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5712 Heywood Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-8311
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#2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Sandusky
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Millsite lodge built in the countryside of Sandusky in 1880 was once a farm situated along the Millsite of the Cold Creek. We are located midpoint a between Cedar Point and the Ferry boarding spots to access the Lake Erie Islands. At Millsite you may book the entire property to host up to 33 persons for your exclusive family get away or wedding reception weekend. Or merely book a quaint stable room for 2 persons. Explore our 25 acre historic grounds & lodge with dining room, recreation room, fireside lodge, fish & game room, and outdoor firepit. Go fishing in our private spring fed trout stream where 4-5 lb trout are the norm. ($ fishing fee) Come get unplugged at our "tucked away treasure".
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Dana Z wrote a review Jul 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio10 contributions1 helpful vote
We had our Family Reunion here this past week. And I cannot say enough good things about this place. The setting is absolutely beautiful, it is very peaceful and enjoyable. It was your perfect location for our family to focus on reconnecting and creating new memories. The owners are amazing and really go above and beyond. We thank for sharing your beautiful venue with us and making us feel so welcome, This place is literally one of a kind!❤️❤️
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andy B wrote a review Jul 2022
New Jersey307 contributions131 helpful votes
Off the beaten path gem. The Millsite Lodge is unique and inspiring. We stayed in a stable room. The room was spacious and immaculate. Limited side table space for personal items. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom and shower were spacious. The property was huge offering guests plenty to do. The continental breakfast was uninspiring when compared to past experiences. There were snack bars and some oatmeal. Coffee and tea was also available. I recommend this lodge when visiting the Sandusky area.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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David wrote a review Aug 2021
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I highly recommend Millsite Lodge for a unique and peaceful place to stay. We stayed a few nights while visiting Cedar Point, and we could not have gotten a better experience anywhere else. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and serene. The buildings are exceptional. Ranae was extremely nice and accommodating. There are many activities available. Next time we visit, we will be staying here and including more time to spend on the grounds enjoying the beautiful setting. Thanks for creating such a unique place for us travelers seeking an outside of the box experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Revati D wrote a review May 2021
Columbus, Ohio8 contributions
A wonderful stay at a peaceful, clean and beautiful location. Wonderful and helpful hosts. Games, pool table, fire pit on site. 15 mins from Sandusky downtown and 20 mins from Marblehead lighthouse. A real tucked away treasure indeed! Value for money
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ranae Alexander, General Manager at Millsite Lodge
Responded 4 May 2021
Thank you for those kind words Revati. We strive to make Millsite a place to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the simple things in life: a beautiful sunset, a roaring camp fire, and the laughter of family and friends.
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Judy V wrote a review Dec 2020
Independence, Ohio9 contributions
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Our company toured Millsite Lodge in September 2020 and we loved it. The property is just a few miles from Sandusky and is perfect for a wedding, retreat, reunion, private parties, or simply a relaxing weekend with family and friends. Close to Wineries, Port Clinton, and Cedar Point. The owners truly care about you and want to make certain your stay is perfect! The Hackenberger Family is amazing.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Ranae Alexander, General Manager at Millsite Lodge
Responded 4 May 2021
Thank you Judy. Family is very important to us. So important that we all work together to make Millsite a destination location.
