The Farm at Walnut Creek is a unique working farm, well worth a visit. View and feed over 500 animals – domestic and wild - from six continents. See the pygmy zebu, Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, giraffes, trumpeter swans, deer, elk and more. All from your own car. Or call to reserve a horse drawn wagon ride. Activities are seasonal: plowing, threshing, sowing, milking, quilting and baking take place on any given day. Stroll through electricity-free farm houses, visit the fresh produce stand and capture photo memories. Spend a day on the Farm at Walnut Creek, (330.893.4200).
Walnut Creek Cheese is a food lover's dream! In 1977, with a pickup truck and a refrigerator box, Mark Coblentz started selling cheese. His cheese savvy was limited, but his sense of quality and service soon amassed customer after customer. The business (and Mark’s cheese expertise) grew – a retail store, now Walnut Creek Cheese, was added in 1984 and has become a unique shopping experience.
Enjoy lunch in the Mudd Valley Café and Creamery, then start looking, trying and buying. The Cannery offers preserves and jellies; there’s fresh produce and groceries. The Butterchurn Kitchenwares department offers thousands of utensils. Mark dares you to eat a giant hand-dipped ice cream cone. It could be your biggest challenge of the day! (330.852.2888)
For 20+ years, Walnut Creek Furniture has been the showcase for Amish Country’s hardwood furniture. Be inspired by the beautifully designed and fabricated furniture in their showroom. All the high quality, solid wood furniture is handcrafted by local Amish tradesmen. No mass produced, national brands; just about everything is made in Holmes County, Ohio. Choose a piece that will be sure to be a family heirloom for generations. You can also buy furniture online. (330.893.3383)
At Carlisle Gifts, enjoy the small town quiet. We think you’ll ﬁnd something to love. Carlisle Gifts demonstrates how perfectly suited this tranquil setting is for considering ﬁne things. Over the years, Carlisle has procured precious gifts, charming keepsakes, beautiful jewelry and home accents that are irresistible. Visit whenever you’re in our lovely little town. The shop is an easy stroll from the Carlisle Inn and a perfect place to relax before or after dining at Der Dutchman Restaurant. (330.893.2535)
Then, relax at the Carlisle Inn. Guests are loyal to Carlisle Inns, because they make every effort to assure that each visit is special. Carlisle Inn amenities – triple sheets, plush carpeting, spacious guest rooms, and cozy sitting areas – ensure a peaceful, comfortable experience. (855.400.2275) Stay a little longer, if you can; otherwise, please hurry back.