Bed & Breakfast
A Buggy Stop Away
A Cozy Home in
the Heart of Shipshewana
Welcome to A Buggy Stop Away in Shipshewana, Indiana; your home away from home! A Buggy Stop Away is a three guestroom bed and breakfast located in downtown Shipshewana at the corner of Talmadge and Middlebury Streets. Offering a wide array of guest services, from complimentary breakfast to helping you schedule your days, I strive to make your visit as comfortable as home!
An Amish-themed space with a nice view of downtown Shipshewana, inspired by the peacefulness of the Amish lifestyle.
A relaxing space where you can listen to the sounds of waves and imagine being on a nice warm beach on a tropical island.
Rhonda is a great host, and the homemade food was so good! She not only fixed breakfast for us, she fixed a very late dinner. The house is very clean, our room was very nice, and the beds were very comfortable. All in all a great experience!! Loved all of our conversation. Thanks for everything Rhonda.
I took my three daughters and three granddaughters on a little trip to Shipshewana, in mid-July 2022, and found A Buggy Stop Away to be the perfect home environment, with delicious home-cooked breakfasts, for our little get-away together.
Rhonda was our hostess, and we couldn’t have asked for a more involved, caring, and delightful woman, with a servant’s heart, to be more present. She was willing and wanting to meet our every need! She even delighted in the dolls that my granddaughters brought back, after our day out, when they excitedly wanted to show her their creations. She treated us to not only delicious food, but a finely decorated table, and gave us her attentive hospitality!
The beds were very comfortable. The rooms had quaint decorations that added to our memorable experience. We used all three bedrooms and all three bathrooms… all were clean and well supplied. The location is perfect! The surroundings are peaceful and quiet. It more than served our needs. It was an experience we will always remember. 💖
Home recently updated, nicely furnished, looks like new. Very comfortable stay, good location, great breakfast. Rhonda has a wealth of Amish and area knowledge. We are pleased to leave a very positive recommendation.
The bed was clean, the room was quiet, and the homemade hot breakfast by my host was absolutely wonderful (and what a lovely presentation in the food too)!
The B&B is at a great location with ample on-site parking and within walking distance of Shipshewana’s amenities.
Can’t wait to come back and stay soon.
We had a lovely night at A Buggy Stop Away. The hostess was very accommodating, the food was delicious and the bed was comfortable. We stayed in the Bird Room. We really appreciated the time we spent in the evening with stimulating conversation and watching the horse and buggies go by the front window.
The Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Shipshewana. We loved the option of walking around town to shop instead of driving and trying to find a parking place. The whole experience was relaxing and homey in atmosphere and surroundings.
Our room was amazing, and Rhonda, the host, was very attentive to all our needs. She was even able to arrange a wonderful dinner and home tour for us at a nearby Amish Farm with a sweet Amish couple, which we will treasure forever!
The breakfast she served in the morning was equally amazing with a mix of protein, sweets, baked goods, and fruit. She will accommodate any food likes, dislikes or allergies you may have. We highly recommend staying here. We will be staying here going forward anytime we visit Shipshewana, it was THAT wonderful!
What you Get
Amenities, Services, & Travel Guide
Free Afternoon Tea & Snacks
Free Hot Breakfast
Central Air & Fans
TV in Living Room
Culture & Museums
Shipshewana has a rich history that you can explore at the Shipshewana Area Historical Society and the Menno-Hof. Learn about Chief Shipshewana, the railroad, and the Amish and Mennonite communities that helped create the town that exists today. Please go to Visit Shipshewana for more information and recommendations.
Flea Market & Shopping
According to Visit Shipshewana, the Midwest’s largest flea market is held right here in Shipshewana from May to September. Lots of local shops are just a quick walk away from us, as well as the Davis Mercantile, where you can grab a bite to eat at Jojo’s Pretzels and shop for a variety of locally made products. Auctions are held regularly in Shipshewana, and there are a variety of antique and craftsman shops to visit too.
Shipshewana and the surrounding area offers a wide variety of diners, restaurants, and authentic Amish home-style cooking. Some local Amish favorites include:
– 5 & 20 Country Restaurant
– Corn Crib Cafe
– Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery
– Das Dutchman Essenhaus
– Tiffany’s Restaurant
For more information on local restaurants, please go to Visit Shipshewana.
As Visit Shipshewana says, there’s always more to explore during a day trip! Click the link to see a variety of popular destinations in Northern Indiana. Inlcuded in the list is the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, the Indiana Dunes National Park, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, and the RV/MV Hall of Fame in Elkhart.
Outdoor & Adventure
The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail allows bikers and walkers to take a paved path from Shipshewana all the way to Goshen, IN. Bike rentals are offered in Shipshewana to make the most of the trail. T & L Country Canoes provide canoe rentals on the Fawn River, and there are a variety of golf courses in the surrounding area. Please go to Visit Shipshewana for more recommendations on outdoor activities.
Shows & Entertainment
There’s always something happening in Shipshewana. Stop by the Blue Gate Theatre to view an Amish-inspired musical, or visit the Blue Gate Performing Arts Center to see nationally-known artists and comedians such as Jeff Foxworthy and Gary Allan. For more information on local entertainment and shows, please go to Visit Shipshewana.