The Barn Inn Bed & Breakfast
Amish Meal in Home
Enjoy an authentic Amish home-cooked meal Monday through Saturday, year around. As wonderful as our local restaurants are, no Amish style cooking restaurant matches the feel and flavors of a meal in an Amish home. Come and enjoy the reality of this special people group. You need not take a tour for this experience. The meal includes two types of meats, mashed potatoes, noodles, vegetable, a side salad, rolls, Amish peanut butter spread, beverage, and dessert. Served family style, the food is passed twice. A cookbook is also provided. This dinner requires a minimum of 8 guests. The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast may arrange for our guests to join others to meet the minimum. If you want this meal, please call us, preferrably 10 days in advance so that we can contact our other registered guests to promote this special dinner.
After the meal the family typically shares a little bit about their livlihood and answers general questions; however, are a bit reticent to speak about their culture or religion. If they have children, they will help serve the meal and sometimes sing a few songs. Tip for the children is graciously received; however, tip for the meal is included in the $25 meal cost.
Cost - Over 12 years of age - $25, plus room price for Barn Inn stay
All About Amish Dinner TourAvailable dates:
Amish Homes, Buggies, Dinner & Backroad Tour
Available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Available April 25 - October 26, 2013, 1-7:15 p.m.
1:00 ~ Begins at Yoder's Amish Home, 6050 State Route 515, approximately 3 miles north of Walnut Creek on the right.
You will take a walking tour of two formerly lived-in Amish, historically preserved homes. Enjoy an authentic and exceptionally accurate historic tour through the homestead, enjoy farm animals, shop from the home bakery (baked item not included in price of admission), enjoy a buggy ride, and tour the one-room school house. This stop requires moderate walking and stairs.
3:00 ~ Depart PROMPTLY for the 2 hour Amish Heartland back tour, visit 2 Amish Artisan business along the narrated tour, finalized by a meal in an Amish home (8 people minimum for meal)
5:00 ~ Return to Yoders for those not taking the meal
5:30 ~ Arrive at the Amish home for evening meal
7:15 p.m. ~ Return to Yoder's Amish Home
Cost: $79 per person, Tour & Dinner - Ages 12 and over,
Ages 8-11, $67. Ages 4-7, $59 plus room price for Barn Inn stay
Give us the pleasure of doing the work for you! We would be happy to call and set up tee times at any of our local golf courses for you. Choose between:
Fire Ridge Golf Course located 2.5 miles from the Barn and features 6,296 yards of golf. Receive a $5 discount when we call and book your appointment.
Black Diamond Golf Course, located 9 miles south of the Barn, is set in the beautiful country side of Holmes County. Receive a $7 discount when we call and book your appointment.
Willandale Golf Course located 17.5 miles east of the Barn in Sugarcreek. This course features 27 holes to play on over 166 acres of farmland.
Round Lake Golf Course located 20.6 miles from the Barn in Lakeville and features a full-length 9-hole course perfect for all ages.
Murder in Holmes County is no laughing matter - - - - until now
A murder mystery evening party at The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast with seasoned actors provides intrigue, music, and laughter. It's a "Whodunit" murder mystery where you will play a character in our scenario of murder and mayhem centered around a 1969 class reunion or perhaps another detective mystery. Everyone is suspect, but with good detective work, the culprit will be identified. It's so much fun, it's almost criminal! Centrally located between Cleveland and Columbus, we are sure to be a convenient location for your next weekend murder mystery getaway. Event is available to Barn Inn guests only.
The next Mystery Date is Saturday, January 19, 2013.
Cost per couple for catered set-menu dinner, mystery and entertainment:
Dinner Gratuity $11
Cost is meal, mystery, and gratuity; additionally, guests pay for room of choice and applicable sales taxes.
Check in for mystery 3-5 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m.
Call 330-674-7600 to make your reservations! Several weeks before your mystery weekend you will receive a packet of information in the mail explaining details about your role. You will be assigned a character and be provided a short biography. Create a costume for your character, and get yourself in the mood for a mysteriously wonderful weekend!
Next morning breakfast is provided for all who survived the night.
All Murder Mystery Dinner Reservations require advance reservation and payment. Payment is charged when reservation is made.
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Due to the nature of our scripted Mysteries, there is a 30 day cancellation policy. Mystery cancellations within 30 days of arrival will be responsible for the total amount of $165. Cancellations must be made by telephone.
