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Plan the Perfect Girls’ Getaway to Shipshewana!

What could a day in Shipshe look like for you and your best girlfriends?

So, you and three of your best girlfriends are planning a few days together for some relaxation and much-needed friend time. What could a day in Shipshewana look like for you? 8am: Wake up from your restful night’s sleep in an Amish Lodging Cabin at Shipshewana North Park, and leisurely drink your coffee on the […]

Plan the Perfect Girls’ Getaway to Shipshewana!

Meet Jessica Linder!

The hardworking co-owner of Trading Post Outfitters is a delight!

Meet Jess Linder! The hardworking business co-owner, wife and mom has made relaxation her business, literally! Read on to get to know her and her family a little better, and make a point of getting out to the Trading Post this spring and summer – you won’t be sorry!   Q: Can you tell us […]

Meet Jessica Linder!

Mel Riegsecker and His Miniatures were the Beginning of Something Big

A brief history of the Blue Gate Hospitality Co.

When people hear the name Shipshewana, they associate it with Amish craftsmanship, buggies, good food, beautiful quilts, amazing shopping, and most likely at least one of the properties run by the Blue Gate Hospitality Company. Currently that list includes a bakery, a restaurant, a theater, a large Performing Arts Center, carriages, a resort-type hotel, and […]

Mel Riegsecker and His Miniatures were the Beginning of Something Big

Shipshewana Featured Story Ideas

At the Heart of Amish Country

Need a great story idea? We’re here to help! Choose from the categories and suggestions below and contact us for the info and illustrative pieces you need. Need info on a topic that you don’t see here? Contact us and we’ll assist with whatever you need!   Historical: The History of Shipshewana The Story of Davis […]

Shipshewana Featured Story Ideas
Bed and breakfasts

Bed & Breakfasts

IN AMISH COUNTY, INDIANA

What’s better than waking up to peaceful serenity and the smell of a freshly made breakfast? Whether you’re visiting for a girl’s weekend, a romantic getaway or even quilting retreat, a bed & breakfast will make your stay in Amish country even more memorable. LaGrange County is lucky enough to have several Bed & Breakfasts […]

Bed & Breakfasts
Family hiking

10 Ways to Unplug

IN SHIPSHEWANA, INDIANA

Many vacation destinations have added technology services to make the trip more convenient and efficient – at the cost of making the experiences less personable and tying you to your phone. Shipshewana is one of the few places that is the exception to that trend, and our way of simple living makes us the perfect […]

10 Ways to Unplug
A dog

Pet-Friendly Adventures

IN LAGRANGE COUNTY, INDIANA

There’s always one downside for going on vacation, leaving that furry little friend to wonder why you’re not home at 5:42 like a usual day. So, why not just bring them along for the ride? You’d be surprised (and excited about) how pet friendly LaGrange County businesses are! Shipshewana Flea Market Visit on a Tuesday […]

Pet-Friendly Adventures
Morton House

My Weekend in Shipshewana

BY TRAVELING TONYA

Shipshewana was excited to host Tanya Shelburne, from Traveling Tanya, along with her family for a weekend of activities. Their time was filled with cultural experiences, shopping, wine tasting, and even a concert. She has shared her experience in the blog below so you can what visiting Shipshewana is like first hand! With full days […]

My Weekend in Shipshewana
Hollow Ridge Lodging feeding animals

10 Reasons to Love Hollow Ridge Lodging

Of all the articles I have written on lodging in Shipshewana & LaGrange County, almost all the places featured provide access to the local culture. Hollow Ridge Lodging is the most unique for numerous reasons, and one of the 10 reasons listed below might just be why you choose to stay there. The Cabins are owned […]

10 Reasons to Love Hollow Ridge Lodging
Der Ruhe Blatz Motel

Der Ruhe Blatz Motel:”The Rest Place”

VISITOR STORY

Der Ruhe Blatz Motel is noted on Trip Advisor as a fine place to rest. That’s a very good thing, because the name literally means “The Rest Place” and for the millions of visitors that come to Shipshewana each year it is a great option to stay right in the center of it all! Der […]

Der Ruhe Blatz Motel:”The Rest Place”
Atwood Lake Campground

At Atwood Lake Campground, Everyone is Family

VISITOR STORY

“Our campers here are just good down-home folk,” explains Missy, the office manager at Atwood Lake Campground in rural Wolcottville. “We watch everybody’s children, everybody watches your children. The families eat dinners together. It’s a down-home, low-key campground.” “We’re not just Atwood campers, we’re Atwood family,” she said.Atwood Lake Campground is surrounded on three sides by Amish […]

At Atwood Lake Campground, Everyone is Family
Campground

Indian Lakes Campground: A “Nice” Place to Stay

VISITOR STORY

Owners Paul and Margie Gieseking work very hard at keeping Indian Lakes Campground looking nice. They’re very nice people. And Paul tells me the people who camp here are nice – and he wants to keep it that way on both counts. The sweat equity he’s put into this campground shows. Everything about it is nice. From the […]

Indian Lakes Campground: A “Nice” Place to Stay
Amish log cabin

Amish Log Cabin Lodging: Serene, Clean & Ice Cream

VISITOR STORY

Three words describe Amish Log Cabin Lodging located within North Park Campground at the corner of SR 5 & SR 120 in Shipshewana, Indiana. Word #1: Serene 14 cabins with full shower and television line the far back hillside of the property, while six “rustic” cabins glide to the west. These latter cabins are “rustic” […]

Amish Log Cabin Lodging: Serene, Clean & Ice Cream
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