Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wine Tasting Weekends are a hit at Ohio Bed and Breakfast

Ohio is known for their delicious wine and wine tasting weekends allow people to do wine tasting, cheese tasting, and indulge in gourmet dinners.   Each winery is a little different.  Some feature sweeter wines, some feature more dry wines, and others are known for their cuisine that is paired with wine.  An Ohio bed and breakfast in Amish Country offers guests the full experience.  It starts with a designated driver so that you can sample as much wine as you like.  The tours always include at least one stop at a cheese factory so that guests may purchase their favorite cheese to pair with the wine that they purchase.  Some of the oldest cheese factories in the State are in Amish Country Ohio.  Some tours include a visit to a chocolate factory too!  The tours include a winery tour.  Learn how wine is made, what makes a good wine, and get your questions answered about the wine making process and bottling process.  For the innkeepers the favorite stop on the tours is Ravens Glenn Winery.  Guests start with a winery tour, participate in a wine tasting, and end the evening with a fantastic dinner chosen by the chef who has paired various wines to accompany each course.  For more information visit the website for these Amish Country wine tours.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ohio Amish Country Getaway Includes Murder Mystery & Wine

One would expect to see Amish craftsmen on their Ohio Amish Country getaway, but did you know that you can participate in a murder mystery weekend and tour wineries?  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast hosts murder mysteries with several themes.  One of them is Taste For Wine & Murder, with a wine festival setting.  The menu includes locally made wine and cheese.  While you are in the area let your innkeepers map out a wine and cheese trail to try some Ohio wines.

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

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Romantic Getaways in Ohio for Valentines Day

An award-winning bed and breakfast has created the perfect romantic getaways in Ohio for Valentines.   When you check-in you'll be greeted with some wine and chocolates to start your weekend.  On Saturday you'll have time to explore Holmes County Amish Country.  In the evening you'll gather with other bed and breakfast guests for a candlelight dinner followed by a concert by Bud Preston.   Learn more about this Ohio Amish Country getaway by watching this video and visiting the website.

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

Friday, December 10, 2010

Murder Mystery Weekend in Ohio Celebrates Mardi Gras

Sign yourself up for a murder mystery weekend in Ohio.  You will play a murder suspect and the theme of this mystery is Mardi Gras.  You will feel like you are in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Start with Hurricane Punch and indulge in a Cajun menu while you play out the mystery.  This package is offered at our Amish Country Ohio bed and breakfast.

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

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Cookie Tour of Inn a Huge Success

The Amish Country Lodging Council in Ohio held their 3rd annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns this past weekend.  Twelve Inns in Holmes County and the surrounding area decorated their places for the holidays and provided refreshments to visitors.  Proceeds from this event are going to Holmes County Hospice and the Love Center food pantry.  Visitors had the option of touring the Inns for the day or spending the night at one of the many bed and breakfasts or hotels.

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

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ohio Amish Country Getaway Includes Famous Author

Meet author, Paul Gaus, on your next Ohio Amish Country Getaway.  An Ohio bed and breakfast is offering a 'Dinner with an Author' series where B&B guests will have dinner with the author, followed by a book talk and book signing.  Paul Gaus is from Ohio and has written a series of murder mysteries that take place in Holmes County Amish Country.  While the books are fiction, a lot of the information about the Amish and how they live is true.  You will hear mention of roads, tree farms, and other places you may have traveled in Holmes County.  These weekend packages will be offered next in Winter 2011.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fill Your Christmas Stockings from Holmes County Ohio Amish Tourist Attractions

Holmes County, Ohio Amish Tourist attractions offer some unique and unusual items to fill your Christmas stockings with.  Everyone can have candy canes, fruit, and nuts, but how about something different this year.  For the guys, you could stop at an Amish general store and pick up a flashlight that doesn't require batteries.  For the little ones you'll find books and toys that are not at the big city toy stores.  Another stop could be at the Amish leather store and you could roll up a handmade belt in a stocking.   For the ladies you could pick up a mini-basket to hold rings and other trinkets.  Bulk food stores will have sweets to help fill your stockings.  The book stores may have something for the reader on your Christmas list.  In addition to the Amish businesses you can stop at Coblentz Chocolate Company, Warther Museum, Bowden Bells, Berlin Village Gift Barn, Carlisle House of Gifts, and among other places to finish off your Christmas list.  A stop at one of our wineries will help fill a large stocking.  If you have lots of shopping to do you can stay over night at an Amish Country Ohio bed and breakfast.  You may even find an item or two in their gift shop to add to your Christmas stockings.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com