Prizes will be given for:
Flowers, Chocolate, Cheese, & Crackers
Roasted deluxe cashew/nut mix and Dutch chocolate-covered pretzels $15.00
Chocolate covered pretzels $5.00
One half-pound assorted fine chocolates $8.00
Cake for two (white or chocolate) $15.00
Cake for two (white or chocolate) with card $18.00
Cheese, cracker, & fruit platter $18.00
Dining out at the Inn at Honey Run $60.00
Sparkling juice $6.00
Sparkling Juice and 2 wine glasses $12.00
Flowers (48 hour notice on all) Garden Mix $37.50
One dozen carnations in a vase $37.50
Single rose in bud vase $11.00
Three roses in bud vase $20.00
One dozen roses in vase $59.00
(Cost of roses is higher in certain holiday seasons, such as Valentine's Day.)
Spoiled Rotten!!! Weekend Package
Spoiled Rotten Weekend Package Book a two-night stay with the one you love and be truly spoiled. Upon arrival you will find in your room, a 1-pound box of assorted Coblentz fine chocolates and a Breckenridge Sparkling Golden Peach Juice and Cheese Basket including Baby Swiss Cheese, crackers, and fine cashews.
Shop Holmes County, then upon returning to The Barn Inn, let us spoil each of you with a 30-minute foot massage by a licensed reflexologist.
On the evening of your preference, we will bring hors d'oeuvres to your room.
Price: Cost of room of choice plus $160.00 (couple) and one week advanced notice.
History & Heritage TourAvailable dates:
Available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday~May-October 22
Take in the beauty of the backroads as you learn about the Amish way of life. During the 2-hour back road tour, you will visit one local Amish Artisan and relax with an 8-10 minute buggy ride. The package includes admission to tour the historical mural, "Behalt". The word Behalt means to be remembered or to hold on to. Learn how the Amish and Mennonite struggled for religious freedom and found their way to the New World.
12:30 p.m. Depart for the 2-hour Amish Heartland Tour, Artisan, buggy ride
2:30 p.m. Return to Heritage Center for Historic Tour
Cost: Adults, 12 and over $57, Children ages 8 - 11 $49, Children ages 4 - 7 $29, plus room price for Barn Inn stay
Progressive Meal TourAvailable dates:
2013 Schedule: April 20, May 11, June 15, August 10, September 14, October 26, November 9
This exception tour gives you the opportunity to explore the back road, view work horses in fields, buggies, rural life typical of a century ago, and the opportunity to enjoy the persons and foods of the Amish society. Tours are provided in climate-controlled sightseeing vehicles and narration on a PA system.
Breakfast Menu - Egg, bacon, hash brown, & mushroom quiche, sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage, homemade cinnamon rolls, fruit slush, orange juice, and coffee.
Haystack Lunch - A favorite Amish tradition where you will build your own meal with layers upon layers of crushed crackers, white rice, a sloppy joe hamburger filling, chopped lettuce, raisins, diced tomatoes and green peppers, onions, melted cheese, and crushed Doritos chips. Dessert is the forever favorite "Pitch Fork Apple Cobbler".
Dinner and Dessert, much like an Amish wedding feast, consists of homemade bread, roast beef, baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, noodles, beverage, pies and coffee.
Cameras are welcome on this tour. Each person will receive a laser-engraved, personalized name tage and cookbook with the recipes enjoyed on the tour. This ever-popular tour was featured in USA Today in 2005 and Country Living Magazine, June 2009.
7:45 AM Meet the tour bus at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center.
8:00 AM Breakfast
In addition to the lunch and dinner stops, the tour will make stops at various Amish Artisans including
Candle Maker with demonstration
Amish leather works featuring belts, purses, and finely crafted accessories.
Behalt Historical Mural and display of cultural clothing
Wendell August Forge
Buggy ride and on-site gift shop
Amish home business that sells quilts and hand-sewn items
Swartzentruber Amish home selling hand-made baskets (Swartzentruber strictest sect of Amish)
Comfort stop at Lehman's Hardware
Exception - Buggy rides are not available in April or November.
All tour reservations are held with Visa or Master Card.
Cost: Adults, 12 and older, $145 per person, plus price of Barn Inn stay room of choice
Wine Cellar Tour & Escape WeekendAvailable dates:
Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a dabbler in wine tasting, the Wine Cellar Tour & Escape Weekend promises a delightful wine-tasting adventure and an unforgettable vacation stay.
The Wine Cellar Tour offers you the pleasure of relaxing in plush seats and the enjoyment of picturesque Amish countryside vistas as your guide takes you to a variety of small and large wineries where fine-crafted and well-aged wine samples delight your senses, and wine specialists share tips on wine storage and food pairing.
Along the way you will learn how Prohibition influenced the Mennonite and Amish community, and learn if the Amish still make their own wine. The tour will take you on a "Behind the scenes" wine cellar tour.
Lunch is included with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich on Panini bread, a cup of roasted red pepper soup, your choice of a glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink, and a side of your choice.
The tour continues with cheese factory stops for samples and information about various cheeses. You will receive a $5.00 coupon toward your purchase of cheese.
