Cherry Valley Hotel & Ohio Event Center in Newark, Ohio underwent $20 million in renovations starting in 2019, and offers plenty of reason to visit.
Located just outside of Granville, Ohio, it offers fully renovated and beautiful guest rooms, event and convention space, excellent dining and drink options, and beautiful grounds.
If you’ve ever been to a wedding or the waterpark when it was formally known as Cherry Valley Lodge, you NEED to see the renovations they’ve made; it’s truly is stunning.
Looking for a quick getaway? The fully remodeled guest rooms are beautiful and feature king beds and pull out couches. Rooms also offer either a balcony or patio, and views of the lush grounds. Pet-friendly rooms are available.
Cherry Valley is the only hotel in the United States to have their own arboretum. Spanning the entire property, Cherry Valley has a collection of more than 2,000 plants with a variety of over 400 species.
The property also has a multitude of walking trails for nature lovers to explore the arboretum and enjoy the outdoors.
The hotel offers several options for dinning and drinks, Granville Pantry with Starbucks, The Spa at Cherry Valley (coming soon), a heated Indoor Pool, & Jacuzzi, an onsite Botanical Garden, Fitness Center, 60,000 square feet of event space, and more.
Whether you stay the night, or go for a dinner or event, you’ll want to make plans to come back again sometime.
Winter Glow Experience
Beginning November 25, enjoy the fantastical light display featuring a cool radiance of colors in the Cherry Valley Hotel Courtyard. The Winter Glow display will take place nightly from dusk until 9:00 pm from November 25 – mid-February.
Guests can stroll the path and enjoy the frosty spotlights illuminating the botanical gardens while the colors of icy blue and warm white on the trees and gazebo sparkle in the reflection of the ponds and waterfalls.
Make plans to relax and spend time with loved ones at Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace, where they can view the lights while enjoying a chef-crafted meal. Guests can also visit The CK Pub for a drink before their stroll.
Winter Glow Kickoff
The Winter Glow kickoff celebration on Saturday, December 3, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The event includes family-friendly programming and food & beverage offerings to celebrate the opening of Winter Glow during the historic Granville Candlelight Walking Tour.
Guests can enjoy hot chocolate from Weathervane Playhouse, Dicken’s Carolers singing holiday tunes, professional family photos in front of the fireplace, crafts for kids, and even a unique bourbon tasting for adults.
Shuttles are available to and from downtown Granville from Cherry Valley Hotel from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Before the kickoff, the community can shop during the Makers & Shakers Christmas Market from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM in the Ohio Event Center featuring local talented artisans.
Breakfast with Santa
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s coming to Cherry Valley Hotel for breakfast!
Join jolly old Saint Nick and his merry band of elves on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 8:30am-10:30am. Guests are invited to feast on a hot breakfast buffet while little ones enjoy their own special buffet at their own height. Santa will make a special visit at each table while kids enjoy crafts. There will also be fun giveaways!
Adult $20, Children (Ages 5-10) $10, Children (Ages 0-4) Free. Make your reservation once they are available.
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Winter Igloo Dining
Guests can reserve one of four heated igloos, styled with comfortable seating, blankets to snuggle under and ambient lighting. The backdrop for these igloos will be Cherry Valley Hotel’s signature botanical gardens with its already spectacular ponds, waterfalls, and lights.
The igloos feature a dazzling winter-themed prix-fixe menu specialty curated by the Cherry Valley Hotel culinary team. The menu includes a three-course meal with a choice of a sharable, entrée, sides, and dessert. There is a winter cocktail menu to enhance the dining experience.
Parties of 2-6 can reserve igloos for 90 minutes, available every day. There is a 15-minute time frame between parties to allow a complete cleaning before the next reservation. Pricing begins at $75 per person with the option to add cocktails and other spirits.
Book online. Additionally, guests can call (740) 788-1200 for New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day packages.
Find more dining igloos in Central Ohio here.
Homestead Beer Co. at Cherry Valley Hotel
The Homestead Public House at Cherry Valley offers a full lineup of craft cocktails in addition to wine, cider, craft beer, and a selection of beer and cocktail slushies.
Homestead Public House offers 4 seating areas, including the main Pub, patio, casual lobby seating with pinball, and the Barrel room.
The Barrel room is a stunning event space available for booking, and is open for regular seating when there aren’t private events. It’s the perfect spot for quiet conversation, or a larger informal gathering.
In addition to the Homestead Beer Co. craft beer, wine, craft cocktails, and slushies (adult and kid versions), and food trucks are on site for dining. Options may expand in the future.
Homestead hopes to offer a line-up of events, including trivia nights, tastings, live music, private events, and more in the future.
Monday thru Friday: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Other dining options at Cherry Valley Hotel
The CK Pub
Hearty bar bites, cocktails, live entertainment, and more. Enjoy your food in the bar area, or sit in the bar area, or head outside to the courtyard patio.
Sunday – Tuesday: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 3:00 pm – Kitchen Closes 10:00 pm and Bar Closes 11:00 pm
HAPPY HOUR! Monday-Friday, from 3:00pm – 6:00pm features 1/2 price Sharables, $5 Well Drinks & $5 Craft Draft Beers.
