Group Travel and Meetings
Our backroads mark the ideal spot for your next function. Whether it’s an overnight retreat for 10 or a three-day seminar for 1000, we will meet, and then exceed, your expectations. Our convenient location in northern Indiana makes planning your event a breeze. And after the serious business is over, the fun begins! A home-cooked meal in an Amish home, a visit to an unusual popcorn shop and an excursion to an Amish furniture maker will be etched in your group’s memories for years to come.
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"Our expectations were meant and beyond....Shipshewana is a great destination and our experience was fantastic!"
"My family have traveled to Shipshewana for 50 years and continue to do so when ever we can get together. Each trip gets better and better. Its an education in our so called modern living to see how the Amish live. Their cleanliness puts us all to shame. Watching an elderly Amish woman, riding a bike picking up trash and cigarette butts, was a very humbling experience. We have always left better people than when we came. Its a lift to the spirit to visit yesterday once more. Good food - good shopping - good people, safe, what more could you want."
"We had an absolutely wonderful time while visiting the Shipshewana area. Our trip was entitled "Autumn with the Amish" but the fall colors were just beginning in your area. ( We hardly noticed the leaves as there was so much going on!) If you've never been to the Flea Market/Auction House, it is a must. Our group learned many things about the Amish culture and have had our lives enriched."
- Northwest Iowa Bank Travel Club
"Wonderful place to bring a group of any size. Delicious food EVERYWHERE, Great shopping, lots of bargains in the flea market and plenty of walking for good exercise. Everyone has a true gift of Hospitality. God Bless You All!!!!!"
- JuMa Tours
"Great trip! Everyone loved the Van Buren Hotel. The Confession at The Blue Gate was sensational! Definitely the highlight! The flea market and shopping were good. We enjoyed the quilt gardens/barns. Great tour with shopping at the Cheese Factory, Wind chimes, bulk foods, Rise and Shine Bakery! Everyone was very happy with the trip and everyone would like to return! Thanks to JoDee for all of her help getting this all arranged! It was wonderful!"
- First State Bank/Vista Club
"Great people in the area and great to work with!"
- West Michigan Vintage Tractor Club
"We loved the Shipshewana area. The gardens, the quilt shops, the buggy ride, Yoder's General store, the market, the food, the day of touring ... all were enjoyed immensely. Many of the ladies want to come back in the future and all wish we had more time there."
- Stitches from the Heart Quilt Club
"We loved our trip to Shipshewana. Both of our guides were super - thank you Cathy Miller and Sandi Miller. We enjoyed all of our stay."
"Always enjoy Shipshewana and surrounding areas - lots of shopping and Amish culture!"
- Nationwide Travelers
"Our trip went very well! The dinner at the Amish home was very good and everyone enjoyed it. Shipshewana is a unique destination in its self!"
- Good News Travel
"Our group had a wonderful stay in Shipshewana. It is a beautiful place and the food is wonderful!"
- Affinity Travel Bus
"We have come to the Shipshewana area every summer for the last several years and our seniors enjoy every bit of it!"
- Silver/Gold Club
"My group and I fell in love with Shipshewana, the people and activities. In fact, we can't wait to return! I am hoping that my husband and I can make a personal trip back to the area soon. There is so much to see and do and are looking forward to return trips. The CVB staff (JoDee) was wonderful to work with and she made it extremely easy to plan the group trip. Many thanks to everyone who had a part in a wonderful trip."
- The Golden Club/United Bank
"Our group had a wonderful time camping in Shipshewana. Lots of fun things to do and see!"
- Heartland RV Owners Club
"Beautiful country roads for bicycle rides and the most treasured feature was the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail!"
- McHenry County Bicycle Club
"The Visitor Center helped us plan a fantastic 1 & 1/2 days for our group from The Netherlands. The visit to Menno-Hof was very educational, they loved the merchants we visited and did a lot of shopping. The Amish dining in their homes was very much appreciated and something they'll never forget. Pretzel making was fun and lunch in the beautiful park was great."
- Rustic Tours
"We're in LOVE! We changed the last day of our 5-day itinerary to include 2 full days in Shipshewana instead of 1 after seeing it the first day. We were there for the Shipshewana Quilt Festival and Quilt Gardens Tour. As quilters will usually do - shop 'till you drop - our mission was accomplished!"
- The Glades Explorers Travel
"I have been bringing groups to Shipshewana for 19 years and it has always been a successful trip. The town is clean and friendly, the Amish meal is wonderful and of course we love the flea market. You truly do step back in time. Shipshewana has never disappointed me."
- McHenry County College, McHenry County College
"It was an enjoyable experience for my group. We loved the area and encourage others to travel to Shipshewana to experience it for themselves."
- Travel Express, Travel Express
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