Nestled among a 12 acre working vineyard, Old Vine Cottage is a perfect place to stay for a family vacation or just a romantic getaway. The house comfortably sleeps 6 with 2 double beds in one bedroom and a queen bed in the master bedroom. Old Vine Cottage also has 2 1/2 bathrooms and a full kitchen.
There is plenty to do once you are here. Activities on site include enjoying a peaceful walk among the grape vines and around the property, Dish Network, air hockey, Playstation 2, DVD player, and plenty of open space for kids to play outside. In addition, if you are staying with us in September and October there is a good chance you will be able to watch the grape harvest and possibly even get to sample a little juice. The aromas during this time of year on the property are amazing.
The Loudonville and surrounding communities provide excellent entertainment opportunities year round. Loudonville, along with Mohican State Park, has canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, hunting, shopping, and numerous festivals throughout the year. Nearby Pleasant Hill Lake has boating, fishing, and swimming available. Lakeville has dirt track racing in the spring through fall. Holmes county also has the largest Amish community in the world and provides ample opportunities for shopping and delicious food. Wine lovers can make a short trip towards Wooster on State Route 3 and find Troutman Vineyards or head east on State Route 39 to Sugarcreek and visit Breitenbach Winery and Silver Moon Winery. If your idea of a good time involves skis or a snowboard then Snow Trails Ski Resort should be a good fit. You can also enjoy a round of golf at one of the many golf courses in the area. In addition, there is a zip line business in the area, a high ropes course, and Malabar Farms State Park.
Old Vine Cottage is owned and operated by Tim and Cindy Ryder along with their two sons and their spouses, Andy and Esta Ryder, and Phil and Danica Ryder.
We purchased the property in 2011 with the intentions of running the vineyard and eventually opening up a winery on site. We decided that the existing house on the property would be best used as a vacation rental so that we could also have the opportunity to enjoy the property when it is not rented instead of finding a full time tenant, which would not enable us to enjoy the property ourselves. We spent the winter of 2011-2012 fixing and renovating the house and found great enjoyment staying there on weekends as a family.
The 42 rows of grapevines enhance the beauty of this property. Sitting on the back deck and watching the sun set over the vineyard is very peaceful. The delicious smells of grapes being picked and pressed into juice in the fall is a true highlight of the property.
The heart of Ohio's Amish country is within a 30 minute drive east of the property.