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    Mapleside Farms "The Apple House"
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Medina Things to Do

  • by staci200 Written Sep 23, 2005

    There isn't much to do in medina except eat and shop. So I recommend going to Ruby Tuesday's and ordering the Asian Dumplings with peanut sauce and follow it up with dessert at Sugar Daddy's where they have 25+ flavors of soft serve. You could also go to the Serendipity Boutique and buy an incredibly overpriced purse that is definitely worth it.

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  • Hampton Inn Medina

    3073 East Point Dr, Medina, Ohio, 44256, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Super 8 Medina

    5161 Montville Drive, I-71 & Hwy 18, Medina, Ohio, 44256, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Red Roof Inn Medina

    5021 Eastpointe Drive, (formerly Cross Country Inn Medina), Medina, Ohio, 44256, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Executive Inn and Suites

    2850 Medina Rd, Medina, Ohio, 44256, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Motel 6 Cleveland/Medina

    3122 Eastpointe Drive, I-71 and SR 18 at exit #218, Medina, Ohio, 44256, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

  • Rodeway Inn Medina

    2875 Medina Road, (formerly Traveler's Choice Hotel), Medina, Ohio, 44256, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

  • Spitzer House Bed & Breakfast

    504 West Liberty Street, Medina, Ohio, 44256, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Value Inn Cleveland Medina

    5200 Montville Dr., Medina, Ohio, 44256, United States

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    by Toughluck Updated Dec 29, 2006

    An old family tradition of going to the 'Apple House' makes this stop a wonderful one. The restaurant is elegant with a view over the western hills. It must streatch for 30 or 50 miles. In spring, when the fruit trees are in bloom and the leaves have have just sprouted would be a beautiful sight.

    The 'Apple House' started as just an ice cream stand and a concrete block building with crates of apples, cardboard signs, and apples being brought in from the orchard right behind the building. Over the years, it added a Cheese House, then a bakery/cafe and for several years, the full service restaurant.

    If you're not in for a big meal, there is the cafe with homemade pastries, sandwiches and pizza.

    Favorite Dish: The Apple House, as we call it, serves a wide variety of great dishes. The burgers, Rueben, Fish (cod) & Chips are all excellent. Their specialties are in the use of 'apples'. They have a Waldorf Salad that is one of the best. Of course, it's not easy to find a Waldorf Salad anywhere. Fresh cut apples, grapes, nuts, and a smatering of mayonaise, make it just right.

    The Restaurant View west from the Restaurant Christmas at the Apple House
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    by Toughluck Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Fairly large and extensive collection. It's inside an old grocery store, offering a wide range of collectibles and antiques.

    Sun-Fri 10am-6pm
    Sat 10am-8pm

    What to buy: I'm a postcard collector and coins. While the postcard options are limited, there are several coin selections, including a large number (okay over a dozen) various early Spanish coins from Mexico and Bolivia (still not sure about Bolivia). They date from 1804 to 1774 and cover the early years of the American Colonies. These were the types of coins circulated in North and South America because European natoins would not let their coins (except small copper coins) circulate on this side of the ocean. Meanwhile, Spains mints in Mexico and Bolivia produced coins for shipment back to Spain. Many went into use over here and were never shipped back. There are both 8 reales and 4 reales available for around $100. The first is the famous or infamous "pieces of eight.

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    by Toughluck Updated Dec 29, 2006

    An old family tradition of going to the 'Apple House' each fall to buy apples continues on those few occasions that I return to the area. We'd head south on US 42 until reaching the 'big hill'. At the top, on the right (west side) was the "Apple House".

    It started as an ice cream stand and a concrete block building with crates of apples, and an orchard behind the building. We'd enter the unheated building and select the type of apples we like to eat fresh, cook in pies and use for other baking ideas. Over the years, it added a Cheese House. The building was now heated, but the apples still came in the back from the Orchard, were washed and sorted and stacked in crates ready for sale. Times changed and the place grew until it rambles along US 42 and includes the gift shop of inspiring items, the Apple House, still with the washing and sorting building on the back, a Cafe/Bakery with cookies, pies, and pastries available along with sandwiches. On the north end, around a bend in the hall is the restaurant. Full service and great food.

    What to buy: The best buys are always the farm produce. In season, the apples are crisp, fresh, and delicious. Apple Cider is delicious, but best drunk before it begins to change. Cider is non-alcoholic in the US, unlike many European countries. There are a variety of jams and jellies available and the gift shop includes an assortment of traditional crafts and items that bring back the rural lifestyle from an earlier century. Come in an browse.

    What to pay: You can spend a few dollars or a lot of money. A gallon of Cider runs just under $3.00 and the books can be a few dollars to $30 or more.

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