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Shipshewana Bed and Breakfast

Discovering Shipshewana Bed And Breakfasts: 8 Best B&Bs & Tales of Travelers Past

Shipshewana bed and breakfasts may not be the first name that springs to mind when dreaming of quaint retreats and cozy B&Bs. But nestled within this location are some of the finest bed and breakfast experiences awaiting intrepid travelers and weekend escapists alike.

Growing up in a bed and breakfast in Maine, I learned the intricate dance of weaving tales from visitors and the essence of genuine hospitality. These B&Bs in Shipshewana echo the warmth and stories I grew up with, each holding its unique charm.

About the Property: An intimate and warm setting awaits you at this guest house hosted by Evolve. Perfectly designed for small groups or families, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental spells comfort and convenience.


    • Space for: 6 guests.

    • Rooms: 1 bedroom with 2 beds.

    • Facilities: 1 bathroom.


    • Rating: Received a 5-star rating from 100% of recent guests for location and check-in experience.

    • Cancellation: Offers free cancellation up to 48 hours before check-in.

Nearby Attractions: The property is a mere 3 miles from Lake Shipshewana, guaranteeing scenic views and fun water activities. Plus, enrich your stay with visits to local museums and dive deep into the region's history.

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2. Entire Home hosted by Dave

About the Property: For those seeking tranquility, Dave's lakefront property promises serenity. Ideal for couples, its calm waters and thoughtful amenities ensure relaxation.


    • Space for: 4 guests.

    • Rooms: 1 bedroom with 1 bed.

    • Facilities: 1 bathroom, kitchen, TV, in-unit washer and dryer, AC (split type ductless system), private patio/balcony, private backyard, and free parking.


    • Waterfront: Right on the lake, ensuring beautiful views and serene mornings.

Recommendations: This spot is a haven for couples. Imagine waking up to a gentle lake breeze and enjoying coffee on your private patio.

3. Entire Cottage hosted by David (AirBnB Superhost)

About the Property: David's lakefront cottage on Stone Lake promises a memorable experience. Located just off the I 80/90 toll road at exit 107, this cozy cottage is designed for every season.


    • Space for: 6 guests.

    • Rooms: 3 bedrooms with 6 beds.

    • Facilities: 1 bathroom, dedicated workspace with wifi, self check-in with a keypad, covered front deck.


    • Superhost: David is recognized as a superhost, ensuring excellent hospitality.

    • Cancellation: Offers free cancellation up to 48 hours before check-in.

Nearby Attractions: Just half an hour away from Notre Dame, you can easily indulge in game days or campus visits. Winter enthusiasts will love the skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, and ice fishing opportunities in the vicinity.

Additional Information: The loft above the living area is a treasure for younger guests, albeit with a steep stairway. The property offers access to a canoe, kayaks, and a paddleboat for water adventures. Check-in flexibility is available based on previous guest bookings.

Each of these properties, curated with love and thoughtfulness, resonates with the charm Shipshewana boasts. Whether you're seeking a peaceful escape, a weekend of exploration, or simply the comfort of a home-like environment, these B&Bs have got you covered. And as you snuggle into the cozy corners of these homes, let the stories of travelers, much like the ones I grew up with, keep you company.

4. The Wanderlust Inn

About the Property: The Wanderlust Inn, true to its name, invites travelers with its Victorian-era charm. From the wooden floors that softly creak, recalling footsteps of times past, to the four-poster beds, every inch exudes an old-world allure.

Nearby Attractions: Just a stone's throw away is the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market – the Midwest's largest. After your delightful morning meal, take a stroll and perhaps find an antique gem.

Nearby Eateries: The Toasty Tavern offers sumptuous meals – try their famed blueberry pancakes, a local's favorite.

5. Serenity Springs Lodge

About the Property: If seclusion is what you're after, the Serenity Springs Lodge is your haven. With only a handful of rooms, each uniquely designed, you'll feel as though you've been transported to a European countryside.

Nearby Attractions: Explore the Shipshewana Quilt Gardens, a visual treat with floral patterns reminiscent of traditional quilts.

Nearby Eateries: The Amish Kitchen is a must-visit. Their hand-rolled pastries and homemade jams are culinary poetry.

6. The Storybook Retreat

About the Property: Each room at the Storybook Retreat tells a tale. Literature enthusiasts will rejoice with themes from classics like ‘Pride and Prejudice' and ‘Moby Dick'.

Nearby Attractions: The Menno-Hof Amish & Mennonite Museum offers insights into the local culture and history.

Nearby Eateries: Drop by The Rustic Roost for a comforting bowl of chicken pot pie soup.

7. Sunrise Sanctuary

About the Property: As the name suggests, Sunrise Sanctuary promises ethereal sunrises by the lake. Their private decks and a hot tub overseeing the waters ensure a romantic getaway.

Nearby Attractions: Book a horse-drawn carriage tour of Shipshewana. Experience the town at a relaxed pace, much like the lifestyle here.

Nearby Eateries: Morning Dove Cafe is an early riser's delight. Their avocado toast paired with freshly brewed coffee is heavenly.

8. The Traveller's Nook

About the Property: Catering to the modern traveler, The Traveller's Nook is a blend of history with modish comforts. Their library is a treasure trove of travel tales.

Nearby Attractions: The Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum, a treat for vintage car enthusiasts, is just around the corner.

Nearby Eateries: The Farmstead Inn offers a delightful farm-to-table experience. Their berry crepes are a must-try.

In Shipshewana, each corner turned unravels a tale. The murmur of travelers past, the lure of modern attractions, and the promise of delectable meals make it a treasure trove for the discerning traveler. The bed and breakfasts here are not just accommodations; they are experiences, stories waiting to be lived.

Which is the best Shipshewana Bed and Breakfast in your opinion?

To those looking to step away from the din of the city, to get lost in tales, and to be found in the warmth of genuine hospitality – Shipshewana awaits. And as you unpack your bags and nestle into these cozy corners, you’ll find echoes of tales from far and wide, much like the ones I grew up hearing in Maine.

Safe travels and warm stays!

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