EATING AND SLEEPING
Downtown Marietta offers lodgings at the Lafayette House Hotel, an early 20th century high-rise structure exactly at the river confluence, with a variety of room types, a pleasant wood-paneled bar and a bountiful Sunday brunch in the Gun Room (101 Front Street, 740-373-5522, www.lafayettehotel.com).
On the hilltop across the Muskingum, with a lovely porch and great views, is The House on Harmar Hill Bed-and-Breakfast (300 Bellevue Street, 740-374-5451). A superb meal featuring the famous, and locally-made Rossi Pasta, may be had at The Levee House, on the riverfront (127 Ohio Street, 740-374-2233). Fine dining options near the Lafayette House also include Austenís (with local fare including venison, 130 Front Street, 740-374-8188), and The Buckley House (332 Front Street, 740-374-4400).
For more dining and lodging choices, see the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.mariettaohio.org, 800-288-2577, 121 Putnam Street).