The Lamplight Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Romance in the Heart of Amish County
In the heart of Ohio Amish Country, you may be surprised to find unparalleled beauty, culture, and generosity. But, at the Lamplight Inn Bed and Breakfast, expect to find exactly that.
Voted the “Best B&B in NE Ohio,” The Lamplight Inn is known far and wide for its quiet and gorgeous countryside, its enchanting sunset views, and its stunning woodwork and furnishings. However, the bed and breakfast boasts two special features that make this Inn stand out above all others: music and flowers.
Each morning, guests are welcome to generous and delicious homemade meals, accompanied by piano playing and tunes performed by “The Singing Innkeeper.” An ideal location for romantic getaways and anniversaries, the innkeepers claim another talent beyond harmony: extensive gardens and landscapes, featuring a seasonal array of over 10,000 tulips, each tending and tended and grown on-site. The elegance and comfort of your chamber can be accompanied by various specials including flowers, romance packages, chocolate-covered strawberries, golf packages, and “Amish County Specialties” gift baskets.
From the peace of your stately room, guests have access to a self-serve food bar maintained for evening snacks. The property, while secluded, is within walking distance of Main Street. Enjoy the local culture from the Wendell August Forge, Hennis and Guggisburg cheeses, Amish flea markets, and the shops in the Village of Berlin.
Very clean rooms & great location. Named "Best B&B NE Ohio" 4 yrs. in a row! Awarded the highest 3-star rating as "Editor's Favorite" in The INNside Scoop B&B, The Lamplight Inn B&B of Berlin, Ohio welcomes guests to enjoy breathtaking views and experience an atmosphere of elegance, romantic vocal/piano serenades by "The Singing Innkeeper" during the delicious sit-down breakfast hour. Enjoy a ballad with your breakfast!
The Lamplight Inn awaits your arrival... Welcoming candles shine from every window and beckon you to come and make a memory.
Surrounded by miles of countryside.
Atop a verdant knoll nestled in the heart of Amish Country, the semi-Victorian Inn is located within walking distance of quaint downtown Berlin.
Innkeepers Larry and Helen Wilgus delight in providing their guests with excellent lodging amenities in addition to warm and friendly hospitality, while affording them complete privacy and beautifully decorated rooms with breathtaking views.
Each room has a private entrance and bath, satellite TV, DVD player, four rooms with Jacuzzi tub and fireplace.
Beautiful woodwork and furnishings... Wraparound porch overlooks Amish farms... Breathtaking views and sunsets... Warm and friendly... Meticulous care inside and out.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Larry Wilgus for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
We are in a key location & facility was built to be a B&B.
What are you best known for?
Delicious breakfasts with live piano music.
What makes your inn unique?
Large guest rooms and stunning view of Amish countryside
What do you love most about your inn?
Nicely decorated to relax.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
We have the largest population of Amish in the world.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Very clean rooms.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
We have 3-4 days of venues to enjoy.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Visit local chamber tourism for updated events.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
All the shops on Main St. are .02 mile away from our inn, yet very quiet.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 7 guests rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets.
Large Sitting Room with Fireplace and Large Screen TV
- Light snacks
- Coffee, teas & sodas
A hearty, home-cooked breakfast will include romantic serenades from the grand piano, played and sung by the Innkeeper himself.
A self-serve snack bar is stocked and available for late night munchers each evening.
Spacious dining room with two large oak tables
Guests have the option of joining others around the fireplace in the comfy Gathering Room where there are games, DVDs, large screen TV and interesting conversation. Or, they may choose to lounge on the upper or lower wraparound porches that grace the lovely home. From these observation points, guests find pleasure in hearing the distant church bells, in watching travels of the Amish and listening to the clip clop cadence of their noble horses as they guide the buggy on the winding roads below, or in simply absorbing the beauty of the farmland and nature surrounding the Inn.