Enjoy a light breakfast or midday snack with grab and go options and Starbucks™ coffee to enjoy on the outdoor patio.
Mon thru Fri: 6:30am – 10:30 am
Sat & Sun: 6:30am – 11:00 am
Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace Restaurant
Now open Wednesdays-Saturdays, and although reservations are not required, they are recommended. The Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace is a stylish eatery with excellent customer care featuring a new American menu highlighting Ohio-raised all beef burgers, hand-made brick oven pizzas and fresh pasta.
Cocktails at The Craftsman are classically inspired with a stately twist and feature a Blueberry Mule and The Craftsman Old Fashion.
The indoor atmosphere is intimate and stylish with comfortable seating and large windows overlooking the gardens. Guests can enjoy The Craftsman’s unique outdoor terrace during the warmer months with views of the beautiful landscaping, ponds and waterfalls.
Weekend Breakfast Buffet
Cherry Valley Hotel offers a weekend breakfast buffet. Guests can enjoy a full, self-serve, hot breakfast buffet inside in The Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace, on our outdoor patio overlooking the gardens or to-go back to their rooms. Cost: $15.00/person
Hours: Saturdays, 7:00 am – 10:00 am and Sundays 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Luxury Picnics at Cherry Valley Hotel
Enjoy an elevated picnic experience complete with extravagant décor, delectable food, and luxury touches.
The picnic package includes a grazing board, with cured meats and cheeses, around a low hand made table, pillows, and boho style decor with a canvas Moroccan tent.
This refined picnic experience accommodates anywhere from two to 6 people perfect for a date night, proposal, birthday, or small celebration for 90 minutes Fridays and Saturdays. Available through Sept 29.
Pricing ranges from $65 to $75 per person based on the number of people with the option to add cocktails and other spirits. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are also available. Reserve online.
Fun events at Cherry Valley Hotel
Wine Down Wednesdays
Wednesdays, from 5 pm – 9 pm. Enjoy 50% off bottles of wine at our Hotel Lobby Bar from 5pm to 9pm. See events page.
Fall Music Series
Thursdays through October, 6:00pm-8:30pm.
The fall music series will take place on a backdrop of the beautiful gazebo overlooking the gardens. Neighbors and hotel guests are invited to enjoy local cover bands while playing backyard activities at no cost. No reservation necessary.
Food and drink are available for purchase; no outside food. Chairs will be available, or bring your own. Guests at tables must purchase at least 2 drinks. Enjoy extended Happy Hour until 7:00 pm with 1/2 off Sharables, $5 Well Drinks and $5 Crafts Drafts!
Friday Flights at Cherry Valley Hotel
Fridays, from 5 pm – 9 pm: Enjoy craft beer flights at 4 for $10, bourbon flights at 3 for $18, and Wine Flights 4 for $14, at the CKT Pub or Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace. See events page.
For more information about Cherry Valley Hotel, including a full list of amenities and offerings, visit www.cherryvalleyhotel.com or call (740) 788-1200. Like Cherry Valley on Facebook and on Instagram @cherryvalleyhotel.
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Easter Bunny Brunch at Cherry Valley Hotel
Join the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00am-11:00am for a brunch buffet with fun giveaways. There will even be a kids’ height breakfast buffet. The Easter Bunny will make a special visit at each table while kids enjoy crafts. Purchase tickets here.
Adult | $18
Children (Ages 5-10) | $8
Children (Ages 0-4) | Free
Taproom Trivia Tuesdays at Homestead Public House
Tuesdays at 7 pm, join Homestead Beer Co. for brain busters from local trivia legend Steve Spoo. They’ll be baking pizzas and pouring cocktails, wine, cider, and of course, Homestead beer. Free to play and cool prizes for the winners.
Local Brews & Local Grooves Thursdays
Thursdays, from 5 pm-7 pm. featuring local acoustic artists and local beer, plus half-price flatbreads. Check Facebook for music schedule.
Autumn Lights and Igloos for Fall
Beginning October 12, enjoy the fantastical light display featuring the warm glow of autumn lights in the Cherry Valley Hotel Courtyard from October 12 – October 29.
Visitors can stroll around the path and marvel at red, yellow, and orange lights highlighting the signature botanical gardens with their spectacular ponds, waterfalls, and gazebo. In addition, guests can dine at Craftsman Kitchen & Terrace where they can view the lights while enjoying a chef crafted meal. Reservations are recommended.
Fall Igloo Experience
Igloos are back! There are four heated igloos available to reserve, featuring comfortable seating and blankets to snuggle. Enjoy the fall menu surrounded by this new light display.
The igloos will feature dazzling autumn-themed prix-fixe menu specialty curated by the Cherry Valley Hotel culinary team. The menu includes a three-course meal with a choice of a sharable, entrée, sides and dessert. There will also be an autumn cocktail menu to enhance the dining experience.
Beginning September 15, parties of 2-6 can reserve igloos for 90 minutes, Wednesdays thru Saturdays. Pricing ranges from $65 to $75 per person based on the number of people with the option to add cocktails and other spirits. This refined picnic is perfect for a date night, proposal, birthday, or small celebration.