Garden Gate Get-A-Way Seasonal Tours & Packages in Ohio Amish Country

Garden Gate Get-A-Way offers a variety of vacation packages throughout the year including Amish Country tours, Dinner with an Author Packages, Murder Mystery Weekends, Wine Tours, and Concert Packages.

Enhance your Ohio Amish Country getaway with one of the packages below, and you're sure to have a travel experience you won't soon forget.

Please Note: Many of the packages listed below require us to call in a final head count to businesses, restaurants, spas, etc., at least 2-4 weeks prior to the date. Please make your reservations as far in advance as possible to insure availability.

 

EXPLORING AMISH COUNTRY PACKAGES

BED & BREAKFAST GUEST TOURS & SPECIAL PACKAGES

Ohio Bed and Breakfast Tour Bus

Our bed and breakfast has a tour bus that is used exclusively for our bed and breakfast guests to provide back road tours of Amish Country . You can even have dinner in an Amish home!  We will have weekend packages as well as individual tours offered. The weekend package tours will include wine tasting tours and specialty theme tours.

2-Hour Amish Culture Tour

Hop on our own tour bus for an adventure where you will learn about Amish culture and customs.  Along the way we will explain how the Amish community is organized, talk about education, weddings, and funerals.  We'll make 2 stops along the way for you to shop at Amish-owned businesses. Our first stop will be at an authentic Amish bakery where you will find everything from scrumptious cinnamon rolls to cream tarts to breads and pies and more!  The second stop will be at an Amish general store where you will have time to do some shopping.  Cost: $29 per person + Tax

4-Hour Amish Culture Tour

Board our own tour bus for a 4-hour excursion where you will learn about Amish culture and customs.   You will learn the same kind of information about the Amish community as on our 2 hour tour but this tour will be more extensive.  Along the way we'll make stops at Amish-owned businesses as well.  Cost: $55 per person + tax

4-Hour Highlights of Amish Country Tour

Sometimes our guests are a little nervous about driving around Amish Country so let us do the driving.  This tour takes you to some of our favorite tourist attractions where you will have some time to shop at each place.  Stops include:  Heini's Cheese Factory, Wendell August Forge, Ashery Bulk Foods,  Lehmans, Coblentz Chocolate Factory, and Tis The Season Christmas Store  Cost: $55 per person + tax


Dinner With an Amish Family
Available Monday - Saturday

We have two Amish neighbors that have agreed to host our guests for dinner in their homes.  They work with our B&B exclusively so you may just have a party of 2 of the entire B&B depending on which guests request this option.  The menu includes homemade bread, salad, meat, potatoes, noodles, vegetable, beverage and dessert.  They prefer a 7-day advance notice but if you don't have 7 days before our arrival just ask because we may already have a reservation for another guest.

Wine Tours
(see below under Wine Tours). 

 

Build Your Own Tour

If you have a small group that books 4-5 guests rooms and you would like to take a tour let us know.  You can choose the length and the kind of places you would like to visit and we can build a tour just for you and provide you with a price quote.  Perhaps your group doesn't want a "tour" but you would like to be chauffeured around to shops, wineries, cheese factories, etc.  We can also quote a price for this type of service.  

 

 

 

FOODIE TOURS

Happy Hour Wine Time
1st Weekend of Every Month beginning 7/1/14

So you think that wine is fine but you can't enjoy too much because you have to drive.  Think again!  On Saturday afternoon you will board our tour bus and we will take you on a wine tasting trail that stops at 4 places where you can do some tasting. Some of the places have musical entertainment on weekends to enhance your experience.  Some places sell everything from cheese snacks to sandwiches to pizza if you want to nibble along the way.
Cost:  $20 per person (driver/transportation; wine tasting and food is at your own expense)

 Brewery Bus
 
4th
Weekend of Every Month beginning 6/27/14

 We now have a brewery in Millersburg and another gourmet market that sells a "million" kinds of beer.   On Saturday, after the local shops have closed, you will board our tour bus and we'll stop and spend some time at each place to allow you to taste beer and grab something to eat.
Cost:  $15 per person (driver/transportation; beer tasting and food is at your own expense)


Baubles & Booze
Girls Getaway Weekend
July 18-20, 2014

 

Glass Pendant Workshop at Bowden Bells

Fun, laughter, and good times will take over this weekend that will be even better if you bring your friends with you.  We will start the fun on Friday night with a wine tasting where you will get to try a variety of wines and unwind from your busy week.  Saturday will be free to explore Amish Country.  Saturday evening you will board our tour bus as we head out to Bowden Bells for their Baubles & Booze workshop.  You will learn about jewelry design using basic techniques for fusing glass as you get to make a pendant.  While your pendant  is in the kiln, Jan will teach you how to make a martini or cosmopolitan.  Sit and indulge in some snack with your drinks while you wait on your pendant.  You will leave the studio with your pendant, a martini glass, a shaker, and a shot glass.  Too much fun in just 1 night!  Have a leisurely breakfast on Sunday morning before checking out.
April Cost Per Room: $440.67 Potting Shed/Briar Patch Rooms; $485.77 Magnolia Garden Room; $575.97 Garden Gate Suite;  $598.53 Summer Breeze Suite; $615.95 Cottages.  (2 nights lodging, all taxes, wine tasting on Friday, transportation to/from Bowden Bells, Baubles & Booze workshop, and breakfast each morning)
July Cost Per Room: $463.23 Potting Shed/Briar Patch Rooms; $508.33 Magnolia Garden Room; $598.53 Garden Gate Suite;  $621.07 Summer Breeze Suite; $637.15 Cottages.  (2 nights lodging, all taxes, wine tasting on Friday, transportation to/from Bowden Bells, Baubles & Booze workshop, and breakfast each morning) NOTE: Packages must be reserved by phone as our online booking system is for room only.

