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Glenlaurel Inn

A silent forest of hemlocks hides this Scottish-style inn of stucco and stone, fit for lords and ladies.
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Rockbridge, Ohio

Besides pampering guests with glowing fireplaces and luxurious suites, the inn's five-course dinners include views of its 140 acres of woods near Rockbridge, Ohio (40 miles southeast of Columbus).

Like gentle breezes, Celtic melodies drift through the rooms. Goose down pillows and comforters almost obscure the queen-size beds. Plush terry robes hang near double whirlpools.

Guests often hike a trail that winds through the grounds' ancient gorge. You pass sandstone cliffs, glistening waterfalls and secluded, mossy glens.

Scottish estates inspired the whitewash Manor House. Visitors stay in four suites named for once-warring clans such as MacKenzie and MacGregor. Other options include rooms in the Carriage House and getaway cottages atop nearby Thistle Ridge.

Bagpipes call you to dinner in the Glasgow Dining Room, where china and silver set tables for two. A typical Sunday menu features creole tomato soup, salad of crab and mesclun greens, glazed chicken and chocolate cheesecake.

You'll wake to scones, French toast and omelets in the dining room. On frosty mornings, couples linger beside the parlor's stone fireplace.

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Glenlaurel Inn


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