Der Ruhe Platz Means “The Rest Place”

Der Ruhe Blatz is noted on Trip Advisor as a fine place to rest. That’s a very good thing, because the words mean “The Rest Place.”

Der Ruhe Blatz is located along SR 5, the main road into Shipshewana. This hotel is a budget motel, meaning a pool/spa area are not provided.

However, the rooms provided indeed look like a wonderful place to rest after a day of shopping, walking the Shipshewana Flea Market, or enjoying the Amish backroads.

The furniture in the rooms were built by local Amish families. The beds are a nice size, and the rooms also have a small refrigerator and microwave.

You can choose from 30 rooms whose exterior doors face the pretty rural surroundings.

Speaking of surroundings, flowers were blooming bountifully when I visited, adding to the simple beauty of Der Ruhe Blatz.

The front of the motel contains the office and the continental breakfast area. You can make homemade waffles on the spot, and other items are also available. The coffee was fresh.

Another nice thing about the front area was it contained numerous brochures for visitors to acquaint themselves with their local surroundings. I even discovered a couple of publications about LaGrange County and Shipshewana I hadn’t seen before.

The office mailbox was the most telling to me: Nearly every room was booked the day I visited. One of the owners told me a full mailbox and full motel are not unusual there.

If you’re looking for a simple but clean motel offering just the place to rest, Der Ruhe Blatz just might be your place.

Rest well….

For more information on Der Ruhe Blatz Motel, click here.

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