buckeye Steam '06

Berlin, Ohio

June 18-23, 2006

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    Scott and I are planning the summer tour for steam cars in Berlin, Ohio.  I've attached the itinerary and hotel information for your perusal....................

Thanks for your help.

Scott & Susan Cruse

Tentative daily activities:

Sunday:  A short warm-up route has been put together to acquaint you with the area and the
                type of roads we will be driving on during the week. 

                             Stop and visit with Carl Maxwell.  And yes - he does own a Maxwell automobile!
                            But what is more intriguing is his fantastic collection of Sinclair Gasoline
                            advertising signs and station equipment.   

Also stop and visit with Reuben Kandel to see his marvelous collection of eclectic tools, pumps, hit-n-miss engines, a steam traction engine and a Rumley oil pull.

                            You'll also enjoy his stories and humor!! 

                             Fire-up Banquet at the Dutch Harvest Restaurant.            

            Monday:  Tour Warther's Museum of awesome woodcarvings in Dover. 

     Then travel up to the Canton Antique Car Museum.                          

On your way back to the motel stop and see the world's largest cuckoo clock and August Wendel's Forge. 

                             Ladies craft night.  (The men will have to entertain themselves telling stories in the
                             parking lot.)  

            Tuesday:  Start your day with a stop at Miller's Bakery for their fantastic pastries.

     Longaberger Basket factory tour.   (You may opt to weave your own basket.) 

     Enjoy the little town of Dresden, which is the original home of the Longabergers.    

            Wednesday:  Start the day with "Flying Jack's" pancake breakfast. 

     Attend an Amish livestock auction in Mount Hope.                             

                             Visit Lehman's Hardware store in Kidron, where "old" is new. 

                             Drive to Smucker's Jams & Jellies in Orville. 

                             Learn about the production of  "Cat's Meow" little houses.                        

                             Steam through the Secrist Arboretum and take in the spectacular rose garden,
                             which should be in full bloom.             

     End the day with a live, outdoor, evening performance of "Trumpet in the Land".                  

Thursday:  Our first stop will be the Keim Lumber Co. for a terrific tour of
                             Amish/Mennonite craftsmen at their best.

Steam through the countryside to Coshocton where you'll tour Roscoe Village, which is a restored canal town. 

                            Dinner will be at an Amish home. 

            Friday:   Tour the Victorian House Museum in Millersburg. 

                            Visit the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum in historic Loudonville, the boyhood home of
                            Charles F. Kettering who invented the electric starter for the automobile engine.

    There will be a delicious lunch served by the local church ladies. 

     Steam through the beautiful Mohican (Indian) State Park enjoying the scenery,
     hills, and covered bridge.

                             Blow Down Banquet at the Chalet in the Valley - come in period costume!! 

And don't forget all of the delightful shops filled with antiques, quilts and fabrics, hand made Amish furniture, yummy foods, and crafts that you'll find throughout the area. 

We have tried to select some of the most interesting attractions that are available in this area for our tour.  However, there are many additional things to see and do that we just couldn't work in.  Plan to come a day early and/or stay a day or two longer and see even more of this beautiful countryside.


 The Amish Country Inn is the tour headquarters.  It is situated with the Dutch Harvest Restaurant at the corner of Cty 201 and US62/SR39.  We have reserved the whole hotel from June 18-23, 2006 at $79.95 per room with 2 people.  Each additional person is $10 per night.  This price includes a full breakfast daily as well as use of the indoor pool area at the Schonheits Day Spa & Salon at no cost.  Call 800-935-5218 by May 15 to make your reservations.  The tour rate will also be valid for June  17 and 24 for any available rooms if you want to extend your visit.  (Please note that the Inn charges $50/day if you cancel your reservation 14 days or less prior to your arrival.) 


 Zinck's Inn will also have a limited number of rooms reserved for us at  $79.95 nightly.  This inn is located at 4703 SR 39, which is less than 2 miles from the Amish Country Inn.  You may also extend your stay June 17 & 24 for the same tour rate.  A large self-serve continental style breakfast is included daily.  Call 877-435-6600 for your reservation by May 15 to reserve your room.        www.zincksinn.com

 Both inns have king or queen beds, handicapped accessible rooms, and a few rooms for smokers. 

Be sure to mention Buckeye Steam  '06 to receive the tour rates we have contracted for you. 

 There are four RV spaces at the Amish Country Inn for $10 nightly ($15 with electricity).  However, no water or sanitary taps are available.  Reservations are required in advance.

 Scenic Hills RV Park is very close to the inns as well.  They have full hook-ups available.  Please contact them at 330-893-3607 for reservations.    www.scenichillspark.com

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  We'll try to help you any way we can.                                                           

Scott & Susan Cruse 

Phone: 513-248-0963  

Email:  susanc@one.net     


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