There are lots of ways to explore the Amish and their fascinating, historic way of life. One of the most popular attractions is Amish Acres, a 80-acre farmstead listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This is a great place for families to visit and partake in guided tours and documentary films. Enjoy farm wagon ride, view broom making and quilting. Of course there is a family style dinner available, and the large and well-known Round Barn theater is a destination for live Broadway-quality musicals. If you are planning a summer trip, the 46th annual Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival is August 5 – 8, 2010.
There is nice shopping available there, or visit another favorite for our Nappanee Inn guests, the Borkholder Dutch Village. Much more than a flea market, this is a collection of vendors, over 300, in an air-conditioned hall. Find everything from crafts, furniture, antiques, collectibles and more. Borkholder also hosts weekly indoor antique auctions and flea markets. They also have a Dutch kitchen / Village Restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch, as well as delectable apple dumplings. Borkholder Village is less than 2 miles from our Hotel in Nappanee.
Looking for Amish Furniture? Nappanee has several great retailers, including Homestyle Furniture Shop. They specialize in locally handcrafted mission, shaker and heritage style furniture. Expect to find fine dining room and bedroom sets, grandfather and wall clocks, upholstered and hardwood rockers. Homestyle Furniture makes pieces that will undoubtedly become your family heirlooms. Their pieces are handcrafted in home workshops, mostly utilizing Oak and Cherry. They are less than a mile from our Amish Country Inn.
The area has so much to offer from these humble people, and we hope you will come to visit us at Homespun Country Inn soon and experience some of what Small Town America has to offer.