Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Berlin Ohio Bed and Breakfast Offers December Special

A Berlin, Ohio bed and breakfast is giving an incentive to do your Christmas shopping in Holmes County Amish County.  In honor of the Innkeeper's birthday on December 12th they are marking room rates almost in 1/2 from December 13th to December 16th!  Choose from standard, deluxe-king, or a Jacuzzi suite. Rates start at $59 per night + tax including breakfast, homemade snack, and complimentary hot beverages.  This B&B, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, is an award-winning inn that was just named 2010 Bed & Breakfast of the Year by Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association.  When visiting Holmes County you will find bakeries, chocolates, cheese factories, fine gifts, flea markets, and many unique and unusual items.  For more information visit their website or call 330-674-7608.  Be sure to check out the Winter Specials when you check out the website.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificate is a Great Christmas Gift

You don't have to fight the crowds in the malls if you purchase a bed and breakfast gift certificate for people on your Christmas list.  Many people have never thought of a B&B as the better way to stay but if you do your homework you will find just the right bed and breakfast for the people on your gift list.  You'll find places near the water, places in the country, places in tourist areas, places that offer something unique or unusual.  The recipient of your gift certificate will be pampered with comfortable beds and home cooked breakfasts.  One of the best perks of choosing a B&B is that Innkeepers know their area and will direct guests to the kinds of places that they want to visit, offering them a better experience.  To find the right bed and breakfast you have a couple of options:  You can Google an area that you would like to send the person to OR you can go to a bed and breakfast directory, such as http://www.bbonline.com/, where you will find many bed and breakfasts in one area.  Make your shopping simple this year and purchase a gift certificate for those special people on your list.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ohio Bed and Breakfast has an Unusual History

One Ohio bed and breakfast, located in Millersburg, Ohio, has quite a unique history.  It started off as an Amish home in Holmes County, late was purchased by a Mennonite family who purchased a schoolhouse and convert their home to a bed and breakfast, and is now an award-winning lodging establishment in the heart of the World's Largest Amish Community.

Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Friday, November 26, 2010

Getaway in Ohio for a Romantic Weekend, the Perfect Christmas Gift

So you're looking for the perfect Christmas Gift for that someone special...How about a getaway in Ohio like a romantic weekend for two?  In the heart of Holmes County Amish Country you will find two very romantic and luxurious cottages.  You can purchase a gift certificate so that you can enjoy the getaway any time of year.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Ohio Amish Country Getaway



Be sure to stay with us on your next Ohio Amish Country Getaway.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Millersburg Antiques Holds Holiday Open House

When visiting Ohio Amish Country you'll find Millersburg antiques holding holiday open houses.   This weekend Starlight Antiques is holding sales, having a gift certificate drawing each day, in the afternoon and evening they will have wine and a chocolate fountain, they're giving out free ornaments while supplies last from 4-9 p.m., and all of this is part of the downtown Millersburg holiday events.  This open house will be November 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  The Pomerene Hospital Auxiliary has a Christmas Tree Festival in downtown on the 26th.  Many of the antique shops in Millersburg will hold late evening hours.  You can even take a horse-drawn carriage ride in downtown for a $5 fee.  The rides will depart from Hotel Millersburg on State Route 39.  And no holiday event would be complete without a visit from the guy in the red suit and he will be in town as well.  When you come to see the Millersburg antiques and participate in the holiday events be sure to stay at our Ohio bed and breakfast.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Garden Gate Get-A-Way B&B of Millersburg, Ohio Named Bed & Breakfast of the Year!


Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association added a new award this year at their annual conference and Stars of the Industry banquet.  The award was Bed and Breakfast of the Year.  In past years all of the awards were given to Hotel General Managers, Supervisors, Servers, and other hotel staff.  The applicants for Bed and Breakfast of the Year had to complete an application and submit three guest reviews that explained what set their lodging establishment apart from others.  The names of the B&B’s and locations were removed when the application and reviews were given to an impartial group of judges.  The 3 finalists for Bed & Breakfast of the Year were 1830 Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast, The Victorian Lady Bed & Breakfast, and Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast.  The award went to Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast of Millersburg, Ohio.  They are located in Holmes County in the middle of the largest Amish Community in the World.  “This is such an honor to be the 1st bed and breakfast to receive this award and to be rewarded for all of our hard work”, said Carol Steffey, owner of Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast.  The award was presented by Matthew MacLaren, Executive Director of OH & LA and Howard Nusbaum, American Resort Development Association President and Chief Executive Officer on November 22, 2010 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.  For more information about the winner you can visit www.garden-gate.com or call them at 330-674-7608.

Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Book a Murder Mystery Weekend in Ohio in 2011

You can book a murder mystery weekend in Ohio in 2011 if you are a super sleuth.   Are you one of those people that can watch a mystery on television and figure out ‘Who Dun It’?  Now is your chance to put on a costume, maybe some makeup, and play a murder suspect.  One Ohio bed and breakfast offers regular murder mystery weekends with various themes.  You might find yourself at a Hawaiian Luau, a Wine Tasting Festival,  Mardi Gras, or back in the 1950’s.  No previous acting experience is required.  All of the information you will need about your character and other characters is provided in a packet or booklet at the murder mystery.  The mysteries are played in rounds where you will be served a meal and beverages that go along with the theme.  Fun, laughter, and food make these weekends the perfect getaway.  For more information visit the website or call 330-674-7608.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Have a Romantic Getaway in Ohio and Save Money Too

If you are looking for a romantic getaway in Ohio between now and the end of the year take a look at Amish Country Ohio.  Cottages at Garden Gate Get-A-Way will give all guests staying 2 or more nights an Amish Country Coupon Book with over $2000 in savings in the area through 12/30/10.  You can start with a $10 per night savings on their already discounted price and then save on additional items such as restaurants, cheese, chocolate, gift items, yard items and more.  To redeem this offer just call Cottages at Garden Gate Get-A-Way at 330-674-5449 and tell them that you found this offer on their Blog.  There are many special holiday events going on in Holmes County Amish Country this time of year so be sure to check out the Calendar of Events.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Travel Ohio Amish Country and Attend Christmas in Berlin

When you travel Ohio Amish Country you will want to add one special event to your agenda.  It is the annual Christmas in Berlin Nativity Parade.  This is an annual event on Friday evening after Thanksgiving.  There is a living Nativity parade down Main Street that goes to the Square where the Christmas story is told and candlelight caroling with the community.  Afterwards many stores in Berlin open for holiday shopping and offer refreshments.  Stop by Java Jo Coffee Shop for something hot to drink such as cocoa or a specialty coffee drink.  You will find special sales all over Amish Country on Saturday to work on your Christmas shopping.   Stay at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast when you come for this special event.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Friday, November 19, 2010

Berlin Ohio Lodging Recommends Christmas Sale at P.Graham Dunn

One Berlin Ohio lodging owner tells her guests every year about the annual Christmas Sale at P.Graham Dunn.  If you have ever been in a gospel book store you probably have seen their products.  The entire store is filled will inspirational decor from picture prints to wooden carved signs to musical crafts, and much, much more.   There are many styles for many tastes.  Each year they hold a Christmas Sale on Thanksgiving weekend.  There are tons over over-stocks and inventory clearance items.  Sometimes you find sales on brand new merchandise too.  This is also your last chance to purchase items that will be retired soon.  P. Graham Dunn will introduce new inventory this same weekend as well.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast and Cottages at Garden Gate Get-A-Way have some of their pictures on display at at their Berlin Ohio lodging establishments.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One Holmes County Ohio Business Offers Recycled Garden Art

