When it comes to finding unique getaways in Ohio, there’s nothing quite like a leisurely drive winding along the back roads past farms in Ohio Amish Country. Here you can experience a way of life focused on strong communities, family fun, and beautiful craftsmanship.
Picturesque Holmes County — known as “The World’s Largest Amish Community” — Wayne County and Tuscarawas County are all home to Amish families who are happy to share their culture and goods.
Explore a variety of furniture and craft stores, down-home restaurants and cheese shops, and great lodging and entertainment options with a trip to Amish Country.
Amish Country Lodging
Planning a weekend getaway in Amish Country is a great way for you and your family to kick back, relax and slow down to the pace of the horse and buggies that transport the Amish around the region.
Of course, if you’re spending a few days, you’ll need a place to stay. Luckily, there are tons of great accommodations in Amish Country, including hotels, quaint inns, charming bed & breakfasts and rustic cabins and campgrounds.
We suggest Amish Country Lodging where travelers can choose from Pine Cove Lodging bed and breakfast, the luxurious downtown Berlin Cottages, the family-friendly Coblentz Country Cabins that sleep up to 8, and even the latest addition — Berlin Treehouses.
For a truly restful stay, check out The Inn at Amish Door in Wilmot, Ohio. This 52-room Inn boasts breathtaking views of the Amish farmlands, amenities like continental breakfast, indoor pool, and hot tub, and one of the finest Amish kitchens around, the Amish Door Restaurant & Village.
Speaking of great eats, The Amish Door Restaurant is just one of the dozens of amazing options for dining in Amish country.
Fill your belly with home cooking from eateries like Boyd & Wurthmann Restaurant, which serves up mouth-watering pork chops or roast beef sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Completely immerse yourself in Amish life at Bowman Homecooking where your meal comes with a tour of the house and a horse-drawn buggy ride, plus a few traditional songs are thrown in.
If you’re hungry for some home cooking like mom used to make, try Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen in Middlefield. Famous for its tender breaded and baked chicken, juicy roast beef, homemade bread, amazing pies, real mashed potatoes, and a fresh salad bar which is a meal in itself, you surely won’t go hungry here.
Things To Do in Amish Country
If you can squeeze in some activities between meals, why not stock up on goodies to take home with some Amish Country shopping.
Check out locally made cheeses, jams and other homemade goods at destinations like Heini’s Cheese Chalet, Troyer’s Country Market, Walnut Creek Cheese and Dutch Creek Valley Gifts.
Want to learn more about Amish heritage? Take a tour of the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Millersburg or dive deep into historical documents at Geauga Amish Historical Library in Middlefield.
See the countryside of Millersburg, Ohio, in a different way with a guided horseback trail ride with Amish Country Riding Stables at the Guggisberg Swiss Inn or take a buggy ride and explore the animal petting area at nearby Schrock’s Amish Farm and Village.
Entertainment in Amish Country
There’s no better way to round out a day of exploring shops and dining on comfort foods with some evening entertainment.
The Amish Country Theater in Walnut Creek debuts two new family-friendly variety shows every year. The comedy offerings will have audiences rolling in the aisles with zany characters, a ventriloquist act, live music and the scene-stealing country bumpkin Lynyrd.
The Ohio Star Theater at Dutch Valley features fun family entertainment all year round, from gospel and bluegrass concerts to Christmas-themed shows and hilarious toe-tapping musicals.
Other great options to keep you entertained throughout your time in Amish Country include the Breitenbach Roadhouse Amphitheatre at Breitenbach Wine Cellars and even the Biblewalk Wax Museum in nearby Mansfield.
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