Modern Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Ohio Amish Country
Holmes County, Ohio, is home to the world's largest Amish community, a culture that eschews modern technology in search of a simpler lifestyle. Consequently, the region feels even more separate from city life than other rural areas. The Inn at Honey Run embraces this ethos while still offering an onsite spa, an upscale restaurant, and other comforts you'd expect from a luxury boutique hotel.
The Inn at Honey Run's aesthetic is a far cry from the earthy farmhouses just a few miles away. Elegant decor covers both the lobby and the guest rooms. Honeycomb rooms are built into a hillside and come with secluded outdoor patios and sandstone fireplaces.
Every morning, guests gather at Tarragon, the inn's upscale yet casual restaurant, for continental breakfasts of fresh fruit, yogurt, and housemade muffins and pastries. For lunch and dinner, Executive Chef Scott Fetty draws on his international culinary training—which includes a stint at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris—and uses seasonal, local ingredients to craft upscale American cuisine including smoked pork mignon and braised beef short ribs.
At the onsite Spa at Honey Run, sip on flowering tea before a massage, facial, or body wrap that uses 100% organic oils and scrubs. The hiking trails that crisscross the property are another source of relaxation, passing through meadows and alongside burbling brooks.
Holmes County, Ohio: Bucolic Farmland Rich in Amish Tradition
Located about 80 miles south of Cleveland, Holmes County's rolling countryside is rife with farms and stores, as well as a few tourist attractions. See the Amish lifestyle up close at The Farm at Walnut Creek, which also houses exotic creatures such as giraffes, camels, and kangaroos along with regional animals such as cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. The Holmes County Trail follows 29 miles of former railroad lines, from nearby Killbuck to Fredericksburg, with a paved trail that accommodates Amish buggies and bicycles.
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