Frequently asked questions:

Q: How long is the Bluffscape Amish tour?

  • 3 hours trip to Amish farms and shops in the countryside.

Q: What time do the tours depart?

  • 10 am and 1:30 pm Monday – Saturday (No Sunday tours or on religious holidays) April – October 

  • November – First two Saturdays only.

Q: What do we ride in during the tour?

  • A large van or a 14-passenger minibus with a speaker system.

Q: What do we get to see?

  • Amish farms, Amish retail craft shops, Amish working in their fields, gardens, and yards. We get out at each stop. Amish home only when available or arranged in advance.

  • Saturdays July – October. Pie and ice cream for purchase, and possible horse-drawn wagon ride. 

Q: What items are available for purchase? 

  • Quilts, tables-runners, rugs, pot holders

  • Baskets, leather goods

  • Furniture – large and small

  • Wooden accessories, candles

  • Jams, jellies, pickles, and sweets

Q: What will we learn about the Amish?

  • Tours are fully narrated by the guide.

  • Learn about:

  • History of the Amish

  • Schooling and families

  • Courtship and weddings

  • Shunnings and funerals

  • Daily life without electricity, clothing, transportation and etc.

Q: Do we see anything else on the tour?

  • Visit the historic Lenora stone church (Not Amish – historic pioneer site)

Q: Can children come along on the tour?

  • Yes, small children are welcome, but no car seats are provided (limited bathroom facilities).

Q: Can we purchase goods from the Amish with credit cards?

  • No, the Amish only accept cash or personal checks.

Q: Can we take photos of the Amish?

  • No, out of respect for the Amish, pictures of the Amish people are not allowed. Guests may take photos of things on some of the farms, just not of the people.

Q: How do I pay for my tour?

  • Bluffscape accepts cash, checks, or credit cards (including phone number on checks) 4% is added to all credit card sales.

Q: Are the vehicles handicap accessible?

  • No, the bus has wide steps for easy access and walkers.

 

How do I make reservations?

  • Reservations recommended. 

  • Call (507) 467-3070 and ask for Bluffscape Amish Tours.

  • Please send email reservation requests two days prior to visit–bluffscapetours@gmail.com

  • Cost per person:

    • $30 adults

    • $20 teens (13 – 18)

    • $10 (6 – 12) years

    • Free for 5 years and under.

  • Mention our Website, and you will receive $1 off your ticket. 

  • Cash, checks, or credit cards can be used for ticket purchases. Please note: Pay by cash and save. A 4% customer service charge is applied to tour sales. If you pay with cash or check, you will not pay the 4%.

  • We offer weekday discounts for parties of 10 or more for $3.00 off per person Monday – Friday.

  • Tours and tickets are located at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites’ front desk, 102 Beacon St. E., Lanesboro.

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