5 on November 30, 2013
We were first timers to a bed and breakfast and had a wonderful stay. The food was great with plenty of it. The nightly campfires were the perfect way to unwind for the night. The hospitality was awesome.
5 on November 14, 2013
This is our fave b&b, we stay there every time we go up to the Amish area. The suite was lovely and spacious, breakfast is a small buffet but we don't want a lot to eat so this is great, Carol makes great coffee cake, and there is also an egg dish and fresh fruit and Amish granola and Amish bread etc. so you won't go hungry.
5 on October 26, 2013
I really enjoyed my time at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast. I felt like the B&B was a nice country setting.It was nice having the Amish farms neighboring the property.The B&B is far enough away from the tourist trap of the area. But close enough that if we wanted to be part of it we could be. Herb & Carol was very knowledgeable of the Amish and the area. They were very nice host. I do hope to return again someday
5 on October 07, 2013
This was an extremely enjoyable place to stay and would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing few days away! Everything was perfect!l
5 on September 23, 2013
We spent a relaxing weekend with close friends. Took Amish two hour culture tour on Friday afternoon, and dined in Millersburg at Bags Pub before enjoying the evening campfire. Began Saturday with a delicious hot breakfast and headed out on all day tour of local vineyards. Highly recommend this inn. Herb and Carole make everyone feel at home:)
4.8 on September 23, 2013
Carol and Herb were wonderful. We so enjoyed the tours-we learned so much and had a great time experiencing the Amish culture. The wine tour was fantastic and ended with an amazing dinner at a winery. We will definitely be back!
4.8 on September 15, 2013
This was our first time to Amish Country. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Quiet and peaceful location. Loved the spaciousness and decor of the cottage. The nightly campfires were a nice treat. The grounds were beautiful. Many of the neighbor's horses came up to the fence for picture taking. Carol and Herb, owners, were so helpful with suggestions for sightseeing and dining. Joy and Glen
5 on September 04, 2013
If you're looking to spend a weekend deep in the heart of Amish county -- this is your place! Keep in mind, though, that practically everything is closed on Sunday so it should be your day of rest too. The cottages here are definitely the way to go.
5 on August 26, 2013
We have traveled all over the world, living in China for 4 years visited over 100 countries on 6 continents. We recently decided to "find" the United States. After several years of traveling to more than 30 states, this rates as our #1 choice in relaxing, beautiful, care-free vacations. This B & B is truly awesome. Carol and Herb work hard to see that their guests have EVERYTHING. From the big screen t.v., wireless internet, fresh cookies in the full kitchen, candy on the night table, even a hair dryer in the bathroom and gourmet shampoos and bath salts. Carol's breakfasts served on lovely pottery were freshly cooked and amazing. Their notebooks with maps and names of places selling genuine Amish goods was most helpful but Herb's van tour to the back country of the Amish with visits to unique places that we could not have found on our own, was truly wonderful. They even arranged for 3 couples of us at their B & B to have a private dinner with a friend and Amish neighbor. The visit with that family was very special to our trip. They were lovely people with a beautiful home. The Garden Gate's gardens are beautiful, the rolling hills, the fireside chats at night in the lovely garden, the horses in the pasture all make for a dream vacation. Don't miss this one! It's a real jewel. I even understand that they have special rates in the winter. Wouldn't THAT be lovely! Lynda and Richard - Houston, Texas
5 on August 25, 2013
This is our third stay at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed and Breakfast over the past four years. This time we brought friends. Herb and Carol are excellent hosts and always have answers to our questions about the area. The rooms are always nice and clean. They freshen up the room and provide delicious cookies baked every day. They promote the area with tours and offer dinner in an Amish home. Their professional /excellent website tells it all.
4.8 on August 23, 2013
Outstanding place,great owners.
5 on August 17, 2013
I stayed at the Garden Gate Get-a-Way from an early check-in (before noon) on Aug 7 to also an early check-out (before 8 am) on Aug 14, 2013. I was in the area to attend a continuing education class to maintain my license for Massage Therapy, so I left before breakfast every day I was there. Carol put out a very nice breakfast every evening for my early rise. I woke to start my Tai Chi Chih every morning in the garden. The stars were out when I started and 30 minutes later as I was wrapping up the sun was out and the horses next door were completely visible, the birds were singing and the Amish wagons were making there way to their meeting place. In the evening when I got back there was a camp fire going in the garden and many guests to share the day with. The innkeepers Herb & Carol Steffey made very good recommendations for places to go for dinner and they also joined in at the campfire in the garden. They went out of their way to make my stay enjoyable and meaningful. I really liked the atmosphere and the views of the country side. I had an amazing stay.
5 on July 13, 2013
My wife and I went to Garden Gate Get Away for an overnight to celebrate my birthday. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, the breakfast was scrumptious and Herb and Carol treated us very well. They deliver on what they promise and I recommend this fine place to anyone.
5 on July 10, 2013
After doing much searching, I found the perfect place to stay at for our 40th Anniversary. Out in the country, quiet, wonderful gardens and a super place to relax. Herb and Carol were wonderful hosts. They have a book of area attractions for their guests to browse through. We had a delicious brunch on our 40th Anniversary at a winery that they recommended. Carol made a delicious breakfast for us each morning that was a true delight to enjoy. I highly recommend the Garden Gate Get-A-Way to anyone looking for a relaxing B&B.
5 on June 30, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Garden Gate and would highly recommend it!
4.0 on June 27, 2013
The innkeepers are very good at arranging site seeing trips and know the area well. Love the nightly campfires.
5 on June 17, 2013
This is everything a B&B is supposed to be. Relaxing, comfortable, clean, and absolutely gorgeous. Herb and Carol were impeccable hosts. It was the most memorable and relaxing two days we have ever had. I truly hope we are able to make the trip from New Mexico again sometime, and for a much longer stay.
5 on May 20, 2013
Absolutely the best B&B experience we've ever had! We will be back!
5 on April 27, 2013
Have stayed at Garden Gate many times over the last eight years or so. Always a pleasant experience. Looking forward to going back.
5 on March 20, 2013
Garden Gate Getaway is a beautiful b&b. We stayed at the b&b with friends and attended a wine tasting that Carol & Herb organized. This is the way to go, you can drink all you want and Herb will make sure you get back to the b&b safe and sound. (they have a bus and drive you for the wine tasting/dinner)
5 on March 17, 2013
The owners were extremely helpful in getting the most fun in Amish country in the short time we stayed. They provided a binder with maps and self-guilded tours with their recommendations.
5 on February 22, 2013
we had a great time , the cabin was spotless, comfortable, and well decorated. the food was great and as a hostess Carol was by far the best we have had the pleasure to encounter
5 on November 26, 2012
Garden Gate Get-a-Way was the perfect answer for out weekend away. Situated in the heart of Amish Country, it is tucked away on a quiet hillside. The room we stayed in was comfortable and I believe the best bed I have ever slept in!!! Breakfast was delicious and Carol and Herb attentive Innkeepers. 5 Stars in my book!
5 on November 22, 2012
We had occasion to travel to the Amish country, however had only one day so we booked our room with the extra tour offered by Garden Gate Get-A-Way. In just two hours we were able to learn SO MUCH about the Amish as Herb is a wonderful tour guide. Suggestions offered by Carol complemented the tour and we enjoyed lunch in town at a real Amish cafe and dinner in the home of a charming Amish family. She was even able to give us directions to a store which carried the exact items we were looking for. The B&B itself is just lovely. The pictures do not do it justice and the breakfast was WONDERFUL. Thanks a million Herb & Carol. Hope to return.
5 on November 18, 2012
Great time. From the moment we arrived until we left everything was perfect. The room was beautifully decorated and extremly clean. Breakfast was delicious (I had seconds). Knowledgable help with planning the days activities and the nightly fire is so relaxing. Our compliments to Carol and Herb they have thought of everything and make sure your trip is always one to remember. We can't wait to return.
4.8 on November 02, 2012
The cottage was beautiful! It was a great place to stay inorder to unwind and relax. I wish the weather had been better (it rained the whole time) but that just made it even more cozier. Will definitely be visiting again. The breakfasts were delicious and the cookies were amazing. Thank you for creating such a warm and welcome atmosphere.
4.4 on October 19, 2012
I had just about given up on B&B's but this one had renewed my belief in them. I loved the nightly campfire and the information about the are that was given from the owners was so helpful. It has been a very great stay and I would recommend this place to anyone.
5 on October 18, 2012
Spent couple days in October at Garden Gate in one of their cottages which was awesome. We love the area that the B&B is located and in the Fall it was beautiful driving the countryside seeing all the farms and fall colors. The cottage is spacious and modern with all the amenities one could want. The hosts Carol & Herb are great meeting all our needs and wants. The evening campfires are really great too! If you want to stay somewhere special this is the place.
5 on September 30, 2012
Enjoy the breakfast and campfire with the Steffey. They had alot of information for us and see places we haven't been. The notebook is a great ideal!!
5 on September 21, 2012
This was my second stay at Garden Gate. Herb and Carol are excellent hosts and have created very pleasant and relaxing accommodations. I am particularly impressed with their local knowledge and willingness to take the time to share.
5 on September 04, 2012
We had a superb experience at the Garden Gate Getaway B&B! They provided such attention to detail - from the rooms (we stayed in the Magnolia Room - perfect for us) to the scrumptious breakfasts, the fireside and breakfast chats, the binder that quickly became our "bible" just chock-full of directions, tour loops, area recommendations for shopping, dining, or just plain trolling around and the family feel you get when you walk in - this was a truly wonderful experience and one we will happily come back and have again! Thankyou Carol & Herb!!!!
5 on August 28, 2012
This Bed and Breakfast was above and beyond my expectations. The innkeepers are both extremely helpful and gracious. The room we stayed in is amazing. The quiet was oh so relaxing. The evening campfire was a welcome retreat. I only have one negative about our stay: We had to leave We will definitely go back again...
4.6 on July 30, 2012
Very rural and quiet with campfires etc. Near Amish attractions such as Berlin's Rolling Ridge Ranch. Nice place to stay when watching the Wooster College Ohio Light Opera. Get landmarks if coming late from the Ohio Light Opera (but they will leave the light on)
5 on July 26, 2012
We went for our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and it was just terrific. We had the Wine and Cheese Platter add on and just loved it for our first night to relax with. We had the Garden Gate Suite with the jacuzzi, it was beautiful and relaxing. We sat by the campfire our 2nd night and enjoyed the company. Loved the flower gardens that surrounded the bed and breakfast. Our host were terrific. We loved the fresh breakfast each morning. Everyone was just so friendly and wonderful to talk with. Can't wait until we go back again. We normally go to visit the Amish area for a 1 day trip but really enjoyed spending a relaxing 3 days there. Jay and Sherri Clark
5 on July 25, 2012
We loved the accomodations in our elegant Garden Gate Suite. The amenities and activities provided were outstanding: chocolates, fresh cookies every day, soft towels, fragrant soaps, shampoo, and lotion, nightly bonfires, 2 hour tour on inn's tour bus, and suggestions from 2 knowledgeable innkeepers on places to visit, great restaurants to eat at, and fun activities to do while in Amish country. We learned so much interesting history about the area, its culture, and the people in Holmes County. We will be back to visit soon.
4.8 on July 19, 2012
We were so pleased with the Falls Kiss Cottage at Garden Gate. The accomodations and service far exceeded our expectations. It was very luxurious and we felt pampered. We had a wonderful Get-a-Way trip! (loved the bedding and the pillows!!!
4.4 on July 10, 2012
We stayed in the Falls Kiss Cottage, and it was a wonderful mix of elegant and comfortable. With the mini-kitchen we were able to enjoy a couple of meals in. The giant jet-tub was wonderfully relaxing, and the porch swing over-looking the horse pasture was a delightful way to welcome the new day. Carol and Herb's hospitality was outstanding and very welcoming. Loved the fresh cookies each day. Their location puts you in a quiet setting that is near many of the area's attractions. Well worth it!
5 on July 04, 2012
Herb and Carol were wonderfully accomodating. They are very knowledgable about the area and made wonderful suggestions for meals, activities, and wineries. Our room had a binder which listed several suggestions for self-guided tours of the area based on one's interests. (ie, wine and cheese tour, furniture and antiques tour, etc.) Each suggested tour had detailed directions and a highlighted map of the area. Very helpful!! The breakfasts were delicious! The room was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. The sheets were at least 600 thread count. There was a satellite TV with a DVD player. A plate of homemade cookies were delivered each day and locally made chocolates every evening. The in room robes were extremely comfortable and the complimentary toiletries were high quality. A wonderful B and B with high quality ammenities and a competitive price. We stumbled upon this inn quite by accident. We are extremely grateful we did and look forward to our next visit.
4.4 on June 13, 2012
We were warmly welcomed upon arriving at Garden Gate Get-A-Way B&B. The room was exceptional, the breakfast each morning was awesome, and the owners were wonderful. We really appreciated the book with detailed maps and directions for day trips. We had a great time stopping and shopping at many new places in the area.
5 on June 12, 2012
Carol and Herb were very gracious hosts. We truly enjoyed our time at the Inn and would highly recommend it. They are very knowledgeable about the area and about the Amish culture. The evening fires were also a treat-it was fun to hear and tell stories with the other guests. We will definitely be back!
4.8 on June 06, 2012
Great location with Amish neighbors but close to Millersburg, Berlin, Charm. Evening campfire and coversation is a nice touch. Would recommend to friends and family.
5 on June 03, 2012
This B&B has a wonderful detailed binder in each room, has several maps of the area. You may take it on your day of exploring , very helpful!
5 on June 03, 2012
Carol & Herb do a wonderful job of making guests feel at home & their evening campfire brings all the guests together to meet & have fun. It is a beautiful, quiet inn with the clip/clop of the horses & carts of Amish families coming & going down the country road. Carol & Herb will help you plan a nearby trip to wonderful wineries,restaurants, & shops.
5 on June 02, 2012
The room we stayed in was nicely decorated and very comfortable. The grounds were beautiful. We really enjoyed just sitting outside watching the birds and the butterflies flit about the gardens. Herb and Carol are wonderful and make you feel right at home. Breakfast each morning was amazing. There are just so many little touches that make this a great stay. We loved staying at the Garden Get-A-Way and we will be back!
5 on June 02, 2012
Carol and Herb were great. My husband and I decided to take a 4 hour tour which Herb took us on, it was a most informative tour, we really enjoyed ourselves. The beds were comfortable, room very clean, daily breakfasts were yummy. Try and make it to the campfire they have each night, Carol and Herb are there also and it is nice sitting out there just listening and enjoying their and others company. We will definitely be going back.
5 on May 23, 2012
We love staying at Garden Gate Get-A-Way and would never, ever think of staying anywhere else when visiting the Berlin, OH area. During our several stays there, we have never been disappointed with any part of our visit. The breakfasts are delicious and the conversation is wonderful. Carol and Herb are very knowledgeable about the Amish people, and have wonderful maps to use on personal tours. A few times, we have wanted do something special; Carol was happy to make reservations and made sure we had complete directions. The gardens are beautiful and attract so many gorgeous birds and butterflies; it's so peaceful to sit outside on one of their many benches or rockers and enjoy the pasture view while listening to nature at it's best. What I love the most is waking up to the birds joyfully bringing in the new day of adventures that await us!
4.6 on May 23, 2012
This is a great property. Herb and Carol are friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. They are great about taking time to answer questions and offer advice. And they make a point to spend time visiting with their guests over breakfast and in the evening. One of the best I've been to.
5 on May 19, 2012
Clean, quiet, relaxing place. Carol & Herb are wonderful people. Sitting around the fire in the evening is fun.
5 on May 02, 2012
Carol and Herb are outstanding hosts, Great knowledge of the area and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure your comfortable stay. Herb is a great bus driver as well. The cottages are first class and the wine dinner was exceptional. Try Garden Gate for your next weekend away.
5 on April 27, 2012
I came to this B&B because I've been sick and needed time alone but not to feel like I was alone.... Carol and her Mother were great hostess... Carol was so thoughtful... She has the gift of hospitality....Felt like I'd known her all my life....
