SawmillCreekThe Lake Erie mainland offers many lodging choices for your northern Ohio vacation. Along the Ohio coast in Huron just minutes from Sandusky, the Sawmill Creek Resort is a nice option for your family vacation when visiting the islands or Cedar Point.

DestinationReviewI stayed at Sawmill Creek with my husband to celebrate our 10th anniversary after three years living in China, and we enjoyed the quiet and full service amenities of the hotel. There were also many families staying at Sawmill Creek and enjoying the swimming pool.

The Sawmill Creek Lodge is not directly on the water but the beach. It’s a short walk, but a ride in a golf cart (yes, there is also a golf course) can sometimes be arranged. Inside the hotel, in the central area is a fireplace with a lounge. That is right next to a nice indoor swimming pool (and Jacuzzi), which connects to an outdoor pool. Also in the lobby area there is a shop where you can get hot meals as well as snacks and gifts.

The Sawmill Creek grounds has several restaurant choices, including Salmon Run and Black Bear Saloon. Though we ate our meals elsewhere, I found the listed menu prices to be extremely reasonable for a resort – entrees in the $10-15 range. Room service is also available, and it should be noted that Salmon Run is known for its Sunday brunch.

Special events, including meetings, can also be hosted; while we were there, someone was arriving for an appointment to talk about a wedding.

Sawmill Creek Resort can be a great home base for visiting the attractions northern Ohio has to offer such as the islands or Cedar Point Amusement Park.