Cedar Point offers details, drawings of hotel renovations in Sawmill Creek, Castaway Bay

SANDUSKY, Ohio – It’s early January in northern Ohio – time to start thinking about summer vacation.

If Cedar Point is on your bucket list this year, you’ll have a few new places to consider if you’re planning on spending the night.

the amusement park is in the midst of major renovations at its Sawmill Creek and Castaway Bay properties, both of which are slated to reopen this year.

Work on the two stations was originally scheduled to be completed last year. Both projects have been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Park spokesman Tony Clark said station opening dates have not been set, but reservations should be available in the coming weeks.

Sawmill Creek

Cedar Fair, the parent company of Cedar Point, purchased Sawmill Creek in 2019. The resort, built in 1974, is located 7 miles east of the amusement park on US 6. The 239 rooms sits on 235 acres, which features an 18-hole golf course, 28 acres of lakefront land, a marina, restaurants, pools and 50,000 square feet of meeting space.

Cedar Point recently released numerous renderings of the property, which will include indoor and outdoor pools, a new restaurant called Miller’s Table, renovated event space and more.

A rendering of the rotunda staging area at Sawmill Creek Resort, which is slated to reopen this year. (Courtesy Cedar Point)

Cedar Point Hotel Renovation

Rendering of a guest bedroom at Sawmill Creek Resort. (Courtesy Cedar Point)

Cedar Point Hotel Renovation

A rendering of the outdoor swimming pool at Sawmill Creek Resort. (Courtesy Cedar Point)

Cedar Point Hotel Renovation

Rendering of the new check-in area at Sawmill Creek Resort. (Courtesy Cedar Point)

Castaway Bay

Castaway Bay is also undergoing a complete renovation and will feature a new nautical theme. The hotel, at the southern end of the Cedar Point Causeway, is attached to a 38,000-square-foot indoor water park, which isn’t currently being renovated.

The hotel has 237 rooms, multiple restaurants, and a waterfront location on Sandusky Bay. The facility is expected to open in the spring.

Cedar Point Hotel Renovation

Rendering of the new entrance to Castaway Bay at Cedar Point. (Courtesy Cedar Point)