Weekend Trips

Enjoy an Abundance of Holiday Joy at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron

There is no shortage of holiday activities to keep yourself occupied with while staying at Sawmill Creek Resort. The resort has recently undergone remodeling and renovations, so even if you’ve stayed here before, it’ll feel like a new experience! The resort is located in Huron near Cedar Point. This was the perfect “staycation” for my friend and I, as it’s only a 40 minute drive from Cleveland.

 If you’re looking for a friend’s getaway or a relaxing escape with your partner, this resort is an ideal destination to do just that. There is a restaurant for lunch and dinner, pool, hot tub and fitness center within the resort, so you truly don’t ever have to leave the property if you don’t want to.

The Season of Joy

During the months of November and December, the resort puts on the “Season of Joy” to bring the holiday season to life. Starting December 16th these events are happening daily. We stayed for one night so we could experience all of the holiday magic happening here.

The resort pulled out all the stops when it comes to festive activities and décor. The interior is decorated to the nines with giant trees dripping in beautiful ornaments, as well as wreaths, lights and other miscellaneous decorations throughout the property – truly making it feel like a winter wonderland.

The Holiday Activities to Experience

We tried to experience as many of the activities as possible. Here’s everything we did while at the resort:

  • Ribbon making
  • Wreath making
  • Decorating an ugly sweater
  • Painting a winter landscape
  • Making a holiday cocktail at the pop up Christmas bar
  • Listening to multiple live musical groups
  • Roasting s’mores at the outdoor firepit
  • Enjoying the outdoor holiday lights

My personal favorite was painting—I’m typically awful at any sort of crafts—but this was really fun.  They have two guides explaining every step of the process, making it hard to create a bad painting. Keep in mind they cap this event to 25 people, so make sure you arrive a few minutes early to pay and guarantee a seat!

My friend’s favorite was the live musical groups (it was a close second for me, too). They had an acapella group, carolers who roamed the resort, a brother/sister duo on the piano, and dueling pianos late night in the restaurant. Everyone is dressed in their best festive clothing as well, making it extra special.

What Else You Can Expect

They also offer hot chocolate stations throughout the resort, so you can make your own delicious drink. We piled ours up with marshmallows and chocolate shavings and took them into their outdoor patio where they had a huge display of holiday lights and outdoor decorations. Once we walked through there, we went to the outdoor fire pit and made s’mores while they read some classic holiday stories. We also had to take advantage of the indoor swimming pool and hot tub as well as the decked out fitness center. I’ve stayed at a lot of hotels before, and the fitness center was one of the more impressive ones I’ve been to!

So, if you adore the holiday season like I do and want to experience the magic of the season, I would suggest booking a night at the Sawmill Creek Resort. They offer great rates starting at $159 all month long.

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