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Ohio Amish Country: Food, Furniture, Home

Here are other spots across Holmes County and the surrounding area that should be on your itinerary for Amish Country road trip. 

HOME

Berlin Antique Mall: Located on the campus of Shrock’s Heritage Village, this store’s wooden wraparound porch is filled with vintage finds that offer travelers a preview of what’s inside the 13,000-square-foot showroom. Ninety different vendors sell inside, offering everything from pottery and quilts to automotive accessories and furniture. 4370 St. Rte. 39, Berlin 44610, 330/893-3051, amishfarmvillage.com

Dutch Valley Gifts & The Coop: Housed in a restored barn, this store offers three floors of kitchenware, seasonal home decor and trendy boutique clothing. Bird feeders and an abundance of luxurious personal care items highlight the diverse inventory. 1367 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek 44681, 330/852-4926, dhgroup.com

Lehman’s: For more than 60 years, Lehman’s has embraced simpler times with a general store filled with nonelectric items. The store’s incredibly diverse array of old-fashioned products ranges from butter churns to lanterns to Amish-made baskets displayed in a nearly quarter-mile-long series of showrooms. 4779 Kidron Rd., Dalton 44618 (GPS directions), 800/438-5346, lehmans.com

Sol’s in Berlin: Expanding from the single storefront they started with in 1993, the Swartzentruber family now has three side-by-side locations: Sol’s Palace, Sol’s Exchange and Sol’s Kit-N-Kaboodle. Inside, a total of more than 400 vendors cater to all of your arts-and-crafts needs. 4914 W. Main St., Berlin 44610, 330/893-3100, solsinberlin.com

Walnut Street Antiques: Located in downtown Wooster, Dale Sorchy and Barb Champion’s business has transformed the duo’s knack for collecting into a fun store. Nostalgia runs high here, with offerings ranging from high-end furniture and traditional antiques to vinyl records and pinball machines. 132 N. Walnut St., Wooster 44691, 330/264-3030, walnutstreetantiques.com

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FURNITURE

The Colonial Homestead: Dan E. Raber has built furniture since age 12 and continues to do so today, using antique hand tools to craft his pieces. The no-power-tool space in the heart of Millersburg is located just down the street from a gallery where Raber sells some of his works. 144 W. Jackson St., Millersburg 44654, 330/600-9445

Homestead Furniture: Originally selling their wares out of a chicken coop, the Hershberger family’s business has blossomed into an elegant three-floor showroom with thousands of items. Guests can order custom products and even schedule a factory tour to see some of the Amish craftsmen at work.  8233 St. Rte. 241, Mount Hope 44660, 866/674-4902, homestead-furniture.com
 
Miller’s Rustic Furniture: Owner Joe Miller’s large retail showroom is next door to his woodworking plant, where most of the store’s inventory is crafted by Amish employees. The cheery and well-lit storeroom serves as the perfect backdrop for Miller’s sturdy and casual wooden creations. 6101 County Rd. 68, Millersburg 44654, 330/674-9709, millersrusticfurniture.com

Swiss Valley Furniture: Kendrick Mullet’s 24,000-square-foot retail showroom sells a variety of traditional, transitional and contemporary styles of handmade, hardwood furniture. From pieces for the home and office to rockers that look like horses, everything is crafted on-site, one piece at a time. 2431 St. Rte. 39, Sugarcreek 44681, 330/403-4271, swissvalleyfurniture.com

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CHEESEMAKERS

Broad Run Cheese: T
his family-owned and -operated cheese house has been creating and perfecting their recipes since 1933. The shop’s line of offerings range from classic baby Swiss to yogurt cheese, and Swiss Heritage wines are exclusively bottled on the premises. 6011 Old Route 39 NW, Dover 44622, 330/343-4108, broadruncheese.com 

Guggisberg Cheese:
Home to the famous Original Baby Swiss Cheese, the Guggisberg family has been crafting a variety of cheeses for three generations. Local farmers still deliver fresh milk to the Guggisberg factory daily, and the small storefront sells an assortment of award-winning cheeses. 5060 St. Rte. 557, Millersburg 44654, 330/893-2500, babyswiss.com

Heini’s Cheese Chalet: This Holmes County cheese shop makes more than 80 varieties and invites guests to sample before buying. Heini’s has made its famous yogurt cheese since 1970, but today the flavors range from garden vegetable to garlic to ghost pepper. 6005 County Rd. 77, Millersburg 44654, 330/893-2131
 
