Posts Tagged ‘Northern Indiana Amish Country’

Visit Nappanee’s Dutch Village Market!

September 18th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Dutch Village MarketIf you’ve a hankering for some good, old fashioned fun in Northern Indiana Amish country then a visit to Nappanee’s Dutch Village Market is just the ticket!

At first blush, the Dutch Village Market in Nappanee might not sound like much of an attraction – oh, boy: a market – but Dutch Village Market is so much more than just your typical market!

Originally known as “The Borkholder Dutch Village,” the Dutch Village Market is a veritable treasure trove: 70,000, climate controlled square feet of specialty shops selling everything from antiques to produce, books to furniture, children’s toys to tools … but Dutch Village Market is not just about shopping – a visit to Dutch Village Market is an experience all on its own.

Things move at a slightly different pace at Dutch Village Market because that’s what Dutch Village Market is all about: quaint, slow, relaxing, and rural. Don’t believe me? Take a walk through the Main Street Shops, designed to look and feel like the main street of a classic, Americana town, complete with a schoolhouse!

While it is true that bargain hunters and collectors will love the hundreds of craft, gift, and antique booths with their endless selection of unique goods – hand crafted products, solid wood furniture, home interior decorations, gifts, antiques, recycled items, books, specialty coffees, food, vintage linens, classic glassware and so much more! – fans of old-time America will revel in the sights and sounds that transport them back to an earlier, simpler time.

Dutch Market Village hosts special events throughout the year, too –

Dutch Market Village Special Event Schedule for Fall 2015
Weekly Auction and Flea Market – Every Tuesday with supper and snacks at the concession stand
Weekly Hay Auction – Every Tuesday at 3pm
Weekly Produce Auction – Every Tuesday and Friday, 4pm
2nd Saturdays Special Sales and Events – 9am to 5pm

Dutch Village Market

700 N Tomahawk Trail, Nappanee, IN
Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm

Dutch Village Market Lodging
Scottish Bed & Breakfast is located a short distance from Nappanee and the Dutch Village Market! We offer such wonderful amenities as fireplaces in each room, plush bathrobes, bedside chocolates from the South Bend Chocolate Company, Select Comfort number beds, delicious, homemade breakfasts, and so very much more! Scottish Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to relax and renew in Indiana Amish Country. Book your stay with us today!

It’s Up, Up, And Away On A Bremen Hot Air Balloon Ride!

August 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

It's up, up, and away on a Bremen Hot Air Balloon Ride!

Get a new perspective with a
Bremen Hot Air Balloon Adventure!

There’s nothing like floating high as a bird above scenic Northern Indiana Amish Country – and now you can with a Bremen hot air balloon ride!

Hot air ballooning was humanity’s first successful challenge to gravity and, though we have far surpassed it now with jets and rockets, many would say hot air ballooning is still one of the purest forms of manned flight – and you can experience the simple grace and elegance of ballooning with a Bremen hot air balloon trip.

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Learn the Amish-Mennonite Story at Menno-Hof

July 24th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Learn the Amish-Mennonite Story at Menno-HofIf you’re interested in the Amish-Mennonite story – a fascinating and beautiful history full of faith, craft, ingenuity, and community – then you’ll definitely want to take in Shipshewana’s Menno-Hof.

Menno-Hof creatively interprets and presents the history and values of the Anabaptists (the Amish-Mennonites), providing a variety of opportunities to learn about and experience the Amish-Mennonite world.

Menno-Hof is a non-profit organization overseen by a board of Amish, Beachy Amish, Conservative Mennonite, and Mennonite Church USA members. It was conceived of in 1970’s as a reaction to the popularity of Shipshewana’s huge flea market. Mennonite groups of Northern Indiana wanted a place to tell their story and, in 1986, a massive barn-raising marked the beginning of Menno-Hof.

Since the opening of the facility in 1988, Menno-Hof has been a must-stop prior to experiencing the Mennonite and Amish Communities in and around Shipshewana and Northern Indiana.

Visiting Menno-Hof will reveal to you the rich heritage and gentle charm of the world of the Anabaptists. 24 venues using a variety of multi-media presentations, hands-on exhibits, and a variety of displays will immerse you deep within the the life and story of the the Amish-Mennonite people.

At Menno-Hof, you will experience a European courtyard, a dungeon with instruments of torture, a 17th-century sailing ship, a print shop, a simulated tornado, and an authentic meeting house. Each one helping to illustrate the history, life, and deep faith of the Anabaptists.

Menno-Hof also has a book shop specializing in Amish-Mennonite related subjects. The shop also offers locally made, genuine Amish and Mennonite items such as baskets, quilted wall hangings, children’s hand-sewn dolls, candles, cutting boards, decorations, and much more.


510 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN
For hours, directions, a virtual tour, and more, be sure to visit the Menno-Hof website:

Menno-Hof Lodging
Scottish Bed & Breakfast is located in Bremen – Northern Indiana Amish Country – and has a strong connection to the Amish through our community and our history; Homer Miller, one half of the Scottish Bed & Breakfast teams, was raised Amish. While we’re not Amish, we have a deep respect and love for their history and ways. Be sure to visit our our specials page for a number of Amish-related add-ons to make your Northern Indiana Amish Country vacation that much more special! See you soon!

Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail

September 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail

Summer is busy changing into fall and, in northern Indiana, that means it’s time once again for the colorful Fall Flower Carpets Along The Heritage Trail!

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Amish Rentown Garden Walk and Bake Sale

June 10th, 2013 by Scottish B&B

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.