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May 7: Antiques in the Alley Historic Downtown Millersburg 330-674-3955, 6-7: Dandelion May Fest and Great Dandelion Cook Off Breitenbach Wine Cellars, 330-343-3603 7: 32nd Anniversary Sale Ashery Country Store, 330-359-5615 14: 35th Annual Spring Festival, Craft and Furniture Auction Holmes County Training Center in Holmesville, 330-674-8045 21: 8th Annual “Cruisin’ for a Cure” Car Show Killbuck, 330-276-4881

June 11: Holmes County Trail Annual Benefit Auction Millersburg Depot, Hipp Station 330-674-0475, For a complete list of events in Holmes County, including various charity auctions, go online to and go to events, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

January 29: Annual Pajama Party Country Craft Cupboard in Berlin 330-893-3163,

February 14-19: Annual February Frolic Sol’s Exchange, Sol’s Palace, Sol’s Kit & Kaboodle 330-893-3134, 18-19: Buckeye Tool Show & Airworks Auction Buckeye Event Center in Dalton 330-828-2466, 19: Girls Night Out Historic Downtown Millersburg 330-674-3955,

April 13-16: Anniversary Sale 100 years Keim Lumber 330-893-2251, 25-May 14: Tulip Extravaganza Lamplight Innn B&B in Berlin 330-893-1122,

25: 18th Annual Holmes County Chapter American Red Cross Disaster Services Benefit Auction Mt. Hope Auction Barn, 330-674-5861

July 2: Cook Book Extravaganza and Tasting Gospel Book Store in Berlin 330-893-2523, 2: Thunder Over Holmes County Independence Day Festival Historic Downtown Millersburg 330-674-3955, 8-10: 27th Annual Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow Mohican Reservation in Loudonville 800-766-2267, 9: 4th Annual Cindy’s Cruisin’ Car Show 2011 Cindy’s Diner in Berlin 330-893-3400 or 30: Matthew Jarvis Memorial Benefit open to public, Guggisberg Swiss Inn in Charm 330-893-3600 or

August 5-6: Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale Central Christian School in Kidron 330-815-5700, 6: Antiques in the Alley Historic Downtown Millersburg 330-674-3955,

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Bigger Store, Lots More! Lehman’s is worth a trip to Kidron! We’ve added a Cast Iron Cafe, indoor and outdoor seating, a demonstration room, and hundreds of old-fashioned, but brand new products.

One Lehman Circle • P.O. Box 270 • Kidron, OH 44636 (in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country) Ph: 888-438-5346 • Open every day except Sunday.

executive director’s welcome When I go on vacation, I’m the fanatic reading every historical marker, every plaque, with a much abused, misfolded map clutched in my hand. I like to understand places I visit. Meet the people. Taste the food. Take something authentic home with me that reminds me of the fun I had. We designed our new travel planner, Hearts & Hands, to be your guide for getting the most out of your visit to Amish Country. We encourage you to experience our unique culture by first understanding a bit about Amish lifestyle and language.

sun-ripened produce and other local foods. Listen for the clip clop of hooves and the rattle of tack as buggies carry folks to town to do their shopping. Watch Amish children playing ball in the schoolhouse yard. Feel the satin smooth finish of artisan-crafted fine furniture. Use Hearts & Hands as a starting point, then discover the hidden treasures of Amish Country. And when you’re back home and want to relax, close your eyes and remember the wholesome simplicity of our rural retreat.

Then, it’s all about indulging your senses. Shasta Mast, Executive Director Smell the freshly plowed earth waiting for this year’s crop. Taste the difference of Holmes County Chamber of Commerce handcrafted cheese, freshly made chocolates, & Tourism Bureau

Awe-inspiring exhibits present pro football’s unique tale, bringing to life the dramatic stories behind the artifacts. Experience the defining

Troyer’s Guest House

moments of football history combined with the thrills of today’s game.

Welcome to Troyer’s Guest House! Six miles from Berlin, ten miles from Kidron, and minutes from major shopping, this bed & breakfast has five uniquely decorated suites. Have your own private campfires or wander our 2.5-acre property.



1812 US Rt 62 • Wilmot, Ohio 44689 330-359-2000

• 26 Seat Movie Theater • Continental Breakfast • Wireless Internet •

20 Luxury Suites with Jacuzzis • 40” or 50” Plasma TV

State of the Art Conference Center • I n d o o r Po o l a n d W h i r l p o o l

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17,000 sq. ft. 24/7 Fitness Complex • Restaurant on Premise


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The name Hearts & Hands represents two symbols that are vital to our community and the Amish way of life. The heart represents the non-resistant, Anabaptist beliefs of the Amish and Mennonites as well as their strong sense of community and family. The hand represents the work ethic of the people of Amish Country who make a living off the land using horse-drawn equipment or producing quality, handmade products using techniques that have been passed down for generations. Thanks to Dutchman Hospitality for suggesting this title.

Hearts & Hands project coordinator and editor: Bonnie Coblentz Holmes County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau Marketing Coordinator


Welcome to Hearts & Hands


Holmes County Information


State of Ohio map


Holmes County map


Town maps


Tour guide tips


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Lodging: Hotels


Lodging: Bed and Breakfasts, Cabins, RVs


Daytrip: North


Daytrip: South


Daytrip: West


Daytrip: East


Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau 35 N. Monroe St., Millersburg, OH 44654 330-674-3975, 877-643-7874 Hearts & Hands in an official publication of the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Copyright 2009 Š by Kleidon Publishing. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or pictorial content in any manner without written permission is prohibited.

Wander the Wonders

Lehman’s, Kidron 888.438.5346 P. Graham Dunn, Dalton 866.922.0306 The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Cafe, Orrville 330.684.1500 Secrest Arboretum, Wooster 330.263.3761 Hampton Inn, Wooster 330.345.4424 Hilton Garden Inn, Wooster 330.202.7701 Alice Noble Ice Arena Wooster 330.345.8686 Ohio Light Opera Resident Professional Company of the College of Wooster, Wooster 330.263.2345

To discover what you’ve been missing visit


428 W. Liberty St. / Wooster, OH 44691

Shisler Conference Center Wooster 330.287.1486 Downtown Wooster 330.262.6222 Shisler’s Cheese House Orrville 330.682.2105


welcome to hearts & hands Hearts and Hands is the official travel planner of Amish Country. Themed itineraries and categorized area information allow all visitors to plan and enjoy a memorable visit to the world’s largest Amish community! Amish Country – Remarkable! • U  nique Culture – Experience the simple

life – Learn about Amish and Mennonite heritage – Enjoy delicious, locally produced foods… • Human Vivacity – Witness how the self-

reliant and humble attitudes of our citizens have shaped the community – Meet local business owners and learn how they see life in Amish Country… •S  killed Craftsmanship – Discover why “USA

Today” named Holmes County as one of the “10 Great Places to Buy Directly from Artisans” – Find one-of-a-kind handcrafted art – Explore the Furniture Heartland…

For the latest events, updates, and vacation planning information –

• Sign up for our e-newsletter • Enter the quarterly photo contest • View special deals by our members • Request a Map and Visitors’ Guide

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holmes county information Always dial 911 in the case of an emergency

Emergency Information Pomerene Hospital 330-674-1015 981 Wooster Rd. Millersburg, OH Pomerene Express Care 330-893-2754 German Village Center Berlin, OH Holmes County Sherriff’s Office 330-674-1936 8105 Township Road 574 Holmesville, OH State Highway Patrol 330-264-0575

pulling large farm equipment or when crossing intersections. • Use caution and avoid accelerating at the top of hills. • Amish Country’s winding roads can create blind curves; drive slowly. • Vision from the driver of a horse-drawn vehicle or farm machinery may be restricted, and drivers may not be able to see cars behind them. • Car drivers should anticipate left-hand turns made by horse-drawn vehicles into fields and driveways. If a driver’s left arm is fully extended this is a left-hand turn signal – not a signal for you to pass. • Leave room between your vehicle and a buggy stopped at a stop sign or light. Horses may back up a few feet after coming to a complete stop. • Use your headlights in any circumstance of impaired vision.


Passing buggies • When passing on rural roads, keep in mind the road may be narrower than city streets. Loose gravel can be hazardous and open ditches along rural roads are often deep and close to the road. Pass slowly only when safe and on a reasonably open stretch of road. • It is illegal to pass a buggy or slow-moving Many GPS units will not recognize “Township vehicle on roadway marked with a solid Road” or “County Road.” This can be solved yellow line unless: the slower vehicle is proby using “Highway” instead of “Road.” ceeding at less than half the speed of the speed limit, the faster vehicle is capable of Contact the Holmes County Tourism Bureau overtaking and passing the slower vehicle to request a Map and Visitors’ Guide with without exceeding the speed limit, AND GPS coordinates of many Amish Country there is sufficient clear sight distance to the businesses. left of the center or center line of the roadOhio Department of Transportation way (ORC – 4511.31). Use extreme caution local office: when passing and never cross the median 330-339-6633 into oncoming traffic. Online maps: Most online map sites (Mapquest, etc.) work better when abbreviated routes and roads are written out. The three most common examples in Holmes County are SR for State Route, TR for Township Road and CR for County Road.

Ohio Department of Transportation website: Share the Road Sharing the road with buggies and farm equipment is often new to tourists. To enjoy a safe trip in Amish Country, please follow these guidelines: • Normal speeds for horse-drawn buggies range between 5-7mph, even slower when 8


(distances from Millersburg) Akron-Canton Regional Airport (46 miles), Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (69 miles), Port Columbus International Airport (89 miles),



Thompson Taxi 330-231-6623 Local and airport pickup/drop-off service

Holmes County Hub 330-674-1811

Services Holmes County District Public Library 3102 Glen Drive 330-674-5972 Offering library services and a designated genealogy and local history room.

Recreation Holmes County Park District 330-674-3353 Holmes County Rails to Trails Coalition 330-674-0475

Banks Full banking services and ATMs are available throughout the area. Most companies listed have multiple locations. Commercial and Savings Bank 91 S. Clay St., Millersburg, OH 330-674-9015, First-Knox National Bank 225 N. Clay St., Millersburg, OH 330-674-2610, First Merit Bank 5124 SR 39, Berlin, OH 330-893-1093, Killbuck Savings Bank 165 N. Main St., Killbuck, OH 330-276-4881, National City Bank 5120 SR 39, Berlin, OH 330-893-4112, Wayne Savings Community Bank 90 N. Clay St., Millersburg, OH 330-674-5085,

Churches There are many churches to choose from in the area providing services for numerous denominations. Visitors are always welcome. Please check the local yellow pages or newspapers for church denominations and service times.

