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Richmond, Indiana's Bed and Breakfast & Sites

by Melody Schubert

Richmond, Indiana's Bed and Breakfast & Sites

You know you're having a good time on vacation when you are welcomed by new friends; this is what' it's like in Wayne County & Richmond, IN. Discover all the amazing sites and events to enjoy by dropping by Richmond's National Road Welcome Center.

Find Antiques, Natural Beauty, Music, & New Friends In Wayne Co. & Richmond, Indiana

Conveniently located off Route 40 (the Historic National Road) is Richmond and Wayne County. Within easy driving distance of Indianapolis, Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio, Richmond and Wayne County makes the perfect choice for a Sky-High weekend adventure, a romantic getaway, or for taking a one tank trip to browse for unique Gifts and Antiques. What's amazing is how many interesting and enjoyable sites and events there are to visit, which has made the area one of our favorite places to visit in Indiana!

The Historic Lantz House Inn

My husband and I travel often and enjoying discovering new and unique places across the country. While our travels have taken us from coast to coast there's one place where we discovered a peaceful piece of paradise right here in Indiana; at the Historic Lantz House Inn in Centerville, Indiana. This romantic Bed & Breakfast sits along Route 40 (the Historic National Road), within driving distance to Richmond and all Wayne County has to offer.

Enjoy Being Pampered At The Historic Lantz House Inn

Sleep in the comfort of cozy warmth and comfort in one of the tastefully decorated rooms, and in the morning enjoy a delicious breakfast served by your wonderful hostess, who is more than happy to specialize the menu for your needs. The savory aroma of a home-cooked breakfast drifts into the beautiful living area while you read the morning paper before your meal. For us it was a delight to have someone pamper us and serve us a full breakfast, and then escape outside to sip our coffee in the beautiful gardens.

The house is decorated with antiques and furnishings that make you feel like you're at home in the Historic Lantz House Inn, not like you're staying in a museum. The amenities include private baths in five themed rooms, a cozy sitting room with library and television, coffee, tea, and newspaper are provided daily, and breakfast is served between 7 and 10 am. This is nice for those days you want to sleep in. the Lantz House Inn also offers corporate and extended stays, along with weekday specials, making it an affordable getaway.

Let Your Cares Slip Away In The Beautiful Gardens

Beside the main house is a wonderful Garden Suite, with private access to the gardens, which we especially enjoyed on the warm Indiana evenings. The intimate setting of the beautiful gardens is often rented for outdoor events and receptions. As a gardener, I appreciated the hard work and care it took to groom the garden filled with native Indiana plants, blooms of all colors, and lovely walking paths. The warm hospitality of our hostess, and great selection of attractions, activities, dining, and shopping in and around the Historic Lantz House Inn, located at 214 West Main St. in Centerville make it the perfect place to getaway for any occasion or just to pamper yourself. Call the Historic Lantz House Inn at 1-800-495-2689 for reservations and details on specials available.

Out & About In Centerville

The gardens are lit with delicate lights at night and so peaceful you would never know the Historic Lantz House Inn sits along a National Road. Its location in Centerville is close enough to area shopping, dining, and attractions, yet remains as a peaceful piece of paradise away from heavy traffic. Just down the block are several choices for dining like the Palais Royal Cafe and Jags Cafe, plus antique and unique little shops to explore like the Candy Jar, where we found tasty Fudge and Carmel Corn. A short drive around the corner and you'll find the Centerville Farmer's Market where there's a wonderful selection of fresh produce and local Amish products.

Arts, Antiques & Warm Glow Candles

Just down the road from the Historic Lantz House Inn is Scott Shafer's Stoneware, offering a unique array of handmade stoneware for everyday use created onsite by Scott Shafer in his Centerville Studio. Drive a bit further from Scoot Shafer Stoneware and you'll find Webb's Antique Mall, one of the largest in the country. From antiques to the unusual, there's plenty of unique items to browse in this Antique Mall. For those who love Antiquing you'll enjoy traveling throughout Wayne County to explore Antique Alley.

While on the road we often pick up special gifts for family and friends. We found just the right gifts at the Warm Glow Candle Co. Outlet Store just a short drive from Webb's Antique's. They can also make special baskets filled with wonderfully scented candles and accessories.

For more unique works of art visit Scott Shafer Stoneware in Centerville, Indiana

Scott Schaffer creates wonderful stoneware you can use everyday in his personal studio located just blocks from Downtown Centerville. On our visit he was more than happy to share tales of what inspires his creativity and give us a tour of his studio. You'll find a variety of pitchers, teapots, and earthen dishes, and perhaps there's also something new to discover on each visit to Scott Shafer's Stoneware at 610 N. Morton Ave. Call 765-855-2409 Monday - Saturday.

A-Mazing, The Dougherty Family Orchard

Gather up the kids and head over the the Dougherty Family Orchard for a season of picking and stop by the Petting Zoo. The Dougherty family recognized the importance of creating family setting with activities that benefit the entire family. Their daughters and son, Ty, who continue in their parent's footsteps, have inherited this dedication. The orchard is a place where families can pick apples together or feed a number of exotic animals in addition to those found on a farm. Families can also laugh themselves silly while trying to find their way out of the famous McMaze. The Dougherty's received national recognition when they created a maze in the likeness of Hoosier, David Letterman, who featured their maze on the Late Show. The Dougherty Orchards is located at 1117 Dougherty Road near Cambridge City, in east central Indiana, just four miles off of Interstate 70 about an hours drive from Indianapolis, Muncie, Anderson, and Dayton, Ohio. For information on upcoming events and specials at the family orchard call 765-478-5198, Mon.-Sat. 9 -6 p.m. Sun. 1-6 p.m.

The Philip W. Smith Bed & Breakfast & Martha E. Parry Bed & Breakfast

Guest can stay at either the Philip W. Smith Bed & Breakfast or Martha E. Parry Bed & Breakfast located at 2221 E. Main St, just a block away. The Martha E. Parry B&B is just as beautiful! The 1904 Colonial Revival home features breath-taking stain glass windows, mahogany woodwork and original light fixtures. Whether you stay at the Philip W. Smith or the Martha E. Parry Bed & Breakfast you're certain to relax in comfort and feel welcomed by the Hoosier Hospitality you receive from your hostess Jill Nelson. www.pwsmithbnb.com.

About the Author

Melody Schubert is a Editor of USA Travel Magazine. Discover places to dine, shop, and vacation destinations, check local weather, play Sudoku, read tidbits of News, book and travel product reviews, and order a Free State Vacation Guides at http://www.usatravelmagazine.com.

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