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“Tranquil Natural Setting with Luxurious Amenities & Great Hospitality!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Inn at Honey Run
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   6920 County Road 203, Millersburg, OH 44654   |  
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Ranked #5 of 14 Millersburg B&B and Inns
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“Tranquil Natural Setting with Luxurious Amenities & Great Hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2007

My husband and I just returned from the Inn at Honey Run yesterday 8/5/07. We celebrated our anniversary with the Inn's Romance Package which included continental breakfasts in the room, a gift basket and dinner one evening.

From the moment we arrived we knew it was going to be a tranquil weekend. The grounds are well manicured and yet very natural. The walkways through the woods, the flowers everywhere and the vast amount of trees makes it a very tranquil location.

The front desk personnel was VERY helpful and expedient with check in and then went above and beyond spending several minutes with me directing us to the best local attractions.

The room was really unique in a good way. We stayed in a Honeycomb suite. The room consisted of Bathroom w/ jetted tub, There was a dressing area with desk, would be great for a computer work area as well and an adequate closet. The room was appointed with local artisan crafts & quilts but still elegant and streamline. (Not too country, girlish) Comfy bed, nice linens, Iron & board, Nice natural bathroom shampoos, cond., lotions,etc. and there is a large stone fireplace in the sitting area adjoining the bed area. Complimentary biscotti, coffee, tea hot cocoa. The patio is made private with sandstone walls and lush landscaping. We never heard or saw our neighbors one time. We found it to be a perfect place for animal watching. Bird feeders are precisely placed for optimal bird watching. We saw birds we have never seen before. Hundreds of them. In the morning while drinking our coffee on the patio a hummingbird decided we wanted to taste the flowers on my floral nightgown. I was quite surprised and my husband laughed his butt off. Our room also overlooked the resident sheep and goat. The goat is very friendly and likes apples. The view from the room is of hilly Ohio country. Very nice. In my pictures you will see a very misty morning sunrise at about 5 am.

We had our dinner at the Inn's restaurant the first night. We were told that they were very busy and a little short handed so the Hostess herself was going to take our order. She and the food were sensational. 5 star. I suggest the three mushrooms on polenta as an appetizer. I had a steak with a lovely red wine/mushroom sauce. It was fabulous and a large portion. My husband had the pork tenderloin with fennel sauce and he loved it as well. We took our dessert "To go" as we were so full but that too was really good. A fruit tart.

At dinner the Inn Keeper introduced himself. Phil gave us the history of the Inn. He is a super guy! Friendly and very FUNNY! He is very concerned that you have the best possible experience at the Inn which makes him very diverse, even working in the kitchen for dinner that evening.

The second evening we went to the "barbeque" that they offer. The live sophisticated jazz quartet was great! It was very romantic out on the dimly light pavilion. Again the owner was there to mingle and even bought us a couple of drinks. Very hospitable. The BBQ was very diverse and tasty. More like an upscale BBQ. We never made it to dessert.

Both nights we enjoyed ourselves so much that we did not get back to the room in time to put out the door hanger with our breakfast requests, so we ate the continental breakfast in the dining room. The host told us of some of the days local area happenings and even marked out a map for us. Nice guy.

We will definitely be back soon! This fall in fact. I cannot even imaging the grounds looking better than they do but in the fall I am sure it is spectacular.

As we checked out Phil again was there to say goodbye. Phil is the main catalyst of the future success of this Inn.

The only suggestion to a guest would be to bring your own cooler for those leftovers and beer etc. There is no refrigerator but they provide ice across the hall.
The TV only has 5 or 6 channels so if it rains you may want to bring a movie for the VCR or watch the Amish documentaries that are in the sitting area of the honeycomb lobby. (Didn't realize they were there until we were leaving and would have loved to watch one of them).

My only suggestion for the Inn is small but we really could have used them. It is a communal microwave in the ice, soda, beverage area for those leftovers from the restaurant/ popcorn etc. and a corkscrew to open those local wineries bottles. Other than that it was perfect.

Thanks to all that made our stay so momentous. We will be back soon.

Michelle and Paul Miller

  • Liked — The beautiful natural setting the staff and owner Phil.
  • Disliked — No communal Microwave, Refrigerator.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thornville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2006

Great location. So private, elegant and refined. Might be our favorite place.

  • Liked — Comfortable bed, wonderful linens,quiet atmosphere
  • Disliked — Increased rates during peak season
  • Stayed March 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2006

My fiance and I stayed at in the Honeycombs near the end of August for my birthday. From the moment we checked in, the staff was very hospitable. When we walked into the room, we heard birds chirping (due to a CD playing) which told me this was going to be wonderful and relaxing! Our room had a stone fireplace, binoculars and many books about nature and wildlife there. The shower had decent pressure and the tub had jets in it although only one person could fit at a time. We had dinner in the main restaurant and although the menu was limited, the tuna was wonderful. The cheesecake is also highly recommended! We had bought a package deal that included our meal the first night. We had room service in the morning which delivered a continental breakfast (that was delicious) right to our room on a cart! Our cell phones would not work there which was another plus! We had the BBQ at the Treetop restaurant outside the second night. Very good food again and served buffett style. Overall, our stay was very relaxing and quiet. It was nice to see the sheep in a pen across from our patio (they did not make a sound). We did not sit on the patio due to the humidity outside at the time. The only complaint would be that the bed was extremely hard! Kind of uncomfortable for someone who has back problems.

