Upon The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail

The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail

“Pine Tree” barn quilt mural in Bremen, IN

Started in 2001 by an Ohio woman, to honor of her mother’s Appalachian, quilting heritage, barn quilting is a new tradition whose appeal is reflected in The Marshall County Barn Quilt Trail.

And what, do you ask, is a barn quilt?

A barn quilt is a square board, usually somewhere in the range of 4 to 8 feet in width, decorated to resemble a quilt block and hung on the exterior of a barn or other type building. Real, cloth quilts are made up of many of these blocks of color but barn quilts typically feature only one block.

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum!

Hall of Heroes Superhero MuseumSlip out of your secret identity and slide into your tights and cape – it’s time to visit Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum in Elkhart, Indiana!

Founded by super-collector Allen Stewart, the exterior of the Hall of Heroes may look more than vaguely familiar to fans of the 1970′s animated series “Superfriends” – primarily because it has been constructed to resemble the Hall of Justice!

The contents of this amazing two-story museum form one of the largest comic book and super hero collections in the world, featuring such amazing things as a replica of the Batcave from the 1960′s “Batman” TV show. The batcave even has a Batpole that allows access from the second floor of the museum (though insurance fears restrict said activity to sole-curator Allen Stewart).

The result of over 25 years of collecting, the Hall of Heroes holds more than 55,000 comic books, from the 1940′s on, arranged throughout the museum into sections like Golden Age and Silver Age comics, with rarer issues highlighted. Action figures and dolls are here, too, along with displays dedicated to different television, animation, and print publication properties, such as Hanna-Barbera, DC, and Marvel.

Not just a collection of retail items, the Hall of Heroes contains many original movie and TV props, like the costume from TV’s “The Greatest American Hero,” as well as over 100 pieces of original art – comic art, sketches, and animation cells – by industry favorites such as Alex Toth, Jim Aparo, Carmine Infantino, Brandon Peterson, Mart Nodell, and a great many others.

Amassing a collection of this size has made Allen Stewart one of the world’s foremost superhero authorities and he loves to talk shop so don’t be afraid to engage him when you visit.

Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum

58005 County Road 105, Elkhart, Indiana 46517
574-522-1187 or 574-293-0755
Tours are available by appointment only
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Super Lodging!
Scottish Bed and Breakfast is only a half-hour away from Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum (it’s even quicker if you take your invisible jet) and other fun attractions in Elkhart, so don’t hesitate when looking for a place to hideout during your northern Indiana adventures – stay at Scottish Bed and Breakfast!

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival 2014

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival 2014Get your pancakes ready – the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival is almost here and promises tons of fun when the sap starts to run! April 25th – 27th, 2014.

What’s at the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival? A little bit of everything!

First and foremost, however, there’s maple syrup! As the weather begins to warm up, the sap in the maple trees begins to drip into the buckets and the sugar houses begin the process of boiling down all that sap into maple sugar, filling the air with the mouthwatering, delightful scent of maple. MMmm – is there any wonder why we celebrate?

Come out and enjoy the all‑you‑can‑eat pancakes and sausage with fresh maple syrup breakfast, the highlight of the festival and a tradition for 44 years! Then there’s the all‑you‑can‑eat bbq lunch, the free kettle-popped popcorn at the parade, and so much more! You’ll be stuffed to the gills and living life if you make to all the food vendors, meals, and demonstrations at the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival.

But the festival isn’t all food.

Come learn all about the maple sugaring process by taking a tour of the maple sugar camps and be sure to take a jug of fresh, Indiana maple syrup home with you.

Live entertainment will include vocalist Joanna Beasley Friday night, vocalist Kendall Phillips Saturday afternoon, and you can thrill to the Kent Family Circus just about anytime as they will be putting on 3 shows a day all festival long!

Plus carving demonstrations, an antiques show at Northwood Middle School on Friday and Saturday, and contests! It wouldn’t be the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival without contests: Wakarusa’s Got Talent, Maple Syrup Baking Contest, Pedal Pull, Cross Cut Saw Contest, Bed Race – some of these contests are open, too. Sign up the day of the event and compete for prizes!

