Amish Country Vacation | Josh & Danielle Files | Personal Post

We were able to sneak away last week for a few days to Amish Country. We’re thankful for the rest & relaxation we were able to enjoy while in Sugarcreek. This is the adorable (and spotless!) cabin we called home for a few days.
Sugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationThe skylights allowed in such beautiful light. Sugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationJosh and I absolutely love stargazing together. There’s something so comforting, relaxing, and cozy about laying my head on his shoulder and watching for shooting stars as we marvel at the beauty of the night sky and the peacefulness of the world after most people nearby have settled in for the evening. We were able to enjoy the stars from the hot tub (with a baby monitor nearby) once Tenley went to sleep each night. We agreed that we need one at home for when we come home decrepit and sore after shooting weddings. HAHA!Sugarcreek vacationShe made vacation so much fun!Sugarcreek_0010The first night we didn’t get there until 5:30 & we were hungry so Josh went and picked up pizza from a great local joint Park Street Pizza. . . we like that their mission is to use fresh locally grown ingredients & it was delish!Park Street PizzaPark Street PizzaSugarcreek_0013The next day we strolled around downtown Sugarcreek after getting some coffee & lunch at Wallhouse Coffee. Sugarcreek is a cute place- quaint & quiet save for the sounds of polka music and horses’ hooves.Sugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationSugarcreek_0016Sugarcreek is known as Ohio’s Little Switzerland & they’re famous for being home to the world’s largest cuckoo clock.Sugarcreek vacationSugarcreek cuckoo clockSugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationWalking around helped us work up an appetite to eat some Amish home cookin’ at Der Dutchman Restaurant. Our favorite comfort foods abounded in Sugarcreek! The view from the parking lot was impressive.Sugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationSugarcreek vacationSugarcreek_0027We had a little Tenley photo shoot the next day on account of she’s cute & nice light was coming in from the skylights.Sugarcreek_0028Sugarcreek_0029Sugarcreek_0030Sugarcreek_0031Sugarcreek_0032Sugarcreek_0033Sugarcreek_0034Sugarcreek_0035Sugarcreek_0036Sugarcreek_0037Sugarcreek_0038Sugarcreek_0039After the shoot we headed down the road to Heini’s Cheese Chalet to EAT.ALL.THE.CHEESE. LOL. But seriously, you arm yourself with a toothpick & stroll on down the line stabbing & sampling all of the flavors as you go. Yum. Cheese. And fudge. . . we could never forget the fudge, you guys. Too bad Tenley doesn’t eat solid food yet. . . maybe we’ll go back another time so she can sample the deliciousness. Sugarcreek vacationHeiniSugarcreek_0042Sugarcreek_0043Sugarcreek_0044Josh noshing.Sugarcreek_0045Sugarcreek_0046Sugarcreek_0047After Heini’s we went to eat at Mrs. Yoder’s. More delightful country cooking and comfort foods. We’ll be dreaming about peanut butter spread (not the same thing as peanut butter) on warm fresh baked bread for quite awhile.

The cabin we stayed in was super cute & very, very clean. There’s a pretty lake on the property that you can walk to easily & it’s definitely out there in the heart of Amish Country. Horses & buggies passed, kids walked around with no shoes on, horses chomped on grass, and cows grazed . . . all within a few hundred yards of our little home away from home. It was quiet, homey, and just what we needed right in the midst of our busy season. We slowed down & enjoyed being a little family. Sugarcreek_0048Thanks for reading along about our adventures. You can check out past travel posts below:

Buffalo & Niagara Falls

Boston 2015

Eurotrip 2013-
Munich, Germany
Venice, Italy
Florence, Italy
Rome Part I
Rome Part II
Rome Part III

Boston 2014

Outer Banks, N.C.


West Virginia

  • August 26, 2015 - 10:11 pm

    Amanda - You guys are so cute! We really should blog our travels more like you do. So fun!ReplyCancel

    • August 27, 2015 - 10:21 am

      Menning Photographic - Thank you! We love looking back on them! I’m sure we’ll love it even more as Tenley grows! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2016 - 10:04 am

    Jeff - Very nice pictures! Is the cabin pretty private and off the road? Other houses/cabins right next door?


    • June 22, 2016 - 11:18 am

      Menning Photographic - Thanks, Jeff! The cabin is a decent distance off of the dirt road. We saw a horse & buggy or two pass by during our stay. It’s a very private road. There is a home (the owners of the cabin live there) pretty close to this particular cabin, but it is on the opposite side of the cabin as the hot tub. The owners of this cabin do own another cabin. It is on their property & it is much more secluded. It sits in front of a lake and there is a small patch of woods & a long drive separating it from other houses. If we stayed there again, we’d chose that cabin.ReplyCancel