The afternoon will include a local Chocolate factory and a tour of the area's newest glass museum before concluding with an evening Italian dinner at Hotel Millersburg. A special dessert wine will accompany your evening meal.
Stay Friday and Saturday night at the Barn Inn (www.thebarninn.com) and receive a free bottle of wine and two souvenir wine glasses when you book a tour for two on any designated Wine Cellar Tour & Escape Weekend.
Tour amenities include convenient and courteous curbside pick up from the Barn Inn.
Please note ~ This tour requires a total minimum of 10 participants.
In the event, we do not have our minimum, you will be notified 2 weeks in advance. We do not charge credit cards until one day prior to your tour.
Please book early to guarantee a seat.
Advance reservations suggested for all tours. Tour begins at 9:45 a.m. and returns at 7 p.m. Cost is $99 per person plus the price of your room of choice.
2013 Scedule~ February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7
Breckenridge Sparkling Juice & Cheese Basket
First Crush Sparkling Juice & Cheese Basket This basket selection offers a bottle of full-flavored non-alcoholic Breckenridge Sparking Peach Juice, Holmes County Guggisberg Baby Swiss Cheese, two specialty cheeses, crackers, fine cashews, 1 lb assorted chocolates, a selection of Holmes County Jams and spreads, and fresh fruit equaling a value of $55. Please order at least three days in advance.
Cost: Price of room plus $55.00.
Savor the Flavors Tour
- Amish Bakery ~ Enjoy the aromas of freshly baked pastries, fry pies, cheese tarts, spices and bulk foods. Each person will receive an apple fritter or glazed donut and a cup of coffee.
- Guggisberg Swiss Cheese ~ Original Baby Swiss Cheese was developed in Holmes County by the Guggisberg family.
- Chocolate Shoppe ~ Soothe you senses with samples of confections. You will receive a small box of chocolates.
- Hotel Millersburg ~ You will enjoy a cup of Beer Cheese Soup and sample Trail Bologna, enjoy veggies and soft drink in this historic stagecoach stop restaurant
- Amish Country Essentials ~ You'll enjoy shopping where all items are locally made; soap making, crafts, and shopping in village of Millersburg
- Wine Samples ~ Visit one of our fine local wineries with up to 3 free samples to those age 21 and over.
- Conclude the tour at Walnut Creek Cheese ~ Offering many samples of jams, sauces, smoke meats, bulk spices, and a free ice cream cone flavor or choice
This tour is available Tuesday and Thursday, year 'round. Enjoy the pleasures of sampling many foods original to Holmes County Ohio on this newly introduced tour!
9:30 Tour departs from the Walnut Creek Cheese parking lot, 4169 Rt 39
Advanced Reservations are required. Adults, 21 years of age and over, price - $79 plus price of Barn Inn stay
A minimum of 8 guests are required for this tour. We would be happy to publicize a particular tour date with our other guests if we need more people for the tour. Plenty of advance notice will help us fill the tour.
2-Hour Amish Heartland TourAvailable dates:
This tour departs promptly at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. from Holmes County's Amish Flea Market. (Located 1/2 mile East of Berlin on SR 39)
The two-hour tour takes you along the scenic backroads and stops at the businesses of Amish artisans. (Artisans may vary by day)
Cost: $29 per person, Ages 12 and over, Ages 4-7, $15, Ages 8-11, $25, plus price of Barn Inn stay
Meal: Add a meal in an Amish home for an additional $25 per person for the 3:00 PM tour. Call for children's meal prices. No charge for 2 and under.
Available Thursday, Friday, Saturday ~ April-November
Tour, Dinner, and Book Signing with Wanda Brunstetter
Dates yet to be finalized for 2013~ An exclusive Amish Heartland Tour Event
Wanda Brunstetter will be the "Tour Guide" on a tour of Holmes County with a 55 passenger motorcoach. She will share stories, answer questions ad guide to various Amish-owned businesses. The day will conclude with a book signing and family-style Amish home meal. This tour will depart from Berlin.
9:15~ Depart. You will tour the backroads, visit an Amish basket maker, Lehman's Hardware, shopping in Berlin and lunch on your own.
1:30~ Wanda Brunstetter will join the group, share her stories, etc. with a stop at Walnut Creek Bulk food store. Enjoy a scenic bugyy ride and chat with the local Amish buggy driver.
4:30~ Arrive at the Amish home for book signing.
5:45~ Meal in Amish home
Make room reservations at The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast and be put on the list for this exciting event! Price is $69 per person plus your choice of room.
Side-By-Side Couple's Massage Package
Forget the world outside and abandon your hectic schedules for a fabulous one-hour couple's in-room massage. You and your partner can relax with simultaneous massages by certified and licensed massage therapists--$170 per couple. Please give adequate notice to schedule this fine amenity. Call now for availability.
Individual Massage: $85