Millersburg Glass & the Amish Country Byway

John Fenton comes to Amish Country John Fenton came to Millersburg, Ohio in 1908 with a dream and a sketchbook.  As the name implies, John was of the Fenton family of Williamstown, West Virginia; well-known glassmakers. He came to Millersburg knowing he could do something bigger and better than his family.  He didn’t want traditional glassware OR business,  John Fenton wanted opulence and prestige.  Out of that desire came Millersburg Glass. Fenton started Millersburg Glass in 1909.  Named after the …

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5 things to do in Amish Country, Ohio with kids

Holmes County, Ohio contains the world’s largest Amish population.  Situated almost equidistant from both Columbus and Cleveland, Amish Country seems worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life.  Amish children peer at passing cars from rear buggy windows.   Amish businesses use skylights and generators to provide enough light and power to open shop. Amish Country is a great place to visit with kids because it evokes a lifestyle they probably know little of.  There are culture and great …

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The best places to eat in Amish Country, Ohio

Amish Country, Ohio has no shortage of restaurants to please your palate.  When I was growing up, it was hard to find much outside of roast beef & chicken with mashed potatoes- however, Amish Country now offers plenty of unique flavors, plus some old favorites. While visiting Holmes County and surrounds, you’ll find a plethora of baked goods and full dinners.  It’s difficult to narrow down the best restaurant at which to eat, so I’ve compiled my own list of …

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The Wallhouse Hotel in Walnut Creek, Ohio

Walnut Creek, Ohio is known for rolling hills, idyllic farmland, craft shops, and family-style foods.  It’s a hospitable place, one oozing with country-styled B & Bs and hotels.  That’s absolutely awesome- if that is your style.  But if you’re looking for something a little more edgy, shiny, and modern- I recommend taking a closer look at The Wallhouse Hotel. Room We stayed as guests of The Wallhouse in a premium corner suite.  The two-room suite was extra large. I don’t know about …

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3 FREE places to take your family within one hour of Amish Country, Ohio

i.e. What to do when the kids have had enough of crafts, quilts, and Amish Once you’ve petted the farm animals, ridden a wagon past the exotic animals, and tasted enough cheese to make the French jealous, your kids may be sick of Holmes County.  While Amish Country has gotten more family-friendly in the past 10+ years,  children may get anxious for more than primitive decor and baked goods. Never fear!  I’ve made a list of 3 FREE places to engage your kids …

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