Best Hotel in Amish Country: The Blue Gate Garden Inn

Besides the beautiful and spacious rooms that the Blue Gate Garden Inn offers they also have numerous things to do, right inside the building! The hotel is also located in a great spot in town and is within main attractions such as the Shipshewana Flea Market.

  1. Top notch amenities

The Blue Gate Garden Inn provides amenities such as TVs, coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, iron and iron board, hairdryers, full length mirrors, and free wireless internet. Other available amenities include queen or king size beds, porch space, dining room table, living room, and even a fireplace! Enjoy your stay at the Blue Gate Garden Inn with these top-notch amenities to make your stay feel more like home.

2. Pool

The Blue Gate Garden Inn includes a beautiful 22 x 55 pool, that is open between 8:00am – 10:30pm. There is enough space to enjoy time in the pool with your family, or to swim laps by yourself! Also enjoy the large hot tub, and the sitting/living room area right outside of the pool.

3. Fitness center

The fitness center is accessible 24 hours a day and is equipped with a wide variety of fitness equipment. The equipment includes treadmills, stationary bicycles, ellipticals, row machine, lat pull, independent lat pull, and adjustable independent strength stations. If you would rather play basketball then use the workout room, there is also a basketball court outside! Right next to the basketball court there is a tetherball pole, so make sure and bring your kids with you! If you like to stay active away from home, then the Blue Gate Garden Inn is for you!

4. The Ice Creamery and arcade

The Blue Gate Garden Inn also has an ice cream shop, open evenings from Tuesday-Saturday weekly! Enjoy a variety of Hudsonville Ice Cream flavors and enjoy the old-fashioned look and feel of the creamery. If you are hungry for more than just ice cream do not worry, they also serve pizza and boneless wings! Don’t worry about the kids getting bored once they finish their ice cream because right next to the ice creamery is an arcade! Most games are .25 cents per play, and games include air hockey, skeeball, pinball, and other classic arcade games.

5. Breakfast Buffet

Enjoy a full hot breakfast that even includes homemade omelets, all complimentary of your stay with the Blue Gate Garden Inn. Some of the other food offered is scrambled eggs, sausages, oatmeal, baked oatmeal, pastries, a waffle bar, fruit, and a variety of juices and beverages. Their hours for breakfast are Mon-Fri: 7:00am – 10:00am, Sat-Sun: 6:00am – 10:00am.

6. Outdoor Patio & Firepit

The Blue Gate Garden Inn also offers a beautiful patio that you can enjoy. The outdoor patio and firepit allows guests to enjoy the great Indiana weather and it also offers a relaxing view of the surrounding countryside. The firepit offers a great place to sit around and spend an evening chatting with friends.

7. Blue Gate Performing Arts Center

If you are attending any concerts or Amish themed musicals at the Blue Gate Performing Arts Center then this is the spot for you! These two buildings are so close together that you take the same driveway from the road to get to them. If you are going to a sold-out concert, don’t worry about finding parking at the performing arts center, rather, just take a 30 second walk to the concert from your hotel room!

If you are thinking of planning a trip to Shipshewana to visit the Amish community and see our little town, make sure you spend it staying in the Blue Gate Garden Inn! You won’t regret your time here!  

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