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The Inn at Honey Run Review

The Inn at Honey Run Review

The Inn at Honey Run – Full Service Bed & Breakfast

Dave and I recently got to have a romantic, quiet, relaxing and fun get away! We were treated to a wonderful weekend at The Inn at Honey Run. (Be sure to check out the Exclusive Offer … at the bottom of my post!)

The Inn is set in the woods of Millerburg in Holmes County Ohio.

Inn at Honey Run

I so often remember my Dad talking about loving The Inn at Honey Run. He and Mom used to go frequently. I was thinking I had been there before, but after Dave and I got there, I realized I had never been there. (You would not forget it!) I think I had just heard about it for so many years that I felt like I had been there.

The first thing I noticed when we got out of the car was how quiet it was and how MANY birds were singing.  Dave and I just both stood there and listened.  Now I understand why the Inn at Honey Run Facebook page has a “bird cam!”  lol  It is a motion sensor camera.  I am not sure if they have it programmed to go directly to their FB page or not (I’m guessing not, but that would be cool)

Bird Cam at Inn at Honey Run

When we walked into our room inside the lodge, there was music playing on the CD player. It was birds singing and light music in the background. It just totally set the mood for this weekend. Everything was focused on nature, outdoors, peacefulness and relaxation.
I purchased the CD in the gift shop before I left and I’m using one of the songs from it for my video.

The Inn has made some changes in the last year to the restaurant. The new chef, Scott Fetty has transformed it into a fine dining experience. In Holmes county you can find all the good Amish cooking on every corner, but if you want a nice romantic evening with great views, The Inn at Honey Run restaurant is the perfect place.

Chef Scott Fetty

Scott does wine parings each evening for his main dish. He let’s you know about the wine, why it is the best pick for that meal and a full description of all the tastes in it.


His food was wonderful. Dave and I were both trying to go low carb the weekend we were here. OMG is that like nearly impossible! Our evening meals were supposed to be served with these awesome sounding potatoes, which we asked not even to be put on our plates (we knew we would be too tempted). Look at Dave’s steak!

Inn at Honey run

My meal also was actually on a bun and I asked it to be served without the bun. It was a burger with blue cheese, onions.. omg.. so good.

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But…. we did give in and we had to try the desserts. I mean, it wouldn’t have been a fair review for all of you if you hadn’t been able to see the desserts… right? So we took one for the team.
inn at honey run dessert

Our room was so nice.  It was inside the Main lodge.

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We had skylights that looked out into the woods.  There were also these little single beds that you could lay down and look out at the woods.

Inn at honey run

There are no children allowed at the Inn at Honey Run except in the Main Lodge (Children over age 12 only).   I personally love this!  It gives you an area that you know will be nice and quiet. Most couples need some time to get away together, and when you don’t have your own kids, it’s nice to not have to deal with others kids either (in my opinion)

These are the HoneyComb rooms. They are up the hill from the lodge. I didn’t go in them, but I know this is where my Dad and Mom used to like to stay.  They also have cottages available.

Honeycombs at inn at honey run

Dave sat down while I was taking pictures and we realized the wall behind him was really different. There were numbers across the top of it. We then spotted the answer key on the table.  These are all different woods and it tells you all the trees the woods come from. Dave spent awhile looking at them and guessing them. He got most of them right. (He does have a tree farm you know) So he loved this neat feature that I would bet most people don’t even notice.

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There are several trails you can walk on. You have a map and the trails are color coded to make getting around them easy.  After you have walked the trails then you can take about a 10-15 minute drive to some of the Amish towns in Holmes county.

We visited Charm and Berlin, Sugarcreek, Walnut Creek, Winesburg, Trail, and Millersburg.

amish buggy

I love seeing the buggies and thinking about what it would be like to live that way.

We saw these cute babies with their mamas. How often do you get to see a foal nursing?  Maybe if you are around them daily, but for me, it was really special. I stood out of the car by the fence taking pictures for several minutes. Another car pulled up and a woman also got out to take some pictures.

nursing colt

Dave and I had a wonderful weekend!  We spent Friday and Saturday nights at The Inn at Honey Run. We ate breakfast (they have a great continental breakfast that is included in your room or a full breakfast menu – that Dave and I ordered off of) both mornings in the dining room and also had a wonderful dinner Saturday night.

They also have a full service spa! I didn’t take advantage of this…. oh.. but I should have!!

I can very honestly say that I would love to go back. I will recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing, beautiful get away. They also have gift certificates available that you can give this as a gift to someone.  (My friend mentioned that to me on FB when she saw some of my pictures. She said she used to get her parents GC as gifts. She said she had never been herself and after seeing my pictures she was wanting to go.)

This isn’t a place that you will want to plan on catching up on all your favorite TV shows. At least in our room, the TV was there, but reception wasn’t the greatest and the TV was very small. I think they know that people are there to enjoy nature and the outdoors.  But I do have to admit, when we did settle in, it would have been nice to have had a little larger TV.  If I had to give you some negatives about this place. There are only two things I can come up with. The TV size and the room lighting in our room. There were a couple very nice lamps that fit the decor of the room. But they did not provide great reading light. When the sun went down, I kept wanting to turn on some more lights.  (I know this room is very conducive to romance, and that is a plus….but for those other times… lights and TV would be a plus. LOL)  This might not be the same for all the rooms etc.  I can only speak for the one room I was in.

When you book your room at The Inn at Honey Run …. tell them that Sandy from Explore Ohio with Sandy sent ya!!

***Update! Exclusive Offer!! 6/4/2011.  The Inn at Honey Run is offering to give you a $25 gift certificate if you book a room for a night.  You can use this G.C. for the spa, dinner or gift shop! All you have to do is when you call to make the reservation, tell them that you saw this offer on Explore Ohio with Sandy blog!

The Inn at Honey Run
Amish Country 6920 County Road 203
Millersburg, Ohio


Our stay was comped, but this did not influence my opinions.  The pictures and video are all my own.  You can see for yourself how nice everything is. I’d go back in a heartbeat!



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