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Gervasi Villa Suites

1700 55th St. NE
Canton  Ohio  44721
United States
(330) 497-1000
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Khristi Zimmeth
Italian villas with spacious rooms and suites create a luxurious getaway in Ohio.

Once you set foot on Gervasi Vineyard and Villa Suites' 55-acre grounds, it's easy to forget the surrounding suburbs. The Italian-vineyard inspired resort features neatly planted vineyards leading to a cluster of handsome buildings that include a popular Italian bistro (in the a restored 1823 barn), a tasting bar, a marketplace selling wine and other gourmet goodies, and Gervasi's latest addition, overnight accommodations.

While the heavy-handed Italian village theme feels a little Disney-esque, it's still a lovely retreat destination. The 24 spacious Villa Suites, housed in Tuscan-style buildings, feature stucco walls, dark wood beams, stone fireplaces and flat-screen TVs, queen or king-size beds (with Egyptian-cotton sheets), and large Travertine-tiled baths with heated floors and walk-in showers. Fluffy robes and slippers and free Wi-Fi encourage lounging in-room. Two-level king luxury suites feature lake views and a separate bedroom loft. In the morning, guests brew up Italian java with the in-room coffeemaker and enjoy fresh-baked breakfast treats at the communal table in the shared living room (they arrive in a charming wooden box). The living room features a fireplace, cozy sitting area and complimentary snacks.

Nearby, the Grand Villa houses Cucina, the gleaming kitchen where guests can take cooking, knife skills or wine-tasting classes, plus a conference and events center. The villas range from $179 to $339 per night (including breakfast) and have quickly become a favorite destination for romantic getaways. As one couple in our villa said, "This is the closest thing you can get to Italy in Ohio." And it's certainly an easier trip.

April 7, 2012

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