The Bargain Hunter/The Journal 330-674-2300 Wooster Daily Record 330-264-1125

Radio 95.3 WKLM Radio 330-674-1953 95.3 WKLM Radio Weather Line 330-674-9530

Local Government Holmes County Commissioners 330-674-0286

Sundays and Holidays Businesses in Holmes County are generally closed on Sundays. Many businesses in Millersburg remain open on Sundays. Most businesses are closed on major holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Amish-owned businesses are closed for Old Christmas, which is Jan. 6 of every year, and Ascension Day, which is the 40th day after Easter (May 21, 2009; May 13, 2010) Cell phone signals: Verizon service is reliable in most parts of Holmes County, but many other carriers are on roaming or are unable to find a signal in our region. Please check with your cell phone service provider for local area coverage.

Relocation Ohio’s Amish Country is not only a great place to visit but also a great place to live, raise a family, or retire. To request relocation information including realtors, community services, and schools, please call the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, 330-674-3975.

School Districts West Holmes Local School District 330-674-3546 East Holmes Local School District 330-893-2610

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state of ohio map Ohio’s Amish Country is located in north-central Ohio and is easily accessible for travelers from Interstates 77, 71 and 70. Below are approximate distances and driving travel times from nearby cities.


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Amish Heartland Tours & Receptive email:

330.893.3248 What is a Receptive Operator?

Let our experience and knowledge of the area go to work for you! We take care of all the details from the time you arrive until your departure. We provide excellent and knowledgeable step-on tour guides who have been born and raised in Amish Country. Our itineraries are customized according to the groups interests. Our connection with the Amish community provides opportunities and experiences that you would not find on your own.

Sample of Itinerary Themes • Chuggin’ Through History

Warther Carvings, Behalt, Train Ride, etc.

• A Dickens of a Christmas

Seasonal - Dickens Victorian Village

• Baskets, Brides & Backroads

Wedding Feast at an Amish home

• The Farmer and the Dell

Visit local grain elevators & organic farmers

• Local Farm Auctions

Experience a day at a livestock sale

• Gospel Dinner Theaters • Culinary Demonstrations • “Grape Escapes” featuring local wineries

Tours for Leisure Travelers Available Mid-April through Mid-October Departs from Yoder’s Amish Home

• Artisans, Buggies and Culture Tour • The Amish Dinner & Backroad Tour includes dinner in an Amish home

Available Year-round (Mon-Sat) • History & Heritage Tour departs from Behalt

• Meals in Amish Homes April – Mid-December • 2 Hour Countryside Tour

departs from Holmes County Flea Market in Berlin

Seasonal • Christmas with the Amish Tour April – November • Progressive Meal in 3 Amish homes Also Available Basket and Candle Making at an Amish home. Reservations Necessary!

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holmes county map Legend 506 Township Highway

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tours guide tips Swiss Valley Tours, Sugarcreek Mary Beachy owns Swiss Valley Tours and has been leading and organizing tours in Amish Country for 25 years. She knows the region as well as anyone. In discussing her company’s services, she had this advice for those contemplating a tour in Amish Country. Why book a guided tour rather than guide yourself? Anyone can pick up a brochure, but a tour will take you to the destinations, allow for enough time to visit each as well as travel time and provide interesting facts along the way. As opposed to a self-guided journey, Mary said, “Professional tours provide a much more meaningful tour.”

Jessica Hammonds, photo contest winner, Summer 2008.

How far in advance should one book a tour? It depends on the time of year when the visit is planned. Some are planning a year in advance, especially for trips occurring in the late summer or fall. But many tours are also booked under much shorter circumstances. Novice group tour planners and tour operators unfamiliar with our region are invited to work with our local receptives for help in designing a truly authentic visit. To get the most out of a visit, individuals, couples and families can plan an organized “back roads” tour with Amish Heartland Tours. For example, having a dinner in an Amish home is an experience not to be missed, but this can only be booked through our local operators.



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Tour Operators Amish Heartland Tours 330-893-3248

Country Coach Adventures Swiss Valley Tours 877-359-5282 866-520-6690 Ad p. 17

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Swiss Valley Tours Swiss Valley Tours We specialize in Amish Country Backroads tours with Amish step-on guides. We do many different tours to suit the needs of your customers. We make you look good! Call Mary Beachy for a brochure or to book a tour. 330.852.3898 • 866.520.6690

Escape to the Quiet Country For more than twenty years, the national awardwinning White Oak Inn has welcomed guests with relaxed hospitality and fine dining. 29683 Walhonding Road, SR 715 • Danville, Ohio 740-599-6107 • 877-908-5923

The most unique group tour packages in Amish Country and the surrounding areas! Features Amish Wedding Feasts, progressive dining tours, factory tours, back country roads, themed and holiday packages. We will provide local step on guides to entertain and educate your groups on the local culture! We will work with you to provide the best possible experience for your groups! Contact Carol Glessner (toll free) 877-359-5282 •

Holmes with a View Best of Award Winner, 2008-2009. Circular Hillside Suites with views of the Amish Countryside. Wrap-around decks, 2 person whirlpool tubs, full kitchens, living and dining areas. 3672 TR 154 • Charm, one mile NW of Charm 330-893-2390 or 877-831-2736

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history: amish & holmes county

Ground Breaking circa 1909, The Millersburg Glass Company.

The Amish and Mennonites are an outgrowth of the 16th century Anabaptist movement in Europe. During the Swiss Protestant Reformation, this group of people was considered radical for rejecting infant baptism and mandatory military service. They migrated to America in hope of religious freedom. Having crossed the Alleghenies by covered wagon, here they settled, farmed, and grew, until today their descendents in Holmes County constitute the largest body of Amish in the world. From Somerset County, Pennsylvania, the first people of Amish faith came to Ohio and settled in Sugarcreek in 1808. Amishman, Jonas Stutzman, was the first white-man to settle in eastern Holmes County, making his homestead in Walnut Creek in 1809. Today 36,00038,000 Amish live in a five-county region (Holmes, Wayne, Ashland, Tuscarawas, and Coshocton) with their population doubling about every 16 years.

The Amish and the Mennonites The Mennonite faith began first, with the Amish sect splitting 150 years later, led by Jacob Amman, to enforce stricter discipline with regard to communion and excommunication. Although the Mennonite movement came first, most Holmes County Mennonite churches were formed by former Amish community members. Today there are close to a dozen variations and sects among the Amish and Mennonites from very conservative in their beliefs and dress to those who dress and live much like the non-Amish. The most conservative is the Swartzentruber sect, who live as people did in 19th century Europe. This group will not ride in vehicles and thus must work at home or close enough that they can travel by horse. The largest group, the “Old Order,” travel by buggy or as a passenger in a vehicle, and as a whole, do without modern conveniences and technologies. The most progressive of the Amish sects are the “New Order Amish” who do not drive cars, but may Holmes County have electricity and telephones in their homes. Although some Mennonites dress in Historical Society a conservative fashion, many dress and live like modern society. The Holmes County Historical Society is a countywide nonprofit organization Holmes County, Ohio dedicated to preserving, collecting and archiving the rich Holmes County   Holmes County, formed in 1824, is named history. The society’s base of operation for a young officer of the War of 1812, is the Victorian House Museum located Major Andrew Hunter Holmes, who was at 484 Wooster Rd. in Millersburg. killed while leading an attack in the Battle of Mackinac. 330-674-0022,


Tenets of Belief While specifics of practice and culture differ, five elements of belief direct all Amish and Mennonties in their lives.

They are Biblicists who live in simple obedience to the word of God.

Voluntary, adult baptism is seen as a personal faith commitment.

Peace and reconciliation are central to Christ’s life and message; defending oneself with violence is not an option.

There must be separation of Church and State.

Christians should live in distinction from the world around them.

Amish and Education There were no Amish schools before the 1950s. In earlier days, when one-room schoolhouses were common, Amish children attended these public schools, which emphasized rural values and basic skills. With consolidation of such schools into districts and more “worldly” studies, the Amish established their own parochial system of one-room schools in which students are taught by Amish teachers. Today there are 95 Amish parochial schools in Holmes County. In addition to the parochial schools, about 40% of Amish children attend public schools.


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The Amish do not believe in the value of education beyond the eighth grade. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court in 1972, ruled that the Amish and related groups were exempt from the state compulsory attendance laws beyond the eighth grade.

Timeline Holmes County founded 1824

1913 S wartzentruber Amish formed

1525 Swiss Anabaptist movement

1500 Jacob Amman, father of Amish 1694 teachings, leads split from the Mennonites

1808 F irst Amish arrive in Ohio, settle in Sugarcreek


1809 J onas Stutzman, first Amish settler in Holmes County Beachy Amish Mennonite formed 1927

1536 M  enno Simons joins Anabaptist movement, beginning of the Mennonites

1730 M  igration of Amish to Eastern America

New Order 1966 Amish formed

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amish culture Amish and Technology Adaptations of progress and technology grow out of life needs and experiences, and once approved by the Bishop and church leadership, define the “ordnung” – the set of rules that governs almost all aspects of Amish life. In general, the Amish avoid new technologies that they believe will erode the family structure or create inequalities or divisions in their community. Unlike the Old Order and New Order, who have adapted to compete in today’s market, the strictest sect, the Swartzentruber, are forbidden the use of power tools or to hire a driver to go to a jobsite. In cases where modernization is allowed, it is permitted with constraints. For example, some groups permit a lawn mower, but it may not be a riding mower. A church may allow those in the congregation who own businesses to use cell phones, with limitations. What might seem to be a contradiction to some, makes perfect sense to the Amish, such as their ordnung allowing the use of something, but not ownership, such as riding in a car. An Amish young person who has not yet joined the church has the liberty of using technology that would otherwise be forbidden for a church member.

Amish Country Etiquette While the Amish staunchly guard their identity as a people “separate from the world,” they enjoy competing in the marketplace, often offering exceptional goods and services at competitive prices. Most, speaking in a distinct German accent, enjoy interacting with nonAmish. Young Amish children, not yet familiar with the English language, typically watch in quiet awe at the sight of unfamiliar people. Booking an Amish culture tour or visiting Amish-owned businesses are good ways of interacting with the Amish without infringing on their lifestyle. The Amish religion forbids posing for pictures and use of cameras for personal photography. Please do not photograph the Amish, especially if their faces are visible. Consider how you might feel if a stranger took your picture without your permission.

