Amish Acres Round Barn Theatre Season near Bremen, Indiana

amish_roundbarn11SPRING IS IN THE AIR!  Every year when Amish Acres opens for the season we are excited to see what the plays will be. The “Old Rugged Cross” will run April 14 – May 29. Amish Acres will be open Thursday through Sunday April 14-17 and Wednesday through Sunday beginning April 20. The restaurant, cheese factory, gift shop area and tours of the farm house are just a few of the FUN things to do at Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana. Their website is: www.amishacres.com. Come stay at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast which is only 8 miles from Amish Acres.  One of the flowering ”Quilt Gardens” is located at Amish Acres.

What’s New at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast

We are very excited about the outside garden patio (from the poolroom door) being extended 18 feet with decorative colored concrete.  It will give our guests more room to sit outside eat breakfast or just relax and enjoy the weather and the countryside and all the birds singing.  It is such a quiet, peaceful area.  More flower beds will be added, lighting under the tables with chairs. Also, with the new space we will be able to offer outside weddings.  The weddings will be held outside and the reception will be poolside.  After being in the B&B business for 7 years, we want to expand our business to offer small intimate or second time around weddings.  Homer has several projects to do before the electrician and the concrete company comes in. The first project was to cut down the tree in back. He can check that off his list, then move all the rocks, that is the hardest project and he is still in the process of doing that. Stay tune for pictures and progress.  He is just waiting for the weather to break…….

“Edward Christian Dining” a Restaurant in Bremen

“Edward Christian Dining” is a fine-dining restaurant downtown Bremen, Indiana with two excellent chefs on staff.  The name of the restaurant is named after the owner’s father who has passed away.  Randy Z. (one of the chefs) has his own TV show called “Comfortable Cooking with Randy Z” which airs Wednesday at noon and Saturday at 5:00 PM channel 46 (WHME a local channel). The restaurant is only 1 mile from the Scottish Bed and Breakfast, so we recommend this restaurant to all our guests.  This past weekend our guests from Chicago went there for dinner and his name is Christopher Edwards. Him and his wife joked with the waitress about the name of the restaurant and his name.  The reason I recommend this restaurant to our guests is because the food is good and has a variety of choices on the menu, close to the B&B, and it has a quiet comfortable atmosphere. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful restaurant in our community. check out their menu at: www.edwardchristiandining.com

Scrapbooking Retreat at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast

"Breakfast Time"

The Scottish Bed and Breakfast, offers a “special money savings deal” to you and your best girlfriends wanting to get away from the kids, husbands, house chores and your job…. to scrapbook, quilt, talk, watch movies and eat popcorn, go shopping, get a massage (extra cost) or just sit by the indoor pool and read a good book. If you all stay two nights or more, we will have “A Pizza Party On Us”.  Each morning you will be served a delicious breakfast prepared by Brenda, the Innkeeper.  CALL US FOR DETAILS!

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival Near Bremen, IN

Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, is the first festival of the year in Northern Indiana, located in historic downtown Wakarusa. COME enjoy free popcorn, parade, FREE entertainment, sugar camp and museum tours, contests with cash prizes! Craft and food vendors, car show, face painting and carnival rides! Buy fresh maple syrup. No admission charge, FUN for the whole family!

The Scottish Bed and Breakfast is only 20 minutes from the festival. We WELCOME vendors and festival goers to lodge with us. Checkout their website: www.wakarusamaplesyrupfestival.com and ours www.scottishbb.com

Come Watch Maple Syrup Being Processed Near Bremen, IN

It’s that time of the year when the local Amish farmers collect maple syrup from buckets attached to maple trees and then processed in a special tank. Only a two to three week period determined by the weather. Warming up above freezing during the day and below freezing at night makes the sap run from the trees then collected when buckets are full and boiled in the tank. Forty (40) gallons of sugar water makes one (1) gallon of maple syrup.

A local Amish farmer that we know, would be happy to show our guests the process of boiling sugar water into maple syrup “free” just ask Brenda from the Scottish Bed and Breakfast to set it up for you when making your reservation. Then you can purchase the maple syrup from the farmer in quart or gallon sizes on the spot. There are different grades of syrup determined by the color, lighter to darker. Very interesting and educational!

