Tuesday, March 21, 2017

"Taste of the Backroads" Tour, A Unique Amish Country Experience

Since 1991, LaVonne Debois has offered "A Taste of the Backroads" tours through Ohio's Amish Country. Including over six hours of personalized backroads driving routes, a detailed narrative on the Amish way of living, and navigations to over 184 local attractions, these tours are an absolute must for anyone looking to have the full Amish country experience. Guests of the Barn Inn and other visitors to the area are highly encouraged to partake in this one-of-a-kind event.





Even seasoned and experienced visitors to the area have a lot to gain and much to learn from this carefully crafted tour. Whether you prefer to order the Tour Packet and guide yourself through with family and friends, or would like a personalized, 2 and a half hour tour in a Mercedes Benz 12 passenger sightseeing van, there is no wrong way to participate!




The guided van tour included stops at a variety of Amish homes and businesses, including a buggy manufacturer. More information about these exciting and wonderful tours is available at A Taste Of the Backroads website, or by contacting LaVonne directly at (330) 340-7343

Exploring Ohio's Amish Country - A Taste of the Backroads


For visitors that are new to Ohio's Amish Country and are eager to explore the beautiful countryside, learn more about the culture and visit the out-of-the-way places, The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast highly recommends A Taste of the Backroads Tour.

The 2 & 1/2 hour tour includes an authentic experience meeting local Amish Artisans along with an informative narration on the culture. Tourists view the countryside from a Mercedes Benz 12 passenger sightseeing van. The tour stops include a tour of a working buggy-making manufacturer, candle maker and Swartzentruber basket maker. You will learn about the Old and New Order, and come to understand the differences with the various groups.




This picture below is one of the things you will see when you visit a Swartzentruber family of 11 children who make baskets. Did you know not all Amish have hot running water in their home? This group burns paper trash on one end and heats water on the other end.



La Vonne also will describe and share about the Case house, Dawdy house, church services, weddings, funerals, and much more.

If you are interested in taking this tour or purchasing 'A Taste of the Backroads Packet to take your own tour, visit A Taste of the Backroads Tour.


Vintage Rose - The Barn Inn

Submitted by Amy Yoder
March 20, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Girls' Night Out in Downtown Millersburg, OH

Girls' Night Out in Millersburg, Ohio is a community effort, a gathering and celebration for all ages. Pampering, pampering and more pampering! This is a night designed just for the ladies! Manicures, Pedicures, Chocolates, crafts, jewelry, hand waxing, hair up-do's, massages, just about anything your heart desires can be found in Millersburg on this glorious night! Each business will have a "special" pampering activity for you to enjoy.  IF that isn't enough, gift drawings are held all evening for everything from a Coach Purse to a chocolate high heeled shoe!  The bars and restaurants will be open with drink specials and entertainment to keep the fun going!  If you need a place to stay we have plenty to choose from. Hotel Millersburg offers you a Victorian Flair, Bigham House Bed and Breakfast gives you comfort and tranquility and the Comfort Inn holds a late night Pool Party for those not willing to let the night end!  Bring your friends, relatives, daughters or co-workers and shake off those winter blues in scenic Holmes County Ohio!  You are sure to make it a yearly event!


Downtown Millersburg, OH

Shop These Downtown Merchants during Girls' Night Out!!

1876 Salon & Spa
45W. Jackson St. - Hair gems & extensions, mini gel and dip powder mani's, brow waxing, and mini massages! Plus sales, prizes & goodie bags for the first 200 guests! Joining us this year: Lauren Croskey with Lu La Roe; Becki Flinner with Pine Cone Cottage Candles; Fenton Glass; Kristen Huffeman with Catered Jewelry Designs.

American Legion Post 192

264 W. Jackson St. - JGM, '80s Rock Band 8:30pm-12:30am, upstairs (open to the public). All ladies get in FREE! Downstairs: TomBoy Tools, Yunique, Wildtree, Love Crosses Oceans International and LimeLight by Alcome!


Bam Bam's BBG
214 W. Jackson St. - Bam Bam's Bahama Mama only $4 PLUS appetizer specials! See whebsite for even more specials! www.bambamsbackyardbbq.com


Hotel Millersburg
35 W. Jackson St. - Enjoy our famous Chocolate Martini - ^6. Hotel rooms starting at $69. Vendors in our Lobby: Twiggy's Crafts; Briana Marie Photography; Crafty by Betzy; Hand Knits by Holly; Norwex.


Jackson Street Antiques
80 W. Jackson St. - 330-674-0910 - Door Prizes Galore! Light Refreshments! Look for Special Deals!


Kaufman Realty

40 W. Jackson St. - Funn and Prizes! 31 Gift Bags, Plexus, Holmes County Humane Society, and Girl Scout Cookies!

McKelvey's Pub
196 W. Jackson St. - Drink specials and drawings! Free Koozies! Don't leave too early, the band Felt will be playing from 9pm to Midnight. The music is hot and the drinks are cold!


