10 Most Unique Hotels in Indiana

Indiana may seem like a sleepy Midwestern state to most, but it’s hiding some truly unique gems in its hospitality industry. If you’re looking for an adventurous stay, check out any of these top unique hotels in Indiana.

Clayshire Castle, Bowling Green, IN

You don’t need to go to a renaissance fair to get the medieval experience. Just book a stay at the Clayshire Castle in Bowling Green, Indiana. This intricately designed and spectacular castle sends you back through the ages for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Crowne Plaza at Union Station, Indianapolis, IN

Most Crowne Plaza hotels offer a very comfortable yet conventional experience. Crowne Plaza at Union Station is special. Set in the historic Union Station building in Indianapolis, this hotel offers the opportunity to stay in an authentic 1920s train car.

Patoka Lake Winery Silo Suites, Birdseye, IN

Who says you have to go to Napa Valley to have a wine-centric getaway? Head to Patoka Lake Winery instead, where you can book an exceptional Silo Suite, a two-story hotel room within a silo structure.

Old Jail Inn, Rockville, IN

The name leaves no mystery about the Old Jail Inn in Rockville, Indiana. It is, in fact, a hotel set in what was a Parke County jail for nearly 120 years. Stay in this beautifully renovated jail and don’t forget to pop down to the Drunk Tank Winery for a glass of vino too.

Heritage Farm, Flora, IN

What’s a vacation without some furry friends around? If that’s your philosophy, book your next trip to Heritage Farm in Flora, Indiana. This stunning alpaca farm is the perfect destination for aspiring farmhands and animal buffs alike.

Sleeping Bear Retreat, French Lick, IN

If you want to feel the coziness of a hibernating bear, Sleeping Bear Retreat is for you. This unique campground-like retreat offers the opportunity to stay in a tipi or covered wagon, and it has plenty of events and activities to keep you busy when your eyes open.

Mary Rose Herb Farm and Retreat, Bristow, IN

If you’ve never stayed in a yurt before, now is your chance. The Mary Rose Herb Farm, once a fully functional farm growing herbal crops, serves as a tranquil retreat where you can enjoy a breath of fresh air.

Salt Creek Golf Retreat, Nashville, IN

Calling all golf fans: Salt Creek Golf Retreat is the ultimate place to go for your next vacation. This specialized resort caters primarily to golfers, with a truly outstanding and beautiful par 71 course.

Thyme for Bed B&B, Lowell, IN

By the name, you would expect that the Thyme for Bed B&B is known for growing thyme, but it isn’t. It’s actually known for providing a rare opportunity to sleep in a massive dome structure on a sprawling and peaceful piece of farmland.

Riley’s Railhouse, Chesterton, IN

Train and railway enthusiasts have long been drawn to Indiana for its rich railway history, and you can incorporate part of this history into your next vacation. Head to Chesterton, Indiana to stay at Riley’s Railhouse, an old freight station converted into a hotel packed with railway memorabilia.

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