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Overnight in northern Indiana: a selection of accommodations.


There are several bed-and-breakfast inns in the Amish county in the northern part of Indiana. For more information, write for the Indiana Bend and Breakfast Association Directory, P.O. Box 48, Madison, 47250.

The Atwater Century Farm Bed & Breakfast, R.R. 4, Box 307, Lagrange, 46761; 219/463-2743. This bed-and-breakfast is in a restored 120-year-old farmhouse on land that was home-steaded in the American Centennial year. It offers a suite and two bedrooms, each filled with antiques that have been passed down through generations of Atwaters. The out-buildings on the property still house turn-of-the-century implements and artifacts. Guests can enjoy their continental breakfasts in their rooms, the country kitchen or on the screened-in porch. Reservations are required. Rates: $50 to $75.

Comfort Inn, 1234 Market St., Nappanee, 46550; 219/773-2011, 800/228-5150. This 64-room inn is adjacent to historic Amish Acres, an 80-acre farm the entire family can enjoy. May through October, the nation's longest-running revival of "Plain & Fancy" is staged in the Amish Acres playhouse (219/773-4188). Amenities at the inn, which has an outdoor pool, include complimentary breakfast and a manager's evening reception. There also is a golf course nearly Rates for regular rooms: $64 single; $69 double, plus $5 for each additional person. Rates for suites (all have whirlpools): $79 single; $84 double.

Essenhaus Country Inn, 240 U.S. 20, Middlebury, 46540; 219/825-9471. Nestled in the heartland of the Crystal Valley in Amish Country, the Essenhaus Country Inn is a 32-room farmhouse-style inn that is appointed with primitives handcrafted by local Amish artisans. It's on the grounds of Das Dutchman Essenhaus, a tourist attraction that features the Amish Country Kitchen restaurant, a bakery, gift shops and Knot 'N' Grain, which is a country furniture store. Suites range from $85 to $115 (one has living, dining and kitchenette areas, a whirlpool and a sauna). Rates for regular rooms: $55 single; $73 double; $8 each additional person.

The Flower Patch Bed & Breakfast, 16263 County Road 22, Goshen, 46526; 219/534-4207. Located near Shipshewana and Nappanee, this bed-and-breakfast is in a historic home that dates from the 1870s. It is on a farm with animals and herb and flower gardens. There are three guest rooms; children are welcome.

Rates: $35 to $65.

Lake Breeze Bed & Breakfast, R.R. 5, P.O. Box 169-A, Syracuse, 46567; 219/457-5000. This bed-and-breakfast is in a waterfront home on Lake Wawasee. Here, there are plenty of activities in any season, especially in spring and summer when guests can swim, sun, fish or go boating. Rates: From $45.

Milburn House, 707 E. Vistula St., (Indiana 120), Bristol, 46507; 219/848-4026. Located in the Crystal Valley, this bed-and-breakfast is in Italianate Victorian home featuring large, spacious rooms. Rates: From $40.

The Varns Guest House, 205 S. Main St., Middlebury, 46540; 219/835-9666. Situated on tree-lined Main Street, this inn is a newly remodeled vintage-1898 house with five guest rooms. Guests can relax on the front porch and watch buggies go by. Rates: $55 to $60.

Victorian Guest House, 302 E. Market, Nappanee, 46440; 219/773-4383 or 219/773-7034. The four guest rooms in this 100-year-old Victorian mansion all are furnised with period antiques. The inn, where children are welcome, is 25 miles from South Bend and Elkhart on U.S. 6. Rates: $40 to $60.


Culver Cove Condominium Resort Hotel, 319 E. Jefferson St., Culver, 46511; 219/842-2683, 800/843-2683. The 80-suite Culver Cove property offers an host of amenities, including an indoor pool, sauna and exercise room. There also are tennis courts and fitness trails at the resort, which overlooks Lake Maxsinkuckee and has its own private beach. Rates: $72 to $180. Several weekend packages that include meals are available at rates ranging from $95.80 to $199.25 per person.


Comfort inn, 52137 Plaza Court, Elkhart, 46514, 219/264-0404, 800/228-5150. This 54-room Comfort Inn is in the City Center, across from the Indiana Toll Road, which also is Interstate 80-90. Amenities at the inn include an outdoor pool and a complimentary continental breakfast. Rates: $39 to $85 single; $46 to $85 double. Family plans are available.

Ramada Inn, 3011 Belvedere Road, Elkhart, 46514, 219/262-1581, 800/228-2828. The 145-room Ramada Inn, just minutes from I-80-90, has indoor and outdoor pools, a children's playground, a restaurant and a lounge. Rates: $48 single; $55 double.

