Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Inn at Honey Run

This place is nestled in the middle of nowhere in amish country. It is an extremely nice place and not the place to stay if you don't have a lot of money.

This doen't mean I will not recommend it as a place to stay. The staff was extremely nice and knowledgeable of the local area. The restaurant was really nice, but it does require a reservation to eat there.

Check them out for a real great time in amish country.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Amish World

This is not in Holmes county, but it is very close by. It is a new store that is bring amish and made in amish country goods. It is called Amish World and it is located in Beldon Village in North Canton, Ohio. It is growing and will be continuing to add more goods all the time. It is worth the stop and check out.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

berlin bulk foods

This place is right in the heart of berlin ohio. It's main advantage is it is in walking distance of a lot of shopping. They have a pretty good assortment of bulk foods. This is a pretty good recomendation to check them out out.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Donna's premier Lodging.

This is a large collection of cottages right down town in berlin. There are honeymoon suites to nice places to stay while you are visiting our area. The owner and staff are really nice, and will make you feel welcome while you are there.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

just get off the main roads

Just takes some drives off the main roads. You would be suprised on how many things you will find out there. There are literly 100's of little stores out there. I will continue to profile business. Enjoy your time in Amish country.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Miller's Family Bake Shoppe

This is a hidden treasure between millersburg and benton. They are a small shop, but they sell out on they stuff they sell.

They have some the most delicous fry pies and pies. You will sometimes find a selection of pies at the store, but they can be small. What you need to do is stop in and place an order a day ahead of time on what you want.

6691 SR 241 Millersburg, Oh 44654

Sunday, November 1, 2009

not just holmes county

Holmes county might have one of the biggest communities. It is not the only communty around. There are communities in Montana (st regis, and rexford) , Kansas, Pa(lancaster and other areas), Missouri, TN, Indiana, Illinious, and other area.

You might have some Amish living near you. Just keep your eyes open and you will find wonderful things to see and do. I will keep things going and if you know of wonderful sights to see and do. Just let me know and maybe I will put them on here too.

Thank you very much.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hershberger Quilt Shop

There have been so many people I have met that were looking for this quilt shop. This lady brings a lot of the local population an out let to sell there quilts. I also have been told the quilts are very good at a reasonable price.

The lady is amish, So I dont have a phone number for you, but I have the address

It is located at 6024 on 77 in bunker hill, ohio. It is also just a little north of Heini's cheese and right next to the school. There is a pretty good sized sign at the drive way, so it is impossible to miss this place.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lehman's Hardware

If you have one day to spend down in amish country, this is one of the places you might want to try. It has a huge collection of goods and services that amish might use. It will take you the whole day to go through the whole thing, because of the huge size of the whole complex.

You will find them in kidron ohio. A word of note if you are not into auctions, then check to see if there is one there on that day. The town is small, but the acutions are huge. If you dont like the crowds stay away. If you dont mind the crowds, i would go for it.

This is an another post about great store.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

rolling ridge ranch

I know I have probably mentioned them before, but it is worth profiling them once more. This is a really nice spot to visit in Berlin. You can either drive through or take a wagon ride to see the exotic animals. Here is there website if you have more interest in visiting.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


If you are just looking for a bit on the history of the Amish culture, you really need to check out the Behalt Center near Berlin Ohio. If is a large painting of the history of the Amish and Mennonite People. There is a recorded tour of the drawing.

Check us out at

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Troyers country mart

If you find yourself near Berlin Ohio, and you are starting to get hungry an dont want to go to a busy restaurant. Troyers Country Mart is the place to go.

They have a nice little deli, that can make sandwiches, get soup, or just get a salad.

They also have a full market, you can pick up any type of grocery item. Then you can make up your own meal. This is especially uselfull, if you are staying in the variety of bed and breakfasts. Some of them have small kitchens.

This market is also nice in that it usally has large variety of fresh fruits and vegatables. Great place to pick up what you need at a decent price.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Breitenbach Wine Cellars

For years we drove by this place just off 39, not too far from Dover and Sugarcreek ohio. It looks like an incredible purple castle. So one day we decided to drive down there and see this place.

