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The Rural Thimble

Quilt Retreat

About Us

The Rural Thimble Quilt Retreat

Get creative and stay inspired at The Rural Thimble,
a unique private retreat center in Charm, the heart
of Ohio’s Amish Country. Gather together with your
friends as you enjoy the country views with horse drawn
buggies going by in our recently remodeled farmhouse.
The Rural Thimble is located steps away from Miller’s
Dry Goods, Holmes County’s first fabric and quilt shop.

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This spacious, well-lit area is set up with 10 stations, ready for your sewing or craft projects. Additional amenities include extra tables and folding chairs, 3 ironing boards, 2 cutting tables, mats, and several design walls.

Ground Floor Rooms

On the main floor: one bedroom with 2 twin beds, large bathroom with jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower, additional ½ bath, washer & dryer.

Kitchen & Dining 

Bring your own food and enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, with room for all around the beautiful hand-crafted dining room table.

Living Room 

Take a break in the living room area with comfy chairs and a queen size sleeper sofa, complete with a 50in Smart TV

2nd Story Bedrooms

Upstairs you’ll find 3 additional bedrooms. Two of the rooms have 2 twin beds, the other one has 2 twins and 1 queen. There is also a bathroom upstairs with a tub/shower combo and a separate sink/vanity area.


Two inviting porches complete the house, both furnished with rocking chairs.


The retreat is wheelchair accessible, linens and towels are provided. It has free wifi and central air conditioning. Accommodations are for 10-12. There are no pets allowed, and smoking is only permitted outside.



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Please enter a Monday or Thursday check-in/out when entering your stay
We accept reservations 14 months in advance
At 8 am. on the first day of each month the online schedule opens up for another month of availability

April 2025 will open up on Feb 1st of 2024

May 2025 will open up on Mar 1st of 2024

Please note that nothing is changing for any existing reservations you may have prior to June 2024. For those previous bookings you will still check in and pay at Miller’s Dry Goods as you did before. You will use the information you received with your confirmation, contacting Miller’s Dry Goods for any changes, questions, etc. with that stay. That number is 330-893-9899

Deposit and Cancellation Policy • All cancellations must be made by phone. • There is a $50 cancellation fee. • Cancellations made more than 90 days before check in date will receive a full deposit refund. • Cancellations made 90-31 days before check in date; If we can find a replacement group to take your spot you can choose to move your deposit to a new booking (this may only be done once) or you may choose to forfeit your deposit. • 30 days prior to your check in date, your payment has been made in full and there are no refunds or transfers after this time. • All reservations made for the Rural Thimble must be made in 3,4 or 7 night increments. If you choose to stay less than the reserved amount of nights, no refunds will be made for the difference.


This calendar is updated manually. For up to the minute availability, rates and booking click the check availability button! 



Our group LOVES The Rural Thimble as a scrapbooking retreat. It is truly the best place we stayed! It is very clean, small details have already been thought out for guests (from kitchen supplies to power cords in the main room), and it is located in a beautiful Amish Country. We love that you can unload with ease at the front door (no steps) and that there is at least one bedroom located on the man floor (for handicapped guests). Thanks for creating a special place for our annual fun!!

Natalie S.

  • I only have one or two people interested in a retreat. Can we join a group that's going to the Rural Thimble?
    Currently The Rural Thimble does not host retreats where you join other groups. It is booked by individual groups who plan their own retreat.
  • Do we bring our own bed linens and towels?
    No, linens and towels are provided for you.
  • Do we need to bring a crock pot?
    We have several crock pots! See our Kitchen Amenities for more information. Other than the food, we’ve tried to provide for all your cooking needs!
  • Do you provide irons?
    You will need to bring your own iron. We do provide ironing boards as well as several covers that we wash as needed. The boards get lots of use (imagine quilters at work almost 24/7!) We keep the covers as clean as possible, but you may bring your own cover if you wish; our boards are standard size.
  • Is there a grocery store or restaurant nearby
    Yes, there are several restaurants and a small grocery store within walking distance. For additional information go to

The Rural Thimble Quilt Retreat

4500 SR 557 Millersburg,
Ohio 44654 (Located in Charm)
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