5 on April 24, 2012
Wow!! What a great place! We had such a great weekend. The rooms were so well decorated and homey. The cleanliness was beyond belief. Loved the breakfasts and talking with other guests. We had a great tour of the area in their tour bus. Herb was so knowledgable about the Amish. We HIGHLY recommend this wonderful bed and breakfast. Clyde and MJ
5 on April 23, 2012
Very confortable and relaxing place to stay. The inn keepers are wonderful and very engaging. Food is terrific and the campfires are very relaxing. You can meet other guests and share your day.
4.4 on April 23, 2012
Stayed in 1 of their 2 cottages. Exceptionally decorated & clean. Owners always available and very knowledgable of Amish culture & surrounding areas. Their Mini-Bus Tour a must. Fresh baked cookies & coffeecake every day a real treat.
5 on April 21, 2012
The Garden Gate room was beautifully decorated, had a fireplace and a jacuzzi. There were fresh flowers in the room when we arrived. The innkeepers were very friendly and shared many stories with us. We had a relaxing time sitting by the fire each night after a long day of shopping and driving around the countryside. There was lots of information shared with us in a binder that we had available to take with us during the day. I can't share anything about the inn that was a disappointment other than I am not an early riser and would have like to be able to have breakfast a little later but I knew that breakfast would probably be earlier that I preferred before I booked my stay.
4.0 on March 14, 2012
This was one of the nicest BnBs we have stayed in. Rooms were spacious, very clean, well appointed with every amenity. Innkeepers are delightful, food is fabulous and there is so much to do in the area. There is a book in the room with suggestions, descriptions, maps and routing so you can enjoy a wine tour, shopping or sight seeing. We cant wait to return
5 on March 13, 2012
This was our 3rd visit.It's location is near much of OH Amish Country, where we like to visit, eat & shop. We intent to return.
5 on March 08, 2012
Really like it here. This was our 4th or 5th time back. Love all the details right down to the night light in the bathroom. Will be back for another visit for sure.
4.8 on March 03, 2012
This was quite possibly the most delightful stay we have ever had anywhere. The Garden Gate suite was large and beautifully furnished with Amish made solid furniture. A cozy fireplace, Jacuzzi (and comfortable robes), and wonderful bed removed any tensions that you might have arrived with. Fresh flowers and chocolates by the bed added the perfect touch. Truly nothing more could have been added. The inn is located outside of the town of Millersburg on paved but lightly traveled roads, adding to the peace and serenity that the Garden Gate Get-a-Way epitomizes. And yet it is only a short journey into town with shops and Amish restaurants. The mornings begin with a sumptuous buffet breakfast prepared by Carole, the proprietor. Let her know what your plans and needs are and they will be met. Be sure you get some of her mother's chocolate chip cookies!! This was certainly a little bit of heaven in Ohio's Amish Country.
5 on February 03, 2012
We went to the B&B during the week because our grandchildren are involved in many activities on the weekends. Even though it is the middle of the winter the weather was beautiful. we had a great time and the Herb and Carol just filled the rest to make it a memorable time. Carol gave us some suggestions of places to go and things to do. She also gave us some suggestions of things to do the next time we go there.
5 on January 04, 2012
We stayed in the Falls Kiss Cottage and it was very nice, clean and comfortable. Carol and Herb were wonderful hosts. I highly recommend their tour of the area. It is very informative and gave us ideas on where we wanted to spend more time. We will stay with them the next time we are in the area.
5 on November 19, 2011
Everything about the B&B was warm and inviting. Our host made the stay pleasant and provided information about the area that only added to the overall experience.
5 on November 18, 2011
Herb & Carol went out of thier way to make us feel at home . The home made coffees cakes we had for breakfast was great & plenty of it. The cottage was very clean & confortable. Thank you again Herb & Carol
5 on November 15, 2011
From the moment we arrived, we felt very welcome and pampered. The setting is beautiful and restful. We stayed in the Springs Desire cottage, which was gorgeously decorated and full of special touches. I would highly recommend the Garden Gate Get-A-Way to everyone!!
4.6 on November 04, 2011
We enjoyed our stay. Room was clean and nicely decorated. If in the area again would stay. The Innkeepers were very nice. Only problem was We thought room was overpriced. Enjoyed conversation at nightly "campfire"
4.4 on November 03, 2011
Rooms and facilities are impeccably maintained. Carol and Herb know the county inside and out, and provide detailed maps and self-guided tour instructions or a guided tour in their tour bus for the less adventurous. Evening bonfire is wonderful especially in the cool fall season. Very peaceful location with Amish buggies passing by and horses grazing in the adjacent fields. Rockers, swings, and chairs abound for outside reading, contemplating, and visiting. Very peaceful retreat for any season. All room amenities are first-class, including high-count cotton very smooth sheets and thick towels. Cottages are like efficiency apartments with private deck overlooking Amish country. Cottage guests, however, cannot utilize the common room or breakfast room for technical legal reasons but they can share in the nightly bonfire and conversation. Highly recommended for a reasonable price.
4.6 on October 26, 2011
This was our first experience at a B&B and I cannot say enough about how wonderful the experience was. The location, the inn keepers, the facility itself which had the most awsome, comfortable, Amish built king size bed, (wanted to take that home with us) and of course the beatiful scenery of Amish country and let's not forget the fabulous shopping!!! Loved every second of our stay - if you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle this is the place to stay!!!
5 on October 17, 2011
The Garden Gate Get-A-Way is a wonderful place to stay while visiting the Amish Country in Ohio. Carol and Herb were so accomodating and helpful in making our visit to the Amish Country a time to remember. The food was outstanding and so were the daily fresh homemade cookies. Our room was clean and well equipped. Our room decor was homie and cosy. The evening campfires were a real treat to meet new friends. We are already talking about going back to the Garden Gate Get-A-Way.
4.0 on October 15, 2011
We have been visiting the Gareden Gate on an annual basis for a number of years now. Carol and Herb are gracious hosts, the breakfasts each morning are wonderful, the campfires give you a chance to meet and interact with other guests and Carol and Herb. The year would not be complete without our annual stay at the Garden Gate B&B.
5 on October 10, 2011
Just spent 2 days here celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Carol is a charming host and extremely knowledgeable about the Amish culture and the surrounding area. The establishment is as clean as a whistle and the breakfast was quite tasty and well-prepared. We can't imagine staying anywhere else for our future visits to this area. Tom & Marcia Kaiser
5 on September 30, 2011
We loved our time at Garden Gate with Herb and Carol, the most gracious, amiable, and hospitable hosts one could wish for. They were very helpful in directing us to various places we wanted to visit, even providing several tours of the area, with perfect descriptions of sites and directions. The evening campfire definitely was one of our favorite parts. Garden Gate's setting is lovely, and it's hard to imagine any way this visit could have been more ideal. We definitely plan to return!
4.8 on September 18, 2011
From the moment we registered, we knew we were in a special place. Herb & Carol are gracious hosts and have seen to every detail to make sure your stay is totally enjoyable. This is a wonderful place to get away - or stay!
5 on September 09, 2011
We have stayed at many B&B's, but Garden Gate Get- A-way remains our favorite place to escape the daily hustle and bustle of our busy lives. The B&B Innkeepers are the best we've come accross, with wonderful accommodations and the most breath taking surroundings. Truly a place to escape to and turn back time to a simple life.
5 on September 07, 2011
My husband & I celebrated our 5 year Anniversary at Garden Gate Get-A-Way. After watching their fantastic YouTube video on their website, We were hooked! Carol & Herb were very knowledgeable about the area. They were willing to help plan your day or even the perfect spot to have dinner that evening. They have a bonfire in the evenings where they enjoy meeting their guests. They also prepare a wonderful breakfast! We absolutely enjoyed our stay. We will definately be sharing this Bed & Breakfast with family and friends for years to come! Thank you
4.8 on September 06, 2011
Excellent location - close to Millersburg, Berlin, Charm, Walnut and Sugar Creek; friendly inkeepers; tasty home-made breakfast; clean & charming. Will be back!
4.0 on September 03, 2011
It was a girls getaway and our first nights stay was at Garden Gate Get-A-Way. It was a perfect start to a weekend of relaxation.
4.6 on August 24, 2011
Quiet and peaceful country living. Carol and Herb were excellent hosts and very knowledgable about the area. Enjoyed our stay.
5 on August 23, 2011
What a delightful surprise! The innkeepers were warm and friendly with a lot of knowledge about the culture in this area. All of the amenities and beautiful view added to our stay in the perfectly maintained bed and breakfast.
5 on August 20, 2011
The accommodations were outstanding, the breakfast was delicious, and Herb and Carol (owners) were the perfect hosts. Carols recommendations for things to do and places to eat were right on the mark. We would definitely stay here again and are making plans to do so. Cathy, Cincinnati, Ohio
5 on August 15, 2011
Herb and Carol make you feel at home and pay attention to the details. From the bedside mint chocolate to all the extras, it is paradise.
4.4 on August 13, 2011
Decor of wallpaper could stand some updating and maybe less wallpaper. Comforted by the innkeepers statement of on-call 24/7. Couldn't imagine bothering them at 2 am but if they were truly needed, we could contact them. Rooms and common areas were immaculate. Breakfast was quite yummy and plentiful in a relaxed environment. It is obvious they spend alot of time tending to the beautiful grounds, which we loved. There is a certain "flavor" to many B & B's that in large part is due to the innkeepers personalities. Carol & Herb were very outgoing, friendly with the ability to immediately put you at ease. They were very knowledgable of the area and gave us many helpful suggestions of places to visit. Will definitely return again and recommend Garden Gate to friends and family without hesitation.
4.8 on August 13, 2011
Herb and Carol are wonderful hosts. The facilities are very nice. A great place to unwind and enjoy nature.
4.4 on August 10, 2011
This was the first time for us in a B&B. The hosts were gracious, breakfast was delicious. Everything about our stay was worry-free, laid-back and relaxing. The room was beautiful - can't think of a detail left out. We are considering making this a regular destination.
5 on August 05, 2011
Room was clean and well decorated. The shower with separate temp control was a great surprise. Water and chocolates were also a pleasant surprise. The fireplace chat made this a homey memory.
4.8 on August 03, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this B&B in the heart of Ohio's Amish country. Our room was super-clean and comfortable. Carol and Herb Steffey's hospitality and attention to detail shows in the many amenities available in the room and in the other areas of the inn. At the delicious breakfasts and around the evening campfires, Carol and Herb shared their knowledge of the local culture and provided expert help in planning sight-seeing itineraries. This was our first visit to Gadren Gate Get-A-Way, but I hope it will not be our last.
4.6 on August 01, 2011
Wonderful place for R&R or it can be as busy with touring the area as you 'd like. Cabin was exceptionally clean, decorated tastefully,private, and very comfortable. Carol & Herb are wonderful hosts and want your stay to be enjoyable.
4.0 on July 30, 2011
Very nice little place, and very nice owners/hosts. Many little amenities (TV, campfire, Amish dinner and tour) that added up to a lot.
4.6 on July 27, 2011
Centrally located to many highlights in Amish Country. Innkeepers hospitality is outstanding. They will be sure you enjoy your stay in Holmes County. Dinner with Amish neighbors can be planned-an insider's experience.
5 on July 20, 2011
Herb & Carol are very friendly, and knowledgable about the amish and are helpful with suggestions with new places for you to visit. They are interested in you as a person, and love to share experiences with you as well. Our children picked this as a 40th wedding gift to us on line, sight on seen, and because of their helpful web site, they couldn't have picked a better gift. Thank you Herb & Carol, for making our trip such a great one.
5 on July 13, 2011
Simply the best. Attention to every detail. Allready planning a return visit. After reading the reviews I thought we might be dissapointed with the buffet breakfast. Boy was I wrong. Everything was made fresh, a great selection from main dish, delicious baked goods, fresh fruit and juices, home baked rasin bread. I helped myself to seconds and took a muffin for later. It looked delicious and I was too full to eat another bite. Also, Herb and Carol were there to help plan the day. Highly recomended.
5 on July 13, 2011
We had a great 2 night stay at the Garden Gate. Herb and Carol know so much about the Amish Community... all the locals know about them and how wonderful they are. The room was new, clean, and it truly did transport us from the routines of everyday life into a whole new wonderful experience!
5 on July 10, 2011
hi my name is dawn seibert. my mother and i stayed at the Garden Gate Get-A-Way B&B. i actually thought that we may be there for a day or two, but we both loved it and stayed four nights! to ask what i liked the most would be hard question to answer. the homemade breakfasts were so good i wanted to ask for the recipes. we went for a two hour bus ride to get to know area, Herb was very knows everything i wanted to know about the Amish. we ate at very nice places and the food was so very good! the campfires at night was just the perfect way to end every perfect day, sharing with others the day you have and where they are from. it was such a relaxing time, breathing in fresh clean air and enjoying a life of peace and quietness. Carol and Herb, yous guys are awesome!! ma and i be back with hopefully more friends too!! thank you so much, dawn
5 on July 05, 2011
My Wife and I celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary and had the Priviledge of staying at the Springs Desire Cottage at the Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast. My wife was completely surprised and the Innkeepers were nothing but spectacular.. The Decor in this Cottage was awesome and the views of the Countryside were breathtaking. I will recommend this stay to anyone who asks, what a great experince for our first time at a Bed and breakfast. Thanks Again, Ken and Tina.
5 on June 15, 2011
This is our second time at this B&B and again our experience was fantastic. Carol and Herb were again delightful, the food delicious and accommodations warm and cozy. My husband and I and some friends of ours were there for the Murder Mystery weekend. What a hoot! Would do it again. Thanks Carol. Thanks Herb.
5 on May 24, 2011
We just returned from a visit to Holmes County Amish country and were fortunate enough to have stayed at Garden Gate Get-A-Way B&B. It was the perfect atmosphere for a comfortable, well located lodging choice and the innkeepers, Carol and Herb were welcoming, friendly, well informed and anxious to make our stay and that of the other guests a truly delightful one. The rooms were cozy and clean, the food was incredible and the gardens were lovely. It was the perfect place for a weekend getaway and we have already recommended it to others.
3.8 on May 16, 2011
Carol and Herb were the friendliest of hosts of all the B & B's we have stayed at in the Homes County area and we have have stayed at 5 or 6. We will definitely visit again. We are planning to invite several other couples to go with us the next time. Maybe for one of their special weekends. Particulary our favorite authors weekend.
5 on May 10, 2011
This was a great place to get away from it all! Calm, quiet countryside. All our needs were anticipated ahead of time. The breakfast was outstanding. We will definitely be back!
5 on May 07, 2011
Wow! What breakfasts! Could not have asked for a better stay. Massages were great. Carol is a wealth of information about local attractions. Highly recommend dinner with an Amish family. Love the gardens.
5 on April 13, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at this B&B. Owners could not have been more hospitable or accomodating. We attended their very organized and detailed wine weekend. Room was immaculately clean, towels fluffy, soaps topnotch, bed comfortable, common room with full sized refrigerator, coffees and teas, CD and VCR in room. Selection of movies. Breakfasts were lavish and delicious. All combined it made for a lovely stay. We want to return.
5 on April 04, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at Garden Gate Get Away. It was absolutely the cleanest place we have ever stayed. The breakfast offered had a good variety and everything was fresh and delicious! We selected this B&B because of the Murder Mystery option. It was a great time. 6 of us were able to come and stay in the same establishment and enjoy an evening of great food, fun, and mystery. We will be back for another visit!
5 on April 01, 2011
Had an excellent stay. Good food, hospitality, accomodations, hosts even during an unexpected snow storm.
5 on March 08, 2011
Carol and Herb were wonderful. The room was beautiful as well. We will definitely come back to Garden Gate Inn
5 on March 06, 2011
You will never be disappointed when you stay at Garden Gate. Carol & Herb are the friendliest people and make you feel like family the first time you meet them. The rooms are spotless and the amenities are wonderful. We wouldn't stay anywhere else. If you've never been there you don't know what you are missing.
5 on February 28, 2011
A weekend (or better yet longer) with Herb and Carol can restore peace to the mind and vigor to the body. Garden Gate Get-a-Way's location in Ohio's Amish country is simply ideal for leaving a hectic, responsibility and deadline laden world behind and rediscovering how a simpler & slower world allows a person to regroup and relax. The amenities are first rate, Carol's cooking is second to none and the fellowship of the campfire can't be beat. My wife and I used to never repeat stays at B&Bs but after staying with Herb and Carol a few times all other B&Bs just aren't the same.
