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About Me
& My B&B

3 Rooms

Shipshewana, IN

I am finally home! I live in a house that was built in 1917. I love Shipshewana, Indiana, so much so, that I have been trying to move here from Illinois for the past ten years. Dreaming of a bed and breakfast in this quaint and unique town, I was continually drawn to the area. I loved my experience as a tourist and the peacefulness that this town provides; I was always sad when I had to go home.


After years of waiting, I finally became a resident in September of 2021. As they say, “Location, Location, Location;” I found the perfect place right in town and it was worth the wait. The location is a great place for the tourist that likes to watch the buggies go by. The building is located right on the corner, so you get many different views from all different directions, with lots of windows. Right across the street is the house of Hezekiah Davis, the first settler of Shipshewana, and next to that is the first church in Shipshewana, built in 1837. I remember when I used to come over from Illinois, I would always find a bed and breakfast that would have the best views of the buggies traveling by.


So much has changed since I first started coming here. We now have The Blue Gate Restaurant and Theatre with new stars coming to perform every week. There is always something to do, no matter what time of year. In the winter we have ice sculptures and in the summer we have the large flea market. 

Recently Renovated

with all new beds, pillows, bedding, fresh paint, and new floors. Great for a women’s weekend getaway!




Rhonda (signature)
Your Host


I was drawn to the Shipshewana area for its tourist feel, but it is on a small scale, so it is not overly busy. I love the uniqueness of the town and the small-town feel; everyone is so kind and friendly. I love how the Amish work together to help each other out. It is a thriving, kind hearted community. I am inspired by the kind and gentle ways of the Amish; it makes you want to be a better person. I am inspired to help people and give back to the community. It is truly an honor to get to work alongside the Amish people in town and learning more about their way of living. I love the Amish ways of working together as a family and helping each other out, that is how the world used to be. They never complain, they just get the work done. I have an open-door policy so that my guests are comfortable to talk with me if they wish.

Free Afternoon Tea & Snacks

With tea selections ranging from England to India. Puzzles and games are also available.

Free Hot Breakfast

Breakfast is homemade and flexible to your schedule, though typically served at 8:30.


Provided for you to explore the best of Shipshewana.

Central Air & Fans

New heating and cooling system so you can stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Concierge Services

Concierge Services can be set up through me, as well as buggy tours and dinners.

Keyless Entry

Password will be unique to you and provided before check-in.

Free Parking

Street parking spots are available.

TV in Living Room

So as to not disturb other guests.

Free WiFi

WiFi password will be provided upon check-in.

Have a Question?

Policies & F.A.Q.

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.

Day Trips

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.

Check-In & Check-Out

Check-In Time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-Out Time: 10:00 a.m.


Reservations can ONLY be made over the phone by calling 815-715-0809 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Mastercard, Visa, and Discover are all accepted.
Please note there is a 3% surcharge on all credit/debit card purchases; this is a charge imposed by the credit card payment company.

House Rules

– No smoking or drinking on the property.
– Pets are not allowed.
– This is an adults only bed and breakfast.

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation; please be sure to notify no later than 24 hours before the check-in time of a cancellation of reservation.