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Lakeside Retreat

Welcome to our Lakeside Retreat! Our 1 bedroom, 1 bath getaway located next to Saybrook Park in a cabin community. Park is now open! Only a 5 minute drive to Geneva-on-the-Lake, a 7 minute drive to historic Ashtabula Harbor and a 15 minute drive to Spire Institute. Short drive to many local wineries. Window air conditioner in the bedroom! No beach access but there is a walkway to the lake with beautiful sunset views. 21 and over please. No smoking and no pets! Dish TV. Please don't park in grass

$161 per night
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Hemlock Hideaway-Rustic Cabin on the Grand River

This primitive cabin nestled in the woods overlooking the Grand River is a nature-lover's paradise! Come canoe, fish, experience wine country, or unplug and just get away from it all. Please note: There is no running water or electricity at the site, but the cabin is generator-ready and there is an outhouse. See below for more details.

$65 per night
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Cabin-in-the-Vineyards

Relax with the whole family at this peaceful stay and enjoy the beautiful scenery, water and vineyard views. This cabin sleeps 16 people total. Guests have access to the entire property which include multiple private lakes and acres of grape vines.

$670 per night

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

Photo of Geneva State Park
Geneva State Park20 locals recommend
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The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake5 locals recommend
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Eddie's Grill15 locals recommend
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Old Firehouse Winery13 locals recommend
Photo of Sportsterz Bar and Grill
Sportsterz Bar and Grill3 locals recommend
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Adventure Zone14 locals recommend

Geneva-on-the-Lake vacation rentals on the water

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Lake Erie Condo w/ incredible view & Private Beach
$295 per night
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LemonDrop Lake-Front Cottage with lake access
$126 per night
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Stunning Bohemian Home with Private Beach
$476 per night
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NEW 2BR/2BA LAKEFRONT CONDO #207- -A MUST SEE
$306 per night
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CONDO W/OPEN CONCEPT LIVING SPACE #211-2 BR/2 Bath
$285 per night
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CONDO 206 OPEN CONCEPT LIVING SPACE--3 BR/2 Bath
$319 per night
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*Penthouse Luxury 3 Bed Room Lake Erie Condo Pool
$428 per night
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Lake Erie Cabin
$250 per night
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Lake View Cottage on Lake Erie
$151 per night
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PREMIER 3 BR/3 BATH BEACH LEVEL CONDO-- LAKE VIEW
$250 per night

Lake cabins in Geneva-on-the-Lake

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Sunset Cabin
$139 per night
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Cozy 3bedroom cabin w/ beautiful lake view by GOTL
$188 per night
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The Cozy Cabin!! Geneva on the Lake and Wineries!
$171 per night
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Bigfoot Lodge
$139 per night
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Our Little Piece of Heaven
$220 per night
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GOTL Lakeside Lodge
$214 per night
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Cozy one bedroom cabin, close to many attractions.
$180 per night
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Cheerful 2 bedroom lakeview cabin
$224 per night

Your guide to Geneva-on-the-Lake

Introduction

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.