Happy Valentine’s Day! This past weekend my husband and I traveled south on 77 for about 90 minutes to spend a couple of days at Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center in Lore City, Ohio. We had such a great time! Located near Cambridge and in Ohio’s largest state park, it’s a fantastic place for a romantic getaway, especially this time of year.
We checked in Friday afternoon around 4 p.m. and had a few drinks in the Wildlife Lounge before having dinner in Timber’s Restaurant. The lodge features at least three gas fireplaces with ample seating, so we enjoyed playing Trivial Pursuit in front of the fire after dinner. We started the next day with breakfast at Timber’s Restaurant (we had purchased a “bed and breakfast” package that included breakfast, which was a great deal) then went for a long hike on one of the trails around Salt Fork Lake. The trail was rugged but beautiful and it was so nice being outside in the mild February air! Upon our return we visited the pool and hot tub (the lodge also features an outdoor pool, which is open during the summer months) for some much-needed relaxation, and then we challenged each other to a friendly game of ping pong in the game room. We spent the early afternoon on our balcony (it happened to be extremely mild outside) with a bottle of wine we had purchased in the gift shop – absolute bliss! I spent some time later in front of the fire again with a good book. And we rounded out the day with some time in the lounge again before dinner in Timber’s.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food at the lodge. Servings are huge though, so you may be able to split an entree with another guest! And, although my husband and I LOVED having some time to ourselves, we also kept thinking about how much fun we’d have bringing our kids back to stay, especially in the summer. The accommodations were rustic yet comfortable. Best of all, Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center is the perfect place to visit whether you want to take part in all-day activities… or, like us this past weekend, do absolutely nothing!