Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast

6041 Township Road 310, Millersburg, Ohio 44654
Innkeeper(s): Carol Steffey
  • Welcome to the Garden Gate-A-Way Bed & Breakfast

    Welcome to the Garden Gate-A-Way Bed & Breakfast

  • Garden Gate Get-A-Way B&B Tour Bus

    Garden Gate Get-A-Way B&B Tour Bus

  • Fairy Garden at B&B

    Fairy Garden at B&B

  • Garden by Campfire

    Garden by Campfire

  • Romantic Cottages with Jacuzzi & Fireplace

    Romantic Cottages with Jacuzzi & Fireplace

  • Fall Colors

    Fall Colors

  • Some Breakfast Buffet Choices

    Some Breakfast Buffet Choices

 

Thanksgiving in Ohio Amish Country 13 Oct 2014, 9:39 am

If you are a “Thanksgiving orphan” where family and friends are going elsewhere leaving you alone for the holiday then why not spend Thanksgiving in Ohio Amish Country?  We suggest arriving on Wednesday so that you can explore the area, pick up some cheese to snack on or local baked goods.  On Thursday some of our local restaurants have wonderful Thanksgiving dinner options.  Those restaurants include Farmstead in Berlin, Tarragon in Millersburg, or Chalet in the Valley near Charm.  Don’t rush home after the holiday because on Friday is the annual living Nativity parade in Berlin in the evenings. The shops will be open at night after the parade and providing refreshments.  On Saturday P. Graham Dunn, and many other stores, kick off the holiday shopping season with open houses, sales, and new merchandise.

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Ohio Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop 6 Oct 2014, 7:31 am

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Ohio Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop.    It is a four day event where you receive a “Passport” to the participating quilt and fabric shops.  At each shop you will receive a free pattern for the project of the year.  You even have the chance to purchase a fabric kit at each store to create the block that you received the pattern for. Throughout the shop hop you can purchase fabric, see quilts, watch demonstrations, and enter to win prizes!

When:  October 29-November 1, 2014

Where:  Ohio Amish Country

Time:   8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Wed.- Fri.); 8:30 am. – 6:00 p.m. (Sat)

Participating Shops:

  • Country Charm Fabrics, Jeromesville
  • Country Craft Cupboard, Berlin
  • The Fabric Peddler Wadsworth
  • Gramma Fannie’s Quilt Barn, Berlin
  • Helping Hands Quilt Shop, Berlin
  • Lone Star Quilts, Mt. Hope
  • Mercantile on Main, Coshocton
  • Millers Dry Goods, Charm
  • Ohio Star Quilts, Akron
  • Paw Patch Quilt Shop, Mt. Vernon

There are so many things to do near Berlin, Charm and Mt. Hope that you will probably want to spend the entire weekend there and visit the gift shops, Amish bakeries, cheese factories, bulk food stores, and more.  You will also be able to enjoy the end of the Fall colors at this time of year.  October is the busiest month of the year in Amish Country so if you plan to spend the night you will want to make reservations well in advance.   Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio 330-674-7608

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Ohio Amish Country Fall Events and Bucket List 22 Sep 2014, 2:24 pm

There are so many Fall colors, Ohio Amish Country Fall events, and exciting things like watching the Amish plow their fields, that you will want to book a couple of nights stay to.  Contrary to what you may think, Autumn is not a slow time in Holmes County, Ohio.  In fact, it is the busiest time of year!  Some of the Fall Festivals include:

