Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Trip to Lehman's...Please Advise



Dearest Readers,


I was wondering if you would be so kind as to advise Dearest and I about traveling from Colorado to Ohio....we want to make sure to visit Lehman's and any other wonderful spots you might suggest.

We are driving our large 11 passenger van (seats removed...except for the driver's and passenger's seat, of course) so that we are able to bring home a few treasures from Amish country! We have always wanted to visit this part of our Great Nation during the fall and this year we are finally able to make the trip!

Would you be so kind as to leave me information on places to visit, things to do and accommodations in and around the Kidron, Ohio area....we are traveling sometime later in the fall. We are waiting to finalize our trip once we know more about the events in the area.

I am just over the moon about this trip!

Yours so kindredly,

Shan


6 comments:

Kimberly said...

I think your route should include driving through Berthoud. :) I miss you!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

It is just beautiful around Amish country in Ohio during the fall. We stayed at a B&B there last year and then went through one of the small towns that had an Amish grocery on the way home.

I hadn't thought of going to Lehman's, love their catalog!

One of the larger Amish communities in the country is also in Northern Indiana. There is a restaurant in the area (Mennonite I think) called Das Dutchmen Essenhaus that our family loves. We lived in that area for a year back in the late 80's.

It is near the Amish community of Middlebury (in between South Bend and Ft. Wayne).

Bonnie said...

I live a little over an hour away, and you WILL NOT be disappointed!
Lehmans itself is nearly an all day trip, looking, dreaming, drooling. Yep, its great. Anyway, there are a number of fun places to visit in the nearby towns, mostly craft shops, and things like that, but you can park and walk.
Let me do some looking up to see what all there is, and I will get back to you. The only thing you might have trouble with is a place to stay. With it being fall a lot of places book up quickly.
(My husband is talking about a trip down there this fall, MAYBE we will bump into each other!)

Bonnie said...

http://www.berlinohio.com/
http://www.kidronohio.com/
http://www.walnutcreekamishfleamarket.com/
http://www.visitamishcountry.com/
http://www.heinis.com/
http://www.visitamishcountry.com/lodging.php
http://www.oacountry.com/
http://www.experience-ohio-amish-country.com/

Okay, I tried to get a general amount of info,
as we tend to do things that are children easy: Lehmans and Heinis Cheese (you get to sample all the cheeses- forget a meal that day!), and sometimes a furniture store, if we are looking for something.
The places are all fairly close together (unless a place states that its in Geauga county! Thats a good hour and a half northeast!), and then of course there is all the scenery driving from destination to destination.
If you have any other questions, please let me know, and I'll see what I can find out for you.

Bonnie said...

Since you're planning on the end of October, I would say you stand a much better chance of winging it. Be on the look out for little bed and breakfasts as you are driving around, they are scattered everywhere! As for other meals, I'm not sure you will find a bad place to stop! Der Dutchman has a great breakfast buffet. I know there is one in Walnut Creek, and others in various locations, you could probably find where they are in one of those links I sent you.

Anonymous said...

Hello! It will probably be difficult to find a place to stay in Holmes county in October, it is their "high" season....we visit a few times every year and we especially enjoy the shops around Walnut Creek, the quilt/fabric shop by Lehmans in Kidron, Keim Lumber in Charm, Homespun Treasures just west of Berlin, the apple orchard just north of Walnut Creek, and a wonderful craft shop in the middle of Berlin (I don't recall the name....just plan to spend much time dreaming!) Have a wonderful time!