Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ravenwood Castle: A Weekend Getaway in Ohio

On Friday, I posted briefly about a short getaway Jay and I took to Ravenwood Castle. With everything that we have gone through in the past year, and dealing with the pain of losing 3 babies on top of me starting a new job and going back to school, we just really needed time to reconnect and be alone together.

I started looking well in advance, but we just couldn't find something we wanted that wouldn't take us away from Juliet for too long. Then, like God was answering our prayers, we found Ravenwood Castle. Not only was it adorable and had rooms based on different fairy tales, but it was free for that weeked AND they had a beer tasting weekend going on that included our meals. It was perfect!

Not only is there an actual castle out in the woods, but they also have a little English village right outside of it that are rooms for guests to stay in. They are created to period or by fairy tale story, so the merchant's cottage is above a storefront just like it would have been in the medieval times. The Spinster's Cottage is another that looked absolutely adorable, mostly because it was based on Sleeping Beauty.

We ended up renting out the Silversmith House, a big pink house complete with a turret at the end of the quiet little village.  It was a lot bigger than we really needed, but since it was only one still available, we snatched it up. And it did not disappoint! The bedroom upstairs was my absolute favorite. If we could do our room at home like that, we would in a heartbeat!

It was probably the most relaxing weekend we've had in a long time. Not only were the grounds gorgeous, but the innkeepers (yes they do exist!) were great and kept the weekend fun.

Since it's a bed and breakfast, they always serve breakfast to their guests, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint either of the mornings.

We did some hiking around Hocking Hills, a place that holds special meaning to us as we got engaged there 3 1/2 years ago. It was wonderful to have a weekend that we could just have fun and not be on a schedule.

I would more than recommend taking a break and relaxing at Ravenwood Castle if you ever get the chance! Check out their website here for more information and pictures of the other rooms that are available.

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