Avoid the hurricane, floods, and high gas prices by booking a weekend getaway right here in central Ohio. On just one tank of gas you can take a relaxing step back in time and explore the soothing sights and smells of Ohio’s Amish Country.
Fall is truly the best time to visit this lush area of rolling hills and quiet country roads. While simple and peaceful, the area is far from boring. Hike the trails or canoe the waterways of Mohican State Park, take in a local festival, dine in a number of well-known Amish restaurants, and start your Christmas shopping early by finding that perfect homemade gift.
Lodging options range from hotels to camping under the stars, but for the most cozy and relaxing experience try one of the areas fabulous bed and breakfasts.
Jason Fawks and his wife Jenny, are the innkeepers of Hasseman House Bed and Breakfast located on the east side of Holmes County. A unique B & B, Hasseman House sits on an actual working Amish farm and offers the opportunity to live a day in the life. Walk the farm, feed the animals, collect your breakfast eggs straight from the chickens, or just curl up with a good book on the wraparound porch and take in the view.
Visits to Amish Country are becomingly increasingly popular. Jason says, “Last year was a record year in terms of visitors and this year we are on pace to surpass those numbers.”
Even so, there are still openings for Labor Day Weekend and beyond. Upgrade your stay to the Hasseman House Taste of Amish package and enjoy a basket of fresh bread, Amish cheeses, crackers, spreads, a thick chunk of Amish chocolate fudge, a cookbook of great Amish treats, and more. Finish your evening with a home cooked dinner at the neighboring Amish Door Restaurant, where Jason tickles the ivories from 4-7 on Saturday nights, creating the perfect ambiance for your meal.
Typical rates vary from $99 to $119 per night. Visit Hasseman House’s website for details and specials.
For a calendar of local events visit AmishOhioCountry.org.
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