So come out and join the fun at the 2014 Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival. It’s less than a half hour away from Scottish Bed and Breakfast and we’d love to host you during your stay.

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival

Friday, April 25, 2014 – 10am to 9pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 7am to 8pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014 – 11am to 6pm

For a full schedule and more details, please visit: www.wakarusachamber.com

Visit the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana

Studebaker National MuseumStudebaker cars have not been in production since 1966 but their long history and once gleaming reputation lives on at the Studebaker National Museum.

Studebaker began in South Bend in 1852 as a blacksmith shop owned by two brothers: Henry and Clement Studebaker. Once younger brothers Peter, John, and Jacob joined the team, they changed the name to the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company and proceeded to become the world’s largest manufacturer of wagons and buggies.

The very first Studebaker automobile was produced in 1902 – and was electric! It was another two years before the company manufactured their first gasoline model but they continued to make and sell both horse drawn and self-propelled vehicles until 1920.

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So Many Ways To Stay and Save – Specials at Scottish Bed & Breakfast

Specials at Scottish Bed & BreakfastThere are so many ways for you to stay and save with our add-ons and specials at Scottish Bed & Breakfast that we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of them for you!

Multi-night stays pay off at Scottish Bed and Breakfast with our Stay 3 nights, get the 4th night “free” deal! We’re flexible, so this special can also be modified to Stay 2 nights get the third night half price. While these offers are not valid on festival dates or Notre Dame Weekends and can’t be combined with any other promotions, they’re still a great value!

Looking for a little boost in the petrol department? Tanks For the Memories gets you a $20 gas card for a stay of two nights or more. Sweet deal!

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One Horse Open Sleigh Rides

One Horse Open Sleigh RidesWhat could possibly be more magical than one horse open sleigh rides in the woods? At Saylor’s End of the Trail horse ranch, you can do just that – whether there is snow on the ground or not!

Just 25 minutes from Scottish Bed and Breakfast, in Walkerton, IN, Saylor’s End of the Trail horse ranch offers a variety of equine attractions including hayrides, carriage services, pony parties, a petting zoo, and more – but this time of year, whenever we hear the lyrics “Dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh,” we think of their sleigh rides!

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Valentine’s Day Package at Scottish Bed and Breakfast

Take advantage of the Valentine's Day Package at Scottish B&B!

Take advantage of the Valentine’s Day Package at Scottish B&B!

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to express your love for that special someone in an extraordinary way – and the Valentine’s Day Package at Scottish Bed and Breakfast allows you to do just that.

Bring a smile to the face of your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a two-night stay in your choice of room at our romantic bed and breakfast!

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The Morris Theater in South Bend, IN

The Morris Theater in South Bend, INOriginally known as The Palace Theatre, The Morris Theater in South Bend, IN has been bringing the hottest acts and the biggest films to Indiana audiences since 1921.

Originally a vaudeville house and currently hosting an average of 90 shows a year, The Morris Theater is on the National Register of Historic Places, has been called Indiana’s Premiere Venue for Live Entertainment, and is consistently listed among the Top 100 Theaters Worldwide by Pollstar Magazine.

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Celebrate Christmas with the Bremen Holy Walk

Help keep Christ in Christmas by taking the Bremen Holy Walk

We’ve all seen the Nativity and know the story of Mary and Joseph’s plight in Bethlehem that very first Christmas. Cold, hungry, and in need of shelter after a long day’s travel, they were turned away from the inn and forced, instead, to stop for the night in a lowly stable. There, thanks to the straw and animals, they were able to draw some warmth and, of course, the miracle of Christ’s birth occurred: the very first Christmas.

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Large Family Holiday at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast

Large Family Holiday at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast

Let us host your family holiday get together!

The holiday season is nearly upon us! Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and we’d love to host your family holiday. That’s correct, you read that right: We are inviting you and your family to the Scottish B&B as a special gathering place for the holidays.

The holidays can be stressful enough without worrying about getting everyone together, fitting everyone into your home, and cooking all that food. Well now, wait a minute … maybe *that* is why the holidays can be so darned stressful!

