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suggestions for a weekend getaway with my wife.

bucks_4_life's picture
September 4, 2014 at 3:13pm
41 Comments

Hey guys, this is my first forum post on here and wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions on a weekend getaway with my wife for our anniversary. We live in Columbus so anywhere within a 3 or 4 hour radius would be fine. Thanks for the help guys!

MackHall400Series's picture

Wait for spring.  It's football season!  Read Ramzy's article on fall weddings and similar logic should apply.  http://www.elevenwarriors.com/college-football/2014/07/37574/fall-weddin...

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bucks_4_life's picture

That's what I get for letting her decide the details of the wedding. I happened to marry someone who wasn't from Ohio and loves fall weather! Go figure!

The juice is worth the squeeze

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Doc's picture

East Lansing in early November is nice.

"Say my name."

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oversizedrooster's picture

hey man from prior experience montana and Iowa are very nice vacation spots...you can hunt and pick corn!

i like roosters

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mh277907's picture

Oglebay Resort in WV is pretty cool. 

buckeyebobcat

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bucks_4_life's picture

I'll have to check that place out. Seems interesting. Thanks for the advise!

The juice is worth the squeeze

Buckeye Knight's picture

Hocking Hills.

If you can drive farther, the western and northern coasts of Michigan have some nice towns.  I like Traverse City, but it's way up there.  St. Joseph is pretty nice, but it's about 5 hours from cbus.

bucks_4_life's picture

We thought about hocking hills. Only problem is its just as expensive as renting a cabin in the smokey mountains, which we've done a couple times already.

The juice is worth the squeeze

OSUBias's picture

Is Chicago out of range? I think it's close enough to make it work. Great city, great food, relatively cheap, lots to do there.

Shitter's full

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bucks_4_life's picture

Chicago could be doable. It's been a while since I've been there but if I recall it is about a 7 hour drive?

The juice is worth the squeeze

MackHall400Series's picture

For me personally, it's worth the $200 round trip flight as opposed to the "5 hour" drive that always seems to take 7.  I also drive a crappy truck so it's probably a wash on the total cost.

OSUBias's picture

I was thinking 6-ish so you're probably right. Might be too far. Guess it depends on what you had in mind. Outdoorsy vs major metropolis

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KBonay's picture

How far you want to go?

West-Vegas.
South-Cabo.
North-Chicago.
East-Boston.

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Seattle Linga's picture

West - ? ............ HELLO

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KBonay's picture

Sorry...Gotta give the Nod to Vegas.  Easy flights.  Uh, nightlife.  Gambling.  Debauchery. Pools. Spas.  Sports Books to catch the game.
 

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Seattle Linga's picture

It's all good - plus Seattle has it's own entertainment tonight. Don't know if we can fit anymore outsiders into this city tonight anyway

brandonbauer87's picture

A cabin in Hocking Hills is great for husband and wife time, if you know what I mean...

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CALPOPPY's picture

Nudge, Nudge. Wink, Wink. Say no more.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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RK84's picture

Stay in Columbus, use the money on a tailgate and tickets to THE GAME!

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bucks_4_life's picture

I like your way of thinking!

The juice is worth the squeeze

e135800's picture

Salt Fork State park is nice. If you guys golf, the course is pretty killer there.

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bucks_4_life's picture

Do they have places to stay out there?

The juice is worth the squeeze

RK84's picture

I gew up down there, Salt Fork in the fall is pretty cool. They have a big lodge, cabin rentals, and I beleive there are privately owned rentals as well. Easy on the old pocket book, if I remember correctly.

There are some great hole in the wall places to eat and drink close by too, Deep Cut Tavern has deep fried burgers and dollar beers.

Good ole Guernsey County Ohio!

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e135800's picture

Yeah. What he said.  

Harold's picture

Head down to the Casinos in Cincinnati on Friday night, stay for the night, and then head to Nashville, TN. You're welcome.

Ahhh, the smell of Chris Spielman's Dirty Socks...

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denner's picture

Better off just letting her decide.   Have fun!

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buckeyebfd's picture

Where ever she says is probably the correct answer

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Mercurius's picture

Within three or four hours, that leaves you pretty much in Ohio? I like Yellow Springs, The Wilds, Athens, Malabar Farm and Put-n-Bay. A bit further is Laurel Highlands in PA and a bit further than that is Asheville, NC.

VintonCountyBuck's picture

Here you go:
http://www.ravenwoodcastle.com/

Its in Vinton County near the Hocking Hills.
They also have some stage shows sometimes. Along with some pretty good food.

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js2378's picture

DC is within reach if you're thinking about going as far as Chicago. Good food, good metro system, and lots of free things to do.

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bucks_4_life's picture

We've been talking about going there. I'm itching to see the wwii memorial!

The juice is worth the squeeze

js2378's picture

I live in northern VA. I think it's a 7 hour-ish drive. For cheaper hotels, you can probably pick a place in the suburbs (maybe Bethesda, MD area?) and take the metro in. The trains are pretty reliable, clean, and definitely safe. I don't know how well the metro stops are spaced in the national mall area, but if the weather is nice, it's such a nice area to walk around anyway that it shouldn't be a big deal. Traffic is normally bad in DC, but it's better/do-able on the weekends. I think parking is more expensive than taking the metro though. Message me if you have any questions and happy anniversary. 

bedheadjc's picture

Vodka, Sugarcreek, motel sheet hole sex. Go.

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osu07asu10's picture

I've seen the Hocking Hills suggestion a few times and that you've done the Smokey Mtns a few times...

It is about a 6 hour drive from CBus, but Boone, NC in the Fall is amazing.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

What Would Troy Smith Do's picture

If you're in Boone you might as well visit Applachian State's campus.  Sort of like a pilgrimage to the place that brought the best non OSU football win ever.

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osu07asu10's picture

I actually visited Boone and ASU's campus for the first time the summer before that glorious 07 game....

and now the ASU in my handle stands for App State!

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

osu407's picture

Put in bay isn't bad

Whoa Nellie's picture

Amish country, Holmes County, is beautiful in the fall.  Nice lodgings of many varieties: laid out cabins, B&B's, hotels.  Some favs:  Inn at Honey Run, Sojourner's Lodge, Donna's cabins.  Wineries at French Ridge (Kilbuck) and Troutman (Wooster).

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bucks_4_life's picture

Thanks for the advise everyone. I've got some places to research.

The juice is worth the squeeze

Killer nuts's picture

Go do the bourbon trail and stay at a bed and breakfast

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