Dress In keeping with the scripture, “Be not conformed to the world,” the Amish adhere to strict rules regarding garb and lifestyle. Rejecting worldly fashions, they embrace centuries-old traditions of plain and simple clothing, free from adornment; their peasant-type garb reflects humility and commitment to their Anabaptist heritage. Ohio Amish men grow their beards, without a mustache, at the time they join the church, typically in their early 20s. A frequent misconception is that the men grow their beards when they marry; however, an Amish person must join the church in order to be married and often grows his beard in preparation.

Pennsylvania Dutch Words:

dress – rokk shirt – hemm to dress – ohdu handkerchief – shnubb-duch An Amish man and woman’s Sunday best. The woman’s white cape and apron are worn for church only.


Bonnets and prayer caps Derived from the writing of Apostle Paul, the Amish hold to the belief that women should always have their heads covered with a prayer covering, signifying their acceptance of God’s order of authority in the home. This is a thin white organdy cap with strings either tied or untied. The hard black bonnet worn in public by women and girls is worn over an organdy covering and actually serves as weather protection. Often a heavier one is worn in the winter, and a lighter one is worn in the summer. Bonnets and prayer caps vary greatly in style among the various sects of Amish and Mennonites.

Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center The Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center is the premier cultural destination for learning about the lifestyle and history of our people! The center offers a half hour interpretive tour of a remarkable 265-foot cyclorama mural of Amish and Mennonite history. The Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center is located at 5798 CR 77 in Berlin. 330-893-3192,

Amish Culture Tour – Sample Itinerary

Day One

Day Two

Morning: Recommended as the first stop in Amish Country, get your cultural orientation at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin.

Morning: Shop for items like no other at Lehman’s in Kidron.

Experience life on an Amish farm at The Farm at Walnut Creek.

Quilting tour. Visit Hearthside Quilt Shop in Kidron and Swartzentruber Quilts near Mt. Hope.

Lunch: Grandma’s Homestead in Charm Afternoon: Book a two-hour back road tour with Amish Heartland Tours. Visit Amish artisans – basket, broom or candle maker.

Lunch: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen in Mt. Hope

Optional: R.W. Leather on CR 114 just south of Walnut Creek for handcrafted belts and other leather ware Dinner: With your back road tour, book a meal in an Amish home for a chance to visit with the family. Lodging: Wake up to a glorious view at Lighthouse Inn in Berlin, Oak Ridge Inn in Walnut Creek or Holmes with a View in Charm.

Are you a history buff? Ask Amish Heartland Tours about the “Chuggin’ Thru History” tour! Hearts & Hands


attractions Rolling Ridge Ranch, Berlin What it is:

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Eighty acres of rolling Amish Country with 70 species – more than 500 animals – roaming the land. Currently operated by brothers Orin and Reuben Mast, it was opened 12 years ago by their father, who started with about 200 animals.

You can drive through the park in your car or ride in a horse-drawn wagon. Choose the wagon if possible, according to Orin. It is a little more expensive, but it includes a tour guide and allows youngsters and adults the chance to feed the animals. Plan 1-1 ½ hours for your visit.

What kind of animals: They have a wide-ranging variety, including ringtail lemurs, alligators, wildebeests, kangaroos, talking birds and a selection of domestic animals in the petting zoo.

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Holmes County offers a multitude of cultural and historical attractions for the whole family! The Farm at Walnut Creek, Schrock’s Amish Farm, and Amish Home at Yoders offer an inside look at Amish life. At the Warther Museum see amazing carvings of steam locomotives considered by Smithsonian to be “priceless works of art.” And watch for events at the Holmes County and Buckeye Expo Centers, with an array of shows happening all year long. Check Insi der Plan out the itinerary and ’s T July your ip: list of attractions if yo trip f or u s c pec for more fun ideas! ie an, w June

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The Millersburg Glass Museum: Showcases carnival glass, which the area was known for manufacturing in the early 1900s.


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Family Fun Tour – Sample Itinerary

Day One

Day Two

Morning: Hike around The Wilderness Center in Wilmot and participate in the education centers.

Morning: Get up early and pick raspberries at Hillcrest Orchard in Berlin.

Lunch: Catch the lunch buffet at the Amish Door Restaurant in Wilmot.

Buggy rides, Amish home tours and the train ride at Schrock’s Amish Farm in Berlin

Afternoon: Bike the paved Holmes County Trail (see p. 37). Or: Feed the animals on a horse-drawn safari at Rolling Ridge Ranch in Berlin. Dinner: Cindy’s Diner, a family friendly, 1950s fashion restaurant in Berlin Lodging: Relax and play in the indoor pool at the Comfort Suites in Berlin.

Lunch: Enjoy a meal where the locals eat, Boyd and Wurthmann, in Berlin. Afternoon: Travel west for your choice of outdoor activities in Mohican State Park. Optional seasonal activities: Sleigh rides on snowy days at Guggisberg Swiss Inn or Amish Door Wagon rides and Christmas Tree selection at Pine Tree Barn

Swiss Valley Tours can customize your family or Grandparent/Grandchild group tour!

Attractions Amish Culture Amish Home at Yoders 6050 SR 515, Millersburg 330-893-2541 Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center 5798 CR 77, Berlin 330-893-3192

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Alpine Hills Museum 106 Main St., Sugarcreek 800-609-7592

The Farm at Walnut Creek 4147 CR 114, Sugarcreek 330-893-4200

Killbuck Valley Museum Front St., Killbuck 330-377-4572

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German Culture Museum 4876 Old Pump Street Walnut Creek 330-893-2510

Schrock’s Amish Farm and Village 4359 SR 39, Berlin 330-893-3051

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Millersburg Glass Museum 87 W. Jackson St., Millersburg 330-674-2497 Ad p. 41

Rolling Ridge Ranch 3961 CR 168, Millersburg 330-893-3777 Ad p. 30

Victorian House Museum 484 Wooster Road Millersburg 330-674-0022 Ad p. 41

Warther Museum 331 Karl Ave., Dover 330-343-7513 Ad p. 28

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shopping Holmes County’s Towns Each town in Holmes County has its own flavor. Below are some ideas of what to expect from the area’s top shopping towns. Berlin: the heart of Amish Country! Park your car and stroll the sidewalk, lined with quaint shops filled with Amish and country gifts. You will find quilts, baskets, antiques, furniture, craft supplies, souvenirs, and much more. Just north of Berlin, be sure not to miss Heini’s Cheese! Visit for events and maps. Ad p. 30

Berlin Village Antique Mall.

Millersburg: the county seat with its central courthouse and historic storefronts make this town an inviting location to shop for antiques and unique artisan pieces. Search for upcoming events at Ad p. 41

Walnut Creek: a unique town with local tastes and great views. Here you can find some of the best locally made items for which Amish Country is known, such as furniture, baked goods, cheese and chocolate. Charm: one of the best places in Holmes County to shop among the Amish. The gentlemen will enjoy shopping at Keim Lumber Company, Charm Harness and Boot, and Kidron Sports while the ladies love Miller’s Dry Goods. Just north of Charm is Guggisberg Cheese. Winesburg: a quaint town in the northeast corner of Holmes County. Shops line the main street, including several artisans’ galleries. Take time to see what kind of treasure you might find.

Flea Markets

Antique shopping

Holmes County has two brand new flea markets that offer an impressive variety of Amish Country tastes, handmade items, gifts and plenty more. Think of it as one-stop-shopping for everything Amish Country.

Holmes County is home to several fantastic antique stores with loads of reasonably priced treasures from years past. Most of the county’s bigger towns have at least one antique store. The largest store, which offers two levels of antiques, is the Berlin Village Antique Mall, in Berlin at the corner of 39 and 62. In Millersburg there are several stores to browse.

Holmes County Flea Market 4550 State Route 39, Berlin 330-893-0900 Ad p. 32

April-December Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market 1900 SR 39, Sugarcreek 330-201-2183 April-December Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Pennsylvania Dutch Words: to buy – kawfa store – shtoah gift – kshenk money – geld

Girls Getaway – Sample Itinerary

Day One

Day Two

Morning: Flea market romp at the Walnut Creek Amish and Holmes County Flea Markets


Lunch: Quaint, casual and eclectic at Rebecca’s in Walnut Creek

Shopping in Historic Downtown Millersburg

Optional: Quilt shop hopping, p. 28 for stores Lunch:

Afternoon: Enjoy shopping the three-story boutique of Carlisle Gifts in Walnut Creek. Go next door and satisfy your sweet tooth at Coblentz Chocolates. Then taste-testing at Breitenbach Winery in Sugarcreek.

Grab a quick bite in Berlin, 50s style, at Cindy’s Diner or contemporary casual at Java Jo.

Dinner: An Amish Country classic, the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Walnut Creek

If your group is green-thumbed, consider a garden hop, starting at Rabers Greenhouse in Berlin and working your way around the local, roadside greenhouses and stands.

Evening: Book massages for the ladies at the Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek. Evening option 2: Stay at Zinck’s Inn in Berlin and plan a scrapbooking party.

Afternoon: Shop till you drop in Berlin.


For an agriculturally themed guys getaway, call Amish Heartland Tours and ask about the “Farmer in the Dell” tour.

Shopping Berlin Village Antique Mall 4774 US 62, Berlin 330-893-4100

Creative Outlet 226 W. Main St., Loudonville 419-994-5092

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Berlin Village Gift Barn and Country Gatherings 4755 SR 39, Berlin 330-893-2648 330-893-1174

Gospel Book Store 4900 Oak St., Berlin 330-893-2523

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Books in Stock 140 E. Liberty St., Wooster 330-262-BOOK Ad p. 41

Country Craft Cupboard 4813 E. Main St., Berlin 330-893-3163 Ad p. 30

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Homespun Treasures 3147 SR 39, Walnut Creek 330-893-2134 Ad p. 30

Keim Lumber Company 4465 SR 557, Charm 330-893-2251 Ad p. 31

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Nicole Jordan’s 60 W. Jackson St., Millersburg 330-674-9912 Ad p. 41

P. Graham Dunn 630 Henry St., Dalton 866-922-0306 Ad back cover

Vinita’s 60 W. Jackson St., Millersburg 330-674-3955 Ad p. 41

Wilson’s Country Creations 13248 CR 6, Killbuck 330-377-4190 Ad p. 32

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artisans Holmes County Pottery, Big Prairie Who it is:

What to do with your purchase:

Cary Hulin, potter and owner of Holmes County Pottery, creates beautiful pieces – from mugs and dishes, to vases and lamps. Hulin only fires his pottery three times a year in his wood fire kiln, the largest in Ohio. He built the kiln over a decade ago, using a 1,000-year-old design, which allows him to fire his pottery using old world techniques. After filling the kiln with up to 2 ½ tons of pottery, Cary, his wife Elaine, and several neighbors and friends tend to the fire for three days and nights. After the pieces are removed from the kiln, the Hulins celebrate with a Kiln Opening!