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Fall Flower Carpets – Keeping Mum in Elkhart and Nappanee, Indiana

Fall Flower Carpets 2013

You’ve heard the expression “carpeted with flowers?” Well, in Elkhart and Nappanee, Indiana, they really *do* have flower carpets – Fall Flower Carpets!

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Singing Sands and Wandering Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Have you heard the singing sands?

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, on the southern edge of Lake Michigan, has singing sand – and you have to hear it to believe it.

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Take Advantage of Our Thousand Dollar Wedding Package

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Let us take some of the stress out of your special day.

A wedding is meant to be a special event whose memories you cherish for a lifetime but, so often, the months leading up to the date are anything but!

Let us take some of the stress out of planning your nuptials with our Thousand Dollar Wedding Package, which provides the facility, minister, bridal bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, cake and a punch reception for up to 20 people – plus 2 nights lodging and a dinner “Gift Certificate for two at Tippecanoe Restaurant” for the happy couple.

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Step Into the Past with an Amish Dinner and Buggy-Ride

 

Amish Dinner and Buggy-ride at Scottish BB

 

Who doesn’t occasionally wish for a chance to catch their breath, to take things at a slower pace, to live a simpler life without all the noise and bustle of our 24-7, media-circus, e-lives? Well, now you can with Scottish Bed and Breakfast’s authentic Amish dinner and buggy-ride!

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The 47th Annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival

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Unlike most foods, which we either really enjoy but shouldn’t eat so much of, or dislike but should eat more of, the blueberry is both sweetly delicious *and* healthful. Perhaps that explains why this otherwise humble, little fruit is so celebrated.

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The Arts & Crafts Festival Makes a Great Time to Visit Amish Acres

The 51st Annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival runs from August 1-4, 2013 in Nappanee, Indiana.

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Amish Acres barn An art competition, live entertainment and an Indiana Amish Country setting combine to form the annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival.

This event is ideal for art lovers wanting to combine their appreciation for arts and crafts with exploration of the Indiana Amish Country.  The outdoor festival and market takes place at the Amish Acres farm’s pond.

Not content to rest on the artistic laurels of last year’s golden anniversary, the theme of the 2013 Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival is “Proud as a Peacock’s Plumage: The Colorful World of Art.” The festival draws its inspiration for the theme from the “It’s A-Peelin’ Apple Art,” an outdoor exhibit created by local artists and featuring a four foot tall apple sculpture of a peacock in full plumage.  This Amish Acres historic Kuhn’s Apple Cider Mill, which is ranked in the Top 10 Cider Mills in America.

Attendance of this event is expected to be sky high once again, so it is recommended you reserve your lodging right away.  Scottish Bed & Breakfast is just down the road a few miles from the festival and currently has rooms available through the festival weekend.

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Itinerary for a Perfect Weekend Getaway

Are you ready to take a little vacation this summer? Need to break up your routine and do something different, yet relaxing and easy to plan? Look no further! The Scottish B&B in Bremen has you covered! See our itinerary below for treating yourself, your partner or another close friend or family member to a great weekend.

Friday Night:
Arrive at the inn and check in. You are sure to be hungry after your drive, so we recommend ordering our soup & sandwich dinner. For $12.50, enjoy a nice sandwich and homemade soups – like tomato or chicken noodle – with chips, drink and a homemade dessert.

We know that after a long drive you just can’t bear to get back in your car yet – so let us know in advance if you would like us to have a soup and sandwich dinner ready for your arrival! Sit poolside or at the outdoor patio with a cold drink and a hot meal to catch up. Take a swim and cool off! Or, pop in a DVD from our library or watch TV in your room.

Saturday:
Start your day with an amazing breakfast from the Scottish B&B. Then, spend Saturday exploring the area – perhaps you would like to spend the day at Potato Creek Park, just 15 minutes from the inn. The Park has almost 4000 acres for hiking, picnicking and swimming. Plus, there are many paved bike trails that are very popular with our guests!

Saturday Night:

Treat yourself!

Treat yourself!

Get an early meal – you could try the Wooden Peel in Bremen. We like the Wooden Peel for pizza and beers on a Friday night, plus it is only a five minute drive from our inn. Then head back to the B&B for a fun filled summer’s night with Music Under the Stars!

