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There's Still Time to Unwind! Issue #6 -- Ohio Amish Country Experiences
August 30, 2009

Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of

Volume 001
Issue 006

September 2009


Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,

If you've not yet taken a break from the hectic pace and daily rat race of life this summer - there's still time - time to slow down, relax and unwind - in Ohio Amish Country!

Summer is passing quickly, and fall is in the air. So, don't keep putting it off if you have plans for a summer get-a-way.

Take some moments to breath the fresh country air. Sit a spell and relax in the warmth of the afternoon sun. Drink in the beauty of a sunset - or sunrise!


There's any number of bed and breakfasts, country inns, cabins, hotels or guest houses to meet your special needs.

And if it's shopping that's your thing . . . the choices abound, the selections are nearly unlimited and the bargains are irresistible!

Best of all, you don't have to go that far to experience Ohio Amish Country.

However, there is one small caveat - if your considering making Amish Country your Labor Day destination this year - go on the Friday & Saturday before.

We have found that many places of business in Amish Country are not open on Labor Day itself. _________________________________________________________________

In this issue we'll be highlighting . . .

1. Our Featured Establishment of the Month - The Inn at Honey Run

2. The Tip of the Month - Get super fresh produce at super great prices!

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


Featured Establishment of the Month

The Inn at Honey Run


The Inn at Honey Run is a beautiful inn and spa retreat that is nestled on 70 acres in the hills of Holmes County overlooking a peaceful valley in near seclusion from the outside world.

You can absolutely "get away from it all" and relax in one of their 43 finely-appointed rooms or suits.

They have some "earth-sheltered" rooms, called honeycombs, that actually go back into the hill on which they're built. These offer the ultimate in privacy, luxury and tranquility.


Or you can stay in one of their guest cabins or cottages surrounded by the beauty of the forest and enjoy nature up close.

Watch birds from your guestroom window or deck, where you'll see some of the 102 identified species in their bird habitat visiting one of many birdfeeders.

You may want to walk their nature trails along streams, hilltops and woodlands featuring over 1,200 plant species.


This is the ultimate destination to celebrate a honeymoon, anniversary, or other special occasion and discover why they are a favorite Ohio romantic getaway.

Our family had the opportunity to stay in the Monarch House - a contemporary hilltop home featuring three luxurious suites. Each suite has its own private bath, one even has a kitchenette.

There's a spacious great room for friends & family gatherings - where we played games - with a fireplace and vaulted ceilings.


It's perfect for small groups or larger families looking for a perfect hidden get-a-way with the ultimate in seclusion, privacy and serenity!

Another great benefit is the free continental breakfast served in the restaurant of the main lodge. Have it delivered to your room or upgrade to a full hearty breakfast!

The main focus of this beautiful resort is primarily centered around couples, professional retreats, adult get-a-ways and corporate small-group meetings.


So, consider the Inn at Honey Run for your next business retreat or group meetup. It's also a great place for a romantic weekend or even a honeymoon destination!

For more information visit their site at
Or, you may contact them at:

Honey Run Inn and Spa
6920 County Road 203, Millersburg, Ohio 44654-9018 Call toll-free: 1-800-708-9394 or Reserve Online Phone: 330-674-0011 Fax: 330-674-2623


Tip of the Month

Get super fresh produce at super great prices!

Be sure to take a cooler or two and have plenty of room in your vehicle if you want to take advantage of the great farm-fresh produce - like fresh sweet corn, peas, beans, summer squashes, melons and so much more.


Don't forget to get some great tasting Amish cheese to put in your cooler while you're at it.

Road-side stands, garden markets, flea markets and many stores abound with the best of the season's harvest - fresh, ripe and waiting for you.

And because of the abundance - you'll be able to find some pretty fresh deals to go along with the fresh produce!

Speaking of stores - we've finally found a couple of salvage stores in the Wayne and Holmes County areas. We understand that there are more out there - so we'll keep searching!

If you happen to come across any, please let us know so that we can share them with others.

We've updated our list of salvage stores and invite you to check them out and be sure to stop by when in the area.

_________________________________________________________________ August Events:

September 12, 2009

Harvest Fest and Rib Cook-Off
Main Street, Berlin, Ohio 44610, 330-893-3467.

September 19, 2009

33rd Annual Barrs Mills School Auction
Barrs Mills School, Barrs Mills Road, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681.

September 19, 2009

14th Annual Fall Gathering in Winesburg
Winesburg, Ohio 44690, 330-359-7922 or 330-359-5599.

September 19 & 20 2009

Ohio's Largest & Best Civil War Reenactment
"Battle on the Ohio-Erie Canal" in Zoar, Ohio, 44697, over 1,000 re-enactors expected, battles, demonstrations, food, music, museums and more, admission charged for adults, 330-874-2646.


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

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