Use it. Cary said, “I would rather see (my pottery) in the sink than on a shelf.” He noted, that with pottery, the more it is used, the more character it develops.

When to visit: Visiting any time during regular hours will allow you to visit with Cary or Elaine while they are in the process of pottery making, whether sculpting pots, glazing the pieces, or any of the steps required to end up with a fine finished product. Contact the Hulins for the dates of upcoming Kiln Openings.

Why shop for artwork in rural Holmes County? Holmes County has become a haven for artisans of all kinds. Skills and techniques used to create hand-crafted items have developed over decades, and in some cases, over generations. With quilters, basketmakers, potters, metal smiths, woodworkers, stone carvers, jewelers, and other talented artists in one area, Holmes County is one of the top 10 places in the United States to buy artwork directly from the artisans. Explore the countryside and you might find a treasure along the way. Many artisans offer special services such a commissioned work, personalization, and shipping; be sure to inquire.

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Arts Tour – Sample Itinerary

Day One

Day Two

Morning: Stone and bronze garden sculptures at Eagle Song Studio in Winesburg

Morning: Head west for locally made pottery, metal sculptures, gourd art, and pewter at Holmes County Bowden Bells. Pottery, Treaty Line Pottery, Bowden Bells, The Pretty Penny and Three Feathers Pewter.

Hand-hammered metal works at Wendell August Forge near Bunker Hill Lunch: Farmstead Restaurant in Berlin Afternoon: Nonprofit quilt store, Helping Hands Quilt Shop and Museum, in Berlin Paintings by local artists on display at the Berlin Creek and Blue River Galleries in Berlin Pick up sewing supplies or handmade quilts, table runners and rugs at Miller’s Dry Goods in Charm. Dinner: Chalet in the Valley in Charm

Lunch and afternoon: Venture south to Roscoe Village in Coshocton for lunch at the Olde Warehouse Restaurant. Visit the living history buildings and view artisans practicing the skills and crafts of the 1800s Canal Era. Evening: Stay at the elegantly decorated Hilltop Manor in Millersburg, built in 1885.

Evening: Stay at the newly renovated and refined Berlin Hotel and Suites.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Words: bowl – shissel glass – glaws basket – koahb to sew – nayya Treaty Line Pottery.

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Artisans Quilting


Gramma Fannie’s Quilt Barn 4363 SR 39, Millersburg 330-893-3243

Holmes County Pottery 8500 CR 373, Big Prairie 330-496-2406

Hearthside Quilt Shoppe 13110 Emerson Rd., Kidron 330-857-4004 Helping Hands Quilt Shop and Museum 4818 SR 39, Berlin 330-893-2233 Ad p. 33

Lone Star Quilt Shop 7700 CR 77, Mt. Hope 330-674-3858 Miller’s Dry Goods 4500 SR 557, Charm 330-893-1117

Wendell August Forge 7007 CR 672, Berlin 866-354-5192


Treaty Line Pottery 6047 TR 501, Big Prairie 330-378-5358

55 West & Co. 45 W. Jackson St., Millersburg 330-674-6333


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Bowden Bells 11671 TR 506, Shreve 330-567-3460

Berlin Creek Gallery 5042 SR 39, Berlin 330-893-2686 Ad p. 33

Eagle Song Studio 2175 CR 160, Winesburg 330-359-5786 Three Feathers Pewter 12 E. Jackson St., Millersburg 330-674-0404

Blue River Gallery 5032 SR 39, Berlin 330-893-2207 Ad p. 33

The Pretty Penny 7869 CR 51, Shreve 330-567-2519

Swartzentruber Quilts 7971 TR 654, between Mt. Hope and Winesburg Ad p. 32

Swiss Village Quilts 113 S. Broadway, Sugarcreek 330-852-4855

Hearthside Quilt Shoppe.

Hosting Amish Country’s Events Consumer shows Trade shows Weddings Conferences and more! 1/2 mile west of Walnut Creek on SR 39 330-893-2442 • 800-245-3258


Museum and Knife Factory Warthers is a pleasant place to visit for every member of the family any season of the year. Tour reservations for large groups can be made in advance by calling or e-mail 331 Karl Ave. • Dover, Ohio 44622 330-343-7513 • = Motor Coach Friendly

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A 265-ft Muralin-the-Round depicting Amish and Mennonite heritage in the world’s largest Amish community.

The Farm at Walnut Creek The Farm offers visitors the opportunity to be a part of a local farm as well as feed alternative livestock such as giraffe, zebras, buffalo, antelope, and much more from your own vehicle or horsedrawn wagons.



5798 County Road 77 • Berlin, OH 44610 Open year ’round Mon – Sat, 9-5

4147 CR 114 • Sugarcreek, Ohio • 330-893-4200

“Preserving the Hoover Legacy” View Victorian elegance, vintage fashions, Hoover products & ads, hear recorded Hoover songs, enjoy the serenity of our gardens on original Hoover farmland. Inside Walsh University’s Hoover Park 1875 East Maple St. • North Canton, Ohio 330-499-0287 •

All Aboard! The Orrville Railroad Heritage society is a nonprofit historical and educational organization. Visit our Web site for a complete listing of our current events.

God’s Word in wax, over 70 scenes and over 300 life-sized wax figures. Dinner Theater, “Dinner With Grace” is also available. 500 Tingley Ave. • Mansfield, Ohio 44905 419-524-0139 •

The Orrville Heritage Society 330-683-2426 •

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Rolling Ridge Ranch Animal Park

Berlin Village AntiqueMall

COME FEED THE ANIMALS!! Over 500 animals and birds from around the world. Feed animals from our guided horse-drawn wagons. Petting Zoo, picnic area, playground, gift shop.

Located in the heart of Amish Country, this large Antique Mall has two floors of primitives, tools, coins, glassware, collectibles and much more! 30-day layaway.

3961 CR 168 • Millersburg, Ohio 44654 330-893-3777 •

4774 US 62 • Berlin, Ohio 44610 330-893-4100

Looking for inspiration in decorating your home? With a bent toward the primitive, and products ranging from curtains to rugs, tableware to wall décor, and even florals and lighting, we at Homespun Treasures can help. Come be inspired! 3147 SR 39 • Walnut Creek, Ohio 44687 330-893-2134 •




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Schrock’s Amish Farm and Village

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Swartzentruber Quilts Manufacturers of decorative concrete statuary for yard or home. Quality products. Dependable service. Family owned and operated since 1985. 13248 CR 6 • Killbuck, Ohio 330-377-4190 •

Home business, retail and wholesale. Hand-quilted quilts, baby quilts, wall hangings, and pillow covers. Also, pot holders, placemats, aprons, rugs, dolls, etc. No credit cards. 7971 TR 654 • Millersburg, Ohio between Mt. Hope and Winesburg

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Native American arts, crafts and jewelry Our store offers a diverse selection of custom gold and silver jewelry, Native American pottery, footwear and artwork. 226 W. Main St., Loudonville, Ohio 419-994-5092 •


The Holmes County Flea Market A new, more convenient location just four miles west of the old building on the edge of downtown Berlin, the flea market will be stopping tourists in their tracks. The 52,000 sq. ft. single floor building houses over 70 vendors. 4550 SR 39 • Berlin, Ohio 44610 330-893-0900 •


A Destination Quilt Shop Two buildings/two floors. Hundreds of new and antique bed quilts, wall quilts, pillows, table runners, rugs, crafts and home décor items. Over

An exciting showcase of fine art including

3,000 bolts of fabric, notions, books, patterns,

P. Buckley Moss, Thomas Kinkade, Diane Graeb-

quilt frames and many supplies.

ner, as well as hand blown glass, unique jewelry, Don Drumm pewter, and awesome glass infused pottery! Come experience a delightful collaboration of

Helping Hands quilt shop & museum

many art forms and enjoy our captivating framing techniques. 5042 St. Rt. 39, Berlin, Ohio 44610 • 330-893-2686

4818 SR 39 (Main St.), PO Box 183 • Berlin, Ohio 44610 330-893-2233 or 2234

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furniture Green Acres Furniture, Mt. Eaton Furniture shopping in Amish Country: Furniture makers in Amish Country have moved past the country-blond-oak-style furniture that the region was known for in decades past. Today, every style of furniture, from contemporary to traditional to modern, is available at Green Acres Furniture as well as at the other 30 furniture stores that make up the Furniture Heartland.

for managing the retail business, marketing, furniture design, and running the workshop. Steve’s wife Miriam handles decorating and accessorizing the showroom, and daughter Ruth Ann helps with office organization.  Creating new furniture with a worn look:

Getting distressed when furniture shopping is a good thing. Distressing is the term used to describe the process of manipulating the A family business: surface of the wood to create nicks and worn Paul and Naomi Swartzentruber started Green areas, making it appear as though it was loved Acres in 1988 with 6,000 square feet of retail by a family for generations. These special effects are done by hand, and customers have space. Since then the business has grown to 45,000 square feet of retail and manufactur- been known to come to the shop during this stage and create a few nicks and dents to ing space, and the family has grown too. personalize their piece. Sons Steve, Dave, and Leon are responsible


side Don ’t r ’s T you be afr ip: aid r fu to r n exa mp iture o custom les rb ize w spe ant. M of wha ring in cial t a y n floo ize in c y store ou usto s rm o m d cust om els to izing er t s aste uit s. About the Furniture Heartland The craftsmanship of fine furniture making, a once prevalent trade, has been preserved and passed down for generations in many Amish families. Furniture making suits an Amishman’s lifestyle; he can leave his workshop to eat meals with his family and provide his children with a vocation. Today Amish Country has the nation’s largest concentration of solid wood manufacturers and retailers in the country, earning it the name “The Furniture Heartland.”

Many people who know about the Furniture Heartland won’t go anywhere else to buy furniture. They have found the real thing, and it remains untouched by corporate fire sales and flashing neon signs. In a world where mass-produced imports are rampant, the search for authenticity is becoming increasingly difficult. Thanks to the Furniture Heartland, genuine, solid wood furniture is alive and well. The Furniture Heartland – Only in Ohio’s Amish Country –

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Walnut Creek Furniture.

Queen Anne: from 18th century England, this style features distinct decoration, typically in dark cherry or walnut.

Country: soft and unobtrusive designs have made this style popular for years.