4.0 on February 28, 2011
We had a wonderful stay in the Garden Gate Inn. It was freezing outside, raining, and we were warm inside! The fireplace heated the room, which was perfect! Thank you, Carol and Herb, for a memorable trip. We look forward to returning in the warm weather to enjoy your gardens!
4.6 on December 30, 2010
Spotlessly clean in every way! Breakfasts were superb, all dishes were homemade and bountiful. Innkeepers are well acquainted with Amish culture and all there is to see and do. Recommend to anyone, however, if you like to have a window in the room, do not book the Rose Garden room. It is lovely, but when we arrived, the room did not have any windows. We wanted a king bed, so that is why we chose that room, my mistake. All the amenities one could ever want were provided. This B and B is located in a quiet, stressfree location with a gorgeous view.
4.6 on December 23, 2010
Great toiletries and lots of personal touches...comfortable bed!
5 on December 06, 2010
We spent three nights at this lovely B & B. Herb and Carol have gone out of their way to learn about the community and were able to share so much information for touring, even arranging a meal with an Amish family. We stayed in the Garden Gate Suite. We had our privacy and it was quiet and had many "special" touches that other B & B's don't have. It was pretty chilly when we were there so we didn't take advantage of the bonfire each night but did enjoy the wonderful breakfast each morning and visiting with Herb and Carol as we planned our day. We would absolutely stay there again.
5 on November 15, 2010
Herb and Carol were kind enough to open their bed and breakfast to veterans for one free night stay, in honor of Veterans Day. We received the same amenities that paying customers would have along with a complimentary bottle of sparkling water and a wonderfully hot breakfast. Their friendliness and service inspires us to want to stay their again. I would highly recommend this facility.
4.0 on November 15, 2010
If you want a relaxing, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean B & B in the heart of amish country, this is the place to stay! On top of that, Herb & Carol were delightful and so knowledgeable about the Amish and the area. The breakfasts were great and the snacks delicious! The nightly campfires were so relaxing and a great way to get acquainted with the other guests. The bed was so comfortable that I wanted to take it home. Overall the price was reasonable for everything that you get. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
4.0 on November 14, 2010
My husband Dave is retired from the Air Force and when I read in the paper about some of the B&B's offering a free stay for Veterans I inquired and found Garden Gate Get-A-Way was offering this package. I wanted to let my husband know how proud of him and other Veterans for their service in taking care of us. We to my fault ended up getting the dates mixed up and received a call from Carol to see if we had decided not to come but I told her we where going to arrive the next day and she reminded me that I had my dates wrong but she allowed my husband and I to come up the day I was planning on. We had a good laugh when she told us that the other Veteran's had a good laugh over an Air Force man messing up but it was his wife not him. Carol and Herb showed us such a wonderful time. The B&B is beautiful and they make you feel right at home. The camp fire out under the stars was so much fun and Carol has so much knowledge about the Amish we were amazed. We had such a relaxing night and the breakfast was beyond words all home made food including the bread. We highly recommend this B&B and have been telling all our friends. God Bless You Herb & Carol for remembering our Veteran's who have made our ability to enjoy such things as your B&B. Angela Higley
4.6 on November 04, 2010
I brought my friend to Amish country to get away for some very much needed rest. She was so happy with our quiet cozy room and especially appreciated 600 count Egyptian sheets. We really enjoyed our stay and were treated like family by joining Carol and her family in her kitchen for a lovely breakfast and great conversation. I would recommend the Garden Gate Get-A-Way to friends, and will probably come back next year.
4.2 on October 27, 2010
I am used to staying in hotels, but stayed in several B & Bs in Ireland and England a few years back. This was my first stay in a U.S. B & B and it went way beyond my expectations. Carol was lovely and very informative. I stayed in the room named The Potting Shed. Since it was a reunion with friends from New York and Ohio, the Common Room was a perfect place for the 4 of us to "catch up". Each room was beautiful and the amenities were superb. Carol made reservations for us to eat with an Amish family - it was great. Elsie (mother of 9 children), was a delight and we so enjoyed meeting her family. The food was wonderful, too! We definitely will plan to stay at the Garden Gate Get-A-Way again. The only thing we missed was the bonfire (because of rain). Maybe next year!
5 on October 25, 2010
Holmes County in the autumn is beautiful but Garden Gate Get-A-Way adds a campfire and spotless rooms with the most comfortable bedding - it is a real luxury at a very fair price. Our group used 3 rooms for 2 nights (Luxury suite -fireplace and plenty of room; Potting Shed - so cozy, roomy and great location; Briar Patch - super room - adjoins the Potting Shed and has an entrance also into the common room. All these rooms have an exterior door which is very important to us. ) Parking is fantastic. The property is very close to all the activities but far enough away that it is quiet and peaceful. The Innkeepers (Herb & Carol & Bev) are outstanding. I honestly cannot think of anything negative about Garden Gate Get-A-Way ! Ron & Jan Columbus Ohio
4.6 on October 19, 2010
We went for 3 days from Sunday - Wednesday & we all had a great time. From the directions there to the breakfast buffet to the perenneal golden, it was all excellent! Great bonfires at night.
4.4 on October 16, 2010
We had a lovely stay with Carol & Herb. Loved the nightly fire.
4.4 on October 16, 2010
Had a great weekend with friends. Herb & Carol very informative. Evening campfires were a great way to meet other guests.
5 on October 11, 2010
The web site for this inn is very descript and quite acturate. We were so pleased with our stay that we plan to return in the summer. Have stayed in B&B's before, but this was the most relaxing stay! The nightly fire is a great touch on those chilly October nights.
4.8 on October 10, 2010
Very nice B and B, backroads maps were amazing, nightly campfires were a great way to unwind and meet other guests. We have stayed at several other places for our annual "girls trip" and this one is at the top of our list!
5 on October 08, 2010
You always do a wonderful job making people feel very much at home. The accomodations are very nice and the food is plentiful and a good combination of food types and textures. You are most helpful answering questions regarding site seeing activities around the area. I look forward to spending time with you guys every year.
4.0 on September 30, 2010
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Garden Gate Get-A-Way and look forward to staying there again someday. Her and Carol were great hosts, and our accomadations were the best. sitting around the campfire in the evening was fun, too.
4.4 on September 25, 2010
Loved it! Carol and Herb have a real gem wit Garden Gate Cottages. We stayed in Falls Kiss - it was lovely. Seemed very new, everything was beautifully maintained and the cottage had everything you could ask for. From the large jacuzzi tub, rocking recliners, flat screen TV with satelite, comfy queen size bed with lovely sheets and bedding to a great little porch where you can feed apples to the horses. It felt very private, yet could also join the nightly campfire if you wanted to. The rasberry coffee cake was awesome too. We hope to visit again! Eileen and Tony Chardon, Ohio
5 on September 25, 2010
We enjoyed the friendliness of the owners and the people who also stayed there when we were there. The service was more than we expected. Food was great, and of course, our anniversary package was excellent!! We had a great time. All the flower beds, the peacefulness of the countryside, and hearing the clip-clop of the horses as they passed was a real treat. Thanks so much!!
4.6 on September 23, 2010
Beautiful scenery driving down the country roads. Enjoyed the little shops. Herb & Carol were awesome. Very friendly. Enjoeyed the nighttime campfire. Breakfast was good but I have had better at other B & B. Some of the other B & B you choose your breakfast menu the night before and it was ready at a specific time. It was nice and relaxing.
5 on September 15, 2010
So relaxing and beautiful. Gardens are lovely and even took a nap under the grape arbor. Would choose this again. Thanks to Carol and Herb for a very nice place to stay. R and J.
3.4 on September 09, 2010
It is very important to us to have a home cooked breakfast and a comfortable clean room. We would have been more satisfied with mort of a traditional breakfast however, the breakfast that was prepared was fine. The room was very nice and clean, but the bed was as hard as a rock. The evening fire was very nice and we will return in the future.
I would like to respond to both comments. Regarding the breakfast, we serve a traditional breakfast but it is served buffet style. Thus we are not sure what this guest meant by "traditional" unless they wanted to be served. Regarding the mattress, we have received many compliments in our guest room journals and in person about how comfortable our beds are and what good night sleep the guest had. Our deluxe rooms have pillow-top or pillow-soft mattress. Our standard rooms have deluxe mattresses which are a step above regular mattresses. We do understand that every person has their own idea of what "comfortable" means in a mattress and feel bad that someone did not get a good night's sleep. Unfortunately they did not bring the bed issue to our attention or we could have moved them to another room with a different mattress type.
3.0 on September 06, 2010
The amenities were great. Special touches like the time around the campfire. Herb and Carol were very helpful with suggestions for local interests.
We're very happy that we met the guest expectations for our rooms, service and value and even exceeded their expectations in cleanliness. We are a bit puzzled about their disappointment in our breakfast. Each morning we make a hot egg dish from scratch and serve that buffet style along with homemade bread, homemade coffeecake, homemade muffins, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a couple of juices to choose from. We even have a cereal basket including locally made granola for those guests that don't want to eat eggs. The bread, coffeecake and muffins are made from scratch in our kitchen and not purchased elsewhere. We're puzzled as to what they didn't receive that they were expecting????
4.8 on September 04, 2010
We were comfortable at this Get-A-Way. The hosts were wonderful. The bonfires were great for getting acquainted and learning of the history of the area we were in. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable time for us.
4.6 on September 02, 2010
We had a wonderful visit at the Garden Gate. The first thing to feast your eyes on is the lovely gardens that greet you. There are wondderful little niches in which comfy chairs have been placed so you can relax, read a book or have a quiet conversation. The accommodations were first rate and the innkeepers were warm and friendly. They gave good advice as to things to do and have mapped out wonderful little tours to enjoy on your own. We thourghly enjoyed out quiet little get away.
5 on September 01, 2010
Herb and Carol always make a weekend vacation a special experience. From the clean and comfortable rooms, to delicious breakfast and snacks, even to the evening campfire, they think of everything to enhance your stay.
5 on August 28, 2010
Our visit at Garden Gate Get-A-Away was wonderful. The owners were very friendly and helpful with events going on in the area. Their campfire at night is a great way to meet the other people staying at the B&B and there are alot of interesting stories. The breakfast was wonderful. I would recommend the Garden Gate Get-A-Away if your looking for a first class accomendations in a bed and breakfast.
4.4 on August 16, 2010
We were welcomed right away by Carol and the other guests. It was our first time at a bed and breakfast and we really enjoyed our stay. The sheets were soooo comfortable and soft, and the bottled water and mints were lovely! Overall, it was a great get-a-way.
5 on August 16, 2010
We really enjoyed our stay at Garden Gate Get A Way B & B. Their attention to detail, along with friendly and helpful service makes them top notch. The breakfasts were excellent, and the evening snacks were a pleasant surprise. we would highly recommend this B & B to anyone planning a trip to Holmes County. Dale & Janie Randall
5 on August 15, 2010
The Garden Gate Get-A-Way is so peaceful & lovely, from the beautiful flowers growing right outside our window, to the birds singing in the morning, & the sound of a waterfall trickling through the gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent around the campfire. A quiet, little piece of heaven in a busy town. Sharen Clarke
5 on August 10, 2010
We just can't rave enough about this wonderful find. We loved everything the scenery, the location, the quietness, the food was fabulous. The grounds are like a country garden in Europe.
4.0 on August 06, 2010
We had a delightful 2 night stay on this our second trip to Garden Gate Get-A-Way! The rooms are beautiful and very homey and the breakfast is delicious! Carol and Herb are very helpful in providing information about the area attractions. We would highly recommend this B&B and will absolutely return!
4.4 on August 05, 2010
It was one of the best we have used. Herb and Carol were great,and the location was great. When we are in the area (or even close) again we will definitely stay there.
5 on August 02, 2010
Herb and Carol have an outstanding bed and breakfast. The breakfast was fabulous. We really loved how they planned for us to have a meal with an Amish family. The maps that they created were very helpful without those we would have been lost all day. We loved the camp fires each night. Carol and Herb have plenty of stories and we loved listening. I am ready for our next stay.
5 on August 02, 2010
Herb & Carol were very gracious. The food and snacks were delicious, the room was so clean, the towels were soft and fluffy, the bed was so comfortable and the sheets were heavenly. This was a first stay for us in a B&B and we could not have picked a place any better. Absolutely everything about Garden Gate Get-A-Way was remarkable. We will definitely visit again!
5 on August 01, 2010
We had a lovely experience at Garden Gate Get-a-way. The owners made us feel right at home and the travel notebook was a great idea for places to visit + the directions to get there.
5 on July 31, 2010
Garden Gate is the best B&B anywhere!!! We have stayed in many B&B's, and this one can't be matched! The highlights are the campfires in the evenings with the other guests, the wonderful food, the many "extras" in the rooms and the fantastic innkeepers!
4.2 on July 28, 2010
Good value and great view from back porch of cottage over Amish countryside! Would stay here again!
5 on July 26, 2010
Top quality in everything, sheets, towels, soaps, quilts, room decorations. Super clean and that says a lot, I am VERY picky. The Inkeeper's, Carol and Herb were so gracious, felt like we'd known them for years. Everything about this B & B is outstanding, such beautiful flowers in the yard and all the extra little touches sitting around both inside and out. We really enjoyed our time there and look forward to returning. Sandi and Glen Nunnery
5 on July 25, 2010
Garden Gate Get-A-Way was a wonderful experience for my wife and I. The owners exceeded our expectations with their being willing to help with whatever was needed. Breakfast was wonderful. The evening fire was nice to get to know others staying at the bed and breakfast as well. The owners also were very helpful in giving you the info on where to go and where not to go for food and shopping. It is also nice that it is out of the way a bit from Berli so you can "Get-A-Way" and unplug for a time. We would go back in a heartbeat.
4.2 on July 25, 2010
When we arrived we were met promptly and greeted warmly. Herb provided everything we needed, including an excellent dinner suggestion! We were thoroughly impressed with the clean, homey atmosphere, and the campfire (cherry cobbler!) was a treat. We've been to over twenty B&B's, and Carol and Herb understand what it takes to be superb!
5 on July 19, 2010
I was seeking a "me time" getaway and the Garden Gate was the perfect place to be. Herb and Carol are wonderful and everything they do makes you feel welcome. I can't wait to go back. Thank you Herb & Carol!!
4.6 on July 19, 2010
Wonderful, relaxing stay. The guidance of Carol and Herb gave us a new perspective of Amish life. I wish there was a way to slow my every day life down to that pace. Looking forward to returning and staying longer this time! Tom & Terri
5 on July 17, 2010
This was my husband's and my first experience at a bed and breakfast and I must say that it was extremely positive. The hosts Carol and Herb were very helpful and provided a great deal of information regarding the area and the places to visit. The accommodations are first class! I am anxious to return to Garden Gate Get-A-Way soon!
4.4 on July 06, 2010
We loved the serene setting in the heart of Amish country! We will definitely stay here again if we return to Amish country!
5 on June 28, 2010
We enjoyed our stay at Garden Gate Get-A-Way very much. Their advice on shopping and eating places was right on the mark. We will return for another visit and recommend it to our friends.
4.0 on June 28, 2010
The Garden-Gate Getaway B & B had a great breakfast. In fact, the breakfast quiche was the main thing that caught our eye and made us choose to stay at this B&B. The quiche was definitely superb! The cleanliness of our room was very much appreciated. The bathroom was absolutely spotless! The other attraction was the bonfire in the evening which we very much enjoyed. We met and visited with several couples and found this an interesting way to spend the evening, especially if you are interested in meeting new people.
4.6 on June 26, 2010
Carol & Herb Steffey really work to insure their guests enjoy their stay. The food and cleanliness are great. Beyond that, they take the time to visit, to offer suggestions, and to become friends. This is a great place that is very well located in the heart of wonderful Holmes County.
5 on June 24, 2010
We were very pleased with the accomodations and the hosts, Herb and Carol. The breakfasts were very good. The rooms were well kept and quite adequete. One of the nicest things is the "backroad" tour guides that come with each room. It is easy to find the "commercial amish businesses" but Herb and Carol have put together maps of all of the out of way places that are a must see for anyone interested in the real amish experience. We are planning our next visit to The Garden Gate B&B and recommend them to anyone wanting a top of the line visit.
