Punderson Manor Lodge is located near Newbury in northeast Ohio, approximately 35 minutes from Cleveland. Found in Punderson State Park, this historic lodge offers rooms in the English Tudor Style property. Construction began on the property in 1925 and was used as a girls’ summer camp before it was acquired by the state of Ohio in 1948. Though the lodge rooms and dining were open to guests in 1956, it officially opened as Punderson State Park Lodge in 1966.
Today guests find a marina, beach, hiking trails, golf course, tennis courts and indoor and outdoor pool at Punderson State Park. Lodging options include a stay in the “old” tower section of the lodge, which is the original part of the lodge, or in the newer quarters. 26 cabins are also available for reservations.
Lodging options include a stay in the “old” tower section of the lodge, which is the original part of the lodge, or in the newer quarters. 26 cabins are also available for reservations.
I’ve had my eye on Punderson Manor for several years. My husband and I love to tour historic homes and properties. How cool would it be to stay in one? If you had asked me before last summer, I would have readily agreed to sleep in the gorgeous “Blue Room” or Windsor Suite with a king-size bed, large bathroom, living room, Jacuzzi room with a large fireplace. After hearing stories and reading this article about Punderson’s hauntings, I’ve decided that I’d be more comfortable in one of the cabins. As long as I skip the evening ghost stories around the fire. And you probably won’t catch me on the Punderson Manor Haunted History Tour though I’d love the horse and carriage tour or Geauga County Amish Country tour.
The property recently underwent a major renovation that included significant infrastructure enhancements. Improvements to the property will continue throughout the year. These include new indoor and outdoor pools, cabin renovations including new furniture, flooring and wall coverings, and expansion of the boardwalk to the cabin area. All renovations are timed for minimal disruption for the guests. The park has partnered with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to offer other improvements. These include a 700-foot floating boardwalk on Punderson Lake, a mechanized lift for the sledding hill, construction of a restroom near the 18-hole disc golf course and renovations to the park’s playground equipment.
To celebrate the reopening, Punderson Manor Lodge is offering a number of promotions throughout the spring to save guests money. And don’t forget, the longer you stay, the more you save with the 10/20/30 deal.
A visit to this lodge and state park is on my bucket list this year. Is it on yours?
Thanks to the Xanterra Parks & Resorts for alerting me to this location and providing photos and inspiration for this post.
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