Milersburg Brewing Company
56 E. Jackson St. - Drink specials all evening! Shop 'til you drop  with these fine vendors: Jamberry Nails, Rodan + Fields, Tyra Beauty, Tastefully Simple, Premier Design Jewelry, and Lula Roe. Top off the evening with Karaoke at 8pm!

 
Millersburg Eagles Post 2418
143 W. Jackson St. - DJ, "Juke Box Entertainment" Serving two specialy drinks (Dreamsicles & Historic Downtown Millersburg Jaw Dropper); Coupon for $2 OFF a beverage of you choice (that night only). PLUS we will host 3 vendors including Saponify Naturals. All offering FREE smaples and items for sale.


Millersburg Glass & Collectibles
10 S. Clay St. - Come View our Beauitful Millersburg Glass & enjoy FREE refreshments!


Modern Farmhouse
56 E. Jackson St. - 10% OFF storewide! Lots of fun vendors, Twiggy's Crafts, BoodLife USA, Advocare, Valerie Christine, with prizes and refreshments!


One Eighty
34-C  S. Clay St. - Free hot chocolate packets and drawing for a Door Prize! Enjoy...Love Inc.; Hair for Hope; Art by Laura McCartney!


Shoemaker Custom Apparel
95 W. Jackson St. - Stop in for your chance to win these GREAT prizes! Cut and color with Casie Kessinger at Lux; $100 gift certificates to LuLaRoe with Lily Meinke; $100 gift certificates to Shoemaker Custom Apparel.


The Jewelry Store
97 W. Jackson St. - 20% OFF all Fashion Jewelry. Sales on select god & colored gemstone rings, pendants and earrings. Discounted scarves. ALSO: S&S Mane Attraction will be here with their popular Paraffin Hand Treatments!


Village Antique Emporium
113 W. Jackson St. - Red Show Hunt throughout store. FREE gift certificate giveaway & Hot Chili for a cold evening; refreshments!


Village Toy Shop
113 W. Jackson St. - 10% OFF all night long! Be sure to sign up for the $50 Gift Certificate! YEAH!


Mary Kay Cosmetics will be at Young's Uniforms and Scrubs


Accommodations Specials

The Hotel Millersburg - only $69.00
Comfort Inn of Millersburg - only 69.99 2 queen beds or 1 king room

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast also has availablity this weeked, February 24-25, 2017. Call for more information or to make reservations, 330-674-7600.



Vintage Rose - The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast

Submitted by Amy Yoder
February 21, 2017


Friday, February 17, 2017

Authentic Amish Country Dining in Ohio


The Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast recommends Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen in Mt. Hope for authentic, delicious Amish Country dining. From their family-style dinners to their hearty buffets, you will find true Amish home-cooked entrees at Mrs. Yoder’s. It is our understanding that Mrs. Yoder's prepares more of their food from scratch than any other restaurant in the area. It is easy to understand why their customers return time after time.

Mrs. Yoder's offers convenient dining for those who attend the Mt. Hope Auction Barn, located directly across the road.  Mt. Hope Auction has recently expanded with a newly constructed event center, where they are hosting a variety of special interest and industry shows and events.



Mrs. Yoder's Restaurant often changes up their menu, offering new fare, as well as serving up new and exciting dining experiences.  Very popular is their Seafood Buffet which will be served from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., on Thursday, February 23rd, March 23rd, and April 20th, 2017. The seafood buffet include these entrees:
  • Steamed mussels
  • Alaskan Pollock
  • Smoked salmon
  • Popcorn shrimp
  • Frog legs
  • Crab cakes
  • Cajun shrimp
  • Cheddar biscuits
  • Cheese potatoes
  • Stuffed mushroom casserole
  • Under-the-sea Jell-O salad
  • Clam chowder
  • Scallops
  • Cocktail shrimp
  • Mt. Hope sushi
  • Seafood pasta salad
  • Full salad bar
When planning a visit to Mt. Hope, Berlin, or Millersburg, consider a stay at the Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast where you will be offered warm Amish Country hospitality and a complimentary full country breakfast. The Barn is located only about 7 miles from Mt. Hope.




Camelot - The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast

Submitted by Amy Yoder
February 17, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tool Showcase in Ohio Amish Country

The 2017 Tool Showcase will be held in Mt. Hope in Ohio's Amish Country.