 


Around Town in Wooster
June 6-8, 2014

 

Wooster Ohio

Did you know that Wooster, Ohio boasts quite a history, has art galleries, gourmet restaurants and some hidden gems?  This weekend package includes a Saturday afternoon walking tour of Wooster with sit down stops along the way.  Along the route you will be introduced to some of the history, architecture, revitalization, and some awesome food!  There will be 3 entree stops and a dessert stop.  You will get tastes at each stop but you will receive enough food to replace a meal.  There is even a goodie bag at the end of the tour that you can take home.  Transportation to/from Wooster will be on the Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast tour bus. 
Cost Per Couple: $388.67 Potting Shed/Briar Patch Rooms; $433.77 Magnolia Garden Room; $523.97 Garden Gate Suite;  $546.53 Summer Breeze Suite; $563.95 Cottages.  (
2 nights lodging, all taxes,
tour including food/beverages, bus transportation to/from Wooster, and breakfast each morning)
NOTE: Packages must be reserved by phone as our online booking system is for room only.

 

Tea for Two
July 11-13, 2014  Patriots Tea Luncheon
October 17-19, 2014  Haunted Tea Luncheon
December 5-7, 2014 Holiday High Tea

 

Victorian House Museum Millersburg Ohio

We have teamed up with the Holmes County Historical Society to bring you a delightful culinary experience.  On Saturday you will get to visit two historical buildings: Castle Club and Victorian House Museum.  The tea will take place at Castle Club which is the former home of Lessie Lee.  This masterful work of architecture was built for a descendent of what is today our Victorian House Museum.  The tea parties in July and October include a tea/luncheon.  The December experience will be a High Tea.  After the tea you will go next door to the famous Victorian House Museum.  This historical home was featured on HGTV and been studied by Ohio Paranormal Research group because it is said to be haunted.  The rooms of the museum are decorated in period and you will be amazed at the unusual fireplaces.  Transportation to these homes is not provided but is only a 5 mile drive from our B&B.  We will provide a map for you to get there.

  Cost Per Room: $332 Potting Shed/Briar Patch Rooms; $377 Magnolia Garden Room; $468 Garden Gate Suite;  $490 Summer Breeze Suite; $495 Cottages.  (2 nights lodging, all taxes, tea at Castle Club, Victorian House Museum tour, and breakfast each morning.  Room rates are based on double occupancy)
NOTE: Packages must be reserved by phone as our online booking system is for room only.

 

 

MURDER MYSTERY WEEKENDS

 

Murder at Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Weekend
February 28, 2014

Pretend that you are in New Orleans and you're at the biggest Mardi Grasmasquerade ball of the year.   Only the most elite of New Orleans are invited to attend.  Fancy gowns, glamourous masks, gossip and murder are a part of the evening.  Some of the most colorful characters are in this mystery such as a swamp witch, an alligator wrestler, a Gothic novelist, a French maid, and more!  The mystery is played in rounds and a progressive meal will be served throughout the evening. 
Cost Per Couple: $384 Potting Shed/Briar Patch Rooms; $452 Magnolia Garden Room; $519 Garden Gate Suite; 
$542 Summer Breeze Suite; (2 nights lodging, all taxes, murder mystery including dinner/beverages, and breakfast each morning).
NOTE: Packages must be reserved by phone as our online booking system is for room only.

Murder in the Mediterranean
March 28, 2014

Grab your suitcase because we're going to "set sail on a cruise ship".  You are one of the ship's crew and one of the crew has committed a murder!     The captain of the ship has summoned the suspects to his dinner table to solve the murder.  Will it be the chef?  The chorus girl?  The Bartender?  The massage therapist?  The entertainer?  Join us for a fun-filled night . . .  indulge in a progressive dinner in between each round of the mystery.  Cost Per Couple: $384 Potting Shed/Briar Patch Rooms; $452 Magnolia Garden Room; $519 Garden Gate Suite;  $542 Summer Breeze Suite; (2 nights lodging, all taxes, murder mystery including dinner/beverages, and breakfast each morning).
NOTE: Packages must be reserved by phone as our online booking system is for room only.

