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!

Great Deal for Business Travelers in Northern Indiana

Special Corporate rate available Sun.- Thurs.

B & B Hospitality
Why stay at a chain hotel, where you are just another anonymous “guest,” processed through the system. Stay with us at Scottish B&B, where you are guaranteed to feel at home, with a clean room and a comfortable bed, plus a hot, home-cooked breakfast – much better than donuts and cold cereal!

Wi-Fi Service Throughout the Inn
Wi-Fi (Wireless High Speed Internet) is available in all the rooms. If your computer or smart phone has wireless capabilities, just search for a signal. It is free to all our lodging guests.

Competitive Indiana Business Travel Rates
Special corporate rates are available to our Indiana business travel guests Sunday through Thursday nights. Lodging rates are based on single occupancy and include a hot breakfast each morning.

Reservations are confirmed and guaranteed for late arrival with a credit card or upon receipt of deposit. Advanced reservations are suggested, although walk-ins are always welcome.

Business Breakfast Meetings
With advance notice, a breakfast meeting may be arranged for up to 12 people. Breakfast guests not staying at the B&B pay $10.00 + tax.

Business Meeting Facility
Although we do not have a separate meeting room, we can accommodate up to 30 people in our pool room or 12 in the dining room.

Call us at 1-574-220-6672 to discuss arrangements. Corporate Rate available only by phone.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, cash or checks!

Recipe – BEST EVER Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Is there anything better than warm, gooey, chewy chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven? Well, maybe warm, gooey, chewy chocolate chip cookies with a tall glass of cold milk!

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Enjoy an evening snack at Scottish Bed & Breakfast

Here is the recipe for the cookies we serve to our guests in the evening. Enjoy!

 

BEST EVER Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 ¼ Cups               All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup                    Cake Flour
1 tsp                      Baking Powder
1 tsp                      Baking Soda
1 ½ Cups               Butter (softened)
1 ¼ Cups               Sugar
1 ¼ Cups               Brown Sugar (firmly packed)
2                           Eggs
1 TBL                    Vanilla
2 Cups                   Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine flour, cake flour, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl. Set aside.

Combine Butter, sugar and brown sugar in large mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (2 to 3 minutes).

Add eggs and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 minute).

Reduce speed to low. Beat, gradually adding flour mixture, until well mixed (2 to 3 minutes).

Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Roll spoonful of dough and place 2” apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown (do not over bake).

Scottish Bed & Breakfast Is Now On Pinterest!

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Hey everyone, we are now on Pinterest! For all of you experienced Pinners out there, come visit our Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/scottishbb/. If you are not a Pinterest member yet, you can request an invite directly from Pinterest, or send us an e-mail and we’ll get you an invitation. If you don’t know what Pinterest is, it’s the fastest-growing social media site on the Internet. It’s a “virtual pinboard” where people can share photos and talk about all kind of stuff – food, travel, crafts, places…the list just goes on and on.

We’re just getting started, so the page may look a little bare for a while, as we look for interesting content. When you log on, be sure to let us know what you would like to see on our page. Right now, we have boards for Gardening, Amish Arts & Crafts, Amish Food & Culture, Scrapbooking, Quilting, Breakfast (Yum), Favorite Places, Culver Academy, and University of Notre Dame. Suggestions for additional boards are always welcome. Just leave a comment on this blog post, or drop us an e-mail.

We look forward to having great conversations about great stuff here on our blog, on Pinterest, and on Facebook. Talk to you soon!

Thousand Dollar Wedding Package

Intimate setting for wedding and reception in Northern Indiana.  Let us take care of your small wedding at the romantic Scottish Bed and Breakfast in Bremen, Indiana. We will organize and perform a simple indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony and reception in the swimming pool room for up to 20 people for ONLY $1,000. Stress-free for the bride and groom, just show up, relax and enjoy! This package is PERFECT for elopements and second marriages.

INCLUDES: Wedding coordination of an indoor or outdoor ceremony, Officiating clergy, Bridal bouquet, Groom boutonniere, wedding cake, Gift Basket with commemorative items, Dinner voucher for two, Two nights lodging in the room of your choice, a picture of the newlyweds.

 

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Date Set For Amish Garden Walk – June 16, 2012

Since today is the first day of spring, what better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than marking our calendars for one of the highlights of the year – the Amish Garden Walk right here in Bremen, Indiana!

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Amish Flower Garden

Every year the Amish community in Bremen, Indiana holds a “Garden Walk” with several Amish families participating. The annual Amish Garden Walk in the Rentown area is Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. They ask for a donation ($7.00) which helps the local Amish school. There are always new discoveries to be made among the neat rows of vegetables and bright flowers. (And no weeds!)

