Thursday, June 21, 2012

Amish Country Welcomes Holmes County Ohio Winery

Wine enthuiasts and visitors to Ohio's Amish Country welcome Holmes County's first winery.  Owners Scott and Kathy Buente, have been operating  French Ridge Winery since 2001. 

Scott and Kathy's estate in Killbuck produces eight different grape types, and 5,000 vines. What started out as a small vineyard of grapes has now transformed into one of the largest in the tri-county area. The couple had plenty of land and needed a hobby to keep them busy. Initially, they sold their crop to other local wineries, but then began making their own wine, now offering 14 different wine varieties.

The winery, located at 2586 TR 34, in Killbuck, will be open Thursday nights, Fridays and Saturdays and during summer holidays. Visitors may sample the wine, explore the vineyard, or go on a guided tour. The facility will also be available for events and private parties.

Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast Accommodations
 The Holmes County Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just 18 miles from French Ridge Winery. Enjoy a relaxing stay and a full country breakfast in the morning before heading out to visit Amish Country and to see what Holmes County has to offer.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast
June 21, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ohio Bed and Breakfast Ranked Top by TripAdvisor

Ranked top by TripAdvisor, the Millersburg, Ohio Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

"The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence," said Loretta Coblentz, owner along with husband, Paul Coblentz, at the Barn Inn. "Time and again our guests comment on our wonderful breakfasts and informative area orientation and insider tips that we share at breakfast time. We strive to offer our guests a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast

This is the second consecutive year that The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast has been named by TripAdvisor as the leading choice for lodging in Ohio's Amish Country. The rustic, yet refined historic inn ensures personalized attention and offers amenities not usually found in larger lodging properties. Serving their guests with heartfelt hospitality, resident innkeepers, Paul and Loretta pay extraordinary attention to detail, serve up a tasty country breakfast daily, and graciously cook for dietary restrictions.

Experience the relaxed atmosphere of The Barn Inn, located only minutes from Berlin and Millersburg and is within a two hour drive from either Cleveland or Columbus. The inn provides a variety of rooms and suites, from deluxe standard rooms, two-person jacuzzi luxury suites, to accommodations at the inn's restored vintage farmhouse, ideal for a family or group of friends. Allow your next Amish Country excursion to bring you to The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, where a most memorable stay can be had by you and yours.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Holmes County Ohio Rails to Trails Benefit Auction

On Friday, June 8, 2012 and Saturday, June 9, Holmes County will host their 8th Annual Rails to Trails Benefit Auction to raise money for the trail that stretches from Fredericksburg down to Killbuck. This is the first trail in the nation to allow Amish buggies to travel on it.

Events will begin Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Holmes County Fairgrounds with a youth volleyball game and a cornhole tournament. Food will also be served. The Road Apple 5-K begins at 7:15. The auction and silent auction will begin at 9 a.m. There will also be a bake sale and lunch available. Everything will take place at Hipp's Depot in Millersburg.

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just 3 miles from the Trail. Stay at the Fred Gehrig House, our farmhouse next door to the Barn, on Friday night and attend all of the exciting events.