Our first trip here and the hotel was more than I expected. The room was large w/2 queen beds. No frills but very clean and comfortable.
We stayed three nights. Breakfast is fair. There is cereal, some type of gravy to put over mini bisquits, english muffins (they crumbed when I tried to split it), bananas (most black), unwashed apples (so when do I eat it?) along with coffee and juices. Ate there just one morning and ate out the rest.
Front desk was not overly friendly but pleasant.
It is across the street from the Flea Market which is held Tues/Wed during the summer. Area is really hopping then as this is HUGE. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to spend the day walking it.
The best pie can be found across the street (and we're die-heart dessert eaters) at the Auction Restaurant. Again Tues/Wed its packed but fine the rest of the week (closed Thursday). We even took a whole pie home.
The Essenhaus in Middlebury (approx 15 min ride) is a must for good dinner. You don't need reservations but if you don't be prepared to wait.
Shops are all around. There are some just down the road (no sidewalks) or about 5 min by car on Harrison St. Just park and start walking down the street lined with one shop after the other and ends with Davis Merchantile which houses quite a few stores and floors.
Buggy rides are advertised but if you want a really nice and informative one go one block over to Morton Street across from the Bakery and there is a wonderful Amish gentleman who only charges $5 (compared to the more expensive rides) and who is more than willing to discuss Amish way of life and answer any questions.
Trip was well worth it and although the hotel offers an exercise room, we felt the walking qualified us enough to forego it but the pool/whirlpool did help those tired feet.
There's a lot to take in but the shops close EARLY and the town is shut down by 8pm but by then you welcome the comfort the rooms have to offer.
And if you do take the buggy ride, tell "Sam" Hello from his English friends Carol/Barbara.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Farmstead Inn is located in the heart of Northern Indiana Amish Country. The architecture is patterned after local homesteads and contains 153 spacious and comfortable guest rooms. Our large, well-appointed Inn was designed to offer the feel of a quaint, old farmhouse while offering the modern comforts our guests expect including Free hot continental breakfast, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, ping pong, basketball and conference center facilities for up to 550. Each room is complete with an HD DirecTV package, refrigerator, microwave & coffee maker. It's an easy stroll from the Inn to the many local shops and attractions, including the Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market during the summer season. Amenities include hot continental breakfast, free wireless Internet, indoor pool and hot tub, a recreation building and several comfy seating areas with fireplaces. Let our staff welcome you home, to the Farmstead Inn. Across from the famous Shipshewana Flea Market and nearby Shipshewana's downtown shopping and dining district. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Farmstead Hotel Shipshewana