Thursday, October 23, 2014

Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns Brings Twelve Days of Christmas to Life

The 7th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns is arguably the Amish Country Lodging Council's most anticipated event of the year. Featuring twelve inns and bed and breakfasts from the area, this tour is an excellent opportunity to see the best of what Amish Country hospitality has to offer. Though not on tour this year, the Millersburg, Ohio Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is still an active part of the Cookie Tour, with Loretta's one-of-a-kind quilt headlining the event.

The Amish Country Lodging Council created the Christmas Cookie tour of Inns as a fundraiser for local charities, and a way to showcase the unique styles of local innkeepers. Since 2008, the event has raised $75,000 for various organizations across Amish Country. This year, proceeds from the tickets (which go on sale November 1st) are LifeCare Hospice and the Holmes County Education Foundation. The Lodging Council hopes to raise $30,000 this year.

Loretta Coblentz and the rest of the Barn Inn staff have been deeply involved with the Cookie Tour since its inception, being part of the tour each year until 2014. Instead of being on tour, The Barn Inn is being featured through Loretta's hand-made, completely original quilt made of individual squares of each of the Twelve Days of Christmas. These quilt squares will serve as markers in the form of large banners outside each inn on the tour for the entire month of December. In addition, we are encouraging people to stay with us if they plan to take the Cooke Tour. If you reserve one of our rooms and make note that you are going on the Christmas Cookie Tour, you will be given a complimentary copy of our Festive Favorites cookbook, which includes many delightful cookie recipes for any occasion.

Tickets for the Christmas Cookie Tour go on sale November 1st. We highly encourage you to buy your tickets as soon as possible, as they will sell out quickly. The 2013 Cookie tour tickets sold out in only a week's time! Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to see the absolute best of what our innkeepers have to offer in Amish Country.

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