5 on June 21, 2010
Our room was fantastic, beautifully decorated, peaceful and inviting. The bed was so comfortable that we awoke refreshed after a long drive the night before. The food was very tasty and our hosts were knowledgeable and very helpful. Holmes County was a very peaceful and beautiful place to visit and an abundance of activities to enjoy. We look forward to returning again for a longer stay.
5 on June 21, 2010
We have been to several different bed and breakfasts over the years and would rate Garden Gate at the top of our list. Every small detail has been taken care of from the complimentary water in the room to the snacks in the afternoon. Carol and Herb were extemely helpful in pointing out the best places to visit in the area. They were very welcoming and making you feel at home from the moment you step on the property. The grounds and rooms were top notch making the perfect get away. Garden Gate is definitely a place we will visit again especially to participate in one of the murder mysteries!
4.4 on June 16, 2010
We were very pleased with our stay at Garden Gate. Having never stayed at a B&B we weren't exactly sure what to expect. Herb and Carol are very social, fun to be with, VERY knowledgeable regarding the Amish culture and what to see while you are visiting Amish Country. They also make it clear they are at your disposal at any time. Carol's breakfasts are so yummy! We even skipped lunch because of how filling they were. Beds, pillows and towels were great. Everything was very clean. We loved the campfire and the cows and Belgian horses in the pasture. Also the country setting is so peaceful - great for taking walks. We would definitely recommend this B&B. Doug & Marcia
5 on June 14, 2010
Herb & Carol have a very wonderful Bed & Breakfast. We had fantastic breakfasts every morning. YUM! They had just about every site seeing place and how to get their in the heads just waiting to inform us. We had clean and convertible rooms. The camp fires were the best. We relaxed every night and talked about our day of travel. They gave us new things to see we didn't even know about.. I would recommend this Bed& Breakfast to anyone. Thanks again for a great time.
4.6 on June 07, 2010
The Garden Gate Get-A-Way is a very beautiful and peaceful place for a get away. Carol and Herb were very friendly and accommodating and provided every amenity you would need for a weekend away. The rooms were very cute and the campfire each night was a nice added touch. I would recommend staying here if you want a relaxing weekend away in Amish country.
4.8 on June 02, 2010
This is by far the most relaxing and beautiful B&B we have ever stayed at. Carol & Herb are so friendly and really go out of their way to make sure you have everything you could possibly need or want. If you are looking to go to the Millersburg area and need a place to stay, this is the one.
5 on May 24, 2010
The wonderful homemade breakfasts.... The cozy warm firepit.... The beautifully appointed rooms..... The friendly and knowledgeable innkeepers..... The attention to detail when it comes to tours and special occasions..... We would stay there every month if we could....it's close to restaurants and entertainment if that's what you like but it's amid wonderful farms and rollings hills if you want to truly get away.....
5 on May 24, 2010
Garden Gate Get-A-Way is a FABULOUS place! There is no where else like in in the Millersburg/Berlin area. We visit this area both Spring and Fall of each year. Over the years, we have stayed at several different places - both hotels and B & B's. Once we found Garden Gate, we have never stayed any place else. Herb & Carol are FANTASTIC innkeepers! They make you feel like family from the minute you arrive. The different gardens they have created are the most peaceful and tranquil places to RELAX! We always take time to do just that by swinging or gliding and listening to the birds or the clopping of the horses passing by, watching the butterflies and bees interact with the flowers - I could go on and on. The evening campfire is like the icing on the cake! Peace for the soul! Believe it when I say, this is the place for a true garden get-a-way and time of renewal! We have always been blessed in a new way while visiting the Garden Gate Get-A-Way!
4.8 on May 17, 2010
We were very pleased with the accomodations. Carol Steffey is really knowledgeable about the Amish. Carol and Herb were very personable and friendly. We totally enjoyed the whole experience and will stay there again. The Smith's
5 on April 26, 2010
We just returned from a weekend at Carol & Herb's B&B, completely delighted. Beautifully decorated -- each room with a distinct theme -- and clean, clean, clean. Carol and Herb do it right. Great attention to detail, from the water and chocolates in the room, to treats every evening in the common room, to making a fridge and microwave available to guests with hot drinks available 24/7. For anyone staying, we recommend the driving tours that Carol and Herb have put together -- unusual places and small Amish businesses -- away from the commercialization of Berlin. Their directions to these out-of-the-way places are great. The location of the B&B is nice -- out in the country with plenty of country roads to walk in the evening or early morning. Campfires in the evening for the guests. Breakfasts include a hot entree along with tasty homemade pastries and bread. Everything is fresh and well made. We were much impressed and intend to return.
5 on April 17, 2010
The breakfast is always awesome. We had a really cute room and everything we needed but the stay was just too short!
5 on April 03, 2010
Our stay was awesome at Garden Gate Get-A-Way! We loved being in the middle of Amish country. We had great food, a great room, and great outdoor experiences. Loved having a campfire at night also.
5 on April 01, 2010
We just came back from Holmes County for a couple of days of furniture shopping. Never stayed at this Bed & Breakfast but certainly was not disappointed! The room was very clean and well stocked with all that you would need for an overnight stay. What drew us in was the book one night and the next one is free. From the snacks to the fabulous breakfast, campfire and great hospitality we decided we will be back at this place again. Another feature we liked was the notebook they created with maps, places to see and the step by step directions on how to get there and you can take the notebook with you in the car.......great idea! Thank you again for a wonderful Get-A-Away!!
4.4 on March 29, 2010
This was the first time we had ever stayed at a B & B and the Garden Gate B & B was by far better than any of the 5 other hotels that we stayed at on our trip to Ohio. They had a great winter special, if you stayed on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday you get the next night free. It was less noisy and we could get a better night sleep. The food was freshly made compared to some of the dry food at the hotels. The Garden Gate had delicious french mints and home made cookies that were there through the day. This was a great place to stay at. I would recommend this place to everyone.
5 on March 29, 2010
Beautiful accomadations and great hospitality. My wife and I don't even refer to Garden Gate by name we just refer to it as Herb and Carols'. We always have a great experience and really enjoy the outside evening campfire. Just wish we could get down there more often. Oh,did I mention it's a great value also? Herb and Carol are exceptional hosts!
4.6 on March 29, 2010
Great accommodations - but too old for such a high bed!
4.0 on March 29, 2010
Was our first Bed & Breakfast in Ohio. Was nice to get away. We stayed at one in Piru, CA it was outstanding and hard to compare. We had fun at both just in differnt ways. Both enjoyable.
4.6 on March 22, 2010
Herb and Carol, the proprietors of the Garden Gate Get-A-Way, have a knack for making certain that you have a fantastic time while staying at their B&B. The rooms were clean, the sheets were out of this world soft, they provided bottled water and wonderful Amish made chocolates in your room, and breakfast was always fresh and homemade...didn't see any prepackaged goods except for the little cereal boxes. Their knowledge of the surrounding area and the customs and beliefs of the Amish were very helpful. One thing that we really liked was the "info" book that was in each room. They typed up various routes to explore the area with helpful hints. My husband and I were there for the wine tasting weekend and we can't even begin to put into words the fun we had with Herb and Carol as well as the 4 other couples. p.s. the evening campfire is a very nice end of evening touch.
5 on March 22, 2010
My husband and I stayed at the Cottages at this Establishment and participated in the Winery Tour. We were looking for a weekend were we could "GET-A-WAY" from the everyday struggles of life! Although there was plenty to see and do in the area, it was so relaxing to go back to the grounds of the B & B, and enjoy a glass of wine from the local surrounding vendors. They held a campfire at night for the guest, it was a great opportunity to mingle with some of the other guest that would be joining us for the wine tour! We highly recommend this place for whatever occasion. It is truly a couples retreat! Thank you for a weekend we will NEVER forget!
5 on March 15, 2010
Carol and Herb are great! The food is EXCELLENT and they have gone to a lot of work to offer extra opportunities. From their special weekend events to their self-guided back road tours, this is an excellent place to meet old friends or make new ones.
4.2 on March 07, 2010
My wife and I are tried and true Bed and Breakfast devotees. Typically, we have avoided Ohio's Holmes county, basically due to it becoming overpopulated with gaudy, tourist-trap type of establishments, especially in the Berlin area. Normally, we only visit the area to walk the back roads (dirt), to eat at the few remaining small, authentic restaurants or to shop at the bulk food places. However, when my wife stumbled upon Herb and Carol's two night stay/one night cost offer during the late winter, we decided to bite. Unfortunately, we did not experience Carol's breakfast, since we opted to sleep in each morning (a rare treat), but we were definitely impressed with the environment, room and Carol's enthusiasm and warmth. The house was nicely nestled away from traffic which easily allowed for accessibility into the depths of the farmland for walking. It was also extraordinarily quiet, a great help for weary hospice workers. The room was immaculate, spacious and with every amenity that could be hoped for. I liked their concept of having a room available with a fridge/freezer, microwave, sink, etc. in which guests could store perishable items and/or prepare small meals. Carol's late afternoon cookies were a smashing success with this reviewer. I guess the best thing was our privacy! We could come and go without having to socialize with anyone...exactly what we wanted after many months of working with people in hospice...we just wanted to be alone with one another. So, thank you Carol and Herb! We will return!!!
5 on March 06, 2010
This was our 4th stay at this lovely, quaint, B&B. We love it and have had the pleasure of staying in 3 different rooms now. This was also a new season to visit and must say we find the winter season a great time to get away to one of our favorite places. Herb & Carol and Carol's mother are all so delightful and are continually working to enhance the beauty and welcoming atmosphere one finds here. We heartily recommend this B&B to anyone desiring a special place to retreat and be renewed.
4.0 on March 04, 2010
We were thrilled with the decor of our room - peaceful and so beautifully decorated. All the friendly perks anyone would ever want in a couple nights stay. The fellowship and food was delicious and nourshing! We most definitely will return in the next few months - can't wait to sit outside by the campfire. Thank you Herb & Carol (& mom too),
4.6 on March 03, 2010
This was a wonderful experience. It is everythign they claim it to be. We will be back again.
3.2 on March 03, 2010
Overall, our experience was very nice. I gave the dining a lower rating because I felt they were trying to cut corners when it came to the food. I just expected more than a cold cut sandwich for our murder mystery entree.
I would like to respond to the Dining comment in regards to the murder mystery. When we advertised Murder at Mardi Gras the food description read, "The murder mystery will be played in rounds which will include appetizers, sandwich, and dessert". The menu that this person refers to included 1st Course: Shrimp with cocktail sauce, cheeseball & crackers service and New Orleans Hurricane Punch; 2nd Course: Mardi Gras Slaw with breadsticks and wine; 3rd Course: New Orleans Muffletta Sandwich (which does include cold cuts) with Chips, wine and beer; 4th Course: Caramel Praline Ice Cream with Cookies and coffee. Every murder mystery has a food budget. If we are serving wine and beer then the menu may be more appetizers and sandwiches to offset the alcohol cost. The menu is always advertised in advance before making a reservation. This menu was chosen specifically to keep with the New Orleans Mardi Gras theme and spices.
4.4 on March 01, 2010
stayed during a snow storm...beautiful scenery, restful, pleasant company, loved it!!
3.8 on February 20, 2010
We have stayed at over 100 B&Bs and prefer them over hotels. This is a gem in Holmes County that is quiet, clean, lovely, and the innkeepers are wonderful. If you are looking for a romatic get-away, or just a few days of relaxation, this is perfect.
4.0 on February 16, 2010
We went and spent our first Valentines Day together at the Garden Gate bed and breakfast. We really enjoyed our time. We thought Carol and Herb were great people. The place was very cozy and clean. We liked the breakfast it was great. We loved the homemade cookies and brownies that was made. These small touches I think just makes this place more special.
5 on January 22, 2010
If you want to have the best in everything, then Garden Gate Get-A-Way will exceed all your expectations, from the room to the breakfast to your surroundings and to the innkeepers, Herb & Carol. Detail is detailed :) This is our second time staying there, and this time we stayed in the room with the jacuzzi and fireplace, and we were able to stay two nights for the price of one! In the summer, you can sit around a warm, inviting camp fire with other guests -- however, this time of year, we decided to stay in our own room with our own fireplace :) but if you want, they will make an outdoor fire!!! THANKS again, for the best time.
5 on January 21, 2010
We have been to other B&B's, but Garden Gate Get-A-Way has far and away outshone them all. The accomodations were perfect and the attention to detail in making our stay as pleasant as possible far exceeded that of any other B&B we've stayed with! The fresh fruit, homemade bread and coffeecake and other wonderful victuals started our day off in the right way! There were even homemade goodies in the "common area" for those necessary munchie moments! Carol and Herb also provide in-depth information about the area and share their favorites. They really cover it all...from soup to nuts! Kudos to Herb and Carol for making a difference!
4.4 on January 18, 2010
Beautiful surroundings! Modern comforts in the middle of Amish Country. We loved the private entrances and all the beautiful touches. Our hosts took great pains to make sure that every detail was taken care of - their day trip book was amazingly detailed. There was something for everyone's interests. Would love to go back again when the gardens are in bloom.
5 on January 03, 2010
We have traveled quite a bit and our accommodation of choice is usually B&B. This was by far the best experience over all we have ever had. The innkeepers were fantastic -- knowledgeable and helpful with all of our needs from directions, reservations and services. The rooms were great - beds comfortable bathrooms well kept and overall beautifully decorated. Breakfast was just right -- not too much after a long night and yet very very delicious! Overall -- we would rate this as one of the best experiences we have ever had! We can't wait to return when the weather is better and we can enjoy the gardens and outdoor facilities. Jack and Linda Lower
5 on December 31, 2009
Garden Gate Get-A-Way was central to our travels. Herb and Carol were exceptional hosts. The room was very nice,clean and quite. My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. A big A+ to Garden Gate.
4.0 on November 28, 2009
We chose to spend the Thanksgiving holiday away from home this year so we decided to try a bed and breakfast. The driving directions sent to us allowed us to see much more of the area than we expected. Carol emailed us options for Thanksgiving dinner in the area and made the reservation for us. When we arrived Carol greeted us with a warm welcome and explained everything about the room, dinner on our own, breakfast and the campfire. Then she took us on a tour and explained what to expect for our couples massage. Herb and Carol are excellent hosts giving you privacy but still making you feel welcome. The campfire was excellent, I hated when we had to leave early to have the massage. Even though we stayed over a holiday and most businesses in the area were closed, Carol gave us suggestions and directions to a local theater with movie times and showings. I thought that was very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The buffet breakfasts, sweet treats left in the room and warm conversations were great. I would definitely like to go back in the summer so I could enjoy the swings and the garden.
3.4 on November 13, 2009
Very helpful regarding the route's to take and the stores to go to.
This is the 1st time in the 7 years that we have owned this B&B that someone has rated our guest rooms a #2. I don't know what this guest expected but I would like to point out that all guest rooms have updated quilts, high thread-count sheets, 5-star bath amenities, complimentary bottled water, Coblentz Chocolates from the local chocolate factory by the bedside, CD-radio-alarm clock, in-room coffeemaker that comes with complimentary beverages, good quality chairs in good condition, television/VCR (DVD player in deluxe rooms, are extremely clean, have private entrance & private bath with full-size tub and shower, etc. I cannot imagine what they felt was lacking to rank the rooms so low unless they do not have the same taste in decor as us. I am also baffled that they rated cleanliness as a #3. Not only are the usual things taken care of like clean sheets, vacuuming, bathroom cleaning, etc., but headboards are dusted, baseboards are dusted, we dust over the tops of doorways and more. I can only think that this guest did not share our taste in decor and rated other items lower. The last thing I would share is that we have a Welcome Binder in each guest room that includes a welcome letter. In the letter we point out to our guests that we take great care in providing a clean and comfortable room and if anything accidentally got over-looked we encourage them to bring it to our attention so that we can tend to it immediately. Nothing was brought to our attention.
4.4 on November 04, 2009
Herb and Carol go out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.
4.6 on October 30, 2009
We arrived and Carol had already taken care of the details! I had asked about a back roads tour as well as dinner with an Amish family.Everything was arranged for us! I also loved the book that was in our room showing many different day trips as well as maps with detailed directions. It was great to actually go to Amish homes and see their craft in their homes. Another outstanding feature is the campfire each evening-a nice time to relax and talk aboutwhere folks are from and what they did that day.It makes you feel very much at ease! And the morning meal is served informally and includes outstanding choices each day! My favorite was the Amish granola bread!
