The best part of winter is snuggling up in a cozy sweater, drinking hot cocoa by the fireplace, and enjoying the magic in the crisp air. This year, get into the winter spirit when you treat yourself to a getaway in the scenic Ohio countryside. The coldest months of the year are the perfect time to escape from the stress of everyday life and reconnect with nature at our B&B in Bucyrus. Taste delicious Amish food, drink local craft beer, and attend fun-filled holiday events to brighten your holidays! Read on to learn about our 8 favorite things to do in the winter in Ohio, and start planning your visit today!
1. Taste the Warm Amish Flavors
The Amish Culture is embedded in our region’s identity, and there are plenty of historical attractions scattered around the Bucyrus countryside that history buffs will love. Spend this winter riding through the picturesque Amish Country and stop at Carle’s Bratwurst for a delicious lunch! Let your palate taste the flavors of the Amish culture at this beloved store with deli items such as scalloped turkey, baked fish with crumb topping BBQ pork ribs, and bratwurst, of course! You can also find authentic Amish products to take home to your relatives! This makes for a sweet and unique gift.
2. Attend Magical Christmas Events
If you’re visiting early in the winter, you cannot miss the wonderful Christmas events around Bucyrus. There’s nothing more magical than walking around the Candlelight Christmas event downtown while drinking a cup of hot cocoa, marveling at the Marion Christmas Parade, or driving through the Upper Sandusky Winter’s Fantasy of Lights. The options are endless, and so is the magic!
3. Visit a Brewery
After venturing in the cold all day, you deserve a break and a good drink! Head over to some of the best breweries in Ohio and enjoy a relaxing happy hour. Get a taste of the local brews when you explore the many breweries, including Phoenix Brewing Company! It’s conveniently located 30 minutes from our B&B and has one of the best taprooms in the area. Discover their fantastic menu, which features 16 beers on tap and delicious pub-style food. For a social night out, visit when they have live entertainment.
4. Enjoy a Hot Cup of Coffee
The cold winter season calls for cozy activities, and what can top a hot, yummy cup of coffee in that regard? Pelican Coffee House is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bucyrus, only a few minutes away from several attractions and not far from our inn. You can take a break during your day there with the ones you love and warm your hands around a hot latte. The coffee shop also has a store inside it. The Amish Vault is filled with beautifully crafted furniture and cute gifts you can bring home.
5. Shop for the Best Antiques in Ohio
Sometimes, it can get too cold to do outdoor activities, so why not focus on things you can do indoors? Antiquing is a lovely way to spend an afternoon exploring the countryside. You never know what you can find in an antique store— and for a great price on top of that! Will it be a beautiful wooden table for your kitchen, lovely jewelry for your collection, or eclectic vintage objects? Anything is possible if you look close enough. Antiquing is also a great way to find gifts for friends and family during the holiday season.
6. Walk Through History at the Ohio State Reformatory
Another amazing indoor activity is visiting the nearby Ohio State Reformatory. This is a great outing for history buffs and movie lovers! Indeed, this Victorian building, once a prison, was also the set of the famous Hollywood movie “The Shawshank Redemption” with Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. Walk the impressive walls and feel history come alive.
7. Take a Scenic Train Ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad
Spend a winter afternoon taking a scenic train ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad. Gaze at the stunning snow-covered trees of the Cuyahoga National Park as you cozy up with your partner in lounge class seating. From November 8th to December 21st, you can embark on the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad North Pole Adventure! The 90-minute, 26-mile trip from Akron to the imaginary North Pole is packed with holiday cheer for the entire family.
8. End the Day in Bucyrus’ Top Restaurants
Before you return to your cozy room and enjoy a warm night of sleep in our luxurious sheets, why not satisfy your taste buds? Bucyrus is home to a variety of restaurants you’ll love. Did you know our 1938 Restaurant and Pub is one of the best spots in town? The best part about it is that you don’t need to leave our inn, and we also happen to serve high-quality, locally sourced. Enjoy mouthwatering creations by candlelight, and don’t hesitate to look at our wine menu. After all, your meal is never complete without a delicious glass of red.
A Trip To HideAway is What You Need This Winter
Now that you know what to do during your winter getaway in Ohio, you’ll need a cozy B&B to stay! Luckily, we know the perfect one for you. HideAway Country Inn is not only ideally located in the scenic countryside of Bucyrus, but it also offers top-notch amenities and accommodations.
Take a look at our Eagles Nest Luxury Suite! This spacious suite provides all the peace and serenity you crave. You can enjoy some quality downtime with your significant other in the first-floor living area, unwind in the Jacuzzi tub, and snuggle by the fireplace with a glass of wine or Champagne! You’ll wake up the next morning feeling as refreshed as ever with a delicious, homemade breakfast waiting for you! Admit it. You’re already picturing it. Well, it’s time to make it a reality!
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