Dining at The White Oak Inn
Dining at our bed and breakfast will become one of the most treasured memories of your vacation in Ohio’s Amish country.
An overnight stay at The White Oak Inn always includes one of our hearty country breakfasts. They are generous in portion, made from local farm-fresh eggs and produce and herbs from our garden. The smell of muffins or scones baking wafts up the staircase every morning. We offer two choices of main course daily, one sweet and one savory, each accompanied by Amish-style peppered bacon or sausage. The dishes may be a Stuffed French Toast, Artichoke Tomato Strata, Herb-scrambled Eggs with Tomato Basil Sauce, Lemon Pancakes with warm Berry Sauce, or another of our delectable choices. Fresh fruit, our specialty roast coffee, and hot teas accompany all our breakfasts.
No stay at the inn would be complete without experiencing at least one dinner. Whether it’s to celebrate a special event such as an anniversary or birthday, a gathering of friends, or just a time to relax and unwind, you’ll enjoy delicious food served at an unhurried pace. Menus are planned daily to take advantage of the finest produce, meat, and fish available. Fresh herbs and vegetables from the inn’s garden are used in season, and we buy local products whenever possible. All our soups, salad dressings, and desserts are made right here at The White Oak Inn, many from treasured family recipes.
We are happy to accommodate special dietary requests, such as gluten-free, vegetarian, low-fat, or low-sugar meals.
Not staying at the inn, but you’d like to come for dinner? Just give us a call. If we have space in the dining room, we will be happy to have you join us.
DINNER IN THE INN DINING ROOM
A delicious four-course meal created in our kitchen using fresh local ingredients. This option is available every Friday and Saturday evening, and most holiday Sundays. For Sunday to Thursday evenings we will open the dining room if we have a minimum number of guests interested in dining. Please check with the innkeepers for weeknight availability. We offer one seating, at 7 p.m. each evening. Pricing is $35 to $45 a person.
ROMANTIC DINNER BASKETS
Picture a wicker basket, cloth napkins, real china, silverware, and glassware. Now picture it filled with a generous bounty of food items including a hot main course. It’s perfect for two lovers who just want to be alone together, or it’s a great solution for those who may not be sure whether they’ll arrive in time for dinner in the dining room. Baskets include a hot crusty loaf, bottle of sparkling cider or juice, fruit and cheese plate, salad, hot entree such as Roast Cornish Game Hens or Triple-Cheese Baked Pasta, dessert, cookies, and chocolate. You’re welcome to enjoy your basket in your room or cottage, or any other location in the inn or gardens you’d like. Basket is $100 for two people.
LOAF AND LADLE PACKAGE
A lighter option for those who may not be ready for a larger meal, or who can’t make it in time for our 7 p.m. dinner seating. This package includes a generous serving of our home-made soup or chili, a loaf of crusty bread, a small fruit and cheese plate and dessert. Available from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $50 for two people.
Regrettably, the inn is located in a dry township, and we cannot sell alcoholic beverages. Guests are however welcome to bring the beverage of their choice to enjoy. We are happy to provide glasses, corkscrews and ice. The liquor store in Danville (10 minutes’ drive from the inn) has a small selection of wines for those guests who forgot to bring some with them.
An afternoon tea is perfect for your Red Hat group, an office party, a bridal or baby shower, or just a get-together with your best friends. We feature fresh-from-the-oven scones, our own special recipe lemon curd, Scottish shortbread, dainty tea sandwiches, and an assortment of sweet treats. (Minimum of 12 guests please.)
CATERING & PRIVATE PARTIES
We welcome parties and special events, including weddings, family reunions, Christmas parties, rehearsal dinners, and anniversary celebrations. We can accommodate up to 40 guests indoors. From May to October, larger parties can be held in tents on the inn grounds. We will be happy to arrange all of your special event needs including photography, catering, flowers, decorating, tent and other rentals, and music. Please check with the innkeepers for pricing and availability.
MEETINGS & RETREATS
The inn is an ideal place to hold business meetings or retreats for up to 20 guests. All-inclusive meeting packages start at $185 per person per day.