Friday, February 16, 2018

Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail - March 2-3 & 9-10, 2018

Lovers of Wine and Chocolate are in for a big treat in early March! Put on by Wineries on the Lake Erie Shores & Islands and the V.I.N.O Wine Trails in northwest Ohio, the Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail is a great time for a day-long trek or a four day, two-weekend extravaganza!

A dozen different wineries are taking part (see map, below) in the wine trail. At each stop, you will relish wine samples and chocolate nibbles, then move on to the next spot. At your pre-selected winery, you will receive a special chocolate trail gift surprise and a souvenir wine glass. This event is great for couples, family groups, girlfriends' weekends or whatever people you like to travel and drink wine with! If you decide to go fancy and hire a bus or car, with more than 6 people, make sure to notify the wineries ahead of time so they will be better able to accommodate your group.

The cost is $40 each for couples or $50 per person. Couples share the the trail gift, but receive their own glass and samples. You don't have to visit all eleven wineries in one day - you can spread the fun over all four days, if you like!

The way it works is that you buy your tickets online, then you decide how you want to travel the wine trail. When you purchase your tickets, you'll be asked to type in the name of the winery where you want to pick up your trail gift and souvenir wine glass, so take a look at the map before you decide.

Angel Welcome Bed & Breakfast is a great home base for a fun wine weekend! Check our availability and male your reservations early so you don't miss out!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Thomas Edison's 171st Birthday!

February 11, 2018, is the 171st anniversary of Thomas Edison's birth. This is an especially notable fact here in Milan, the birthplace of the estimable inventor!

Thomas Edison was born in 1847, in Milan, Ohio, to Samuel Ogden Edison Jr. and Nancy Matthews Elliot. He was the youngest of 7 children. Interestingly, Samuel had fled Canada after the failed Mackenzie Rebellion. Thomas' grandfather Samuel Sr, had fought in the War of 1812. Thomas was mostly educated by his mother at home, though he did attend classes at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Of course, his contributions to the quality of life of millions of people throughout the years is well known, with inventions such as the light bulb, the phonograph, mimeograph and movie camera, as well as promoting the building and extension of electrical power to the people.

Though Edison's family moved away from Milan not long after his birth,  but we still consider him a Native Son, and the house where they lived has been long known as the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum. The Museum was established by Edison's widow, Mina Miller Edison, and their daughter, Madeleine, Mrs. John Eyre Sloane. The Museum was opened on the centennial of Edison's birth on February 11, 1947.

If you would like to visit the museum, please check their website for days and times they are open. A great day to plan a trip would be for Thomas Edison's birthday, which falls on a Sunday this year! The museum is just a 3 minute walk from Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Five "Funderful" New Year's Eve Events in Northern Ohio

You might be asking yourself if we had spell check turned off for the title of this post, but no- we've decided to coin a new term, combining "Fun" and "Wonderful": Funderful!

New Year's Eve is always a chance to get out and have a festive time, to say good-bye to the old year and to close out the holiday season. Here are five Funderful Events to help you do just that!

The final night of the Firelands Festival of Lights will be on New Year's Eve from 5-10pm. This is perfect for families or couples who might want to be back at the inn in their jammies by midnight! There is no charge for this lovely display, but they do accept donations, which go to various non-profit organizations in the community. Find the Festival at the Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron, OH 44839.

Lovers of history and glamor will not want to miss the New Year's Eve 1940's WWII era Big Band Hangar Dance at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton. A live orchestra will play, heavy hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks, party favors, and a champagne toast at Midnight will be served, with a cash bar available. Come dressed for the part in your favorite vintage or reproduction clothing. Tickets may be purchased per person, couple or table.

Also in Port Clinton is the annual New Year's Eve Walleye Drop! Taking place in downtown from 3pm to 12:30am, there will be live music, children and teen activties, food trucks, fireworks and more! Brave the cold to see Wylie the 600 pound Walleye drop from the sky at the stroke of midnight!

