Take Three: Ways to Beat the Winter Blues in Amish Country

Take Three: Ways to Beat the Winter Blues in Amish Country

January 10, 2019

Consider putting together your own package from options such as these.

Amish Country has lodging options at many price points to suit travelers' needs. The Barn Inn Bed & Breakfast, outside of Millersburg and just two hours from Cleveland or Columbus, offers visitors a lovely, country-style lodging option with complimentary breakfast. Another alluring lodging option is the Grapevine House in Winesburg. Built in 1834, this house offers spacious bedrooms to guests as well as common areas for mingling. However, if bed & breakfasts are not quite your style there are several standard hotel options such as the newly renovated Econo Lodge in Wooster and the Hampton Inn in New Philadelphia.  

Once you’ve made your lodging arrangements, set off for your attractions. You could begin by exploring the David Warther Carvings Museum in Sugarcreek, featuring intricate, handcrafted carvings that provide a comprehensive history of ships from ancient Egypt to modern times. Then make a trip to the famous Lehman’s in Kidron. Lehman’s features a variety of “old-timey” and Amish-made goods, including items like oil lamps and wood burning stoves. Everything from popcorn to rocking chairs to classic toys can be found. End your day with a trip to Breitenbach Wine Cellars in Dover, where you can sample over 40 award-winning wines, including some winter-specific offerings.

Of course, Amish Country abounds in great local eateries. For a night on the town, begin at Millersburg Brewing Co. for delectable craft beers. Follow that with a hearty, traditional Amish-style meal at Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen. The reasonably priced menu includes standards such as homemade sweet rolls, juicy chicken and roast beef. Finish your meal with sweet treats from Coblentz Chocolate Company such as hand-dipped chocolates and hand-rolled truffles.

For a complete listing of all that Ohio’s Amish Country has to offer, or to plan your own winter blues cure-all itinerary, visit www.visitamishcountry.com