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The lamplight inn

Berlin, OH


Cameo Rose

“Home of The Singing Innkeeper”

  I arrive in Berlin, the most heavily Amish populated settlement in the world, on a rainy night in early October. Driving slowly along a narrow country road, I stay on course by following the gas tail lights of an Amish horse-drawn buggy. Just as my beacon-of-light turns off the main road, I spot a semi-Victorian country home perched atop a hill. It is aglow with a twinkling candle gracing each window. On a dreary and starless night, The Lamplight Inn projects a warmth that could not be more enticing.
   Originally built as a bed and breakfast inn by an Amish couple, this alluring property was purchased by Helen and Larry Wilgus in early 2005. Unlike most homes built by the Amish, Lamplight Inn is not “simple or plain” by any means. Fine woodworking and special features abound. A wrap-around porch overlooks lush Amish farms and provides magnificent views.

   Helen, a charming and gracious hostess, prepares a superb breakfast each morning. As guests feast upon it, Larry (a talented musician) conducts an interactive mini-concert.
   Located within walking distance of the village, The Lamplight Inn truly offers guests a unique bed and breakfast experience as well as  an ideal spot for a memorable getaway.

Strong Points

   Hospitality plus, location & setting/vistas, landscaping, private entrances available, early coffee and gourmet  breakfast (during which time Larry plays the Grand piano/serenades guests with romantic songs), Satellite TV & DVD, WIFi, whirlpools tubs & fireplaces available in rooms, wrap-around


INN: The Lamplight Inn
LOCATION: 5676 Township Rd. 362
Berlin, OH  44654
TEL.:  1-866-500-1122
E-MAIL:  thelamplightinn@ezo.net
WEB SITE:  www.thelamplightinn.com
ACCOMMODATIONS:  6 guest rooms/pb
BREAKFAST: Full gourmet
RATES: $77-$161
INNside Scoop’s Rating of Inn: ***

Recommended Area Restaurants
***Chalet in the Valley
***Farmstead Restaurant
***Grandma’s Homestead


Suite dreams in toronto b&b

Toronto, ON


Sunset Suite

 “A New Townhome Located in Annex Area of Downtown Toronto” 

    Located within an attractive new townhome in The Annex area of downtown Toronto, Suite Dreams in Toronto B&B provides ensuite accommodations—which are both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable—for travelers desirous of a convenient base for exploring the area.
   Suite Dreams in Toronto offers two guest rooms on the second floor. The Sunset Suite is the larger of the two and provides more room for couples. Featuring a queen-sized sleigh bed, The Sunset Suite also provides a sitting area and a walk-in closet. The inn's walled courtyard garden, adorned with flowers and plants, offers a delightful space for guests to enjoy when the weather is nice.
   Jean Tan, the affable and helpful innkeeper/owner of the inn, prepares a delicious full breakfast each morning served communal style on the main floor. Breakfast dishes range from well-seasoned omelets to delicious variations of French toast.

   The Annex is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Toronto and considered one of the city's friendliest and most vibrant areas by Toron- tonians. Suite Dreams in Toronto is situated in the heart of The Annex's Korea town, thereby enabling guests to experience the city's unique multi-cultural flavor. This district is also considered by many to be a shopping and food mecca.

Strong Points

   Hospitality plus, full breakfast, attention-to-detail, attractive furnishings & décor, fine linens, WiFi, walled garden, close to a subway station & Christie Pits park, numerous attractions nearby.


INN: Suite Dreams in Toronto B&B
LOCATION:  390 Clinton Street
Toronto, ON  CANADA M6G2Z2
TEL.: 1-866-288-9636
E-MAIL: suitedreams@rogers.com
WEB SITE: www.suitedreamstoronto.com
ACCOMMODATIONS:  2 rooms w/pb
RATES: $129-$149
INNside Scoop’s Rating of Inn:  **

Recommended Area Restaurant:
***Bodega (416-977-1287)