Furniture Stores Alpine Cabinets of Holmes County 7932 TR 662, Dundee 330-471-1020

Green Acres Furniture 7412 Massillon Rd. SR 241, SW, Navarre 330-359-6251

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Amish Traditions Distributing 13233 SR 39, Nashville 888-292-6474

Homestead Furniture 8233 SR 241, Mt. Hope 330-674-4902 HomesteadFurnitureOnline. com

Berlin Gardens Gazebos 5013 Somerset Rd., Berlin 330-893-3411 Country Furniture 4329 CR 168, Millersburg 330-893-4455 Dutch Valley Furniture 1373 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek 330-852-4026 Farmerstown Furniture 3155 SR 557, Baltic 330-897-7960 Ad p. 39

Four Corners Furniture 7000 TR 652, Millersburg 330-359-0295

Mission and Shaker: these two very similar styles use straight lines and tight corners to create contemporary appeal.

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Ivy Lane Fine Furniture 6702 CR 624, Millersburg 330-674-6133 Kauffman Lawn Furniture 4540 US 62, Berlin 330-893-3149 Ad p. 30

Ole Mill Furniture 4422 SR 557, Charm 330-893-2823 Pleasant View Furniture 6782 TR 423, Dundee 330-893-4322

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Schrock’s Heritage Furniture 4760 E. Main St., Berlin 330-893-2242 Ad p. 39

Stone Barn Furnishings 8613 TR 635, Fredericksburg 330-674-4330 Swiss Valley Furniture 2431 SR 29, Sugarcreek 330-852-7305 Troyer Furniture 985 West Main St. Sugarcreek 330-852-4752 Ad p. 38

Walnut Creek Furniture 3473 SR 39, Walnut Creek 330-893-3383 Weaver Barns 1696 SR 39, Sugarcreek 330-852-2103 Weaver Furniture 7011 Old Route 39 Sugarcreek 330-852-2701 Hearts & Hands


recreation Visitors to Holmes County often cherish the great outdoors, and because of our wide open spaces, we have plenty of ways to enjoy nature. On the eastern half of the county, at Amish Country Riding Stables, you can saddle-up and view the beautiful countryside on horseback. Or try your swing at our two golf courses.

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Twice a year the Great Mohican Indian PowWow takes place at the beautiful Mohican Reservation campground. Experience rich Native American heritage as singers and dancers, adorned in vibrant outfits, perform traditional dances. A great event for the whole family to enjoy; see the events listing or for dates.

There are two golf courses set in the rolling hills of Holmes County. Fire Ridge Golf Course, a beautifully maintained eighteenhole course, is suitable for golfers of all skill levels. Black Diamond Golf Course, recognized by Golf Week Magazine as one of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the United States, offers a physically and mentally challenging game. Be sure to ask about Golf Packages!

Mohican State Park forms a green-leafed, recreation-packed western border for Amish Country. The park’s lodge, cottages and camping let you stay overnight in any style, while hiking and biking, fishing and swimming, canoeing and kayaking are just some of many ways to have fun.


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The Holmes County Trail The Holmes County Trail is a 15-mile trail that takes travelers from Fredericksburg to Killbuck. One lane is paved with asphalt for smooth bike riding, rollerblading, walking or running. The other half is paved with chip and seal for horse-drawn vehicles and horseback riding, making it a rare location where one can bike next to buggies.

The trail is a partner in the Rails to Trails Conservancy that is dedicated to helping convert unused railroad corridors into community trails. Each June a benefit auction and 5K run is held to help raise money for maintaining the trail and eventually finishing the entire 31-mile trail that will connect Holmes County from north to south.


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Recreation Amish Country Hot Air Balloon Rides 7919 CR 201, Fredericksburg 330-473-7444

Flying Ridge Hunt Club – Crooked Creek Cabin 9537 CR 292, Millersburg 330-674-6789

Mohican Adventures Canoe, Camp & Cabins 3058 SR 3, Loudonville 888-909-7400

Amish Country Riding Stables 5025 SR 557, Charm 877-467-9477

Holmes County Park District 1 Trail Drive, Suite A Millersburg 330-674-3353

Mohican Reservation Campgrounds & Canoeing 23270 Wally Road, Loudonville 740-599-6631 or 800-766-CAMP

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Black Diamond Golf Course 7500 TR 103, Millersburg 330-674-6110

Holmes County Trail 1 Trail Drive, Suite B Millersburg 330-674-0475

Camp Toodik Loudonville Canoe Livery 7700 TR 462, Loudonville 419-994-3835 877-886-7866 & River Room 424 W. Main St., Loudonville 888-CANOELO Fire Ridge Golf Course 1001 E. Jackson St. Millersburg 330-674-3921 Ad p. 40

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Mohican Tourist Association 800-722-7588 Skyview Ranch 7241 TR 319, Millersburg 330-674-7511 The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot 330-359-2535 Hearts & Hands


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Handcrafted Quality


Mohican Reservation, Inc.

“The Grand-Daddy of Amish Furniture Stores” Over 5000 square feet of showroom space In business since 1969

Ohio’s most scenic rustic riverfront sites RV’s, tent camping & canoeing Cabins, tents & tipi rentals Catering-Live entertainment Special group rates & packages 23270 Wally Rd. • Loudonville, Ohio 44842 800-766-CAMP • Fax: 419-994-5836

Farmerstown Furniture, Ltd. Merle & Alma Hershberger 3155 SR 557 • Baltic, Ohio 43804 Hours: 7am – 5pm Monday thru Saturday Phone: 330-897-0406 • Fax: 330-698-3200

Handcrafted for your lifestyle Alpine Cabinets offers a full line of custom cabinetry for any room of your home, created by Amish craftsmen using olde world craftsmanship with modern techniques and top quality components. 7932 TR 662, Dundee, Ohio 330-471-1020 •

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Fire Ridge Golf Course is a beautifully maintained eighteen hole golf course nestled in the rolling hills of Holmes County. The course meanders up hills and through valleys with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Located on the eastern edge of Millersburg, Fire Ridge is a fair course, providing excitement for golfers of all skill levels, rewarding both distance and placement shots 1001 E. Jackson St., Millersburg, Ohio 44654 • 330-674-3921

Absolutely Ashland County! What makes us Absolutely Ashland County? There’s something for everyone. We offer fun, inviting events and attractions to satisfy each member of the family…wrapped up in a warm and beautiful package that is Ashland County. 10 West Second St. 2nd Floor • Ashland, Ohio 44805 877-581-2345 •

Indian Springs Llamas Beautiful, affordable llamas for everyone’s tastes and needs. Visitors always welcome. Janice Schilling 3259 Pleasant Valley Rd. SW • Baltic, Ohio 43804 330-897-1243

RV Resort • Waterpark • Group Outings • Festivals Finest RV Resort in NE Ohio. 600 E/W/S & primitive sites on 500 acres of wooded space. Fishing Lake/Water Park/Indoor Pool/Live Entertainment. • 1-800-860-4FUN

BOAT RENTAL Waverunners • Ski Boats • Ski Pontoon Boats Fishing Boats • Pontoon Boats • Paddle Boats

Visit our two locations Tuscarawas County, Ohio Enjoy activities for every family member including 18th century settlements, browsing at specialty shops, or savoring locally-made culinary treats. Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau 124 East High Avenue • New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 330-602-2420 or 800-527-3387


Pleasant hill marina

3434 SR 95 • Perrysville, Ohio 44864 419-938-6488 or 800-837-BOAT (2628)

Charles mill marina

1277 SR 430 • Mansfield, Ohio 44903 419-368-5951 or 800-837-BOAT (2628)

Used, rare and out of print books

Gospel Book Store

• Gift certificates • 95,000 titles • Buy, sell, trade Mon-Sat 8:30am - 9:00pm Sun 1:00 - 5:00pm

Books, Bibles, music, gifts, church supplies Located in German Village Center

140 E. Liberty Street • Wooster, Ohio 44691 330-262-BOOK

4900 Oak Street • PO Box 320 • Berlin, Ohio 44610 330-893-2523 • Fax: 330-893-3847 Mon-Thur 8:30 - 6:30 • Fri 8:30 - 7:00 • Sat 8:30 - 5:00

Historic Downtown Millersburg Offers unique shopping, fine dining, pubs, lodging, museums and recreation. It is a place where merchandise is hand crafted and people are always greeted with a smile. St. Rt. 83 & 39 in Ohio


Victorian House Museum 484 Wooster Road Millersburg



Vinita’s Ladies Clothing

Nicole MILLERSBURG Jordan’s GLASS Children’s Clothing & Accessories


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tastes Coblentz Chocolate in Walnut Creek produces wonderful chocolates, and you can even watch as they make each piece!

Breitenbach Wine Cellars in Sugarcreek offers an impressive collection of sophisticated and fun grape, fruit and berry wines.

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For more than half a century, Holmes County has been producing excellent cheese at places like Guggisberg Cheese, Heini’s Cheese Chalet and Holmes Cheese. Heini’s Cheese Chalet.

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Delicious pies are available at restaurants, food markets and Amish stands throughout Holmes County. Ask what pie is in season for the best flavors.

Culinary Tour – Sample Itinerary

Day One Morning: Pick your own fruit at Blessing Acres Farm on CR 207. Optional: Visit one of the nearby farmers markets. Kidron – Thursday 330-857-2641 Hillcrest Orchard – 330-893-9906 Millers Farm Market – 330-893-2235

Lodging: Stay within walking distance of dinner at the Inn at Amish Door.

Day Two

Lunch: Gourmet lunch at the Inn at Honey Run, outside of Millersburg.

Morning: Pick a locally made product and take a tour with tasting at Heini’s Cheese in Berlin, Coblentz Chocolate in Walnut Creek or Breitenbach Wine in Sugarcreek.

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Lunch: An authentic Swiss meal at Chalet in the Valley near Charm

Suggestion: Walnut Creek Cheese, Troyers A Country Market in Berlin or pack your portable cooler full of the freshest meats around at Winesburg Meats, 2181 SR 62 in Winesburg

Dinner: Try the USA Today-recommended broasted chicken and mashed potatoes at Amish Door restaurant.

Inn at Amish Door, Wilmot.

Afternoon: Find yourself some seasonal pie. Boyd & Wurthman has a broad selection, such as strawberry pie in June, peach pie in July.

Sample Amish Country specialties, including peanut butter whip, on Country Coach Adventures’ “Eating Your Way Through Amish Country Progressive Dining Tour.”

