There are many great things to do in Granville, Ohio, including relishing the spectacular, historic architecture you'll find downtown

Step Back in Time in Historic Granville, Ohio

Select Registry - July 7, 2022

Unwind in the Rolling Hills of Ohio!

There are many great things to do in Granville, Ohio, including relishing the spectacular, historic architecture you'll find downtown

With gas prices soaring and the resultant cost of travel skyrocketing across the country this summer, there’s never been a better time to get out and explore in our own backyard.

Luckily, we have many great places from which to choose, including historic Granville, Ohio. It’s rural and charming, and there are plenty of great things to do in Granville, Ohio.

The historic village of Granville is also easy to get to. It’s just 30 minutes outside Columbus, Ohio, and within easy driving distance to other major Midwest cities, like Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh.

Though there are plenty of great things to do in Granville, Ohio, what really awaits you here is a unique opportunity to slow down, reconnect, and enjoy a truly restful getaway! Granville, Ohio, is a quaint, New England-style community surrounded by the picturesque rural, rolling hills of eastern Ohio.

With its charming downtown and warm, friendly hospitality, we can think of few better places to unwind this summer. The only thing better than visiting this quaint village is the chance to stay at our Select Registry poperties located here. 

Like all Select Registry properties, our Granville, Ohio properties offers unique lodging, exceptional hospitality, and attentive service. Let our Innkeepers be your local guide to this charming village – they will guide you to experience the best things to do in Granville, Ohio!

There are many great things to do in Granville, Ohio, including relishing the spectacular, historic architecture you'll find downtown

Best Things to do in Granville, Ohio

The historic village of Granville positions itself as an ideal, bucolic getaway – a place to experience “New England Charm in the heart of Ohio.” With this New England charm comes a getaway destination packed with activities. There’s no shortage of great things to do in Granville, Ohio!

In a town filled with distinctive architecture, it’s easy to get lost just wandering the streets. Don’t shortchange yourself, though. There’s a lot more to this fabulous area! Here are 10 of the best things to do in Granville, Ohio this summer:

  1. Tee up for a round of golf at area golf courses. It’s one of the most popular things to do in Granville, Ohio! One of the best in the area is the Denison Golf Club. 
  2. Touring historic homes is one of the top things to do in Granville, Ohio, including the historic Avery-Downer House and Robbins Hunter Museum.
  3. Browse the Granville Farmer’s Market. There are more than 50 vendors at the marketing, including local farmers, bakers, and specialty food producers.  
  4. Browse the charming boutiques in downtown Granville
  5. Kick back and enjoy the sounds of summer at Concerts on the Green, located at the Bryn du Mansion
  6. One of the top things to do in Granville, Ohio, in the summer is to attend Polo on the Great Lawn at the Bryn du Mansion. These events take place on Sunday afternoons during the summer.
  7. Learn more about this great town at the museum operated by the Granville Historical Society.
  8. Spend an afternoon at the Dawes Arboretum, which offers eight miles of hiking trails and a four-mile Auto Tour.
  9. For something a little different, visit Newark Earthworks, the largest set of geometric earthen enclosures in the world, and a National Historic Landmark.
  10. Sit back and let Granville take care of you! From fantastic restaurants, a Select Registry property and friendly hospitality everywhere you turn, you’ll never feel more welcome. 
enjoying the best restaurants in Granville is one of the best things to do in Granville Ohio

Best Restaurants in Granville, Ohio

While you’re enjoying time at our Ohio properties and experiencing all the top things to do in Granville, Ohio, you will need something to eat. Perhaps surprising for a small town, but there are some wonderful restaurants in Granville, Ohio!

It’s a good thing, too, because eating out is truly one of our favorite things to do in Granville, Ohio (or anywhere, really). When your tummy starts to rumble, here are the most recommended restaurants in Granville, Ohio: 

  1. One of the best restaurants in Granville, Ohio, is located at our Select Registry property, The Granville Inn. The menu is sophisticated and chef-inspired and perfect for a romantic evening out. 
  2. The Broadway Pub is one of the most popular restaurants in Granville, Ohio. It’s a classy but slightly elevated pub, and it’s right in the heart of downtown. 
  3. For some fun spins on locally-sourced ingredients, head to Snapshots Lounge. Their backyard also has a fire pit and is a great place to unwind.
  4. Mai Chau Kitchen is one of the best restaurants in Granville, Ohio. They serve a blend of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine that will have you coming back for more.
  5. Another one of the top restaurants in Granville, Ohio, is Alfie’s Wholesome Food. As the name suggests, the food here is locally sourced with a healthy twist.  

After a delicious meal at one of these fantastic restaurants in Granville, Ohio, it’ll be time to retire to our exceptional Ohio Inns, where you’ll find comfortable guest rooms, welcome amenities, and some of the finest hospitality. Ready to escape to the rural countryside? Book your room at our Select Registry inns found in Granville, Ohio today!

Granville, Ohio Lodging

Granville Inn

Granville, Ohio is a charming New England-style village and is a short 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio. Built-in 1924, the Granville Inn boasts luxurious guest rooms, state-of-the-art meeting spaces, a grand ballroom, and a variety of dining options. Unmistakably elegant and incredibly comfortable, a stay at the Granville Inn is the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern convenience.

The Granville Inn features 36 well-appointed guest rooms and 3 suites with luxury linens, complimentary bathrobes for use during your stay, and upgraded bath products. If you are looking for the best place to stay in Ohio, we welcome your visit. Dining at the Granville Inn is nothing short of culinary bliss. We offer two dining options.  The Tavern at the Inn provides a relaxed atmosphere with a variety of food & spirits. For special occasions, make reservations in the Oak Room for a fine dining experience. Two distinct dining options, both featuring imaginative, chef-inspired dishes, locally sourced foods, and impeccable service. Whether you choose to explore the area’s natural beauty or stay to enjoy all the comforts of our storied property, the Granville Inn is the perfect place to escape, connect, and relax.

Granville, Ohio Lodging

Welsh Hills Inn

Award-winning, blissfully relaxing, romantic boutique Inn in the heart of the historic, New England-like Village of Granville Ohio’s idyllic Welsh Hills equestrian countryside. Spacious, beautifully appointed guestrooms, luxurious linens, en-suite baths, antiques, and a collection of original artworks. Relax by the pool and hot tub, enjoy massages, private yoga, candlelight dinners, bike rentals, gardens, hiking trails, fishing, bocce ball court, clays/target shooting, outdoor fires, bike rentals, picnics, elopements, intimate weddings, executive retreats, and more!

The Inn is located just minutes from the prestigious Denison University and the historic Village of Granville – and 30 minutes or less from Ohio’s vibrant capital city of Columbus. Enjoy our complimentary Signature Inn home-cooked breakfast to start your day – focusing on locally grown produce & dairy products. A wine & cheese gathering awaits our guests late each afternoon.

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