Hunting the Best Amish Furniture in Ohio
Believe it or not, furniture is a hot commodity in Holmes County. Amish furniture in Ohio is sought after for its hand-built, sturdy appeal. Visitors to Ohio Amish Country often make room for some furniture hunting within their plans to relax — picking out the perfect piece of furniture can be a great way to connect with someone special.
One of the most popular options is ordering custom-built furniture. Many artisans are willing to adapt to what you have in mind, whether it’s a dresser, table, bedroom suite, hutch, hope chest, or other piece. Ordering on one visit makes a great excuse to plan a second getaway when it’s time to pick up your custom-built furniture a few weeks or months later, depending on the project. Amish furniture makers take the time to build things in an old world style, by hand, that produces distinctive, long-lasting furniture that is passed down from generation to generation.
Our Guide to the Best Amish Furniture Ohio
There are two proven methods for sourcing furniture in Amish Country: the “Treasure Hunt” method and the “Classic Shopping” method.
Treasure Hunt Method
This can be really rewarding and offer unique items you might not find anywhere else in Holmes County. Many of the best Amish furniture makers don’t advertise, so the only way to find them is on a “treasure hunt” of sorts. Simply driving the backroads to spot signs placed by the road by furniture makers can lead to some great finds. Once you spot a sign, just stop in and speak to the owner. Many are happy to show visitors their work and help design and build any type of custom piece you might want. Just ask.
Classic Shopping Method
Too timid to go treasure hunting? Not a problem. There are also quite a few shops with quality furniture that are well worth browsing:
Meet Millie and Jake from Jake’s Handcrafted Oak: Owners Jake and Millie Chupp make heirloom-quality oak furniture. With loyal customers in the U.S. and Canada, some of their popular designs are the Shreveport dining room set and Millie’s Heritage bedroom suite, which she originally designed for her own bedroom. Located in Holmesville, the Chupps have no website or electricity. They happily do their work by hand and have become popular enough to be found on other Amish furniture websites.
Feast your Eyes at Homestead Furniture: This furniture-mecca in Mt. Hope makes pieces for any room and can custom build anything. Some specialties include hope chests, armoires, dining tables, hutches, and curios. Their massive 27,000 sq. ft. showroom is a sight to see, so make a stop to check it out.
Find a Good Night’s Sleep the Amish Way at Country Bedding Mattresses: Located in Apple Creek, Ohio, this shop is a special treat. They’ll show you how things are done when you visit their shop. The focus here is on bedding, with custom mattresses and box springs.
Whether choosing the “treasure hunt” or the “classic shopping” method, every Amish Country furniture hunter needs a base, a place to relax at the end of the day and dream about that new addition to their home. Our Amish Country Boutique Hotel is just the place — secluded among the trees in the rolling hill of Holmes County, the chances to connect and enjoy nature are endless. And there’s a whole lot more to do in Amish Country besides furniture hunting — the Amish make fantastic apple butter and cheeses and there are opportunities for beer and wine tasting. Let us know how your hunt for Amish furniture goes, and remember to have fun!