Real Housewives of the Indiana Amish
Indiana Amish Reality Tour
3 Days | March-December
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Forget Reality TV! Come meet the real housewives of the Indiana Amish. It’s a first-hand look at a day-in-the-life of Amish Women. You will see how household chores are performed without electrical appliances, you meet women who are running a business without modern technology. You will return home with a new found respect for the Amish lifestyle and a better understanding of Amish beliefs.
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Day 1 – Shipshewana, IN – Davis Mercantile – Blue Gate Garden Inn – Amish-style Dinner – Show at Blue Gate Theatre
Arrive today in Shipshewana, IN located in the heart of Indiana Amish Country. Start with a visit to the Davis Mercantile. Throughout the mercantile, you’ll find home accents, apparel, and Amish-inspired specialty foods such as giant hot pretzels and locally-made butters and candies. The charming setting also features a 1906 Dentzel Carousel with hand-carved farm animals, and, at the center of it’s grand staircase, the 50 foot trunk of a Douglas fir nearly 4 centuries old.
Then check into the Blue Gate Inn, a resort-type hotel for a two-night stay. Tonight, enjoy a family-style dinner at The Blue Gate Restaurant. Then end the day with a show at the Blue Gate Theatre. Over 300 shows, 100 artists and outstanding Amish Musicals, the Blue Gate is the best place for entertainment in Shipshewana. (D)
Day 2 – Real Housewives of Amish Country Tour – Haystack Lunch – Dinner in Amish Home – Amish Quilting Bee
This morning after breakfast, meet your guide and begin your “Real Housewives of Amish Country” full day tour. Forget reality TV! Instead meet the real housewives and learn how these ladies do household chores without electrical appliances and run their businesses without modern technology. Enjoy a cinnamon roll demo followed by a haystack lunch and peanut butter crumb pie making demo. Chat with a basket weaver about her thriving business. Meet an Amish school teacher and find out how she manages her classes in a one room school. Everyone will get an after school treat to take home — a whoopee pie!!
This evening, join an Amish family for an Amish quilting bee. Enjoy a delicious home cooked traditional Amish meal and then pull up a chair around original quilt frames filled with hand pieced Amish quilts. They will demonstrate how to piece, mark and get the quilt ready to sew. Then you will sit beside them and participate, watch, learn or just chat as these Amish ladies lead the novice and experienced quilter in an old-fashioned quilting bee. Men in the group are welcome to join the husband for conversation in the barn. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Backroads Tour – Depart for Home
This morning, travel the scenic backroads passing horse drawn buggies, tidy farm homes and white washed barns. Learn about the fascinating lifestyle of the Amish as your knowledgeable guide tells all about the area and the history, traditions, and customs of the Amish. You will stop at a variety of welcoming country stores and quaint shops as you load your brown bag with goodies.
Depart for home. (B)