Aged wine. Covered bridges. Barn quilts. Is there a more perfect recipe for the quintessential small Midwestern town? Here is where you’ll find the simple pleasures of a life lived on Main Street, USA. Stay in one of the Ashtabula, OH hotels amid quiet tree-lined streets and neighborhood shops. You can’t help but be drawn to the sandy, wooded shores of Lake Erie and the gentle waves that lap against it on sunny days. Even in the cold winters, new avenues of adventure open up on the frozen Ashtabula River.
Plan ahead and book one of the rental cars in Ashtabula to follow the quaint Barn Quilt Trail, where barns in Ashtabula (and across the country) are painted with a unique quilt block. Each incarnation of the art form’s simple geometry and bright colors is completely different, featuring things like a Scottish tartan pattern or family crest. You may even meet some colorful characters like a dancing pinto, smiling cow, or preening peacock. Along the way, drive through the dappled light on the covered bridges of Ashtabula County. The bridges could be considered art themselves, from the cheerfully latticed to the spooky Ichabod Crane variety.
Also, many Ashtabula hotels are just a quick jaunt from some of Ohio’s best wineries. Swirl that golden chardonnay or dark and brooding merlot in your glass. Those might be floral notes you smell, or maybe just a hint of something smoky. Savor every drop and retire to your lodgings for restful sleep. Will you continue your journey beneath the foliage of Ashtabula again tomorrow? Or will the towering skyscrapers near Cleveland hotels draw you onto your next destination? The choice, as ever, is yours.
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