Holmes County Ohio is full of unique and interesting attractions.  One of those places makes recycled garden art from bells, to birdbaths, and more.  It is called Bowden Bells and it is located north and west of Millersburg.  Vince takes oxygen tanks or CO2 canisters and makes bells from them that have the most awesome windchime tones.  Jan has made some of the items too from scrap metal.   Each items is handcrafted and there are no two items exactly alike.  Each time you stop in you will find something new!   If you are looking for a unique and interesting Christmas gift you will want to visit their shop soon.  Stay in our bed and breakfast in Millersburg, Ohio when you visit Bowden Bells.  We can map our directions to other unique places when you visit this shop for recycled garden art.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On Your Next Amish Country Vacation Visit Behalt in Berlin

When you take an Amish Country Vacation near Berlin, Ohio, there are certain places or attractions that you don't want to miss.   One of those places is at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center.  There is a 265 foot mural in the round called Behalt.  The mural was painted by the famous artist Heinz Gaugel and it depicts the history of the Mennonites and Amish.  The tour is narrated and explains the history of the Mennonite and Amish community dating back to Switzerland in 1525 through present day.   Guests to Behalt will also find a short film that talks about the Mennonite & Amish community in Holmes County, Ohio today.  There is also a room of clothing on display where you will find differences in how the various orders of Amish live.  In addition to historical data you will find a gift shop and tourist information at this center just outside of Berlin.  Be sure to call Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast for over night lodging when you visit Berlin and Behalt.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Monday, November 15, 2010

All New Ohio Wine Tours in 2011

Ask Ohio bed and breakfast owners what guests are asking for lately and the answer is Ohio Wine Tours.   They want to visit wineries, cheese factories, purchase chocolates, and dine where wine is served.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, located 2 miles from Berlin, Ohio, has a couple of options in 2011.  In January and February is a Wine & Dine weekend.  Guests will do some wine tasting, go on a winery tour, and have a 3-course dinner with 3 wines.  From March - June guests may participate in an all-day Red, White & You tour.  The daily itinerary includes cheese factories, chocolates, Ohio wineries, wine tasting showrooms, lunch, dinner and more.  There is a driver to take guests around so they can enjoy as much wine as they like.  Reservations should be booked at least one month prior so that guest numbers can be called in to the wineries and restaurants in advance.  There is limited availability so the sooner you can make reservations the better.  This is your chance to check out Ohio Wines and have some fun.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Walnut Creek, Ohio Presents Journey to Bethlehem

There is a new holiday event in town according to an Amish Country Ohio bed and breakfast.     It is called 'Journey to Bethlehem' and it will take place in Walnut Creek, Ohio on December 3, 2010 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Guests will follow luminaries to eight different stops that represent the journey to Bethlehem to find the Christ child.  Your stops at Walnut Creek Furniture, Coblentz Chocolate Company, Carlisle Inn, P. Graham Dunn, Carlisle House of Gifts, Walnut Creek Cheese and The Farm at Walnut Creek are part of the story of meeting King Herod, finding "no room at the Inn", meeting the Wise Men, Shepherds, Angels, visiting the Marketplace, and a Live Nativity.  This is the first time that something like this has been done in Walnut Creek.  Refreshments will be served at The Farm.  They will also be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Millersburg Love Center Food Pantry.  When you come to the Journey stay at our Ohio bed and breakfast.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Don't miss Holidays at the Mansion in Holmes County Ohio

If you visit Holmes County Ohio this Christmas season you won't want to miss Holidays at the Mansion.  It is an annual event at the Victorian House Museum in Millersburg.  It starts November 20th, 2010 and runs through the end of the year.  It all starts with a lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. on the 20th.  Each room of the mansion will be decorated for the holidays.  This 28 room home was built by L.H. Brightman of Cleveland, Ohio.  This wealthy industrialist designed the home in a Queen Anne style.  Today it is listed on the National Register of Historial Places.  It has been featured on HGTV under the Victorian Homes shows.  The latest claim to fame is that Ohio Paranormal Research has found signs of ghosts in the home.  Once you've seen the home you will want to return every year for the holiday decorations.  Holidays at the Mansion will be open Monday - Thursday from 1-4 p.m. and from 1-8 p.m. on Friday - Sunday.   Be sure to stay at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast when you come to Holidays at the Mansion.
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Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Friday, November 12, 2010