  • Liked — Peace and quiet
  • Disliked — hard bed
  • Tips/Secrets — Be prepared to not be able to use cell phones! This is being back to nature
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2005

We stayed in room 324 at the Inn at Honey Run for our 5th anniversary in September 2005. It's a lovely inn and property. It is very nature-oriented, with furniture and decor made from logs, nature prints throughout, etc.

There are several lodging options, including the famous Honeycombs. We stayed in a mid-level inn room. There was a king bed, desk with chair, bench, armoire with tv in the main area. Then there was another section to the room, a sunken reading nook 2 steps down. In this sunken section there was a leather recliner with ottomon, floor lamp, and a large window seat, which was actually two twin mattresses end-to-end. The roof of this area was pitched and 2 skylights allowed us to watch the stars at night.

The continental breakfast was good - muffins, coffee cake, cereal, yogurt, granola, juice and other beverages. My husband had a delicious omelet. The lunch was just "okay," as was the service. It appears they are working on making the restaurant more high-profile, and I agree that they could use some more training.

Lots of short, easy hiking trails through the surrounding woods. We saw a racoon and (possibly) a young bear. Birdwatchers love the place. There are binoculars available and bird watching accessories for sale, artwork on the walls, CDs playing throughout with bird noises, etc. Lots of books and magazines to browse. Everyone was friendly, the toiletries were great and the robes are very lush and soft.

Overall, a very nice place to stay when visiting Amish country.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edenton, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2005

Tucked alongside a meandering brook amid Ohio's Old-Order Amish country, the Inn at Honey Run provides a warmly sophisticated contrast to the simple rusticity of its neighboring farms, yet it's in perfect architectural balance with its wooded setting, just a couple of miles outside Millersburg, Ohio. The main inn is paneled in native woods, mostly maple, and birdfeeders hang outside almost every window-wall. Handsome quilts and other works by local artists adorn the walls. There are earth-sheltered suites with native stone fireplaces just a short walk from the main inn, and several larger cottages also available for families and small groups.

Each room in the main inn has its own distinctive nature-oriented decor, and all are furnished with elegant amenities, bedroom slippers, robes, and the like. The dining room offers a sumptuous complimentary continental breakfast, (which can be supplemented with a full breakfast menu), as well as delicious- and creative- lunch and dinner offerings. Each employee of the inn seemed to make a special effort to be hospitable.

The proprietor, a former professional musician with a major metropolitan orchestra, invites his old friends in for weekends from time to time to offer concerts and workshops for lucky guests, and on Sunday nights, there's a popular 'raid the kitchen' supper. The extensive grounds include several miles of walking trails, both in the woods and across hillside meadows.

Both the tranquility of the inn and the simplicity of the surrounding Amish countryside offered us a restorative retreat from a too hectic life, with reminders around every bend in the road, of what's really important in life.

Armed with a detailed township map from the front desk, we meandered down dirt farm roads behind black Amish buggies, and waved back to little children, admiring the neat rows of shocked wheat, the teams of draft horses plowing fields, the clotheslines flapping with somber-colored clothing in 12 different sizes.

Our room boasted a large balcony, and as we sat listening to the crickets and watching little brown bats dart around a distant security light, a huge barn owl swooped silently so low over our heads we could almost touch it. We could have asked for no more-- ours was a memorable stay, and we only wish it could have been much longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2004

Tucked alongside a meandering creek, the Inn at Honey Run fits right into its woodsy surroundings in the heart of Ohio's Amish country. Acres of glass, bird feeders everywhere, and beautiful honey-colored maple woodwork set this contemporary inn off to its best advantage. My spouse and I spent our anniversary there in July of 2004, and found it absolutely perfect in every way. We arrived to a warm welcome, interesting fellow guests, a gorgeous room with fine amenities- right down to the thick terrycloth bathrobes, delicious dinner imaginatively prepared, -- a real treat all the way around. The grounds are laced with pretty trails, and wildlife is plentiful.
The Inn's decor and food provide elegant contrast to the hearty fare and farm-centered life elsewhere in rural Holmes County. Shoppers will enjoy the fine Amish handmade furniture, needlework, and other crafts to be found in nearby towns and villages, dotted among the hills and scenic farmland. Do take time to wander the unpaved township roads and appreciate the simple life of the Old Order Amish, without powerlines, cars, or cell phones.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2004

We have been to the Inn at Honey Run on two occasions, the last in November, 2002. On each occasion I found the accommodations to be excellent. We stayed in the main inn both times, although they offer additional accommodations in nearby cabins and in unique partially underground facilites called The Honeycomb. The entire property is on a hillside off of a narrow local road, and is surrounded by trees. Birds and wildlife are all around. Food at the restaurant is exceptionally good.

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Address: 6920 County Road 203, Millersburg, OH 44654
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Location: United States > Ohio > Millersburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Millersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Honey Run 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the rolling hills in the heart of the Ohio Amish Country, the Inn at Honey Run is a serene oasis of nature and wildlife, comfort and privacy, fine dining and warm hospitality. Located in Holmes County, between the villages of Millersburg and Berlin, Ohio, we are located within two hours of Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Our country estate offers a peaceful bed and breakfast retreat from life. ... more   less 
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