Cabin fever lends us to endless days spent inside chomping at the bit for something to keep ourselves entertained until our infamous Ohio weather breaks, typically around mid-March. Looking for something to break the monotony of winter? Hop in the car and travel to a few Ohio’s most interesting homes in your attempt to chase away the February blahs!
The Hower House is a circa 1871 Italianate-style mansion, located on the beautiful University of Akron campus. The 28 room mansion is filled to the brim with the Hower’s fine bounty of world travels. The grounds also feature The Cellar Door Store gift shop, complete with Victorian gifts! The Hower House also features monthly special events hosted by a plethora of characters from local historians to period actors.
Yoder’s Amish Home is a fully functioning authentic Amish farm located within Holmes County Ohio, boasting the largest Amish population in the world. Yoder’s is centrally located in Millersburg on St Rt 515. If you are looking to experience a few hours in the life of the Amish, complete with an official buggy ride, home tours as well as barn tours, Yoder’s is the perfect family-friendly place to begin!
The Waynesville Friends Home is a fantastic day trip destination. While the majority of us know Waynesville as the antique capital of Ohio, the Friends Home is one stop to add to your list of “to-dos” for your weekend in town! Built in 1905, the home looks much like it did in the early days, inhabited by Quakers and retired schoolteachers. The spring and summer months lend many eclectic tours and events including ghost tours! Please see the website for complete event schedule.
Ohio offers countless attractions for day trips, weekend trips, date nights and family fun. With major and minor sports teams, college sports, a rich cultural and arts community, many lakes and beautiful scenic state parks, Ohio truly is the heart of it all!