The Amish Garden Walk starts at the Amish School house with a sweet snack and beverage for everyone to enjoy. They also sell fresh baked goods, with proceeds benefiting the Amish community. As we walk to the different Amish gardens, the Amish grocery store gives out “FREE” homemade ice cream. It’s a great way to spend a day, and we’re helping the children in the Amish community learn by donating to their school! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Basket with Amish Homemade Goodies

popcornAdd to your stay a basket with delicious Amish homemade goodies!

Includes noodles, Amish jam, church peanut butter, Yoder popcorn, locally made real maple syrup and cookies for your sweet tooth.

Pricing: $40 + tax

 

New! Indiana Business Travelers Welcome!

Corporate rates available Sun.- Thurs.

Wi-Fi Service Throughout the Inn
We now have Wi-Fi (Wireless High Speed Internet) in all the rooms. If your computer has wireless capabilities, just search for a signal. It is free to all our lodging guests.

Competitive Indiana Business Travel Rates
Special corporate rates are available to our Indiana business travel guests Sunday through Thursday nights. Lodging rates are based on single occupancy and include a hot breakfast each morning.

Reservations are confirmed and guaranteed for late arrival with a credit card or upon receipt of deposit. Advanced reservations are suggested, although walk-ins are always welcome.

Business Breakfast Meetings
With advance notice, a breakfast meeting may be arranged for up to 12 people. Breakfast guests not staying at the B&B pay $10.00 + tax.

Business Meeting Facility
Although we do not have a separate meeting room, we can accommodate up to 30 people in our pool room or 12 in the dining room.

Call us, 1-574-220-6672 or 1-574-546-5665, to discuss arrangements.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, cash or checks!

Business Travelers

Scottish Bed & Brekfast DeskSpecial Corporate rate of $69 + tax are available at the inn Sunday through Thursday nights.

Wouldn’t you rather stay at a clean, safe Bed and Breakfast close to major highways and cities with all the convenience of home.

Rate is based on single occupancy and includes a full breakfast each morning.

Please call for availability.

University of Notre Dame Football, It’s that time of year Again

This coming weekend August 19 and 20, the Notre Dame students will be moving into their dorms for the first time if they are Freshmen or returning if a upper class student.  It is the sign that summer is almost over and the first Notre Dame football game is just around the corner.  Notre Dame’s  first football game  is on Saturday, September 3, (Labor Day weekend) against Southern Florida at 3:30 PM Eastern time in the afternoon.  The Scottish Bed and Breakfast still has some guestrooms available for the Notre Dame football season.  We do not raise our rates for the games, but have a two-night  minimum.  If you are looking for the PERFECT place to stay where you can escape the hub bub of crowded restaurants and long lines before and after the game, the Scottish Bed and Breakfast is the place to stay.  You can come back to the Scottish Bed and Breakfast and just relax by the indoor pool after a long day of walking Notre Dame campus.  One of the things our ND fan enjoys is hearing the band play before the game, a ND tradition.  A hearty homemade breakfast served each morning on game day will give you the energy you will need to walk the campus.  We will share with you the short cut to Notre Dame with no traffic, only 25 minutes south of campus

Traditional Notre Dame Cake

. Check-out www.scottishbb.com to reserve your reservation TODAY!

Nappanee Apple Festival near Bremen IN

The weekend of September 15 – 18 the Nappanee Apple Festival is held in Nappanee, Indiana. During the four day festival there will be live entertainment on two stages, carnival rides, over 100 craft booths and 50 commercial booths, 15 different food vendors, and a huge parade with an airplane flyover on Saturday morning. other events include an apple peeling contest, 5K road run, half marathon, a 25K, 50K and 100K bike ride, apple pie eating contest, wings and wheels show (cars and airplanes), farm tractor. Everything “apple” like apple dumplings, apple pie, apple butter, apple fritter bread, apple turnovers, homemade applesauce and much more!

An interesting history about the Apple Festival. It began in 1975 and has continued every year since, including the annual baking of the famous 7 foot apple pie weighing in at 600 lbs. The festival has become an important part of the heritage of Nappanee. With over 72,000 visitors in 2010, we have grown to become one of the largest festivals in the State of Indiana! Checkout the website at: www.nappaneeapplefestival.org to see the schedule of events!  The Scottish Bed and Breakfast is only 8 miles West of the festival and we still have rooms available for that weekend. CALL TODAY!

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