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A Day in the Country Bed and Breakfast

4744 State Route 39, Berlin, Ohio 44610
Innkeeper(s): Don and Linda Merriman
  • Summary

    Leave the Hustle and Bustle of the City Behind

    Surrounded by Amish culture, take a step back in time and find your "home away from home" in the heart of Amish country.

    A Day in the Country Bed and Breakfast is a wonderfully renovated white two-story home in Berlin, Ohio, which holds the world's largest Amish settlement in its hills. Many of the shops, restaurants, and exhibits in Berlin are within walking distance of the house.

    To experience the best of what Amish country has to offer, be sure to check in with the Mennonite Information Center and the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center. Visit Walnut Creek Cheese where you can watch the cheese being made, take a tour of Yoder's Amish Home and Farm, and have a look at Yoder's Valley Pottery.

    Take in all the sights with an authentic buggy ride and enjoy the local art in the Berlin Creek Gallery. A two-hour back roads tour is also a great way to get to know the area.

    A Day in the Country Bed and Breakfast consists of two regular guestrooms with pedestal sinks and flat screen televisions and one suite equipped with a garden tub Jacuzzi. Each morning begins with a hot breakfast in the living room, evenings include dessert on the wraparound porch, and the refrigerator available to all guests remains fully stocked with sodas throughout the day.

  • Introduction

    A Day in the Country Bed and Breakfast -  Berlin, Ohio

    My wife and I would like to invite you to spend a day or two with us at our bed & breakfast called, "A Day in the Country." A Day in the Country is located in the small Amish community of Berlin, Ohio. It is the world's largest Amish settlement with quiet rolling hills, wonderful Amish food, handmade solid oak and cherry furniture, homemade cheese and candy, gift shops, a winery, and lots of peace and quiet - all of this makes for a wonderful getaway. Please call us at (888) 893-7017 for reservations.

    We're located on the east end of Berlin, Ohio and we have a relaxing Jacuzzi suite or you can choose one of our other cozy rooms with private baths and pedestal sinks. The gift shops are located right across the street so you can leave your car parked in our parking lot and walk to all the shops. We have dessert in the evening with our guests on our wrap around porch and a full hot breakfast each morning in our large living room which is the common area for everyone. We keep our little refrigerator stocked with pop and have a variety of garden magazines to browse through or you can watch a movie on our Big Screen TV.

    Located in Berlin on the East end of town this beautifully renovated white 2 story has it all: cozy rooms with private showers, large whirlpool suite and a front porch to unwind and watch the world go by.

    Within walking distance to all the Berlin shops, A Day in the Country offers a perfect place to stay. Guests to A Day in the Country are greeted by the home-like atmosphere.

    There are new Amish homes opening up in the area providing more Amish home cooked meals.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Don Merriman for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers stay with us for two reasons.

    First and most important is our location. We are located right in the village of Berlin so we are in at the heart of Amish Country where everyone wants to be to not only to see firsthand but feel the Amish Culture that Berlin exhibits.

    Second and very important to a tourist is our rates. I know myself that when we travel we'd like to keep our lodging expenses around the $60 to $80 a night range so we have chosen to keep our rates in that range and offer our guests not only a beautiful comfortable room but we also give them a nice hot breakfast plus we usually have some sort of dessert in the evenings on our large front porch.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    I would again have to say location because they can leave their car in our parking lot and actually walk to all of the shops and restaurants in Berlin.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    If someone would like to shed the hustle and bustle of the big city lifestyle this is the place to do it. Step back into time when family and neighbors were your priority and everything was done by hand and the end product of a days labor was something that would last for generations. Come and see how beautiful the countryside looks without telephone poles laced with wire and the beauty of a team of horses pulling a single bottom plow as the farmers prepare their fields for this years crops. And the most important is to witness a group of people who cherish their heritage and culture so much that they are willing to continue it even though it means doing everything the old fashioned way but the way that their ancestors have done it for hundreds of years.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Our guests say it’s the comfort and warmth they feel as we always try to make everyone feel special and we always try to give them our personal touch and that is something you just don't get at a hotel or motel.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Again I would say it would be the same as #3 with this area being the world's largest settlement of Amish just being able to see for yourself that there is still a group of people who are willing to shun the worldly ways to continue a lifestyle that; not only continues; but actually is growing and spreading throughout the world today.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    First the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center, then from here maybe a 2 hour back roads tour, then a tour of Yoder's Amish Home and Farm, then maybe some of our old fashion hardware stores, then our cheese houses where you can watch them make the cheese, then enjoy going through all of our gift shops, then try some of our fine dining with all of our great Amish Restaurants, take a buggy ride, and last but not least just go out and drive the back roads to take in all the sights and sounds of rural America.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Everything is within walking distance to our B&B, that’s what makes it so convenient.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    This depends on what your hungry for. My wife and I go to all the different restaurants and at each one there are menu items we like more at one than another. Some for their chicken, some for their roast beef, some for their salad bar, so as you can see, we enjoy them all and don't worry, you won't get a bad meal anywhere.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Two of our favorite websites are and

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have three rooms to rent. Two regular rooms with queen size double pillow top mattresses, pedestal sinks, and flat screen TVs and a Jacuzzi Suite with a queen size double pillow top mattress, garden tub Jacuzzi, fireplace and large flat screen TV.

    Do you accept pets?

    We think it's better if we ask our guests not to bring any pets with them.

  • Located Near

    A Day in the Country Bed and Breakfast entrance

    • Behalt at the Mennonite Information Center
    • Berlin Antique Mall
    • Berlin Creek Gallery
    • Bunker Hill Hardware
    • Der Bake Oven
    • Dutch Heritage Woodcrafts
    • The Galleria of Berlin
    • Gramma Fannie's Quilt Barn
    • Guggisburg Cheese
    • Kauffman's Country Bakery
    • Schrock's Amish Farm and Home
    • Sommers' General Store
    • Walnut Creek Cheese
    • Yoder's Valley Pottery