12 Family-Friendly Staycation Ideas for Spring Break

Spring break is coming - and we are ready for it! But maybe you still need some ideas for making your staycation-break fun.  Look no farther!  There is plenty to do in Indiana's Cool North, and we have our list for you.  Whether you are looking to get out of the house for a bit, a day long adventure close to home, or an overnight getaway, we have ideas that will inspire you!

Carriage Ride and Mini Golf at Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Das Dutchman Essenhaus


Spend the day in the heart of Amish country at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury.

Play some rounds of mini golf and finish it off with ice cream and then take a carriage ride around the property.

The Essenhaus restaurant is the largest in the state of Indiana, and is known for their delicious food.  There are multiple options for satisfying your hunger pangs, including baked goods and their famous menu and buffet dining (as well as family style on Saturday).  And don’t forget the pie!

The Essenhaus Inn is a welcoming place to spend the night if you want to extend your stay!

For information on nearby lodging.  Request a destination guide for Elkhart County.

  • 68 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 73 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 93 Minutes to South Shore

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