We’ve got local sensation Double Standard playing live music on the patio from 7 – 11 p.m. on Saturday July 20, August 24 and September 7. Double Standard is a two-man band playing covers of favorites from the 60s all the way up to today’s popular music. Enjoy warm weather, great music and new people!

Sunday:
Before checking out, enjoy another wonderful breakfast. Our recipes use fresh Amish farm eggs from grain fed chickens and hormone free bacon.

This is just one small example of how to spend a weekend in Indiana Amish Country. We hope to see you soon!

Indiana Weekend Getaway

Do you need an idea for a great way to spend the weekend? We invite you to escape to fun and relaxation in Bremen at the Scottish B&B! Come and join us this summer as one Saturday each month we host live music at the Inn. Starting on June 29th, we will have the band Double Standard playing at the B&B from 7 – 11 p.m. Enjoy summer nights on the garden patio while live music enlivens the night! Join other guests and locals for quality music, great weather and a fun, relaxing evening. Don’t worry about where to park, cover charges, expensive cocktails, loud or obnoxious patrons…

Come in on Friday night and spend Saturday exploring Indiana Amish country. Or, just take it easy and hang around our property. Swim in the pool, walk the grounds, practice your putting on our putting green!

For the evening, sit back and enjoy Double Standard, a two man band playing covers of your favorite songs, ranging from the 60s all the way up to today’s popular music.

This is a great way to have a fun and safe night. Bring a bottle of wine with you to enjoy while listening to the music and getting to know other guests. Don’t worry about driving, you’re already home!

Saturday and Sunday morning, delight in the home made breakfast included in the price of your stay. We use only the highest quality ingredients for our breakfasts, including Amish farmed eggs, hormone free bacon and fresh fruits.

Locals are also welcome to attend our “Music Under the Stars” event. Admission is $25 per couple, which includes a dessert and non-alcoholic beverage.

Music Under the Stars Dates for Summer 2013

  • Saturday, June 29
  • Saturday, July 20
  • Saturday, August 24
  • Saturday, September 7

See you at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast soon!

 

Amish Rentown Garden Walk and Bake Sale

Every year for the past four years the Bremen, Indiana, Amish community called Rentown is having their Annual Garden Walk and Bake Sale Saturday, June 15, 9 AM – 3 PM. Everyone wanting to attend will meet at the Amish Rolling Meadows School to get their map, registration, bake sale and lunch will be going on all day.

New This Year at the Garden Walk, is a Working Maple Syrup Camp and the ladies are serving lunch, for a fee, of course. I love to see the clean weed-free gardens of flowers and vegetables. I also love the farm animals that I get to visit, horses, cows, chickens, goats and cattle dogs. Don’t forget to bring your cameras!

The Amish families are very friendly and very thankful that the money that is donated that day is used for the Amish School for the coming year. Come stay at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast and make an adventure of it.

 

 

 

Last Minute Memorial Day Getaway

Do you have plans for the first “official” weekend of summer? If not, we invite you to join us in Bremen, Indiana for a relaxing weekend of live music, poolside fun and delicious food.

Come and stay with us in the Amish countryside of Indiana. We have a welcoming bed and breakfast on two acres, ensuring peace, quiet and privacy when you visit Scottish Bed and Breakfast. Take advantage of our on-site putting green, the indoor pool and romantic guestroom amenities.

The luxurious bathroom in the King Suite.

The luxurious bathroom in the King Suite.

Soak in a Whirlpool tub in the King Suite – there is enough space for two in there! Or take a luxurious rinse in the large, glassed in shower. From our king suite, you can also enjoy a private outside patio. Landscaped with a pond, this is a great place to enjoy a morning coffee or a cocktail before dinner. Recline, read a good book and let your stress and strain fall away. Keep in mind: the King Suite is booked for this weekend.

Traveling with family? Whether spending Memorial Day weekend with your teen, mother, sister, cousin or whomever, the Loft Suite is a good choice. With two queen size beds, a private deck/patio area and a separate sitting room from the bedroom, the Loft Suite provides ample space for everyone.

If your family is furry and has four legs, we also have you covered. Our inn is pet friendly. If you have a small dog, she/he may stay in your room, in their crate. Let your leashed pet enjoy our park-like two acres!

