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Fall Foliage Hotels :: Ohio's Granville Inn

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  Site Where: 314 E. Broadway [map], Granville, OH, United States, 43023
September 18, 2008 at 1:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ask anyone where to see fall foliage, and they'll chime in the same answer: New England. But look, folks, wherever there are maples, elms, beeches, and hickories, there's gonna be foliage.

What about those buckeye trees? Yes, nobody ever thinks of Ohio when it comes to trees turning, but The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports that mid-October is going to be a choice time to see the colors change before the leaves drop.

There's no place better to snuggle up than in a picturesque, hilly college town, with peaceful sidewalks perfect for strolling, and one of the best beer bars in the entire state...

That place is Granville, Ohio, a half hour's drive from Columbus and home to Denison University.

The Granville Inn has 30 guest rooms, with deliciously low rates that start at $99. The rooms are equipped with free internet access, cable, and crammed with antiques. Although, we do admit it does give off a "night at Grandma's" sort of vibe.

But there's alcohol! Wine Spectator has given wine list an Award of Excellence for four years straight, and the hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places. It's also purported to be haunted. So you could have some ghost-hunting to go with your leaf-peeping too.