A beautiful 1.5 hour drive from Columbus sits this stunningly historic inn. We arrived on a Tuesday evening, knocked at the door and Ian answered immediately. Upon entry, we quickly smelled chocolate chip cookies that must have been fresh out of the oven. Ian showed us to our room- The Walnut and it was quaint and perfect for a quick stay. The king size bed was very comfortable and had the most luxurious sheets - which we learned you can actually purchase sets of. The room had a few small night stands, sitting area, small tv with DVD player and an en suite bathroom. The bathroom was small but had all of the amenities you would need - including grapefruit scented hand soap. Cell phone service was very spotty but the inn does have free WiFi so that helped a bit. This didn’t matter to us as we quickly made the jaunt into town to grab a bottle of wine for dinner (you can bring your own and Ian/Yvonne will gladly serve at dinner) and headed back to enjoy the most delicious meal. All guests met in the formal living room just prior to dinner service and were presented the menu by Ian. We each chose our entree and took our seats for dinner. This four course meal far exceeded any expectations we had prior to our stay. After wine/drink service, we enjoyed bread and zucchini and curry soup. It was light, refreshing and the flavor of the curry was not overpowering. The salad was a spring mix with candied pecans, feta, apples, cranberries and a vinaigrette that was a beautiful addition. For our main course, we both opted to have the salmon with pineapple salsa, served with potatoes and asparagus/carrots. Lastly, the dessert was a homemade chocolate and apricot torte. After dinner, Ian and Yvonne joined us at the table to share history of the inn and swap stories. This was unexpected, but kind and so welcomed. Yvonne and Ian are the most gracious hosts and their animals were a joy to have around. We awoke to the smell of Yvonne making Breakfast the next morning. As we prepared to check out, we sat down with the other guests for the meal. A fruit plate to start with homemade banana date muffins (still warm in the basket) and a split plate of a Spanish torte and almond croissant French toast. We certainly did not go hungry. Do not pass up this off the beaten path destination. Ian and Yvonne make you feel as though you are at home. It would be great for couples visiting Amish country or a weekend girls shopping trip. And because the accommodations are plentiful with the cabins and guest house, this could easily host wedding guests or a bridal party. Don’t forget to grab one of Yvonne’s recipe books on your way out! A big thank you to the both of them for making this such an enjoyable stay.…
We enjoyed two nights on our drive for the holidays. The first night was in the Willow Room, and the second in the Dogwood. Yvonne and Ian are welcoming and kind. We traveled with our dog, and stayed in the out building located near the main house. There was ample parking, and both rooms were plenty big for us. Both rooms were well appointed and very clean. We had dinners and breakfast in the main house and enjoyed meeting other guests. I would stay again and recommend it to others.
Just had 4 wonderful days at the White Oak Inn for our anniversary. It was wonderful. The Inn keepers are awesome people. The food is unbelievable it is that good. I would rate it higher than a five if I could. Its great for a couples getaway or a girlfriends trip. Nice place for relaxing or if you want to visit there is wine and cheese places,Amish country.
Rain so we couldn't bike the Kokosing Path. Spent our day in Amish country exploring, visiting wineries. Second stay at White Oak and enjoyed dinner of chicken or salmon. Appetizer, salad, bread and dessert. Nice conversation with Yvonne during dinner. Breakfast a real treat, banana split french toast or Spanish torta. Date/applesauce muffins and juice. Quiet, peaceful, comfortable rooms.
We thoroughly our recent stay at the White Oak Inn. Ian and Yvonne, the owners, are delightful, gracious hosts. Yvonne is a fabulous cook and they happily accommodated all of my dietary restrictions. Each breakfast dish was freshly prepared, and each was outstanding even despite allergy-free adjustments to recipes. We thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, good conversation, and the fact that the Inn is pet-friendly. We will definitely visit again if was are back in the area!