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tastes Guggisberg Cheese/Chalet in the Valley/Guggisberg Swiss Inn, Charm, Ohio Richard, Margaret and Eric Guggisberg Who they are:

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Margaret moved to Holmes County from Switzerland after her husband, Alfred, decided to bring his cheese-making talents to the States in 1947. Along with sons, Eric and Richard, they started Guggisberg Cheese in Charm, followed by the Chalet in the Valley restaurant. In 1993 Eric and wife Julia opened the Guggisberg Swiss Inn.

At the Chalet, the Wiener schnitzel and the cheese fondue. At the cheese shop, where they produce about 70,000 lbs of cheese per day, pick up some Baby Swiss from the place it originated.

Why Holmes County: Amish farmers were in need of someone to preserve the milk from their cows, and cheese making is the ideal way to utilize the milk. About the restaurant: Eric has had people say, “The dishes are as close to old world European as they’ve ever had.” ou Margaret: “I’ve heard them y e ! s ow a c say it’s better.” n n

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On the Side While driving through Ohio’s Amish Country, you will see many roadside signs advertising products for sale: baskets, eggs, jams, produce, etc. Be sure to bring cash with you!

Pennsylvania Dutch Words: ear of corn – kolva bread – broth food – ess-sach fruit – frucht

Food and Drink Stores Wine Breitenbach Wine Cellars 5934 Old Route 39, Dover 330-343-3603 Broad Run Cheesehouse & Swiss Heritage Winery 6011 Old Route 39 NW, Dover 330-343-4108 Gateway Place 14875 US 62, Wilmot 330-359-5535 Ad p. 47

Cheese Guggisberg Cheese 5060 SR 557, Charm 330-893-2500 Ad p. 49

Heini’s Cheese Chalet 6005 CR 77, Berlin 330-893-2131 Ad p. 47

Heini’s Gourmet Market 1019 W. Main St., Sugarcreek 330-852-3500 Ad p. 47

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Holmes Cheese Company 9444 SR 39 W, Millersburg 330-674-6451

Hillcrest Orchard 2474 TR 44, Walnut Creek 330-893-9906

Pearl Valley Cheese 54760 Twp. Rd. 90, Fresno 740-545-6002

Miller’s Farm Market 3460 SR 39, Millersburg 330-893-2235

Steiner Cheese 201 E. Mill St., Baltic 330-897-5505

Chocolate Coblentz Chocolate Company 4917 SR 515, Walnut Creek 330-893-2995 Ad back cover

Country Markets Ashery Country Store 8922 SR 241, Fredericksburg 330-359-5615 Dutch Valley Market 1411 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek 330-852-2631 Hershberger Farm and Bakery 5452 SR 557, Millersburg 330-674-6096

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Troyers A Country Market 5201 CR 77, Berlin 330-893-3786 Ad p. 30

Walnut Creek Cheese 2641 SR 39, Walnut Creek 330-852-2888 Ad p. 30, back cover

Miscellaneous Berlin Chile Traders 4813A Main St., Berlin 330-893-3536 Der Bake Oven 4766 SR 39, Berlin 330-893-3365 Nature’s Food Market 4860 E. Main St., Berlin 330-893-2006 Ad p. 30, 49

Troyer’s Trail Bologna 6552 SR 515, Trail 330-893-2414 Hearts & Hands


AJ’s Bar and Grill at Mohican River Inn

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Average price per dish: $: under $5, $$: $5-$10, $$$: $11-15, $$$$: over $15 AJ’s Bar and Grill at Mohican River Inn 16124 Wally Road, Loudonville 800-228-5118 Amish Door Restaurant 1210 Winesburg St., US 62 Wilmot 888-264-7436 Ad p. 47, back cover

Bags Sports Pub 88 E. Jackson St., Millersburg 330-674-0279 Boyd & Wurthmann Restaurant 4819 E. Main St., Berlin 330-893-4000 Ad p. 30

Chalet in the Valley 5060 SR 557, Charm 330-893-2550 Ad p. 49

Cindy’s Diner 4774 US 62, Berlin 330-893-3400 Der Dutchman Restaurant 4967 SR 515, Walnut Creek 330-893-2981

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Java Jo Coffee Bar 4860 E. Main St., Berlin Ad p. 59 330-893-9211 50 N. Clay St., Millersburg Dutch Valley Restaurant 330-674-1050 1343 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek 330-852-4627 Miller’s Dutch Kitch’n 108 E. Main St., Baltic Ad p. 59 330-897-5481 Farmstead Restaurant 4757 TR 366, Berlin Ad p. 48 330-893-4600 Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen Ad p. 48 8101 SR 241, Mt. Hope 330-674-0922 Grandma’s Homestead Pine Tree Barn 4450 TR 557, Charm 4374 Shreve Rd., Wooster 330-893-2713 330-264-1014 Hotel Millersburg 35 W. Jackson St., Millersburg Rebecca’s Bistro 800-822-1457 PO Box 67, Walnut Creek 330-893-2668 Ad p. 57


Inn at Honey Run 6920 CR 203, Millersburg 800-468-6639

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Come home to Amish Door Come for our restaurant, bakery, banquet center, luxurious inn, specialty shops, market & deli, dinner theater and more! Any day at all is a good day to come home to Amish Door, where a whole village waits for you. Visit our web site for a list of events.

1210 Winesburg St., US 62 • Wilmot, Ohio 888-264-7436 •

Largest selection of Ohio wine anywhere Featuring over 50 of Ohio’s finest wineries. Wine tasting daily. Local cheeses and Trail bologna. Authentic Amish toys and products and antiques. Closed Sunday.

14875 Navarre Road (Rt. 62) • Wilmot, Ohio 44689 330-359-5535 • Email:

Home of the original Yogurt Cheese!

The place for locally grown foods

Heini’s Cheese Chalet is one of the few actual cheese producing facilities in Ohio’s Amish Country. During your visit be sure to take a free factory tour and sample as many of the 50-plus cheeses as you like.

The recently opened Heini’s Gourmet Market offers more than 800 Ohio products. Cooking demonstrations and creating custom cheeseballs with fresh ingredients and herbs – called cheeseballing – make visits to Heini’s Gourmet Market worth visiting again and again. Our Buckeye Wine Gallery features some of the finest Amish Country and Ohio wines.

Open Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Heini’s Cheese Chalet 6005 CR 77, Berlin, Ohio 330-893-2131

Heini’s Gourmet Market 1019 W. Main St., Sugarcreek, Ohio 330-852-3500 866-531-OHIO Hearts & Hands


Buckeye Event Center LLC A place that has a variety of events throughout the year for everyone. Check out all the exciting upcoming events on our website!

Where you won’t go home hungry!

624 Henry Street • Dalton, Ohio 44618 330-828-2466 • 330-828-2708 fax

Taste the Best Broasted Chicken around! Try our Swiss Steak, Roast Beef dinners too! Dinners include 3-side dishes. Excellent desserts! Full-menu available on our website. Lowest prices around!

108 East Main St. • Baltic, Ohio 330-897-5481 •

Experience America’s Playing Field! Home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, exciting attractions, endless dining and shopping, great hotels and B & B’s and the northern Gateway to Amish County! Canton Stark County CVB 330-458-2086

Farmstead Restaurant Traditional Amish Cooking Located in the Heart of Amish Country

Daily Specials - Salad Bar & Buffet - Express Lunch - Bakery Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Winter hours may vary Buses Welcome Banquet Facilities Available Contact us for group reservations


Phone: 330-893-4600 4757 Twp Rd 366 Berlin, OH

NATURE’S FOOD MARKET The Area’s Only Full Service Health Food Store We carry everything you need to stay healthy!

• High quality vitamins and herbs • Organic foods including meat, dairy and bulk

• Natural body care incl. deodorants, toothpastes, etc.

Open Monday thru • Green cleaning products Saturday • Great health book section and free info 8 am to 7 pm Closed Sunday 4860 Main Street Phone 330-893-2006 Berlin 44610

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lodging: hotels

Berlin Hotel and Suites Berlin Village Inn Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek Comfort Inn Dover Comfort Inn Millersburg Comfort Suites Berlin Econo Lodge Wooster Guggisberg Swiss Inn Hampton Inn Newcomerstown Hampton Inn New Philadelphia Hampton Inn Wooster Hilton Garden Inn Wooster Hotel Millersburg Inn at Amish Door Inn and Spa at Honey Run Mohican River Inn The Oaks Inn Oak Ridge Inn Ramada Limited Zinck’s Inn

Hotels & Inns The Barn Inn 6838 CR 203, Millersburg 330-674-7600 Ad p. 59

Berlin Hotel and Suites 5330 CR 201, Millersburg 330-893-3000 Ad p. 3

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Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek 1357 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek 330-852-2586, 877-722-7547 Ad p. 59

Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek 4949 SR 515, Walnut Creek 330-893-3636, 877-422-7547

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Comfort Inn Millersburg 1102 Glen Drive, Millersburg 330-674-7400 Ad p. 54

Comfort Suites Berlin 4810 TR 366, North St., Berlin 330-893-7400 Ad p. 56

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Econo Lodge Wooster 2137 Lincoln Way E, Wooster 330-264-8883 Ad p. 54

Guggisberg Swiss Inn 5025 SR 557, Charm 330-893-3600 Ad p. 49

Hampton Inn Newcomerstown 200 Morris Crossing Rd. Newcomerstown 740-498-9800 Ad p. 55

Hampton Inn New Philadelphia 1299 W High Ave. New Philadelphia 330-339-7000

800-228-5118 The Oaks Inn 4752 SR 62, Berlin 800-246-2504 Ad p. 56

Oak Ridge Inn 4845 Milo Dr., TR 403 Walnut Creek 330-893-3811, 800-723-6300 Ad p. 59

Ramada Limited 509 S. Wooster Ave., Strasburg 330-878-1400 Ad p. 58

Zinck’s Inn 4703 SR 39, Berlin 330-893-6600 Ad p. 58

A Day in the Country 4744 S.R. 39, Berlin 888-893-7017 Fields of Home Guest House 7278 CR 201, Millersburg 330-674-7152 Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed and Breakfast 6041 TR 310, Millersburg 330-674-7608 Ad p. 57

Gerber Valley Farm Bed and Breakfast 1859 CR 144, Sugarcreek 330-852-4765 Gilead’s on the Lake Bed and Breakfast 8690 CR 201, Fredericksburg 330-695-3881

