Modern Boutique Hotel in Ohio Amish Country
Holmes County, Ohio, is home to the world’s largest Amish community, a culture that eschews modern technology in favor of a simpler lifestyle. 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 upscale restaurant and other comforts you’d expect from a luxury boutique hotel.
The inn’s aesthetic is a far cry from the earthy farmhouses just a few miles away. Both the lobby and the guest rooms are adorned with elegant decor. Each room comes with a 32-inch flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi, Keurig Coffee maker, and guides to the area’s birds and butterflies. The Club-Level Honeycomb rooms provide the most comfort—they are built into a hillside and come with outdoor patios and sandstone fireplaces. The hiking trails that crisscross the property are another source of relaxation, passing through meadows and alongside burbling brooks.
Each morning, guests gather for a continental breakfast of fresh fruit, yogurt, and housemade pastries at Tarragon, the inn’s upscale yet casual restaurant and a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. This deal comes with a $25 credit at Tarragon. Executive Chef Brett Andreason draws on seasonal, local ingredients to craft upscale American cuisine, including grilled filet mignon and braised pork shank.
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 houses cattle, horses, sheep, and goats, as well as giraffes, camels, kangaroos, and other exotic creatures. The Holmes County Trail follows 29 miles of former railroad lines, from nearby Killbuck to Fredericksburg, with a paved trail to accommodate buggies and bicycles.