Raise your hand if you’d love to be on vacation right now.
We can’t all run away right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start planning our next getaway, right? Luxury retreats for vacations of all kinds are dotted throughout the midwest. From beachfront inns to luxury, urban hotels, the perfect vacation for you is waiting below.
Here are 9 unbelievable luxury hotels within a six-hour drive of Columbus. Enjoy!
Foodie hotel | Brown Hotel | Louisville, KY
The Brown Hotel is a Louisville institution. The hotel has been in service since 1923 and blends exceptional architectural features with unparalleled hospitality. If you’re searching for the perfect getaway that comes with incredible food, The Brown Hotel is the choice for you. During your visit, you can order the Hot Brown, a world-famous dish invented at The Brown Hotel in 1926. The sandwich has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and dozens of other media outlets.
Distance from Columbus: About 3.5 hours, 206 miles
Relaxing getaway | West Baden Springs Hotel | French Lick, IN
Ready for a relaxing trip? This luxury hotel was built over a century ago and used to be called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Your jaw will drop when you walk into the stunning atrium, the focal point of the entire hotel. A short trolley ride away, you’ll find the French Lick Springs Hotel and the casino. Relax, unwind, and forget about your busy life. You deserve it.
Distance from Columbus: About 4.5 hours, 279 Miles
Country retreat | Graylyn Estate | Winston-Salem, NC
Harken back to days gone by at one of the most beautiful historic estates in Winston-Salem. The home was originally one of the largest homes in the state. Now, it serves as a luxury experience for guests from around the world. The property has a variety of guest room options, from suites to guest houses. The charm of the serene property is amazing, especially considering you aren’t far from the amenities of downtown Winston-Salem.
Distance from Columbus: About 6 hours, 377 miles
Beachfront getaway | Lodge at Geneva on the Lake | Geneva, OH
Looking for a trip full of waterfront views, good wine, and beautiful sunsets? The Lodge at Geneva-On-The-Lake is a stunning destination located along the shores of Lake Erie. Spend the day splashing around at the beach, soaring on ziplines, lounging by the pool, or touring nearby wineries.
Distance from Columbus: About 3 hours, 190 miles
Urban weekend getaway | Shinola Hotel | Detroit, MI
A weekend of perfectly crafted cocktails and urban strolls is waiting for you at the Shinola Hotel in Detroit. Explore Motor City from the comfort of this luxury boutique hotel. There’s so much to see around Detroit, but good luck pulling yourself out of this breathtaking, perfectly appointed hotel.
Distance from Columbus: About 3.5 hours, 200 miles
Golf retreat | The Greenbrier | White Sulphur Springs, WV
The Greenbrier is one of the most famous resorts in the country. Nestled in the heart of the mountains of West Virginia, this National Historic Landmark has been welcoming guests since 1778. By visiting The Greenbrier, you’ll find you have something in common with the 27 presidents who have stayed at the resort. If you’re specifically looking for a great golfing vacation, get excited. The resort has several courses and has been the site of many cups and matches.
Distance from Columbus: About 4 hours and 40 minutes, 282 miles
A sophisticated getaway | Deer Path Inn | Lake Forest, IL
The Deer Path Inn is bringing English innkeeping to Chicago’s North Shore. Let go of your stress over a cup of tea, stroll through the perfectly manicured English garden, or unwind in the comfort of your luxury room. This trip is about relaxation, so don’t be afraid to jump right in.
Distance from Columbus: About 6 hours, 388 miles
B&B Luxury | Castle in the Country | Allegan, MI
For those craving a genuine bed and breakfast experience, a drive up to Michigan’s Castle in the Country may be in order. From fresh-baked bread prepared by Innkeepers Ruth & Herb to romantic horse-drawn carriage rides through stunning fall foliage, this is the definition of a relaxing bed and breakfast experience. The Victorian manor has recently undergone a modern makeover. This is not your grandmother’s bed and breakfast, my friends.
Distance from Columbus: About 5 hours, 300 miles
Fun family getaway | Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point | Sandusky, OH
Round up the kiddos, pack up the car, and get going! It’s time for a weekend full of fun, adventure, and good times at Cedar Point. Hotel Breakers is the perfect resort for a fun family getaway. In addition to it’s obvious proximity to the park, the hotel has an incredible pool area, access to the beach, an arcade, and more. It’s the perfect place to lay your head after a long day of riding some of the world’s most impressive roller coasters.
Distance from Columbus: About 2.5 hours, 125 miles
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