Ohio Murder Mystery

Lethal Luau Murder Mystery Weekend
May 2, 2014

Pull out your hula skirt and brush up on your dancing lessons!  This murder mystery is set in Hawaii!  You're at a beach party luau  for a birthday party when a body is discovered.  Did the big Chief do it?  The surfer dude?  Hawaiian Dancer?  Good food, good fun, good time will be had by all.  The mystery is played in rounds and you will receive a different course of food in between each round.
Cost Per Couple: $384 Potting Shed/Briar Patch Rooms; $452 Magnolia Garden Room; $519 Garden Gate Suite; $542 Summer Breeze Suite; (2 nights lodging, all taxes, murder mystery including dinner/beverages, and breakfast each morning).
Get a sneak peak of this mystery on YouTube
NOTE: Packages must be reserved by phone as our online booking system is for room only.

Taste for Wine &Murder Murder Mystery Weekend
June 27, 2014
It is time for the annual wine festival in California when the body of the vineyard owner appears.  He's been missing for 6 years.  Everyone of our guests/festival attendees is a suspect in his murder.  Will it be the actress?  The vineyard manager? The relative? The German Art Dealer?  The mystery is played in rounds and a progressive meal complete with wine will be served between the rounds.
Cost Per Couple: $384 Potting Shed/Briar Patch Rooms; $452 Magnolia Garden Room; $519 Garden Gate Suite; $542 Summer Breeze Suite;
NOTE: Packages must be reserved by phone as our online booking system is for room only.


If you are not available on the above dates get a group of 8-10 friends and take over our B&B and we'll set up a murder mystery for your group!  Call us to discuss the various themes based on your party size.

WINE TOURS

 

Wine Tasting WeekendCork & Fork: 2014 Wine Tasting Weekend
 June 20-22


We a
re going to tantalize your taste buds with our all-new wine tasting tour.   The tour will take place on Saturday and includes 7 stops for wine tasting!     At 4 of the 7 stops you will be treated to snacks, lunch, and dinner along with your wine samples.  The 3-course dinner includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert plus a glass of wine to accompany each course.  Your entree choices include Chicken Mediterranean, Lasagna, and Eggplant Parmesan.  One of the best parts of this tour is the designated driver so you can hop on our tour bus and not worry about where to go or if you have had too much wine.
Cost Per Couple  $493.75 Potting Shed/Briar Patch Rooms; $538.85 Magnolia Garden Room; $629.05 Garden Gate Suite;  651.61 Summer Breeze Suite; $658.43 Cottages at Garden Gate Get-A-Way
(Rates include 2 nights lodging, all taxes, breakfast each morning, transportation, 3-course dinner for 2, lunch for 2, wine tasting at each stop, tour & tasting at Ravens Glenn Winery. 
NOTE: Packages must be reserved by phone as our online booking system is for room only.

 

Something New at Garden Gate Get-A-Way


Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast steak dinnerWe have purchased a grill for weekend "Grill Your Own Dinner" packages.  We will provide the grill, meat (steak or chicken), 2 side dishes, rolls, and a bottle of wine (non-alcoholic sparkling juice if you prefer).  You grill your own meat to your liking and we'll have a plate with everything else prepared for you.  Eat outside at one of our picnic tables or at one of the tables in our Breakfast Room.

This package will be available on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday.  This will be available from May through the end of October.  Must book at least 48 hours prior to check-in.

Cost: $35 per person 

 

  

 

 


 

MUSICAL GETAWAYS

Bud Preston

 

LOVE STORY: A Musical Journey
Next date to be posted soon

Romance will fill the air when we serenade your sweetheart with our concert, 'Come to Me: Romancing the Erie Canal'.  Bud Preston, a Grammy-nominated, finger-style guitar artist will be performing on Saturday evening with a picnic dinner being served.  Preston has written a series of songs that tell a love story of a young couple that is separated when he comes to Ohio to work on building the Erie Canal.  Preston tells stories behind the songs before he performs them.  The concert and picnic will be Saturday night as you are mesmerized by his music and you watch the stars come out.  You will have plenty of free time Friday night and Saturday during the day to explore the area and unwind at our campfire.

 

 

Horsing Around In Amish CountryMillersburg Ohio Horses
Available year round.

Check out the Holmes County Rails To Trails hiking, biking, walking & horseback riding path in Ohio's Amish Country! Bring your horse to our Amish Country B&B when you come to ride the Rails To Trails path. Rails to Trails is part of a National program where old railroad tracks are being pulled to create hiking, biking, walking, bird watching and horseback riding experiences. The Holmes County section is the only one in the USA where you might pass Amish buggies on your adventure! Our Amish neighbor has facilities to board your horse. They will provide grain, hay and water in your boarding fee, along with a place to park your horse trailer. While we're only 2 miles from Berlin, we are surrounded by farms and you can even ride your horse around the back roads of our B&B. This is your chance to ride the Trail, as well as explore Amish Country's cheese factories, bakeries, restaurants, shops, antiques, wineries, museums & more! We'll make it simple by packaging your room fee with the horse boarding fee and you only have to pay 1 time! For guests who don't own a horse, we can set up horseback riding at a near by stable. They will not let you take the horses out to the Rails To Trails path, however you will get to walk, trot and run the horses with an experienced guide in the beautiful rolling hills of Holmes County.

 

 
 
 
   
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