The boardwalk crosses one of the vernal pools. A quick search through the leaf litter and the bottom of the pool didn't turn up any salamanders. Still too damn cold... The sun setting over the western plains as seen from the driving range at the Golf Depot.
The Golf Depot features a driving range with a 2 acres of hitting area and covered/heated hitting bays, a 9-Hole Par 3 course, a 9-hole pitch and putt course, a bentgrass 5,000 sq ft 18-Hole putting course and a restaurant.
The best thing about this hidden gem however, is its views of the downtown Columbus skyline and the best sunset views in the city. Great spot for a bit of family-friendly fun. A full 18-hole mini golf that you play under blacklight! Be sure dress your kids in some UV-reactive gear (at least something white). Many parts of the preserve are pretty soggy, especially with the ground just beginning to thaw. The preserve makes extensive use of wooden boardwalks. Spring, the season of renewal, also brings on decay as seen by these protruding fungi in various stages of emergence. The toothy undersides of these fungi are ready to burst forth with the warming temperatures. Neighboring moss appreciates the warming trend as well. The black and bleu burger dusted with black pepper and topped with Amish bleu cheese on a toasted brioche bun from Barry's at the Golf Depot.
Come for dinner and then take in the best sunset view in Columbus. This tiny clump of fungi, no bigger than a quarter, is just getting started on its career of returning this log to the forest floor. Newly emerging fungi impersonating mini sno-cones or velodromes. False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostea) splayed out from a branch along the trail at Gahanna Woods Nature Preserve. Maduros or fried sweet plantains with a spicy mojito sauce for dipping from El Arepazo in Gahanna.
#delicious A view of the boardwalk through the marsh along Big Walnut Creek. Tostones con Hogao: fried green plantains, salty and starchy,
with hogao (sauteed dip made of onions,
tomatoes and garlic) One of the many vernal pools at the Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve. Vernal pools are temporary stands of water usually without fish, which allow many amphibians to breed without the reality of their offspring being fish-food. Depending on how the weather progresses, salamanders should emerge shortly. Indoor Glow-in-the-dark Mini Golf!
Wear your whitest whites and glow along an 18 hole black-light safari themed course. The holes are clever and challenging with loop-the-loops and obstacles that cause just the right amount of frustration.
Choose your clothing carefully as black lights are merciless! Any stains and lint will be prominently put on display for all your fellow mini-golfers bemusement. A view down a fallen tree covered in Turkey Tails (Trametes versicolor) like barnacles on a ship's hull. A rubbery fungus adhered to a fallen tree. The texture was reminiscent of those rubber discs used to open pesky pickle jars. The vernal pool at Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve. Since there are no fish in a vernal pool, salamanders can breed without the concern of their eggs being devoured by predators. The Columbus skyline as seen from 8.5 miles away at the Golf Depot.
The Golf Depot features a driving range with a 2 acres of hitting area and covered/heated hitting bays, a 9-Hole Par 3 course, a 9-hole pitch and putt course, a bentgrass 5,000 sq ft 18-Hole putting course and a restaurant.
The best thing about this hidden gem however, is its views of the downtown Columbus skyline and the best sunset views in the city. The Buckeye Smashburger, seared Angus beef, fried pepper rings, American cheese, haystack onions, lettuce and mayo on an egg bun with Smashfries (tossed with rosemary, olive oil and garlic). A closeup of some super shaggy, super soft moss poking up through the forest floor. Bandeja Paisa: A Colombian protein parade on a platter! Bandeja is Spanish for platter (Not to be confused with the similarly sounding Pendejo, which is something entirely different) Colombian chorizo, chicharron, steak, fried egg, fried plantains, rice, pinto beans, arepitas (cornmeal fritters) and for a healthy kick, a side salad... The main course off their restaurant week menu; prime rib, a baked potato and green beans from Barrel & Boar located in Creekside Gahanna. A very creative re-purposing in progress. The city of Gahanna reused their old wooden street signs as markers to line the trail edges through the park. The smokehouse burger. Cheddar cheese, apple wood smoked bacon, onion rings and barbeque-ranch sauce. Lola and Giuseppe's Trattoria is a tiny Italian joint tucked away inside a nondescript strip mall in Gahanna. This was their special for the evening, a seafood stuffed manicotti in a cream sauce with tons of lobster, crab, shrimp and roasted red peppers. Great place to hang out.
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Get an overview of this hotelAparthotel in Gahanna with free breakfast and free airport shuttle

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Swimming pool


Situated in Gahanna, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Airport Golf Course, Gahanna Historical Society, and Ohio Herb Education Center. Creekside Gahanna and Gahanna Municipal Golf Course are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free aparthotel has a fitness center and coffee/tea in a common area. Free continental breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, a business center, a meeting room, and laundry facilities are onsite.

Apartment Amenities

Each apartment provides a kitchen with a refrigerator, a stovetop, a microwave, and a dishwasher. For a bit of entertainment, a flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like a sofa bed and a coffee/tea maker.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Gahanna

Property Amenities

Property Amenities

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Gahanna features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This aparthotel offers access to a business center and a meeting room. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Event facilities measure 450 square feet (41 square meters). A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests during limited hours. This business-friendly aparthotel also offers a picnic area, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Gahanna is a smoke-free property.

  • Conference space size (meters) - 41 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Express check-in 
  • Picnic area 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 450 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Business center 
  • Express check-out 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Not available: Air conditioning 
  • Not available: Kitchen 
  • Not available: Towels 
  • Not available: Linens 
  • Not available: Washer 
  • Not available: Fireplace 
  • Not available: Kitchenware 
  • Not available: TV 
  • Not available: Toiletries 
  • Not available: Oven 
  • Not available: Iron 
  • Not available: Dining area 
  • Not available: Pet-friendly 
  • Not available: Clothes dryer 
  • Not available: Outdoor space 
  • Not available: Stove 
  • Not available: Refrigerator 
  • Not available: Microwave 
  • Not available: Hair dryer 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Kitchen  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Kitchen 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby 

Property Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 100
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Property Name

  • TownePlace Suites Gahanna
  • TownePlace Suites Marriott Gahanna
  • TownePlace Suites Marriott Hotel Gahanna
  • TownePlace Suites Marriott Gahanna Aparthotel

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