4.4 on October 26, 2009
This was the first time my husband and I had a chance to go anywhere alone in the 16 years we have been married. We loved our stay at Garden Gate. Herb and Carol were such great hosts. We loved the morning breakfasts and became friends with some of the other guests. We would recommend this B&B to anyone who wants a relaxing and peaceful time away.
5 on October 24, 2009
This B&B is our favorite and we keep returning! This trip was for 3 nights. Garden Gate Get-A-Way is in a great location for easy access to the attractions of the area in Berlin, Millersburg, Mt Hope & surrounding communities. Breakfast is delicious and a very nice variety of offerings. The rooms are clean and the attention to detail is outstanding. Carol & Herb provide maps, info, stories, laughter and friendship to all their guests. We can't imagine staying anywhere else! Ron, Jan and Jared
4.6 on October 19, 2009
Everything was just as we hopeful relaxing. Any questions we had were explain in detail. But what we were really impress with how our arrangements were made for the spa and our dinner plans and how we knew time and locate and specfic direction was given. We appreciated the kindness and warmth that was show to us. This stay was short but we will no doubt be back.
4.6 on October 17, 2009
Excellent place. Wonderful innkeepers who went out of their way to be helpful in every way. Would gladly return.
5 on October 15, 2009
This was my first stay at a B&B. I absolutely loved it! My favorite thing was sitting around the evening campfire with the Innkeepers and other guests.
3.8 on October 12, 2009
This was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast. It was much better than we expected. We had a wonderful time and our Innkeepers were fabulous.
4.8 on October 11, 2009
We stayed 2 nights & loved it! Herb & Carol were so helpful, friendly and competent. The accommodations and service were great! We look forward to going back. Gary & Wilma
5 on October 09, 2009
We were the first "official" guests in Falls Kiss Cottage. What a beautiful, private, romantic place to stay in breathtaking surroundings. Carol and Herb have thought of everything!
4.2 on October 09, 2009
As a second-time visitor, this visit brought back wonderful memories of my first visit with my husband, who has since passed away. It was just as delightful visiting with my sister, for her first time. I love breakfast time when we learn so much about the area we are visiting, and get to hear about the other guest's experiences.
4.6 on October 09, 2009
Carol, You and your mother did a fantastic job preparing breakfast, great variety and very delicious. Becky
4.2 on October 08, 2009
Very clean and friendly
4.0 on October 03, 2009
This inn has many positives, starting with Carol, the innkeeper. Our room was very nice. Carol had a buck in our room that gave a number of possible routes through the area to do some exploring. This was quite helpful. Also, Carol arranged for us to have dinner with a local Amish family. This was an experience I would recommmend to any travelers to this area. The only thing I would say to fellow travelers is - don't pick this inn over another one in anticipation of what you expect to be a unique experience around the camp fire every evening. This feature is one that heavily influenced our decision to chose this inn. Other guests told us the same, but the weather just didn't permit it either of the two nights we stayed in this inn. The breakfast was good, but buffet style service is hard for me to rate as exceeding my expectations.
I would like to respond to the campfire comment. In 7 years of doing campfires I don't think that anyone who ever stayed 2 nights missed a campfire. Last week we had terrible winds up to 45 miles per hour on Monday and Tuesday. While they started to slow down Tuesday evening some rain/drizzle moved in and it would not have been a pleasant experience to get wet. We even build campfires in the winter when snow is on the ground, so if you are a potential guest please don't think that they are not a regular thing. We've had many guests return multiple times each year and while the campfire is a big hit, it is not what keeps them coming back. I would also like to respond about our breakfast. We make it clear when people make their reservations that breakfast is served buffet style. The egg dishes these guests were served were made from scratch. The bread, muffins and coffeecakes they were served were also homemade and made from scratch. There was fresh fruit each day and a cereal basket for those that did not want eggs. Not only was there coffee, but tea, hot chocolate and 2 kinds of juices to choose from. We have some guests that say it is our breakfast that keeps them coming back. It sounds like this guest preferred to have someone fix a plate and wait on them rather than let them choose what they wanted to eat. Had they made their discontent known to us we would have been happy to fix their plate for them and serve them. It is our goal for all guests to have a great experience at our B&B and in Amish Country.
5 on September 28, 2009
My Mother-In-Law and I spent several days at Garden Gate. We drove from Colorado. Our favorite part was the campfire. The breakfassts were so unique and carefully thought out. There were so many special touches to the place that it is hard to mention them all. But a few would be...quaint brick paths that led to secluded areas to sit and relax with wonderful flowers, statues & benches. The evening snack, baking a black forest dessert in a cast iron skillet right over the campfire(way to go Herb!), wicker furniture in our room, available games to play, videos to watch, beautiful surrounding lavish green Amish countryside, watching the Amish buggies click-clack down the lane, a microwave & refrigerator to use, teas/coffee/popcorn, a local Amish cookbook to purchase, special pottery to remember the place, and many many more thngs. Thank you Herb & Carol for making the place & people seel like family. A truly unique experience.
5 on September 21, 2009
We have always enjoyed our stay with Carol and Herb! We return every fall, as this is our favorite time of year. They make our stay so comfortable. Each room is very nicely decorated and makes you feel right at home. They always seem to have that extra special touch in all that they do for you. They are very informed about everything in the area from special events to Amish history and customs. The activities they provide, nightly campfires, Mystery dinners, Amish Back Road tours, and Massage packages are just a few examples of the great ammenities they provide and schedule for you. We have returned for many years now and have enjoyed every vist every time! Come relax and experience Garden Gate Get-A-Way! You'll never want to leave! H & C Kanzig Ashland, OH
4.4 on September 18, 2009
Herb and Carol are great hosts. They provided so much helpful information on where to go and what to do in the Ohio Amish country. The notebook in the room was great--told where to go for the best in furuniture, quilts, baskets, food, and other place that were not so "touristy". The location is great. It was so peaceful and relaxing to sit in the swing or by the campfire and listen to the horses and buggies clomping by and watch the precious Amish children walking and biking to school. We would definitely stay here again.
5 on September 17, 2009
The most pleasing part of our stay was the conversations with you guys in the mornings,at breakfast,and in the evenings at the campfire get togethers.Very informative on things to see & do.Also lots of information on the customs of the Amish people. The breakfasts in the mornings were excellent and the rooms were very clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
5 on September 14, 2009
This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast, and it was a wonderful three days. I especially enjoyed all the personal touches such as a note in our room wishing us a happy anniversary, chocolates by the bed, etc. Carol and Herb made each of their guests feel so welcome. We loved the notebook of information and maps they had complied for their guests. The homemade gourmet breakfasts and afternoon treats were so delicious! The evening campfire was a great place to get acquainted with the other guests and to learn more about the area and the customs of the Amish from Carol and Herb. We loved our stay and would recommend it highly. Floyd and Janice, Paintsville, KY
4.4 on September 10, 2009
A wonderful, quaint place. The hosts were terrific people with a lot of knowledge of the area and good tips of what to do and see. There is a lot of attention to detail at Garden Gate. Herb and Carol realy know how to treat their guests. A pleasure.
5 on September 03, 2009
We were greeted by Herb when we arrived. He showed us around to the common room and the breakfast room and then showed us our room. Friendly people that run this bed and breakfast. We enjoyed sitting around the campfire with the owners and another couple and shared our day in Amish. It was great! Breakfast was really nice also! We would recommend this establishment to all of our friends.
5 on August 31, 2009
This was the first time we stayed at the Garden Gate Get-A-Way. What a fun time we had!! We truly enjoyed the room, campfire, landscaping and breakfasts. We participated in a murder mystery and had a blast! It's great to have a place to go where we can get away from our crazy busy lives and be able to relax. Herb and Carol were very gracious hosts. We enjoyed the attention to details - water in the room, chocolates, unlimited coffee and tea, movies, books, swings, private entrances, etc. I would definitely recommend the Garden Gate Get-A-Way to our friends, and I'm sure we'll be back.
5 on August 22, 2009
This was our first time at Garden Gate and everything was a delight! The location is ideal - quiet and serene, yet convenient to all the must sees in Amish Country. The info binder in our room really helped orient us, choose what we wanted to see, and navigate easily to make the most of the time we had available. The website description of the Rose Garden room, where we stayed, was on the mark - it was very clean and comfortable. Both my husband and I thought the quiet room with its king size bed, amazing mattress and high quality sheets gave us the best nights' rest we can remember! Freshly baked afternoon snacks were a delicious treat and breakfast selections were a real YUM! The innkeepers were both very friendly and welcoming; having breakfast with them as well as chatting around the evening campfire were great opportunities to get to know them as well as learn a lot about the area and the unique lifestyle of the Amish who make it such a special place. Herb and Carol score high marks for attention to detail, personalized treatment and truly going above and beyond to ensure guests are treated more like friends! For all these reasons, our stay at Garden Get-A-Way was a lovely and memorable experience and we would certainly look forward to staying there again!
4.4 on August 22, 2009
I have stayed at "Garden Gate" many times and always feel at home there. Carol and Herb have become friends as well as hospitable innkeepers. They always strive to make their guests feel special and they are so helpful when planning trips around the area. The rooms are cozy and very comfortable. You can't go wrong choosing to experience this beautiful B&B. I know I will continue to come back.
4.4 on August 18, 2009
The Garden Gate Suite offers the opportunity for romance and relaxation. The spacious room is fully equipped featuring a pillow-top bed and 600 count sheets - oh, so soft. Queen Ann recliners are a welcome feature for watching tv or reading. The evening campfire at Garden Gate offers the opportunity to meet other guests and most of all get to know the innkeepers. Breakfast is delicious and everything is home made. Herb and Carol have created a peaceful haven that sure to please located in the heart of the Amish community.
5 on August 16, 2009
Everything from the breakfast to the rooms to the evening campfires was exceptional. Garden Gate owners are just wonderful host.
5 on August 07, 2009
This was the fourth time that we have stayed at the Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed and Breakfast. We have totally enjoyed every breakfast at this B & B, every room we have stayed in has been extremely clean, bright and cheerful, and this B & B is easy to get to from all the places we want to visit. The owners have put together a wonderful book of the many attractions along with maps of how to get to them. We will be staying at this B & B every time we visit Holmes County! Norm and Judy Wilson St. Clair Shores, MI
4.8 on August 03, 2009
Everything is wonderful from the breakfast to the unbelievably comfortable bed to the great campfire at night. Carol and Herb were so helpful in setting us up with tee times at Fire Ridge golf course and getting massages right there at the bed and breakfast. They can tell you anything about the local attractions and are a wealth of knowledge about the Amish lifestyle. We stayed in the Rose Garden room and would love to come back again to try out one of the other rooms. A great romantic get-a-way!!
5 on August 03, 2009
I have never stayed at a bed and breakfast where the Innkeepers Herb & Carol Steffey went out of there way to make sure you had a good time. They not only supplyed breakfast but evening entertainment as well.
4.8 on July 28, 2009
Innkeeper was great with information. Setting was beautiful. Breakfast was excellent. Enjoyed the swings.
4.8 on July 25, 2009
The hosts are marvelous, helpful and knowledgeable. Our stay was perfect. The extras provided (common room, guide and maps, and campfire) were exceptional. You could be as social or as intimate as you wanted. Food was superb!
5 on July 24, 2009
Since it is my dream to have my own B&B one day, I frequent B&B's whenever I vacation. My stay at Garden Gate was awesome! I was greeted in my room by the aroma of fresh baked cookies, classical guitar mixed with the sounds of the Amish countryside playing in the background. My bed welcomed me with the softest sheets preceeded only by the best mineral bath ever! I awakened n the morning to chirping birds, a clean, fresh breeze coming in my bedroom window and the babling sound of the fountain in the garden. These experiences name only a few of the thoughtful and wonderful touches that made my experience so peaceful and relaxing the night I arrived. I needed a mid-week get-away for R&R and with all of the hospitality, kindness, wonderful food, my experience was just what I had envisioned! It rained upon my arrival, so, rather than experiencing the anticipated campfie, I curled up with a great book on my overnight and headed to explore Amish Country backroads from Carol & Herb's tips the next day. When I returned to work only 2 days later, I felt like I'd been on a retreat for a month. A special thanks to Carol, Herb and your Mum, Beverly, for such a wonderful time. Don't forget to explore the ferry gardens surrounding the firepit, lots of beauty and surprises await you!
5 on July 18, 2009
My husband and I have been visiting the Garden Gate Get-A-Way in Millersburg, Oh for a number of years and always look forward to our visit. The inn keepers are friendly and do whatever they can to make your visit a positive experience. Visiting this Inn is for those who are looking for a quiet, relaxing few days. The morning gormet breakfasts are delicious and it gives visitors a time to get acquainted as well as the eveing camp fires.
5 on July 17, 2009
We were very comfortable at this cozy and pleasant B and B with our innkeepers being very hospitable to all of us there. The landscaping, the cleanliness of the rooms, the common room, the breakfast room, the nightly bonfire, and the vast amount of knowledge that Herb and Carol shared with us about their inn, the Amish and Mennonite culture and the niceties of bottled water, home made breakfasts, swings, birds, chocolates and friendly chats have allowed us to be at peace and very relaxed this summer. What a superb getaway for those people who want to immerse themselves in a very quiet and lovely surroundings. We will be back for sure.
5 on July 16, 2009
This is a gorgeous B&B and the inn keepers are so friendly. Their camp fire is the best idea going. Each night I sat outside by the fire getting to know the other guests and that fellowship was priceless. The food was so good and she had cookies at night too. Everything was homemade. The rooms were beautiful and she had a real eye for decorating and attention to detail. I have already recommended it to friends.
3.4 on July 13, 2009
We were really impressed by the innkeepers' knowledge of the area. The binder of information and suggestions they have in the rooms is so helpful. Although we have visited the area several times before, through Herb and Carol's suggestions we were able to discover new places to visit.
5 on July 09, 2009
It was the best ever. We were made to feel like family immediately. The inn keepers have really researched the area and were so imformative and friendly. The campfire was key. We got to meet the other guests and learn about them. Super clean. We will recommend it to all our friends.
4.8 on July 08, 2009
After staying the one night, we wished we could have stay longer. It was one of our most relaxing evening and night. Breakfast was absolutely delicious!
4.4 on July 05, 2009
My wife and I stayed for three nights in Amish country for our anniversary. We stayed in the suite and found it to be an excellent value. The room was large and well appointed. With 2 reclining chairs a fireplace, a full bathtub and a two person jacuzzi tub the price was definitely right (generous even). The TV is not large, we couldn't get cell reception and the wi-fi connection was erratic, but to be fair this place is supposed to be a "get a way". Your wife will thank you for leaving those things alone guys. The innkeepers knew everything about the area and definitely never seemed put off by any questions or needs we had. They definitely will give you all the guidance you need to fill your daily schedule. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to fully experience Amish country in Ohio.
5 on July 04, 2009
We very much enjoyed out stay at the Garden Gate Getaway. It was so quiet and relaxing. The inn keepers are very imformative about the Amish and the area. I would recommend this B&B to everyone. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable and making us feel so welcome. We will be back.
5 on June 24, 2009
The Garden Gate Get-A-Way experience we had this past weekend exceeded all of our expectations. From the moment we arrived, Herb and Carol not only took care of our immediate needs, but also anticipated our needs throughout the weekend. They are extremely knowledgable about the entire area, and gave us excellent advise in regards to dining, scenic rides, and area attractions. And best of all, they treated us and their guests as "friends" throughout our stay. And the campfire in the evening was always a great ending to our day. Our stay was truly an "experience", and one we will certainly return to often. Dennis & Lisa Boose North Ridgeville, Ohio
4.4 on June 20, 2009
Herb & Carol are wonderful hosts. The room was very neat & clean, the food was exceptional, and sitting around the camp fire in the evening was relaxing.
