Dear Honey Run Friends,
I have spent the past three hours searching for a unique, quiet, full-service hotel or inn near Frankenmuth, Michigan. I need to travel there to meet with our wool fiber processing company, Zeilinger Wool Co., to decide on what new products to make with our sheep’s wool for the gift shop. While there are plenty of roadside hotels, I want something different; I want The Inn at Honey Run.
It is amazing as I age how I seek the quiet and security of the country. With no crime, no noise, just the birds and the summer breeze. I want a contemporary room with a balcony where I can sit and enjoy a cigar as the day comes to an end. I want some hiking trails that take me through an enchanted forest. I want to hear water in the creek gently flowing over the rocks. I want to see sheep grazing in the pasture and see butterflies spiraling around me. And I want to end the day with a spectacular meal, preferable on the grounds of the hotel, so I don’t have to travel away from paradise.
Well, as I am learning, this does not exist in many places, at least not under $1,200 per night. What I have learned in my search is just how special The Inn at Honey Run is compared to the other lodging places around. I hear many of you tell me this fact often, and I believed you, but I did not think we were such an anomaly. Until I entered the hotel world with the purchase of The Inn, hotels were a place to sleep. Sure, some were nicer than others, but that was the differentiator. Now at this stage of my life I am seeking an experience. I don’t just want a clean bed and shower. I desire to be surrounded by nature, and I am seeking quiet places for reflection on the resort grounds. I want The Inn at Honey Run. I know there are a few of us out there, but I wish there were more. Thankfully, I know one place in Millersburg, Ohio I can find the respite retreat I seek – The Inn at Honey Run, a true boutique resort that is affordable luxury.
Your thankful-to-be-at-Honey-Run Innkeeper,