Tucked away so neatly that even longtime area residents are surprised to discover it, the Lakehouse Inn in Geneva-on-the-Lake offers a little bit of everything—a winery with light meals, a ten-room Victorian-style bed and breakfast inn, beautiful gardens, a casually-elegant grill restaurant and a romantic, lakeview apartment for two above the winery. However, it’s the expansive Lake Erie view that attracts patrons and keeps them coming back.
The Lakehouse Inn Winery produces 13 different wines, from the "Just Peachy" semi-sweet white wine to the dry Cabernet France. The winery also serves light meals, including sandwiches, cheese platters and pizza, and guests can enjoy their purchases inside near the fireplace, in the gardens, or on the patio cantilevered over Lake Erie.
The Crosswinds Grille is the Inn's full-service restaurant. Open Thursday to Saturday during the summer and Fridays and Saturdays during the winter, the restaurant specializes in Lake Erie perch dinners (grilled or fried) as well as steaks, pork chops, chicken and pizza. The offerings are all accompanied, of course, by the Inn's signature wines. Chef Nate Fagnilli is noted for his commitment to the local food-to-table movement.
The Lakehouse Inn features eight guest rooms and suites in the main building, all with private baths, cable television, iron and ironing board, and a hair dryer. All rooms are non-smoking and rates include a gourmet breakfast. There is a two-night minimum stay requirement from May through October and a three-night minimum on holiday weekends.
In addition to the guest rooms and suites in the main inn, the Lakehouse Inn offers a unique "Beach House" apartment over the winery, directly facing Lake Erie. The unit includes a bedroom, living and dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom and outdoor deck facing the lake. Breakfast is included in the room rates.
Cottages at Lakehouse Inn:
The Lakehouse Inn offers three, two-bedroom cottages, each with a full kitchen, air-conditioning, cable TV and a shared porch. Breakfast daily is included.
In 2012, the Lakehouse Inn added a spa, located across Lake Road from the main buildings. The spa features an array of beauty treatments from facials to hair coloring to massage as well as packages that combine two or more treatments. Call 440 466-8668x2 for more information.
The Lakehouse Inn and Winery hosts a full year-round calendar of special events. Among these are a February wine and chocolate event, holiday dinners and local food and wine events.
Lakehouse Inn and Winery
5653 Lake Road East
Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041