Originally spread over 3,000 acres, this estate currently sits on 70 acres of beautifully maintained grounds. The 65-room manor house boasts a 2,200 sq. ft. music room and a pool! The 10,929 sq. foot carriage house today houses a nice little restaurant called Molly's Cafe, which is located in what was originally the stables, and also a gift shop. Also on the property is the Gate Lodge where Alcoholics Anonymous was founded. Tours of the property are available.
I myself have never been on a tour inside the manor house. I have seen a couple of manor house rooms as a craft show I attended in the past was in the basement of the home, but that is as far as I have ventured. I have been inside the carriage house gift shop, and of course, the lovely grounds!
Here are more photos from my visit to Ohio Mart at Stan Hywet Hall.
|Back of the Stan Hywet Manor House.|
|The Birch Tree Allée, Stan Hywet Hall.|
|Stan Hywet Hall, Akron, OH. Front of the manor house.|
|The Birch Tree Allée Vista.|
|The service court, Stan Hywet Hall, Akron, OH.|
|Stairs at the west terrace overlook, Stan Hywet Hall, Akron, OH.|
If you live in the area, or are making a visit to our area, you should make it a priority to stop at Stan Hywet. If you can possibly make it during Ohio Mart, I highly suggest making the trip then. They offer combined tickets that include a self-guided tour of the manor house AND admission to the arts and crafts festival.