Clevelanders looking for an elegant, luxurious getaway to beat the winter blues or who are seeking the ultimate romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day need search no further than the Carlisle Inn located in Sugarcreek, Ohio, in the heart of Ohio Amish country. It is approximately a 90 minute drive from Cleveland to Sugarcreek.
A Little Bit About the Carlisle Inn No two rooms are decorated alike at this 69 room Inn and each of the four floors is done in a different style (among them, Shaker and Country) All of the spacious rooms are filled with Amish-made furniture and all rooms feature a balcony or porch.
In addition to their large standard rooms, the Carlisle Inn also has Deluxe Executive rooms that feature a gas fireplace and a 2 person jacuzzi and 2-bedroom suites.
Amenities at the Carlisle Inn include a fitness center, a large all-season pool and hot tub located in a room with a retractable glass roof and a game and exercise area.
Be sure to make a stop at the Inn’s magnificent library with its cozy fire aglow in the gas fireplace, beautiful wood bookcases (yes, you can borrow books) and its various sitting areas within the library with their plush, comfy sofas and chairs. There is even a table set up with a jigsaw puzzle of Amish country that you can feel free to add some puzzle pieces to.
The Ultimate Escape Package For those of you romantics who are in the mood to splurge and experience the ultimate, opulent getaway, the Ultimate Escape Package is the perfect Valentine’s Day indulgence.
This top-of-the-line package includes one night accommodations in a standard room, a one hour simultaneous massage for two people, a box of Coblentz chocolates, a Spa Gift Basket, a seasonal fresh floral arrangement, two plush bathrobes to keep (worth $95 apiece), four bottles of mineral water and a $30 voucher for dinner at either the Dutch Valley restaurant (adjacent to the Carlisle Inn) or to Der Dutchman restaurant nearby in Walnut Creek. Both restaurants offer Amish cooking.
Cost of the Ultimate Escape Package is $656.
Another less pricey option is reserving a standard room ($120) or a deluxe executive room with the gas fireplace and jacuzzi ($169) and adding some romantic touches a la carte. Add-ons include a bottle of Catawba sparking grape juice and two goblets for $16, a box of Coblentz Chocolates for $11, a dining voucher for $20 or $30 or Carlisle mugs and gourmet hot chocolate for $18 plus tax. Massages are also available a la carte with advance reservations.
The Carlisle Inn is also offering a special Winter package from now though May 12, 2012. Guests will receive accommodations, a $20 dining voucher for Dutch Valley or Der Dutchman, a free Continental breakfast (at a spacious dining area with a fireplace and glass-topped tables with white wicker padded chairs and cozy sitting areas) and a shopping coupon book for local and nearby Dutchman Hospitality businesses. Guests can receive either discounts or receive free items from stores such as Dutch Valley Gifts, The Coop, Dutch Valley Market and Carlisle Gifts with a purchase. The Winter Package is available for one night or for 2-5 nights. Pricing depends on room types chosen.
To make reservations at the Carlisle Inn call toll free 855-411-2275.
The Carlisle Inn is located at 1357 Old Route 39 (Exit 85 on I-77) in Sugarcreek, Ohio. It is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Cleveland.