Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Barn Inn

Winter at the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, gives us the opportunity to repair and redecorate the inn.  My latest creative quest was to paint a tree mural in the Victorian Romance room.  The mural has completely transformed the room.  The once bland vanilla walls now showcase a macadamia nut color on the wall, and the tree mural gives a feeling of openness and relaxation.  I completed the mural in about 15 hours beginning on December 22, 2010 and finishing on Christmas Eve day.  What fun!  I freehandedly painted the tree trunks and branches, then stenciled leaves and birds.  Earlier I stenciled an area by the sink.  The stencil that I used was from Cutting Edge Stencils, turning it differing directions for desired placement. We hope that you will stop by the inn to see the latest, and  remember that The award-winning Barn Inns serves a free full country breakfast daily to Barn Inn guests.

Posted by Loretta Coblentz
The Barn Inn

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Berlin Ohio

This photo is of party goers waiting for the Country Craft Pajama Party to begin.

It's an annual event and a tradition - Country Craft Cupboard in Berlin, Ohio is again hosting it's Annual Pajama Party on Saturday January 29, 2010 from 6 a.m.- 9 a.m.  Nearly everything in the store will be 40% off.  Now is the time to reserve a room at the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast for Friday, January 28, 2010.  For those going to the Pajama Party, Loretta will have coffee cinnamon rolls ready for you at 5:15 a.m. You may go to the party and then return by 9:30 for your "complete and wonderful" Barn Inn breakfast.  Between 6 and 9 attendees may bring a brand new sleepwear item, diapers, socks, or undies to be donated to Every Woman's House, a local women's shelter, to receive a 25% off coupon for your next visit to Country Craft Cupboard.  If you rise later, you will still enjoy a savings of 20% off the remainder of the items in the store.  Since 1984, Country Craft Cupboard has offered an abundance of media and materials for the most creative of minds.  Neighboring shops in Berlin are joining in the Pajama Party fun.  Among them are Helping Hands Quilt Shop, Berlin Village Gift Barn and others open after 7 a.m.  Only those clad in jammies, robes, or nighties will be allowed into the party!

Posted by Loretta Coblentz, January 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holmes County Shops Open New Year's Day

Here is a listing of some Holmes County Ohio shops that will be open on New Year's Day, January 1, 2011. Plan to stay, on December 31, 2010, at The Barn Inn, one of Holmes County's finer small inns.  On New Year's Eve we will be serving a lovely buffet dinner to our house guests at the cost of $18.95 pp plus tax and gratuity.  A relaxing evening of table games, conversation, or simply rest may be enjoyed.  Call 330-674-7600 or go on-line for your reservation. Following are some shops that will be open on New Year's Day:

Behalt at Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center              11 a.m. -  4 p.m.
Harvest Moon                                                             10 a.m. -  4 p.m.
Holmes County Flea Market                                          9 a.m. -  5 p.m.
Java Joe Coffee Bar                                                      8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Nature's Food Market                                                 10 a.m. -  5 p.m.
Olde Tyme Homespun Shoppe                                    11 a.m. -  3 p.m.
Queen Anne's Lace                                                     10 a.m. -  4 p.m.
Zinck's Fabric Outlet                                                     7 a.m. -  5 p.m.

To check our listing of shops confirmed to be closed, please call us at 330-674-7600 or email:

Loretta Coblentz, Owner
December 22, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wall Stencil

It is during the winter when we are not as busy that we take the time to redecorate, replace carpeting, and do things to keep The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg, Ohio, looking and feeling clean.   I love painting and decorating rooms for a new look and feel.  Here is a photo of my first wall stenciling adventure.  I used three different colors and shades.  If possible stop by The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast in Ohio's Amish Country, and take a look at some of my creations.  In the Fred Gehrig Farmhouse here on the property, I created a beautiful tree using Venetian Plaster and a stencil for plaster.  I also did some decorative plaster work on the dining room ceiling.  Oh, it's so much fun doing this stuff!!  This painted tree is in the Victorian Romance Room.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Handicap Accessibile, Millersburg, OH, The Barn Inn

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg, Ohio, is committed to providing accessibility to persons with disabilities.  Service accommodations include a main level reserved parking space with a ramp entrance into the inn, a barrier-free reception area, dining room and grand front room.  Guest rooms feature grab bars in bathrooms and near showers.  One guest room has a higher toilet.  Please make your request known when making a reservation.  Help us identify the accommodations that best fit your needs and which logistically, the inn is able to reasonably provide. The Barn Inn staff is familiar with telephone relay service.  All persons have access to free WiFi throughout the inn.  The Barn Inn can, with arrangement, provide a sign language interpreter for an hourly fee.  We have a young Amish lady who will, for a fee and based on availability, accompany and sign for you as you tour Holmes County.

Visit these wheelchair accessible Holmes and Wayne County attractions:

Please call us and we will be happy to help you with a directory of most of the wheelchair accessible businesses in Amish Country.  Make The Barn Inn your Holmes County Ohio lodging choice.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast Participates in Cookie Tour

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, Millersburg, Holmes County Ohio, along with 12 other inns and bed and breakfasts, participated in the 3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns, December 5 & 6, 2010, a charity event netting a record $12,000 for Hospice of Holmes County and the Love Center Food Pantry.  Over 860 guests toured The Barn Inn to glean decorating ideas and inspirations for holiday celebration.  A guest from Magnolia, Ohio said, "It feeds your senses.  As women, we often neglect to put it all together, the old, the new..."  Rita from Pennsylvania said, "The entire tour is an excellent showcase of places to stay.  The Cookie Tour is a FABULOUS idea!"

Our Barn Inn goat played the role of Rudolph, much to the delight of our hundreds of visitors who fed Rudolph grain and took pictures.
We hope you'll mark you calendars for next year's Christmas event.  The 2011 Cookie Tour will be held the first weekend in December, and consider the Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast for your lodging choice.
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