4.4 on June 05, 2009
We were excited to visit Garden Gate and the Holmes County Amish community. Both lived up to our expectations, and we plan return visits. My wife and I ended up changing our travel plans at the last minute due to a death in the family, and our hostess was very gracious and accomodating. Not only did Carol arrange for us to have a room for another night with almost no notice, she upgraded our room as well. Thanks tons! I can recommend Garden Gate Get-A-Way without the slightest hesitation. I also want to speak to the "little things" that set Garden Gate Get-A-Way ahead of the pack... Everything involved in your stay has been thought out, and value, respect for the guest, and quality of furnishings and decor have all been well-planned. Luxury at reasonable cost! I did not rate everything at the Garden Gate the highest ratings for one reason -- I had HIGH expectations -- and every one was met. Thanks for a great stay! Guy and Kathy
5 on May 27, 2009
This is a B&B you truly must visit if you like rural settings and extremely friendly and helpful innkeepers. We stayed in the Rose Garden Room and have never been in a more comfortable bed. Our room was quiet and cozy with all the amenities you would find in the top rate hotel. Breakfast was delicious with home made treats. Time spent around the evening campfire with the Carol and Herb plus the other guests was a real treat. We will be sure to stay with Carol and Herb on our next visit to that area.
5 on May 26, 2009
Our visit to the Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed and Breakfast was just wonderful. Carol and Herb clearly exceeded our expectations. This was our first time staying at a B&B and quickly learned that you have to be special people to own, and run a B&B. Herb and Carol Steffey are clearly the most special of people! It started with Carol's kind and accommodating voice on the phone when I called to arrange our stay. Carol and Herb went out of their way to meet our needs, to be attentive to all their guests, and to create a welcoming environment where all of us, as perfect strangers, enjoyed great conversations, heartfelt teasing, and laughter around the evening campfires. Herb and Carol, the innkeepers, were extremely knowledgeable about the general area, all of the must see attractions, and offered excellent advise on great places to eat lunch and dinner. Their morning breakfast was hot, tasty, and offered a great variety for all. My wife is a very healthy eater, so Carol and Herb went out of their way to accommodate her needs. Herb and Carol run a clean and efficient business, and they have phenomenal hospitality. We loved the map book that they made up for their guest to use for shopping and sight seeing excursions. We would recommend the Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed and Breakfast to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat, that is welcoming, clean and very much like a home away from home. In retrospect it is clear that our 3 day visit was a God send! I assure you that we will be back, and most likely with friends! Warmest regards, Dave and Laurie
4.6 on May 06, 2009
Herb and Carol are very knowledgeable about the area and are able to make suggestions on what to do/where to go, more than any other we have been to.
5 on May 02, 2009
We chose the Garden Gate Get-A-Way to celebrate our birthdays, which are only a week apart. We have stayed at many places: inns, lodges, cabins, camp grounds, motels, etc. Our stay at the Garden Gate Get A Way was our most pleasant and surprising. The rooms were spotless, the bed comfortable, the afternoon snack delicious, and the breakfasts were outstanding. The variety each day, the presentation and selection of the food on the buffet was a pleasure each morning. The conversation at the breakfasts was fun and stimulating, as was the campfire. We were given excellent suggestions on where to find good food, (especially the best place for ice cream!) shopping, and a hiking trail. The hospitality shown by our hosts, Carol and Herb left nothing to be desired. We definitely reccomend the Garden Gate Get-A-Way, and it will top our list of a return trip. The quiet, peaceful setting in the country was exactly what we were looking for and this exceeded our expectations.
5 on April 17, 2009
Holmes County is a beautiful, friendly area to spend some quality time. We again stayed at Garden Gate Get-A-Way for 3 nights. Our 3rd visit with Carol & Herb. Everything again was spotless and perfectly executed! They took the time to make our son's 18th birthday special with cake & balloons! The food is great - a wonderful way to start a day of touring and shopping. We are never disappointed in our rooms and will be returning again in 2009!
4.8 on March 23, 2009
I called almost at the last minute needing a room for only one night due to work schedule conflict and they were most gracious in changing the 2 night policy. Great room, great tourism tips, great restaurant recommendation and an overwhelming knowledge of the area, culture and customs of Amish Country. I have and will continue to recommend them and my wife and I will be back as soon as we can plan more than 1 or 2 nights.
5 on February 02, 2009
We have been to Garden Gate Get-A-Way many times and we have ALWAYS been extremely satisfied with everything about our stay. The rooms are fabulous, clean as a pin and very tastefully decorated. The breakfast is beyond belief! One of the highlights is the fireside chats in the evening outside. The Innkeepers are extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about the Amish people and their ways. We consider the Garden Gate our "home away from home." We have never found another B&B that compares to them! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
5 on January 26, 2009
I had planned to take my best friend to a Murder Mystery at Garden Gate for her 50th birthday. I was VERY sad to hear just days before, that because other guests were not able to attend, the mystery had to be cancelled. After telling my friend that my surprise for her had been spoiled, we decided to go to Garden Gate anyway. I am SO glad that we did! Herb and Carol Steffey did a wonderful job of making us feel welcome and even upgraded us to a nicer room. The breakfasts were incredible and so was the company. We were so relaxed that we hoped to get snowed in! It didn't happen! I guess we'll just have to plan another weekend.
5 on January 14, 2009
Very cozy, excellent hospitality, a great fellowship and innkeepers, and guests.
4.4 on January 09, 2009
We had a wonderful weekend. Carol and Herb, the hosts, were extremely accommodating. They have gone out of their way to make you feel comfortable and give you loots of local information!
4.6 on January 01, 2009
My husband and I stayed in the Potting Shed room this week. What a wonderful and relaxing place to stay. Carol, Herb and Beverly are friendly, helpful and informative hosts. We look forward to stopping by again. Jan
4.4 on December 24, 2008
My wife and I arrived expecting a quaint little get-away. What we received was much more. A little place tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the world around us. A very knowledgeable host and hostess willing and able to help us in our quest to see and experience a wonderful way of life. Thank you Herb and Carol for making our time in Amish country a joyful and rewarding time. We do look forward to returning in the spring and spending more time enjoying a simpler way of life. God Bless you both
4.0 on December 15, 2008
The Garden Get A Away is such luxury!
4.8 on December 10, 2008
We went there to get away for a couple of days to relax. Was a wonderful place to do this.
5 on November 25, 2008
This bed and breakfast was absolutely wonderful. Very detailed. Very personable. Very homey.
5 on November 25, 2008
Second time at Garden Gate Get-a-way. Everything perfect-good food-bed is so comfortable. will go back
4.8 on November 14, 2008
The room was clean, comfortable, and had several pleasing details/extras. The innkeepers were pleasant and knowledgeable. We loved the nightly campfire as a way to relax at the end of the day and chat with the innkeepers and other guests. The grounds were beautiful. The breakfast was tasty and ample. Our favorite part was the detailed information about the area, including backroads driving maps. Because of these handy maps we were able to experience the true Amish country and see things off the beaten paths, not just the tourist traps. Would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to others.
5 on November 13, 2008
The notebook providing activities to do in the area with maps was extremely helpful. Carol and Herb interact with the people staying and my husband and I enjoyed hearing their stories about the Amish. It was insightful. Their hospitality was outstanding and I will recommend this bed and breakfast to others.
5 on November 11, 2008
We needed a quiet place to relax after many months of fast paced activities. The warm friendly atmosphere provided us with the quiet we needed! The owners went out of their way to make sure our needs were met. This was like heaven!!! Thanks!
5 on November 09, 2008
A warm and welcoming B&B that has a great location right amidst the Amish community. Charming rooms, delicious breakfasts, and an all-season nightly campfire with the proprietors. Share stories, wine, and hot chocolate with Carol and Herb and the other guests. Proprietors' have a vast knowledge of the Amish culture, local shopping, restaurants, etc. They provide self-guided tour options with detailed maps and will help to facilitate any requests you have. There are themed weekends and special package discounts. We HIGHLY recommended Garden Gate Get-A-Way.
4.8 on November 08, 2008
This was our third stay and this time we invited four other couples to join us. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Top Rate!
4.2 on November 05, 2008
Sitting by the bon-fire on a cold October night, discussing the upcoming election, turned into a heartfelt prayer and memorable evening!
5 on October 28, 2008
very homey. bedroom clean, mattress and pillows soft and cozy. cozy log fire in evening and breakfast around table and buffet of delicious bread, jams, fruit, muffins. I'm coming back.
5 on October 28, 2008
A most wonderful 3 days! Our hosts were so very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Our breakfasts were delicious with something different every morning. The amenities were exceptional. We enjoyed a great campfire each evening. We will return!!
4.4 on October 26, 2008
This was our 3rd stay at a B & B in Holmes County. We will definitely come back to the Garden Gate Get-A-Way. Carol & Herb were so helpful in every way. Especially liked the direct access of the rooms to outside, the campfire, the dining room for breakfast and the common area, the availability to get coffee and cookies 24/7. Carol's cookies are really good!
5 on October 23, 2008
We consistantly stay at Garden Gate Get-a-way, usually at least once a year for the past several years, and carol and Herb never dissapoint, the rooms are relaxing and inviting and the company and food it excellent.
5 on October 22, 2008
Best B&B we have ever stayed at. Great hospitality and wonderful breakfasts. Carol and Herb are fantastic hosts, the treatment of guests is 5 star plus!
5 on October 19, 2008
This was our second stay at Garden Gate Get-A-Way and both times were most outstanding. Every detail was met to assure our stay would be a most memorable experience. Herb and Carol were very knowledgeable about the Amish community and were happy to share this knowledge with us. We would be very willing to tell others how much we enjoyed our stay. Ken and Ruth Lewis
5 on October 17, 2008
Our stay at your lovely bed and breakfast far exceeded our expectations. It was such a welcomed change of pace staying at a location way out in the country, and the scenery was beautiful. We especially liked feeding the horses!!!!! Your place seems like it should be in a magazine or on a postcard. We especially were pleased with how up to date everything was in the room, and how clean it was. The bed was extremely comfortable and the sheets were heavely. We also appreciated the extra tiny things that make your place different than a motel, such as the bonfire, and kitchen, the delicious breakfast, cookies, and all the snacks that were offered. It was relaxing talking to everyone at breakfast --- the owners were extremely helpful answering any questions we had, and were just down to earth people . Since we are city folks, this venue was certainly different than what we were used to, and we loved every moment. We would without a doubt return to your place again. Thank you for your generous hospitality and kindness. We had an experience in Amish country that we will remember for a long time. We just ate too much!!!!!Roger and Joy
5 on October 13, 2008
This was our 3rd time at Garden Gate. Carol & Herb make you feel so comfortable. You immediately feel like family. The rooms are immaculate and the snacks and breakfasts are superb. We look forward to the evening campfires that let you unwind after a busy day. This is a must stay B & B for anyone visiting Holmes County. We are looking forward to going back in the spring.
4.4 on October 12, 2008
This was our first experience at a B&B. It was amazing. The campfires in the evening were very informational. They told alot about the culture and some of the hidden places to see in Amish country. Herb and Carol go out of their way to make you feel at home. The room we stayed in was extremely clean and beautiful. We recommand anyone that has never stayed in a B&B at Amish Country to stay thereor if you have please try them out you will not be disappointed. It is more than you could ever dream of.
3.4 on October 08, 2008
Stayed for a weekend in October 2008. Such a peaceful, relaxing getaway. Loved the campfire. This B & B is in the heart of Amish community! Herb and Carol were wonderful hosts.
While a rating of 3 means that we met the guest expectations and a 4 means that we exceeded their expectations, most guests feel that we offer something more than other B&B's from our high thread-count sheets, to our down alternative comforters, to the 5-star bath amenities, to the homemade breakfasts made from scratch. We would love to have this guest contact us to let us know what exactly they felt was lacking at our establishment.
4.6 on October 07, 2008
The friendliness and personal service of the Innkeepers of this B & B was absolutely outstanding. They went out of their way to make you feel welcomed and informed of the local area. The cleanliness of the room and overall B & B exceeded my expectations. My first experience in a B & B, and most definitely will not be my last after such a positive experience!
4.4 on October 03, 2008
We stayed for one evening at Garden Get-A-Way and were truly amazed by the beautiful room, shared kitchen (with great conversation) and pretty gardens. We enjoyed sitting by the evening campfire and were so thankful for the time and attention we got from our hosts. We had a great time learning about the Amish culture from people who have lived in the area for years. Thank you!
5 on October 02, 2008
Our stay at Garden Gate Get-a-way was just what we needed to get-a-way from our hectic and very busy lives. We will be returning, hopefully soon! We felt like we made new friends while staying there. It was very different from staying in a motel, it had a very personal touch and we LOVED IT! I will be telling friends and family about this wonderful place and abou the wonderful caretakers, Herb and Carol!
5 on September 28, 2008
Carol and Herb truly care about their guests. They go over and beyond to make your visit special. My husband says,"They treat you in so many ways , you'll have to like one of them." We will tell all of our friends about the Garden Gate Get-A-Way.
4.8 on September 28, 2008
Had maps in your room to take with you and find the shops and resturants and what have you to help you in everyway they possibly can with your stay.
3.8 on September 24, 2008
Very nice clean room, we had a very warm welcome. Enjoyed a camp fire & sky full of stars in the evening with a hot cup of cocoa. thank you
4.4 on September 24, 2008
A delightfully cozy and friendly place, with down-to-earth innkeepers, delicious breakfast, nightly campfire, and some of the best 'local advice' we ever have received! Highly Recommended!
4.6 on September 14, 2008
Really appreciated the attention to details, such as bottled water, chocolates and delicious smelling soaps in the room each day! Also loved the homemade desserts served each evening, a real treat! A very comfortable and relaxing experience.
4.2 on September 13, 2008
I've stayed in many B & B's but Garden-Gate is by far the one that once you've been there you want to keep coming back. Upon arriving at the Garden-Gate, you will be taken aback by the beautiful gardens, the awesome rooms and best yet inn keeper Carol. There isn't anything you could add to make it any better, it's all here plus some. If you want to feel special, you have to stay at the Garden-Gate, it's that awesome.
5 on September 08, 2008
all the service was super. the food was to die for. the fire was warm and calming. and a thanks to carol for making us feel at home. love to continue a pleasant stay again. sandy glassner and karen cummings and charlie
5 on September 08, 2008
I was a first time visitor this past weekend, Sept. 5,6 and 7. Herb and Carol Steffey were wonderful hosts. The inn is charming and peaceful. The amenities were just right. My room, the common room and the breakfast room were very, very clean and inviting. I will recommend Garden Gate to all who want a relaxing and peaceful place to stay while in Millersburg.
5 on September 05, 2008
Our whole family loves this B & B, we have recommended it to friends and they loved it and recommended it to their friends. The innkeepers are through, friendly and very knowledgeable and helpful. We all love the campfires and gardens. We are so glad we discovered this place. We have stayed at others and found this one tops.
5 on August 29, 2008
Very pleasant, very relaxing, peaceful, childhood memories of horses in the field, and loved the Amish buggies going by Garden Gate.
4.2 on August 25, 2008
Our first time at a B&B and had a wonderful experience. Will definitely be back!
5 on August 20, 2008
5 on August 14, 2008
We stayed three nights and were so impressed with the cleanliness of all the various areas! Carol passes the white glove test with flying colors! The breakfast offerings were plentiful and tasted absolutely delicious. We liked the variety at each breakfast - no one left hungry! The nearby horses, flowers, swings, fountains, evening campfires made the outside experience so peaceful and relaxing. Parking was very convenient. Our room was beyond outstanding in all aspects from decor, to luxury linens to furniture - beautiful! The extra touches that Garden Gate Get-A-Way provides are excellent from their wonderful soap and shampoos to fluffy towels and the mattress and pillows are so comfortable. Oh the chocolates are a great treat - as well as the homemade treat served in the evening. Give yourself a wonderful trip to Holmes County and stay with Herb & Carol - they are truly what innkeepers of fine B&B's should represent. Until next time, Ron & Jan - Columbus, Ohio
4.4 on August 11, 2008
Garden Gate was a wonderful B & B and I will recommend it to all of my friends. Carol was a very friendly and great hostess. It was everything we could have wanted in a B & B and more.
4.4 on August 07, 2008
Host and Hostess were very accommodating. The campfire was an added touch and a good way to converse with owners and guests. The common room with use of refrigerator and night time snacks was an added plus. We would definitely recommend this lovely B&B and would return.
