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Guggisberg Swiss Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Charm B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Malvern, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great for our toddler”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We've stayed at a couple different places in Amish country, as it's only about an hour away and so a good weekend trip for us. While other places have amazing indoor decorations, one place was all pine and looked very rustic, this was THE PERFECT place for us when we had our toddler. The bad thing about Amish country is that most things close around 5, MAYBE 6, and so after we ate dinner on Friday night, we had nothing to do with our little guy until the next morning. My hubby and I had gone horseback riding here a few years ago, and remembered the horses roaming about freely, so we thought we'd stay here. Our son, Niko, LOVED it. We checked in with no problems, the room was neat, clean, and cozy. He walked in and said "oh mommy, nice." :) Then we went outside and the horses would see us coming towards them and stop eating and walk right to us. Niko obviously loved this. He pet each and every horse, including the two colts, and even the 2 donkeys. They were very kind and calm horses, and we were told that many of them were rescues. I was surprised at how comfortable and approachable they were, especially for being rescues and having "dark" pasts. We then let Niko venture out further, and he decided to go out back, which was extremely beautiful-we had no idea it was back there. A nice lake, with a bridge that leads to a picnic area and a small island with a weeping willow, quite breathtaking. There were a few bunnies eating, several ducks, and even 2 swans. The horses eventually came out back as well, as they just roam wherever they please. I was also very impressed with the staff cleaning up after the horses...they were right on spot so that there wasn't waste left anywhere. Niko enjoyed feeding the ducks, and they even had a small swingset. So, we were able to wander around for 2 hours until we took him in to get a bath and go to sleep. I don't know what we would have done for those 2 hours if we would have went elsewhere. It was so nice to have a toddler friendly place! The staff and everyone was wonderful, the breakfast was a REAL breakfast, they offered us a coupon book which saved us at least $10 (and we only used 1 or 2!), and they offered a snack at night, which was another great perk with our little guy. I highly recommend this to anyone, young or old, as we saw many older couples who also were having a great time, many of them taking pictures of Niko as he interacted with animals, everyone was so kind, guests and management alike. We plan on returning soon!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

What an excellent place for my eight year old son and I to get away from the city and enjoy peace and quiet. We enjoyed the dogs/ducks/swans/bunnies, but really got to interact with some very special horses. We will never forget meeting two friendly donkeys and two curious colts, and are hoping to hear good news about the rescue horse in the future. The staff was very professional and personable.

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Dublin, Ohio
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

I went with my mother on a weekend getaway from all the stresses of life. My expectations were definitely exceeded. The innkeeper shared with me that many people complain about their cell phones, etc not having any service but for me, it made my experience so much better. My mother and I were able to connect with each other without any distractions from the "outside world". Breakfast was amazing! When you hear free breakfast, you think a regular run of the mill continental breakfast but it was so much more and simply delicious! I loved that the horses roam free on the property and have no problem with you walking up and petting them. Make sure you ask about the horseback rides. It was so neat to walk out back on the property and see the swans, ducks, rabbits and donkeys. This was our first time staying at Guggisberg Swiss Inn and we definitely plan on many more return stays!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We visit the Inn at least twice a year for about 13 years.
The staff is like family.
Love to go hate to leave.
Golfers there are nice courses in the area.
This year we took our 18 year old grandson with us.
He started going at 4 years old however has not returned since the seventh grade due to football and school.
His Facebook comment "Home at last"

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Everything was perfect! The room was nice, the breakfast was delicious, the grounds were amazing and the owners of the Inn were really friendly! You can go horseback riding, which is so much fun! The horses are out in the evening and in the morning. I will definitely stay again! Hoping to go at least once a year!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Elgin, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

The service was excellent, friendly, and down-to-earth. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. The children thoroughly enjoyed the many horses, donkeys, dogs, ducks, and swans roaming the grounds. And it is a real bargain!

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Ohio
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

The Guggisberg Swiss Inn is definitely the place you want to stay when visiting Amish Country in Ohio. It is located nearby all the places you would want to see. Be sure to ask about the horseback riding available on site. The horses roam the property for all to enjoy. Also, take time to tour the famous cheese factory and grab a meal at the restaurant as well. Great food.

We are going back as we hear they have added a winery to the establishment.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Guggisberg Swiss Inn
Address: 5025 State Route 557, PO Box 1, Charm, OH 44654-9440
Region: United States > Ohio > Charm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Charm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sit on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful Doughty Valley. Ultimate in rest adn relaxation. Horses roaming the grounds, duck pond, free wifi, Hot Breakfast included with all rooms. Refrigerators, iron and ironing board, TV and Satellite Channels, in room coffee. Guided trail rides in the summer by appointment. Winery on Premise. GPS address is 5025 State Route 557, Millersburg, Ohio 44654 but is one mile north of Charm, Ohio. ... more   less 

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