Grapevine House Bed and Breakfast Hampton Inn Wooster Acorns at White Oak Inn 2140 Main St., Winesburg 4253 Burbank Rd., Wooster 29683 Walhonding Rd., Danville 888-901-8411 330-345-4424 740-599-6107 Hasseman House Ad p. 55 Ad p. 17 Bed and Breakfast Hilton Garden Inn Wooster Back in Tyme Lodging 925 US 62, Wilmot 959 Dover Rd., Wooster 400 Massillon St., US 62, Wilmot 330-359-7904 330-202-7701 330-359-4080 800-520-0091 Hilltop Manor Ad p. 55 Bed and Breakfast Bluebird Inn Hotel Millersburg 121 S. Alexander St., Millersburg 35 W. Jackson St., Millersburg Bed and Breakfast 330-674-4109 5335 CR 626, Berlin 330-674-1457, 800-822-1457 330-893-2276 Indiantree Farm Ad p. 57 Charm Countryview Inn 5488 SR 515, Millersburg 3334 SR 557, Charm Inn at Amish Door 330-893-2497, 888-267-5607 330-893-3003 1210 Winesburg Rd. US 62, Wilmot Jake ‘N’ Ivy’s 330-359-7996 The Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast Bed and Breakfast 5409 TR 356, Berlin Ad p. 47, back cover 306 W. Main St., Sugarcreek 330-893-3215 330-852-4782 Inn and Spa at Honey Run 6920 CR 203, Millersburg Lamplight Inn 330-674-0011, 800-468-6639 Country Dreams Bed and Breakfast Bed and Breakfast 5676 TR 362, Berlin Ad p. 58 3896 SR 39, Millersburg 330-893-1122 330-893-47620 Mohican River Inn 16124 CR 23, Loudonville Ad p. 55

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lodging: b&bs, cabins, RVs Ohio’s Amish Country – Bed and Breakfast Capital of the World! Judged by bedand, multiple winners from Holmes County were selected for 2008-2009. The Barn Inn was honored as one of the top 12 Inns Worldwide. Receiving the award for one of the top 10 Best of the Midwest was Lighthouse Inn 3315 US 62, Millersburg 330-893-3341 Lodge at Fair Oaks Bed and Breakfast 1717 Seven Mile Dr. New Philadelphia 330-343-3460 Main Street Lodging 4895 W. Main St., Berlin 330-893-1300, 877-99-SLEEP Maria’s Bed and Breakfast 298 Crawford St. Fredericksburg 330-464-2081 Mattie’s Tourist Rooms 1930 US 62 NE, Winesburg 330-359-5226 Miller Haus Bed and Breakfast 3135 CR 135, Millersburg 330-893-3602 Olde World Bed & Breakfast 2982 SR 516 NW, Dover 800-447-1273 Ad p. 59

Garden Gate Get-A-Way B&B, and Holmes with a View was honored with the award for top 10 Innkeepers of the Year. Given that lodging prices in Holmes County are very reasonable compared to other regions, these rankings make our local bed and breakfasts some of the best values in the country!

Rose Garden Cottage 3936 TR 162, Sugarcreek 330-852-3651

Cricket Hill Cabins 5729 TR 351, Millersburg 330-674-1892

Sara’s Guest Haus 9905 SR 39, Millersburg 330-231-5757

Donna’s Premier Lodging 5523 TR 358, East St., Berlin 30-893-3068, 800-320-3338

Simple Pleasures 1004 SR 62, Wilmot 330-359-5684, 877-722-3772 Troyer’s Guest House 1812 US 62, Wilmot 330-359-2000 Ad p. 2

Wild Horses Bed and Breakfast 11355 Strasburg Bolivar Rd. Bolivar 330-874-3968

Cabins Clora’s Country Cottage 5230 CR 400, Millersburg 330-674-5245 AmishOfHolmesCountyOhio. com/Cloras.htm

Coblentz Country Cabins Orchard Guest House 5130 Somerset Dr., Berlin 7029 CR 203, Millersburg 330-893-1300, 877-99-SLEEP 330-674-2768, 866-674-2768 Country Cottage Paula’s Country and Gardens Bed and Breakfast 6612 McKee Rd. NE, Mineral City 855 Dover Road NW, SR 39 330-343-9374 Sugarcreek 330-852-9899 Ad p. 56 52

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Ferngully Creek Ltd. 7226 TR 319, Millersburg 330-893-2424 Ad p. 56

Graystone Cottages 5572 N. Market St., Berlin 330-231-4495 Ad p. 56

Hanna’s Cottage in the Woods 12992 CR 6, Killbuck 330-377-5208 Hideaway Hills Cottages 5557 CR 407, Millersburg 330-674-7126 Holmes with a View 3672 TR 154, Charm, one mile NW of Charm 330-893-2390, 877-831-2736 Ad p. 17

Kate’s Guest House 6506 TR 603, Millersburg 330-763-4774

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Back in Tyme Lodging Bluebird Inn B & B Charm Countryview Inn The Cornerstone B & B Country Dreams B & B A Day in the Country Fields of Home Guest House Garden Gate Get-A-Way B & B Gerber Valley Farm B & B Gilead’s on the Lake B & B Grapevine House B & B Hasseman House B & B Hilltop Manor B & B Indiantree Farm Jake ‘N’ Ivy’s B & B Lamplight Inn B & B Lighthouse Inn Lodge at Fair Oaks B & B Main Street Lodging Maria’s B & B Mattie’s Tourist Rooms Miller Haus B & B Olde World B & B Orchard Guest House Paula’s Country B & B Rose Garden Cottage Sara’s Guest Haus Simple Pleasures Troyer’s Guest House Wild Horses B & B

A Little Slice of Heaven Cabin 8828 Golf Course Road Sugarcreek 1 mile north of SR 39 330-620-5551, 330-922-4248 Mel and Mary’s Cottages 2972 TR 190, Baltic 1 mile east of Charm 330-893-2695

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Premier Carriage House Cottages 6291 CR 203, Millersburg 330-674-7171 A Simple Blessings Cabin 5178 TR 359, Millersburg 330-204-2880 Ad p. 59

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Sojourner’s Lodge and Log Cabin Suites Pine Cove Lodging 2156 Durstine Rd., Dundee 5492 CR 201, Berlin 330-359-5320 330-893-1300, 877-99-SLEEP

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Tranquil Acres Cabins 6815 SR 39, Millersburg 330-674-0996 Twilight Cabin 3451 TR 157, Sugarcreek 330-893-4005 Wildwood Hill Cabin 11095 Pleasant Hill Rd. NW Dundee 330-852-3872 Yeowza Resorts 8480 Possum Hollow Rd. Dundee 330-852-3270 Hearts & Hands


Clora’s Country Cottage Coblentz Country Cabins Country Cottage & Gardens Cricket Hill Cabins Donna’s Premier Lodging Ferngully Creek Ltd Graystone Cottages Hanna’s Cottage in the Woods Hideaway Hills Cottages Holmes with a View Kate’s Guest House A Little Slice of Heaven Cabin Mel and Mary’s Cottages Pine Cove Lodging Premier Carriage House Cottages A Simple Blessings Cabin Sojourner’s Lodge & Log Cabins Tranquil Acres Cabins Twilight Cabin Wildwood Hill Cabin Yeowza Resorts

RV Parks & Campgrounds Amish Country Campsites 1930 US 62 NE, Winesburg ¼ mile NE of Winesburg 330-359-5226

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Evergreen Park RV Resort 16359 Dover Rd.,¼ mile east of Mt. Eaton on US 250 330-359-2787, 888-359-6429

Scenic Hills RV Park 4483 TR 367, Berlin 330-893-3607

Mohican Adventures Campground and Cabins 3058 SR 3, Loudonville 888-909-7400

Smith’s Pleasant Valley Campground and Cabins 16325 CR 23, Loudonville 419-994-4024

Baylor Beach Park 8725 Manchester Ave. SW Navarre 330-767-3031, 1-888-9-BAYLOR Mohican Reservation 23270 Wally Rd., Loudonville Camp Toodik 740-599-6631 7700 TR 462, Loudonville 419-994-3835, 877-886-7866 Ad p. 39

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Whispering Hills RV Park 8248 SR 514, Big Prairie 4 miles N of Nashville 330-567-2137, 800-992-2435

Comfort Inn Millersburg 59 rooms featuring heated indoor pool, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, WiFi, high-speed internet access, in-room coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron and board, in-room safes, petfriendly hotel for small fee.

Welcome to the Econo Lodge The Econo Lodge® hotel is near the College of Wooster and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). This Wooster, OH hotel is also close to many attractions, including Ohio’s Amish Country.

1102 Glen Drive • Millersburg, Ohio • 330-674-7400

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Donna’s Premier Lodging of Berlin, Ohio

Secluded Cabins • Fireplace and Jacuzzi Carriage & Sleigh Rides • In Room Massages Sweetheart & Seasonal Packages



“Most Romatic Hideaway” by Arrington Publishing

“One of the top B&B’s of Northeast Ohio” by Akron Beacon Journal

Specializing in Weddingmoons & Honeymoons

The Hampton Inn Newcomerstown

The Hampton Inn New Philadelphia

The Hampton Inn Wooster

The Hilton Garden Inn Wooster

200 Morris Crossing Road Newcomerstown, OH 43832 Phone: 740-498-9800 www.newcomerstown.

1299 West High Avenue New Philadelphia, OH 44663 Phone: 330-339-7000 www.newphiladelphia.

4253 Burbank Road Wooster, OH 44691 Phone: 330-345-4424

959 Dover Road Wooster, OH 44691 Phone: 330-202-7701

Hampton Lighthouse Award Winner – Top 5% of all Hampton Hotels


Gateway toAmish Country

Hampton Circle of Excellence Award Winner – Top 10% of all Hampton Hotels

Our spacious guestrooms and thoughtful amenities are complimented by friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere that draw many group tours back year after year. Hearts & Hands


Private, Quite, Jacuzzis Suites, Downtown Berlin Country Dreams Bed & Breakfast Mary Lee and Randy Wirick 3896 State Route 39 • Millersburg, Ohio 44654 Toll free - 1-866-894-4762 Phone - 1-330-893-4762

• Heart of Amish country and area attractions • Cozy Cottages • fireplaces • one and two bedrooms • cable • Queen beds • kitchenettes • Jacuzzis • breakfast 5572 North Market Street • Berlin, Ohio 44654 330-231-4495 • 877-231-2912

Ferngully Creek Beautiful cabins! Luxurious, romantic seclusion. Great amenities. King-size bed, Jacuzzi, fireplace, kitchen, satellite, surround sound, DVD, A/C, screened-in porch, grill, campfire ring with free wood. Deals for rentals by week. 7226 TR 319 • Millersburg, Ohio 330-893-2424 •

The Oaks Inn Within walking distance of downtown Berlin. Full kitchen/dining area, private baths & entrances, A/C, cable TV, exceptionally clean. No smoking or pets. 4752 SR 62 • Berlin, Ohio 330-893-3061 • toll-free 800-246-2504

Comfort Suites Berlin 69 suites in downtown Berlin. All non-smoking, free hot breakfast, indoor pool area, all rooms feature sofa beds, microwave, minifridge, iron and board, sleeper sofas, and free high-speed internet access. 810 TR 366, North St. • Berlin, Ohio • 330-893-7400

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Country Cottage & Gardens

Located on the grounds of an exquisite 17 acre estate with a private pond and glorious woods. Country Cottage & Gardens offers three inviting cottages prepared specifically for your romantic getaway. 6612 McKee Road NE • Mineral City, Ohio 44656 330-343-9374 •


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Scenic Hills RV Park Experience the peace and quiet of Amish Country with a sunrise and sunset view. Amish home cooking and shops nearby. Easy access for large units, 112 FH sites with 30 and 50 amps. Dumping station. Pet friendly. WiFi internet access.