If you like wine, or just visit a neat building, this is the place for you. There are many different types of wines that they make and sell there. They have an incredible selection of stuff you could use for your wine needs.

Check them out.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Inn at Honey Run

I see the signs all the time on the way to work. I was wondering why these signs were pointing to this place in the middle of the country. Me and my wife decided to drive by there. It is off the beaton pass, so you are not going to be hit by any crowds. We also like the looks of the buildings, being in a peaceful setting. I also heard a lot of great comments of people that have stayed there.

If you need a place to stay, it should be worth looking at.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Landoll's Castle

This is a very unique place to visit and/or stay while you are in amish country. It is actually near loudonville on the south side, and in the woods.

I had the pleasure to see this place being put together and was mesmorized by all the stuff he was putting into this wonderful building.

The danger of staying at some place so increadible, is that you may not want to leave. Oh well, you are just going to have to plan another trip.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mount Hope Health food Store

This health food store is located in Mount Hope Ohio on SR 241.

8129 St Rte 241
Mount Hope, OH 44660
Phone: (330) 674-2202

You will find a pretty good selection of natural vitamins and herbs to keep you healthy. The selection might seem a bit limited, but they have vitamins and herbs to cover almost every thing you could want.

They also have a selection of baking and cooking bulk food items. You could also find a pretty good selection of meats and cheeses. The prices generally are pretty good, so a stop in the store would be worth your time.

I would like to mention the make a smashing soft serve ice cream there. Its enough and inexpensive enough to satisy your cravings.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Buckeye Deli

This place is out of the way, but it is really worth it for getting great pizza. It is located in Nashville, Ohio. One of our favorites is their specialty pizza, called the BLT pizza. You will not be disappointed in that pizza or anything else you buy there.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


This place is actually in Kidron Ohio. It has a large variety of goods that you can buy. Almost anything you want to buy that is non electric, can be purchased in the store.

I will give you a quick warning. Because this place does cater to the tourist, sometimes the prices can be a little higher. I would suggest you know what you want to buy and pay, before going there. Then you will do all right in buying something.

add on: I just want to let you know why the prices are sometimes higher. Lehmans does strive to put the best merchandise in their store. This means they don't buy mass produced products, and of course this brings a higher price. If you want to support the smaller business that prodvide many jobs. This is the place to go.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Lamplight Inn Bed and Breakfast

I have personnally met the owner of this bed and breakfast, and I can tell you that you will enjoy your time in Berlin, Staying there. What makes this unique is that the owner sings for you at meals. The Inn is also walking distance to the shopping in downtown Berlin. I wish I could tell you more.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Country Hills Market

You do not always have to go to the most popular places to find a great deal. Country Hills Market is on of those places to make a stop.

This is a bargin place to do a lot of shopping. The reason they are bargins is that the manufacturing is just off the products, they could not sell them in their normal places. The prices are very good, so I dont think most people would mind.

They also sell alot of locally grown fruits and vegatables. This does keep the price down.

Their address is that they are 3 miles soulth of fredericksburg on CR 201. 330-674-1552

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chalet in the valley

This is a very nice swiss type restaurant near Charm ohio. This is another place I have never been disappointed in what I have had there. What I am am writing about this restaurant is that on the 1rst and 3rd wednesday they have an all you can eat seafood buffet.

There is a large variety of seafood items. Some are fried and some are broiled. I suggest you come hungry and ready to eat.

Check it out.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Berlin Hickory Smokehouse

At the corner of CR 201 and Highway 39, another restaurant moves in. There have been a number of restaurant in this location. The slow economy put the last one out. I have eaten there, and I can tell you, if enough people find this place to eat, it will be around for a long time.

I had the brisket special in their own barbecue sauce. I was very pleased what I had, and had some to take home. I don't know what else to say about the food, except that it was all great.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kaufmann's bakery

This is one of the best places to get a bunch of bake goods and goodies.

(330) 893-2129
6013 County Road 77, Millersburg, OH 44654

This is not the only place to get great baked goods, but it is in the middle of everything you are visiting. I suggest you visit them early day. The best stuff will go quickly, and you need the time to walk off the calories.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Material for sewing?

