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Loudonville, Ohio - Even with the warm winter, around this time of year many families are looking an easy getaway.  Why not celebrate the winter season in scenic Loudonville?

            "The Loudonville-Mohican area is one of Ohio's favorite summer destinations, " remarked Bob Yun, Executive Director of the Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau.  "But winters in the area can be as restful or active as visitor's choose.  What better way to relieve your cabin fever than staying in one of our cabins or other cozy lodging?  With special off-season pricing, discounts, and themed packages Loudonville is near-by, affordable, and beautiful this time of year."

            From basic to luxurious, Loudonville has a variety of cabins located throughout the Mohican Valley.  Some feature fireplaces, flat screen televisions, Jacuzzi's, kitchenette/kitchen, and other amenities to make your stay most relaxing.  Rough-it in style at Kandlelight Kabins. On 35 wooded acres, winter packages are available starting at just $131 for a weekend stay, available through May.  Each cabin sleeps 4 comfortably.  Mohican State Park Campground Cottages, in Mohican State Park's scenic Clear Fork Gorge, start at $100 per night for a party of up to six.  Need an entire house, try Red Brush Cottage in Pine Run Creek Valley.  The cozy 3 bedroom cottage is a secluded getaway adjacent to Mohican State Forest offering special lower weekday winter pricing starting at $100 per night and just $125 weekends, $50 off summer rates!  Honeycreek Hideaway is a 3 bedroom 1,750 square foot cottage just north of town with off-season rates starting at $100 weekdays and $125 weekends per night, available through April.  It comfortably sleeps 10 guests.  Mohican Hideaway, is surrounded by Mohican State Park.  A 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage completely furnished and convenient to all the great Mohican activities.  Call for special winter pricing.   Just opened this year is Kimton House, just steps from downtown is a former family residence with 3 bedrooms that can sleep 8.  It has 50' plasma TV, small library, even bunk beds for the kids.

For an intimate getaway try the area's oldest bed & breakfast.  A local downtown institution for more than 20 years, Blackfork Inn surrounds guests in Victorian splendor.  It's eight rooms beckon back to another time.  Breakfast included.  Off-season rates include 10% off regular rates through March 31 and year-round 10% Golden Buckeye discount and active duty military discount.

Loudonville's Mohican Little Brown Inn hotel is the perfect place to stay to enjoy your winter getaway. A two diamond AAA hotel, the Inn is near Mohican State Park near.  Continental breakfast included.  Special winter pricing now available.

            Don't forget Loudonville's premier lodging.  Nestled in the scenic Mohican River Valley,  Mohican State Park Lodge pampers guests with deluxe accommodations in 96 rooms, each with a private patio or balcony.  Extras include a crackling fireplace in the main lobby, lounge, sauna with indoor pool, fitness room, game room, and full-service restaurant overlooking the beautiful Pleasant Hill Lake.  Stroll the Lodgegrounds,  listen to the wind in the pine trees and enjoy incredible views of the Pleasant Hill valley.   Exciting Lodge winter packages include - AAA, Couples, Family (Pizza & S'mores), Hot Dates, Dinner & Movie, and Special Events.  Packages and overnight stays start as low as $89 Sunday-Thursday, and $109 weekends through April. 

            For a truly royal winter getaway, escape to what Ohio Magazine named as one of the "10 Most Interesting Places to Sleep in Ohio."  Lovingly situated on an estate with hundreds of acres of forest, Landoll's Mohican Castle provides the stately majesty of times past in a luxurious castle fit for royalty at special off-season prices.  Castle rooms are distinctively decorated with rich tapestry and woodwork, hardwood floors, fireplaces, Jacuzzi bathtub, heated bathroom tiles, built-in kitchenette & dining area, and  television.  Guests enjoy the Castle's indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool.   Massages and sleigh rides (weather permitting) are also available by appointment.  Stretch your legs on their 30 miles of hiking trails that traverse crystal clear brooks and wooded valleys.  At night stroll the grounds decorated with beautiful twinkling lighting, a winter wonderland.  Continental breakfast included.  Castle suites are priced from just $99 per night Monday - Thursday now through February.  Landoll's has received a three diamond rating from AAA. 

            If you really enjoy roughing it, consider an RV stay, even tent camping at Pleasant Hill Lake, Charles Mill Lakes, Mohican State Park, and Wally World.  Be sure to contact the campground for facilities availability, like showers.

            So what's to do during the winter in Loudonville?   Mohican State Park has 45 miles of incredible hiking .  With few leaves it is easy to appreciate the spectacular view of the 300 foot deep Clear Fork Gorge.  Park near the Covered Bridge and take the 1 or 2 mile trail along the River to Lyon Falls or Pleasant Hill Dam.  If the Park roads are closed, no problem, park near the campground entrance on SR 3 and follow the river trail to the Covered Bridge or park at Pleasant Hill Dam.  Why not cross country ski or snow mobile in the State Forest?  Down hill ski, tube or boogey board at Snow Trails, near Mansfield and the newly opened Clear Fork Resort in Butler, bring your own equipment or rent it.  Tour the Big House, hike the trails, cross country ski, sled, ice skate and stop by the free Visitor Center at Malabar Farm State Park.   Ice fishing is permitted at Malabar and Pleasant Hill Lake, ice and weather permitting.  Bring your own equipment.  Valid Ohio fishing required, which can be purchased in Loudonville. 

            Our quaint Victorian downtown is a must see on any Loudonville getaway.  Amish Oak Furniture offers a vast selection of high quality furniture.  Down the street, choose from Native American gifts and jewelry at Creative Outlets.  Stop at Lingenfelter Jewelers or Rhoades Jeweler for a memorable keepsake.  Pamper yourself at Avon Beauty Center, one of the few retail Avon shop
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