by Lissa Poirot
A Tudor-style hotel that dates back to 1948, the Punderson Manor Lodge became a member of the Historic Inns of America. Connected to Punderson State Park, the lodge overlooks a 150-acre lake. Guestrooms in the lodge best suited for families provide two double beds with DVD players, coffee makers, small refrigerators and Wi-Fi. The Windsor Suite is a suite with king master and a living room with couches, gas fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. The property also manages cabins, with two-bedroom hillside cabins sleeping five people with a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and more. Parkside Cabins can sleep six people, with one bedroom offering two bunk beds. The cabins each have screened in porches and can fit two cribs. Bedding, bath linens, kitchen supplies and basic amenities are included. A limited number of cabins are also pet-friendly for dogs and cats. Families can dine on property at the Cherry Dining Room, which is open for breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. The hotel is affiliated with Xanterra Parks & Resorts and Ohio State Park Lodges.
Our Editor Loves
- Accommodations for up to six
- Connected to a state park
- Cabins or standard rooms available
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We have stayed at the manor before and loved it. The rooms were pretty and comfortable. This time we booked late and ended up with a cabin. Very disappointing. First off to be a cabin should have at least a gas fireplace to feel cottagy. But more importantly it was not equipped well. For example, We had one big and three small spoons. Cubboards old and looked chewed on with food drips. Wall next to stove had cooking splashes on it. Back splash behind sink was dirty. Door jams dirty with sticky kid hand prints. Floors turned feet black quickly. Bathroom was clean with lots of towels. Toiletries were supplied adequately. Main problem was the lack of shades for privacy. Some windows had shades others did not. The main bedroom window had no shade and a street light tight outside it. Like day light! Had to hang a blanket up with clothes pins( thankfully I had. Bed was comfortable. Cabins need a make over but manor itself and grounds are beautiful.
We rented cabin 6 which had a beautiful view over the lake where we could watch eagles, ospreys and fish jumping. Everything was clean enough for roughing it which is what we wanted. Great pool and excellent 18 hole golf course. Plan to go again.