The Pine Loft & Maple Lane Farmhouse
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Bobby, Beth and Brooke Hershberger have been operating the Pine Loft Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg Ohio since Spring of 2000. More accommodations were added in the Fall of 2009 when they opened up Maple Lane Farmhouse for guests. Whether you are looking for a cozy, quiet get away for two or you are traveling with family and friends, they would enjoy hosting you. Both lodging areas are located on a 100 + acre farm and are within walking distance of each other when using the old farm lane or 1/2 mile driving distance.
The Pine Loft rests on a hill surrounded by farmland where guests can take in the peaceful beauty of the countryside. One may see wild turkeys and deer as they walk the mowed paths around the farm.
Maple Lane Farmhouse is located down over the hill from the Pine Loft. It sits on a hillside and is located near the barn and implement buildings. You will see Holstein heifers grazing in different pastures around the farm.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Beth Hershberger for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Peace, quiet, retreat away from hustle/bustle.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Friendly hospitality, coffee cake, very clean and comfortable accommodations, value-priced
Located in the middle of a 100+ acre working farm, close to shopping areas, child friendly
The setting and view (located on top of a hill with view all around countryside)
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Holmes County is the center of the largest Amish Community in U.S.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
One of the most complimentary comments received: "Since we are teachers, we feel it necessary to you give you an A+ on the report card for every possible category: cleanliness, hospitality, a reasonable price, and attention to every possible detail. Of course, God made the natural surroundings, and we were overwhelmed by the tranquility and serenity, which enveloped us during our stay. I hardly have to add that we definitely plan to return.”
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Hospitality! You will find people willing to take time to answer questions or offer information about the area.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Furniture Stores with quality, locally made hardwood furniture
Lehman's Hardware in Kidron, P. Graham Dunn - inspirational art work with factory and main store in Dalton, OH
Two local flea markets open March through end of December
Food: Restaurants with Amish cooking abound!
Coblentz Chocolates; delicious Cheese and Trail Bologna;
Museums: Warther Museum (in Dover soon coming to Sugarcreek)
Victorian House in Millersburg
Family/Children: Rolling Ridge Ranch and The Farm at Walnut Creek have all kinds of animals and offer wagon rides
Coshocton Water Park in summer
Rails to Trails is a 15 mile paved old railroad bed that connects Fredericksburg to Killbuck - can bike, walk, buggies travel on here
State Park: Mohican State Park
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
We are rural--we have a mile of mowed walking paths around our farm; you can see the heifers grazing in the pastures;
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Mrs. Yoder's in Mt. Hope; Hotel Millersburg; Bags Sports Pub; Coblentz Chocolates!!
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
The Pine Loft has one room with two queen beds and sleeper sofa; Maple Lane Farmhouse has three bedrooms with two queens, full bed, two twin beds, and queen sleeper sofa
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets, but recommend the following boarding facilities:
Brigadoon Canine University & Lodging: (877) 743-0396 website: www.theBCU.com
East Holmes Veterinary Clinic: (330) 893-2057
The Pine Loft Bed and Breakfast & Maple Lane Farmhouse offer a great value for excellent accommodations in the Amish community of Holmes County. With its two queen-sized beds and sleeper sofa, the Pine Loft Bed and Breakfast can easily accommodate a small family or group of friends. Amenities include a private bath, skylights, gas fireplace, flat-screen TV and DVD player, stereo/CD player, reading materials, games, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. The kitchenette is outfitted with appliances, serving utensils and the makings for your self-serve continental breakfast: coffee cake, bread, juice, milk, cereal, fruit, coffee, teas and hot chocolate.
Ideal for large families and groups, the Maple Lane Farmhouse offers all the comforts of home. You’ll have plenty of sprawling space with three bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen and similar breakfast staples as the Pine Loft Bed and Breakfast, and laundry room. A gas fireplace, air-conditioning, stereo, Dish Network TV and DVD player are among its features. The rocking chairs in the front and back porches are great spots to catch the beautiful country sunsets. Like to barbecue? You’ll appreciate the charcoal grill, picnic tables and campfire area.
Area attractions include shopping opportunities (locally made hardwood furniture, antiques, crafts, P. Graham factory and store), museums (such as Millersburg Glass), Amish restaurants and Mohican State Park. If you brought your little ones along, they will enjoy seeing the animals and taking the wagon rides at Rolling Ranch and The Farm at Walnut Creek.
The Hershbergers have hosted many guests and continue to enjoy the friendships they have made over the years. They invite you to see why guests return year after year:
The Pine Loft:
“We enjoyed the coffee cake and hearing the wind blowing through the trees and cornstalks...such a change from the noise of the city.”
“Enjoyed another nice visit to your farm. It is such a pretty, peaceful area. Took a nice long walk this morning with Nellie at our side, worked up an appetite for the great coffee cake.”
“Thank you Beth and Bobby for your warm hospitality in this oasis of peace and beauty. My spirit is always refreshed and renewed after spending a night here. Watching morning dawn over the cornfields was especially beautiful.”
“What a terrific space to use as our home base while exploring Holmes County. Great value in pricing as well compared to other places we’ve stayed. We were looking for a “non-commercial” place to stay and we certainly found it here.”
Maple Lane Farmhouse:
“Quiet morning walks taken enjoying some windfall apples and pears, “helping nature” multiply the jewelweed along the road. Afternoons and evenings enjoyed on the porch, windows open to enjoy the fresh air and rhythmic sounds of the crickets. Breakfast spent in our clean and supplied kitchen"
“Thank you so much for sharing your facilities with our whole family so we could have some good bonding time together over the Christmas holidays. This house was absolutely excellent--so homey, decorated nicely, a perfect setup. We couldn’t have wanted any better arrangement.”
“We truly appreciate having a place for all of us to stay, be together and have enough room, too!! The coffee cake was wonderful and the kitchen was even ”fun”! We loved being able to have supper ready at the end of our day of running! Thank you for having the crock pot I asked about!
Location and Directions
The Pine Loft and Maple Lane Farmhouse are approximately 10 minutes west of Millersburg. We are located about one mile north of State Route 39, the designated scenic highway, which takes you to Millersburg, Berlin, Walnut Creek, Sugarcreek. (Note: The Rails to Trails bike/hiking path can be accessed in Millersburg--the 15 mile trail now connects Fredericksburg to Killbuck.)
- From the square of Millersburg take 39 WEST five miles
- Turn RIGHT on Township Road 265 (Landmark: TR 265 is just beyond a farm on your right with 2 silos.)
- Stop at the FIRST crossroad (265 and 262)
- Turn LEFT on TR 262. The Pine Loft is the first place on the LEFT
- Maple Lane Farmhouse is about a 1/2 mile beyond the Pine Loft
- Turn left at the SECOND lane (long lane lined with trees) past the Pine Loft
Road signs are not very big in Holmes County, so pay extra attention to directions and landmarks!