Crawfordsville, Indiana would not be considered a small town of many attractions. But it is the home of Wabash College, an excellent small liberal arts college (my alma mater); it is close to an outstanding state park, Turkey Run; Purdue University is just 20 miles up the road; it is only about 40 miles from Indianapolis making it within reach of the Indianapolis 500, Colts games…….you get my drift.
It also has an excellent choice for those who wish to avoid cookie-cutter motel/hotels but enjoy staying at a Bread and Breakfast. The Davis House, operated by Frank Golliher (also a Wabash graduate!) and his wife Cindy, is in the top-rank and a good value as well.
The house dates from the 1860’s with the lower floor having the large rooms and high ceilings found in the best built homes of the time. The four guest rooms are upstairs, arranged in such a way that one can easily feel that you are their single guest. But visiting with Frank and Cindy and other guests in the common areas downstairs was one of the real joys of the House. Wine in the evening, very good, quality choices available for breakfast make lingering a temptation before one attends to the business that brought them to this area.
Furnishings are first class with an interesting mix of styles. My bathroom was up-to-date and well-appointed. The bed was very comfortable, bed linens top of the line. I can find nothing to criticize and would urge my friends to consider this first if they plan to stay in this area of Indiana.