Visit the Quilt Gardens and stay at Scottish Bed and Breakfast

Quilt Garden

The Scottish Bed and Breakfast is just 8 miles from the two “Quilt Gardens” in Nappanee, Indiana one located at Amish Acres and the other located behind the Nappanee Chamber Office on US 6.  Make your reservation now for your stay and plan your trip to visit the beautiful Quilt Gardens in “Amish County”.  18 super-sized quilt inspired gardens from May 30 to October 1.  Why not take along a picnic lunch to enjoy as you stroll the gardens. You won’t want to miss even one!

The quilt gardens tour is a “free” self-guided tour, at your leisure, takes visitors to 16 locations throughout Elkhart County. Gardens range in size from about 80′ by 80′ and can include more than 80,000 blooms. Along the way you will find 16 large-format murals painted in patchwork quilt designs on sides of buildings.  The Innkeeper at the Scottish B&B will supply you with a map.

When you return back to Inn, you may relax by the indoor pool, or outside garden patio and reflect on your FUN day.  This Northern Indiana getaway will charm you with the beautiful gardens and the simple life of the Amish that you will see along the way.

Sleigh Rides Near Bremen Indiana

sleigh rideI have discovered a local business that offers horse drawn sleigh rides lasting 30 minutes in the wooded area at ”Saylor’s End of the Trail“.  Looking for something out of the ordinary to do on Valentine’s weekend with the one you love, this would be perfect!  Just add snow! 

In the summer they offer horseback riding.

Little Egypt – Haunted Cemetery in Bremen, Indiana

A little history of Bremen, Indiana includes “Little Egypt” a haunted cemetery (actually listed on google under “haunted cemeteries”). We had guests come and stay with us just to visit the haunted cemetery.  They found the cemetery at night, got out of the car, got scared, ran back to the car and left.  But the experience of the quaint town of Bremen, and to say they visited a haunted cemetery was worth the trip.

Stay 3 nights, get the 4th night “free”

The Green RoomStay 2 nights get the third night half price.

Not valid on festival dates or Notre Dame Weekends cannot be combined with any other promotions.

 

 

Romance Package

She will be swept off her feet with this romantic package at the Scottish Bed & Breakfast. A bouquet flowers and box of gourmet chocolates will be placed in your room before arrival. You both recieve a 1/2 hour in-room private massage, then enjoy a romantic dinner at a local restaurant ($20 gift certificate towards dinner).
This package includes all Inn amenities plus…

  • One Hour Massage (1/2 hour each in the privacy of your room)
  • A bouquet of flowers with vase to keep
  • $20 Gift Certificate at Local Restaurant
  • Box of Mouth-Watering Gourmet Chocolates

Pricing: $145 + guestroom of your choice (guestroom, tax and gratuities are NOT included in package price)
Advance Reservations Required

Amish dinner and buggy ride

Enjoy an evening dinner at a real working Amish farm near our inn! Bring your list of questions about living an Amish lifestyle. The Amish couple are delighted to educate about Amish living while sharing in a traditional home-made meal. The dinner menu includes a classic Amish entree, side dish and delicious dessert. Complete your evening with a charming country buggy ride.
This package includes all Inn amenities plus…
• Dinner at an Amish Farm
• After dinner buggy ride
Pricing: $20 per person – $8.00 children 12 and under (gratuities are not included)
Advance reservations are required.

Amish Country Theatre

Come stay for two nights lodging at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast and enjoy visintg Amish Acres. You will see their horse and buggies, take a tour of an Amish home, do some shopping, eat Amish cooking, and see a theatre play in the round barn at Amish Acres.
This package includes all Inn amenities plus….
• Guided Amish House and Farm Tour (two Hours for two adults)
• Theatre Play for Two Adults in Round Barn (2 adults)
• Amish Threshers Dinner (2 Adults)
Pricing: $125.00 + guestroom of your choice
(package price does not include guestroom choice, tax or gratuities)
Advance Reservations Required

Large Family Holiday

Scottish Bed & Breakfast HolidayDo you have a large family wanting to celebrate the holidays together, but don’t have the space for them all?

We invite you and your family to the Scottish B&B as a special gathering place for the holidays. Overnight accommodations are required.

Your package price will include guestroom(s), turkey for dinner (you provide the side dishes and dessert) and snacks in the eveing. Stay with us and enjoy a relaxing holiday treat!

Please call us for further details and pricing.

Thanks for the Memories

Spend two nights or more at the inn and receive a $20 gas card.

This offer must be mentioned at time of booking and is not valid on previous bookings.

This offer cannot be combined with any other special or discount pricing.

