Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Amish Heartland Tours, Amish Meal, Holmes County, Ohio

A favorite of guests of the Millersburg, Ohio Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is the morning informational during breakfast, at which time we provide cultural information and answer questions. Because our families were Amish, we are able to provide insights into the ways of our people.  For a comprehensive experience, we highly recommend Amish Heartland Tours, the original tour company in Holmes County, Ohio, operating since 1993.

Because most of the Amish Heartland Tours staff are natives of Holmes County with strong ties to local families and businesses, they are able to provide an indepth look into the Amish society. Amish Cultural Tours is the longest-running, backroads tour company in the state.

Amish Heartland Tours offers a smorgasbord of options.  Often we are able to combine our guests with other tour-goers to meet the minimum of eight persons needed for an Amish dinner.  Please call the Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast customer service desk or Amish Heartland Tours for assistance in seeking a tour or a meal in an Amish home.

Savories, Samples, and Sundries Lunch Tour: Come enjoy the various flavors of Holmes County! This tour will take you to a variety of places in order to taste the different foods such as baked goods, cheese, chocolates, wine (21 and older), and much more. This tour runs year round every Tuesday and Thursday and a minimum of 8 guests are needed in order to take the tour.

History and Haystack Lunch Tour: Enjoy a "haystack lunch" and a "pitchfork dessert" in an Amish home. Afterward you will enjoy a two-hour tour which includes visiting an Amish artisan, a buggy ride, and the historical mural, Behalt. This tour runs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and will operate from May through October 22, 2012. A minimum of 8 guests is required for the lunch.

All About Amish Dinner Tour: This one will provide you with a tour of Yoder's Amish Home, take you on a two hour backroads tour, and end with a meal in an Amish home. This tour runs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and will operate from April 23 through October 22, 2012. The dinner requires a minimum of 8 guests.

Two Hour Amish Heartland Tour: This tour takes you along the scenic backroads to visit Amish artisans and talk about their way of life. This tour runs Thursday-Saturday from April through November.

Amish Meal in Home: There is the option of having a meal without taking a tour. The meal provides two types of meats, potato, noodles, vegetable, side salad, rolls, beverage and dessert. A cookbook is also furnished. Dinner requires a minimum of 8 guests.

Progressive Meal Tour: Eat all day long! This tour starts at breakfast and runs through dinner time. Start with breakfast in an Amish home, take a tour, eat lunch, take another tour and end with dinner and dessert. Each guest receives a personalized name tag and a cookbook. A great opportunity to learn all about the culture! The 2012 schedule is April 21, May 12, June 16, August 11, September 8, October 20, and November 10, 2012.

Amish Heartland Tours also accommodates large groups or motor coaches.

Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast guests wishing to take a tour are urged to let us know, at the time of placing your lodging reservation. Tours fill quickly in some seasons.  Even if your lodging reservation is last minute, please do not hesitate to mention a tour.  We will seek to find a seat on tour of your choice.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
January 24, 2012

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