We found a wonderfully scenic, romantic Ohio getaway less than an hour from home – Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, OH. As parents of young children, my husband and I find it hard to escape for a few days just the two of us. Between our girls’ activities and our own busy schedules, months fly by before we realize we haven’t regrouped as a couple. I remember reading one of Cindy’s posts about tips she learned to keep a strong marriage – one of those tips was to get away as a couple every three months (you can see her complete post here). I think that is sound advice, and something we as couples need to strive to do. As far as we’re concerned, Gervasi Vineyard is the best kept romantic Ohio getaway secret in the Akron/Cleveland area!
A Little About Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, OH
Gervasi Vineyard is a 55 acre property containing a lovely restaurant and wine bar, outdoor patio restaurant, marketplace, bed and breakfast villa suites, and several larger venues for weddings and other celebrations. All of these top-notch, Tuscan-styled facilities are surrounded by gorgeous landscapes, a spring-fed lake, five acres of vineyards, and miles of walking paths. My husband and I were totally bowled over and taken by surprise with how stunning the facilities and grounds are.
At Gervasi, every detail has been attended to.
Our Overnight Stay at the Villas at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, OH
A friend of mine had posted on Facebook photos of their room at a recent stay at the Villas and Gervasi Vineyard, so I knew my husband and I were in for a treat. Even with that advanced information, we were impressed. The Villas are structured to remind you of a small Italian Village. Each of the 6 Villas at Gervasi houses 4 guest rooms. The guest rooms flank a common hearth/hospitality room, where guests can relax and chat gathered around the fireplace, enjoy drinks on the patio overlooking the lush grounds, or help themselves to complimentary snacks and drinks in the well-appointed kitchenette. This is also where continental breakfast is served and left for each of the guest rooms. Each guest’s breakfast of pastries, an egg casserole and fruit is stored for them in a sealed wine bottle crate with their room number on it. So distinctive and fun!
We were wowed by the facilities! Our guest room was done in Tuscan style, from top to bottom. It wasn’t overdone, though, as some places can be. It felt sophisticated and luxurious, yet comfortable at the same time. Our room was complete with a working fireplace, a beautiful king-size bed with down bedding, and a sitting area and desk. The windows in our room looked out to the beautiful lake.[slickr-flickr tag=grouptwo]
The bathroom was the nicest bathroom we have ever had at a hotel or inn! The photos don’t do it justice either. It had a walk-in tiled shower with dual shower heads, a furniture-like vanity, and one of the most beautiful marble sink tops I’ve ever seen. All the lighting fixtures and accessories were coordinated. Our entire guest room made us feel like we stepped into a home design magazine!
The evening we checked in, we decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Gervasi’s Italian Bistro – we were celebrating my husband’s birthday, after all! Thankfully, we had made reservations, as the place was PACKED, even on a Tuesday night! The food was scrumptious. Both the wine and food are worthy of a special celebration. The service was impeccable.
After our nice dinner, we took one of the brick trails across the grounds back to our villa. We saw folks gathering in small groups all around the grounds, enjoying the scenery and each other’s company. We felt so relaxed and in-tune with each other. Once in our room, we heard no other guests. It was as if we had the place to ourselves, even though we knew folks were staying across the hearth room from us. It was so wonderful to just be able to focus on one another, sleep in without kids jumping in bed with us, and just slow down, unwind, and regroup as a couple during our romantic Ohio getaway.
And on top of all the amazing amenities at Gervasi Vineyard is the fact that it takes less than an hour for us to escape to this wonderful place! As we walked the trails around the property the next morning, we both commented that we felt like we had been transported to a whole other place. We found ourselves wishing that we had at least one more entire day to spend on the grounds. We also felt like we had been away for at least 2 days rather than just 24 hours. It’s amazing what a little one-on-one time can do when in the right place! For us, that “right place” is definitely Gervasi Vineyard.
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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Gervasi Vineyard who provided the accommodations for review.