Downtown Sandusky features not one, but TWO fireworks celebrations on New Year's Eve! The first is family fireworks at 6pm, and the Grande Fireworks Show at 11:59pm from the Jackson Street Pier. The show is sponsored by Hotel Kilbourne and Oh Taco.

Finally, at The Listening Room, 220 E. Perry St. (SR 163) in Port Clinton, music enthusiasts will enjoy New Year's Eve with Leigh Nash at 9pm. Leigh is best known from her time with the band Sixpence None the Richer. Doors open at 8pm - the $69.99 ticket price includes a two hour show, three drink tickets, a champagne toast, small plate desserts, party favors, and all taxes and gratuities.

No matter where you celebrate the New Year, we here at Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast wish you the best and most FUNDERFUL 2018!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Four Fun Things to Do in Northeast Ohio This Holiday Season!

It's so exciting! We are mere weeks away from Christmas and New Year's Eve! It's almost 2018! Before we go THERE, though, we should talk about all of the great fun things to do near Milan and Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast. We know that Northern Ohioans are a hardy bunch- a little snow won't stop us - and we welcome visitors to come and enjoy the festivities put on by our local businesses and groups.

In Huron, don't miss the Firelands Festival of Lights, on from November 24 - December 31, 2017. Head to Sawmill Creek Resort each evening from 5-10pm to see a lovely light display to really get you in the holiday mood. On selected evenings, pay just $5 per adult and $2 per child, or $12 for a family of six, for hayrides! Mrs. Claus will be at Mulligan's Pub to welcome you with warm drinks and sweet treats, and crafts for the kids, then jump on the trailer for a fun ride through the light display!

Also November 24 - December 31 is the Christmas Dancing Light Show at Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky. The admission is free, and you don't even have to get out of your car! Tune your car radio to 99.7 FM for the accompanying music- the light show plays every 30 minutes.

The Hayes Train Special Model Train Display will be at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums in Fremont. The actually operating model train runs through an intricate Victorian holiday scene. Interactive buttons allow visitors to control certain aspects of the trains' movements - it is an amazing time for the model train buff, and just may encourage new model train fans! Admission is included in the Hayes Museum ticket price (The cost is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, and $3 for children (6-12 yrs). Open from November 24 through January 7, Monday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm (closed Christmas & New Year's Day).

Finally, for the shoppers out there, the Vermilion Arts Guild presents their Holiday Art Show and Sale. The gallery shows feature fine art, photography, jewelry, wood sculpture, ceramics, pottery, and unique hand-crafted items for unique Christmas gifts.The shows take place November 25 - November 26, December 2 - December 3, December 9 - December 10, and December 16 - December 17, from 12-4 pm at The Vermilion Arts Guild Gallery.

You will find lots of holiday merriment here in Northeastern Ohio - make your reservations now for a great time in late November and December!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Gearing Up for the Holidays in Milan Ohio!

Can you believe it, we are only 10 weekends away from Christmas! And if you are like many Americans, those weekends are already starting to fill up with obligations - from family gatherings to children's activities. To quote the Cheers theme song, "Wouldn't you like to get away..."

Well, you can! At Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast, you can plan a wonderful weekend or weekday stay to clear your head before the big holiday rush! Or, maybe even an escape in the middle of it! We've got rooms for couples looking to kindle that old flame, as well as rooms for a girlfriends' getaway - and fun events for both!

First, you arrive at Angel Welcome, in the charming village of Milan, Ohio. The house and grounds are designed for enjoyment and comfort, and you will rest easy in the hands of Bernie and Judy, who welcome you with open arms. After a great nights' sleep, you will come down at your chosen time to the breakfast dining table, to be spoiled with a delicious repast prepared with love by Judy.