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rmd802 wrote a review Jul 2020
Toledo, Ohio7 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our first time booking Millsite Lodge since they changed to new ownership and management. We were celebrating my mom's birthday and had such a wonderful time. The Innkeeper, Renae, did everything possible to make Mom's experience there fabulous. She accommodated us by have a delicious birthday cake and attractive balloons awaiting mom upon arrival. It was on a weekday so she was able to arrange a small celebration room for mom to eat her cake and open presents. Afterward, we got to go trout fishing in the serene brook in the backyard. You can fish for trout there or just sit and take in the scenic rural countryside under a shaded weeping willow tree on a hot day. It was so peaceful! We had the whole private fishing brook for our family. Also, while we were there we got a sneak peek at their wedding preparation for a weekend wedding. Their attention to detail and decor was meticulous and enchanting. I remember thinking if I were getting married, I would definitely book this place. It has the perfect ambiance, enchantment, and impeccable service! Many Kudos to the management/owners for making our family celebration and visit magical!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Ranae Alexander, General Manager at Millsite Lodge
Responded 24 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for those kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love to see families coming together to enjoy nature and free time to sit around the firepit or play hide n go seek around the big old sycamore trees. Come see us again real soon! Ranae
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50BethP wrote a review Jan 2019
Detroit, Michigan42 contributions52 helpful votes
My husband and I attended a Holiday Party at the Millsite Lodge in January - about 2+ hrs. from our Michigan home. We decided to stay the night at the Lodge. The owners bent over backwards to accommodate us! This unique property offers a beautiful rustic lodge with a huge fireplace for cozy evenings, clean rooms and a comfortable bed. In the warmer weather, this Lodge serves as a great "fishing resort". Very family oriented, great potential for weddings, family reunions, etc. Would I stay here again? Absolutely!!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from Freedom26569956097, General Manager at Millsite Lodge
Responded 23 Apr 2019
Thank you so much! We enjoyed having you stay with us, here at Millsite. You guys will have to come back and try your hand at fly fishing! :)
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rmd802 wrote a review Jul 2017
Toledo, Ohio7 contributions2 helpful votes
I was looking for a 5 Star Bed & Breakfast Fishing Retreat or Resort where I could take my 82 year old mom as a gift in celebration of her birthday. I wanted a place that was service oriented, picturesque, family friendly (also wheelchair accessible) that included fishing. I searched long and hard because unfortunately there is not much out there that meets all the criteria I was looking for...Then I happened to stumble on Millsite Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Sandusky, Ohio. I viewed a of the lodge on Youtube. I have to say when we stayed there this past weekend for my elderly mom's birthday, the experience met our every expectation! First the ambiance is so peaceful and serene beginning with their long spruce lined driveway. Each of our rooms had a beautiful view of the countryside. It's also a haven for birds because in the morning we were pleasantly surprised to wake to a wonderful variety of birds singing and calling.. Just in the backyard of the Inn, is the trout creek which is so clear. You can see the rainbow trout swimming around. It was a bit of a push for my mom in the wheelchair but I guided her backwards and it was worth the trek. My mom and my daughter (who never fished for trout this way) had a blast fishing and the innkeeper, Horst, went out of his way to help, give pointers and make sure our every need was met. He even offers a service to clean and package all caught fish to make the stay hassle free. Of course there is an additional charge but it's worth it. Horst and his wife were so friendly! They were so hospitable but also gave us our space and privacy. They even went the extra mile to provide a room for our family to decorate a table and celebrate mom's birthday with the cake we got her...Afterwards, we stayed in very comfortable beds and were given access to the lodge lounge area after hours. In the morning, our breakfast was good & made to order which such variety and appealing presentation. When we got home, my elderly mom said that staying at the lodge was her favorite gift from her birthday. I think that says it all!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Freedom26569956097, Manager at Millsite Lodge
Responded 17 Apr 2020
Sue and Horst (previous owners) did a great job at making people feel at home at Millsite. We are appreciative of the great history and it's our desire to continue in their footsteps. You guys will have to come back. The fish are still here and waiting for ya!
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US$175 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Millsite Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Millsite Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Merry-Go-Round Museum (6.8 km), Lagoon Deer Park (5.1 km), and Escape Rooms by Frankynicky (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Millsite Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which room amenities are available at Millsite Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Millsite Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Millsite Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toft's Ice Cream Parlor, Berardi's Family Kitchen, and The Brick Oven Bistro.
Are pets allowed at Millsite Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Millsite Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Millsite Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden (7.0 km).
Is Millsite Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.