5 on August 06, 2008
We just had a wonderful day at Garden Gate Get-A-Way and this was the first time we've been to a B&B that was really like what I expect a B&B to be. It was wonderful talking to the owner and spending time with her, her husband, and guest around the nightly camp fire. I can't wait to come again. Thank you so much Herb and Carol. You have a wonderful relaxing retreat there. I'm already talking to friend, and we are looking for a time to come in the near future. Thanks again for everything. Jim and Kathy
5 on August 05, 2008
Herb and Carol are wonderful hosts. They really take the opportunity to know their guests. The food (delicious), campfire (spectacular), and the individual touches keep us coming back (our 6th time "at least").
4.8 on July 30, 2008
Carol and Herb do an outstanding job with their B&B
5 on July 29, 2008
This was our first stay at a bed-n-breakfast! We went away for our 7th Anniversary. This was a great experience!!! We enjoyed "getting away" and enjoying each other!! Thanks for a great stay...
4.8 on July 20, 2008
Since this was our first time at a B&B, we were a bit skeptical. The experience far exceeded anything we planned. It was the most relaxing 3 days we've had in a long time. The room suited us perfecty; it was homey and had enough space for us. I fell in love with the glider rocker in the room and am tracking down one for our home. The evening campfire enabled us to meet other guests informally and share events of our different days. This generated ideas for planning the next day's activities. It was so quiet, peaceful and relaxing, no one wanted to go back to their room. Herb and Carol are wonderful people who take a sincere interest in their business. They are very knowledgeable about the area and are extremely helpful with questions their guests have. It seems that they're always there, 24/7 for anything we need. They have the knack of making each guest feel that they are the only one there and therefore have 100% of their attention. We would highly recommend the Garden Gate to anyone. Richard & Theresa
While a "4" is a good review for "Value" I would like to respond that this guest received a $20 per night discount and still didn't feel that the value was excellent. They came with another guest that has stayed with us numerous times and as a courtesy to the "regular" guest we gave this room a discount as well. We are not a budget motel and have never advertised to be one. Our rates are higher than budget properties because even our standard rooms have 350 thread-count sheets on the bed, bed-side chocolates from the local chocolate factory, complimentary bottled water, 5-star bath amenities, homemade breakfasts made from scratch, and complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate & microwave popcorn. Our property has gardens with swings and gliders and an evening campfire as opposed to a parking lot or freeway view in many lodging establishment. We even arranged for this guest to take a tour of Amish Country. We regret that this guest did not feel that the $20 discount was worth the extras that they received, but many guests have told us that our rooms are under-priced for what we offer.
5 on July 17, 2008
The camp fire every night was the best. And the dinner with the Amish family next door was a treat. Herb & Carol & Carol's mom are so cordial. Just precious.
5 on July 17, 2008
The stay at Garden Gate was wonderful. We have returned many times. This trip was wonderful relaxation during a hard time in my life. The campfire is always enjoyable and the "backroad tours" created by Herb and Carol are beyond compare.
4.6 on July 16, 2008
Deep in the middle of Amish country, lies this lovely B&B, surrounded by Amish farms. At night there is a campfire on the grounds. The hosts of the B&B help you learn so much about the Amish culture and where to go and what to do while you are there. It is the people you meet that make it such a wonderful experience.
4.2 on July 11, 2008
We feel like a visit to GARDEN GATE provides us a 20% drop in our Blood Pressure. We look forward to many more visit's.
I would like to respond to this rating concerning "Value". At 1st glance people may walk in our guest rooms and say "it's a normal lodging room". After spending the night they realize that even our standard room is much more than your typical "standard" room. You will find 350-600 thread-count Cotton Sateen Sheets on our beds instead of 180 thread count sheets from a hotel supply that smell like bleach. You have over-sized bath towels instead of the cheapest, thin towels on the market. You will find chocolates from our local chocolate factory by your bed side. Instead of a small bar of deodorant soap you will find 5-star quality Shampoo, Conditioner, Honey Oatmeal exfoliating bath bars, glycerin facial soap, make up remover towelettes and herbal bath grains. We add lotion and body scrub in our deluxe rooms. You will find complimentary bottled water in your guest room. You also receive unlimited complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and microwave popcorn. Each evening you are provided with a homemade evening snack such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes, bundt cake, etc. Each morning your breakfast is made from scratch ... bread, muffins, coffee cake and 1 hot dish in addition to fruit, cereal, juice and hot beverages. Just as you pay more for an ocean view room vs. a parking lot view, our B&B has porch swings and glider rockers around the property that overlook our gardens. In the middle of the gardens is a fire ring, and every night, weather permitting, we build a campfire to gather round and relax. No other lodging establishment in our County offers that. Every guest receives free concierge services in that we will book tours, make arrangements for dinner in an Amish home or fine dining, set up spa treatments, book horse & carriage rides or hot air balloon rides, etc. It's the old story "you get what you pay for".
4.4 on July 08, 2008
The room was just exquisite! The gardens were beautiful. Carol & Herb are wonderful hosts that are well informed about what is going on in the area. It is close to many attractions but far enough away to provide solice and serenity. Thank you for the best get away that I have had in a long time!
5 on July 03, 2008
Beautiful, modern inn in the heart of Ohio Amish country. Innkeeper knowledgeable about local places of interest. Breakfast homemade and delicious! Highly recommended!
4.4 on July 01, 2008
Have stayed at this wonderful B&B a number of times and are quite pleased with everything Carol and Herb have to offer. Comfortable lodging, beautiful grounds, superb hospitality and great food! Would recommend a visit here to get away from every day life yet still feel comfortably at home! Paul and Cindy Miller Amherst, Ohio
5 on June 19, 2008
Herb and Carol are the most wonderful innkeepers. Their B&B exceeded my expectations! We had a wonderful, relaxing time and they provided us with not only wonderful breakfasts each morning, but gave us information to tour the countryside and set us up on tours. I even had a massage! What a wonderful and peacful way to spend a couple of days. Kudos to Herb and Carol! Patty Anderson Minnesota
5 on June 18, 2008
We have returned to the enchanting B&B several times. The highlight of our stay is always the nightly campfire where most of the guests sit around and share their experience in Amish country and/or about their lives with the others. Some just sit and listen. Whichever type of guest you would be you shouldn't miss the opportunity to enjoy this lovely B&B. Also the breakfast bar is second to none! We will be going back this fall.
4.4 on June 15, 2008
The visist was pleasant, a wonderful experience for it to be our first time visiting a B&B. The room was emaculate, the hostes and hostess were kind, professional and warm and the other guest were friendly, so it made our visit there feel even more at home. The hostess was knowledable of Amish life and was able to refer us to some attractions. What I really loved was the water softner, it soothed my eczema.
We need to better communicate our Sundays with guests. We advertise that we are closed on Sunday, which means that we do not check-in guests on Sundays. This couple stayed Saturday night and thought that we did not serve breakfast on Sunday morning because we are "closed on Sunday". The other 4 guest rooms made it to breakfast on Sunday. Our Saturday morning breakfast consisted of homemade bread, homemade muffins, homemade coffeecake, sausage & cheddar puffs on the griddle, cereal basket, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and 2 kinds of juices. Our breakfast buffet is served from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. We regret that this couple came in to breakfast about the time we were ready to close and take down the breakfast buffet. While there was some of everything thing we served, there was only a couple of each by 10 a.m.
5 on June 15, 2008
My wife and I made reservations at The Garden Get-A-Way on the recommendation of friends of the family. We certainly were not disappointed. The innkeepers Herb & Carol were most gracious and helped to make our anniversary a special occasion. Our room was immaculate and charming; the ambience of the gardens was delightful; the campfire discussions and camaraderie were very enjoyable; the continental breakfasts were absolutely delectable and the amenities were too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say it won't be our last visit to Carol & Herb's B & B! Rich & Jan Morelli
4.6 on June 11, 2008
wonderful hospitality, lovely rooms and amenities
5 on June 09, 2008
The innkeeper's service was outstanding and their knowledge and self guided tour maps were just uncomparable to anything I have ever seen at a B&B. I would refer all my friends to them.
5 on June 06, 2008
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Carol. She was an excellent hostess. We enjoyed relaxing on her many swings in her gorgeous flower gardens, take a walk on the road outside her B&B and getting to know other guests around the evening campfire. Her food was delicious! Her road trip maps of the area were easy to follow and took us to interesting places.
5 on June 05, 2008
rooms and grounds were lovely. we were greeted as we left our vehicle. check in was fast. we were shown our rooms
5 on June 04, 2008
My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary at the Garden Gate. Our stay was wonderful. The room was beautiful, from the amazing fireplace to the Jacuzzi tub, totally top notch. Not to mention the delicious breakfast and late night treats. We love the campfire, it was a great chance to get to know the other guest as well as Carol & Herb. You guys are great host. We really liked the extra attention that you give to your guest, like the binder outlining all of the area attractions as well as directions. You have truly thought of everything. We look forward to coming back again, and will certainly tell all of our friends!!
4.0 on June 03, 2008
Our room was very clean and cheery. The breakfast was more than we expected and we had great conversation with Carol, her mother and the other guests. It's a definite must to return as soon as we can. Chuck and Pat Spitler Gahanna,Ohio
4.4 on May 30, 2008
We loved our two day stay here. Our room was lovely with a jacuzzi and fireplace and extra amenities that make a bed and breakfast special. Carol was fabulous.
5 on May 14, 2008
We live in the area, but wanted to get away from the household/garden chores for a little while. The Garden Gate Get-A-Way was a perfect setting to relax as it is well kept and very beautiful. Breakfast was delicious; and the game room and outdoor gathering area, complete with fire pit, were great places to talk and enjoy socializing. The tour of Amish country was a wonderful reminder of why we love living in this area and a good opportunity to spend time together while getting reacquainted with Holmes County's attractions and beauty. Love it!
5 on May 13, 2008
Everything about Garden Date was perfect!! Carol is an exceptional hostess and the garden suite was superb. I will certainly return to this outstanding B&B!!
5 on May 13, 2008
This was the best B&B we have ever chosen! A wonderful, beautiful place. Carol and her husband have thought of every need and much more! God bless!
5 on May 12, 2008
Carol and Herb went out of their way showing us a great time and helping us to experience the local culture. I would recommend this B&B to all who wish an informative and fun B&B adventure.
5 on May 05, 2008
I love to stay at Garden Gate Get-A-Way. It is so peaceful in the gardens and overlooking the rolling hills and pastures! The evening fire, the great breakfasts, and the king size bed are all hits. Carol and Herb share their knowledge of the best places to visit and where to get the best bargains. I have stayed at other B&Bs throughout the USA, and this is the best by far.
5 on May 04, 2008
Herb and Carol go out of their way to learn something of each of their guests and then to cater to each. They also have mastered the ability to give full attention to many guests making each feel as if they're the only one at the inn. Herb and Carol have surely found their calling.
5 on May 02, 2008
My husband and I always enjoy our stay at Garden Gate Get-A-Way. The setting is beautiful and peaceful. Carol and Herb are wonderful hosts. They make you feel like part of the family. We look forward to our next stay there.
5 on May 01, 2008
Everything was absolutely perfect. The facilties and the room exceed 5 star hotels that we have stayed in. The food was excellent and the Steffey's were excellent hosts. Their detail to make you welcome and comfortable far exceded our expectations. They provided us with accurate maps and directions to several attractions. We would highly recommend this quiet and attractive Bed and Breakfast. We paln on staying here again in the near future.
5 on April 30, 2008
Our sincere apologies for the inaccurate rating on the first review. One of the less computer-savvy of us hit "enter" prematurely. She feels just awful about this inadvertant downgraded rating. Apart from the breakfast voucher issue, we were extremely happy with the B&B, and would recommend it highly to our friends.
3.6 on April 29, 2008
Accomodation was superb. Innkeeper very helpful and knowledgable regarding surrounding areas. Dinner at "Dorothy's Surprise" was delightful. Excellent massage. Only one glitch.....make sure that innkeeper will be there to provide breakfast for all the days that you will be there. We were given a voucher for a restaurant close by as she had another commitment on that day. The voucher was $10.00 for two (enough for a very light meal). The whole idea of a bed and breakfast is to have the breakfast at the inn and not have to go out. There is a delightful recreation room complete with a refrigerator. Some breakfast items could have been placed into that area instead of sending guests out for breakfast. Other than that, we would highly recommend this inn.
I would like to respond to each item rated as a "3". Value: When they stayed to nights they received a free 1-hour massage that cost the innkeeper almost 1 night revenue to pay the massage therapist. In other words if they had paid for the massage their room cost was about $55 per night and yet they felt the value was a "3". Service: The innkeeper was here to help map out directions where they wanted to go. The innkeeper booked a massage and arranged for dinner in an Amish home. Other than the morning that they checked out and the innkeeper was taking a class that involved 6 mornings,one of which they stayed here, someone was here to help them at any time. Dining: Our website describes "deluxe continental". One the 1st morning they were served an egg casserole, homemade bread, muffins & coffeecake, cereal, fruit, coffee, tea, hot chocolate & 2 kinds of juice. The 2nd morning they were given a voucher to a local restaurant because 6 mornings out of a 365 day year the innkeeper went to a class to offer more services at the B&B. The restaurant suggested an $8 voucher to cover breakfast and they were given a $10 voucher. It appears that because this guest was so disappointed with breakfast on the 2nd morning that they rated down other services.
4.8 on April 27, 2008
We appreciated the attention to details in our room and the guest amenities. (The cookies and candy were delicious!) Carol's "self-guided driving tours" of the Amish area expertly directed us through the countryside and to a great deal on baskets. We were also thrilled that the weather held out for the nightly campfire. Hopefully next time our schedule will allow us to stay for more than one night.
5 on April 23, 2008
This was a wonderful relaxing place to unwind! Carol was an outstanding hostess- so helpful! The accomodations were beautiful, and the scenery was lovely. THis was our first B&B wxperience. We loved it. We'll be back!
5 on April 16, 2008
We stayed with Carol and Herb for a surprise birthday celebration weekend for my husband. The room was beautiful;the food was delicious;we had everything from an evening snack (birthday cake!) to many games from which to choose for an evening's entertainment as we relaxed. The very best part (and something that sets their B&B above others, was a loose leaf notebook in each room that was full of places and things in the area to see, and several mapped trips through Amish country on the backroads. We have lived in the area for 13 years, but saw thingw we had never seen before! We are very proud of our Agape Singer, Carol, and her husband.
4.8 on April 11, 2008
September, 1998. We were just married a couple of days earlier and were visiting Berlin, Ohio. Somehow, our reservations at another motel were " lost ". The desk clerk told us about your B & B. We called and explained our situation to a nice lady on the other end of the phone. We were to told to come right over, as there was an open room for the next 2 days. We were put up in the Rose room. The next 2 days were the most enjoyable times on our entire honeymoon. We met some very nice people staying in other rooms and relaxed in the garden with these other guests. Thank you for your hospitality and genuine caring attitude toward your guests.
4.8 on April 01, 2008
We booked the Garden Gate Getaway the night before we stayed, on a last minute whim. Going only from the internet, we were a little skeptical, but were thrilled with our accomodations and amenities. All the little nice touches to make us feel pampered were there, while at the same time, we felt right at home. Carol's recommendations for dinner and a great place to but Amish baskets were right on the money. I would love to go back when the weather is fine.
4.4 on March 30, 2008
Carol and Herb were wonderful hosts making all the arrangements for a delightful weekend. We learned a lot about the history of the Amish culture over dinner at the winery. The food was superb and the company interesting and lots of fun.
It baffles us that his guest felt that their room was only worthy of a "3". While they stayed in a "standard" guest room, they had 500-thread count sheets on their bed, locally made chocolates from a chocolate factory by their bed-side, bottled water in their room, their 5-star bath amenities includes a honey-oatmeal, exfoliating bath bar, glycerin facial soap, make up remover wipes, shampoo, conditioner, herbal bath grains, over-sized towels in the the bath, etc. The room had its own private entrance and private bath with a window that overlooked the gardens and evening campfire. Other guests that have stayed in that room have raved about how comfortable the mattress was. Most "standard" rooms don't have these kinds of amenities so we have no clue what the guests found at fault with the room????
5 on March 22, 2008
Carol & Herb made a spring turned winter get away into a relaxing event. The detailed maps & self-guided or led tours brochures, they have in the room made for some interesting days. A "must stay" if you are in Amish country of Ohio.
5 on March 19, 2008
Before we even came, Carol was very helpful in preparing us for our visit. Once we got here, we felt pampered in everyway. With Carol's help, we were able to see and do everything we wanted to do. We will be back!
