Michelle Venorsky

Correspondent

  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Michelle Venorsky is a correspondent who lives in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a freelance writer for a variety of outlets focusing on the local culinary scene, and as a lifelong Clevelander, has witnessed first-hand how local food, purveyors and farming has positively influenced cuisine in her hometown. To help fuel and spread this passion, she started a blog in 2006: Cleveland Foodie. Aside from spending time with her two daughters and husband, Venorsky is happiest while enjoying cheese, wine and bread.

  • On July 2, 2014
  • On October 17, 2013
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    What are the rooms like at Inn Walden?

    At Inn Walden, the 22 suites — ranging from $265 to $430 — sit on a separate wing of the inn away from the spa and banquet area. Each spacious 900-plus-square-foot suite embraces its natural surroundings with a heavy emphasis on nature and grassroots luxury. Cedar-paneled ceilings, oversized windows and skylights allow as much of the outside in as possible and each suite features a private veranda with meticulously kept plush gardens.

    Each contemporary room offers a king size bed dressed in Frette linens, fireplace, large Vermont slate shower and whirlpool. For families, rollaway beds are available and one suite offers two rooms.
  • On October 17, 2013
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    What kinds of massages are offered at Spa Walden?

    Keeping in line with Spa Walden’s overarching theme of simplicity, the straightforward services menu at the spa sticks to the classics: 60-, 90- or 120-minute massages, wraps, scrubs, facials and mani-pedis — no fancy titles, no frills. But classic certainly doesn’t imply basic or boring. Instead of having the client choose from a long list of specially designed massages, the spa does the reverse — it lets the client’s needs that particular day dictate the service he or she receives. Practitioners spend up to 15 minutes talking with each guest to learn about problem areas prior to the treatment, and then tailor the service to meet those special needs. For something a little different, opt for the advanced offerings, which include the bamboo massage and aroma detox.
  • On October 17, 2013
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    Does Spa Walden offer couples treatments?

    Of the 12 spa suites at Spa Walden, three are geared for parties larger than one, accommodating everyone from couples looking for a romantic escape to girlfriends or mother/daughter sets looking for pampering. The three specialty suites feature the same luxurious amenities as the other suites but with several extras appropriate for a party of two or more. Before, after or in between services, for example, you can enjoy drinks by the fireplace or a bite to eat at the bistro table. The staff will customize a menu — from nutritious snacks to full meals — based on your individual preferences and the occasion. The suites are also equipped with an extra large whirlpool tub suitable for more than one occupant.

    It’s important to note that out of all the suites at the spa, the three couples suites tend to book first. So plan ahead. One of the main perks of these suites is that you’re afforded a bit more time for simply relaxing, talking to your companion and taking in the surroundings.
  • On October 17, 2013
    Michelle Venorsky answered the question: Michelle Venorsky

    What is the best way to get an appointment at Spa Walden?

    The best way to set up an appointment at Spa Walden is to call the spa directly. Service here is highly personalized (much like the service at Inn Walden) — each spa visit is meticulously planned to meet the guest’s particular needs and preferences. For this reason, it’s important that a reservationist speaks to the guest over the phone prior to the appointment, gathering as much information as possible to arrange the most enjoyable visit. Additionally, each practitioner spends up to 15 minutes with the guest before his or her appointment begins to further break down which types of massages, facials, wraps, scrubs or more advanced services are best for his or her desired outcomes.
  • On October 17, 2013
    Michelle Venorsky answered the question: Michelle Venorsky

    What is the best way to get an appointment at Spa Walden?

    The best way to set up an appointment at Spa Walden is to call the spa directly. Service here is highly personalized (much like the service at Inn Walden) — each spa visit is meticulously planned to meet the guest’s particular needs and preferences. For this reason, it’s important that a reservationist speaks to the guest over the phone prior to the appointment, gathering as much information as possible to arrange the most enjoyable visit. Additionally, each practitioner spends up to 15 minutes with the guest before his or her appointment begins to further break down which types of massages, facials, wraps, scrubs or more advanced services are best for his or her desired outcomes.
  • On September 9, 2013
    Michelle Venorsky answered the question: Michelle Venorsky

    What’s the best time to visit Inn Walden?

    The best time to visit Inn Walden depends on your reason for coming to the hotel. For example, active travelers lean toward the spring and summer months, so they can tackle the par 72-championship course, play tennis on one of four Har-Tru courts and use the large pool with kids’ splash area, lap lanes and lounge area. Others opt for fall and all of its glorious colors, making the hiking trails and hayrides must-do activities on the property. Winter brings its own wonder at the Cleveland hotel, with carriage rides and cross-country skiing. Equestrians can find happiness regardless of season, thanks to the great indoor riding center and outdoor trails.
  • On September 9, 2013
    Michelle Venorsky answered the question: Michelle Venorsky

    Where is Inn Walden located?

    Inn Walden is located only 35 miles from downtown Cleveland, but it seems worlds away from the city. The location is part of what sets the Aurora hotel apart from others — it’s a retreat minus the hassle of extensive travel. The inn is nestled within 1,000-plus acres of a private residential community, a championship golf course and country club in Ohio’s pristine Western Reserve that still asserts Connecticut’s influence to this day.

    The luxury hotel is surrounded by nature and is inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s credo for happiness in daily living: simplify, simplify. In fact, the inn took its name from Thoreau’s well-known book Walden in hopes of being that sojourn for others.
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