A beautiful Victorian brick home built in 1885, decorated with time period furniture, (and as one of our recent guests described it) "so comfortable yet elegant!" Nestled in Amishland and Lakes Country, this farm is one of the most historic homesteads in the county, perfectly located 8 miles from Shipshewana and 45 minutes from Notre Dame off Interstate 80/90. Newly renovated with gorgeous hardwood flooring and updated modern restrooms, this spacious two-story farmhouse is a perfect getaway! (the "cave shower" is a must see!). Sit on the front porch and relax while enjoying a quiet reprieve in the country. This is ideal for a quiet getaway for families, a girls weekend getaway, scrapbooking retreat, men's retreat and more- with all of the amenities of home! Full, newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms, gorgeous hardwood floors, elegant time-period decor, comfy living spaces, wrap-around front porch, free wifi throughout the house, business center and grand bedrooms. This Victorian-era Hoosier farmhouse comes complete with a weekend farmers market within walking distance of the house (except Dec. - Feb.), delicious homestyle dining at restaurants right around the corner, many antique shops nearby, live theater options, quaint boutiques, Amish experiences, lovely biking trails and much more! Address: 0560 East State Road 120, Howe, IN 46746
- House2800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
3 Bdr 2 1/2 BA Beautifully Restored Victorian Farmhouse- Near Shipshewana
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- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 17, 2018
About Christy Stutzman
We are a farming family and this is our homestead farm. Marlin has served in several elected positions over the years while continuing to farm this property with our two sons and it has been a place of solace and peace for our family. We named it Schönbrook, because of our mutual Swiss/German heritage (prevalent in this community), and the name in German means "Pretty Brook or River." Schönbrook is our escape and our happy place - always!
Christy Stutzman purchased this House in 2013
Why Christy Stutzman chose Howe
We love old farm houses and had always admired this farm with it's stately 1885 brick Victorian-style house in our hometown. We loved the rolling hills of the back fields leading down to the river as well as the century old barn that had been so well preserved and decided it would be the perfect place to raise our two sons. We purchased the farm and went about restoring it with much attention to detail and to the original style of the interior. We added touches of French-farmhouse throughout (an homage to one of our favorite historical characters (the Marquis de Lafayette) as well as to our county which was named after his estate (LaGrange). We also added tributes to Teddy Roosevelt (the Roosevelt room is very rustic with hunting decor), our Pioneer ancestors (the Pioneer Hall) who settled in this area while it was still a territory, and to our ultimate hero, George Washington in the Washington Dinining Room which seats 16 at the large French-country style table. We poured ourselves into making Schönbrook Farm & Inn unique, stately and as comfy as possible. It has been a labor or love and we are thrilled to share it with guests as we are able to make it available throughout the year.
What makes this House unique
Enjoy a relaxing retreat in the country at one of the most historic farms in LaGrange County! It's an easy 8 mile drive to the quaint tourist town of Shipshewana for lots of shopping and unique entertainment in Amish country! An easy 45 min. drive to Notre Dame in South Bend on the 80/90 Interstate. Best of both worlds!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and comfortable. Great for our group and your's too.
This spectacular home still has a few rough edges but none that will detract from your comfort and enjoyment. Owners very helpful and responsive. A very special place that we felt privileged to be welcomed into. Great value!
Amazing and Beautiful Country Home
This home is full of good energy! We enjoyed hosting a family dinner and the kids loved watching the animals. We live in Carmel, Indiana so it was a peaceful escape from the city hustle and bustle! Would stay again! Thank you!
The home and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. We had a sisters weekend that was wonderful thanks to the beautiful, relaxing surroundings and the House Manager who was a huge help with her knowledge of the house and the area!
Great gal's getaway!
Really enjoyed it!
What a beautiful and impressive house!
We enjoyed the home and property with our children and grandchildren. I grew up on a farm so it was like a homecoming for me. Our grandchildren enjoyed the animals and the long walks on the property. There is a lot of history in this unique place. We are looking forward to coming back soon for another visit!
Great property! Very serene and comfortable.
It was a great trip and Schonbrook Farm was a perfect choice to stay. Carolyn, the house manager was very attentive and timely with my questions during our stay. The rooms were beautifully decorated and roomy. I’d definitely stay here again.
Nestled in Amishland and lakes area of Northeast Indiana and an easy drive to both Shipshewana and Notre Dame, this elegant, historic, working farm is ideal for a quiet getaway with all of the amenities of home! Full, newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms, gorgeous hardwood floors, elegant time-period decor, comfy living spaces, free wifi throughout the house, business center and grand bedrooms, this Victorian Hoosier farmhouse comes complete with a weekend farmers market within walking distance of the house (except Dec. - Feb.), delicious homestyle dining right around the corner, many antique shops nearby, live theater, quaint boutiques, Amish experiences, lovely biking trails and much more!
Additional information about rental rates
We have a 2 night minimum stay. Please do not book a one night stay. We accept 2 night stays only.