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Guesthouse in Conneaut
Casita On The Lake
ON THE LAKE! The Casita offers a wonderful getaway for couples and friends down on the water's edge. You'll will feel as if you have arrived at a Mediterranean villa with the cozy guesthouse all to yourself! Enjoy swimming off of the pier, watching the eagles fly by as they scoop fish out of the water, and having a warm fire at night while you look up at the stars. Imagine falling asleep to the sound of the waves and waking up to a stunning view of the lake that you can see from bed.
$125 per night
Loft in Geneva
Geneva Loft-HotTub, Rooftop Deck, Spire & Wineries
Welcome to the Geneva Loft! Relax in the luxury whirlpool hot tub after a long day at the Spire or returning from a day of winery hopping! Only 3 minutes from the Spire, under 10 minutes to all the wineries GRV has to offer Enjoy a spacious guest house with self check-in. Hangout in the game room with ping pong and arcade games or sip wine on the rooftop patio! Large bedrooms and a stocked renovated kitchen makes this the perfect home away from home!
$189 per night
Hotel room in Geneva
King Industrial Suite #7, Walk to Strip, A/C, WiFi
Located in Geneva-On-The-Lake, Ohio's oldest Resort Town with lots of history and unique attractions! Walk to Lake Erie and the famous "Strip". This 1950’s motor lodge is being re-vamped and re-imagined into Geneva-On-The-Lakes first self check-in themed Boutique motel, where every room is a unique experience! Each room is a different style, all with custom, designer touches throughout.
$130 per night

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Stay near Geneva-on-the-Lake's top sights

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Geneva State Park41 locals recommend
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The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake6 locals recommend
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Eddie's Grill24 locals recommend
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Sportsterz Bar and Grill11 locals recommend
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Old Firehouse Winery32 locals recommend
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Adventure Zone28 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Geneva-on-the-Lake

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Sunset Suites #2- Sunset Vacation Rentals
$83 per night
Home in Geneva
Lakehouse Lagoon- Sunset Vacation Rentals
$83 per night
Condo in Geneva
Lake Erie Condo w/ breathtaking view & indoor pool
$164 per night
Home in Geneva
Stunning Bohemian Home with Private Beach
$295 per night
Home in Geneva
Breathtaking Modern Lakefront Cottage
$209 per night
Rental unit in Geneva
“Casa Rosé” / boho style 1 Bdrm boutique apt
$76 per night
Cottage in Geneva
Chardonnay Cottage | GOTL Strip | Cozy & Quaint
$78 per night
Cottage in Geneva
Parrot Key Cottage
$80 per night
Cottage in Geneva
Lakehouse w/ fireplace, whirlpool tub & new HVAC!
$110 per night
Cottage in Geneva
Quaint cottage a short walk from the GOTL strip
$113 per night
Home in Geneva
No Cleaning Fees! Close to Spire/GOTL/Wine Country
$120 per night
Cottage in Geneva
*NEW* “ Endless Summer” walk to the GOTL strip
$217 per night

Your guide to Geneva-on-the-Lake


Given Geneva-on-the-Lake’s long-standing reputation as a family-friendly getaway, it’s no surprise to learn that the town was more or less established thanks to the installation of a carousel. This was back in the 1870s, shortly after a plot of land at modern-day Mapleton Beach on Lake Erie was cleared for recreation and opened as a public picnic spot with beach access. Once the horse-powered carousel was put in, a few years later, it was official: Geneva-on-the-Lake was established as Ohio’s first summer resort — a proud claim that has remained on the town’s welcome sign ever since. The original carousel still stands (it’s now a half-mile west), as do many of the charming lake cottages that were built to accommodate pleasure-seekers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Though Geneva-on-the-Lake has sprouted hotels, spas, restaurants, wineries, and golf courses in the ensuing years, it’s still very much the same friendly, small-town resort it has always been.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Geneva-on-the-Lake?

Geneva-on-the-Lake is perched on the southern shore of Lake Erie, where the so-called lake effect rules the weather forecast. Summer is true to the calendar: It lasts from June through September with warm, humid, and partly cloudy days stretching into the 80-degree Fahrenheit range. Winters are freezing (or just below), generally overcast, and often quite windy, given the city’s proximity to the Great Lakes, so a heavy winter coat is recommended. Spring and fall temperatures can vary drastically. Snow can fall as late as May or as early as October, and balmy days might pop up in March or as late as November. If you’re staying in one of the area’s vacation rentals during the shoulder seasons, pack layers just in case.

What are the top things to do in Geneva-on-the-Lake?

Geneva State Park

Spanning nearly 700 acres just west of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Geneva State Park encompasses a large sandy beach on Lake Erie, as well as freshwater marshes, creeks, and hiking and biking trails along the lake. Fishing and boating are incredibly popular here, as are the inland campgrounds.

The Strip

Cruising through Geneva-on-the-Lake along State Route 531 feels like stepping back in time. Arcades, hot dog stands, and lively pubs line the mile-long road known affectionately as the Strip, where mom-and-pop retail shops and neighborhood eateries welcome both visitors and regulars. Big crowds descend on this stretch the weekend after Labor Day, when the Thunder on the Strip festival draws thousands of motorcyclists from all over the country.

Ashtabula County Covered Bridges

True to Midwestern architectural tradition, 19 beautiful covered bridges can be found scattered throughout Ashtabula County, six of which date to the 1860s. The closest to Geneva-on-the-Lake is the Liberty Street Bridge, which is the shortest covered bridge in the country: It carries cars just 18 feet across Cowles Creek.