Things to Do
- Wendell August Forge
- Heinis Cheese
- Amish Flea Market
- Village of Berlin (lots of shops)
- Behalt - Amish, Mennonite History
- Lehmans Hardware
- Mt. Hope Auction
- Guggisburg Cheese
- Victorian House in Millersburg
Tulips at The Lamplight Inn B&B
The "Singing Innkeeper" also has a green thumb! More than 7,000 tulips are expected to bloom from late April through mid-May on the grounds of The Lamplight Inn B&B located in Berlin, known as the "heart" of Ohio's Amish country, which is the world's largest Amish/Mennonite community.
The colors are different each year. 7,000 mid-Spring Tulips.
Voted "Best NE Ohio B&B" for four consecutive years, The Lamplight Inn B&B features seven elegantly decorated guestrooms, each with its own distinctive color scheme and decor. All seven rooms offer private baths. Five of the guestrooms feature a king bed. Four "deluxe" king rooms offer a cozy fireplace and a luxury bath with a jetted tub and a large walk-in shower. One queen room and one king room feature standard baths with tub/shower combination. "Hillside Suite," located in the spacious walk-out area of the lower level and decorated to capture "old world" charm, offers a queen bed, standard bath, fully equipped kitchen and dinette.
16-ft. music note at the b&b entrance is filled with 700 tulips.
Situated atop softly rolling hills, the 9-year-old country-Victorian inn is a quiet respite offering guests a spectacular view of Amish farms, grazing horses, flowering meadows, and winding lanes. A wrap-around porch lined with comfortable rocking chairs, and a screened gazebo provide plenty of space for relaxing and enjoying the great view. Within walking distance are shops galore along the main street of Berlin. Unique crafts, candles, furniture, quilts, and antiques delight visitors from all over the world.
Spring is breathtakingly beautiful at the Inn, presenting a brilliant array of tulips in a variety of colors. Innkeeper Larry employed Amish neighbor, Dan Miller, to create a 16-ft. steel frame in the shape of a music note. The frame is filled with 700 "Tequila Sunrise" tulips which produce stunning 5" blooms in a colorful combination of peach and red-orange, along with a mixture of gold and red tulips. This vivid display graces the front entrance to the inn and shouts a happy welcome as guests arrive.
Carrying the tulip theme indoors, guests enjoy an evening cup of tea or hot cocoa with Innkeeper Helen's almond-flavored cut-out cookies in the shape of a tulip, frosted in vivid colors similar to the real tulips!
Approximately 3,000 tulips in another bed. The rich purple is named "Negrita". The white is named "Catharina".The rich orange is named "Amazone".
A hearty country breakfast is served each day at 8:30 a.m. in the spacious dining room. Breakfast favorites include Stuffed French Toast, Baked German Apple Pancake with Vanilla Cream Sauce, Oven Scrambled Eggs, or a Vegetable Egg Casserole, served with fresh fruit, hash browns or thick-sliced buttered toast, and breakfast meats. Several recipes are featured at the inn's website. An additional treat during the morning meal are romantic serenades from the grand piano, played and sung by Innkeeper Larry. Selections include arrangements by George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, plus a variety of familiar show tunes. Guests have discovered that The Lamplight Inn is a perfect setting for anniversaries and other special occasions.
Easy online reservations may be made at www.thelamplightinn.com or by giving us a call. It is highly recommended that reservations be made at least one month in advance to insure lodging availability.
How to Find Us
- Turn right on 39
- Next light, N. Market St., turn right
- Pass water tower
- Lamplight Inn is on the right
- Take 39 East
- First light in Berlin turn left
- N. Market St., pass water tower
- Lamplight Inn is on the right
"To the Lamplight Inn we have spent 3 glorious night at the end one time we showed up without reservation and was able to stay the evening . The owners are very accomdating and the the food and entertainment is top notch , the of the area is appropiate for the setting of the Inn with adjacent farms of The Amish and there culture is amazing to observe . The Inn is of the beaten path in a quite setting amongst Amish farms. The Amish craftmanship in the Inn is very beautiful and very well laid out to accomdate the tourist trade."
Robert & Alice Goodfellow
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