Real Housewives of Ohio Amish
Ohio Amish Reality Tour
3 Days | March-December
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Forget Reality TV! Come meet the real housewives of the Ohio Amish. It’s a first-hand look at a day-in-the-life of Amish Women. You will see how household chores are performed without electrical appliances, you meet women who are running a business without modern technology. You will return home with a new found respect for the Amish lifestyle and a better understanding of Amish beliefs.
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Day 1 – Walnut Creek, OH – Whoopie Pie Demo
Arrive in Walnut Creek, OH and check into the NEW Wallhouse Hotel for a two night stay. Enjoy the modern décor and simply adorned rooms with most of the furnishings made from local Amish contractors. This evening meet your local guide and head to dinner at an Amish family home. After dinner you will make Whoopie pies with the family and take your treats home with you! You will also learn more about how the Amish ladies do their chores without electricity such as cooking for large groups, doing the wash and what the Amish children like to do since they don’t have computers or TV. (D)
Day 2 – Guided Touring – Light My Path – Millersburg Mansion – Amish Hand Made Baskets – Wedding Feast Dinner
This morning following breakfast meet your Amish guide and begin your day. First stop will be at an old order Amish shop called Light My Path, owned by Mary Troyer. Mary will demonstrate how she makes her famous candles and then you will make your own “hand frosted muffin candle.” Then you will visit Troyer’s Homemade Candies to make and take your very own buckeye candies. While you are there be sure to sample some of Lydia’s most popular confections such as cashew crunch, caramel butter puffs, cream truffles, turtle bars and more!
Next you will visit the historic Millersburg Victorian mansion built around the turn of the 20th century and featured on HGTV’s Victorian America. Enjoy a tour of the mansion filled with history and possibly ghosts! The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Following your tour you will have a light lunch net door at the Castle Club.
Visit an Amish cottage industry basket maker and watch Anna create one her hand made signature baskets, then browse the store filled with local Amish made woodcrafts, jams, toys, rugs, dolls, and more! No pictures of the Amish people, please!
The afternoon is filled with several unique Destinations…Hershberger Baskets owned by Mattie Hershberger and Coblentz Collar Shop – an Amish leather business.
Finally this evening you will enjoy a “wedding feast” with an Amish family. The dining room is set up like an Amish wedding reception, pick three couples to sit at the head table. During the celebration you will learn more about the Amish customs and traditions. (B,D)
Day 3 – Hershberger Bakery – Keim Building Center Tour – Depart for Home
This mornings first stop is at Hershberger Bakery and Amish Farmers Market. The bakery features their famous fry pies, stuffed cookies, cream sticks, breads and more!! Take home some of the homemade jams, jellies, noodles and other treats. While you are there enjoy looking at Big Ben, the largest Belgian draft horse in the US!! Then visit one of the areas local cheese factories. Sample over 50 different varieties of cheese and watch cheesemaking in progress through glass windows.
Tour the Keim Building Center. 4th Generation family owned 50-acre complex started out with 4 employees working a rough lumber yard and now has grown to over 700,000 sq ft of retail space, with over 500 dedicated employees! Enjoy a complimentary tour of the beautiful facility in the quaint village of Charm, Ohio. View the exotic wood room, take in the huge showroom featuring home improvement ideas, tools, gifts, and so much more! Treat yourself to some some lunch at the Carpenters Café including freshly made sandwiches, soups, salad, and desserts!
Depart for home. (B)