Central Ohio Discovery

Featuring Landoll’s Mohican Castle

July 12-14, 2018

Thu / Sat - 3 Days

You might be surprised at what hidden gems are just around the corner! Take a spirited jaunt to our neighboring state of Ohio and uncover all sorts of wonderful treasures. Have a meal on a historic covered bridge, see a 73,000 piece button collection, take a horse-drawn canal cruise and enjoy the stately majesty of times past—staying in a luxurious and divinely unique revived castle estate. Taste your way through this delightful locale of culinary hits, historic haunts, interesting museums, herbal gardens and other unique discoveries.

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Thu, July 12: Board the motorcoach bound for the herbal center of Ohio, to enjoy a private tour of a 65-acre organic farm near Gahanna that produces over 100 herb varieties and supplies many of Ohio’s top chefs. Following the tour, enjoy a flavorful light lunch in the historic barn on the property. Stop at an old gristmill near Utica, Ohio – now the headquarters of Velvet Ice Cream. Learn about the history of this 114-year-old business, and have some ice cream before heading to Loudonville, Ohio to check in to Landoll’s Mohican Castle! The castle opened in 2002, fulfilling the dreams of the Landoll family, then recovered from a fire before it was featured on FOX’s Hotel Hell with Gordon Ramsay in 2016. Fully restored and renovated, this beautiful woodsy retreat is the perfect place to enjoy peace and tranquility. The rooms are each uniquely decorated and designed – all different with their own personality. Enjoy a spa treatment, or have some leisure time to explore prior to enjoying dinner at The Copper Mug on the castle grounds. The menu is comprised of selections from their own Chef Kyle Elasser’s creations and Chef Gordon Ramsay’s recipes. Following the meal, gather near the fire pit for gourmet s’mores with bacon, potato chips, cookies and more! (Meals: Lunch,Dinner)

Fri, July 13: After breakfast, depart for Canal Fulton, where you’ll take a ride down the Ohio and Erie Canal aboard the St. Helena III canal boat—pulled by two Percheron horses along the canal’s tow path. A historian provides information on the history of the canal, the boat and the area. Afterward, enjoy free time in Canal Fulton and stop at a few downtown shops like Toys Time Forgot and Canal Fulton Glassworks. Next, discover the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in Canton. Enjoy a presidential lunch before an informative docent-led tour. Head to Dover, Ohio— home of the World’s Master Carver— to view Ernest Warther’s carving collection, his wife’s button collection, Swiss gardens, family home and original workshop at The Warther Museum. It is more than a museum and more than you can imagine! An elegant candlelight dinner is included as you sit amongst priceless works of art, overlooking Freida Warther’s flower garden. After this one-of-a-kind experience, return to the Mohican Castle where your chamber awaits. Before turning in, take an optional ghost walk tour with one of the castles ghost experts. (B,L,D)

Sat, July 14: The morning is at leisure to visit the spa or join an optional hammered art class where you will learn about the foliage of the castle while composing a one-of-a-kind work of art to take home. Have lunch on your own before heading to Marysville, Ohio just north of Columbus. A local guide will introduce you to Union County’s covered bridges, and will recount the history of these wonderful structures. Then, stop to enjoy dinner on the Pottersburg Bridge with live bluegrass music and a visit from a historical character. Return to Indianapolis after dinner. (B,D)

Landoll’s Mohican Castle
Nestled deep in the heartland of Mohican country in Ohio, the estate offers luxury lodging and seclusion. Highlights: Uniquely designed suites equipped with mini bar • restaurant • lounge • fitness center • indoor pool • hot tub • sauna • spa services • fitness center • boutiques, etc.



Central Ohio Discovery Pricing

Per Person

Complete Package

Double P/P

$699

Triple P/P

$659

Single

$849


Ambassadair Trip #7360

Landoll’s Mohican Castle

Highlights Include


  • Tour an Herbal Paradise
  • Stay at Landoll’s Mohican Castle (featured on FOX’s Hotel Hell with Gordon Ramsay)
  • Dueling Dinner with Chef Elasser vs. Chef Ramsay Menu
  • Historic Canal Boat Tour on the St Helena III
  • Tour of the McKinley Museum & Library
  • Candlelight Dinner at the Warther Museum
  • Dinner on the Pottersburg Bridge with live music

Package Includes


  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Hotel baggage handling
  • Escorted from Indianapolis

NOTE:

The Mohican Castle does not have elevators and some stairs are required to access each room. Rooms with two beds will have one queen and one queen-sized sofa sleeper.


 
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