On Sunday, May 1, the town people of Bremen, Indiana, came together to celebrate the preservation work completed on the historic Bremen Train Depot with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 PM and with the Bremen High School band performing. B&O (Baltimore and Ohio) built a railroad track across northern Marshall County in 1874. The first depot was wooden and on the northwest side of the east-west railroad track on Center Street four blocks north of the center of Bremen. This brick Train Depot building was built by B&O in 1929 directly across the track from the old depot on Center Street.Local contractor S.G. Lehr was the builder. The depot was dedicated on October 22, 1929, seven days before the stock market crashed. The depot served as a passenger station, a freight office, a Western Union office and a mail station. It provided passenger service until 1971. In May 1987 the depot was officially closed and boarded and left to deteriorate.
In 2002, a small group of citizens met and decided to save and restore the depot. Historic Bremen, Inc. was formed, a federal funded Transportation Enhancement grant was obtained, CSX donated the building if moved and the Town of Bremen donated the new site. Work started in the fall of 2008 and the move was completed in 2009. In early 2010 another grant was obtained from INDOT using ARRA funds to complete the restoration project. The move and restoration of the depot was completed November 1, 2010.
Every year the Amish community in Bremen, Indiana holds a “Garden Walk” with eight Amish families participating this year. The third annual “Amish Garden Walk” in Rentown area is Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. They ask for a donation ($7.00) which the money helps the local Amish school. I have attended every year since it started and I always suggest it to my guests. One year I found an Amish guy who beautifully carves clocks in his shop and sells them. Never knew his shop was there, I was never in their back yard before. So my guests now visit this unique shop and can purchase a grandfathers clock or a small alarm clock in different types of wood. The “Amish Garden Walk” starts at the Amish School house and they sell bake goods and have a dessert snack and beverage for all of us to enjoy. As we walk to the different Amish gardens, the Amish grocery store gives out “FREE” homemade ice cream. I enjoy the beautiful landscape, their farm animals, vegetable gardens and flower gardens….with NO weeds. A very enjoyable day! Bring your camera! We are all helping their Amish children learn by donating to their school.
SPRING 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.
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” 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
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!
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!
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!
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.
I 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!
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.
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
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.
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
Scottish 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.
Get 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.
Great 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)
Gather 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
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
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