Blue Gate Garden Inn

Blue Gate Garden Inn

800 South Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565, United States
+1 260 768 7688
C$ 153

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Blue Gate Garden Inn
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About Blue Gate Garden Inn

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi, Breakfast, and Parking for free

What was once an old factory building with a convenient location is now known as the Shipshewana Craft Barn, renovated in 1984. This was the beginning of the Riegsecker Marketplace and has since evolved with additional shops, furniture store, restaurant, hotel, and theater that are now called the Blue Gate Hospitality Co.

At Shipshewana Hotels Blue Gate Garden Inn, guests can enjoy some of the best AmishMennonite cooking around, shop for locally crafted furniture, enjoy outstanding entertainment, and much more. The company now has a restaurant, 3 retail stores, bakery, theatre, event center, hotel, catering, backroad Amish tours, and carriage business.

The Shipshewana Furniture Co., Shipshewana Craft Barn, and Traditions Furniture Store offer some of the highest quality furniture and home décor in the country, with 90% of the finely crafted furniture made locally within 30 miles of the store.

Since the company’s founding, the quickest growing part has been the Blue Gate Restaurant. Opened in the mid 80's the Blue Gate, and formerly Der Strudel Haus, the restaurant had 50 seats and one dining room. Over the years it has grown to 105 seats and two dining rooms, but it was still not big enough for the number of people who wanted to eat there. After 20 years the old Blue Gate was torn down and a new state-of-the-art facility was built. The new Blue Gate Restaurant seats 750, with 6 dining rooms, a fully-functioning bakery, and a theatre. As the Marketplace continues to grow the Blue Gate will be an integral key.

There are 154 exceptional guest rooms at the Blue Gate Garden Inn that are designed to welcome both leisure and group travelers. Unique guestrooms are nicely appointed, offering several choices from classic queen rooms to multi-room suites.

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Amenities at Blue Gate Garden Inn

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned


  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Wake-up service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchenette

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator

Things to do

  • Game room
  • Evening entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Water sport facilities (on site)

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Vending machine (drinks)

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Complimentary breakfast

Pool and spa

  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Fax/photocopying


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Blue Gate Garden Inn

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10.0 Excellent
Cons:Great hotel in the heart of Shipshewana. Comfortable room, great staff and free full breakfast.
6.0 Okay
Pros:The breakfast was amazing and so helpful feeding a large family since there aren't many other food options around! The breakfast made up for our disappointment in the room.
Cons:I felt the beds were clean but the floors hadn't been vacuumed, and the bathroom was dirty. I found a toe nail on the floor between the beds, and dried urine and a white powder on the toilet, and dirty bathtub. If it wasn't so late for us at check in with young kids, we would have complained for a new room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:My fiance and I stayed here for a couple days for her birthday. It was a Tuesday and Wednesday so that we could go to the shipshewana flea market and auction. This hotel made that experience so much more convenient and comfortable. It was very clean, our room had a refrigerator and a microwave, the in house ice cream/pizza shop was great, the pool is huge for a hotel, the hot tub was nice, the staff were all very polite and friendly, and our room included free breakfast each morning at their in-house buffet, which was a great start to our mornings. Overall, we would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Cons:We really had to dig to find something negative to say, but at the breakfast buffet they only let you have one omelette, they need more chairs around their fire pit on their beautiful patio, and the a/c unit in our room could have been a little colder. That's all we could think of.
8.0 Great
Pros:The hotel was exactly what we were looking for - clean, comfortable, quiet. Breakfast was good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:From staff to comfort it was the kind of stay you always hope for. Thanks!
Cons:For anyone coming in on a Sunday there is nothing open for supper. There was no "heads up" to that fact so the guest could plan accordingly. Maybe an expanded menu in the ice creamery could help.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:The rooms and facility were very clean and comfortable and the free breakfast was the best I have ever had at a hotel. The made to order omelet was great.
8.2 Great
Pros:The lady at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. The hotel was clean and well decorated. The breakfast was nice.
Cons:The bed was uncomfortable and we both had sore backs after 2 nights. You could clearly hear the people above us coughing and walking heavy. The TV was in front of the divider wall.
9.6 Excellent
Pros:Location for event center
10.0 Excellent
Pros:The room was clean,very clean and spacious.
Cons:We didn't like anything! Every thing was wonderful.


800 South Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565

What's nearby

  • Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum60 m
  • Menno-Hof Museum of Culture0.5 km
  • Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market0.8 km
  • Blue Gate Theater1.2 km
  • North Park1.4 km



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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FAQs when booking at Blue Gate Garden Inn

  • Blue Gate Garden Inn is located at 800 South Van Buren Street, 0.8 km from the centre of Shipshewana. Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum is the closest landmark to Blue Gate Garden Inn.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Blue Gate Garden Inn.

  • Yes, Blue Gate Garden Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Blue Gate Garden Inn offers free parking.

  • Blue Gate Garden Inn is 60.9 km from South Bend/Michiana. Blue Gate Garden Inn is 63.3 km from Kalamazoo Intl.

  • Yes, Blue Gate Garden Inn has a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

0.8 km

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Nearest Airport

Sturgis Kirsch Municipal

Distance to airport

20.2 km