Friday, March 21, 2014

One on One With an Amish Family

Many of the guests that stay at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast do so because they are interested in learning more about Amish culture and customs. They have heard that Holmes County and the surrounding area is home to the world's largest Amish community.  On very special option for these guests is to experience dinner with an Amish family.  The B&B has a couple of Amish neighbors that cook exclusively for their B&B.  Unlike the local tour company that will send a motor coach full of guests to an Amish home for dinner where it feels more like a restaurant, this bed and breakfast may just send 2 guests to eat with their Amish neighbors.  Keep in mind that the Amish don't have cars to run out to the grocery store at the last minute for baking supplies so you should allow at least one week notice before requesting this experience.  The menu consists of homemade bread and salad, followed by meat, potatoes, noodles, vegetable, beverage and dessert.  The Amish dinner is served family-style so you will not walk away hungry.  You can make dinner reservations at the same time that you book your guest room.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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