Archive for March, 2012

Hocking Hills Hidden Treasures ~ Part 1: The Ridge Inn, Laurelville

As a small, family owned business I appreciate the labor of love that has become my life! As a tribute to the other small family owned businesses in the area, I have started the Hocking Hills Hidden Treasures. Stay tuned, because about every other week or so, I will be featuring some of my favorites here…..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!  For my birthday a while back, we all got together and went out to eat. I chose to go to the Ridge Inn in Laurelville because they have some of the best hamburgers in the area!! I really appreciate the thought process behind developing the Ridge Inn, the story of which you will find on their website.

They regularly have live music presented in the restaurant, and the walls are lined with works from local artists. Then, there is the menu, which has a great variety~and very tasty, too!!

Most importantly, here is a picture of my hamburger….. YUM! I usually get the Poppi Burger, which is very tasty.

You just need to come on down and taste for yourself!  The Ridge Inn is a short drive from the Farm and well worth every mile!! We’ll save you a seat.

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SHE SAID YES……

We have big news in our family!! 

After dating for about 5 years or so after meeting 17 years ago (in kindergarten at South Bloomingville Elementary) Clayton popped the question to our Emily and she said YES!  We could not be happier as we all just adore Clayton and because he adores Em and they are very happy together!

So, with that in mind, I guess we will be planning a wedding!  The Hocking Hills are a wonderful place to get married, which so many people have discovered!  To help you plan your special Hocking Hills Wedding day, here are some links:

Hocking Hills State Park:  There are so many beautiful locations in the parks for weddings, but most especially Ash Cave. There have been a number of weddings there over the years, it has easy access, is a beautiful setting and the cave creates it’s own theater setting!

Hocking Hills Tourism Association Guide: This has all sorts of resources-covers everything, even how to get your license!

Uncle Bucks: They have a dance barn that is used for weddings. They also do a mean barbeque! Very tasty.

Or, there are lots of places that do packages….

The Traveling Chapel

The Old Bear, Woodland Weddings

Flutes and Peppercorns, in Vinton County

So, join us in wishing the best to Clayton and Emily and all the brides and grooms that will be heading to the hills!