Now, it's time to get ready for fun! Head out to Naturally Country for their famous Christmas Open House. This year, the dates are November 3-5 and November 10-12. Between 10am and 6pm, you will be enchanted with the plethora of gorgeous holiday decor. Get ideas and products to decorate your own home, while enjoying refreshments and prizes.

After a nap or some quiet reading time, you'll be ready to head over to the Ohio Star Theater in Sugarcreek. The immensely popular show, Our Christmas Dinner, will be playing November 9 - December 16th. It's a fun and festive holiday show that will surely get you excited for your own merry-making!

Visit our website to learn more about the inn and the available rooms - treat yourself to a wonderful weekend away in November!

Friday, September 8, 2017

2 Fun Autumn Things to Do Near Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast

Ah, fall! The temperatures start to fall from the summer highs to lovely cool days and nights. The leaves are turning, making drives through the country a delight. It's a perfect time to take a getaway to the little village of Milan, Ohio - and here are some fun things to do in October near Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast!

The town of Columbia Station is a nice 45 minutes drive from Milan, or a bit longer if  you want to avoid the toll roads. They have some really neat events happening in October.

Rockin' R Ranch presents the Old West Pumpkin Fest - taking place on weekends in October, every Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5pm.You'll see  the “Country Kids’ Show” performed live on stage featuring costume characters and performed five times each day. Ride the Pumpkin Patch Hayride to pick and paint your own pumpkins. Walk through the Funny Fun House, visit the Petting Farm, the pumpkin slide and much more. Enjoy the farm market, souvenir shop and concession stands for hen you get hungry and thirsty.

Also at Rockin' R Ranch - and only for those brave souls who enjoy being scared out of their wits,  is the Spooky Ranch - much more horrifying than it sounds! Considered one of the Top 13 haunted houses in the world, this is a trip to terror-town! Displays include The Famous Haunted Hayride and The Haunted Barn, Extreme Nightmares  Haunted House, Monster Vision in 3-D Haunted House, and The Bloodslinger’s Saloon House. You can also enjoy the bonfire, Halloween store, and outside entertainment. Spooky Ranch is open weekends in October, every Friday and Saturday from 7pm-11:30pm, as well as  Thursdays and Sundays from 7pm-9:30pm.

Stay with us and visit the festivals of your choice in Columbia Station for a delightful fall getaway!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Fabulous Fall Festivals in Northern Ohio - September 24, 2017

We've got two local events happening right near Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast on September 24 - sounds like a really fun weekend!

Milan, Ohio will honor it's 200-year anniversary with a Bicentennial Celebration at the Village Square on September 24, at 2pm. A time capsule will be buried with multiple items representing the town, to be unearthed and opened in 2117. This is truly a town-wide endeavor, with students from the elementary, middle and high schools contributing essays and logos which will be used on the capsule itself, t-shirts and programs. The capsule itself will be produced and donated by Siemens Industry Metals Division, while RMH Concrete has agreed to do the concrete work for our time capsule & surrounding pad. The capstone for the capsule's burial spot will be donated by  Franklin Monument. This should be a lovely commemoration of the town on a (hopefully) beautiful early-fall day.

In nearby Vermilion, the 45th annual Woolybear Parade and Festival will take place on the same day. The Wooly Bear is a fuzzy caterpillar who, as legend has it, can predict the severity of the upcoming winter by the size of his colored segments.  The events start at around 9am, at the two festival areas in the center of historic downtown Vermilion, Ohio. One is at Victory Park on Rt. 60 (S. Main St.) north of Ohio St. The second is in Exchange Park at the corner of Rt. 60 (N. Main St.) and Rt. 6 (Liberty Ave.). You can find entertainment, food booths, craft booths, and merchant sales. Woollybear merchandise will be available at the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce stand. Various entertainers are at the main stage throughout the day. The parade takes place at 1:30 and lasts about 2 hours.

Whether you attend one or both of these fabulous fall festivals, you will enjoy a lovely day in Northern Ohio!