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Spring Has Finally Sprung! Issue #002 -- Amish Country Experiences
May 06, 2009

Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of

Volume 001
Issue 002

May 2009


Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,

Well, the long winter has officially ended and spring is finally really here in Northeast Ohio! Spring is another beautiful time of the year to be in Ohio Amish Country.

The fruit trees are blossoming. Tulips, daffodils and lilacs are in bloom, the air is filled with the fresh smells of spring. And, of course, the fields are yellow with the "signature flower" of spring - the notorious dandelion!

This is also an extremely busy time for the Amish. Fields must be plowed and fitted. Gardens and crops need planting. The "litter" from a long winter gets cleaned up.


All this makes for some great site seeing! Enjoy the beauty and freshness of the season and watch for signs of the Amish farmers working in their fields.

You'll definitely want to make time to experience Ohio Amish Country during this transformational season! Don't miss it - make your plans to visit now.


In this issue we'll be highlighting . . .

1. Our Featured Establishment of the Month - The Orchard Guest House at Honey Run.

2. The Tip of the Month - Want to save some money on groceries? Check out our list of Amish Salvage Grocery Stores!

3. May Events - Find out what's happening - where and when in Ohio Amish Country.


Featured Establishment of the Month

The Orchard Guest House at Honey Run


The Orchard Guesthouse is located in the beautiful Amish country of Holmes County, Ohio.

Come enjoy the peace and serenity of a spacious 3 bedroom home in a country setting. Vacation with your family or friends.

Plan a retreat, or come for a weekend of scrapbooking or shopping - all set in the midst of their Orchard at Honey Run.

Amenities Include:

  • Fully equipped kitchen featuring stove, microwave, full-sized refrigerator/freezer, cookware, tableware, dishwasher, coffeemaker & toaster
  • Living Room with a gas fireplace
  • Dining Room
  • 2 full baths and 2 half baths
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Master bedroom features a private bath shower/tub with whirlpool jets, Queen-sized bed and walk-out private deck
  • Secondary rooms feature loft style bedrooms with balcony overlooking the living room, one with a queen-sized bed and the other with a double bed
  • Linens and towels provided
  • Basement game/family room features Lazy-boy sofas, table games, Skittles, Boccerball, puzzles, VCR/DVD player (no TV hookup), mini kitchen, washer and dryer, inflatable queen-sized mattress on a pedestal, 4 additional rollaway beds and portable crib available
  • 2 car garage
  • Deck featuring a gas grill and an outdoor fire ring
  • 3 ponds
  • Nature trail
  • Fruit orchard
  • Fishing
  • Basketball court
  • orchard-house

    No smoking or pets are permitted in the guest house.

    Our family spent a couple of nights here. We loved every minute of it!

    We really liked having the conveniences of home - like a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor gas grill on the deck just outside the dining room.


    We also liked the walk-out deck off the master bedroom to be able to do some star gazing on a beautifully clear and stary night.

    Breakfast at the Inn at Honey Run each morning was a great plus as well!

    Why not check them out for yourself? You can visit their site to get more info or even to book reservations by clicking on this link:

    The Orchard Guest House at Honey Run



    Your Ohio Amish Country Experiences!

    Don't forget, the next time you return from anywhere in Ohio Amish Country be sure to come back to our Reviews section and leave your thoughts, stories, pictures and opinions for others.

    Your reviews are an important service to others who will want to get the inside scoop from you on what you have found. _________________________________________________________________

    Tip of the Month

    Amish Salvage Grocery Stores

    Need to make your grocery dollar stretch even farther? If you live within an hour's drive of Middlefield, Ohio, it would be worth your time and gas to "shop the salvage store circuit!"

    We've compiled a list of salvage stores around the Middlefield area. While not all are owned and run by the Amish, many are and the concept is all the same.


    These stores buy salvage groceries by the pallet and truckload. The slightly damaged packaging or scratch and dent cans & boxes are sold at greatly reduced prices. This spells a bargain for you.

    Granted they do not stock the same standard items at all times like Convenience Stores, but they do stock lots of bargains.

    You'll want to check out every one of them as they each carry many different items - and prices vary.

    For more information, a map and a list of stores go to:

    Salvage Stores


    May Events:

    May 7th - 9th & May 14th - 16th, 2009

    Grand Opening of Mullet's Cabinet Design Center
    Grand opening activities will include food demonstrations and tours of the manufacturing process. Located in the hills of Amish Country, Mullet Cabinet is about 2 miles west of Mount Hope at 7488 State Route 241. Thur - Fri 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 1-888-333-3594 for more information.

    May 9, 2009

    Antiques in the Alley
    Historic Downtown Millersburg, Millersburg, Ohio 44654, 330-674-3955.

    May 23 & 24, 2009

    Civil War Re-encampment
    A complete Civil War encampment transforms the Century Village in Burton, Ohio 44021, characters in authentic period dress. More information contact Century Village at 440-834-1492. _________________________________________________________________

    Well, guess that's all for now - hope you find this news helpful and as exciting as we do.

    Trust also that you'll have a great Ohio Amish Country Experience - real soon!

    Best Regards,

    Stuart & Norma Watson

    P.S. Feel free to let us know what you think of our newsletter. Give us feedback or suggestions for future issues - just click here. Thanks again! _________________________________________________________________

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