Berlin and Beyond


Hello friends and welcome to our blog!

March 24, 2022 April Lemmon
Blog at Berlin Grande

First a brief introduction - my name is April and I’m the Front Office Manager at the Berlin Grande Hotel located in beautiful Berlin, Ohio. Some of you may already know me from staying here at the hotel, but for those who don’t, a bit about myself: I’ve been with the hotel for over 2 years now and my position and responsibilities have changed drastically during that time. What initially started out as a part time position managing the hotel’s social media quickly morphed during the early days of the pandemic to my present-day role. I’m not a native of the area (although my ancestors are, maybe that will be another story for another time) and admittedly it has been quite a challenge for me to become familiar with the area and all it has to offer. There truly is so much to do and see!  It is my sincere desire that this blog be educational, informative and most of all – fun!

We receive a lot of phone calls and questions from guests and visitors to Holmes County looking for recommendations for “must-see” attractions, the best places to eat, cultural points of interest, the best activities for families with children and hidden or out-of-the-way gems that are some of the best-kept secrets in the area.

With that said, Doug (our General Manager and Commander-In-Chief) and I decided that the very best way to let you know about all of the incredible experiences just waiting to be discovered in Holmes County was to let us be your personal tour guides and start this blog.

At The Berlin Grande, we strive to create a personal experience for each and every guest we have the pleasure to welcome in to our hotel, and we want to provide you with the insights and information you need to create your very own one-of-a-kind experience tailored to your needs when planning your next visit.

We’ve enlisted the help of our incredible staff to take you on personal tours of the very best restaurants, shops and attractions in our area, plus you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the hotel and everything that goes in to preparing to welcome guests each and every day. This includes everything from housekeeping, breakfast, laundry and the front desk. If you’ve ever wondered what a “day in the life of a hotel” is like, it’s sure to be an eye-opening experience!

We hope you’ll follow along with us as we explore this beautiful area where we work, play and rest…and if you are a frequent visitor to our area and have suggestions for places you would like to see featured in an upcoming post, we would love to hear from you! Just send me an email at As a thank you, if your suggestion is used in an upcoming post, you’ll receive a special discount for your next stay with us. Remember, we want this to be fun - so be on the lookout for a contest or two coming up soon as well.

Can’t wait to discover what our area has to offer? I invite you to click on the “things to do” tab located in the navigation bar at the top of this website for dining, shopping and other suggested activities to get you started.

We hope this blog will become a source of inspiration and a helpful resource for you as you plan your next visit to Amish Country, Ohio!

Make it an amazing day,


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