4. Lafayette Hotel in Marietta
Travel back in time by staying at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. Built in 1918, this destination preserves its history with Victorian décor and themed rooms.
The town’s roots date back to 1788, when Marietta became the first permanent U.S. settlement northwest of the River Ohio. During the day, couples can explore the old riverboat town of Marietta and then come back to a romantic dinner at the Gun Room Restaurant on-site.
Previously known as The Rufus Putnam Dining Room, this hall opened in 1931 for only the most prestigious guests. Luckily for modern travelers, it was formally opened to the public in 1946. The Gun Room today is dawned with steering arms, steamboat instruments, pilot wheels, and a telegraph.