My wife and I had occasion to pass through eastern Ohio on our way to the Cincinnati /Dayton area. My wife wanted to see the Longaberger basket building so we made our first stop in Dresden, OH, and picked The Inn at Dresden. The Inn is located up a STEEP hill on the edge of Dresden, a tiny blue-collar town north of Zanesville. As it turns out, the Inn was the former home of Dave Longaberger himself. As the Brits say, the Inn has "bags of character" as it was the concept of Dave who created an 8-level house that sprawls down that steep hill. The current proprietor, Joy, a chatty Filipina, maintains the unique property as a business and as a legacy. She has a little hairy dog, Chewie, well-behaved and friendly, who may bring his sock-fox to you at breakfast for some tug-of-war. (If you're not so inclined, he'll just walk off.)
Now to the practicalities. "Bags of character" is not always the most convenient:
1.The rough street up to the Inn is very steep. Don't even think about it in slick weather unless you have 4-wheel drive and some nerve. In nice weather it's a climb but my Malibu took it fine. There are several other residences on that hill so it is a real street. That said, the view is phenomenal. Got some excellent pix at sunrise.
2. Since the Inn is built down the slope, with rooms and decks as it goes, it is full of stairs with no elevator. We stayed on the bottom level which has ground access from a lower parking area but if you want indoor access to the front des