with a large side of fries. Once you arrive, you'll understand why so many people have used the Buxton Inn for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations.

Emma's Bed & Breakfast

4200 E. National Rd., Springfield, OH 45505

Distance from Downtown Columbus: 41 miles

Residents and visitors alike are often drawn to Emma's Bed & Breakfast because of its small-town simplicity. The outside is what many would consider a charming throwback to understated architecture, while the inside sports a classic look that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. While you're there, this oft-billed "home away from home" opportunity gives you access to day spas, hiking trails, restaurants, nightlife, wineries, shopping, and even a nearby zoo.

Castle Inn Bed & Breakfast

610 S. Court St., Circleville, OH 43113

Distance from Downtown Columbus: 30 miles

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Very often found on best-of lists amongst friends, family members, and coworkers for its castle appearance alone, the Castle Inn Bed & Breakfast stands out in the crowd. The inn has been billed as the perfect romantic getaway, but it's probably most famous for its monthly murder mysteries where guests get to dress up in early 1900s attire (supplied by Castle Inn) and dive into a scarily fun adventure. Some other activities around the area include flea market shopping, horseback riding, hiking, boating, and - as always - simply reading and relaxing in the comfort of your room or nearly anywhere in the inn itself.

Bexley Bed and Breakfast

519 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley, OH 43209

Distance from Downtown Columbus: 4 miles

As one of the more modern-styled bed and breakfasts on our list, this getaway location has become extremely popular. The contemporary design of the Bexley Bed and Breakfast is based on the philosophy of "modern meets comfort," and, given the wall-mounted televisions, wi-fi, keyless entry, heated floors, and heated towel racks, they definitely live up to this concept. Head out the door for a short walk, and you'll soon find yourself surrounded by restaurants, boutiques, a bike trail, ice cream shops, and other delights.

The Welsh Hills Inn

2133 Cambria Mill Rd., Granville, OH 43023

Distance from Downtown Columbus: 40 miles

The Welsh Hills Inn is a charming yet luxurious bed and breakfast, which is probably why it's often the place where couples decide to begin their new lives together. Surrounded by 15 acres of trees, ponds, and valleys, you'll feel as if you've been whisked away to a far-off land. The good news is that this "far-off land" is filled with amenities you might expect, such as gourmet meals, evening wine and cheese social, spa services, and more.

Winter St. Inn

185 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015

Distance from Downtown Columbus: 26 miles

Closing in on its 150th anniversary, the Winter Saint Inn has an old-world elegance that's hard to match. Step inside, and you'll discover Italian marble fireplaces, a baby grand piano, and antiques galore. The rooms are classically gorgeous, and the food is wonderfully delicious, but many people are especially keen on the owners, Rodger and Debbie. Since they took over the inn more than 15 years ago, they've worked hard to make sure that every single guest feels welcome and accommodated.

Adventure Awaits

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Explore Ohio's Flea Markets - Cutler Real Estate

If you're looking for something interesting and unique, head to one of Ohio's flea markets. You'll find a huge and eclectic variety of items filled with character, and whether you're shopping for yourself or a gift, you're sure to come away with something special. Plus, it's fun to browse and explore all the wares for sale.

Check out the following nine places around Northeast OhioCincinnati, and Columbus to find flea market treasures:

Jamie's Flea Market

46388 Telegraph Rd., South Amherst, OH 44001

Jamie's Flea Market, which bills itself as Northern Ohio's largest, has over 150 inside vendors and over 400 outside sellers. It's a good mix of established sellers plus temporary vendors holding garage or estate sales, so you'll be able to return to your favorite shops yet always have new items to browse through. If you need help navigating through the sellers and finding what you'd like, an office in the center building is staffed and ready to point you in the right direction. The market is open throughout the year on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market

1289 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH 44632

The folks at Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market must be doing something right since they've been in business for over 80 years. They've moved from their original location to one with 12 acres of outdoor space and 3 acres of indoor shopping. The marketplace also hosts special events such as coin and bike shows throughout the year and has been named a Top 20 Flea Market in the U.S. by Flea Market Insiders.

