Charm travel gives you the opportunity to get a peek at the Amish way of life. Referred to by Ohioans simply as "Amish country," the quaint community always welcomes its visitors with a marvelous atmosphere and picturesque country scenery. BBOnline recommends taking in some of the various Amish attractions during your visit to Charm.
Heini's Cheese Chalet & Country Mall
6005 County Road 77
Millersburg, OH 44654
Situated in one corner of Charm, this unique place produces 70 varieties of cheese. The Cheese Chalet has its retail outlet where free samples of cheese are available for the visitors. Take some of Heini's Gourmet Cheese back to your Charm inn, to enjoy in the evening. All of the delicious Gourmet cheese is prepared right here at Heini's. The chalet offers you a glimpse at the art of cheese making, from its vast history to the depth of the cheese processing technique.
Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
5798 County Road 77
Berlin, Ohio 44610
Established in 1981, the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center is well known for its Behalt Cyclorama, an extensive 265-foot mural illustrating the Amish and Mennonite people. This center features exhibits detailing the Amish culture and lifestyle in a very artistic way, making it a fun way to learn about the Amish heritage during your Charm travel. A gift shop is also on site, so that you can pick up a few souvenirs from your trip. Handmade crafts, books and videos are just a few of the items sold there.
Helping Hand Quilt Shop & Museum
4818 SR 39
Berlin, OH 44610
Started in the 1970s on a front porch, Helping Hands has grown rapidly with many new ideas and products. This place has some uniquely designed fabrics, quilts, embroideries, quilt frames and many other quilt supplies. A tour of Helping Hands shows you a beautiful collection of fabrics on display in the museum. They also have books, gifts and quilting stencils, patterns, fabric bundles and many items available for you to purchase.
Amish Heartland Tours
P.O. Box 462
Berlin, Ohio 44610
Charm travel wouldn't be complete without experiencing the Amish culture firsthand, and the Amish Heartland Tour gives you just that. Tours are scheduled on a daily basis, and range from a typical day tour or one that explores the various seasons. Tours include a wide range of categories such as the History and Heritage Tour, Amish Home Tour, Buggy rides, Dinner and Back Road Tour and Fun of the Farm Tour. It's a great way to explore the countryside, and relish in a hearty Amish meal when you stay at a Charm bed and breakfast.
Amish Country Riding Stables
5025 SR 557
Charm, Ohio 44617
Located at the Guggisberg Swiss Inn, the Amish Country Riding Stables offers horseback riding, lessons and seasonal sleigh rides. The owner of the inn, Eric Guggisberg, is an experienced horseback rider, and provides guided rides through Amish country for visitors. You don't have to be a guest at the Guggisberg Swiss Inn to participate in the rides. During the winter months, guests can enjoy a sleigh ride - weather permitting - to help them unwind after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. If you're lucky, you'll have a light snowfall during your trip, creating a perfect setting for a romantic sleigh ride.