Sunday, November 29, 2009

Berlin Ohio has Special Events Weekend of December 5 & 6


People from all over the world flock to Berlin, Ohio and the surrounding Amish community.  The weekend of December 5 & 6 there are special events with a Christmas theme to make even more reason to come.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast is offering an Amish Christmas Traditions Dinner Tour to learn how the Amish celebrate Christmas.  Schrocks Farm in Berlin is hosting Christmas on Farm with special events.  Holmes County Pottery is hosting an Open House of items fresh out of the kiln.    Cottages at Garden Gate Get-A-Way are hosting a Grand Opening Open House featuring Grammy-nominated acoustic guitar player, Bud Preston on December 6th.  A group of Inns will host a Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns where visitors will tour the inns and receive a cookie at each place.  Ticket costs for the tour will go to charity.  The Victorian House Museum in Millersburg is decked out for the holidays and offers tours.  Roscoe Village is hosting Christmas Candlelightings with store sales, tree lighting, carolers and more.  So mark your calendars to visit Berlin, Ohio and Holmes County Amish Country this weekend.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Friday, November 27, 2009

Ohio Cabins a Popular Romantic Get Away


"It surprises me how many people call our bed and breakfast and ask how much our cabins cost", says Carol Steffey, Owner of Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast.  It's not surprising either.  In this day and age where couples work 12-14 hour days, when they get away for a night or a weekend they want something private, secluded, romantic and comfortable.  Whether looking for a cabin in popular areas like Hocking Hills or Holmes County Amish Country, guests have quite a few choices.  Some cabins are very rustic.  Some offer little or no amenities.  Some are quite romantic.  The newest option in Holmes County Amish Country is Cottages at Garden Gate Get-A-Way.  "We didn't want to use the word 'cabin' because we didn't want people to think log cabin or rustic", said Carol Steffey, Owner.  Cottages are Garden Gate Get-A-Way are luxurious, romantic, and elegant.  There are 2 cottages and one has a Spring theme and the other has a Fall theme.  Both offer Roman-style Jacuzzi tubs, penisula fireplaces, kitchenettes with mini-refrigerators and microwaves, luxury bedding and more!  So if you are looking to de-stress, unwind, relax and have a romantic time consider a private cabin or cottage such as Cottages at Garden Gate Get-A-Way.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Amish Country in Ohio Hosts Christmas Parade


Amish Country in Ohio brings back an old fashioned Christmas on November 27, 2009, with a living nativity parade up main street.  This is an annual Christmas tradition in Berlin, Ohio where people line Main Street to see the procession come down the street.  Complete with live animals, the nativity parade ends at the Square in Berlin where the Christmas Story is read.  Afterwards the shops re-open with sales, refreshments and more.  Guests from Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast return Thanksgiving weekend for this special event.  Bed and breakfast guests will find something new.  This year Millersburg, Ohio will have their Home for the Holidays Christmas celebration on Saturday, November 28th, so visitors can celebrate an old fashioned Christmas on both days.  The Home for the Holidays Kickoff and Tree Lighting will take place on the Courthouse lawn. A fun-filled night of celebration, including caroling, nut roasting, and a special visit from Santa. The festivities are set to begin at 6:00pm, with a processional  escorting Santa to town.  Visitors will experience special Holiday events taking place at the downtown merchants during the festival.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holmes County Ohio is a Tourist Jackpot


Some times when you travel you are so limited with things to do in that area that someone in your party is not happy.  One person may like shopping and the other doesn't.  One person may like museums and the other doesn't.  Holmes County, Ohio has something for everyone according to Carol Steffey, owner of Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast in Holmes County Ohio.  Travelers will find fine gifts, flea markets, animal ranches, museums, Amish culture, tours, cheese factories, chocolate factory, art galleries, historical home tours, auctions, and more!  If you follow the Calendar of Events you will find special events and festivals like the annual Antique Festival, Christmas in Berlin, Victorian Christmas in Millersburg, Winesburg Fall Festival, Charm Days, etc.  Bed and breakfasts, like Garden Gate Get-A-Way  B&B, offer packages such as murder mysteries, wine tasting weekends, dinners with authors, etc.  So as you can see, Holmes County Ohio has something for everyone!
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Amish Country in Berlin Ohio Knows How to Celebrate Christmas


Starting November 12, 2009, there will be a lot of hustle and bustle in Ohio Amish Country.  The town of Berlin will host Christmas open houses and sales.  Coblentz Chocolates now has a store in Berlin with free samples during the open house.  Village Gift Barn and Country Gatherings is offering a Christmas sale.  This is a great time to stock up on baked goods, spices, cheese, candy and more for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday celebrations.   Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast near Berlin, Ohio has obtained Christmas Open House tickets from P. Graham Dunn for their guests checking in on Friday, November 13th.  Guests will attend workshops for card making, stocking making, holiday centerpieces, wreaths and more!  There will be demos and samples of cooking, discounts and more!  Tis the Season is Ohio's largest Christmas store which is also located in Berlin, Ohio.  Thanksgiving weekend there will be a living nativity parade down main street and many special sales and open houses for the Christmas holiday.  You can even take a dinner tour to learn about Amish Christmas traditions.  Whether you are shopping, starting a new holiday tradition in your family or your just need to get away, Berlin, Ohio is the place to go in November 2009!
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ohio Amish Country Bed and Breakfast Specializes in Packages


Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast near Berlin, Ohio, is known for their special packages.  While they are located in the middle of Holmes County Amish Country they add more options for visitors to Ohio Amish Country.  Most of the packages are weekend packages.  You will find Christmas With the Amish dinner tour packages, Murder Mystery Weekends, Dinners with famous Authors, Wine Tasting Dinner Tours, Musical Concerts, and more!   Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast not only offers Amish Country lodging, but they will map out itineraries of the area, host a nightly campfire to unwind, plus offer these fun-filled weekend packages.  For more details your can visit the bed and breakfast website at www.garden-gate.com.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Warm up your Winter with a Murder Mystery Weekend


January is cold in Ohio, but you can warm up a weekend as if you are going to Hawaii!  The weekend of January 8, 2010, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast in Berlin, Ohio is hosting a murder mystery with a Hawaiian luau theme.  Bed and breakfast guests will be transformed to the island of Maui, put on their hula skirts and Hawaiian shirts, and play a murder suspect in a murder mystery weekend package.  Ohio Amish country is a beautiful place in the winter months with all of the rolling hills and horse & sleighs driving down the road.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast hosts about 1 murder mystery each month over the winter and spring months, but Lethal Luau is sure to warm up your winter!
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Berlin Ohio Bed and Breakfast has Unique Twist on Christmas


Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast near Berlin, Ohio, has a unique package about Christmas.   Guests will learn how the Amish community celebrates Christmas!  There are 4 weekends in a row, starting November 20th, that this unique Christmas package is offered.  You check-in the B&B on a Friday, have dinner on your own, and unwind at their evening campfire.  On Saturday, after breakfast, your innkeepers can direct you to unique places to do some Christmas shopping.  In the afternoon you will embark on a back road tour to learn how the Amish celebrate Christmas.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast has been offering this package for about 5 years now and it is very well received.  Guests will stop at an Amish-owned candle shop where the owner will demonstrate candle dipping and carving.  Each guest will receive a souvenir candle to take home.  There is also a stop at an Amish general store where many of the Amish shop for Christmas gifts.  Around dinner time you will indulge in a holiday feast at an Amish home.  After dinner you will play some traditional games with the family and sing some Christmas carols.  This is truly a unique holiday tradition to experience how the Amish community celebrates Christmas.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com