We enjoy interacting with guests and providing recommendations when they visit the Inns at 8th and Main. We want our visitors to have the best possible getaway experience. Daytripping from the Inns to local attractions is a popular activity. McConnelsville is home to shopping, dining, and live entertainment. But if you yearn for adventure a little more off the beaten path, you should pop on some shades, turn on the tunes and enjoy some windshield time as you head out SR 377 to the village of Chesterhill.
Chesterhill is a neighborhood tucked away from mainstream Morgan County, but should not be overlooked. It is a hotbed for African American history, Amish culture, and fresh, seasonal produce. Its scenic, rolling hills and diverse population make it feel like a world away but is really only a 14-mile drive from the Inns.
You’ll witness a hub of community agriculture as the Chesterhill Produce Auction receives and distributes handmade furniture, produce, livestock, honey, baked goods, and flowers from small growers and producers. It is not uncommon for goods to come in on horse-drawn buggies. Get in on the auction action and win out over other competitive bidders as you throw your card in the air for hanging flower baskets or local fruit. There is also a country store offering fresh baked goods, noodles, jams, candles, cutting boards, rugs, lavender, and more.
Afterward, stop by the Triple Nickel Diner for locally-raised steaks, daily specials, a selection of local craft beers and wine, and the most amazing pie list you’ve ever seen. Yes, the pie alone is worth the drive. We recommend this locally owned and locally sourced diner to all of our guests. Foodies, especially, enjoy the creative, farm-to-table menu.
While you are in town, the Multicultural Genealogical Center is located at 7540 Marion Street and is dedicated to documenting the genealogy of freedom seekers and others who landed in the area to carve out a better life for themselves. This center also focuses on the Quaker community who were instrumental in forming the Underground Railroad in Southeast Ohio. This museum is open by appointment only.
Round out the day by traveling gravel roads along a meandering creek that leads to Barkhurst Mill Covered Bridge. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 and is part of the Muskingum River Parkway & Covered Bridge Trail. You can pick up a rack card for directions before you depart from the Inns.
Enough fun for one day? Return to the comfort of your suite and enjoy all the amenities that our bed and breakfast has to offer. Relax on the patio or in the Richardson Library and reflect on your local travels.
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