Signature Inn, 3010 Brittany Court, Elkhart, 46514; 219/264-7222, 800/822-5252. Located on Indiana 19 at the I-80-90 exit, this 123-room Signature Inn has an outdoor pool and provides a continental breakfast and USA Today complinents of the house. Rates: $48 single; $55 double. Weekend rates: $48 to $55.


Best Western, 900 Lincolnway E., Goshen, 46526; 219/533-0408, 800/528-1234. There are 77 guest rooms in this hotel. Golf courses are within easy reach of the property. Rates: $37 single; $42 to $45 double.

Carlton Lodge--Goshen, 1930 Lincolnway E., Goshen, 46526; 219/534-3133, 800/445-6343. The 104-room Carlton Lodge is two miles east of downtown Goshen. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools and a complimentary continental breakfast. Golf courses and hiking trails are nearby. Rates: $49 single; $56 double.

Goshen Holiday Inn, U.S. 33 E., Goshen, 16526, 219/533-9551, 800/465-4329. Facilities at this 209-room Holiday Inn near Goshen's industrial park include an Olympic-size indoor pool, tennis courts, game room, restaurant, lounge, whirlpool, sauna and a putting green. Places to water ski and play golf are within easy reach of the inn. Rates: $48 single; $54 double. Great Rates: $38.40 to $42.40.


Mishawaka Inn, 2754 Lincolnway E., Mishawaka, 46544; 219/256-2300. The 89-room Mishawaka Inn is between South Bend and Mishawaka, about nine miles from Michiana regional Airport. The property has an outdoor pool. Rates: $36 single; $41 to $43 double.


Holiday Inn Downtown, 213 W. Washington, South Bend, 46601; 219/232-3941. Holiday Inn--University Area, 515 Dixieway N., South Bend, 46637; 219/272-6600. Toll-Free reservation number, 800/465-4329. There is a restaurant and a lounge at the downtown property. Rates: $80 to $90 single; $85 to $95 double. Great Rates: $49. The university area property is a Holidome with indoor and outdoor pools, miniature golf course, whirlpool, sauna, children's playground, jogging trails and shuffleboard courts. Rates: $58 to $64. No Great Rates at this location.

The Morris Inn, Notre Dame Ave., P.O. Box 1085, South Bend, 46617; 219/234-0141. The Morris Inn is on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, two miles north of downtown. There's an indoor pool, lounge and a restaurant that overlooks Notre Dame's golf course. Rates: $58 single; $66 double.

Ramada Inn of South Bend, 52890 U.S. 33 N., South Bend, 46637; 219/272-5220, 800/272-6232. This 202-room Ramada, which is north of South Bend off the Toll Road at exit 77, features indoor and outdoor pools, an electronic-games arcade, large outdoor whirlpool, an indoor Jacuzzi, a restaurant and a lounge. Rates: $51 single; $59 double. Weekend packages are available.

South Bend Marriot, 123 N. St. Joseph St., South Bend, 46601' 219/234-2000, 800/228-9290. An enclosed skywalk connects this 300-room hotel to Century Center, South Bend's premier convention facility. It is in the heart of downtown, yet only 15 minutes from the airport. Amenities include an indoor pool, a restaurant and a lounge. Rates: $99 to $119 single' $109 to $130 double. Weekend rates, based on availability: $65 to $79, otherwise, weekday rates apply.


Comfort Inn, 2605 E. Center St., Warsaw, 46580' 219/267-7337, 800/228-5150. There are myriad activities nearly--such as boating, golfing, fishing and swimming on a public beach--for guests at this 60-room inn. And, an outdoor pool, a whirlpool and a children's playground are right on the property. Regular rates: $48 single; $55 double. Rates for suits, all with whirlpools and refrigerators: $72 single; $79 double.

Holiday Inn, 2519 E. Center St., Warsaw, 46580; 219/269-2323, 800/465-4329. Located 45 minutes from the Fort Wayne airport, this 156-room Holiday Inn is one-half mile west of U.S. 31. The hotel features indoor and outdoor pools, an exercise room, a restaurant and a lounge. Rates: $53 single; $59 double. Great Rates: $42 to $49, subject to availability.

Regal Inn, 3520 E. U.S. 30, Warsaw, 46580' 219/267-3900, 800/851-8888. This 76-room inn, located on U.S. 30 across from a Wal-Mart discount store, was formerly the Affordable Inn. There's an indoor pool, and golfing and fishing are nearby. Rates: $39 single; $35 to $40 double.

White Hill Manor, 2513 E. Center St., Warsaw, 46580; 219/269-6933. Business travelers can revel in luxury in any of the eight guest rooms in this restored English Tudor mansion. One suite even has a Jacuzzi. The club-like common areas are appointed with leather sofas and wing chairs, and the garden room with wicker furniture and glass-top tables. During the season, guests may enjoy repertory theater at a summer playhouse next door. Rates: $65 to $100.
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