Two championship golf courses and acres of verdant scenery make this resort one of Ohio's most prized gems.
Just 30 miles outside of bustling Cleveland is the quiet countryside of Painesville and its stunning Quail Hollow Resort
. Surrounded by 700 acres of lush greenery and wooded landscapes, this luxury destination encompasses two championship-rated golf courses, an award-winning restaurant, and direct access to the vineyards of Ohio's Wine Country. Start your day with an invigorating workout at the state-of-the-art fitness center, cool-off in the sparkling indoor or outdoor pools, then slip out to the vineyards for an afternoon of sampling the local varietals and lunching on seasonal specials. In the evening, decompress at the spa's relaxing dry sauna before heading out to catch a live show in downtown Cleveland, boasting the second-largest theater district in the country.
The only thing more spectacular than its natural surroundings is Quail Hollow's elegant guest rooms and suites. These spacious retreats offer plush king- or queen-size beds with luxurious down comforters, custom duvets, and cotton-rich linens. Accented by soft colors and warm, wooden décor, each room has personal coffee and tea makers, high-speed Internet access, a foam pull-out sofa bed, and ample work or lounge space for both the business traveler and vacationer alike. Indulge in a hot breakfast before hitting the links at the two 18-hole championship golf courses at the Quail Hallow Country Club. When you return, take a dip in the bubbling indoor hot tub to wash away the worries of the day.
Plan your trip around a visit to the must-see Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
or one of the many cultural sites of colorful downtown Cleveland. If soaking up the lush countryside is more your speed, book a package trip to the Ferrante's Winery
. Offering transportation, tasting trays, and appetizers, this scenic excursion makes for a luxuriously languid afternoon.
For those looking to hit the green, try the resort's Weiskopf/Morrish
course. Ranked in the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" by Golf Magazine
, this links-style course provides thrills for the most seasoned players as well as novices. It wouldn't be a top-notch Escape without fine dining. Sample the sizzling steaks and fresh seafood at CK's Restaurant
, where an award-winning chef and his team serve up seasonal masterpieces each evening while live entertainment sets a swinging scene.