Pearl Valley Cheese: What started with a few bricks of cheese from Swiss immigrant Ernest Stalder in 1928 is now a family-owned business known for its Swiss cheese. An expanded on-site retail store shows visitors how the Stalders craft their variety of cheeses. 54760 Twp. Rd. 90, Fresno 43824, 740/545-6002, pearvalleycheese.com

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QUILT & SEWING SHOPS

Helping Hands Quilt Shop: This traditional Amish quilt shop has helped quilters of all skill levels perfect their technique since 1974. The store stocks over 3,000 bolts of fabric and quilting tools. There are also more than 100 quilts available for sale. 4848 St. Rte. 39, Berlin 44610, 330/893-2233, helpinghandsquilts.com

Miller’s Dry Goods: An Amish Country staple since 1965, this small business has transformed from a place to buy fabrics and lotions to an Amish quilting haven. For those interested in trying quilting, the store offers a kit that includes everything you need to get started. 4500 St. Rte. 557, Millersburg 44654, 330/893-9899, millersdrygoods.com

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BAKERIES & SWEETS


Coblentz Chocolate Co.: This shop sells more than 120 varieties of gourmet chocolates, truffles and candy all made the old-fashioned way: by hand. Don’t miss the best-selling Ritz peanut butter sandwich — a gourmet take on the popular milk-chocolate-covered creation. 4917 Walnut St., Walnut Creek 44687, 800/338-9341, coblentzchocolates.com

Hartzler Family Dairy: The Hartzler family scoops up a diverse and fun selection of homemade ice creams, sourcing the milk from their own dairy farm as well as a few others. In addition to flavors such as Chicken Feed and Cowboy Crunch, the dairy also sells sundaes, ice cream sandwiches and root beer floats. 5454 Cleveland Rd., Wooster 44691, 330/345-8190, hartzlerfamilydairy.com

Miller’s Bakery: Owner Jonas Miller runs this authentic Amish bakery with the help of his daughter. The shop stocks handmade chocolates, whoopie pies, cream sticks and more. It’s known for its cheese tarts — flaky pastry dough packed with fruit filling — and sells more than 70 dozen daily. 4280 Township Rd. 356, Millersburg 44654, 330/893-3002

Olde World Bakery & Bistro: After attending college in Europe, Mandy Beachy incorporated her passion for Old World flavors into the bakery she opened in 2013. Don’t miss the best-selling apple bread pudding. Two locations: 4364 St. Rte. 39, Millersburg 44654, 330/893-1077; 73 W. Jackson St., Millersburg 44654, 330/473-6008, oldeworldbakeryandbistro.com

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RESTAURANTS

Boyd & Wurthmann Restaurant:
Originally founded as a small grocery store in the late 1930s, this restaurant is known for its hearty fare and incredible selection of pies. Grab a seat at the vintage lunch counter or a table in the dining room, just be sure to bring cash or check. 4819 E. Main St., Berlin 44610, 330/893-4000, boydandwurthmann.com

Der Dutchman: One of Dutchman Hospitality’s five Ohio eateries, this homestyle restaurant offers a menu featuring local specialties such as broasted chicken and mashed potatoes to fruit pies and cheesecake. 4967 Walnut St., Walnut Creek 44687, 330/893-2981, dhgroup.com

Dutch Valley Restaurant & Bakery: Family owned since 1969, this restaurant serves Amish Country staples like old-fashioned roast beef, broasted chicken and peanut butter pie in a dining room that can seat up to 600 guests. Dutchman Hospitality operates four other Ohio eateries. 1343 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek 44681, 330/852-4627, dhgroup.com

Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen: Gloria Yoder opened this popular spot in 1994, offering a menu of time-tested classics and creative new dishes. The fried chicken and beef pot roast are favorites, as is the Wedding Steak, hand-formed and lightly browned ground beef baked in a mushroom sauce. 8101 St. Rte. 241, Mount Hope 44660, 330/674-0922, mrsyoderskitchen.com 

Rebecca’s Bistro: Chef Rebecca Miller opened this spot with her husband in 2002 and sells jars of her tomato basil soup for patrons to take home with them. The eatery serves breakfast and lunch. 4986 Walnut St., Walnut Creek 44687, 330/893-2668, rebeccasbistro.com

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