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!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Milan Melon Festival - September 2 - 4, 2017

Every year, in late summer, the small village of Milan, Ohio, is the site for the most fabulous melon event in America, the Milan Melon Festival. Held over Labor Day weekend, it's 3 days of watermelon, muskmelon (that's cantaloupe to you non-Mid-Westerners) and fun!

The main draw is, of course, the melons! You can watch or take part in several melon-themed activities, like a melon carving, exploding watermelon, biggest watermelon and watermelon eating contests. Each year, Toft's Ice Cream makes gallons of both watermelon sherbet and muskmelon ice cream, which can be enjoyed on a cone, in a dish, or for the full experience, get a scoop or two of each kind in a melon half!

Speaking of food, vendors come year after year with their amazing treats. The famed Kiedrowski's Bakery, of Amherst, Ohio, brings all of their wonderful offerings, including the Snoogle, a foot long pastry filled with Polish cream and smothered in a sinfully delicious glaze. Heaven. Add in Cedar Point fries, burgers, pierogis, brats, dogs, and all the other crazy fair food, and you've got a smorgasbord of delights. 

Aside from the delectable treats, the Melon Festival has live music, a really fun, family-friendly parade, a Queen's pageant,  a 5K and a Fun Run, games and rides. You can purchase watermelon-themed items, as well as full melons, slices and snowcones! 

Milan Melon Festival
Saturday - Monday, July 2-4, 2017

Milan, Ohio - Village Square
Free Entry! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Mid Summer Antique Fest in Milan Ohio - July 2017

If you are a lover of antiques, have I got a weekend for you! The picturesque village of Milan, Ohio, hosts the Mid Summer Antique Fest annually on the second Sunday of July - this year, that is July 9th, the Sunday after Independence Day.

Start your antiquing escapades with a weekend at Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast - choose from our three sumptuously-decorated rooms, and after a wonderful night's sleep, enjoy a delicious repast of home-made breakfast recipes, lovingly prepared for you by your hostess, Judy, and served at our candle-lit dining table, or in our screened outdoor gazebo, in the midst of our lovely gardens.

On Saturday, you can visit one of several antique stores in Milan - if you are an Edison fan, yo won't want to miss Sights and Sounds of Edison on Main Street - they specialize in anything having to do with Milan's most famous resident! Also on Main is Crosby's Antiques, and on Church street, Gathering Littlewares. If you're up for more antiquing, go to Norwalk, only 10 minutes' drive, to visit Mannino's On Main and the Northern Ohio Antique Mall. 

On Sunday, walk on over to the village square - it's just a few minutes from the inn! Starting at 8, it will be packed with over 55 antique dealers of all kinds- and these are truly antiques - you won't find reproductions or crafts here. Admission is free, so you can save your money to spend on the fabulous finds in the dozens of booths. Old movie posters and product signs, porcelains, vintage clothing and jewelry, Victrolas, Golden Oldie records, folk art pieces, even toys - remember that Barbie fashion styling head you always wanted? It might be waiting for you to take home! 

The businesses surrounding the square will be open, too, so if you get hungry or thirsty, try Invention Restaurant, Jim's Pizza Box, or the Wonder Bar for a meal, or the Coffee Station for a beverage, all right on the Square. 

Make sure to leave room in your car for the fabulous finds you will certainly be bringing home after your fun antiquing weekend in Milan, Ohio!

Friday, May 12, 2017

It's Wedding Season in Northern Ohio!

When the clouds start to diminish, the sun shines down benevolently on the green grass and budding trees, thoughts turn to romance and love, and sweet couples think about where they would like to say their vows.

Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast is a jewel in the midst of historic Milan, Ohio. The inn is a romantic paradise, with reminders of angels and love wherever you look. We offer indoor weddings and receptions for up to 50 guests and outdoor celebrations for up to 100 (weather permitting)!

When you have your wedding at our Ohio venue, you will reap the benefit of:
  • Our wedding coordination experience, which makes planning your special day a pleasurable rather than a stressful time
  • Our beautiful grounds, consisting of manicured, private gardens to give your event a lovely charm
  • Indoor weddings take place fireside, in the elegant parlor, surrounded by symbols of love and fidelity
  • Outdoor weddings can take place in the large, screened gazebo, in just the right spot for all of your guests to observe your vows
 We also cater to couples who just want to get away, with an elopement ceremony followed by a cake and champagne mini-reception.

Call us to plan your special celebration!