January 2009 Issue
While it may be tempting to hide away at home, make sure to get out and explore this winter.
Jennifer Rogers and Kelly Curran
When snow starts to fall, life at Historic Sauder Village slows down. The costumed staff members end their demonstrations of late-19th- and early 20th-century activities, and the old-fashioned shops shut their doors until spring. But the Archbold attraction entices visitors throughout the winter months, as the Sauder Heritage Inn and the Barn Restaurant make a peaceful and close-to-home winter getaway.
The Sauder Heritage Inn has the feeling of a cozy old barn. Wooden rafters fill the towering lobby and fireplaces offer warm hearths. Once inside, you will want to grab some hot cocoa and snuggle up on a couch. The pool, waterfall and hot tub provide fun and leisure for all, and the game room is an exciting hangout for kids. Adults will love the inn’s affordable rates that include access to the exercise room and an upscale continental breakfast.
During your stay, be sure to visit Threads of Tradition, a shop featuring everything concerning quilts, and the Doughbox Bakery, where rolls, breads and pies are made from scratch and without preservatives.
From the inn, guests can take the short walk to the Barn Restaurant. With a menu of home-cooked, old-fashioned favorites that are sure to satisfy, dinner at the Barn is the perfect complement to your country stay.
22661 St. Rte. 2, Archbold, 800/590-9755. www.saudervillage.org