Spring is Here!

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”  – Charles Dickens

   Last Friday evening I had the privilege of performing at Guggisberg Swiss Inn. I had been there once before, to hear my band mate Brad Fuller play a gig. He’d suggested it would be a great fit for my voice and genre of music.

Walking through the front doors of the Guggisberg Swiss Inn, you’re immediately transported out of Ohio Amish Country into an Alpine paradise where the von Trapp Family Singers would have been perfectly at home. There’s a beautiful stone fireplace reaching all the way up to the high vaulted ceilings.


A one-of-a-kind, Old World-style carved Elk clock keeps watch above the mantle. And, did I mention the Inn has great acoustics?

There’s a huge spiral staircase that any bride wouldn’t mind descending (a perfect venue for a small wedding!) Looking outside of the four seasons breakfast room, you can see a perfect pastoral setting of ducks wandering near the pond. Horses even roam free during the warmer months.

My first visit last year with my friend Brad gave me a chance to “audition” for the staff and guests. I’m glad to say St. Patrick’s Day 2017 was my first solo visit to the Inn, and it couldn’t have gone any better. The night I performed, they were preparing for a staff member’s wedding shower, scheduled for the following day. What an honor to serenade the Bride-to-Be!

The Inn offers great wines and their award-winning cheese, a yummy breakfast each morning for guests, and an opportunity to stay in a “quiet country paradise”.

If you’re ever wandering through Ohio’s Amish Country, stop by and visit Guggisberg Swiss Inn, the restaurant “Chalet in the Valley”, or just try some of the Original Baby Swiss cheese. It was voted the Overall United States Grand Champion!

Looking forward to visiting this venue again April 14th, 7 to 10 pm.

See you later, Half-Bear!