Serene Country Inn, Day Spa & Wellness Center Serenity surrounds you at our 43-room Inn and Guesthouses, all with views of nature. Explore hiking trails amid 70 acres of woodlands. Relax at our Day Spa and enjoy fine dining in our restaurant. Reservations requested.

Scenic Hills RV Park

The Inn &Spa at HoneyRun

4483 TR 367 • Millersburg, Ohio 44654 330-893-3607 •

6920 CR 203 • Millersburg, Ohio 330-674-0011 • 800-468-6639 •

The Inn With a View

Ramada Limited

Located in the hub of Amish Country. Centrally located to nationally known destinations and local Amish Culture. Featuring rooms with cable TV, refrigerators, wireless internet, free breakfast and evening snacks.

Located off I-77 at exit 87 on US 250. Our Pinnacle Award hotel offers a hot continental breakfast, indoor pool, free high-speed internet, and meeting room. Golf and seasonal packages available.

4703 SR 39 • Berlin, Ohio 330-893-6600 •

509 S. Wooster Ave. • Strasburg 330-878-1400 •



Olde World Bed & Breakfast Escape to a time long past! Enjoy genuine comfort and hospitality at an affordable price. Savor a breakfast spiced with local foods and fellowship.

Simple Blessings Cabin offers a relaxing atmosphere located in Berlin. It is close enough to walk to all the shops and still feel like you’re in the country.

2984 SR 516 NW • Dover, Ohio 44622 330-343-1333 • 800-447-1273

5178 Somerset Rd., Town Rd. 359 Millersburg, Ohio 44610 330-204-2880 •

Awarded top 12 B&B worldwide! 11-room country inn near Berlin/Millersburg. Full country breakfast daily, VIP suites, WiFi, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, porches and private entrances. 6838 CR 203 • Millersburg, Ohio 877-674-7600 •

We are set on a ridge overlooking an unspoiled farming valley. Beautifully decorated, large, smoke-free rooms and suites with 2-person Jacuzzis, fireplaces and patios. 4845 Milo Dr., TR 403 • Walnut Creek, Ohio 44687 330-893-3811 or 800-723-6300

Rural Getaway Escape to the rolling hills of Amish Country and enjoy hearty portions of slow-cooked roast beef, chicken, and real mashed potatoes—along with fresh-baked breads and pies. Our spacious inns offer peace and comfort—each visit is special. Shop for furniture, home decor, and more.

Two locations—Walnut Creek and Sugarcreek Call 330-893-2926 or visit

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daytrip: north Visitors Bureaus Akron/Summit Visitors Bureau 800-245-4254


Canton/Stark County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau 800-552-6051 Ad p. 48

Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland 800-321-1004


Lake Erie Shores and Islands 800-255-3743 800-441-1271

Wayne County Convention To the north of Holmes County are the closest and Visitors Bureau 70 metropolitan regions of Cleveland, Akron and 800-362-6474 Canton, which are 72, 46 and 25 miles from Ad p. 5 Holmes County, respectively. Families and travelers young and old can find plenty of attractions among the destinations to the north.

Akron Akron Zoo 330-375-2550 Stan Hywet 330-836-5533


Cedar Point 419-627-2350

Kelley’s Island

Canton Canton Classic Car Museum 330-455-3603



Clay’s Park Resort 800-860-4FUN

Cleveland Browns 440-891-5001

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Cleveland Cavaliers 800-820-2287

Hoover Historical Center 330-499-0287 Ad p. 29

Pro Football Hall of Fame 330-456-8207

Cleveland Indians 216-420-4200 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest 216-661-6500

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The Cleveland Museum of Art 888-CMA-0033


Cleveland Museum of Natural History 800-317-9155

Orrville Railroad Heritage Society 330-683-2426 Ad p. 29

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Playhouse Square 216-771-4444 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 800-493-7655


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Visitors Bureaus Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau 866-EXP-COLS

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Coshocton Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-338-4724 Dublin

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Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-245-8387


Hocking Hills Tourism Association 800-HOCKING Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau 800-837-5282

Just south of Holmes County is Coshocton County, a region filled with historic and outdoors activities. Further south, about 69 miles from Holmes County, is Columbus, the state capital, which is home to The Ohio State University and some great museums and shopping.



Roscoe Village 800-877-1830

The Wilds 740-638-5030

German Village Society 614-221-8888 Ohio Historical Society 800-686-6124


Living Word Outdoor Drama 740-439-2761



Tecumseh! 866-775-0700

Hocking Hills State Park 740-385-6841

Columbus BalletMet Columbus 614-229-4848 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Clippers Columbus Crew Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 800-MONKEYS COSI Columbus 888-819-2674 Franklin Park Conservatory 800-214-7275




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Visitors Bureaus Ashland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 877-581-2345 x 1003


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Loudonville-Mohican Convention and Visitors Bureau 877-2-MOHICAN Mansfield and Richland County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau 800-642-8282 Mohican Tourist Association 800-722-7588

Historical adventures and getting back in touch with nature are the main attractions west of Holmes County. Mohican State Park borders the western edge of Holmes County, and a trip to Mansfield from Millersburg is 38 miles. Mohican State Park 419-994-5125 x 10 Wally Road Scenic Byway

Mansfield Biblewalk 800-222-0139

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Charles Mill Lake Marina 419-368-5951 Ad p. 40

Historic Ohio State Reformatory 419-522-2644 Malabar Farm 419-892-2784 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course A 2.4-mile course that hosts eight national 800-MID-OHIO Richland Carrousel Park 419-522-4223

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Visitors Bureaus Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-359-0758 Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-527-3387 Ad p. 40

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To the direct east of Holmes County, visitors can find historical towns and stories in Zoar, Sugarcreek and New Philadelphia. Further east are several neighboring states with towns such as Wheeling, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, only 83 and 132 miles away.

New Philadelphia

Wheeling Ohio County Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-828-3097

Pittsburgh Pittsburgh’s Art Galleries

Zoar Zoar Village 330-874-2646

Trumpet in the Land 330-339-1132 Gnadenhutten Museum and Park 740-254-4143 Schoenbrunn Village 877-278-8020

Andy Warhol Museum,

Aerial of the Point, Jeff Greenberg,

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2011 events 8-13: Holmes County Fair Millersburg, 419-994-3751 20: 4th Annual Winesburg Classic Art Show Winesburg, 330-359-5482

September 10: Holmes 100 Cycle Fest Historic Downtown Millersburg 330-674-3955, 10: Harvest Festival Parade and Rib Cook-Off Main Street in Berlin 330-893-3467, 16-18: 27th Annual Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow, Mohican Reservation in Loudonville 800-766-2267, 17: 16th Annual Fall Gathering Winesburg, 330-359-7922 or 330-231-0715

October 1: Apple Festival Schrock’s Amish Farm And Village 330-893-3051, 1-2: 20th Annual Williamsburg Festival Pine Tree Barn 330-264-1014, 1-2: Apple Dumpling Festival Whispering Hills RV Park near Nashville 800-992-2435, 1, 8, 15: Apple Butter Stirring Amish Home at Yoders 330-893-2541, 7-8: Charm Days Charm, 330-893-2251, 8-9: Holmes County Antique Festival Historic Downtown Millersburg 330-674-6781, 29: Halloween Ghost Walks Historic Downtown Millersburg 330-674-3955,

November 2-5: Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop 12 area shops 330-857-4004, 5-6: Open House and Christmas Preview Pine Tree Barn 330-264-1014, 10-12: Annual Christmas Open House Berlin Village Gift Barn and Country Gatherings in Berlin 330-893-2648, 12: Huge Local Author Book Signing for Christmas Gift Giving Gospel Book Store, Berlin 330-893-2523, 19-Dec 31: Holidays at the Mansion Victorian House Museum in Millersburg 330-674-0022, 25: Christmas in Berlin and Nativity Parade Main Street in Berlin 330-893-3467, 25: Holiday Kickoff, The Lighting in Historic Downtown Millersburg 330-674-3955,

December 3: Christmas Down on the Farm Schrock’s Amish Farm and Village & Tis the Season. 330-893-3232 4-5: 4th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns 330-674-3975, 9: Shopping Under the Stars in the Evening Berlin 330-893-3467,


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oin us on a journey to a place time has forgotten... Ohio’s Amish Country. hearts & Hands | 2009

Simply follow the horsedrawn buggy and you’ll come face-to-face with a much simpler lifestyle. Home to the world’s largest Amish population, the Holmes County region has offered a special way of life to its residents for nearly 200 years.


Free from the constraints of contemporary society, residents find peace in living without modern technology. Today, this way of life is what makes Amish Country such an attractive tourist destination.

Amish Door Village 1210 Winesburg Street Wilmot, Ohio 44689 (888) 264-7436

Coblentz Chocolate 4917 State Route 515 Walnut Creek, OH 44687 (330) 893-2995

Homestead Furniture 8233 State Route 241 Mount Hope, OH (866) 674-4902

Lehman’s One Lehman Circle Kidron, OH 44636 (888) 438-5346

P Graham Dunn 630 Henry Street, Dalton, Ohio 44618 (866) 922-0306

Walnut Creek Cheese 2804 State Route 39 Walnut Creek, Ohio 44687 (877) 852-2888

Call the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce at (877) 643-7876 for more details or visit

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So join us on a trip back in time as we welcome you to Ohio’s Amish Country. As you shop... dine... and delight in the breathtaking scenery and genuine hospitality that Ohio’s Amish Country Offers.


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