Four Seasons Flea & Farm Market

3000 McCartney Rd., Youngstown, OH 44505

The Four Seasons Flea & Farm Market is located on the grounds of a large former airport just three miles west of Pennsylvania, so you'll have plenty to explore when you visit. The indoor/outdoor market has 88,000 square feet of indoor space and 22 acres of blacktop. As the market owners say, it's like going to 600 yard sales at once. In addition to flea market finds, including home decor, clothing, toys, and much more, you'll also be able to shop for fresh fruits and veggies, home-baked bread, and other farmers market goodies. The market is open Wednesdays and Sundays year-round.

Peddlers Flea Market

4343 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

You'll be able to shop year-round at Peddlers Flea Market, which has provided treasures for more than 30 years. Wear comfortable shoes because if you want to do some serious exploring, you'll have 25,000 square feet to cover inside and 1.5 acres outside. Shop at the 110 indoor booths or 300 outdoor vendors, stopping at a concession stand for food and drink when you need to refuel. With this many vendors, you'll have your choice of unique items, including collectibles, clothing, jewelry, home decor, toys, and more.

The City Flea

1230 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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You'll find The City Flea, a curated urban flea market, once a month at Washington Park and other locations from April-December. Currently, in its 12th year, the flea market has attracted many shoppers over the years and now sees thousands attend each market, and some of its sellers have grown from hobbyists to full-time business owners. Vendors sell items that are unique, creative, and visually interesting, including everything from plants to artisan pizzas, so there's truly something for everyone. Even kids can get in on the fun and money-making since some of the markets also feature kids' booths.

Treasure Aisles Flea Market

320 N. Garver Rd., Monroe, OH 45050

Drive north from Cincinnati about 25 miles, and you'll come to Treasure Aisles Flea Market, which covers over 44 acres and has over 500 shops. Make a day of it and enjoy some live music and entertainment on two stages. You can even start your day with breakfast from one of the concession stands and stay to enjoy a hot dog or taco for lunch. The market is open Saturdays and Sundays year-round, and admission costs $2 cash per car.

Westland Flea Market

4170 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43228

Open for more than 25 years, Westland Flea Market has over 300 dealer booths in its air-conditioned interior and more than 80 vendors outdoors. The broad mix of vendors sells everything from trinkets to high-end items such as TVs, computers, and antiques. A snack bar is available, serving sandwiches, fries, ice cream, and other treats. The market is also home to a "flealess" version of the market, where flea market owners sell goods for dealers who aren't available. This convenience means that even if one of the dealers is away or their booth is closed, you can still buy from the flea market's owners and employees.

Greater Columbus Antique Mall

1045 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43206

Located close to the Scioto River, Greater Columbus Antique Mall offers five stories of eclectic items housed in an interesting historic building. You'll find everything from glassware to vinyl records to furniture in the mall's unique building, so plan to browse for a while. And although it's called an antique mall, the space also carries vintage items. With such a large number and variety of items available, you're unlikely to leave empty-handed.

South Drive-In Theater and Flea Market

3050 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43207

The South Drive-In Theater and Flea Market shows drive-in movies and serves as the site of a large outdoor flea market. You'll find various goods for sale, including electronics, tools, clothing, vintage pieces, art, and more. The flea market also sells items you'd typically find at a farmers market, such as fresh food, veggies, and freshly baked goods. Visit it on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from mid-March to mid-November.

Endless Treasures

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Train Rides - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Trains were once a primary mode of transportation in the United States. Although railroads now see less use, plenty are still around. There are a lot of places in Ohio where you can take a train ride, see some beautiful scenery, and in some cases, learn a little more about railroads and trains in the process. Here are some of the top Ohio train rides worth taking.

