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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
1 review
“Beautiful Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This Inn was very charming. The room was beautiful and very clean. The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. If that's not enough, the breakfast is to die for. If you walk away hungry, it's your own fault. This is must try Inn.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It was a fantastic place to stay and relax a bit, it was clean, super friendly staff and really satisfying overall accommodations. To top it off their pool is supposed to open August 1, 2014 which will really enhance the overall already great experience !

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grass Lake, MI
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6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a very pleasant stay at the Blue Gate Garden Inn. The staff was very friendly. Our room was clean & spacious. We had a king bed & a queen bed. The breakfast was very good & they even made you an omelet if you wanted one. Waffles, eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, etc.
Very nice stay. Will stay here again.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms on the first floor have a little porch with rockers which looked nice.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Herndon, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice place with clean rooms and helpful staff. The breakfast buffet suits everyone and is good. The only improvement would be to add bacon. Sausage was the only meat selection with ham only offered for omelets. Nice place too stay just remember this is in the country surrounded by farms with the expected mild outside smell of cow/horse manure but to be expected for the area. The staff was helpful when it came to staightening out reservations. Recommend callling directly and not booking through expedia. All in all a nice stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Supposedly, this hotel is a newer hotel, opened earlier this year. The staff at the front desk barely answer your questions about where to find places to go in the small area of Shipshewana. The fitness room has really poor quality machines, half of which are broken. The pool was closed. The room was okay, although it was not the room we booked and there was not an explanation as to why we didn't get the room. In the room, there wasn't anything in book form about the area or the hotel. Nothing regarding phone numbers to call for service, nothing saying when checkout was, when breakfast was served, what amenities the hotel had. The carpet felt oily on the feet. However, the breakfast buffet was the best I have ever had at a hotel, so if you like a good breakfast, stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a porch. They have nice seating on them.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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traverse city
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Blue gate front desk attendants were so friendly and helpful. The rooms comfortable and clean. We went down stairs in the morning and enjoyed and enjoyed coffee with the news paper then later had breakfast that had many choices and was very good. I have spread the word to family and friends how pleased we were with staying at Blue Gate. :)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carmel, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I loved staying at the Blue Gate Inn. It is the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in. The rooms are lovely and large. The breakfast buffet was well above average. They even had an omelet station. Had a great nights sleep. Very quiet room.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel

Address: 800 South Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 (Formerly The Amish Country Inn - Shipshewana Hotel)
Location: United States > Indiana > Shipshewana
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Shipshewana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 154
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 and access to an indoor pool, hot-tub, fitness room 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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