4.8 on February 27, 2008
Herb and Carol take the time to continually update the options available and to update the backroads tours. This was out fourth stay and we enjoyed ourselves immensely even the camp fire in the 25 degree weather.
5 on February 15, 2008
Beautiful, relaxing atmosphere! We really able to slow down and enjoy our bed and breakfast experience!
5 on February 15, 2008
Couldn't ask for anything more. In spite of some bad weather everything was beyond our expectations. The service and food were the greatest. Can't wait for a return visit in the fall.
5 on December 10, 2007
MY WIFE AND I THOUGHT THAT A WEEK IN OHIO, WITH THE WEATHER OVERCAST, PERHAPS COULD BECOME BORING. BOY WERE WE WRONG! CAROL AND HERB STEFFEY MADE THE STAY A DELIGHT, WITH SCRUMPTOUS BREAKFASTS, AND ALL THE PERSONALLY SHARED INFO RE THE AMISH THAT KEPT US SPELLBOUND! THEY NEVER STOPPED PROVIDING INFO TO US RE THE LOCAL ATTRACTIONS, AND DID IT WITH SUCH OBVIOUS JOY THEMSELVES! OUR ROOMS WERE SPECTACULAR....WE HAD THEIR BEST ROOM THE FINAL NIGHT.....CAROL MOVED OUR LUGGAGE, ETC. HERSELF WHILE WE WERE GONE DURING THE DAY! WE WOULD RECOMMEND THIS B+B TO ANYONE! HAVING THE NIGHTLY BONFIRES IS SO SPECIAL, AND SHE STAYED WITH US OUT THERE UNTIL WE WANTED TO GO TO OUR ROOM, EVEN THOUGH SHE OBVIOUSLY WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE COMFORTABLE IN HER LODGING AT THAT POINT, DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER! EXCITEMENT WHEN THE HORSES NEXT DOOR ON THE FARM GOT LOOSE, AND CAROL ARRANGED FOR A PERSONAL AMISH COOKED MEAL AT THE FARM ACROSS THE ROAD, AND EVEN WENT WITH US! WE CONSIDER THEM GOOD FRIENDS, AND THE ULTIMATE HOSTS OF A NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN GET-A-WAY! WE WOULD RECOMMEND THIS B+B TO ANYONE! THE ELLIOTTS
5 on November 19, 2007
Back to the Garden Gate. This time we we brought friends and filled 3 guest rooms. My husband and I always stay in the Briar Patch room(so he can get to the evening snacks quickly). The first visit was when our daughter was married at Landoll's Mohican Castle on 9/03/2005. We loved the Garden Gate so much that we went back a month later to see the fall leaves in the beautiful Amish country. The third visit, we traveled back to enjoy the gift certificate from our daughter and son-in-law. We arrived for St. Patrick's day and were treated to an evening meal and an acoustical gitaurist. This, our fourth return was also wonderful. We sat around the campfire each night and conversed with other visitors. The couple that stayed in the Garden Gate Suite became engaged, the same day that our second daughter told us she was engaged! The hospitality, the snacks and the homemade breakfasts are always superb, not to mention the sparkling clean rooms and amenities. This is the ultimate friendly and quiet getaway in the heart of Amish country.
4.6 on November 17, 2007
we stayed one night. we had a beautiful room. beautifully decorated,comfortable bed and wonderful linens. our innkeepers were very hospitable and accomadating. very helpful with navigating the area. wish we would have stayed longer
5 on October 31, 2007
We were the first to stay in the Garden Suite. It was the best B&B experience we have had. The room was elegant, the service was outstanding and the breakfast was a perfect way to start the day. The evening campfire was relaxing and fun and a great way to learn about the area. Kim Barnholtz and Nadine Stallbaumer, Cincinnati, Ohio and Independence, Missouri
4.6 on October 29, 2007
Great stay with awesome innkeepers!
4.8 on September 21, 2007
we stayed there in august 2006, for our honeymoon, it was wonderful. the owner made our trip very nice. will definetly return
5 on September 02, 2007
my wife and I have stayed there 5 times in the past year and can't imagine wanting to stay anywhere else :-) great accomadations, a campfire every night at sunset, a wonderful breakfast every morning, and Carol and Herb are terrific hosts :-) Sandy and I love staying there!
5 on August 24, 2007
Quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Surrounded by Amish farms. Innkeepers knowledgeable about Amish and traditions. Room was beautifully decorated and furnished. Breakfast was delious. The nightly campfire was so inviting and the treats were to die for.
4.4 on August 02, 2007
Loved the evening campfires and banana split evening snack.
4.0 on July 23, 2007
It was an enjoyable stay and easy to find. We stayed here during a sing in Dover. Very comfortable and relaxing.
5 on July 21, 2007
The innkeepers go above and beyond to ensure that their guests have a fabulous time. The rooms are beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. No small detail has been left unattended. Would recommend to all as a lovely, quiet and enjoyable place to stay.
5 on July 10, 2007
The room was very nice. We enjoyed sitting by the campfire at night. They were very friendly and had delicious baked goods in the morning.
5 on July 10, 2007
As a frequent guest of this welcoming bed and breakfast I encourage you to spend some time "getting away" to the Garden Gate. It is lovely and quiet outdoors among the flowers and birds and horses. It is cozy and comfortable indoors where your room is made for relaxing. Evenings bring solitude or conversations around the campfire. Mornings bring time to on the swing with a cup of coffee and a delicious homemade breakfast with the innkeepers. The best home base for an Amish country visit!
5 on July 09, 2007
The maps in each room, are an excellent way to really explore the are and learn much about the Amish and their way of life. The bonfire was a great way to converse about the day, and learn more about the community. The owners know so much, that it made our stay that much more meaningful. It was very plain that they had seen all of these places, and could guide a meaningful tour.
4.4 on July 05, 2007
Enjoyed the fireside chats and the information offered by the innkeepers about the area and its attraction. The Room was exceptionally clean and comfortable.
5 on June 25, 2007
my husband and i had never been to AMish country and spur of the moment decided we'd go...the place we intended to stay that i found online was booked, and it just so happened Garden Gate was available.....we will never stay any where else!!! The STeffey's hospitality and relaxing atmosphere made our trip the best thing we have ever done!! Their knowledge of the area made it easy for us to visit key points of interest to us and still have a wonderful relaxing weekend!! Recommended for any couple any age!!
5 on June 20, 2007
We chose the Garden-Gate-Get-Away based on the photos from their web site. We were not disappointed! Not only is every room beautiful, the sitting areas around the house are all lovely and restful. Herb and Carol are very hospitable and knowledgeable about the local attractions and people. The bike trail is a must if you enjoy biking.
5 on June 07, 2007
Our stay was superb. Carol was very informative and helpful in making our stay their productive and very pleasant. We would recommend this B & B to all our friends and family.
5 on May 04, 2007
We have stayed at other bed and breakfasts and love this one above all. It is clean and wondefully decorated. Herb, Carol and her mother are wonderful hosts. They are knowledgable about the community and directed us exactly where we were interested in going. I recommend it to everyone I speak to about B & Bs all over the country.
5 on April 30, 2007
WE WERE REALLY EXCITED WHEN OUR SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW GAVE US A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE GARDEN GATE GET-A-WAY B&B. THIS WAS SOMETHING WE HAD ALWAYS WANTED TO DO, BUT NEVER TOOK THE TIME TO INVESTIGATE STAYING AT A B&B. IT WAS SUCH AN EXTRORDINARY WEEKEND AND WE WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE. THE STEFFEY'S WERE MARVELOUS HOSTS AND GAVE 110% TO MAKE SURE OUR STAY WAS A MEMORY THAT WOULD LAST US A LIFETIME. THEY EVEN TOOK CARE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE BACKWOODS AMISH TOUR THAT WE WENT ON. THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO IN THE AREA AND ONCE YOU'VE BEEN THERE YOU WANT TO RETURN AS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE EVERYTHING IN ONE WEEKEND. SO, IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH JUST TAKE THE TIME TO ENJOY THE HEAVENLY BLISS AT THE GARDEN GATE GET-A-WAY B&B. P.S. THE FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD TOO!!
5 on April 26, 2007
We had the most enjoyable time. Our room was cozy and beautiful. The food was absolutely fantastic. The owners are warm and like old friends. We truly enjoyed spending time by the fire outside. Getting to know other by the fire as well as for breakfast was one of the best times we had. Truly a place to go and have the best time. We'll be back :)
5 on April 26, 2007
Owners are totally committed to ensuring their guests have a pleasant and rewarding stay. An excellent "quiet get-away" in a lovely environment, close to fascinating attractions.
4.8 on April 25, 2007
The fireplace and jacuzzi tub was wonderful. The innkeepers are very friendly and make you feel very welcome, as though you have always known them. I would recommend everyone to try at least once, we're certainly going to return.
4.4 on April 25, 2007
We were so pleased with the attentiveness and courtesy of the Innkeepers Carol and Herb. They arranged our meal in an Amish home on Thursday, plus the BackRoads Amish Tour including a meal in another home for Friday. We enjoyed them joining us for breakfast each day and chatting about the neighborhood and our interests. The view is beautiful; the setting peaceful tucked back into Amish Country, not along the commercial highway. I recommend this B&B to our friends and family.
5 on April 24, 2007
We celebrated out 23rd wedding anniversary in September 2006 at Garden Gate. Our room was beautiful. We enjoyed every amenity from the hot tub to the fireplace to the video rentals. Great company was shared on a beautiful night around the campfire. I believe the location is prime. You can hear the clippity-clop of Amish horses nearby and even feed one or two an apple across the front yard. The landscaping is immaculate and we felt extremely welcomed, yet our privacy was completely respected. We will visit again soon!
5 on April 24, 2007
My husband and I, as well as my sister, have stayed at Garden Gate Get-a-Way on numerous occasions. We found the rooms to be neat, clean, and very well kept. The beds were comfortable as well. Our hosts, Carole and Herb were very friendly and made us feel welcome. The breakfasts were excellent! We have participated in many of the planned activities of the B & B, including one of the murder mysteries where we actually played some of the characters and wore period costumes. The area around Garden Gate is also rich with places to shop and things to see. I would recommend Garden Gate Get-a-Way to anyone.
5 on April 24, 2007
Herb and Carol have made their home a delightful place to get away from the everyday stress. They are charming hosts with a beautiful home. The breakfast and nighttime treats are delicious!
5 on April 24, 2007
We have found a "home away from home" at Garden Gate. It is peaceful, friendly, unbelievably clean, beautiful and filled with special touches!
5 on April 24, 2007
Thid was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast. It was a dreary weekend in Amish Country in Oct. so we did not get to experience the outdoor nightly fires, which originally had drawn us to this particular place, but we had a wonderful time despite the weather. Our hosts were more than ready to give us tips on shopping and dining in Holmes County along with all other aspects of Amish Country. Extremely friendly and breakfasts were delicious. Our room was very clean and we really enjoyed the fireplace during this rainy weekend. I also enjoyed reading several of the entries in the journal that was left in the room for all guests to write in. We would definitely go back!
5 on April 23, 2007
The stay was absolutely wonderful. Carol is very knowledgable of the area and had tours mapped out for us to do. The hospitality made us feel right at home. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable and clean. Garden Gate Get-A Way is a place that I would go back to and also recomment to my friends!
4.6 on April 23, 2007
The innkeepers do everything possible to make your stay memorable. On my B'day a few years ago they surprised me with a cake. I was pleased that they took time to do something special for me. In all situations I have found them to be always so very hospitable. Their tours and services apart from just the room and meal are the very unique. They truly enhance your Amish/Ohio experience whenever they can.
5 on April 23, 2007
I LOVED my stay at the Garden Gate Get-A-Way! It is easy to find but out of the way enough to enjoy the serenity of the area. The hosts are VERY knowledgeable about the area and great places to go for food, gifts, anything! Carol is extremely hospitable and is geniunely concerned about making your stay complete. Great little homemade snacks available throughout the day and what a great breakfast! I have referred the Garden Gate Get-A-Way to friends and will definately return.
5 on April 23, 2007
Carol Steffey goes out of her way to welcome you to a most enjoyble stay at her Bed and Breakfast. She gives you suggestions of 'off the beaten path' places to visit---a candle maker, a broom maker, potteries, quilt shops, etc. And---her breakfasts are OUTSTANDING. We have stayed at the Garden Gate Get-A-Way several times and have always come away wanting to go back.
5 on April 23, 2007
We only spent one night but it was a great time. Carol was wonderful and full of interesting info about the Amish and Berlin. Will definitely come back again and will plan to stay a longer!
5 on April 23, 2007
What a beautiful stay with innkeepers who were cream of the crop.
5 on April 23, 2007
The innkeepers are extremely friendly and personable. It's just like being among friends.
5 on April 23, 2007
Extremely friendly and knowledgeable couple. The B&B is in a Amish area and the couple is very involved in the community. They have programs and maps to help their customers enjoy themselves. We travel to a number of different B&B's around the state and enjoy this one the most. The extra amenities that they provide are worth the trip in itself. After a number of stays with Herb and Carol we feel like a part of the family. The rooms are extremely clean and inviting. The breakfasts are extensive. The evening campfires are enjoyable and provide another prospective of the way they treat their customers.
5 on April 23, 2007
I found Carol and Herb very congenial. If you have any request or special wishes, they try to accomodate. They are very knowledgeable about the area and places to go. Carol is very helpful in all aspects. I find the Garden Gate Get Away B&B like my "home away from home. It is peaceful and serene and nature is all around. I always come home refreshed. I have stayed in 3 different rooms and they are all perfect.
5 on April 23, 2007
We had a great mini vacation. The information provided by the keepers allowed us to go to places that were not the usual tourist places. A great relaxing mini get away.
4.6 on April 23, 2007
My first stay at Garden Gate was great. My sister and I were on a quilt shop trip and really enjoyed the cozy quaintness of our room. Carol was very friendly and helpful guiding us to lesser known Amish businesses that we would never have discovered on our own. Loved the unique & informative Amish video selections, too, which we watched the first evening before heading out to shop. Loved this B and B so much that a few months later I brought my husband to it for a restful time together. We love it!
5 on April 23, 2007
In August 2006 my husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary in Ohio. We spent one night at Garden Gate and wish we would have spent more time there. It was wonderful in many ways, and left us with great memories. Everything at Garden Gate, from making reservations, to breakfast were amazing. Thank you!!
5 on April 23, 2007
comfortable sleeping,delicious breakfasts,friendly conversations, and helpful advice for planning our days of visiting the interesting countryside.
5 on April 23, 2007
My husband and I stayed at the the Garden Gate Get-A-Way in December 2006. We greatly enjoyed the stay...that snacks, breakfast, and room were wonderful This inn is the cleanest place ever. And the inn-keepers are walking encyclopedia of Amish Country information We're looking forward to a warm-weather stay this year.
5 on April 23, 2007
Carol and Herb make you feel at home in their bed and breakfast. Always great conversations around the camp fire in the evening.
5 on April 23, 2007
Mymom and I had a wonderful stay. The owners went out of their way to make sure we were part of an excellent tour of Amish Country -- we appreciated their special attention and one of the best tours ever! We also loved the evening snack -- hot cookies! We enjoyed the room and the video selection as well -- for a mother/daughter duo this was a great place to stay.
5 on April 23, 2007
Herb and Carol are wonderful people and do everything possible to make your stay relaxing and throughly enjoyable. The bonfire in the evening is an easy way to get to know other guest in a casual, informal environment.
5 on April 23, 2007
We enjoyed our stay very much! The Steffeys were very knowledgeable of the area and its goings on. They were full of recommendations. The inn and grounds are beautiful! Liked it so much we bought a gift certificate for my parents.
5 on April 23, 2007
We loved staying in the Amish Country at the Garden Gate Get-A-Way. The owners gave us a terrific insider's view of Amish Country!
5 on April 23, 2007
Our stay at the Garden Gate Get-A-Way is always relaxing. We especially love the campfires and homemade snacks at night. Of course, breakfast is amazing too! Herb and Carol are, by far, the best B & B innkeepers we've ever had the privilege of knowing. We just booked our next trip and we can't wait!
5 on April 23, 2007
Carol & Herb are wonderful hosts!