Onto my last post from our trip to Springfield, Ohio! So I wanted to do an entire blog post on where we stayed… because it was wonderful. I loved it! We were able to stay in one of the treehouses at the historic Simon Kenton Inn. For a little history, Simon Kenton was a U.S. frontiersman and a soldier. He served the United States in the Revolution, the Northwest Indian War and the War of 1812. The land was deeded to him by the U.S. government. Simon’s cabin was built adjacent to where the old Spring House still stands and a historical marker is all that remains today. These grounds have so much history, charm, and character to them. We loved exploring the inn, and we were lucky enough to stay in one of the newest additions to the property — their luxury treehouses!
This trip was sponsored by Springfield CVB, but all opinions are my own!
The treehouses themselves stand on ten foot posts, so you climb the stairs to enter the rustic-style treehouse. There’s a 16-foot deck, which is so nice for sitting outside, having a cup of coffee and taking in the view! The rooms were super cozy — with a wet bar, sink, fridge, microwave and coffee pot. They all have queen beds, and they’re perfect for two people. We tried to spend as much time here as we could. We had such a full itinerary, but whenever possible, we’d pop back to the treehouse (super central location to all of our adventures) and try to sit on the deck, take a nap, and enjoy the space. It was so cozy; I’d definitely recommend staying here if you’re planning a trip to Springfield!
On Sundays too, they have an amazing brunch spread. We made sure to make room in our itinerary to plan for that. It was nice too, because there was no wait. We were one of the first people there, and the service was amazing! Everyone was so nice. But yeah — that spread! They had fresh fruit, tossed salads, a full spread of breakfast from eggs, bacon, potatoes, biscuits and gravy — to lunch with seared chicken, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy. They also had a huge selection of desserts from cheesecake to assorted pastries. We left there so full. 🤣 But it was so good! Even if you’re not staying there, they are open to the public — and I’d definitely recommend having brunch here on a Sunday!
After brunch, we strolled the grounds for a little bit! The inn was decorated perfectly in autumn decor — I loved it! I could have sat in their cozy library all day. Outside, they had a little pond with tons of lily pads and frogs. They also had a really nice outdoor patio with a fire pit, I bet that’s super cozy on a Friday/Saturday night too. They have a full bar and restaurant, so honestly, we could have just stayed here all weekend long if we wanted to for a relaxing getaway! But yeah, I’d definitely recommend. We loved the vibes and character of this place vs. just staying in your standard hotel. Definitely an experience we’ll never forget!
The last thing on our Springfield itinerary was a trip to the Heart of Ohio Antique Center. This place is amazing… and massive! It seriously felt like a never-ending place full of antiques. They have 122,000 square feet, with 1,425 booths and showcases. It was seriously nuts; we kept walking and walking and walking. But I love antiquing! Eric wanted to hurt me like half-way, but he powered through. 🤣 But yeah, they have a little café for lunch, a customer lounge, shipping services available worldwide. If you like antiques at all, definitely check this place out. I almost left with this giant ship helm, but figured I shouldn’t be buying anything if I didn’t know where it would go in my house. Hahaha. But that’s a wrap on our trip to Springfield! We absolutely loved our weekend; will definitely be back someday. If you have any other recommendations of what to see or do or eat in the city that we missed, let me know in the comments!