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Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel

800 South Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 (Formerly The Amish Country Inn - Shipshewana Hotel)
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Shipshewana
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
CassiePeterson2013 Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We haf a nice stay here. Nice room, breakfast, coffee and cookies in the lobby, helpful staff. Only minor complaints- the walls are quite thin and the floors are creaky. Also it looked as if our room had not been vacuumed before we entered. But it was a nice stay.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was very clean and comfy. The staff was so kind. The lobby is so cozy with coffee and tea greeting us. That was nice as it was very cold. The breakfast was extraordinary. Waffles with little cups of strawberries or blueberries. Scrambled eggs, ham and egg casserole, biscuits, cut up fresh fruit, sausage gravy, sausage patties, bread pudding,... More

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BlueGateGardenInn, General Manager at Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and compliments on our staff and hot breakfast. We appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know about your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed our full hot breakfast buffet and the cleanliness of our rooms. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your future visit. More

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed at the Blue Gate March 2 - 5 of 2014 during the Amish furniture expo. Since we had driven from Texas, we were very thankful to have such a nice room with a comfortable bed and wonderful staff. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed the fact that Christian music was played in the breakfast area... More

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BlueGateGardenInn, General Manager at Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and could make the long trip from Texas to come see us. We appreciate your feedback and the kind words regarding our friendly staff and comfortable stay. We look forward to your stay with us next year and with the new additions to our property, we are sure it will... More

Bedford, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was the first time we had stayed at the Blue Gate since the water park was torn down. The hotel was very nice and real clean. The FREE breakfast was good and filling. We sat and enjoyed coffee with friends for about 2 hours at the breakfast bar. The lady who keeps the breakfast buffet stocked was very nice... More

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BlueGateGardenInn, General Manager at Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel, responded to this review

Isn’t it just great to be able to pack up and get away for a day! We are very glad you chose to come here for your mid week getaway. We appreciate your valued feedback and the wonderful comments about our property. Our breakfast staff works very hard to make sure everything is fresh and stocked for our guests. It... More

Zeeland, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Great hotel- we booked the Royal Suite which was very nice. We really enjoyed the fireplace in the living room. The room had a full size refrig. which was great for all our Amish cheese and meats we purchased in town. The king size bed was very comfortable and very spacious bedroom. Very friendly staff. Hot buffet breakfast. Had lots... More

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BlueGateGardenInn, General Manager at Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and the compliments on our Blue Gate Suite. You made an excellent choice with the Blue Gate Suite as it has a little more to offer with the fireplace and full size kitchen. The staff and I are thrilled you enjoyed our full hot breakfast and... More

Muncie, Indiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I stayed here from Dec 18 to 26. I had a great room & the staff was great. Went out of their way to accommodate me. Brittiany (front desk clerk) invited me to visit with her on Christmas night since I was alone. We shared a dinner & had a good evening. I highly recommend this hotel. I will be... More

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BlueGateGardenInn, General Manager at Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time out to provide your valuable feedback on our property. We are so glad you chose to stay with us and we enjoyed getting to know you. Your quilts are very beautiful and we enjoyed seeing your progress on them during your visit. The staff and I were glad we could serve you and I... More

Buffalo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Our stay was a good as you could ask for! The accommodations were excellent, and the staff was better. the entire staff, especially Tina and Brittany, were as pleasant and helpful as they could be. They went out of their way to make us feel at home. The room was immaculate, spacious, and quiet. The breakfast was unreal. It had... More

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BlueGateGardenInn, General Manager at Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to serve you and we are very glad you chose to stay with us. We appreciate the kind words and feedback you left regarding our knowledgeable staff and comfortable rooms. We especially enjoyed the comment on how you felt like you were at home, as we want all of our guests to have that comfort. Our... More

Saint Joseph, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The Blue Gate Garden Inn is a Great place to stay in Shipshawana, IN. Very nice rooms. Not posh but very nice. A very comfortable country/Amish feeling and decor. Located just outside of downtown Shipshawana, it's convenient to all things Shipshawana. Extremely enjoyable stay.

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BlueGateGardenInn, General Manager at Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback and kind words. It is very important that each and every guest feels comfortable and enjoys being at the Blue Gate Garden Inn and we are glad we were able to provide you with that experience. Thank you again for your great review and we hope you will be able to come back... More

Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Both clerks at check in and check out were full of information for things in the area to help us make the most of our visit. Our room was clean and quiet. They serve a very good complete breakfast. They had many items, both hot and cold. There were three flavors... More

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BlueGateGardenInn, General Manager at Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to let other know about your experience. Thank you for commenting on the friendliness of our staff and cleanliness of the rooms. We also like that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. We apologize for your inconvenience with the cold eggs. I have shared your comments with our... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful stay here. It was SO quiet. It felt like we were the only ones on the floor where our room was! The room was a little small, but we were only there for one night and it worked out fine. We were quite pleased with the breakfast. BIG room, lots of room at... More

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BlueGateGardenInn, General Manager at Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review our property and leave your valuable feedback. We are very pleased we could provide you with a quiet room and a variety of items on our breakfast buffet. We value the opinions of our guests as it helps us to better ourselves in our never ending pursuit to provide the best service... More

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Additional Information about Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel

Also Known As:
Splash Universe Shipshewana In
Splash Universe Hotel Shipshewana
Address: 800 South Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 (Formerly The Amish Country Inn - Shipshewana Hotel)
Location: United States > Indiana > Shipshewana
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Shipshewana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Gate Garden Inn Shipshewana is located in the heart of Northern Indiana and is located within walking distance of all the major attractions, shopping and dining in Shipshewana. Stays include a full hot country breakfast buffet, free wireless internet access and more.The entire hotel is non-smoking and guest room amenities include TV with premium cable, wireless Internet, free local phone calls, voicemail, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron/board, desk, and more. Suites offer microwave, mini refrigerators and more.The Blue Gate Garden Inn is convenient from the South Bend Regional Airport (SBN). ... more   less 
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