Excludes holidays, festivals and Notre Dame weekends.

Birthday Pool Parties (kids or adults)

Scottish Bed & Breakfast PoolTreat someone special to private pool party celebration.

Our pool parties include: Use of our pool room with 15ft.wide x 23ft.long x 4ft. deep pool, set-up and clean-up. You supply all paper goods, food, cake etc….

Rate: $75 per hour – maximum 40 people.

Please call for reservations and further details. 574-220-6672

Girlfriend Getaways

Girlfriend Getaway PackageScottish Bed and Breakfast offers you a FUN GETAWAY with your closest friends. NO husbands, NO kids, just you and the girls, watching movies with popcorn, playing games, talking, shopping, eating, pampering yourself with a massage, or just reading a good book by the indoor pool.

Rate:  $46 per lady, per night (tax included)
minimum 4 – maximum 16 – advance reservation required.
Add optional massage (certified therapist) for: $40 half hour – $60 one hour.

Scrapbooking Retreat or Quilting Retreat

ScrapbookingGet away with your friends and scrapbook the day (or night) away! A minimum two nights lodging is required. We supply the room (2000 sq. ft area with serving bar, kitchenette, lounge area, refrigerator, sink and microwave oven. ), 6 ft and 8 ft tables and chairs, bright lighting, and lots of electrical outlets.

“Pizza Party…On Us” (when you stay two nights) your first night, you can bring in your own food for dinner,  feel free to bring in your favorite snacks, beverages and goodies to share all night long for both nights. This is a great way to meet new friends  with something in common…scrapbooking!

Note: (pool use is not available for Scrapbooking Getaways)
Rate: $46 (with tax included) per person per night (includes lodging)
Minimum 4, maximum 16 scrapbookers
Add optional massage (certified therapist) for: 40 1/2 hour – 60 1 hour.

Bridal and Baby Showers

GiftWe provide a great space for your special occasion.

We provide the room with tables and chairs, set-up and clean -up. You provide any decorations, paper goods, food, beverages etc. …

Rate: $75 per hour. – Maximum 40 guests.

Please call us for further details and to schedule a consultation and tour.

Note:(pool use is not available for baby showers)

Small Intimate Weddings & Receptions

WeddingGreat location for small, intimate weddings! We provide a lovely area which accommodates up to 40 people for your special day. Wedding and reception must be must be pre-paid in full 30 days prior to event.

Call for rates and details on our special Wedding Package, or to make an appointment for consultation and tour.
574-220-6672
Note:(pool use is not available for weddings/receptions)

Reunions/Gatherings

CakeGather you friends and family together at the Scottish B&B for a memorable occasion. We provide: Use of our pool room with 15ft. x 23ft. x 4ft. deep pool, set-up and clean-up. You supply the flowers, food, cake etc….
Rate: $75 per hour – Maximum 40 people. Please call for reservations and further details. 574-220-6672

Scottish Bed and Breakfast, Where the Name Came From

When Homer and I were planning to open the B&B in September, 2004, we needed a name.  It was a no brainer that we named the Inn after our four (4) at that time, beloved Scottish Terriers.  Three of the four are retired champions, three girls and one boy. Izzy, was our very first “Scottie” we loved her so much, we wanted more of them. Ivee was home grown, and Izzy, Kooky and Lexi came from Barbary Kennels in Homer, Michigan. We lost Izzy to cancer on July 19, 2008.  Ivee and Kooky are wheaten Scottish Terriers and the joy of my life. Lexi is black and the oldest now. Black is the basic Scottish Terrier color even though they do come in brindle and wheaten. The Scottish Terriers were bred to destroy vermin like foxes, badgers and other small mammals found in the rough Scotland and Great Britain countryside. They are tough, brave little dogs, do not shed, and are very loyal to their families.  They like to greet the guests and get tummy rubs, even though they are not allowed to roam around the B&B. Come…. stay…and pet one of our scotties. www.scottishbb.com

PET FRIENDLY BED AND BREAKFAST IN BREMEN, INDIANA

Here at the Scottish Bed and Breakfast in Bremen, Indiana, we cater to guests traveling with their pets. We know that your dog is part of your family so we felt it was important to allow your dog to come and stay too!  Located in the country on 2 acres. Our guests can walk their dog around the B&B or go for a walk with their 4-legged best friend and visit the cows down the road.  Small breed dogs under 20 lbs can stay in your room in a dog crate, for a small fee. Dogs over 21 lbs. will enjoy the “Doggie Hotel” with four separate indoor/outdoor runs, you can feed them visit them anytime you would like.  You have your “special” space and  your dog has his.   Check us out at:www.scottishbb.com