And of course, begin your day at the Scottish B&B with a hearty and homemade breakfast, prepared especially for you, each morning. Served at 9 a.m. each day, we can also make special arrangements to have your meal served in garden or at an earlier hour. Just let us know what works for you.

We have availability for Memorial Day weekend – won’t you come and enjoy the first weekend of summer with us?

 

 

Notre Dame Graduation Weekend – Guestrooms Still Available

Notre Dame graduation means another school year over and the students are excited to go home and work their summer away. When I worked at Notre Dame for sixteen years, I remember how sad I was to see the students leave. I always got close to several of them, because they worked in the same department as I did.  The atmosphere around campus was different in the summer. I could not wait until they came back in the Fall.  Notre Dame has changed a lot since I worked there, but the spirit of excitement to learn brought an energy that just can’t be defined or replaced. The students kept me young. I will never forget my years working at Notre Dame.

We still have guest rooms available at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast for Notre Dame Graduation weekend May 17 – 18, 2013. We are only 25 minutes from campus and offer a gourmet breakfast each morning, safe parking, king/queen select comfort number beds, private baths, indoor heated pool, garden patio. Check out our website: www.scottishbb.com or call TODAY!

Music Under the Stars at Scottish Bed & Breakfast

Our guests are in for a musical treat on select Saturday nights this summer! Reunion Station, a local duo, will be performing at Scottish B&B on the following Saturday evenings: June 29, July 20, August 24, and September 7. Reunion Station plays a wide variety of music, and has been said to sound more like a four-piece band rather than a duo.

Reunion Station

You can check out the Reunion Station Facebook page HERE.

Dessert and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. The cost is only $15 per person, or $25 per couple. As a bonus for our registered guests, the music is included at no extra charge. Space is limited, so be sure to give Brenda a call at 574-220-6672 to make your reservations as soon as you can!

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival This Weekend!

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Back again this year, and with a little more cooperation from mother Nature, it’s the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival! A weekend full of food, fun, music, and sweet Maple Goodness awaits you in beautiful Wakarusa, Indiana. Just minutes from South Bend, IN, and less than 2 hours’ drive from Chicago, you won’t want to miss a minute of the action. Give us a call at 574-220-6672 for information about the Festival, and all of the other area attractions. Plan a weekend jaunt, or spend your summer vacation here with us in northern Indiana’s beautiful Amish Country!

Valentine’s Weekend Special – Two Weekends, Feb. 8-9 and Feb. 15-16!

What better way to celebrate your love for each other than to spend a relaxing (and romantic) weekend at Scottish Bed & Breakfast? We are offering a special package for you to share with that special someone. Stay with us for two nights on either Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 8-9, or Feb. 15-16), and we will add our Valentine’s Day Package for only $29 more!

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Awaiting your arrival will be a pair of roses, a bottle of a sparkling non-alcoholic beverage, and a box of mouth-watering chocolates. Add in a hot, home-cooked breakfast each morning, and this is a treat that can’t be beat! Visit our website or call us at 574-220-6672 for information and reservations. Call soon, so you can get your choice of room, as they are booking fast!

Restaurant Week in Downtown South Bend

If you’ve been waiting for a reason to get out of the house and go somewhere, here it is. It’s Restaurant Week in South Bend, IN! The downtown area of South Bend is packed with great places to eat, drink, and see the finest in entertainment.

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Restaurant Week starts on January 21, 2013, and runs through February 3, 2013. (Yes, that’s more than a week, but we just can’t pack everything into a mere 7 days.) With eleven restaurants and clubs to choose from, you’ll want to come back more than once to enjoy everything there is to see, drink, and taste.

And if you need a place to stay while you are in town, the Scottish Bed and Breakfast is only minutes away from all the action, in a peaceful rural setting. When you need to relax and recover from the excitement (so you can do it again tomorrow), there’s no better place than Scottish B&B. Warm, comfortable rooms with Sleep number beds, a relaxing atmosphere, and a hot, homecooked breakfast help you to get ready for more action.

Give us a call at 574-220-6672 or visit our website at scottishbb.com for information and reservations. Ask about our specials, too. We’d love to see you!

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