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Der Ruhe Blatz Motel
1195 S. Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, IN 46565
Tel: (260) 768-7750
Fax: (260) 768-7869

After shopping the local craft & gift shops, seeing the sights and enjoying the area activieies you’ll be ready for some relaxation at Der Ruhe Blatz, or “The Rest Place”. 16 Amish families worked together to construct the motel, with that characteristic Amish quality. All of our rooms will make you feel right at home at the end of a long day with locally handcrafted furniture, a warm country feel and all the accomodations you’ll need!

For furter information, feel free to contact us at (260) 768-7750.

On behalf of my husband Cliff and myself we would like to thank you for all of the wonderful accommodations you provided for us per our stay with you Jan.27-29th, 2011. We have yet to stay at a 4 star hotel that was as warm and inviting as De Ruhe Blatz. You're rooms and bathrooms, along with the maintenance of parking lot and sidewalks was utterly amazing!! (It had snowed quite a bit, and the roads and parking lot was quite icy and slick!!) My husband and I along with our dogs stayed in a brand new, only 4 day old Hilton Towers in downtown Chicago last week. I fell once because the sidewalks weren't taken care of. We defiantly didn't have that problem at Ruhe Blatz!! Also the pet policy. A HUGE THANK YOU to Andy & Dixie Patel for your leniency on having pets. There is only 1 other motel in Shipshewana that allows pets. The difference in between these motels are three things: #1 Ruhe Blatz is CLEANER- : #2 Ruhe Blatz is more WARM, FRIENDLY, and INVITING- :#3 Ruhe Blatz is LESS EXPENSIVE! To me, having to travel with our pets, I depend on motel owners like Andy & Dixie Patel. They also had the graciousness of ANY motel, or hotel I've EVER stayed at, they moved us to the opposite side of the motel where its wasn't occupied on either side of us. That made our weekend even better. We didn't have the worry that out pets would bark if there were a lot of load noises and a lot of moving around. They are wonderful traveling pets, but as all dogs will, they like to get a little exercise and play. After a long car ride they play for about 15 to 20 minutes and we had no worries that out neighbors would be disturbed.

From California: "After traveling with my mother from St. Louis, through Tennessee and Kentucky to Northern Indiana, and seeing plenty of motels, Der Ruhe Blatz was a welcome sight. Not only did it pass muster with Mom, a severe critic to be sure, she loved the cleanliness and decor so much we stayed an extra night. It's a great base from which to explore the beautiful Amish country. If I can talk her into another plane ride from California, we'll be back."

From R.M.:  "The room was beautiful!  It is very homey - and clean too! We come to this area quite often and will stay here again Everyone is very friendly and kind."

From Michigan:  "A+.  Thanks.  Great!!.   We will be back!"

We will tell friends!  Thank you for an enjoyable stay.  The Fullers

We will definitely be back!  We enjoyed our stay. Thank you!  MonaJ

Each year we stay here, this is nice thank you. God Bless Pastor Pat & Karen

We’ve not had a room this clean since we left home 2 weeks ago, Thanks!!  Mr. & Mrs. Carl Wise

Thanks for making us feel at home.  Mr. Grosse

Everyone was real nice.  I’ll see you next year.  Forest Hokey, Jr.

This is one of the nicest motels I have stayed in and I have done a lot of traveling.  I would recommend it to others.  VH from OH

Thank you very much for your hospitality!  I was very pleased with my stay here and hope to return again.  PR from VA

Thank you so much for your hospitality you have made our anniversary very special for us.  The room was kept beautifully, you have a good staff.  We will be back next year, Lord willing.  Thanks again, Mr. & Mrs. Flood

Wonderful crisp accommodations!  So clean, so restful.  Grand people in charge whose person ability was exuberant and most welcoming.  Thank you so much.  We’ll be back! Mr. & Mrs. Pettinos

Keep up the good work, need more places like these.  J.Parek

Great job with the cleanliness and overall appearance of hotel!  We would recommend it to our friends.  Wayne Wengerd

Everything was great!!  Would stay each time and will tell all my friends.  From Snooks

We had a lovely time!  We would certainly stay here again.  S.H from Wausau, WI

Thanks again for another excellent stay here!  Hope to be back again next year!  God bless.  Guy McAlister from IN

Thank you for your hospitality.  Kathy & Lou Pastorello from IL

Very enjoyable stay, because of the attitude of the management and staff.  Looking forward to coming back.  Thanks Ed & MaryAnn Morris

Everything very good.  Jessie

We enjoyed our stay, Bob & Patty Hershberger

You have the friendliest, cleanest most comfortable rooms we have ever stayed in.  Mike & Ramona Balos

Thanks for a great stay.  Leanna Borg

Everyone here was wonderful to us during our stay here.  Enadeline Gray

We have enjoyed our stay and pray we can return again.  Sandi and the golden girls from VA

This is my second time visiting your motel… It feels like home.  Virginia & Midge

I spend a lot of time in Motels.  This is one of the cleanest rooms I’ve been in.  Very Very nice.  From Saint Marys,  OH

I could not ask for a better kept and clean motel!  Keep up the hard work!  Enjoyed my stay.  Keturah, Chelsea, Rosa, Deborah

We’ve been here several times and will be back.  Everything was nice and clean as always.  From Circleville, OH

Manager was nice and helpful.  We really enjoyed our 2-night stay.  From Muncie, IN

We have stayed here several times and have brought family from another state and stayed here.  We have always been pleased with our stay.  From Durand, IN

The Hospitality was overall excellent and the room was very clean & comfortable.  From Hammond, IN

Everything was above the highest satisfactory mark.  Than you for pleasant times.  From Columbia, TN

Beds comfortable – slept well – nicest motel we’ve had since leaving WY

Probably the cleanest and friendliest place I have ever stayed.  Ralph, Odon, IN

Very nice and exceptionally clean.  We had a very restful stay.  The Napiers

Everything was very nice and we felt very comfortable and right at home.  Thank you.  Mr. & Mrs. Zack

Everything was very nice.  Thank you.  Susan Duimstra.

Thanks again for a great stay – as always.  Eberhardts

Would not want a better place to stay for a night.  Very great.  Sincerely Dan & Katie

This was a lovely place to stay.  The people friendly.  The room was spotless.  Thank you for a place of rest for our much needed rest.  Brad & Sandy Wentz

Your competitor recommended you.  They stressed that you have clean rooms.  Yes! You do have!  You can be proud of them and the person who cleans them.  Paul Wymen

We enjoyed our stay with you folks.  Very nice and friendly managers.  God Bless from Springport, IN

We really enjoy staying here.  Managers are real pleasant, make you feel right at home, while staying here.  Beverly from IN

We enjoyed our stay and the hospitality was great.  Dr. & Mrs. Jenpenny

Enjoyed our stay.  Will return again.  Ann Dugon

I normally prefer hotels over a motel, but this motel was better than some higher priced hotels I have stayed in.  Thank You!  From IL

We have stayed in motels all over the Midwest and east coast and your place is by far the best.  Thank you.  We’ll be back.  Doug & Cyndi
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