See Exciting Attractions While Staying with Us
Our charming B&B is located at the gateway to Ohio’s Amish Country, the largest Amish population in the United States. Staying at the Garver House Bed and Breakfast puts you a short distance from Amish culture and historical destinations such as Zoar Village, Fort Laurens, and Schoenbrunn Village, for which our rooms are named. Tuscarawas and Holmes Counties feature the most beautiful rolling hills and scenic landscapes the state has to offer.
Attractions near our inn are quite diverse. Only minutes in any direction will take you to the Theater and Performing Arts Center, museums, Ohio/Erie Towpath Trail, wineries, cheesehouses, Amish furniture, quilt shops, and restaurants. As we say in Ohio, “Too much fun for just one day.”
Innkeepers Al and Natalie Cline have a personal knowledge of the locality and are always happy to provide information and directions to destinations of interest for their guests.
Strasburg Antique Mall– Located 0.5 miles from the inn at 1020 North Wooster Avenue, Strasburg.
Village Garden Bulk Food– located at 102 North Wooster Ave. Walking distance from the inn. Great place for spices, fresh eggs, and homemade pies. Meet their friendly staff.
Lynn Drive-In Theatre– located at 9735 State Route 250 at 21 Strasburg, Ohio 330-878-5797. Open spring-fall and always playing top-rate films. The oldest drive-in-theatre in the state of Ohio features movies on two separate screens nightly. When was the last time you went to a drive-in theatre?!! A dying breed… Admission only $6.00 for adults.
Campesino’s Grill- located less then a mile away at 1170 N. Wooster Avenue. Delightful Mexican restaurant open 7 days a week, great food at reasonable prices. Full bar. Ask us if we have coupons for their dinner menu.
Shy Cellars– A new and unique restaurant has opened in Strasburg. Just a mile away from The Garver House is Shy Cellars a new restaurant with a great attitude. Shy Cellars is a place to taste, explore and learn. Sherrie Schie, owner believes and practices the “farm-to-table, field-to-fork experience”. All ingredients used at Shy Cellars are raised locally and prepared “in-season”. The menu changes weekly depending on what is in season at the local farm store, butcher and fish market where Sherrie purchases her supplies. Herbs are grown and picked just outside Shy Cellars door!
A visit to Shy Cellars would not be complete without a visit in their tasting room. The tasting room offers wines and craft beers, served with dinner or purchased for take out. Your meal would not be complete if you skipped dessert! Sherrie’s daughter is the Master Chef who creates not only eye appealing but mouth watering desserts. Again fresh local ingredients are always used. No preservatives or fillers here. Everyone deserves an indulgent dessert now and then. So when you are done with dinner White Velvet Desserts will have something ready for your sweet tooth!
Shy Cellars and White Velvet Desserts is located at 9185 State Route 250 Strasburg, Ohio. 330-878-4163 for reservations, make yours today the experience is awesome I know, I’ve been there!
Amish Backroad Tours: The very best way to see the Amish Country. Tour the Amish country in a climate controlled 10 passenger van. Let Amish Backroad Tours take you to the back roads of Amish country were the Amish are busy farming, making furniture, baskets, quilts, leather ware, candles and more. The tour guides for Amish Backroad Tours are well educated and good friends with the Amish in Holmes county. Al and I have taken their tour and enjoyed dinner in an Amish home and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had in Amish Country. You will learn alot about the history and customs of the Amish, visit some artisans and see a beautiful landscape on these back roads tours. Give them a call 330-600-4948 book a tour and tell them The Garver House sent you!
Fort Laurens– Ohio’s only American Revolution fort, Fort Laurens was built in 1778 as a wilderness out-post. Today it is a museum that commemorates the frontier soldiers who manned this post. The friends of Fort Laurens are currently raising funds to build a replica of the original fort. For additional information about historical places in Ohio, visit www.ohiohistory.org/places/fortlaurens.
Wolf Timbers– Nature preserve dedicated to re-education of the public about the true personality of wolves. 8871 French Hill Road, Bolivar, Ohio. Call 330-874-7022.Website: http://www.wolftimbers.org/
Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail– Connecting trails through Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties. Explore hiking and biking trails on the Erie Canal towpath. Bike rental and canoeing available.
Yankee Peddler Festival– Step back 200 years to pioneer America with master artists and crafters setting up rustic shops along streams and among lovely wooded dales. Taste foods and snacks cooked over open fires. The Yankee Peddler Festival is held the first three weekends in September. Sound intriguing? Check this out! Also, ordered hooked rungs online at www.yankeepeddler.com.
Uhrichsville Clay Museum– Uhrichsville was once considered the clay capitol of the world. Tour the museum and gift shop and learn the fascinating history of clay and all its uses. Located at 330 N. Main Street, Uhrichsville. For more information, call 740-922-5455.
Uhrichsville Water Park– Splish, splash and fun in the sun. While staying at our B&B, relax at the water park. Features a water playground, sliding board, raft slides, twisting body slides, fountains, swim lanes, and concessions. We have everything you need for a fun day in the water. Call 330-874-7022. http://uhrichsvillewaterpark.com/
Zoar Village: Zoar Village was founded in 1817 by a group of German Separatists seeking religious freedom. Today visitors to Zoar can revisit the 19th century at this German-style village. Call 330-874-3011
Donnie’s Tavern of Zoar– Located at 162 Main Street, Zoar Donnie’s Tavern of Zoar is 15 minute drive from the Garver House. Casual yet upscale this newly restored tavern serves steaks, seafood and German specialties along with wines, specialty beers and mixed drinks.
