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This week’s guest on Amish Wisdom left the corporate world for the slower pace of being an inn keeper. She now runs a successful Bed & Breakfast smack in the middle of the largest Amish population in America. I’ve stayed at this lovely inn, highly recommend it, and knew Carol would make a fascinating guest on the show!
Carol Steffey, owner of Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast in Millersburg, OH, left the corporate life to become an innkeeper in the middle of the World’s Largest Amish Community 8 years ago. Every bed and breakfast has a niche whether it is antiques, corporate travel, near wineries, etc. Carol created her niche by getting educated about the Amish lifestyle and sharing that knowledge with bed and breakfast guests. She shares stories about her Amish neighbors while sitting around the nightly campfire with guests or sometimes over breakfast. She has worked with Amish neighbors to provide B&B guests with the opportunity to have dinner with an Amish family. She also partners with a local tour guide to offer guests a narrated tour of Amish Country that includes stops at Amish homes and businesses. One of the most unique things about Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast is that they have created 8 different self-guided back road tours of Amish Country that guests may take at their own leisure. Stops include Amish candle makers, leather belt makers, basket makers, furniture builders, quilters, general stores, and more. Each of these Amish businesses are located on their farms or homesteads so guests get a sneak peak at the Amish lifestyle. Carol Steffey makes it a goal that each and every bed and breakfast guests that walks through their door has a special experience in Amish Country. In the past 3 years, they have won awards from bedandbreakfast.com for being one of the Best Value Inns in the USA, one of the Best Bed & Breakfasts in the Midwest, and one of the Top 10 B&B’s in the USA!
Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast is located on Township Road 353 at the corner of 6041 Township Road 310, Millersburg, OH 44654. Phone number: 330-674-7608
Carol does suggest making advance reservations, especially from July to October.
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