Zanesville & Western Scenic Railroad

5700 OH-204, Mt Perry, OH 43760

This train follows a historic rail line called the Glass Rock Spur. The company is run by volunteers who make the experience fun and lighthearted. The train cars are historical, and that's part of the thrill. Many of the rides are themed for the seasons. 

The Zanesville & Western Scenic Railroad is a great place to visit with kids. The ride isn't too long, and tickets are affordable at $9 per adult and $5 per child.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131

If you happen to be in Northeast Ohio, take a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. This train runs from Independence to Akron, passing through Cuyahoga National Park. It's a great way to see more of the park's scenery and wildlife. There are several routes of varying lengths to choose from.

The trains on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad have a cafe car. Check out the ride schedule on the railroad's website, and buy your tickets in advance. Prices start at just $11 for some of the shorter routes. You can also buy an all-day pass, which allows you to board and deboard as you please.

J&L Narrow Gauge Railroad

2261 Hubbard Rd., Youngstown, OH 44505

J&L Narrow Gauge Railroad is a great place to learn about steel mills and their role in the railroad industry. The company maintains a 24" demonstration railroad where you can ride a heavy, steel locomotive. You can also see an original, full-scale steel locomotive by Jones & Laughlin Steel.

This train offers rides on the second and fourth weekends of every month through October. Trains depart every 30 minutes between 10 am and 2 pm, and the rides last about 15 minutes. Tickets are $8 per person.

Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

400 Center St., Dennison, OH 44621

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum is a great place to learn about the use of railroads during WWII. The railroad was used to transport servicemen heading off to war. The Depot has been converted into a museum where you can see displays and films related to railroad history. You can also take a ride on the historic train.

During the holiday season, the train at the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum is converted into the Polar Express. This is a perfect opportunity for families with children to enjoy a festive ride. 

Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society

Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45439

The Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society maintains a passenger train that travels on a small, 1/8-scale track. The train only operates on certain days; a ride schedule is available on their website. A $1 donation is suggested for each passenger, and additional donations are encouraged. All proceeds go towards track maintenance, fuel, and other expenses.

If you really enjoy your ride on the Carillon Park Railway, consider becoming a member of their society. Members help design and maintain the on-site tracks and get additional riding privileges.

Ohio Railway Museum

990 Proprietors Rd., Worthington, OH 43085

Ohio Railway Museum is the perfect place to learn about the history of trains and streetcars, especially as used around Columbus, Ohio. An on-site train runs every Sunday at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. 

Rides are just $9 for adults and $7 for kids. This price also grants you admission into the museum and outdoor grounds. Plus, you can visit the gift shop for a souvenir.

Lorain & West Virginia Railway

46789 OH-18, Wellington, OH 44090

The Lorain & West Virginia Railway was built in 1906 and remained active until the 1970s. It is now maintained as a passenger train where you can enjoy different themed rides throughout the year. In October, there's a Fall Foliage ride, and in November and December, it becomes the Santa Train.

Learn more about these seasonal rides on the railroad's website. Tickets typically go on sale 60 days before an event.

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

16 E. South St., Lebanon, OH 45036

The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad travels through Warren County, just outside Cincinnati. You can catch the train in Lebanon and ride for about 9 miles round-trip. You'll pass through Turtle Creek, Union Township, and Mason or Monroe along the way. Five railroad bridges are crossed on this ride, the longest of which stretches over Turtle Creek.

The trains on the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad all feature coaches built in the 1930s with bench-style seats and open windows. All train cars are heated, and some have air conditioning. You can buy tickets for the train in person at the railway ticket office.

Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers

Lester Road, Medina, OH 44256

Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers is a steam train club that offers public rides on certain dates. A few rides are coming up on September 17, October 14, and October 15, 20220. Rides are free, but donations are encouraged.

Some rides on the Northeast Ohio Live Steamers train are themed. For example, the October rides are Halloween-themed, and guests are encouraged to wear costumes. All ages are welcome.

Hitch a Ride

Which one of these train rides will you embark on this year? Don't forget to blow the whistle as you roll by!

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