  • Sept. 26 & 27, 2014  Ohio Swiss Festival.  This festival is held in Sugarcreek, Ohio, which is known as “Little Switzerland”.  The festival is over 50 years old and has parades, car shows, music, food, cheese, wine, 5k run, and more.
  • October 4 & 5, 2014  Holmes County Antique Festival.  A little bit of everything from antiques shops, antique booths outdoors, demonstrations, music, food, parade, car show, 5k race, etc.
  • October 4, 2014 Oktoberfest.   Heini’s Gourmet Market in Sugarcreek has both a beer tasting bar and wine tasting bar, along with gourmet foods for sale and a lunch counter.  During this festival you will hear German music, purchase bratwurst and other German foods, and sample some Heinis Cheese.
  • October 10 & 11, 2014 Charm Days.    This started as a charity auction and over the years now includes bake sale, flea market, homemade foods, and special sales in the shops.
  • October 11 Fall Festival at Farm at Walnut Creek.  Tour this Amish farm and see horseshoeing, broom making, sheep shearing, spinning, take a horsedrawn wagon ride, and indulge in some wonderful food.
  • October 17-19, 2014 Apple Butter Stirrin.  Historic Roscoe Village is an old Erie Canal Town with historical tours, shops, restaurants, and this weekend you will find them making Apple Butter in copper kettles on the streets.  The festival includes candle making demos, hat making, boat rides, and more.

So make some room reservations to attend the Ohio Amish Country Fall events and start checking off your Fall Bucket List.  Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction is a Must See 31 Jul 2014, 10:00 am

The Ohio Haiti Benefit Auction is in its 27th year to help the homeless in Haiti, feed the hungry, and help the sick.  There are so many poor people in Haiti that need help that much of Holmes County and the surrounding communities come together to hold this benefit auction each year.

When:     August 30, 2014  (Preview 8/29/14)
Where:    Mt. Hope Auction Yard, Mt. Hope, Ohio
Friday:    4:00 p.m. Open House; 5:00 Quilt Inspection & Food Stands; 7:00 Singing Program
Saturday:  8:00 a.m. Furniture & Specialty Items; 8:30 a.m. Tool Auction; 10:00 a.m. Quilts & Outside Auction

You will find about 100 handmade quilts and wall hangings, garage and storage barns, quality handcrafted furniture, handmade toys, outdoor furniture and playsets, antique tractors, lawn mowers, carriages, outdoor pergola, wood-fired pizza oven, and more.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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Special Trollbeads Event in Berlin, Ohio 29 Jul 2014, 8:30 am

Do you collect Trollbeads?  Have you always wondered how they are made?  Now is your chance at a special event in Berlin, Ohio.   The Berlin Village Gift Barn and Country Gatherings are hosting one of the artisans and they have a huge selection of Trollbeads for sale.

What:    Trollbeads Artisan Event
Where:  Country Gatherings Gift Shop
When:   Friday, September 12, 2014 from 1-4 p.m.
Details:  Scott Bouwens, a Trollbeads artisan, will demonstrate how every glass Trollbead comes to life.  You will gain product knowledge and receive training on these lovely beads.

Main Street (SR39) in Berlin is loaded with gift shops, bakery, restaurants, antiques, and more.  Be sure to make reservations to stay over the entire weekend because there is so much to do.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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2014 Ohio Swiss Festival in Sugarcreek 27 Jul 2014, 8:00 am

It’s hard to believe that 2014 marks the 62nd annual Ohio Swiss Festival.  Sugarcreek is home to Swiss immigrants which leaves no surprise that there are five Swiss cheese factories in the area.  The festival has grown each year to include arts & crafts, wine & cheese tasting, a 5k and 10k run, games, entertainment, tons of food, and parades.  Be amazed at the huge Alphorns and the skill it takes to blow them.

When:  September 26 & 27, 2014
Where: Sugarcreek, Ohio
Friday:  Kids Parade, Craft Tent, Entertainment starts at Noon, Wine & Cheese tasting
Saturday: Antique Car Parade, Grand Parade, Craft Tent, 5k & 10k runs, continuous Entertainment, Wine & Cheese tasting

In addition to festival events you can shop the shops on Main Street, visit the restaurants, bulk food store, buy chocolates, and more.  Helpful Hint:  Bring lawn chairs!  The parades are fun but standing for long periods of time is not.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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Ohio Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop 25 Jul 2014, 7:30 am

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Ohio Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop.    It is a four day event where you receive a “Passport” to the participating quilt and fabric shops.  At each shop you will receive a free pattern for the project of the year.  You even have the chance to purchase a fabric kit at each store to create the block that you received the pattern for. Throughout the shop hop you can purchase fabric, see quilts, watch demonstrations, and enter to win prizes!

