An Amish Buggy Ride at Inn at Honey Run: Millersburg, Ohio

An Amish buggy ride in Holmes County, Ohio

Millersburg and Berlin, Ohio are in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country and the Inn at Honey Run is between them. This is where rolling hills are dotted with white farm houses, tidy fields and country roads where horse drawn buggies are a common feature. Guests at the inn, an upscale B&B, can add an authentic Amish buggy ride to their stay.

On the porch of Cardinal Cottage

The buggy ride, driven by an Amish farmer tour guide, is a chance to find out more about Amish beliefs and culture while taking in the area from an Amish person’s vantage point. Questions about use of electricity, rules about using a car and dress are common. Also ask about how the Amish community pitches in when it comes to health care and building a barn. I’d also ask where to get the best homemade pies and cheese.  Holmes County is also famous for terrific cheeses and who doesn’t love a great pie?

Along with a speciality buggy ride, the Inn at Honey Run offers nature trails, bird watching, and a full service spa . The 40 guest rooms, suites and cottages are all unique to each other and the dining room, lobby and expansive deck to the back of the main inn are designed for lingering.

Breakfast looking out into nature

Although I haven’t stayed at the inn, I popped by on a research venture for an article on hot drinks to drive to.

Tarragon, Honey Run’s restaurant, is open to the public and is known for its creative American cuisine. Chef Scott Fetty changes the menu to fit the seasons and the availability of local ingredients. The Honey Run website features one of Chef Fetty’s recipes each month.

A continental breakfast of fresh baked muffins and pastries, fresh seasonal fruit, granola or oatmeal, coffee, tea and juice is included with an overnight stay.

If you do go, browse the gift shop. It’s a birders delight.

Inn at Honey Run
6920 County Road 203
Millersburg, Ohio 44654-9018
Toll-free: 1-800-708-9394
Phone: 330-674-0011

Photos courtesy of Inn at Honey Run





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