Nestled in the heart of Amish Country, the Inn at Honey Run is the perfect, socially distance getaway. Prior to our trip this past weekend, it had been 14 months since Rob and I took time away together. The Inn at Honey Run was the perfect place for us to regroup and disconnect.
Located just two and a half hours from where we live, Amish Country boasts the most beautiful rolling green hills, white picket fences, classic farmhouses, and this past weekend, the best in fall foliage. It had been years since I had been to Amish Country and I was enchanted by the beauty of the Ohio landscape. And it was made even more charming by the clip clop of Amish horse drawn carriages. It truly is an escape into a simpler time, which is exactly what we needed.
Upon arriving at The Inn, we were welcomed with a socially distant check-in (masks were mandatory everywhere except personal rooms) and complimentary wine and snacks. The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired boutique hotel is home to Tarragon, a fine dining restaurant that creates the most exquisite cuisine. Every meal we had over the weekend was better than the last.
After we enjoyed our complimentary treats, we checked out our room, which was one of two suites with boasting views of the fall foliage. Equipped with a mini kitchen and bar, living space, fireplace, master bedroom and bath, and double outdoor deck, the suite was the perfect home away from home. And although I did bring my own cleaning supplies, the Inn and our room were very, very clean.
We quickly dropped our luggage (of which we packed way too much) and headed out to the trails. The resort has seven different trails you can hike, along with an open air art museum. Our favorite trail was the hilltop trail, which had the most incredible views of Amish Country. The trail also is home to the famous beehives, of which the resort harvests 300 pounds of honey and sells and uses in their dishes at the Tarragon Hotel.
We headed back to our room about 7pm, upon which we enjoyed a drink on our deck and ordered room service. We were so tired from traveling and quite frankly the past year, we decided to watch the Addams Family and call it an early night.
I forgot to mention that this trip was originally scheduled for March, the weekend Ohio executed the Stay at Home Order. The resort graciously rescheduled us for August and then again this weekend. I’ve always believed things happen for a reason, and I truly believe that we were meant to be here this weekend.
Our wakeup call on Saturday consisted of the “Romance at Daybreak” breakfast, which was utterly delightful. A full breakfast consisting of cheddar & bacon omelettes, pork sausage links & hash browns, malted Belgian waffles with fresh berries and Ohio maple syrup, a carafe of bold blend coffee, and Bloody Mary’s was delivered promptly at 8:30. It was truly so good and the best way to wake up.
Even though breakfast was delicious, we were quite full and ready to walk it off. We ended up hiking the trails for two hours – enjoying a river walk, feeding the resort’s flock of sheep, exploring the pond trail, and venturing into the open air art museum. The weather was absolutely perfect at 60 and sunny and we fully enjoyed being out in nature, no service attached.
Ordering room service for lunch after our long hike was the perfect start to a relaxing afternoon. We spent the afternoon reading on our deck and enjoying each other’s company. After we felt rested from our morning hike, we headed back out for an afternoon hike. I’m still in awe of the fall foliage and the beautiful views surrounding the resort. They were truly spectacular and the photos do not do them justice.
We had reservations at the Tarragon for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our three course meal of clams, a seasonal salad, a shank of lamb for Rob and roasted chicken for me. Plus some delicious cabernet. It was the perfect way to end our very active yet very relaxing day.
We planned on hanging around Sunday morning and taking our time getting on the road, but in all honesty by Saturday night we were missing our baby girl something fierce and decided to just get up and leave early on Sunday morning.
If you are looking for a safe, socially distant getaway with opportunities to disconnect and enjoy nature, then the Inn at Honey Run is the perfect place for you. We had the most lovely experience and highly recommend this charming resort.
Enjoy some more pictures below of this beautiful resort!