When:  October 29-November 1, 2014
Where:  Ohio Amish Country
Time:   8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Wed.- Fri.); 8:30 am. – 6:00 p.m. (Sat)
Participating Shops:

  • Country Charm Fabrics, Jeromesville
  • Country Craft Cupboard, Berlin
  • The Fabric Peddler Wadsworth
  • Gramma Fannie’s Quilt Barn, Berlin
  • Helping Hands Quilt Shop, Berlin
  • Lone Star Quilts, Mt. Hope
  • Mercantile on Main, Coshocton
  • Millers Dry Goods, Charm
  • Ohio Star Quilts, Akron
  • Paw Patch Quilt Shop, Mt. Vernon
There are so many things to do near Berlin, Charm and Mt. Hope that you will probably want to spend the entire weekend there and visit the gift shops, Amish bakeries, cheese factories, bulk food stores, and more.  You will also be able to enjoy the end of the Fall colors at this time of year.  October is the busiest month of the year in Amish Country so if you plan to spend the night you will want to make reservations well in advance.  Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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Beer Tasting is something new in Ohio Amish Country 23 Jul 2014, 11:08 am

If you visited Ohio Amish Country ten years ago you probably couldn’t find a place to buy a beer let alone participate in a beer tasting.  Things have changed!  When you cruise along State Route 39 you will find more than gift shops and cheese factories.
In Millersburg, Ohio is the Millersburg Brewing Company.  It is located in an historical building right on Main Street and serves at least eight homemade brews.  The beers are named after local places such as Lot 21, named after the first settlement in Millersburg.  Since customers range from novices to “beer snobs” they have produced various beers with special ingredients.  If you visit with a non-beer-drinker you will be pleased to see that they offer wine tasting as well.  They do not currently have a food license but they are located next to Bags Sports Pub and allow patrons to bring food over from the pub.
In the Sugarcreek area is Heini’s Gourmet Market.  They offer cheese, spices, and various foods made in Ohio.  In addition they have a wine tasting bar and a beer tasting bar.  Their beer selections include beers from Ohio but also as far away as the Hofbräuhaus in Germany.
Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast owns a tour bus and on the 4th Saturday of every month they offer the “Brewery Bus”.  They take guests out for four hours to the two establishments listed above and let them go beer tasting.  The $15 per person cost provides the transporation/designated driver.  All tasting and food is at the expense of the B&B guest.
In addition to the places mentioned there are places to purchase beer and take it back to your bed and breakfast to enjoy in the evening.  You probably won’t find the Amish in these places but you can enjoy beer while visiting Amish Country.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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Train Buffs Will Love Orrville Railroad Day in Ohio 21 Jul 2014, 11:00 am

There is an old railroad depot in Orrville, Ohio that dates back to 1868.  The signal tower is there as well.  Throughout the year passenger excursions are offered using diesel locomotives and steam locomotives.  An historical society keeps it up today and there are special events such as:

What:     Orrville Railroad Day
When:    Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time:     Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Details:  Displays, Train Layouts in The Depot, Train track car rides, food, entertainment
Cost:      Rides are $2.00 per ride
Location:  245 McGill, Orrville, OH


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

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Lincoln Highway “Buy Way” is Ohio’s Largest Yard Sale 19 Jul 2014, 7:30 am


What:  Lincoln Highway Buy Way Yard Sale
When: August 7, 8, and 9, 2014
Where:  Along the Lincoln Highway (which roughly parallels US Route 30 in Ohio)

This is one of the largest yard sales ever!  From Indiana, through Ohio, all the way to West Virginia, people will be holding yard sales at the same time!  You can pick up a guide map by clicking here.  In 2014 the Lincoln Highway sale falls on the same dates at Route 127 sales which will be a dream for garage sale fans and American Pickers.

The first year of this sale, over 10 years ago,  there were only about 250 yards sales but last year there were over 1200 individual sale events.  You might event learn a little about the history and culture of America’s first coast-to-coast road and the towns that you pass through on this trip.

Some communities take advantage of the sale dates to host festivals, car shows, food events, and more.  When you pass through Wayne County, Ohio be sure to drop down to Holmes County and visit the World’s Largest Amish Community before returning to your shopping mission.  Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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