Hoosier Fun in the Summertime!

Despite the cooler temperatures lately, summer will be here before we know it!  If you are looking to keep busy this summer, check out this Top Ten List of Summer Events provided by Amish Country!

Quilt Gardens Tour May 30-October 1
Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival, Inc. June 10-11
Arts on the Millrace June 11
17th Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride June 18
Shipshewana Quilt Festival June 24-27
Elkhart Jazz Festival June 24-26
Elkhart ArtWalk July 13
Elkhart County 4-H July 22-30
Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival August 4-7
Taste of the Gardens August 27

A little bit of everything is happening in Northern Indiana this summer.  Come for the day or come for the weekend.  Experience only the Best in Hoosier Hospitality by staying at one of our member inns in the area.  The Homespun Country Inn – Nappanee, Scottish Bed and Breakfast – Bremen, The Oliver Inn – South Bend, Country Victorian B & B – Middlebury (Shipshewana), That Pretty Place Bed and Breakfast – Middlebury (South Bend) are all great options.  You can check availability by visiting their websites or giving them a call.

Happy Travels!




Welcome Cushing Manor Inn!

The Indiana Bed and Breakfast Association would like to welcome its newest member, Cushing Manor Inn located in South Bend, IN.  Your inn host is Susan Kessler and can be reached at 574-288-1990 for information and reservations.

The Cushing Manor Inn has been a designer showcase and every antiqued filled guest room offers comfortable accommodations and special amenities. The five sleeping rooms all have private baths, central air, cable, 32-inch flat screen TV’s, fluffy robes, fresh flowers, antiques, and other amenities to blend today with yesterday. Enjoy a full breakfast in our English tea room, browse in our used book shop, and find a treasure or two in our gift shop.

Welcome, Cushing Manor Inn!

At Home in Indiana

Congratulations to IBBA Members, Murphy Guest
House-Bristol, Kintner House-Corydon and the Schenck Mansion-Vevay along with
two other Indiana inns for being selected and featured in a great article “At
Home in Indiana” in the January/February issue of AAA’s Home & Away
Magazine authored by Elizabeth Granger.

Elizabeth wrote: Each one in its own way offers care, comfort and cuisine, along with a dash of history. They’re five Indiana bed and
breakfasts, all planned with pampering in mind. Nary a one is new; each has had a previous life from its current calling. But common to all are gracious innkeepers, and guest are the number-one priority.

Each bed and breakfast is unique as well as where they are located.

Happy New Year from Indiana Bed & Breakfast Inns

Happy New Year from Indiana Bed and Breakfast Lodging Faculties

Thanks to all of you who chose to stay with us during 2011. You make our jobs so much fun. We enjoy meeting you and sharing our little corner of Indiana with you, whether we are located in a bustling city or a small town,  in the the rolling hills, farm or Amish country, along or near the Ohio River, the mighty Wabash River or Lake Michigan. We hope to see you again in 2012.

Indiana Bed and Breakfast Association publishes 2011-2012 State Directory of Quality-Inspected Inns

Innkeepers of the Indiana Bed and Breakfast Association are proud to announce that the 20th edition of their Bed and Breakfast Guide of member inns is now available, free to all travelers requesting the 24-page, multi-color directory.

The Bed and Breakfast Directory features color photos and detailed information on over 60 quality-inspected and approved Member Inns. These free directories list members by location and provide contact information, web addresses, room rates, GPS coordinates and other particulars such as the Innkeepers’ policies on children, pets, breakfast service, and inns that are available for Weddings, have Business Facilities, or are able to accommodate small Conferences.  From a converted Dairy Barn, or Victorian Elegance to a Cozy Cottage or Stately Mansion, you will find just the right one for your choice of lodging.

It also offers the traveler several helpful resources such as a Indiana Map with roadways, indicating the location of the IBBA Member properties. Also, the IBBA Gift Certificate Program is highlighted, with gift certificates redeemable at over 60 B&Bs across the state – ideally suited for Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, and other special occasions.

An Ideal Place to Stay

You may be looking for the perfect vacation get away or the ideal place to do business. Perhaps you’re looking for relaxation or romance. You probably expect something a bit different at each Bed and Breakfast. But one thing you don’t want when you check into a bed and breakfast is an unpleasant surprise.  Staying at a bed and breakfast inn offers an experience well beyond your typical travel accommodation. Members of the Indiana Bed and Breakfast Association look forward to hosting you and your family on your next trip to Indiana and wish to offer the very best in Hoosier Hospitality.

Pet Friendly B&Bs in Indiana

No need to leave your best friend and beloved pet at home. Just stay at one of our preferred pet friendly B&B’s. They go the extra mile to ensure that your pet is welcome!  But before setting out on your trip, be sure that your pet has all the essentials to ensure that their trip is happy and safe.  Make sure to pack enough pet food for the trip. Don’t count on picking some up during your trip as your pet’s favorite food may not be readily available.  Include food and water dishes, bedding, litter and litter box, leash, collar and tags, grooming supplies, a favorite toy, a first-aid kit, and any necessary medications. In addition, a container of drinking water for your pet should always be with you.

Your pet should wear a sturdy collar with ID tags throughout the trip. The tags should have both your permanent address and telephone number.  It is also very important to include a tag with the address and telephone number where you or a contact can be reached during your travels. Be sure to carry a current photograph of your pet with you. If your pet is lost during a trip, a photograph will make it easier for others to help you find your pet.