Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Romantic Bed and Breakfast in Ohio has Perfect Valentines Package

When in comes to Valentines everyone is looking for a package at a romantic bed and breakfast in OhioGarden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast in Ohio Amish Country has the perfect recipe for a romantic Valentines Day.  Their package is called Moonlight and Romance.  Guests will check-in Friday to find a Single Rose and a Box of Coblentz Chocolates from the local chocolate factory in their guest room.  Saturday is free to explore Amish Country during the day.  From 7-9 p.m. guests are invited to the innkeepers quarters for a Concert by Grammy-nominated Bud Preston who will serenade you with his acoustic guitar sounds.  There will be wine & cheese plus some soft drinks during the concert. After a leisurely breakfast check out on Sunday, Valentines Day.   Whether you want a simple, standard room or a luxurious Jacuzzi suite, you will find that this romantic bed and breakfast in Ohio will create many happy memories for your Valentines get away package.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Gift Ideas...Don't End Up in Disaster!


Every Christmas season, bed and breakfast owners get calls for gift certificates for friends, family, and business associates.  These are great gifts and have the flexibility for people to redeem them when they want to.  There is 1 word of caution from Carol Steffey, owner of Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast:  Read the fine print when purchasing online.
Most lodging establishments have online reservations today which is widely used by the generation that carries Ipods and other mobile devices.  Most of these reservation systems are meant for the person staying in a room, to register for their stay.  When you book online you supply your name, address, phone number, etc.  Some people, according to Steffey, will give the Gift Certificate in a different way.  Instead of ordering a Gift Certificate that is valid for "x" period of time, they will book a room on a specific date for their parents thinking that this is making things easier.  The only problem is that they supply their own name, their own address, their own phone number and of course their credit card data.  Mom and Dad show up to check-in and the innkeeper tells them they have no reservation for them.  That is because the innkeeper has the name/address/phone for their children, not them.  In some cases the parents will call the kids, the innkeeper discovers that the reservation made online was not for the people staying there, and after getting off to a bad start on their over night stay, Mom and Dad finally get their room.
Whenever you purchase something online there is usually a Terms/Conditions statement that you have put a check mark in that you have read and understand.  In the case of Garden Gate Get-A-Way B&B there is a statement that "if this is a gift it cannot be booked online as additional information is necessary".  Since some people don't read the terms and conditions they book a gift online that almost turns in to disaster for the person trying to check-in with no reservation in their name.
The final word:  Read the fine print or order gifts over the phone.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Years Eve Party with Millersburg Ohio Lodging


New Years Eve seems to be the night for party people and Millersburg, Ohio lodging in Amish Country is no exception.  Garden Gate Gate-A-Way Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg, Ohio is hosting a New Years Eve party that is a murder mystery!  Rung Out in the New Year has a theme of a New Years Eve party.  B&B guests will play the murder suspects.  Costumes, murder mystery, food, laughter, and more will make this a really fun New Years Eve.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed and Breakfast was named 1 of the Top 10 B&B's in the USA and one of the Best Value Inns in the USA!  You will find more information by visiting their website at www.garden-gate.com.  So celebrate New Years Eve 2009 in Ohio Amish Country and have the fun that you would have in the big city!
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Berlin Ohio Must See Attraction Behalt


While many people come to Berlin, Ohio for shopping, don't forget to visit the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center to tour the mural Behalt.  This is a 360 degress cyclorama that depicts the history of the Amish and Mennonites.   It is a narrated tour of the mural created by Heinz Gaugel that really explains their culture.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast loves to send their guests there so that they can really experience Amish Country in Ohio.  You will find a short film about the Amish and Mennonites of Holmes County, Ohio and a gift shop that includes books about the Amish.  It is really close to cheese factories, shopping and other attractions like Rolling Ridge Ranch so it is easy to fit in your schedule.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com