Amish Country Tours Highlight Amish Christmas Traditions

Visit Holmes County,Ohio and check out Amish Country tours in November and December 2010 that highlight Amish Christmas Traditions.  Some people believe that the Amish don't celebrate Christmas.  Others think that they celebrate with the same gifts, decorations, etc. that the rest of the world does.  This tour will answer all of your questions and myths.  You will make stops along the route where an Amish woman hand dips and carves candles.  At another stop you will see where the Amish shop for Christmas gifts.  The tour includes dinner in an Amish home with traditional holiday foods.  The tour starts on a Saturday afternoon so if you come for the weekend there is plenty of time left for shopping.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg, Ohio Recommends Christmas Tree Festival

Warther Museum is about to host their 17th Christmas Tree Festival sponsored by the Union Hospital Auxiliary.  Over 80 trees from table top trees to large, 8-foot trees will be decorated and for sale.  The dates of the Christmas Tree Festival are November 13-21, 2010.  The proceeds are given to the hospital for patient care equipment.  The tour ticket includes admission to Mooney Warther's home.  The home just became available for tours to the public in April 2010.  There are many things to do in the area so be sure to check out a bed and breakfast in Millersburg, Ohio to be in the heart of all of the activities and events including Warther Museum.

View 2010 Warther's Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Tree Show in a larger map Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall Harvest Muffins with Cranberries are a Great Addition to Thanksgiving

Our bed and breakfast inn in Ohio has over 1000 muffin recipes to share with guests as part of their breakfast each day.   If you are looking for something special this Thanksgiving try one of our bed and breakfast recipes for Fall Harvest Muffins.  The ingredients include cranberries, apples and carrots. 
Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees.
Combine 2 cups of shredded apples with 1 1/3 cups of sugar and let stand for 5 minutes. 
Add 1 cup of chopped cranberries,  1 cup of shredded carrots, 2 beaten eggs, and 1/2 cup of canola oil. 
In a separate bowl combine 2.5 cups of flour, 1 T. of Baking Powder, 1 t. Baking Soda, 1 T. Cinnamon, and 1/2 t. salt.
Combine the 2 mixtures until just moistened.  Fill in baking cups and bake for 25-30 until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Your guests are sure to love these tasty muffins.

Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Amish Country Inn in Berlin Recommends Holiday Happenings

Ask the owner of this Amish Country Inn in Berlin what to do this weekend in town and she'll have a list of things!   To start with, Tis The Season, Ohio's largest, year-round Christmas store is holding their 14th annual open house November 11-13, 2010.  You will find specials throughout the store, entertainment, refreshments, and more.  While you are in Berlin be sure to stop by the Berlin Village Gift Barn for their open house.  Save 20% on Thursday, 10% on Friday and get a free gift on Saturday.  Another don't miss event is the 2nd annual P.Graham Dunn open house hosted by LeeAnn Miller on November 11 & 12 at the Dalton location.  You will find demonstrations in chocolate making, cooking, holiday decorations, find food, specials at the store each evening.  November 13th starts the annual Christmas Tree Festival at Warther Museum in Dover.  The trees and wreaths will be for sale with the money going to charity.  In addition to these special events you can stop by Coblentz Chocolates for some holiday treats and visit area gift shops like Wendell August Forge for some unique Christmas gifts.  Be sure to stay at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast when you come for these special events.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Make Soap on your next Ohio Amish Country Getaway

Some people like to "get their hands dirty" on your next Ohio Amish Country Getaway you can "get your hands clean"!  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast has hooked up with a local shop that makes and sells soaps.  Bed and Breakfast guests will start their evening with a 4-course gourmet dinner followed by a soap making class.  They will learn what is good and bad in the soaps you may currently be using, how good soap is made, and will leave with a soap making kit to make your own soap at home.  This special weekend package will be offered in March 2011 and Mothers Day weekend.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com