Zoar Golf Course- 8229 Dover-Zoar Road. Call 330-874-4653.
Zoar Wetland Arboretum- A 82-acre wetland with walking paths and thousands of trees. 434 W Fifth Street. Call 330-874-4632.
Gristmill Antiques- Find Gristmill Antiques at State Route 212. Call 330-756-2940. The beautiful restored gristmill now houses three floors of antiques. This is a must see, 3-4 miles from the inn. Ask us for directions.
Navarre Flea Market– located at 2 Main Street. Call 330-879-0252. The flea market has been operating for 29 years. Open year round on Saturdays and Sundays
School House Winery– Located just a few short miles from our bed and breakfast the School House Winery is housed in a 125 year old renovated schoolhouse. The atmosphere is charming and cozy. A good selection of wines and a menu of pizzas and appetizers. The winery is open Tue.-Thurs 5-9 and Fri. & Sat. 12-10. Live music offered on Sat. evenings this winter.
Reeves Victorian House and Carriage House Museum– Located at 325 East Iron Avenue. Call 330-343-7040. This is a beautiful Victorian mansion, 17 rooms including a 3rd floor ballroom.
Warther Carvings and Gardens Museum– 331 Karl Avenue. Call 330-343-7515. Ernest “Mooney” Warther Master carver. Tourists from all over the globe stop to see the intricate wood and ivory carvings and hear the story of this incredible man.
Toland-Herzig Famous Endings Museum– 803 North Wooster Avenue. Call 330-343-6132. See the world’s largest known collection of memorabilia from famous funerals and memorial events displayed. So unique it’s featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
Norma Johnson Center– Active conservation and preservation nature center open to the public. Three walking loops and hiking trails totaling over 6 miles. Explore ponds and wetlands. Admission free. Call 330-339-7976. The center is open dawn to dusk year round.
Schoenbrunn Village– Founded in 1772 by the Moravian church as a mission, Schoenbrunn’s reconstructed village features a rare meeting of Native American and European cultures, providing a fascinating perspective on the American Revolution. This is a restored seventeen cabin village. Call for information at 330-339-3636. Located at 1984 East High Avenue.
Performing Arts Center at Kent State University – New Philadelphia- Starting their second year in a brand new facility the 1,100 seat theater attracts shows from all over the country. Still to come in 2012 is: Blue Man Group, Fiddler on the Roof, The Oak Ridge Boys- Christmas Time’s a Comin”, and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas along with many other shows. Ticket information at 330-308-6400. To find more information click on the header above.
Tuscora Park- Swimming pools, batting cages, kiddie rides, antique carousel, miniature train ride, putt-putt golf, Ferris wheel, concession stands, picnic pavilions, basketball, tennis, and bocce courts. Tuscora Park also has a summer schedule of outdoor concerts. http://www.newphilaoh.com/tuscora_park/
Trumpet in the Land – Call 330-339-1132 for an exciting evening of family entertainment under the stars. Upcoming seasonal entertainment includes: “Dracula” October 5,6,12 and 13 and “Hills of Horror” on October 20,27 and 31. For the Christmas season enjoy “Breakfast with Santa”,on November 24 and on December 2 “Home for the Holidays” music revue. Bring in the New Year with Trumpet’s “New Years Eve Celebration”. Please see Trumpet’s web-site for all the details.
Yaggi Cheese House– located at 2229 Stonecreek Road. Call 330-339-5067. Established 1924, Yaggi’s Cheese House offers over 30 kinds of cheese, jams, jellies, Troyers Trail Bologna, fresh eggs, maple syrup, chocolates, and other local favorites. Enjoy free samples of all cheeses. This is where the innkeepers buy their cheese, it’s that good! Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.
Lehman’s Country Store– since 1955. This local retail store serves the local Amish community with non-electric and old-fashioned goods. Step back in time to find products of yesteryear. Look at their web-site and plan a visit.
Dennison Railroad Depot– This restored 1873 railroad depot, was once a canteen stop during World War II. The depot was awarded National Historic Landmark status in 2011. Located at 400 Center Street, Dennison. Call 740-922-6776. You can purchase a triple ticket for admission to the railroad depot, The Clay Museum, and Schoenbrunn Village for 15.00/adult and lower rates for seniors and children. The triple ticket saves you $3.00 at each site!
Pro Football Hall of Fame– Garver House Bed and Breakfast is just 30 minutes from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio. Just north on I-77 at 2121 George Halas Drive NW.
Local Golf Courses:
Wilkshire Golf Course– 10566,Wilkshire Blvd NE, Bolivar, OH, 44612-9799. (330) 874-2525.
Auman Timbers– 4120 State Route 516, Dover. 330-602-6865.
Willandale Golf Course– 2816 Winklepleck Road, Sugarcreek. 330-602-6865.
Green Valley Golf Club– 2673 Pleasant Valley Road NE, New Philadelphia. 330-364-2812.
Oak Shadows Golf Club– 1063 Oak Shadows Drive NE, New Philadelphia. 888-802-7289.
For more information on what beautiful Tuscarawas county has to offer visit their website at: www.traveltusc.com.