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12 Amazing Things to Do in Shipshewana

[Part 1 in a series of 4] By Laurie Sherck People are always asking for ideas for things to do in Shipshewana.  Having grown up...

Quilters' Delight

by Marcia Eichhorn The Shipshewana Quilt Festival is held in June every year.  It’s not uncommon to have enthusiastic quilt groups...

Living My Dream in Amish Country-Part 2

by Marcia Eichhorn Bright Morning Star Bed and Breakfast is located 6 miles east of Middlebury, IN and 2 miles west of Shipshewana. ...

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Newbury Square Swap Meet

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 6:30am
Shoppers hunt for bargains and neat finds at the Newbury Square Swap Meet’s outdoor, open-air marketplace, held on the grounds at Shipshewana Auction on select Saturdays throughout the year. All...

Shipshewana Quilt Festival

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00am
The Shipshewana Quilt Festival is an award-winning 4-day event with many activities including: lectures and workshops by Moda Fabrics owner Mark Dunn and internationally recognized quilters including...

Shipshewana Flea Market Open

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 8:00am
The Shipshewana Flea Market is a do-not-miss Hoosier tradition with nearly 900 booths in an open-air market covering 40 acres. The market is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,...

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  • Amish Log Cabin Lodging and North Campground
    5970 N SR 5, Shipshewana Beautiful handcrafted log cabins featuring quilted bedspreads, handmade furniture, flat screen television, Wi-Fi, A/C, private bath and shower. Full service campgrounds and RV Park. Stop in and enjoy, custard, ice cream & snacks at our Amish Frozen Custard & Ice Cream Stand. 260-768-7770
  • Blue Gate Garden Inn
    800 South Van Buren St., Shipshewana The Blue Gate Garden Inn is the newest hotel in Shipshewana and built to resemble the rambling white farmhouses that dot the countryside. It features 154 rooms with 12 room types, and many suites to fit your needs. The building has 3 floors, all accessible by elevator and stairway. The Facility has several meeting areas, a fitness room and a new pool in 2014. All stays include their impressive hot breakfast buffet. The Blue Gate Inn is located adjacent to the Shipshewana Event Center which can accommodate meetings and conferences for groups of up to 750 people, and performances for up to 1200 people. Many meeting rooms and space configurations are available. Catering and other services are available on site. 260-768-7688
  • Brethren Retreat at Shipshewana Lake
    Are you seeking to develop spiritual growth in a special community? Do you desire to create distinctive moments that will standout from other memories in life? Then come home to the Brethren Retreat at Shipshewana Lake. Allow us to serve you with pleasant staff, clean facilities and hearty meals. An event hosted by the Brethren Retreat at Shipshewana Lake will build relationships and refresh spirits for your church or family group. 260-768-4519
  • Bright Morning Star Bed & Breakfast
    A lovely country atmosphere awaits you as you enjoy your stay in Indiana Amish Country. This newly constructed B&B is Only Four minutes from Shipshewana and six minutes from Middlebury. Amish farmers are neighbors on all sides. You will see lots of buggies and horses going by. You will see horses nibbling on grass in the field outside the back porch. A full hot country breakfast is provided each morning. Quilters: Spacious well lit, 900 sq ft. project room available for retreats. 574-358-1260.
  • Der Ruhe Blatz Motel
    1195 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana "The Resting Place," built by 16 Amish families, warm hospitality, free continental breakfast, satellite TV and wireless internet. Hair dryers, refrigerator, coffee maker and iron/board in each room. Close to Flea Market, shops and restaurants. 260-768-7750
  • Farmstead Inn & Conference Center, Expo Barn & Event Pavilion
    (A Shipshewana Trading Place Property) 370 South Van Buren Street Our large, Amish-inspired Inn was designed to offer the feel of a quaint, old farmhouse while offering the modern comforts our guests expect including Free Flea Market parking passes, hot continental breakfast, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, ping pong, basketball and conference center facilities for up to 550. We are the closest hotel to the Flea Market and downtown Shipshewana shopping. Guests receive free WiFi and each room is complete with flat-screen TV's, refrigerator, microwave & coffee-maker. The Expo Barn and Event Center host a number of special events and are also available for rent. Download the Shipshewana Trading Place free mobile app for updates. 260.768.4595 Website: www.FarmsteadInn.com
  • Green Meadow Bed & Breakfast
    Peaceful farmstead close to town. Known for cozy AC rooms with private baths. Enjoy spectacular antique furnishings, sunsets from the front porch and a sun room breakfast with warm hospitality. 260-768-4221
  • Hollow Ridge Lodging
    1695 N 1150 W, Middlebury, IN 46540. Spend a relaxing night in the edge of the woods. Awaken to birds singing, squirrels frolicking and deer grazing in the meadow. Our rustic log cabins are non-electric but are well furnished with full baths. Enjoy homemade rolls for breakfast. Just minutes from Shipshewana! On-site gift shop offering jams, jellies, rugs, and more. Phone: 574-535-3221
  • Michiana Event Center, LLC
    Michiana Event Center is a premiere midwest destination for tradeshows, concerts, equine events and more. State-of-the-Art Entertainment Campus on 24 acres featuring 100,000 Square Foot Trade Show Building- 55,000 Sq. Ft. Arena, 75,000 Sq. Ft. Storage/Staging Building and 7,200 Sq Ft. Kitchen. Host your next event, large or small at The MEC. Call 260-768-3300 or email Jeff@michianaevents.com. Visit us at our new location 455 East Farver Street, Shipshewana.
  • Morton Street Bed & Breakfast
    Prime location in downtown Shipshewana. This was the home of Shipshewana's first five doctors. Enjoy a full hot breakfast before walking to the Flea Market. We offer Victorian decor, private baths, Wi-Fi, Direct TV, Queen beds, A/C, beautiful garden seating, complimentary cookies and a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Phone: 800-447-6475 or 260-768-4629. Open February-December
  • Old Carriage Inn
    Adjacent to the Flea Market, we have a relaxing atmosphere. Eleven rooms with private baths, continental breakfast and warm, friendly hospitality. We offer weekend packages and group rates are available. 260-768-7217
  • Shipshewana Campground South Park
    1105 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana Walk to attractions from this modern facility featuring full hook up pull-though sites or bare sites. Beautiful landscaping, pavilions, laundromat, online reservation. Groups welcome. 260-768-4669
  • Shipshewana Trading Place RV Park & Service Center
    The Shipshewana RV Park has 165 sites with full hookups; is conveniently located adjacent to the Shipshewana Flea Market grounds; offers free WiFi and is open April 15 - November 15 (7 Days a Week). The New Shipshewana RV Service Center is located right next to the RV Park; is open Monday-Friday, year-round and has 12 service bays providing Recreational Vehicle services to industries and RV-ers including Full PDIs (Post Delivery Inspection), Warranty Work, Collision Repair, Renovations, Service Work, Add-On Sales, Installation, and Winterizing. 260.768.4129
  • Super 8 of Shipshewana
    740 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana Relax amid rolling Amish farm land and enjoy the Amish horse and buggy way of life at the Super 8 Motel, Shipshewana in the heart of Amish country. Rooms come with a refrigerator and have been recently upgraded. 260-768-4004
  • Van Buren Hotel
    1175 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana We welcome you to experience small town hospitality at its best. Start your day with a delicious hot breakfast. Travel to downtown Shipshewana where you can discover an array of local items unique to our area. Rejuvenate in our indoor pool or relax on our front porches. 260-768-7780