Donna Marie Golden, Innkeeper/owner

Donna Marie

According to Donna Marie Golden, innkeeper and owner of Donna’s Premier Lodging, located in Holmes County Ohio’s quaint Amish Country, people who stay at her homey, Berlin-based accommodations are more than just customers—they are her personal guests.

“I wake up each morning eager to get to work and greet my guests for the day,” she smiles. “They are the heart of our business and our passion is providing them with superior customer service.”

Donna has put her personal stamp on every detail found in her suites, cedar log cabins, original log cabin, cottages, chalets and villas. She has carefully selected the décor for every space and has worked to create rooms that resemble a well-appointed home.

Donna began her career in 1991 as owner of the former Donna’s Country Bed and Breakfast, and since that time has worked tirelessly to improve the guest experience at her Donna’s Premier Lodging.

Donna Marie is known for the many ingenious ways she helps to fan the flames of romance, whether a beautifully arranged bouquet of lovely roses, a cozy breakfast in bed, or an old-fashioned horse-n-buggy ride with the serene beauty of Amish Country set as the backdrop. “My goal is to provide a wonderful getaway for couples to reconnect and rediscover their passion for each other,” she says. “An investment in your relationship is a priceless way to keep it going strong.”

“If you have never experienced Donna’s, I hope to see you someday,” she invites. “And to everyone who has helped to make our business the success it is today, I thank you for being a blessing and a part of my life.”

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Christy has been with Donna’s Premier Lodging for 17+ years (WOW!!) and has particularly enjoyed getting to know repeat guests. She often surprises them by remembering their first name.

“I love helping all of our guests figure out what to do in the area and beyond,” she remarks. “It’s thrilling to know that because of our outstanding customer service, people will return to stay with us time and time again. There’s always something different to discover here, and it’s my pleasure to help our guests find something new to explore.”

Christy’s spare time is spent with her three kids and being involved in their many sports activities. She’s also a dedicated Cleveland Indian’s fan and loves any genre of music.

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Lacie has been with Donna's Premier Lodging for almost 5 years. She is proud and thrilled to be a part of this amazing place owner Donna Marie has created. "Everyone here cares so much about making and creating the best possible experience for our guests," she says. "I'm grateful to be a part of it all."

Lacie loves meeting new people and has a talent for making guests feel welcome and at home.

"We get people from all over who stay here and it's fun to learn a little about their lives," she says. "It's also great to see them smiling and looking rested when it's time for them to go home."

When not at work, Lacie enjoys going on walks, spending time with her two sons and spending time with her family.


Nicole Stutzman

Another long-time employee, Nicole, has been with Donna's since 2006. After taking some time off after getting married in 2017, we're happy to have her back on staff managing our social media. 

If you follow Donna's Premier Lodging on Facebook or Instagram, you've undoubtedly seen Nicole. 

Currently her free time is spent with her husband renovating their 1920's Cottage Bungalow.