Daily deal: A sweet retreat in Amish country
Ohio's Amish country encompasses comfort as well as luxury at The Inn at Honey Run.
Honey, it's time for an escape. Grab your fellow worker bee and head out of the hive for a two-day stay at The Inn at Honey Run, a cosy, boutique inn tucked away in the heart of Ohio's Amish country.
You and your sweetie will be abuzz with delight on a two-night weekday ($396) or weekend ($453) stay in the unique, club-level honeycomb room. This earth-sheltered nook is located above the main lodge, and features supreme privacy. It is lovingly dotted with sublime luxuries such as plush robes for lounging, floor-to-ceiling sandstone fireplaces, and secluded rock-curved patios or balconies with wide, sweeping views overlooking the hillside.
After a restful slumber, grab a newspaper and head to the inn's acclaimed restaurant for an included, cooked-to-order breakfast. You and your queen bee can savour eggs Florentine or Holmes County sausage gravy ladled over cheddar-green onion biscuits. Winner of OpenTable's Diner's Choice award for 2010, this celebrated eatery sources local and seasonal ingredients to create culinary feasts for the senses.
Post-sustenance, grab your bottles of water and waggle along the Holmes County Trail, a 12-mile paved greenway believed to the first trail in the country to accommodate Amish buggies. Take in the lush, fragrant greenery with every step.
Pick up a map at the inn's main lodge, and explore any number of Amish furniture and quilt stores. Browse for traditional calicos at Miller's Dry Goods or watch quilters sew works of art at Helping Hands Quilt Shop.
Later, return to the inn for a complimentary, hour-long spa treatment of your choice. Try the serenity massage to melt away tension, or the bliss-inducing honey run head and toe facial. With its rich, nectar-based moisturizers to repair and cleanse the complexion (along with a honey-oatmeal foot treatment and a scalp massage), you'll emerge refreshed and sweetly rejuvenated.
Spend your late afternoon moments waxing poetic about the last rays of the sun on one of the inn's benches, and soak in the rich flavour of a renewed spirit. Believe all the buzz and grab this one while you still can: honey may be the one food that never expires, but we can't say the same for this saccharine escape.
- A two-night weekday ($396) or weekend ($453) stay for two in a club-level honeycomb room
- Daily made-to-order hot breakfast for two
- Two one-hour spa treatments of your choice
- Book by 12 July
For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes.