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Zinck’s Family Of Inns

By Emily Roebuck • Contributor Published: April 1, 2015 12:00 AM
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A place of peace, a place to relax, a place that is clean, comfortable and welcoming. All of these attributes describe the accommodations at the flagship hotel of Zinck’s Family of Inns in Berlin, Ohio.
Located on State Route 39 on the east edge of Berlin, Zinck’s Inn provides the most desirable views. Guests at the inn enjoy gazing out from the balcony as sunrises and sunsets give a breathtaking backdrop, echoing the colorful tapestry of experiences shared by guests of Zinck’s Family of Inns over the years.
The hotel provides complimentary breakfast and evening snacks in the “Gathering Room,” a place which has become a regular starting point each morning for many guests as they plan out their day.
The stores and restaurants of Berlin provide shopping, entertainment and unique products to explore and the staff of Zinck’s Inn are happy to help plan your stay and answer any questions you may have about what is new to do in the area.
One particular element the staff at Zinck’s prides themselves on is their dedication to cleanliness. There are two housekeepers working in every room, cross inspecting each other as they go and the head of housekeeping comes through and inspects each room. So every room is checked three times.
“We want you to be comfortable and relaxed, to feel at peace while you are staying with us,” said general manager, Mark Fowler.
There are continued renovations throughout the year as Zinck’s Inn adds new flat screen televisions to their rooms, updates furnishings and adds new bedding and mattresses. Four rooms have had complete renovations over the last year and the building itself is 15 years old.
Jonas and Edna Miller are two local residents who are known by the guests at Zinck’s Inn as walk-on tour guides and experts on the experience of visiting Amish country.
The Millers will give individual tours and will also set up a dinner in an Amish home for guests who are interested in an authentic Amish dining experience.
Mary Coblentz hosts guests in the “Gathering Room” as they enjoy a hot breakfast each morning. The coffee, conversation and congeniality come naturally to her as she has a knack for remembering names and making connections with new faces.
Several couples have met for the first time while vacationing and staying at Zinck’s Family of Inns. They have stayed in touch over the years, making it a tradition to meet up together once or twice a year, starting out their trips and visits with each other from the “Gathering Room.”
Quilting and scrap-booking groups are fans of the large conference room in the lower level of Zinck’s Inn. The lighting and long rows of tables make it ideal for getting together to craft, sew and fellowship together in quiet and comfort. Guests utilizing the conference room have access to a full kitchen and can bring foods to prepare, have a potluck meal or, as one group did, bring ingredients to add to a delicious stew.
Each guest staying at Zinck’s Inn will be able to take home an individual experience that is handcrafted and heartfelt, putting them in touch with what keeps so many visitors returning to Holmes County each year.
Another great advantage to Zinck’s Family of Inns is that they have a variety of accommodations. In addition to the inn, there is also Zinck’s Lodging on the Square and Zinck’s Carriage House.
“We have whatever anyone would need,” said Fowler. “We aren’t out to provide a hotel that compares to the ones you would find in large cities like New York, but we are able to give a great range of accommodations. From a place to stay at the center of everything, to a more scenic location, to a quiet, romantic atmosphere.”
Guests looking to be in on all the action and seeking a lower price range would be best suited to the Lodging on the Square, which is also a great location for bus tours since passengers can be dropped off and stay at the hotel to rest for a bit or get right to their shopping.
Zinck’s Inn has 46 rooms, the Lodging on the Square has 23 rooms, including 5 pet friendly rooms and the Carriage House has 10 rooms, 4 of which feature Jacuzzis and fireplaces for the perfect getaway.
Whatever type of gathering, guest experience or romantic hideaway you are looking for, Zinck’s Family of Inns are conveniently located in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country. Every personality type is catered too – the avid shopper, the rest and relaxation seeker and the romantic in us all. Each room includes cable TV, a refrigerator, free wifi, free local and long distance calling, evening snacks, deluxe continental breakfast, table and chairs and USA Today newspapers.
Right now, guests staying Saturday and Sunday or Sunday and Monday will receive half off on the second night. Zinck’s Family of Inns also offers a frequent stay program as a way to say “thank you” to their loyal guests. After guests have stayed a total of ten nights, they will receive one night free, no restrictions.
For your next trip look for Zinck’s Family of Inns on Facebook, contact them at www.zincksinn.com or call 330-893-660.


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