If you like to sew at all, then comming to holmes county ohio, will keep you very happy. Just driving around to the different towns, can take you by a variety of material stores. Just look for the signs, and remember most of them are closed on sundays and thursdays.

Two places to take note are millers dry goods in charm, and zinks in berlin ohio.

Millers has so many quilting ideas you could spend a life time in there. Be sure to go downstairs. That is were most of their discounted fabrics are located.

The other place to go is zinc's in berlin ohio. This is the creme delux in clearence of fabrics. It is a vevy large building, so plan on a lot of time there. Be sure to go back a lot. Fabrics to change a lot.
(330) 893-7225
4568 Oh-39, Millersburg, OH 44654

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Java Jo

If you like coffee, teas, or smoothies. This is the place to go. It has two locations. One is in Millersburg, and the the other one is in berlin.

If you are hungry, they also make some very awesome sandwiches, and salads. They even provide a pretty good breakfast.

The location in Berlin also provides a free wireless connection, so you can work while enjoying your meal.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


A tip for traveling to Amish country. If you are here on a sunday and looking for something to do. You will have to avaid places like berlin and walnut creek. These places are pretty much shut down on sunday.

Take heart, there are some things to do on sunday. You could go to Roscoe village in Coshocton. There are some shops to see and a lot of fishing near coshcoton. There are some shops open in Millersburg. Mostly antique shops. This will take you most of the day to get through.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


There are quite of few great bakeries in Holmes county, in Ohio. In time I will talk about all of them, just give me some time.

The first bakery, I want to talk about is the one on highway 39, not too far from Nashville, oh. It is the kountry Corner bakery, and it is about 100 yards from the bp station. They are amish bakers that present very good baked goods 6 day out of the week. The day off is sunday. They also have been known to be closed for weddings and funerals, but that is rare. If that does happen, they put some stuff and the bp station.

The baked goods are extremely yummy and your have a great selection to pick from. They have great cookies, pies, buns, bread, and these just so perfect sticky buns.

One word of advice, dont show up too early or too late. They bake every day, so the food might not be ready. If you show up too late there might not be nothing for you.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Rolling Ridge Farm

This will be quite an unique experience if you make it up to Berlin, Ohio. Rolling Ridge Ranch has quite a few exotic animals there. You can have the choice of driving through the ranch or taking a ridge on the back of a wagon. This is something that both the parents and children can enjoy. Have a great trip.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Around the corner shop

This new shop is in our old candle shop location. It is in the back of the old Mill building on highway 39, and accross the street from Java Joes. They opened up at the beginning of June 2009.

You will not find a lot of the everyday items found in Berlin, Oh. Dave, the owner, has made it a point to try to find some new items. He even has now put our candles into his store. I would highly recommend finding the store and taking time to look around.

(330) 893-4651

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I just have to tell you about the Dairyette in Winesburg oh. The food is incredible and a lots of different ice cream to be eaten. I guarentee you will not leave disappointed or hungry.

Just to warn you. The meal will cost you, but it is worth everything you pay.

Monday, June 29, 2009

We needed to move

As we all now the economy is very tough. Tough enough that not as many candles are not being sold. We tried moving into a smaller location, but that is still not working. We need to cut out more overhead so we can make and sell our rich scented candles. We are going to make the candles at home and sell them in other areas. First place to look is at the flea market. You can also find our candles at "Around the Corner shop". We should hopefully find them in the next few days. And hopefully everyone will be doing better in the economy.

God Bless.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Flea Market

A lot has been going on in our lives since I last wrote. We opened in spot in the new Holmes County Flea Market in Berlin Ohio.

We are really enjoying seeing all the people coming in to see the new flea market. I sure hope you can come in and see us and all the other great vendors.

Just a quick note. There is another flea market that opened there year between Walnut Creek and Sugarcreek. We are the flea market that is by Berlin and is behind Zinc's fabric.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


So many people come in and ask where the best amish cooking is. There are so many great places to eat. One of my most favorite is Boyd & Wurthman. Not to long ago the power went out, so we went out to get some breakfast. The sausage and biscuts were so good, I could taste all day. Yummy.

The resturant is a great sit down resturant, that has a home town feel. Nothing fancy, but the food is good, and the prices leave you feeling good.