Friday, March 26, 2010

Ohio Wineries Offer More Than Just Wine

Ohio wineries offer some great wines but many times you will find theme nights, musical entertainment, and special dinners offered.  In the Amish Country region of Ohio you have several wineries to choose from.  One Ohio bed and breakfast does Wine Tasting Dinner Tours where you go to Ravens Glenn Winery and take a winery tour, participate in a wine tasting, and indulge in a 5 course dinner with 5 wines to compliment each course.  Ravens Glenn also has special themed nights like Florida Keys Night and Hawaiian Night with special foods and some great wines to compliment the foods.  The Winery at Perennial Vineyards has Friday night entertainment and midweek specials on wine and pizza.  Their pizzas are made from scratch and almost as popular as their award-winning wines.  Breitenbach Wine Cellars hosts an annual Dandelion Festival the first weekend in May.  Guests can take winery tours, wine tasting, enjoy musical entertainment, visit an arts and crafts tent, and partake in lots of good food.  In the summer you will find musical entertainment and outdoor BBQ.  One unique shop that is not a winery, but carries Ohio wines, is Heini's Gourmet Market in Sugarcreek.  They are an extension of Heini's Cheese near Berlin, so you will find cheese that you can pair with their wines and other gourmet foods.  They have regular cooking classes and musical entertainment as well.  These are just of a few of the places to go for Ohio wineries but be sure to check out the area because there are so many more!
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cottages in Ohio offer a new twist on lodging

When travelers look for cottages in Ohio, or cabins, they usually find something rustic, log-exterior, bare bones amenities if any, and nothing romantic.  This is not so in Holmes County, Ohio.  The owners of award-winning Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast have opened up cottages in Ohio that are far from rustic.  Cottages at Garden Gate Get-A-Way is located near Berlin and is very romantic and luxurious.  Even the names, Falls Kiss Cottage and Springs Desire Cottage, tell you that you are getting something special.  Roman-style Jacuzzi tubs, peninsula fireplaces, and Amish-made cabinets & beds are just a few of the luxury details of the cottages.  In addition to luxury decor and amenities, guests may sit on their private 23' porch and leave their cares behind as they see horses grazing in the field next door and Amish buggies passing down the road.  Visit the link above for their website or call (330) 674-5449 for more information and reservations.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ohio Golf Getaways even in Amish Country

It's that time of year where people are looking for Ohio golf getaways and you can even find them in Amish Country!   The courses in and around Holmes County, Ohio, are gorgeous.  It's no wonder since that area is in the foot hills of the Appalachian Mountains.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast near Berlin, Ohio, can set up golf packages for their guests.  They work with some local golf courses to offer discounted golf rates to guests.  The owners can help guests pick out the right courses since Carol used to work at a golf course and Herb is a golfer and has played the courses in the area.  You will find flat courses for beginners, courses with beautiful landscapes for the average golfer, and a tough challenging golf course for those who want to really test their skills.  Your innkeepers can arrange for other services such as a massage to end your day and relieve your aching muscles, dinner in an Amish home, fine dining reservations, or a tour of Amish Country if you want to take a break from golfing.  One of the best parts of staying at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast is unwinding at their nightly campfire after a busy day of golfing!  The bed and breakfast provides coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and a homemade evening snack that you can bring to the campfire or you may bring your own wine, beer or favorite night cap.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast was named 1 of the Top 10 B&B's in the USA and is a 3-time award winning inn.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608

Monday, March 15, 2010

Amish Country Inn has Special Plans for Mothers Day and Fathers Day

An  Amish Country Inn in Ohio has special plans to pamper your parents this Mothers Day and Fathers Day weekend.  For Mothers Day weekend Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast has invited renowned author, Dr. Elton Lehman, to come to the B&B to give a talk about his book 'House Calls & Hitching Posts'.  Each chapter in this book tells a different story about Dr. Lehman's experiences doctoring to the Old Order Amish in Ohio.  There will be plenty of time to take Mom out to explore Holmes County Amish Country.  The evening event will start by having dinner in an Amish home with Dr. Lehman.  Afterwards Dr. Lehman will talk about how he came to writing his book, some of the stories in the book and some of the stories that were bumped from the book.  For Fathers Day Weekend the bed and breakfast has invited Grammy nominated, acoustic guitar player, Bud Preston for a special concert.  You can take Dad around Amish Country to play golf or tour Warthers Museum or tour a cheese factory.  In the evening Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast will provide each guest room with a picnic dinner in the gardens while Bud Preston performs.  Bud Preston has played everything from Greensleeves to the Beatles, his originals focused on Holmes County, and will now introduce songs that he has written about the history of the Erie Canal.  Not only will Mom and Dad enjoy this one-of-a-kind weekend package, but they will appreciate that they are staying in a 3-time award winning bed and breakfast, including 1 of the Top 10 B&B's in the USA award.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Travel Ohio Amish Country with Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast

For a really unique experience in Holmes County, travel Ohio Amish Country with Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast.  Owners Herb & Carol Steffey have scouted out the area for Amish culture, the unique and unusual, antiques, fine gifts, flea markets, wineries, golf and more.    This Berlin, Ohio bed and breakfast will find out what their guests are interested in and set up an itinerary of those kinds of places.  Whether you want to travel Ohio Amish Country at your own pace in your own car or take an escorted tour, the Berlin, Ohio bed and breakfast is sure to help you to really experience Amish Country.   Guest reviews that helped this bed and breakfast earn the designation as 1 of the Top 10 B&B's in the USA will share how helpful the innkeepers were in helping them to experience Ohio Amish Country.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bird Watching in Ohio enhanced by Berlin Ohio Bed and Breakfast

Bird Watching in Ohio provides the birder with a variety of water birds, bald eagles, wild birds and more.  In March 2010 there is a special bird watching event called the Migration Sensation in Shreve, Ohio.  One Berlin Ohio bed and breakfast loves birds and will map out directions for guests to go to the special events of the Shreve migration, hike on the Rails to Trails, visit The Wilderness Center, or just enjoy the birds around the bed and breakfast. The Shreve Migration is held on March 27, 2010.  There will be six workshops to choose from, hiking, bird counts, naturalists on hand to answer your questions, books and bird houses for sale, pond dipping near the marsh, and more.  Take a break from bird watching or hiking to visit some of our unique cottage industries that make bird houses, bird feeders, lawn ornaments and other outdoor items.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast was named 1 of the Top 10 bed and breakfasts in the USA and our promise to our guests to that we will do our best to help you experience our area.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg Ohio Rings in Spring

One bed and breakfast in Millersburg Ohio really knows how to ring in spring!  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast is hosting a Woodland Melodies Concert Weekend in April 2010.  They have hired Bud Preston, a Grammy-nominated, acoustic guitar player to put on a special outdoor concert at their bed and breakfast in Millersburg, Ohio.  When the tulips are blooming, and the baby lambs and calves are being born, there is something else that happens in spring.  If you listen closely you will hear a symphony of birds, crickets, frogs, and other critters.  Bud Preston's Woodland Melodies Concert helps one to notice the sounds of nature and their tempo and how it blends with his heart-warming guitar music.  This is not the first time that Preston has performed at this bed and breakfast.  In summer 2009 he put on an outdoor concert that spoke to the neighboring horses and cows.  They lined up at the fence to hear his soothing guitar sounds while the birds in the trees over head sang in tune with his music.  The innkeepers of this bed and breakfast in Millersburg Ohio will offer special refreshments to their guests during the concert.  For details and pricing visit or call (330) 674-7608
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608