Experience Amish Culture
Holmes County, Ohio
Amish Table Talk Experience
Welcome to the kitchen of an Amish Farm home. Your private meal reservation begins with a warm friendly hello as you arrive for an evening of homemade food and friendly fellowship. Your Amish hosts make you feel right at home as they share in conversation.
Amish home # 1 ~ This couple live in their Dawdy house (near Mount Hope) on a farm where they raised their family of 10 children. After the meal, walk around the farm, see the workhorses, and leave the dishes to us!
Amish home # 2 - This couple lives north of Fredericksburg in the country. He works as a logger, so they do not farm. After the meal, you have the option to tour the one room school house on their property. (Donations accepted) He also enjoys sharing his hobby of collecting antlers and sea shells.
Both families enjoy meeting our visitors. You may take pictures of anything except full face photos of the family.
Your meal consists of homemade bread, peanut butter spread, salad, baked chicken, roast beef or ham, mashed potatoes, noodles, cooked vegetable, homemade pies for dessert and beverage.
Average time of experience - 2.5 hours
Pricing (effective Feb 1, 2024) ~
Enjoy a private meal up to 4 people (no other outside reservations will be added) for a flat fee of $180.00. More than 4 people in your group, it is an additional $40 person up to 14 people maximum.
Book a public meal for a fee of $45.00 per person with other outside reservations added. Note: Reservations do not exceed 14 people.
A Taste of the Backroads Self Guided Tour Book
This is your must have booklet when visiting Ohio's Amish Country! You haven't seen Amish country until you get on the scenic backroads of Holmes County. This self driving guide offers 3 unique 20 & 30 mile routes with turn by turn directions along with photos of what you will be seeing along the route. A detailed narrative on the Amish culture is woven within the booklet. You will learn the history, how bishops are chosen, the different groups, weddings, church services, why men wont sport a mustache, why women wont cut their hair and SO MUCH MORE! You will use this over the over and it makes for a great coffee table book. Order on this website or pick up your copy in Berlin at the Berlin Grande Hotel, Sols Craft Mall, The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, Guggisberg Swiss Inn, Evergreen RV Park, Berlin RV Park, Sleep Inn in Mount Hope, Wallhouse Hotel in Walnut Creek and Farmerstown General Store in Farmerstown. The Artisan Trail routes takes you to a broom maker, candle maker, bakery, dry goods stores, old fashioned general story for the cheapest ice cream cone around. The northern route takes you to an Amish basket maker with hundreds of varieties of baskets. $29.00 includes booklet and shipping. Make checks payable to:
La Vonne De Bois
120 Sturbridge Drive
Medina, Ohio 44256
Amish Table Talk Tours
Effective May 25, 2023, I will be offering the best of Amish Countries backroad tours! It has been a passion of mine for 31 years. We tour in a 12-passenger sightseeing Van.
Learn about Amish culture, weddings, funerals, how the bishops are selected and so much more! I can't wait to meet you and share our beautiful area with you! Our 30-mile scenic route include stops at a basket, buggy, basket, candle or broom maker. (Not all 5)
Advanced reservations are necessary.
Tours depart from the Berlin Grande Hotel on Township Road 366 in Berlin, Ohio.
Pricing for the 3 hour tour ~ $89 pp 12 and over. Cash, Venmo or PayPal. No credit cards. 330-340-7343 Call or text
Rising the Dough
Have you longed to learn the art of baking bread the "old fashioned way?" Our local Amish homemaker has been making bread by hand her entire life. Your private baking class (no more than 3 people) begins with the basics in the privacy of an Amish home. Whether you use a mixer or wish to bake by hand, our Amish homemaker knows the tricks of the trade.
While the bread is rising, whip up a batch of fresh peanut butter spread to take along home with your fresh baked bread.
The recipe is included. Allow 3.5 hours. $85 per person Reservations are taken accordingly to your request. Mon - Sat
Amish Basket Making
Take home a bit of Amish Culture by engaging in your own private basket making with Anna. Your private lesson will begin with the wooden base already constructed. You will be shown how to begin weaving the reeds and accenting them with your choice of red, blue or green. Average time of class is 1.5 hours. Mon - Sat $49.00