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An Oak Leaf, the ancient French symbol of welcome and hospitality, adorns the door at The Lodge at Fair Oaks, bidding you welcome to the timeless setting. Nestled in the woods, the Lodge sits high on a hill overlooking the beautiful Tuscarawas River Valley. Enjoy the songbirds and white-tailed deer...sip coffee on the secluded terrace...go antiquing and explore old barns filled with treasures.

Guests love to wander trails marked by deer or pick berries in the surrounding fields. Others watch the sun glint off their golf balls at the adjacent courses. Begin your day with an amble through the countryside, enjoying fresh air and the beautiful scenery (view photos)

A crackling fire burns every evening in the stone fireplace and walking sticks wait by the door for morning's adventure. We invite you to make your destination The Lodge at Fair Oaks, and relax in serenity.

Ron and Mary Fotheringham,


Things to See and Do

The Tuscarawas Valley's Swiss Heritage is celebrated in autumn during the annual Swiss Festival in nearby Sugarcreek. The small country hamlet is transformed into a European village, with Swiss costumed residents, live music,and plenty of locally-made Swiss cheese. Visitors enjoy the Swiss cuisine and apple fritters, while dancing in the streets until well after dark. The sound of yodeling fills the air, just as it once did in Switzerland,and the stein tossing event is the most popular of the evening. All watch intently as contestants see who can throw a 138 pound stone the farthest distance. (Olympian Jud Logan holds the record at 14 feet, 4 inches!)

Apple farms, weekend wine tasting, hayrides and pumpkin patches are favorite destinations this time of year, when the red and gold hills remind us what a beautiful world we live in . As one guest put it, "The best way to see the spectacular fall foliage is from the terrace at the Lodge at Fair Oaks, sipping my glass of wine, enjoying the smell of a wood fire, while the sun sets on the valley below." Now, that's the way to relax!

Talented chefs make their home in the beautiful hills of our region, prompting our reputation as the "Little Alsace". This refers to the famed vicinity between France and Germany known for exquisite cuisine, the same area many of our residents' ancestors hale from. This explains the abundance of great restaurants our guests enjoy when staying at The Lodge at Fair Oaks. Many are just minutes away, and their scant prices belie the delicious menu offerings.

Football Hall of Fame

Amish Country

Tuscora Park Carousel

Canoe Livery

Fishing and River Trips

Handmade Chocolates

Great Shopping

Antique Shoppes

Longaberger Baskets

Auctions & Wineries

Historic Roscoe Village

Cheesehouse Tours


Atwood Lake Park

Wilderness Center

Beaches & Boat Rentals

Ohio Swiss Festival

Hiking & Biking Trails

Zoar Harvest Festival

Many Public Golf Courses

First Towne Days

Miniature Golf & Train Rides

Italian-American Festival

Trumpet in the Land Drama

Outdoor Bonfires

Schoenbrunn Village Memorial

Hayrides and Sleighrides

Warther Carving Museum

Dennison Depot Museum

J.R. Reeves Mansion Tours

Zoar Village & Gardens

Amish Culture Museum

Birthplace of Cy Young

The New Discover World

Fort Laurens State Memorial

Ohio Erie Canal Corridor

Horseback Riding

And More!!


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