Looking for the idyllic getaway? Then plan the perfect Ohio getaway at The Inn at Honey Run! Nestled in the hills of Holmes County, surrounded by Ohio’s natural beauty, this boutique resort is a pleasant and scenic 2-hour drive northeast from Columbus. Located between Millersburg and Berlin, in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country, The Inn at Honey Run has the perfect location to explore Amish country or to explore the Inn’s beautiful natural setting. A weekend escape to The Inn at Honey Run will revive your senses and allow you to reconnect with nature in a delightful peaceful atmosphere!
The Inn at Honey Run provides guests with an intimate full service country inn atmosphere. With just 40 rooms (situated throughout the property: 25 rooms and suites in the main building, 12 Honeycomb rooms built into the hillside, and 2 cottages with 2 private bedrooms), each guest room (includes HD televisions with satellite, free Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee makers, and Tarocco bath amenities) offers a private oasis with sweeping views of the natural countryside. We stayed in a spacious suite with a private balcony overlooking the wooded hillside. Sitting on the balcony, a tranquil retreat of nature, with birds chirping and autumn leaves falling, it was nice to only hear nature’s calming lyrics.
Even though one could just stay in the comfortable rooms to relax, the Inn has numerous activities to entice guests to explore the Inn’s 50-acres of hills, walking trails, and woodlands. From common social places to interact with other guests, enjoying a cup of coffee or cocktail by the inviting fireplace, bird watching (binoculars and birding guides are included in all guest rooms!), guests can borrow the Inn’s night vision goggles to view nocturnal bird and animal species, scenic walks along the numerous trails, exploring the new open air art museum, feeding the resident sheep, fishing, and just enjoying being surrounded by Ohio’s natural landscape!
Tarragon, the Inn’s only restaurant, offers casual fine dining with wonderful views of the wooded hillside. Serving breakfast (continental breakfast included with your stay!), lunch and dinner, guests will dine on contemporary American cuisine with French and Southern cooking styles that satisfies the palate! I was pleasantly surprised at the superb meals we consumed at Tarragon! I’m no food critic, and I have eaten wonderful meals all around this world, but the dinner at Tarragon was so delicious and my meal was comparable to a meal at a fine dining restaurant in a world-renowned city! Not only was the food delicious, the Tarragon staff were accommodating and friendly, which makes the dining experience even better!
Holmes County Open Air Art Museum:
Not only is The Inn at Honey Run a wonderful weekend retreat, but the Inn is also home to Ohio’s first open-air art museum, the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum (OAAM). The Holmes County Open Air Art Museum (OAAM) will be a collection of artwork, earthwork, and sculptures permanently installed throughout the peaceful natural setting. With the grand opening of OAAM this past September, the first art exhibit to debut throughout the lush wooded forest was the tranquil Haiku Walk-Poets Along the Trail. Dispersed throughout the 1.5 mile OAAM Trail, the Haiku Walk (in partnership with the Haiku Society of America) encourages visitors to read a series of Haiku poems engraved onto metal plaques which are embedded on large stones along the trail. The Haiku poems of the path tells the story of the seasons of a full Midwestern year, the poems are the perfect addition to the tranquil natural scenery!
With the successful installation of the Haiku Walk, the second art exhibit was installed last week along the OAAM Trail. “Face the Nations”, is a nine-foot tall steel sculpture shaped like a Native American Totem Pole. Designed and hand-crafted by local metal artists, Jan and Vince Bowden (Bowden Bells), this piece of artwork is a tribute to the spirit of the lands, the beauty of the natural world, the history of Holmes County, and the Native Americans whom inspired this piece. The unveiling ceremony started with a cocktail hour with the artists, then, as a group, we made our way along the dark path lit by torch-light towards the art piece. With traditional Native American flute music echoing throughout the forest, the coolness of the fall night, and a short pyrotechnic display encircling the group with a smoky haze, the unveiling of the metal sculpture was quite the art opening experience! After the ceremony, the wonderful evening continued at the Face the Nations Dinner with the Artists. This three-course exquisite meal was served at the Inn’s restaurant, Tarragon, it was the perfect way to end a wonderful celebration of art and nature!
The Inn at Honey Run truly is a perfect Ohio getaway to find peace and serenity. I was pleasantly surprised with the many nature-inspired activities, the cozy guest rooms, the “complimentary” birds outside on my balcony and the exquisite dining at Tarragon!
A special thanks to Jason Nies, the Inn Proprietor, and the lovely staff at the Inn! I was an invited guest of The Inn at Honey Run in exchange for writing a post about my experience. As always on Ohio Girl Travels, all opinions are my own! I hope I encourage you to book your next getaway at The Inn at Honey Run!