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Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Shipshewana
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have always been intrigued with the Amish people and their way of life and it was my birthday vacation as I am a Travel Agent and decided to head to Indiana and then the Lakes of Michigan. The hotel is a great location! Very clean and the included breakfast was great as well, so many wonderful things close by from shops and dining. Cannot wait to go back and visit the Flea Market as it is closed on the weekends...

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

The associates working at this motel are very friendly. In addition they provide a very nice breakfast in which they will make omelets as you wait. You can also have waffles or a variety of fresh baked breads with your favorite spread.
The new Pool and Whirlpool area is under construction and will not be finished till the fall of 2014.
When making a reservation, call the hotel direct rather than using Booking.com. You will save yourself money.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Livonia Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed at the Blue Garden Inn, Shipshewana Indiana over the 4th of July weekend and were very happy with the hotel. The room was nicely decorated with the Amish "blue" and the bedspreads were beautiful quits. The room was larger than your normal room and was very clean. The free breakfast was better than most and there was a chef that cooked your omelet to perfection. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and I understand that within the month they will be opening a brand new indoor pool. The lobby is nicely appointed and they service coffee and cookies most of the day. There is a very small game area and a nice ice cream parlor that is open in the early evening. We found the room rates to be reasonable for the quality of the hotel and with the free breakfast, it was a bargain.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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London, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nothing to complain about. Convenient, well situated, good parking and friendly front desk staff. The room was spot on, no surprises, no disappointments. Breakfast is included and since the hotel is run by the same folks who own the best restaurant in town, it was as good as I hoped it would be. Buffet style with all the usual fare. No need for lunch the days we ate breakfast there!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

A very nice hotel, all staff very friendly and helpful, excellent full breakfast, omelets made to order, etc. rooms very nice and clean. Only reason didn't rate excellent as in our room you could hear conversations very clearly next room over. I even looked in hallway thinking it was out there but not. Overall will stay again as a very nice facility.

Stayed July 2014
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Crystal Lake, Illinois, Usa
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed at the Blue Gate June 24th and 25th in a 2-queen room. Small but clean and comfortable; it had all we need. A really nice breakfast is included and there is a lot of variety. There is an ice cream shop 5-10pm with quality ice cream and a bistro feel. Coffee and hot tea are available in the lobby anytime (also a small coffeemaker in the room). Staff is friendly and courteous. Our only complaint: Since the town mostly closes about 9pm, we would have liked to have a comfortable lounge/gameroom for cards or Scrabble. We used the ice cream shop but the metal chairs were a bit uncomfortable to use for any length of time. We would stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

This hotel has a very warm, cozy and comfy feel to it, very, very clean. Everything looks new in this newly remodeled hotel. The free breakfast is awesome and service was great. Would highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: This was our first time at this particular hotel in Shipshewana, the room we had on the 3rd floor wa...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel
Address: 800 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-8610 (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 #1 of 5 Hotels in Shipshewana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Gate Garden Inn - Shipshewana Hotel 2.5*
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 our FAMOUS 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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