For parents who prefer the carrot to the stick, the Stays 4 A’s program at Ohio State Park Lodges may be the perfect incentive. The Ohio State Park Lodges’ “Stays 4 A’s” program allows students with A’s on their report cards to transform each A into a $10 discount off the price of a lodge room at Salt Fork State Park Lodge in central Ohio near Cambridge, Mohican State Park Lodge in north central Ohio near Loudonville, Punderson Manor State Park Lodge in northeastern Ohio near Newbury, Maumee Bay State Park Lodge in northwestern Ohio near Toledo, and Deer Creek State Park Lodge near Columbus.
“Time and again families show up at the front desks of the lodges and let their kids proudly show off their report cards to gain discounts,” said Dianna Rom, regional director of sales for Ohio State Park Lodges. “This popular program recognizes achievement, instills confidence and is a great kickoff to a fun-filled stay with plenty of activities.”
Each A is worth a discount of $10 off the published rate per room per night up to five A’s or $50. Families need only show their star student’s report card at check-in to earn the discount. One report card per room may be applied for the discount, and families must present the original report card upon check-in. Blackout periods for the Stays 4 A’s program apply, and the offer is based on availability. Travelers should use the promotional code STAY4A.
The lodges are situated in some of the state’s most picturesque and accessible locations, and all feature a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational offerings, making them perfect getaway destinations. Guests, for example, can transition from hiking and geocaching outdoors to the lodges’ indoor swimming pools and game rooms. To reserve rooms in these state parks or for more information, visit the individual web sites. Xanterra also operates the marina and facilities at Geneva Marina State Park in Geneva-on-the-Lake in northeastern Ohio.
The lodges offer a wide range of room choices to accommodate all kinds of groups including cottages – some pet friendly – with kitchens, living areas and bedrooms with a variety of sleeping configurations, as well as guest rooms with lofts, bunks, and king and queen beds. For example, Maumee Bay State Park Lodge features eight four-bedroom cottages that can accommodate up to 11 guests. And Mohican State Park Lodge features a limited number of pet-friendly rooms.
The lodges also offer a line-up of value-added packages too. All five Ohio State Park Lodges offer a pizza package with accommodations and large pizza with two toppings and four sodas from varying price ranges. The one-night Pizza Package at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge near Toledo starts at $143.99 per night for a standard double room. Pizza Packages at any Ohio State Park Lodge can be booked online at or by calling 1-800-282-7275 and using the promotional code PIZZA.
For more information about Ohio State Park Lodges visit the individual websites or www.ohiostateparklodges.com or call 1-800-ATAPARK (1-800-282-7275). Travelers can also follow Ohio State Park Lodges on Facebook or Twitter.