This place is breath taking - lovely grounds, horse drawn carriages, patchwork quilts on the walls, beautiful wallpaper, very well decorated. The breakfast area on the second floor is a nice place to visit with family and friends, hot coffee always available. Fresh cookies downstairs in the cookie jar. The beds are comfortable. The only thing we found that could use some work is the shower heads in the bathtubs - it was like standing in a light rain. Took forever to shower and get the soap off as they have a water softening system, and with hardly any water spraying on you.
Breakfasts at the Inn were not real big, just some boiled eggs, toast, bagles, that type of thing, and some doughnuts and sweet rolls. Cereal was also available.
The food at Essenhaus restaurant left a lot to be desired. It was flavorless. We all ate different things and agreed that it needed some help. Other people around us also were disappointed in the food. Restaurant was clean and nicely decorated.
Bakery at Essenhaus had lots to choose from, and we thought they had reasonable prices. Bought a pie, and it was also very lacking in flavor. Took us a while to decide exactly what kind of pie it was.
Yes we would stay there again. We would choose to eat elsewhere. But the rooms are just so nice, and clean, and comfortable.
Staff was friendly too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guests rave about the Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center! In the heart of Amish Country, you'll experience elegance and comfort from the moment you walk in the door. Unique decor reflects the local culture and community and adds to the comfort and hospitality you expect in Northern Indiana Amish Country. With 89 generously-sized guestrooms and all the amenities and conveniences guests have come to expect, our facility is ADA compliant.Following a peaceful night's rest, every guest can take advantage of our complimentary breakfast. With an indoor pool, fitness room and therapeutic hot tub, guests have the option of enjoying a variety of down time activities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Das Dutchman Essenhaus Hotel Middlebury
- Essenhaus Hotel Middlebury
- Country Inn Middlebury
- Middlebury Country Inn