Policies and Information

Daily lodging rates:

Daily lodging rates $109 to $169 + tax, based on double occupancy

Deposit and Refund:

Because of our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. A last-minute cancellation leaves little chance of filling the reserved lodging space. For this reason, the Inn maintains a strict cancellation policy. A full deposit is required for one-night stays. A 50% deposit is required for two nights or longer stays. A gift certificate will be issued only if notice is received by our office no less than 14 days (30 days in July and August) prior to the intended date of arrival.

A service charge of $50.00 per room will be deducted from the gift certificate. Guests who check out before the last day of the reservation will be required to pay for the days reserved in full. We realize that situations may arise necessitating cancellation within the 14 day limit (30 days in July and August), and do sympathize, however we must maintain our business policy due to limited season and high accommodation demands. We must have a deposit on all rooms in order to guarantee the reservation.

Please Note: Special event weekends, (ND games & festival weekends) will require a minimum 2 night stay and observe a 30 day cancellation policy.

Check-in:

Check-in: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (if later, please call)

Check-out:

Sunday
10:30 AM, Mon – Saturday 11:00 AM (late check-out is subject to a $25 fee)

Additional Policies & Info

  • Well-behaved children over 12 welcome.
  • Pets are welcome
  • Indoor smoke-free environment (smoking in outside designated are). There will be a $200 cleaning fee if you choose to smoke in the guestrooms.
  • Safe and ample parking is available
  • Scottish B&B has central air throughout, satellite TV with 139 channels & DVD player in all 4 rooms, telephone privileges, private baths and many other special amenities to make your stay comfortable and convenient.
  • Included in our lodging rate is a full hearty breakfast each morning and snacks in the evening. (We can accommodate special diets if known in advance)
  • Week night business person, state employees, and corporate
    discounted rates. Sunday – Thursday business person, state employees, corporate special discount rates. Call and ask for details.
  • Holiday, special event weekend and seasonal rates may vary.

The Story of Scottish Bed & Breakfast Hosts Homer & Brenda Miller

Scottish Bed & Breakfast HostsHomer and Brenda Miller met and married in 1995. Homer grew up Amish (he is no longer Amish) in Nappanee, Indiana and Brenda grew up in Flagler Beach, Florida. We met through the dating service “Together” and fell in like and love. Homer works for the U.S. Post Office as a mail carrier, we both work together to serve our guests and make their stay memorable. Brenda’s past work experience was working for 16 years at the University of Notre Dame in the Computing Center, Alumni Association and Athletic Department. Brenda knew Lou Holtz personally and ask her about her role as an extra in the movie “Rudy” when it was film at Notre Dame. She also loves to show off her handmade “Notre Dame T-shirt” quilt to her guests.

We raise and show Scottish Terriers. That is where the name “Scottish Bed and Breakfast” came from. You will hear our beloved Izzy, Lexi, Ivee and Kookie greet you as you drive up the driveway. Throughout your stay, you may get a glimpse of one or two of them inside the B&B, as they are most of the time, confined to their own private areas sleeping the day away (what a wonderful life they have). Three of the four Scotties are champions. Sometimes there are Scottie puppies at the B&B. If you are a cat lover ask Brenda to see “Lilly” our fat cat who lives in the pole barn. She loves visitors. Brenda is the animal lover and Homer is the gardener.

In May 2003, we purchased this beautiful home and the same day we closed, Brenda was diagnosed with breast cancer. She spent the next six months fighting for her life, going through chemotherapy, losing her hair, surgeries and lots of doctor appointments. Brenda is now a five year cancer survivor. The reason we turned our home into a B&B was Brenda and Homer realized life is short and Brenda wanted to do what gift God had given her, which is the gift of hospitality and the love and serving of people. Loving to cook and bake for our guests is a benefit too. So on September 3, 2004, Labor Day weekend, we opened as The Scottish Bed and Breakfast and was full our first weekend. We continue to love the people we meet and being Innkeepers providing some of the finest lodging in Indiana Country.

I hope we get an opportunity to meet you and please share “your story” with us. Our guests are such a blessing to us, and they become friends forever. We enjoy our guest’s pets too.

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