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

March 30th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

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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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

March 14th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

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

February 24th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

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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The Morris Theater in South Bend, IN

November 27th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

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

October 1st, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

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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Notre Dame Graduation Weekend – Guestrooms Still Available

May 4th, 2013 by Scottish B&B

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!

Restaurant Week in Downtown South Bend

January 25th, 2013 by Scottish B&B

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!

Date Set For Amish Garden Walk – June 16, 2012

March 20th, 2012 by Scottish B&B

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!

Amish Flower Garden

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!

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

August 19th, 2011 by Scottish B&B

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

August 16th, 2011 by Scottish B&B

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!

Amish Acres 49th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival Near Bremen Indiana

August 6th, 2011 by Scottish B&B

In Nappanee, Indiana,  Thurs, August 4 thru Sunday, August 9th,  Amish Acres 49th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival  is HAPPENING. Only 6 miles from the Scottish Bed and Breakfast we still have guestrooms available for Sunday night.  Over 320 artists and crafters from around the country surround Amish Acres pond to ply their trade and sell their wares. Live entertainment on three stages throughout the day includes country bands, magicians and square dancing.  Festival foods are very important part of the four day event featuring everything from apple pie to zucchini bread. Best In Show cash prizes, children’s entertainment tent and much more have earned the festival the honor of being one of the Top 200 festivals in the nation and the 8th Top Traditional Crafts Show by Sunshine Artist Magazine.  The Arts and Crafts Festival has also been rated as one of Leisure Group Travel magazine’s Top 50 Outstanding Festivals and Events. So it is not too late to venture out and spend the day at the Festival on Sunday then check in to the Scottish Bed and Breakfast that evening, stay a couple of nights and explore Shipshewana Flea Market which is open every Tuesday and Wednesday!

Lavender Hill Farm in Niles Michigan Near Bremen, Indiana

July 20th, 2011 by Scottish B&B

A friend of mine and myself went on a field trip to “Lavender Harvest U-Pick Days” at Lavender Hill Farm in Niles, Michigan only 30 minutes from the Scottish Bed and Breakfast.  It was a sunny hot days and we enjoyed a sample of lavendar lemonade and lavendar honey in the Lavendar Gift Shop which was filled with everything lavender. I found a pastoral setting  with over 4000 lavendar plants that display their glory for a few weeks each summer from late June to mid July.  Their speciality are the lavender essential oil and fragrant lavender water that they distill from their own lavender flowers, and the varietal lavender honey made by honeybees on their farm and a line of fine bath and body products made with lavender and other essential oils.  The shop is open April through mid-December.  A surprise were the black sheep, beehives, chickens, cats and wildlife that lives at and around the family farm.  This hidden treasure is a must see!!!  I will visit the Lavender Hill Farm next year.

Restaurant Week $25 – 16 Restaurants near Bremen Indiana

June 30th, 2011 by Scottish B&B

Studebaker Tippecanoe Place_09eat. drink in downtown South Bend, Indiana during restaurant week June 27 – July 9, 2011. Sixteen restaurants participating in multiple course meal or dinner for two $25. Dine downtown during Eat.Drink. Downtown South Bend and you can “Add an Extra helping” for only $5. This extra helping goes directly to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana to help fight hunger in nine counties across Northern Indiana.  The Food Bank serves more than 10,000 people each month, nearly half of whom are children. Add an Extra helping is a great way to give back to the South Bend community.  LaSalle Grill, fine dining , Fiddler’s Hearth, LePeep, Tippecanoe Place Restaurant, The Vine, Sunny Italy Cafe just to name a few of the fabulous restaurants offering this discounted DEAL.  The Scottish Bed and Breakfast is only 20 minutes from all 16 restaurants.  If you are a foodie and appreciate good food this is the place for you. Check out details at:  www.eatdrinkdtsb.com  Come STAY.PLAY.EAT.DRINK in Bremen and South Bend, Indiana.

Third Annual “Amish Garden Walk” in Bremen, Indiana

April 26th, 2011 by Scottish B&B

When The Sun RisesEvery 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.

Amish Acres Round Barn Theatre Season near Bremen, Indiana

April 11th, 2011 by Scottish B&B

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.

Come Watch Maple Syrup Being Processed Near Bremen, IN

March 7th, 2011 by Scottish B&B

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!

Sleigh Rides Near Bremen Indiana

January 31st, 2011 by Scottish B&B

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.

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