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.
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?
Call (507) 467-3070 and ask for Bluffscape Amish Tours.
Please send email reservation requests two days prior to visit–[email protected]
Cost per person:
$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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