vintage Stables, country charm of Homestead, comfort of the Gables
Dan and Ranae Alexander
About Dan and Ranae Alexander
My mom and dad purchased Millsite with family in mind. They have six girls (of which I am the oldest), husbands, 20 grandchildren and 7 great grand children with more on the way. :) While you are here, you will absolutely come across family members. You could see my mama planting flowers, sisters painting rooms, nieces and nephews raking leaves, or my dad on his tractor. We are a family dedicated to one another and committed to making your stay memorable.
Dan and Ranae Alexander purchased this Lodge in 2017
Why Dan and Ranae Alexander chose Sandusky
Our family fell in love with Millsite. The great big sycamore trees (General McArthur planted one of them), the rippling creek, the 1/4 mile long evergreen lined driveway, the eagles, the fire pit: all draw family and friends together to spend much needed time away to enjoy the beauty of nature and the simple joy of togetherness.
What makes this Lodge unique
Millsite has a rich history. It began as a family farm in the 1880's. The Homestead is the original farmhouse. The Stables were... you guessed it... the horse stables. The Lodge was the barn yard. Around 1940's The Levitt's family purchased the farm and turned it into a hunting/fishing lodge for Owen's Illinois (Toledo glass company), where they hosted General McArthur, Jackie Gleason, Joan Crawford and scores of executives from companies that would be in need of glass products. Cold Creek was actually hand dug back in the early 1800's to turn the Mill just down stream of our property (hence the name: Millsite). One partial wall still remains. The Mill was very profitable due to the fact that Cold Creek never freezes. So, while other mills had to close for the winter season, our Mill could operate year round.
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For thrill seekers; Cedar Point is 10 miles away. You can actually see two of the roller coasters from the nearest intersection.
If the water is calling you... enjoy fishing, boating, jet skiing, ferry rides, and the islands all just minutes away from Millsite.
We are close to numerous chain restaurants. However, some of our local favorites are:
Burgers - Twist and Shout
Ice Cream - Toft's Dairy (oldest Dairy in Ohio ... HUGE scoops)
Family Dining - Berardi's (legendary french fries)
Fine Dining: Mon Ami's