Plan Now for a Holiday or Winter Getaway to an Ohio State Park Lodge




Whether it’s getting out of the city, searching for a place in the woods or just planting your feet on “neutral turf,” five Ohio State Park Lodges operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts offer plenty of activities and accommodations and package options for the holidays and beyond.

“An easy trip to a state park helps bring families and couples closer together, and the lodges are close to home mileage-wise, but far enough to get your ‘getaway on’,” said Hinch Knece, marketing manager for Ohio State Park Lodges. “With an array of packages and holiday events, they are affordable as well.”

Playing in the Snow

Playing in the Snow

The lodges are offering deals and packages this winter with fun activities and a choice of accommodations ranging from a lodge rooms to single- and multi-family cottages.

The lodges also feature a variety of special winter events, including the town of Cambridge’s annual Dickens Victorian Village just minutes from Salt Fork Lodge and Maumee Bay Lodge’s popular Winter Carnival between the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. The Dickens Victorian Village features 90 scenes of 186 lifelike figures representing classic scenes from Victorian society while the Winter Carnival is a fun-filled week with activities such as Jacob’s Ladder, jousting, inflatables and more.

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Designed specifically for family groups seeking a holiday gathering or a place for their next reunion, the Family Tree program helps ensure interest for years – and generations — to come. Families booking a minimum of 15 rooms and two nights of lodging qualify to receive a free tree to plant in the state park. Using the GPS coordinates of the tree they planted, families can then find their way back to their “family tree” to chart its growth just as they chart the growth of the children in the family. The lodge will even photograph the family and email it to everyone in the group. For more information, families should email


The popular 10/20/30 Deal offers a progressive discount that increases to up to 30 percent off room rates as guests extend their stays. For a one-night stay guests receive a 10 percent discount off the room rate in any lodge room or cottage. For two-night stays, the discount increases to 20 percent for the room or cottage, and three or more nights will result in a 30 percent discount off the room or cottage. Guests need to use the promotional codes STAY1, STAY2 or STAY3 depending upon the number of nights they reserve.

A good choice for a quick getaway, the Bed and Breakfast package featuring one or more nights of lodging and a full American breakfast for each night of stay. When reserving this package guests need to use the promotional code BNBFREE.

Punderson Exterior Snow

The five lodges operated by Xanterra are close to major Ohio cities and surrounding states. Salt Fork Lodge is 12 miles from Cambridge near the I-70/I-77 interchange. Mohican Lodge is east of I-71 approximately 75 miles from both Columbus and Akron. Punderson Manor Lodge is 35 miles east of Cleveland and north of US-422. Maumee Bay Lodge is 12 miles east of Toledo and north of the Ohio Turnpike (I-80). Deer Creek Lodge is 35 miles south of Columbus and east of I-71.

All five lodges are open-year round and feature wide-ranging seasonal activities. Xanterra also operates the marina and facilities at Geneva Marina State Park in Geneva-on-the-Lake in northeastern Ohio.

To book these packages, use the appropriate promotional code at or individual lodge web sites or call 1-800-AT-A-PARK (1-800-282-7275). Blackout dates and other restrictions apply.

1 comment for “Plan Now for a Holiday or Winter Getaway to an Ohio State Park Lodge

  1. ellen beck
    November 9, 2015 at 3:08 am

    It looks pretty. I do have to admit I am not a huge fan of snow unless it is to look out the window. Perhaps I have done too much shoveling!

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