Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ohio Amish Country Bed and Breakfast Recipe Buttermilk Syrup

The Barn Inn, a bed and breakfast in Ohio Amish Country, has discovered a wonderful recipe for Buttermilk Syrup. A sure winner, we serve it over our hot oatmeal pancakes.

Buttermilk Syrup

1-1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp corn syrup
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract

In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, buttermilk, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda. Bring to a boil and cook for 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Serve over hot pancakes!

In our haste to get our breakfast ready for our guests, we accidently overcooked the syrup; however, it wasn't a big error because; we discovered, if cooked a little longer, it turns into a wonderful caramel sauce as well!

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
October 31, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ohio Bed and Breakfast Offering Amish Country Wine Tour

The Millersburg, Ohio Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is now offering an Amish Country Wine Cellar Tour as a part of their Escape Weekend.  Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a dabbler in wine tasting, the Wine Cellar Tour and Escape Weekend promises a delightful wine-tasting adventure. 

Wine Cellar Tour & Escape Weekend

This tour, offered once a month, is provided through the services of Amish Heartland Tours, who will provide convenient, front-door pickup for our guests.  This tour offers the pleasure of relaxing in plush seats and the enjoyment of picturesque Amish countryside vistas as you are taken to a variety of small and large wineries.  Sample a variety of fine-crafted and well-aged wine samples and learn trade tips from specialists in the industry.

Amish Country Vineyard
 Along the way you will learn how the Prohibition era influenced the Mennonite and Amish community, and learn if the Amish still make wine.  The tour will include a "Behind the Scenes" wine cellar tour.  Lunch is included with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich on Panini bread, a cup of roasted red pepper soup, a side, and choice of a glass of wine.

The tour includes cheese factory stops and a $5 coupon toward the purchase of cheese.  Other stops include a local chocolate factory and a tour of the area's newest glass museum before concluding our evening with an Italian dinner and dessert wine.

Wine and Cheese at The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast
 Stay Friday and Saturday night at The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast and receive a free bottle of wine and two souvenir wine glasses when you book a tour for two on any scheduled Wine Cellar Tour dates.  Please note that this tour requires a total minimum of 10 participants.  In the event that we do not have our minimum, you will be notified two weeks in advance.

2013 Tour dates are:  February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7.  Call now to reserve your space.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
October 26, 2013

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ohio Bed and Breakfast Offers Group Accommodations

The Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast now offers group accommodations for six to seven persons at their affiliate property, Apple Hill, a nine-acre property located approximately 4 miles west of the Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast.

One of the Two Queen Beds in the Gardener's Suite

The Gardener's Suite, with a fully-supplied kitchen, dining room, two bedrooms, two baths, a family room, and a patio provides approximately 1500 square feet of comfort for a family or friend group.  Featuring two large HD TVs with satellite service, The Gardener's Suite is ideal for a group, and when calculated, proves to be value priced.  The upper floor bedroom features two queen-size beds and the second bedroom on the ground floor has one queen bed and a new electric flame fireplace/heater.  Plush and new luxury mattresses and linens complete the bedrooms, and an additional queen size bed is available with the family room sofa bed; also new. Complementing amenities are a blu-ray player and free Wifi. One TV is located in the family room, the second is in the dining room.  Hair dryers, linens, towels, and shampoos and soaps are provided.  In addition, a case of bottled water, coffees, and microwave popcorn are provided. 

Outside, in favorable weather, guests enjoy the patio table and chairs in a large private covered patio.

Outdoor Patio

Apple Hill is located only about 1/2 mile from the Holmes County Trail, a scenic 15-mile hiking and biking trail, that can be accessed within a few minutes. It is convenient to the Millersburg shops, Super Wal-Mart, and the many Amish owned shops and area attractions. 

New Electric Fireplace in bedroom

We continue, each week, to add updates to the suites at Apple Hill. By Spring, 2013, we plan to update and offer a third suite, which will provide accommodations to larger groups.  Call us at 330-674-7600 for questions or reservations.

The spacious kitchen offers ample room for any group whether you plan to cook or not. 

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
October 24, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ohio Bed and Breakfast recommends Charm Days

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in Ohio's Amish Country, recommends visiting the 29th annual Charm Days on October 12 & 13, 2012 for a day full of great deals and fun. All of the merchants in the area will be having discounts, sales, and drawings for prizes.

Miller's Dry Goods is featuring 20% discount store-wide at their Fabric Shop and a 20% discount at the Quilt Barn on stencils, patterns, kits, embroidery blocks and quilt books. There is a 10% discount on everything else in the Barn. Their hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and they are closed Saturday.

Charm Engine is having store wide savings, refreshments, and prizes. Enter to win $1,000 or $500 in gift certificates. Sale hours are Friday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Charm Harness and Boot will be having a 10% discount store wide and a chance to win prizes. Hours are Friday from 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

The Charm Sweet Shoppe will have all pastries in the showcase at 10% off and chances to win cash and gift cards.

Keim Lumber is having one of their largest sales of the year during this weekend. Their hours are from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday. Carpenter's Cafe, located inside of Keim Lumber, will be open as well.

Ole Mill Furniture will have a 10% off store wide sale from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Along with all of the wonderful sales will be the Charm Community Share 'N Care Fund Benefit Auction on Saturday at 11 a.m. All of the items donated will be auctioned off and proceeds will benefit the Charm community Share 'N Care fund which helps those in need. There will be other activities including a bake sale, flea market, yard sales, the Wooly Bear Derby, a pie contest, and a horse fun show. Come out and enjoy the sales in the shops, win prizes, and have a great new experience.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ohio Bed and Breakfast 2012 Christmas Event

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, an Ohio Bed and Breakfast, will be participating in the 2012 Christmas Cookie Tour Event. As the Christmas song goes....

Oh!  you better watch out...
 and mark your calendars for October 1, 2012, because you will not want to miss the opening date of ticket sales for the 5th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns, a tour of tantalizing chocolate discoveries and cookie tasting through 12 inns dressed up and decked out for the holidays.  Tour tickets are specific for Sunday, December 2 or Monday, December 3, 2012.

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast Dining and Great Room

You better not cry ...
no need to, because you can get a ticket if you act quickly.  Ticket sales will be brisk, so be quick.  Simply visit and purchase your ticket on line or call the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce at 330-674-3975.
You better not pout....
because you can eat your cookie and have it too!  That's because you will receive a tour souvenir guide containing the recipe of each inn's cookie.  So eat your cookie, then go home and bake two dozen more to spread the holiday cheer!
I'm telling you why.....
because this chocolate event makes a perfect gift for friends and family.  You will experience, the magic  and comfort of chocolate, the noblest of dessert ingredients; a substance that provides comfort, energy, satisfaction, and consolation for many an occasion.  Oh, by the way, leave a little chocolate for Santa!

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast

This charity event benefits Hospice of Holmes and Wayne County and the Love Center Food Pantry. Consider a Barn Inn gift certificate for that special person in your life. The Barn Inn... providing fine accommodations for life's special moments.   
Submitted by Loretta Coblentz 10/2/12