This past weekend, my family and I visited Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark, Ohio. My oldest son, Eric, wasn’t able to attend, so it was Mike and me, and the three youngest kids…Kellen, Avery and Griffin. Winter hit Ontario pretty hard last week, so we were a little worried about the 6+ hour drive with three children, but also looking forward to putting on our bathing suits and enjoying some time away from everything.
After our long drive, we approached the hotel and saw quite a sight! Look at those water slides jetting out of the side of the building! Cherry Valley Lodge is huge. I couldn’t get a picture of the whole thing unless I was up in the air, so here is a small section of it. The Lodge has several sections of building that are arranged in a a figure 8 with two courtyards in the middle of the circles. We were staying in section E.
Our room was very close to the entrance that we came in (section E), but quite a walk to the water park, at least with a three year old who wanted to be carried. We were on the first floor though, which was excellent.
Behind the hutch is the second bed, set back in a little alcove of it’s own. The television swiveled so we could watch from the chairs on the bed, a feature that the children really appreciated in their room. A couple of feet to the right of the second bed is the entrance to the washroom area. The sinks/counters on the the left and a door to the toilet and shower is on the right. The doors for the adjoining rooms are also located at the end of the hall.