Mt. Hope Expo Center

Mt. Hope Showcase is excited to feature their first event, the Mt. Hope Tool Showcase. The showcase will run Thursday, February 16: 3pm to 7pm, Friday 17: 7am to 7pm, & Saturday 18: 7am to noon, 2017.
The showcase will feature many of your favorite vendors, from equipment & machinery dealers, service & repair shops, and so many more. They will feature over 100 vendors in the brand new 40,000SF Mt. Hope Expo Center located on the Mt. Hope Auction grounds. This year, the vendors will be conveniently close to the auction...allowing you to easily catch every auction and every vendor while here.
Vendors at this years show will include:
  • Alonovus/The Bargain Hunter
  • All American Wholesale
  • Anabaptist Financial
  • AW Machinery LLC
  • Bentwood Solutions
  • Buckeye Hardware
  • The Budget
  • Bunker Hill Engine
  • Collins Hardwood
  • Conestoga Woodworking Supply
  • Custom Cast Ltd
  • Custom Service Hardware LLC
  • Custom Wood Products
  • DJM Sales LLC
  • Double R Sharpening
  • Frank Miller Lumber Company Inc.
  • Fryburg Door
  • Georgetown Sales
  • Glass Specialties
  • Hershberger's Hardware Ltd.
  • Hershberger Manufacturing & Sales
  • Hershey Machine LLC
  • Holmes Lumber
  • Holmes Power Equipment
  • Honeyville Metal Inc.
  • Jacob Miller Fire Extinguishers
  • Miller Sales (Apple Creek)
  • MJ Miller & Co
  • Montana Post Driver
  • Mt Eaton Trailer LLC
  • Mt Hope Tractor
  • Olive Tree Studios
  • Oliver Machinery
  • Steiner Hardwoods
  • Stoll Brothers Lumber Inc.
  • Stonewood Industrial Machinery
  • Sun Lite Enterprises LLC
  • Trail Battery & Solar
  • Troyer Wholesale
  • Valley View Woodturnings
  • Weaver Metalworking Machinery
  • Winesburg Lawn & Garden
  • Yoder Hydraulics, Ltd.
  • Yoder Lighting & Supplies LLC
  • Yoder Lumber
  • Yoder Service & Supply
  • Yoder's Sharpening Ltd.
  • Yutzy Woodworking
  • And more

Submitted by Amy Yoder
February 6, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

New Route 62 Furniture Outlet Selling Wholesale Funiture

It's no secret that the hand-crafted furniture made in Ohio's Amish Country is among the best in the nation. Showcasing true artisan masterworks, every shop in the area offers unique pieces and sets guaranteed to last decades. Quality comes at a price, however, and one new outlet is looking to take a bit of the edge off your wallet.


One of the dining sets available at Route 62 Furniture Outlet

Located just two miles north of Berlin, Ohio, Route 62 Furniture Outlet is bringing wholesale prices ot the local furniture market. Visitors can expect to see additional discounts of 10-15% on top of normal wholesale reductions. The pieces and sets located at the Outlet make perfect new additions to your home, or replacements for things that may beginning to show their age. Everything you see is locally made, by hand.







Route 62 Furniture Outlet is located at 4067 County Road 207 in Millersburg, OH, 44654. They can be reached by phone at (330) 893-1439 or by email at 62furniture@safecom.link


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thrift Stores In Ohio Amish Country

Guests to the Millersburg, Ohio Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast often ask about thrift stores in Ohio Amish Country.  In this post, I will list many thrift and resale stores.





Save & Serve Thrift Shop in Millersburg:
   Whether you are looking for a new outfit, a unique vintage find, or a great bargain, there’s something for everyone at our Thrift Shop! Our MCC Thrift Shop provides quality thrift items at reasonable prices and strives to be a caring, friendly presence in our community.








MCC Connection Thrift Shop:
     MCC has thrift or resale stores in 18 states and in 5 Canadian Providences.  This particular store is only one of many that a portion of each purchase is designated to the global relief work of MCC (Mennonite Central Committee)





        




Share and Care in Berlin;
         If you are shopping for gently used clothes, dishes, appliances, books and antiques, thrift stores are your go-to. When shopping in these stores, you never know what treasures you might come across.







Sugarcreek





Harvest Thrift Store in Sugarcreek and Wilmot.

    In 2006 a small group of Holmes County residents met to discuss a vision they all had in common. With hearts geared toward area youth, they discussed ways to provide resources for those who need a hand, not just in third-world countries but in the local community as well. Through these brainstorming sessions, Harvest Thrift Store was conceived with a mission statement promising that the store will provide “quality merchandise to support local and international missions,” while “honoring God with compassion and integrity” and “assisting our employees and volunteers to reach their full potential.”
The Harvest Thrift Store opened for business in November, 2006, debt-free. What began with a leased space in Sugarcreek has since expanded to a second location in Wilmot, made possible by the generous donation of a vacant building at the intersection of Routes 62 and 250. And now it has grown again by recently moving the Sugarcreek location into a new, expanded building.


Wilmot



















The Trading Post Thrift Store in Mt. Hope, is a large thrift store that is well displayed. A unique character of this thrift store is the amount of HIGH VALUE items, NEW & USED. There is also a large selection of clothing and wares as well as a section that is sure to capture masculine interests with outdoor gear and things that would appeal to men.
The Trading Post Thrift Store was organized to support the Ohio Wilderness Boys Camp. The Ohio Camp is an organization in South-Eastern OH that helps boys work through emotional handicaps that keep them from enjoying life in their family and a normal school setting.
All support generated through the Trading Post goes to help families who have a boy at camp. The scholarship is a must for single parent families and families who are already struggling financially to be able to help their boy.



Submitted by Amy Yoder
November 2, 2016