When it comes to things to do in Mohican, it doesn’t get much better than spending the night in a castle. There’s no need to travel to Europe. Landoll’s Mohican Castle allows you to sleep in a castle, well-appointed Stables suite or cottage without leaving Ohio.
That’s right. Drive through the gorgeous and scenic Mohican State Park, stop for a photo at the Covered Bridge and even spend some time on the trails. Then take a short 20-minute drive from Mohican State Park to Landoll’s Mohican Castle and let the fairy tale begin.
Landoll’s Mohican Castle
Built in 2002, the Loudonville castle is not what you’d expect to find on the backroads of Mohican. This upscale, luxurious property is built onto a hillside in the Mohican Country and welcomes guests from around the country.
My husband and I first stayed at Landoll’s Castle about eight years ago for our 20th wedding anniversary. Yikes! Are we really THAT old?!
During that stay, we opted to stay in the Landoll Suite, the largest of Landoll’s Mohican castle suites. Our three-tier suite was beautifully decorated with hardwood floors, custom tapestries on the windows, heavy fabrics on the bed and wrought iron railings and stone fireplace.
Much of the woodwork in the room, from the trim to the custom-milled arched doorways feature hardwoods milled from the Landoll Estate. The handcrafted hearth on the fireplace feature stones cleared from the estate grounds in the 1800’s.
That was before Gordon Ramsey and Hotel Hell showed up to critique the property and offer suggestions on how to improve things. It was evident that the castle wasn’t in tip-top shape at that time, but we still loved our stay and I’ve been dreaming of a return visit ever since.
I mean really, sleep in a castle? Who wants to pass up that opportunity? I’ll give you a hint. With my love of all things unique lodging, it’s not going to be me.
My husband and I returned in early November for another stay at the Mohican castle and our stay was impeccable. This time we didn’t stay in a castle suite or one of the cottages (but that’s on our list for next time). This time we stayed in a room in the newly built Stables which opened to guests two years ago.
It was truly the royal experience I had anticipated.
Our Stay in The Stables Suite at Landoll’s Mohican Castle
Once you pull into the drive leading to Landoll’s castle, you’ll see The Stables up the hill and on the left but to check in, you’ll want to continue to the castle which is just up the drive. You’ll check in at the lobby, get a map of the property and with your key in hand, make your way back the way you came.
We stayed in the Clare Suite overlooking the gorge which was the perfect vantage point to watch the sun come up in the morning.
Stepping inside the room, I was immediately surprised by the spacious floor plan.
The suite included a King-size bed, sleeper sofa, table & chairs, stocked mini-bar for purchase and a large screen TV but the feature that I appreciated the most on a cool fall evening, was the two-person Whirlpool tub in the beautifully appointed bathroom with cotton robes ready for us to slip into.
The suite was decorated with images photographed from around the property, which caught my eye.
The bed was incredibly comfortable though my husband complained there were too many pillows. Really? Can a bed have too many pillows? I beg to differ. Besides, you move all the decorative pillows for sleeping anyway.
Chairs outside the suite provide an opportunity to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you and there is also a patio at the back of the Stables.
A short hiking trail is visible off the patio area that leads to the indoor pool and also to a small cemetery that is on the property.
While my husband relaxed in our room and took the opportunity to watch some of the news channels, I took the opportunity to walk around the property and take some photos to my heart’s content. It was the perfect compromise.
Of course I had to take that short walk to the cemetery to check it out.
Landoll’s Castle sits on 30 acres which are mainly wooded. This serves the castle, which is not visible from the road, well and adds to the allure of the property.
During the winter, the trees are strung with lights to create Christmas at the Castle, a Kingdom of Lights, which I can only imagine is a stunning sight to behold. This brings me to a popular question.
What to do at Landoll’s Mohican Castle?
Eat, drink and be merry pretty much sums it up but in all seriousness, here are a few things to do on the grounds:
- Get married. Landoll castle is one of the area’s premier wedding destinations and let’s face it; how many of us can say you got married at a castle?
- Eat & drink at The Copper Mug Bar & Grille which is located onsite. Heed my advice, if you want to enjoy an evening meal at the castle, make sure you call ahead for reservations.
- Take a hike or photo walk around the property
- Relax in the pool/hot tub
- Tread lightly through the historic cemetery on the grounds. Guided cemetery tours are available on select nights.
- View the Kingdom of Lights at Christmas
- Forget about everyone else and focus on the special someone you arrived at the castle with.
My recommendations? Book a room, any room. Make a reservation for dinner and maybe even breakfast if you’re staying over. And let the staff pamper you by reserving a spa service prior to or upon arrival- doesn’t a couples massage sound heavenly?
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Landoll’s Mohican Castle Contact Information
Website | Phone: 1-800-291-5001 or 1-419-994-3427
Address: 561 Twp. Rd. 3352 Loudonville, OH 44842
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This review was originally written after our first stay in 2012 has been updated based on our most recent stay.